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South Carolina Fishing Charters

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South Carolina: 283 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Johns Island
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(88 reviews)
Bluffton
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Folly Beach
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Folly Beach
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(56 reviews)
Anderson
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trips from $245
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(61 reviews)
Cross
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(112 reviews)
Charleston
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(318 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(104 reviews)
Folly Beach
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Charleston
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trips from $1,300

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in South Carolina

According to customer reviews, Sunshine Charters of Charleston, Fish Bluffton Dialed In, and Drumroll Fishing Charters – Folly Beach are some of the most popular fishing charters in South Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in South Carolina.

The average price for a private 4 hour South Carolina fishing trip is $535, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $961 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Sunshine Charters of Charleston, Fish Bluffton Dialed In, and Drumroll Fishing Charters – Folly Beach all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in South Carolina.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Spinning. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Home to some of the finest and most varied fishing on the East Coast, the Palmetto State’s waters are an angler's dream. From marshes and backwaters teeming with Redfish to the deep blue seas where big game fish roam, you'll find them all out here. All you need to do is hop on one of the many South Carolina fishing charters, and you'll be ready to start the adventure of a lifetime.

Besides year-round populations of Redfish, South Carolina's inshore waters house a range of other species. These include Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and even Tarpon in the lowcountry.

If you head a little into the ocean, you'll start seeing Spanish and King Mackerel, as well as Cobia. Along the reefs, there are also Grouper, Snapper, Spadefish, and tasty Triggerfish for you to reel in. Of course, the deeper you go, the bigger the fish. About 50 miles offshore, in the Gulf Stream, you can catch Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and big bottom dwellers.

Naturally, there are also plenty of freshwater fishing opportunities, too. Lakes such as Santee Cooper, Murray, and Hartwell offer epic Bass, Crappie, and Catfish angling. Lake Jocassee, on the other hand, has Brown and Rainbow Trout swimming in it. Another solid choice if you want to catch Gar, Bowfish, Bass, or Catfish is the Waccamaw River.

Some charter fishing hubs include Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Hilton Head Island. Half day outings will give you enough time to explore the inshore waters or lakes. For offshore fishing, you'll need 8 or more hours on the water.

Rules & Regulations

Anglers aged 16 and older need to have South Carolina fishing licenses to fish legally. There are separate freshwater and saltwater permits, so make sure to get the correct one. However, you won't need a license when fishing aboard saltwater charter boats.

South Carolina
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27694 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

For Striped Bass fans, Lake Hartwell is a productive spot to go to in January. Striped Bass. Tidal Redfish are excellent targets inshore, while big Bluefins can be caught in the Gulf Stream.

February

It's still Bluefin season offshore! Along the coast, the waters should be clear, meaning sight fishing is an excellent option. If you’re a Catfish fan, you’ll want to target giant Blue Catfish that love this weather.

March

This is the month Crappie anglers have been waiting for in South Carolina. The water is still clear in the shallows so sneaking up on large schools of Redfish is very productive. Try poling for extra stealth!

April

Spanish Mackerel and Cobia start moving into the waters of South Carolina in force during April. For freshwater fishermen, Largemouth Bass action is all the rage during April.

May

Cobia action gets serious during May, especially in the area around Beaufort. They like structures, so keep an eye on things like bridge supports, buoys, or clusters of seaweed.

June

Redfish extravaganza! As the waters warm up, Redfish start hunting in earnest, so this is the perfect time to go after some Bulls in the lowcountry. Mahi Mahi start moving offshore, too, making for interesting targets.

July

The Silver Kings take court in July, especially in the lowcountry waters. Offshore, you'll get to chase after Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, and Mahi, while bottom fishing is also as productive as always.

August

Offshore anglers can have a ton of fun going after Spanish and King Mackerel. They’ll be moving in schools, so if you’ve found one, you’ve found many. You can find them just a few miles off the coast.

September

On the mainland, freshwater anglers can look forward to some refreshing Redeye Bass action on the Chattooga River. In the Gulf Stream, you can expect the Yellowfin Tuna bite to start picking up.

October

The colder weather allows for inshore and backwater fishing to get intense during October. Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout are all great targets for sight fishing, as the waters are much clearer than in warmer months.

November

Redfish are still champions of the catch list during this month. The marshes and tidal creeks make for good fishing grounds. Freshwater is all about schools of Striped Bass at Lake Moultrie, creating major excitement.

December

Inshore, Spotted Seatrout fishing turns from the fall feeding frenzy into a precision procedure – the right choice of bait and presentation makes or breaks the attempt. Offshore, the Bluefin Tuna season kicks off.

