Murrells Inlet Fishing Charters

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina are: Full list of top fishing charters in Murrells Inlet

The average price for a private 4 hour Murrells Inlet fishing trip is US $529, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,040 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Murrells Inlet that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Murrells Inlet provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Murrells Inlet are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $450
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $437
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $575
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $625
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,025

Fishing in Murrells Inlet

Looking to escape the everyday hustle and bustle and catch some fish while you’re at it? Then visit Murrells Inlet – a beautiful village that has fishing running through its veins. The area features some of the finest inshore fishing on the East Coast, as well as incredible deep sea opportunities. Thanks to this, Murrells Inlet fishing charters offer endless adventures.

This stretch of the Grand Strand features numerous creeks, shallow waters, and jetties, all teeming with fish. Fishing inshore, you’ll be hooking into beautiful Red Drum, delicious Flounder, as well as Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and more.

If you head a few miles out from the coast, you can do some reef fishing. These waters are a habitat for tasty species such as Black Seabass and Sheepshead. During summer, you’ll also find King and Spanish Mackerel prowling fairly close to shore.

For hardcore anglers, the Gulf Stream is where deep sea fishing dreams come true. During winter, giant Bluefin Tuna make their way through these waters. Once summer hits, you’ll have the chance to fish for Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and other pelagics. Just make sure you’re ready for the ride, as you’ll have to travel around 60 miles offshore.

Many charter captains like to pick up their clients at the public boat ramp in Murrells Inlet, with Marlin Quay Marina being another popular meetup spot. Half day trips will give you plenty of inshore and nearshore action, while offshore trips will require more time.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing aboard a charter, you won’t need to worry about getting a license. Otherwise, anglers over the age of 16 will need a permit, unless you’re fishing from a licensed pier. You’ll need a freshwater license if you plan on fishing the Waccamaw River.

Murrells Inlet Fishing Seasons

January

New Year's fishing kicks off in Murrells Inlet with what is usually a steady inshore bite. Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum are the name of the game. Offshore, the Bluefin Tuna bite is on fire.

February

This is the coldest month in Murrells Inlet, but what better way to warm up than fighting with a Redfish or Speckled Trout? Black Drum and Sheepshead are caught on the reefs, and Wahoo is going strong 60 miles out.

March

Redfish are feeding as bait becomes more abundant. Sight fish for them in shallow water. Offshore fishing can be windy but Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna are great targets when conditions allow.

April

Springtime marks the season to target delicious Flounder. With more baitfish close to shore, you’ll also find schooling Redfish, as well as Speckled Trout, and Black Drum.

May

The Shark bite gets serious, making this a good time to catch a big fish in shallow waters. Look for Spanish Mackerel nearshore or make the most of the excellent Flounder bite inshore.

June

During summer, the fishing is excellent inshore, nearshore, and offshore. The warm waters attract a large number of species, including Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Spadefish, and more.

July

This is the month to catch pretty much every game fish that calls the waters of Murrells Inlet home. Look for Tripletail hiding under structure. Or fish for King Mackerel just a few miles offshore.

August

The excellent summer bite continues, with Amberjack and King Mackerel lurking around the reefs. This is the peak time to get out on the water, with warm temperatures and favorable conditions.

September

With crowds thinning out, this is a great time to check out the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Temperatures remain warm and the Redfish bite starts to get serious inshore.

October

If you’re a fan of panfish, now is the time to fish in Murrells Inlet. This is the peak of the area's famous Spot fishery. Inshore, Redfish, Black Drum, and Trout are on fire.

November

As the waters cool, the fishing also changes. Bull Redfish and Trout are feeding up for winter and devouring shrimp, as well as artificial bait. Black Drum are also bottom feeding.

December

Gear up for the holiday season by seeking out Redfish near oyster bars and creeks, as well as over seagrass beds. Look for Trout around creek mouths or head out to the Gulf Stream to fish for Tuna!

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What anglers said about fishing in Murrells Inlet

