Folly Beach

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Folly Beach Fishing Charters

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Folly Beach: 79 fishing charters available

Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (39)
Folly Beach
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trips from $450

Brown Dog Sportfishing

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (67)
Folly Beach
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trips from $450

Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (92)
Folly Beach
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trips from $300

Hook 1 Charters – Folly Beach

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trips from $450

Folly Beach Fishing

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (16)
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trips from $300

Tidal Waters Guide Service

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (3)
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trips from $450

Flood Tide Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (181)
Charleston
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trips from $450

GhostwaterSC Charters

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Captain J Hook Fishing Charters

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Mount Pleasant
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trips from $400

Pluff Mud Fishing Charters

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Charleston
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Folly Beach fishing charters really make the most of the surrounding waters. Whether you’re combing the shallows, hitting the reefs, or speeding offshore, local captains have tailored their trips to give you the best time possible.
 
Red and Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and Flounder, are available year-round inshore. Tarpon also roll into town during the summer. Live bait is a popular choice here, but you can also use lures or flies if you want more of a challenge. Inshore charters usually last 4–6 hours, making them great for families and young kids.
 
Nearshore charters let you bottom fish for delicious Red Snapper, Black Seabass, and more around local reefs. They’re available year-round, although the bite’s best in winter. Trolling for King Mackerel is the main summertime activity. These trips last 6–8 hours and are ideal for beginners, older kids, and anyone with an empty freezer.
 
After something a little bigger? How about Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin? You can find all this and more on deep sea charters. These all-out adventures last up to 12 hours, trolling around remote structure or out in the Gulf Stream. Most species are best in summer, except Wahoo, which peak in late spring.
 
Most charters in Folly Beach start from the public dock near Folly River Bridge. Some boats also launch out of Sunset Cay Marina near the island’s western tip. However, captains are often happy to meet at a spot near you. Anything they can do to make your day even more enjoyable!

Rules & Regulations

Saltwater fishing licenses are covered on all charters in South Carolina. If you’re targeting freshwater fish, you need a license for anyone aged 16 or older. Striped Bass are closed for harvest from June 1 to September 30. All other species are available year-round.

Folly Beach
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January

Clear water makes for productive sight fishing for Redfish and Trout. Tasty Sheepshead and Black Drum happy to take your bait, too. The weather's cold, but the bite's hot, so throw on some layers and get out on the water!

February

The coldest part of the year should be behind us by now, but the fish are still feeling lazy. Bait tends to work better than lures, and can bring great results, with some big Redfish being caught this time of year. 

March

In March, conditions are different day by day. The bite changes with the tide and there’s always the risk of a cold front. But if you’re up for the challenge, this can be one of the most fun times of year to fish!

April

As spring arrives, the fishing starts to settle. This can be a great time to fish in Folly Beach, with Wahoo showing up offshore and flood tides making for plenty of fun in the shallows.

May

If you’re looking for the biggest catch of your life, fish the harbor—we’re not kidding. Sharks and Bull Redfish are coming close to land and make for an action-packed day. Offshore, Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna are showing up. 

June

Look for Redfish and Trout chasing baitfish along the shoreline and see if they'll take your bait. Jack Crevalle is constantly surprising people with its fighting ability, while Snappers and Groupers are being caught offshore.

July

Folly Beach starts to get seriously crowded as summer sets in. See how remote you can go in the creeks and marshes or run offshore to escape the crowds. Night fishing can be a good way to beat the heat. 

August

The heat is affecting the Redfish and Trout bite somewhat, but sportfishers don’t mind— Tarpon’s in town! Look for the Silver King along the beaches or head offshore for Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. 

September

Summer’s changing to fall, with a chance of storms. Don’t let this put you off, though—the aftermath of a storm makes the fish bite even better, and fall fishing is excellent to begin with. This is the time for HUGE Bull Redfish. 

October

If you’re not in Folly Beach, where are you? The creeks are loaded with fish, perfect for family trips, while Bull Redfish are also in town. Offshore, you have one last chance at big game before the end of the season. 

November

November is the month for excellent fishing with few boats on the water to disturb it. Look for hungry Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum — they're all fighting to take your bait. 

December

It may be getting colder, but you’ll usually find that Folly Beach’s awesome fall fishing carries on into December. Put on some warm clothes and get ready to see schools of hundreds of Redfish on the flats and in the creeks.

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Definitely bring lots of water, snacks, and sunscreen. No bananas, they are bad luck. Breathable long-sleeved shirts a neck gator, a hat, and nice polarized sunglasses will help keep you out of the sun. Be willing to listen, you'll learn a lot.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Definitely bring lots of water, snacks, and sunscreen. No bananas, they are bad luck. Breathable long-sleeved shirts a neck gator, a hat, and nice polarized sunglasses will help keep you out of the sun. Be willing to listen, you'll learn a lot.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Charleston, South Carolina
Had a great trip with Dustin very knowledgeable of area .Got us on quality fish. Had a blast with him. Recommend his services to anyone who is willing to take him as a guide.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Had a great trip with Dustin very knowledgeable of area .Got us on quality fish. Had a blast with him. Recommend his services to anyone who is willing to take him as a guide.
Greg  G.
Greg G. Lawndale, NC

Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 99 reviews
Captain Dustin was great! He immediately put us on fish and when things slowed down, he was quick to move us to another spot. He constantly working to change baits, re-rig equipment, or just help teach my kids about fishing. Heckuva good guy too! Enjoyed our day!
BOB  W.
BOB W. Keller, TX
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Captain Brian was great! He was very patient with our teenagers and got us on a lot of sea trout and redfish! He also aloud us to reschedule when the weather was bad.
Reuben  G.
Reuben G. Marietta, GA
Hook 1 Charters – Folly Beach
Hook 1 Charters – Folly Beach
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 2 reviews
Just a couple of guys looking for fishing fun. Chandler delivered! Had us on a school of nice Redfish in a hurry.
Nate  S.
Nate S. Seville, OH
Brown Dog Sportfishing
Brown Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 68 reviews
Top shelf captain and equipment. Fish on a few minutes after the first bait hit the water. Captain Cleve is very knowledgeable and serious about fishing. He moved around to make sure we stayed hooked up with some very nice redfish and a few trout as well. Would not hesitate to book this trip again and again.
Brian  S.
Brian S. Summerville, SC
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Captain Hawkins was outstanding. Very knowledgable and worked hard to put us on fish. We were catching while other boats around us were not catching them. I attribute this to Captain Hawkins and the techniques he taught us and the baits that he had us throw. He is great at working with experienced and non-experienced fisherman. Highly recommend.
Mark  V.
Mark V. Marietta, Georgia
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Well managed trip targeting the species and results I requested. Boat setup and flooring made the fishing experience particularly nice, combined with very good instructions from the captain to get fish on.
Randall  H.
Randall H. Cadiz, KY
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
We had the BEST experience with Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters...the best fishing charter we've ever been on. We caught between 8-10 different species of fish, including a 4 foot bonnet head shark which my 7 year caught and thought was the most amazing thing in the whole world. I don't think we had one cast that didn't get bites. Capt Brian knows not only where to fish but also HOW to catch them! We will definitely be back!
Lisa  L.
Lisa L. Brooklyn Center, MN
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 99 reviews
Weather change made it a tough day. He put us on some nice fish anyway. Good time!
Roger  K.
Roger K. Circleville, OH
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
We had a wonderful time. Captain Brian was great! We started catching fish with the first cast. We were very impressed with his knowledge of fishing. He knew exactly where the fish would be. He told us about the history of Folly Beach and surrounding islands. I wanted to take my husband fishing for his 60th birthday. Captain Brian did not disappoint! We will definitely be back and we highly recommend Hawkins Fishing Charters!
Julie  S.
Julie S. Andersonville, TN
Tidal Waters Guide Service
Tidal Waters Guide Service
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Conner is a great and knowledgeable guide and very friendly. My wife and I went fishing with him and he was very professional and knowledgeable about the fish, the water, the structure underneath, and where we could go to be protected from the wind. We had a great time with him and would definitely book him again. We used spinning rods but he is a pro with the fly rod as well! There's a number of guides down in the Charleston/Folly area but you won't find a better one than him!
Ryder  T.
Ryder T. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Folly Beach Fishing
Folly Beach Fishing
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 16 reviews
Captain Kevin was a great guide - friendly, fun, and helpful! Took us to the good spots, baited and casted for us. We caught a couple sharks, a stingray, and some fish. Just a wonderful experience!
Don  F.
Don F. Indianapolis, IN
Folly Beach Fishing
Folly Beach Fishing
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 16 reviews
What a great ! Made a memory that will never be forgotten. Kevin is awesome and can't wait till spring to do it again.
Debra  H.
Debra H. Knoxville, TN
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 99 reviews
Dustin was AWESOME!!! We all caught lots of fish. Non-stop fishing action. He was patient and attentive to all 5 novices.
Roger  C.
Roger C. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 99 reviews
Excellent captain, excellent trip, Excellent guide!! Down to earth and personable. He put us on the fish. Would absolutely recommend taking a fishing charter with him. We will be back to book again.
Michael  G.
Michael G. Morganton, NC
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 99 reviews
Such a blast!! Captain Dustin knew what he was doing on the water and had great patience with us! We will definitely be back out with him soon!
Katie  H.
Katie H. North Charleston, SC
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 99 reviews
Really fun time not many fish caught but that is fishing for you. Will be back next year.
Kevin  H.
Kevin H. Maineville, OH
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 99 reviews
Beautiful last minute trip with captain Dustin. We will definitely be heading out with him again!
Summer  D.
Summer D. Spartanburg, SC
Folly Beach Fishing
Folly Beach Fishing
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 16 reviews
It was a great trip. Captain Kevin was personable and professional. We caught a bunch of sharks and had a great experience. My nephews already want to book captain Kevin again when the visit again !
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. Charleston, SC
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 99 reviews
Took our family on a trip w Dustin. 2 little kids under 8 yrs old. It was a good experience. Dustin was clearly an expert on folly beach area fishing and fishing in general. He really is good at what he does. We’d book him again.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Richmond, VA
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
We had an amazing experience today with Captain Hawkins! The weather was perfect and the quality of fun and conversation was so much more! It started off a little slow trying to catch flounder but it picked up real fast with red fish and trout! We will definitely be booking with Captain Hawkins next year when we come back to vacation at Seabrook Island!
Alexis  N.
Alexis N. Lexington, SC

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Folly Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Folly Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $495, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $641. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Folly Beach is 20 ft and the most common vessel type is a Flats boat.

According to customer reviews, Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters, Brown Dog Sportfishing, and Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore are some of the most popular fishing charters in Folly Beach, South Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Folly Beach.

Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters, Brown Dog Sportfishing, and Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Folly Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Folly Beach is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Folly Beach, South Carolina.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, flats fishing, and backcountry fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Clear water makes for productive sight fishing for Redfish and Trout. Tasty Sheepshead and Black Drum happy to take your bait, too. The weather's cold, but the bite's hot, so throw on some layers and get out on the water! Check availability for local fishing charters in Folly Beach.

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