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get in touch with Next LvL Fishing and book your trip today you won't regret it.
Miaicon  M.
Miaicon M. 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.
Robert  B.
Robert B.
My skill is limited, was honest and the Captain built the trip around that information. AM is what I like but the tide is what you want, movement so the fish are biting. Best of luck.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My skill is limited, was honest and the Captain built the trip around that information. AM is what I like but the tide is what you want, movement so the fish are biting. Best of luck.
Jim  F.
Jim F. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Captain Karen is the best, you'll have the best time if you choose any trip with her.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Karen is the best, you'll have the best time if you choose any trip with her.
Tammy  P.
Tammy P. Roanoke, Virginia
Keep an eye on the weather. Other than that come as you are and enjoy time on the water with a professional, personable and knowledgeable guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep an eye on the weather. Other than that come as you are and enjoy time on the water with a professional, personable and knowledgeable guide.
James  J.
James J. Lexington, SC
Lake Murray is a beautiful lake with a guide its a great lake to fish for the first time
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Lake Murray is a beautiful lake with a guide its a great lake to fish for the first time
Ronald  A.
Ronald A. Chesnee, SC
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!
Scottie  W.
Scottie W.
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.
Kevin  K.
Kevin K. Social Circle, GA
Just wish we would’ve caught more fish and larger fish, but we had a great time and warm weather! Lots of great scenery and fun conversations! Capt. Rich was very knowledgeable!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just wish we would’ve caught more fish and larger fish, but we had a great time and warm weather! Lots of great scenery and fun conversations! Capt. Rich was very knowledgeable!
Becca  V.
Becca V. Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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.
Chad  D.
Chad D. York, SC
Book as soon as you can, and talk with your Captain. If it is your first time out on a charter they can provide you with the best information possible for your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book as soon as you can, and talk with your Captain. If it is your first time out on a charter they can provide you with the best information possible for your trip.
Eric  H.
Eric H. Stillwater, NY
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
Yanara  N.
Yanara N. United States
Go with an experienced charter service who can help you get familiar with the lake.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with an experienced charter service who can help you get familiar with the lake.
James  M.
James M. Sumter, South Carolina
Our fishing experience was amazing today! Perfect weather, and a great captain!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our fishing experience was amazing today! Perfect weather, and a great captain!
Bailey  Q.
Bailey Q. Neffsville, PA
Captain Joe was very knowledgeable. He also told us where to go to get our fish cleaned and cooked. It was amazing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Joe was very knowledgeable. He also told us where to go to get our fish cleaned and cooked. It was amazing.
Jennifer  C.
Jennifer C.
Use a guide such as Capt Chris (Rod Bendin). And go early in day before it gets hot.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Use a guide such as Capt Chris (Rod Bendin). And go early in day before it gets hot.
Jim  J.
Jim J. Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina
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.
David  S.
David S. Clayton, NC
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.
Charlene  H.
Charlene H. Pleasant Garden, 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.
Billy  H.
Billy H. Hurricane, WV
Don’t go in august. Water is too hot to catch fish. Captain was good but he can’t control the weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t go in august. Water is too hot to catch fish. Captain was good but he can’t control the weather.
Tyler  T.
Tyler T. Atlanta, GA