Listen to your captain, they know how to help you hook them and get them in without loosing them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your captain, they know how to help you hook them and get them in without loosing them.
FishZilla Fishing Charters
FishZilla Fishing Charters
Learn about the effects of lunar phases and the tides schedule to select the best fishing days and times within their trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Learn about the effects of lunar phases and the tides schedule to select the best fishing days and times within their trip.
O-Fish-Al Expeditions
O-Fish-Al Expeditions
Relax, enjoy the ride, listen to your guide, be patient and let the entire experience become a great and lasting memory!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Relax, enjoy the ride, listen to your guide, be patient and let the entire experience become a great and lasting memory!
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Be patient. I had doubts about catching anything due to the weather, very windy. Sometimes nothing can be caught. Lucky we hit a couple. Not the charter boat captains fault if nothing is biting!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient. I had doubts about catching anything due to the weather, very windy. Sometimes nothing can be caught. Lucky we hit a couple. Not the charter boat captains fault if nothing is biting!
Tide Chaser
Tide Chaser
This is surf fishing and that takes a lot of work to get the lines far enough out for quality catches. The captain used a kayak to drop the lines at a great spot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is surf fishing and that takes a lot of work to get the lines far enough out for quality catches. The captain used a kayak to drop the lines at a great spot.
Catching With Greg
Catching With Greg
We were supposed to fish inshore and near shore. But the conditions wouldn't allow the inshore. Captain Nick put us on a lot of fish. Great time!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were supposed to fish inshore and near shore. But the conditions wouldn't allow the inshore. Captain Nick put us on a lot of fish. Great time!!!
Carolina Girl Fishing Charters
Carolina Girl Fishing Charters
Great for anglers of all levels of experience. Our family ranged from 12-82.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great for anglers of all levels of experience. Our family ranged from 12-82.
Wild Thang Fishing Charters
Wild Thang Fishing Charters
Yes, I would recommend this as a first time experience. Inlet is calm compared to many.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, I would recommend this as a first time experience. Inlet is calm compared to many.
Crazy Girl Fishing Charters
Crazy Girl Fishing Charters
We've taken numerous charters and have to say Capt Jack is great! He got us on flounder and redifsh ten minutes into the trip and stayed on them throughout, even through high winds and partial slack tide. He gave us some great info on rigging and where to get on the fish no matter what the tide was doing. I recommend him highly. We'll be in touch with him again next year. :-) Tim B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We've taken numerous charters and have to say Capt Jack is great! He got us on flounder and redifsh ten minutes into the trip and stayed on them throughout, even through high winds and partial slack tide. He gave us some great info on rigging and where to get on the fish no matter what the tide was doing. I recommend him highly. We'll be in touch with him again next year. :-) Tim B.
Black Diamond Inlet Backwater Fishing
Black Diamond Inlet Backwater Fishing Parkersburg, WV
Get in touch with Next LvL Fishing and book your trip today you won't regret it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get in touch with Next LvL Fishing and book your trip today you won't regret it.
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore Nebo, KY
Just be patient. We didn’t catch much until the second half of the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just be patient. We didn’t catch much until the second half of the trip.
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Just enjoy yourself no matter what. A day fishing is better than a day at work!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy yourself no matter what. A day fishing is better than a day at work!
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
great time with lots of fish. everywhere we looked people were pulling in fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
great time with lots of fish. everywhere we looked people were pulling in fish.
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing Social Circle, GA
Fishing was good, but again we went two days after a hurricane so the water was a little rough.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing was good, but again we went two days after a hurricane so the water was a little rough.
Black Diamond Inlet Backwater Fishing
Black Diamond Inlet Backwater Fishing York, SC
Great and fun experience, i recommend this location the charters know where to bring you for a ultimate time of non stop fish action
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great and fun experience, i recommend this location the charters know where to bring you for a ultimate time of non stop fish action
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing United States
I will, definitely recommend this trip for anyone who wants to go fishing. However, I would say if you have small children, tell the Captain you want to stay in calmer waters.
Very good
4.0 / 5
I will, definitely recommend this trip for anyone who wants to go fishing. However, I would say if you have small children, tell the Captain you want to stay in calmer waters.
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters – 26'
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters – 26' Clayton, NC
The weather can be hit and miss from one day to the next and the temperatures can slow the bite, a longer trip will allow time to get out further and get to cooler waters which will increase the bite.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather can be hit and miss from one day to the next and the temperatures can slow the bite, a longer trip will allow time to get out further and get to cooler waters which will increase the bite.
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters – 26'
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters – 26' Hurricane, WV
Murrells Inlet is a great location for fishing. The inlet is so close and easy to travel to the waters. Many experienced fisherman available.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Murrells Inlet is a great location for fishing. The inlet is so close and easy to travel to the waters. Many experienced fisherman available.
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Offshore
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Offshore Pleasant Garden, NC
Do not book with fishbookers go right to charter itself. Lon story on them better not told.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do not book with fishbookers go right to charter itself. Lon story on them better not told.
Tide Chaser
Tide Chaser Mansfield, PA
It was my first time and it did not disappoint! Highly recommend Murrells Inlet. Beautiful scenery and expert guide!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was my first time and it did not disappoint! Highly recommend Murrells Inlet. Beautiful scenery and expert guide!
Fish Finder Fishing Charters
Fish Finder Fishing Charters Dayton, OH

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Murrells Inlet?

Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Hunter was knowledgeable and put us on fish in the two spots we stopped. He got us off the ocean before it became to rough and took us to another spot where fish were again plentiful. Would go again without hesitation.
Tom  I.
Tom I.
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
Thanks to Captain Caleb for such a wonderful day! We had so much fun and made great memories! We will be back, for sure!!! Thanks again!
Barbara  H.
Barbara H.
Careyon Charters
Careyon Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
My wife nikki and I had a blast with captian Dan! Well worth the price! He was a huge help and put us on fish quickly, and kept us on the fish!
Nichol  A.
Nichol A. Montoursville, PA
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
My two boys (5 and 7) and my wife and I went out and had a great time. Caught sea trout, red drum, sheap head, black drum. What a great day capt Jim did an excellent job keeping my boys lines tight and got my wife and I some big fish on our lines to! Highly recommend
Joe  C.
Joe C.
Fly Girl Fishing Charters
Fly Girl Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
This was a wonderful experience. The captain was great and everyone had an excellent time!
Dianne  D.
Dianne D.
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Although fish weren't caught on this trip I have NO doubt with better conditions the Captain would have put us right on the Fish. Winds were not cooperating this day and it was the only day we had available for the trip. We had Captain Tyler who was a great communicator. Captain Randy has already given us a 4hr trip (what we booked) credit. I didn't even ask. He called and was really a stand up guy to do so. Absolutely will book again and highly recommend. Can't wait...
Tracey  B.
Tracey B.
FishZilla Fishing Charters
FishZilla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
If you want to have a good time and have a good trip definitely get a hold of Jason Burton great time, I was on the ocean with my son and brother-in-law couldn’t ask for a better Day caught lots of fish, and Jason was a great guide I have been on numerous other trips and I will definitely be back on this one. Best one by far
David  T.
David T.
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
Took a late December afternoon charter. Captain Jimmy put us on the fish despite windy conditions. Caught a good variety and me, my brother, and dad came home with fresh fish. Couldn’t ask for more, thanks Jimmy!
Matthew  S.
Matthew S.
FishZilla Fishing Charters
FishZilla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(161 reviews)
Only caught one fish this morning but the captain did his best to put us on fish weather and tide played a big part on us this this morning still a great time captain very friendly and. Had a lot of info about fishing well over 18 years experience will definitely book again in july when iam here hope i get the same captain i know the fishing will be better highly recommend great time
Arthur  H.
Arthur H.
Reel Salty Fishing Charters
Reel Salty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(189 reviews)
Went out with my son and father in law on a warm late Dec day. Jeff was responsive and friendly to our questions, was happy to share his knowledge, and helped us find enough fish for a couple of family dinners. Boat was in good shape. I highly recommend his charter.
Gavin  S.
Gavin S.
FishZilla Fishing Charters
FishZilla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
Exceptional day on the water; Captain Nick was great- caught a ton of fish, had a great time Highly recommend Will be back for sure
John  K.
John K.
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Cought fish all day. Captain and mate were very knowledgeable of the waters. Will be using them again in t he future.
John  G.
John G.
Capt Cush Calmwater Charters
Capt Cush Calmwater Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Did a great job cleaning the fish and recommended a local restaurant to cook for dinner it was great thanks Tom
Jeff  L.
Jeff L.
Reel Assault Fishing Charters
Reel Assault Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Jeff Maples was as hospitable as anyone could be. His boat, gear and plan to fish was right on target. We felt right at home fishing with him and shared many personal stories. Jeff definitely knows the inlet and understood our inshore fishing request for such. We will return to fish w Jeff again!
Henry  W.
Henry W.
Fly Girl Fishing Charters
Fly Girl Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
Trip was great. Limited out on black drum,trout and red fish.captain was awesome and had a great time thanks again
George  G.
George G.
FishZilla Fishing Charters
FishZilla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
Do not miss out!!! Great fun!!! You see the beauty of the Inlet and get to catch fish!!! The bonus is enjoying the freshest fish for dinner!!!
Anne  H.
Anne H.
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
Although late in the season captain Jim found the fish ! Great experience !
Tammy  S.
Tammy S.
Tide Chaser
Tide Chaser
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(297 reviews)
Captain Lucas was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable and courteous. Very professional. Highly recommend. Will hire as a Captain again. We had a great time.
Stacey  C.
Stacey C.
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
We had a great time with Tyler and Randy. They worked hard to find us some fish and they were successful. After a cool start we ended up getting into the flounder. The boat and equipment were very nice and the crew even took some time to educate us about some jelly fish and puffer fish that we boated. Also, fresh flounder makes for great fish tacos.
Nathan  W.
Nathan W.
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
Went out for a morning trip with Captain Nick. He was great, super informative and helpful. Kinda of a slow day but we had a great time and brought home some flounder!
Zachary  W.
Zachary W.

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