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South Carolina Fishing Charters

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South Carolina: 243 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $445
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(285 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(259 reviews)
Charleston
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(76 reviews)
Charleston
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Folly Beach
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Hilton Head Island
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trips from $325
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(35 reviews)
Bluffton
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(128 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(235 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $445
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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trips from $450

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in South Carolina

According to customer reviews, On The Fly Outfitter, Captain Kaleb Charters, and Flood Tide Charters 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 $519, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $971 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

On The Fly Outfitter, Captain Kaleb Charters, and Flood Tide Charters 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. Nearshore fishing, inshore 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
4.4 / 5
Based on 25956 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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Bring extra clothes to accommodate for weather and snacks and drinks. Also use restroom before arriving as there is no restroom on boat. If you plan on keeping catch bing cooler and ice!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring extra clothes to accommodate for weather and snacks and drinks. Also use restroom before arriving as there is no restroom on boat. If you plan on keeping catch bing cooler and ice!
Tyler  B.
Tyler B. New Carlisle, OH
Captain Bill was very entertaining and finally we caught a fish, but that is fishing? I would use Captain Bill again, when there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Bill was very entertaining and finally we caught a fish, but that is fishing? I would use Captain Bill again, when there.
Dan  W.
Dan W. Dunwoody, GA
Take your camera and dress warm if you go fishing in February even if the temps reach into the 60's. The cooler water makes for a chilly ride . The wildlife was awesome. We saw dolphins and an amazing variety of birds including a bald eagle.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take your camera and dress warm if you go fishing in February even if the temps reach into the 60's. The cooler water makes for a chilly ride . The wildlife was awesome. We saw dolphins and an amazing variety of birds including a bald eagle.
Mark  A.
Mark A. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Go with an experienced captain and crew on a well equipped and good condition boat. Mornings seem to be typically less wind and calmer seas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with an experienced captain and crew on a well equipped and good condition boat. Mornings seem to be typically less wind and calmer seas
Richard  S.
Richard S. Indianapolis, IN
The experience was better than expected. We were extremely pleased. We would recommend it to others. It was awesome!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The experience was better than expected. We were extremely pleased. We would recommend it to others. It was awesome!!!
Jerald  V.  H.
Jerald V. H. WISC RAPIDS, WI
go for the 1/2 day and see how you like it. We loved it and would go again
Excellent
4.3 / 5
go for the 1/2 day and see how you like it. We loved it and would go again
Doug  R.
Doug R. Conway, SC
Go with a trained professional who knows the waters, where to find fish and how to handle any situation.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a trained professional who knows the waters, where to find fish and how to handle any situation.
Teresa  W.
Teresa W. Columbus, IN
I would definitely recommend this fishing charter. Our captain was super fun and very knowledgeable about the fish we caught. Kids had a blast.
Very good
4.0 / 5
I would definitely recommend this fishing charter. Our captain was super fun and very knowledgeable about the fish we caught. Kids had a blast.
Jessica  L.
Jessica L. COLD SPRGS HI, KY
I would recommend Marsh View Fishing Charters. The weather is also pleasant this time of year