Sunshine Charters of Charleston
Sunshine Charters of Charleston
Fishing charter in Johns Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
The experience was great and Captain Steve was a pleasure to work with. If the weather would have worked with us better, I’m sure we would have caught more fish. As it was I am happy with what we managed to catch. A couple of speckled trout, a couple of small red fish, and all the lady fish that we could handle. Thanks Captain Steve, for a very enjoyable afternoon trip. Dan
Cornell  K.
Cornell K. Ninety Six, SC
Four Sons Charters – 35’cc w/ toilet
Four Sons Charters – 35’cc w/ toilet
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Captain Andrew workers his tail off trying to catch us fish on one of the hardest days to do so given the bad weather conditions. We caught a few despite the odds and had a really fun time!
Jennifer  S.
Jennifer S.
Southern Breeze Charters
Southern Breeze Charters
Fishing charter in Isle Of Palms
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
The boat and gear were top notch and our Skipper was on top of everything. The fish weren't biting great but Nick worked hard and got us on some nice reds. I would book this trip again
Matt  A.
Matt A. Glendale, AZ
Fisher Of Men Charters
Fisher Of Men Charters
Fishing charter in Little River
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(607 reviews)
Got on the mackerel as soon as the lines hit the water had a blast reeling them in over and over… then went to catch some shark and yet again right on them as soon as the lines went over had a great time we definitely recommend going out with capt randy and mate Ben
Allen  B.
Allen B. Denton, MD
Fisher Of Men Charters
Fisher Of Men Charters
Fishing charter in Little River
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(607 reviews)
This was the second time I used Fisher of Men and it was the second time I have had one heck of a day fishing! Not only did we catch a mess of Spanish mackerel I caught my first shark! Thank you for an amazing day on the water! You guys are the best!
Dylan  H.
Dylan H. Flint, MI
Under Pressure Adventures
Under Pressure Adventures
Fishing charter in Little River
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Capt Scott is a hoot. A ton of fun to fish with. He showed me what to do and gave me a few pointers and put me on fish. We had our first fish before we had the second line out. Highly recommend
Rob  B.
Rob B. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
All Hooked Up Fishing Charters
All Hooked Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(183 reviews)
Trip was great John and mate were exceptional will definitely book with them next trip. Had a great time
Jerry  G.
Jerry G. Etna, OH
Legacy Charters
Legacy Charters
Fishing charter in Little River
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Capt. Mike took us offshore looking for king mackeral but we got into some bonita. After landing 5 we worked our way inshore and loaded up with a nice haul of spanish mackeral. The boat was roomy for our group of 4 and even with multiple hook-ups, the mate was able to work us all around to land the fish. Mike (the mate) was very knowledgable about the local fishery and answer a lot of our questions. A great day out!
David  K.
David K. North Royalton, OH
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters – 29'
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters – 29'
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
We had six people fishing. The weather was nice but the sea was a little rough. As with any charter there are some things that you just can’t control. What could be controlled was handled extremely well. The equipment was nice and the captain was very helpful. We were all able to catch fish and had a wonderful time. As a group we would recommend this charter for anyone. We plan on booking with them again in the future. We booked a 1/2 day trip but would suggest a full day.
Dean  J.
Dean J. Harrisburg, North Carolina
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
We really enjoyed Captain Thomas’s knowledge of the area and special fishing spots. He is so patience with everyone and had the best equipment for our day of fishing. We will book with him again. Thanks.
Kathleen  P.
Kathleen P. Sapphire, NC
The Reel Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters - 32'
The Reel Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters - 32'
Fishing charter in Myrtle Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Couldn’t have asked for a better day on the water. Matt was flexible with our departure and return time. He was not trying to save fuel like other captains and made sure he put us on the fish. Caught our limit on a few species and had a great day. Highly recommend!
Chase  D.
Chase D. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
We had a blast! Caught lots more fish than we brought back due to a lot being over the size limit. The Captain was very knowledgeable and helpful and seemed truly eager to make sure we had a positive experience. A+++
Robert  B.
Robert B.
Captain Scotty's Fishing Charters II
Captain Scotty's Fishing Charters II
Fishing charter in North Myrtle Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Dusty was fantastic, explained techniques clearly and why doing them and also moved around throughout the trip as the tides changed.
John  G.
John G. Millbrae, CA
Sonrise Fishing Charters
Sonrise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
What a day, conversation, education, fish, fun, and beautiful September weather. Still have a 1/2 day left for the beach. Great memories, lots of hits and catches. Red bulls, tarpon, shark, trip worth every penny. Will be back to learn some more, go for a different catch, all inshore not more than a 10 minute ride. Hope you all have as much fun.
Jim  F.
Jim F. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
We had a great trip Cpt. Hunter put us straight onto the fish very successful trip I highly recommend.
Miaicon  M.
Miaicon M. Nebo, KY
Drumroll Fishing Charters – Folly Beach
Drumroll Fishing Charters – Folly Beach
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
What a trip! We caught so many different types of fish! Captain Jeffrey was very knowledgeable, helpful and fun! We would do it again in a heartbeat! He is a gem and it was extremely fun!
Kathy  H.
Kathy H.
Playin Hooky Fishing Guide
Playin Hooky Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Columbia
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(1 review)
Ronnie is a great guy and really knows what he’s doing. Very welcoming experience and it’s a great boat even for people with stability issues!
Thomas  C.
Thomas C. Lexington, South Carolina
Fishnut Charters
Fishnut Charters
Fishing charter in Mount Pleasant
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(158 reviews)
Captain Todd works hard to give you a great fishing experience. We had a group of 4 from WI. We would recommend booking with Captain Todd at Fishingnut charter
Liana  H.
Liana H. Cedarburg, WI
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(656 reviews)
5 stars all the way. Captain Buddy will treat you like a local or a celebrity - its up to you - and both experiences are equally great.
Thomas  H.
Thomas H. Hilton Head Island, SC
Careyon Charters
Careyon Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Great charter for the whole family. Captain was quick to move to try new spots if the fishing slowed down or the quality of fish wasn’t what we were looking for.
Trever  S.
Trever S. Greer, SC