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend Marsh View Fishing Charters. The weather is also pleasant this time of year
Jeffrey  H.
Jeffrey H. Waterford, PA
I would highly recommend fishing in the morning and using Sea J,s fishing charters
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would highly recommend fishing in the morning and using Sea J,s fishing charters
Suzanne  G.
Suzanne G. Knoxville, TN
Put sunscreen on first. Ware a sun protection shirt. Ware a hat, sun glasses. Take a bottle of water. Bring your camera. That is all you will need for a amazing adventure TIP YOUR CAPTAIN VERY WELL. Your life is in his hands. He will show you the ocean and what is in it, in a way you have never seen. This is a experience and memories you will always have. Enjoy ???????
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Put sunscreen on first. Ware a sun protection shirt. Ware a hat, sun glasses. Take a bottle of water. Bring your camera. That is all you will need for a amazing adventure TIP YOUR CAPTAIN VERY WELL. Your life is in his hands. He will show you the ocean and what is in it, in a way you have never seen. This is a experience and memories you will always have. Enjoy ???????
Sherri  L.
Sherri L. Blissfield, MI
Just come down to Hilton Head,book a trip and rest is just fun on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just come down to Hilton Head,book a trip and rest is just fun on the water.
Scott  H.
Scott H. Savannah, Georgia
Yes, had some younger anglers with us. Captain and Mate were great with all of us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, had some younger anglers with us. Captain and Mate were great with all of us.
Joseph  L.
Joseph L. United States
The morning trip was great, it was perfect weather early in the day. Wear good water shoes because our feet got wet but you want to make sure you have secure footwear while reeling in the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The morning trip was great, it was perfect weather early in the day. Wear good water shoes because our feet got wet but you want to make sure you have secure footwear while reeling in the fish.
Rebecca  M.
Rebecca M. Charleston, South Carolina
Yes I went with Anson and Carson and they were able to put us right on the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes I went with Anson and Carson and they were able to put us right on the fish!
Krystal  E.
Krystal E. Tulsa, OK
Just kick back and relax and enjoy it all!! Because me and my husband sure did!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just kick back and relax and enjoy it all!! Because me and my husband sure did!!!
Angela  P.
Angela P. Topeka, KS
Definitely this trip. Jimmy was so knowledgeable of these waters with over 40 years in this area. I really fun day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely this trip. Jimmy was so knowledgeable of these waters with over 40 years in this area. I really fun day.
Donald  J.
Donald J. Beaufort, SC
Mr James was just absolutely awesome if you can take this trip with him definitely do it we will be doing it again. My son has talked about this all day long it was his 12th birthday
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mr James was just absolutely awesome if you can take this trip with him definitely do it we will be doing it again. My son has talked about this all day long it was his 12th birthday
Shannon  D.
Shannon D. Chapin, SC
We didn’t fish in the inlet but just off the beach. I understand that November & December are best for inlet fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We didn’t fish in the inlet but just off the beach. I understand that November & December are best for inlet fishing.
Tiffany  W.
Tiffany W. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
If you are looking for an introduction to fishing for kids and families, take a quick shark trip in Hilton Head. The 3 hour tour is perfect for a family. it keeps the kids engaged the entire time. You'll head out and be plucking shark, croakers, whiting and so much more while learning about the local fishing. We have taken two trips now with our kids, and both times captain and crew have been so engaged with the children to create a wonderful fishing experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are looking for an introduction to fishing for kids and families, take a quick shark trip in Hilton Head. The 3 hour tour is perfect for a family. it keeps the kids engaged the entire time. You'll head out and be plucking shark, croakers, whiting and so much more while learning about the local fishing. We have taken two trips now with our kids, and both times captain and crew have been so engaged with the children to create a wonderful fishing experience.
Brett  S.
Brett S. New York, NY

Fisher Rose Angling
Fisher Rose Angling
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Ryan was a very good captain. He was very friendly and knew his stuff well. Not only did he get us on some big fish, but he also gave us a different view of Charleston. He even drove us by the Fort Sumter to get a better view of it. I would highly recommend him for his expertise, friendliness, and overall good fun experience on the boat with him!
THOMAS  C.
THOMAS C. Blaine, MN
KA Guide Service Santee (Bass)
KA Guide Service Santee (Bass)
Fishing charter in Eutawville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Kyle is a fine young Gentleman obviously with good raising. He is passionate about what he does. Had a great time on my 54th Birthday. We caught some pretty fish and he taught me about the latest electronics and shared good stories. I hope he has much success in his Pro career and hope to fish with him again.
Sonny  G.
Sonny G. Charleston, SC
D&S Charters
D&S Charters
Fishing charter in Seabrook Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(237 reviews)
What a great trip! Captain was the best! The weather was not good at all. But we didn't get Skunked!! Couldn't have asked for a better person to take my family out.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Fountain Inn, SC
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
We had such an amazing experience with Captain Jimmy from On The Fly Outfitters! He was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain how to properly fish the currents, which helped us tremendously. I was impressed with the fishing gear and bait he had prepared ahead of time, which made the trip run smoothly. Captain Jimmy truly made the day enjoyable, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great fishing experience. Thank you Captain Jimmy and On The Fly Outfitters!
Joshua  D.
Joshua D.
Eye Deal Fishing Charters
Eye Deal Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Mount Pleasant
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
We could not have asked for a better, kind, patient, or more professional captain. Everything went better than expected. He baited my hook every time and assisted me with my first catch of many. You will not be disappointed when you book.
State  B.
State B. Charlotte, North Carolina
Folly Beach Fishing
Folly Beach Fishing
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(27 reviews)
GREAT Fishing trip caught plenty of fish best guided fishing trip we have ever been on
Tracy  W.
Tracy W.
Lady Fin Charters
Lady Fin Charters
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Excellent experience with CPT Karen! Very knowledgeable and professional. The snackle box was an extra treat!
Chris  H.
Chris H. Fayetteville, NC
Werner Ocean Adventures
Werner Ocean Adventures
Fishing charter in Little River
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had such a great time with Captain Ryan. I took several teenagers with me and we caught so many fish. He’s a great guide and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great fishing excursion!!
Reed  R.
Reed R. Charlotte, North Carolina
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
The captain worked hard for us and was beyond accommodating. I would recommend using this service for anyone interested in fishing the Santee Cooper Lakes. I will book and fish here again.
Michael  B.
Michael B.
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(539 reviews)
My son and three boys had a great experience. Caught a bull shark and a smaller shark plus some smaller white fish.
Gerald  M.
Gerald M. Iowa City, IA
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
This was the second year with Captain Brad and he does not disappoint. We will be coming back next year.
Brian  B.
Brian B. Beaufort, SC
Fishnut Charters
Fishnut Charters
Fishing charter in Mount Pleasant
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Todd was knowledgeable and so great with my 13 yo and 10 yo grandsons. They’d never fished on the water and he was helpful and informative. Thank you Fishnut
Christina  S.
Christina S. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Folly Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Captain Hawkins is very knowledgeable of fishing and hot spots for sheepshead and red drum. He is very patient and taught my boys the different techniques for fishing. We had never been sheepshead fishing before and after he gave us some tips we were pulling them up almost every time we set the line out. I would highly recommend captain Hawkins.
William  H.
William H. Norfolk, VA
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Excellent experience, Thomas is a great guy to fish with. We caught a bunch of fish and had a great time. Highly recommended.
Jonathan  S.
Jonathan S. Scottsville, KS
Sonrise Fishing Charters
Sonrise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Had a great time with Capt. Bill. Knew the waters and area very well. Has a very good boat setup with the addition of the new livescope. Had a cold front push through days before we were set to go out, along with a couple days of rain. Fishing was tough, but conditions weren’t ideal. Will definitely be back to go fishing with Capt. Bill in the future!
Kaleb  P.
Kaleb P.
Tail Finder Fishing Charters
Tail Finder Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in North Myrtle Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Had a great day with a lot of good fish and even many more bites if I come fishing in this area again I will always come to these guys
Tyler  L.
Tyler L. Farmington, ME
Reel Easy Charters – Get Hooked!
Reel Easy Charters – Get Hooked!
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(33 reviews)
Awesome trip. Jack was prepared for us and put us on the fish. I would recommend Capt Jack . Had a great time
JAMES  T.
JAMES T. Sedalia, MO
Reel Salty Fishing Charters
Reel Salty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(112 reviews)
It was early in the season and caught a lot of small seabass. Only got to keep a couple of Blues and a Spanish Mackerel. Lot of fun but was hoping for more keepers. None of the seabass made the 13" limit. Most were 10-12 inches. Bob Tried to get us on better fish.
MichaelMyself And A Friend. We Are Both  Seal
MichaelMyself And A Friend. We Are Both Seal Cookeville, TN
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Thomas is fantastic. Puts you on fish and explains how you are going to catch them.
Rob  H.
Rob H. Holly Springs, GA
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
If a knowledgeable fishing trip and fun day is what you are looking for then, Cap Thomas is your Man.
Melvin  R.
Melvin R. Richmond, VA