South Carolina Deep Sea Fishing Charters

South Carolina Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Top South Carolina Deep Sea Fishing Destinations

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in South Carolina

South Carolina: 100 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
Folly Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(9 reviews)
Charleston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(441 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from US $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Charleston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $1,300

Deep Sea Fishing in South Carolina

Feeling the salty breeze on your face as you look out across the water hoping for a huge Sailfish or Marlin, or hearing the reel scream as you hook a deep-dwelling Redfish – that’s what deep sea fishing in South Carolina is all about!

Deep Sea Fishing Spots

South Carolina’s charter captains aren’t afraid of the deep sea and will gladly take you fishing for the big boys that lurk there. They’re experienced in taking both first-time anglers as well as experienced sea-wolves out to fish, so rest assured, you’re in excellent hands.

Charleston

Centrally located on the SC coastline, Charleston is a very popular angler destination, for good reason. A great variety of charter captains are happy to take you fishing into the deep sea. The Gulf Stream is about 55 miles away from the city. You can expect to go on longer trips due to the distance, so set aside a whole day just for reeling keepers in!

Hilton Head Island

Deep sea fishing from Hilton Head Island is a favorite of both local anglers and ones who arriving from afar. The Gulf Stream is some 60 miles away from Hilton Head, so get ready for about an hour and a half of boating before you get to the action. Don’t worry about it though, the charter captains at Hilton Head have vast experience with serious deep sea fishing and they’ll entertain you along the way.

Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach

Some of the most famous and popular beaches in the entire US are in this area, but you’re not here for sandy relaxation. Step aboard one of the many charters in the area and head into the deep waters for some reel-screaming action.

What you can catch

Deep sea fishing off the coast of South Carolina can net you a variety of different fish, which you can catch using different techniques. Bottom fishing allows you to target various Groupers, Red and Vermillion Snappers, some of the tastiest fish to frequent these waters. If you’re a fan of trolling for high-speed predators these waters provide you with plenty of Wahoo, Kingfish, Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin, and Spanish Mackerel to tighten your lines. Albacore Tunas and False Albacores are also on the target list.

What equipment to bring

An intense desire to catch gorgeous fish! Other than that, the charters in South Carolina provide excellent service to their customers – they’ll provide you with all the serious sportfishing equipment that this requires. Strap on a fighting belt, the pull you’ll experience is something fierce in the deep blue waters.

When to go

Bluewater action heats up with the weather and is dependant on the migration of the pelagic predators. As the summer months warm up the waters the offshore fish will start moving in closer to the coast. However, the warm summer weather has its drawbacks, when the sun is too hot they’ll retreat into the cooler depths – electric reels for bottom fishing are a must. The best months to go for some reel-screaming bluewater action are from May to September. That period covers Mackerel migrations, the Sailfish and Marlin moving in closer from the Gulf Stream, as well as increased activity of Snappers and Groupers.


South Carolina has a lot to offer to the saltwater angler, from bottom fishing gorgeous Snappers and Groupers to the adrenaline rush of chasing a monster Sailfish across the deep blue sea. Its charter captains are experienced with customers with the know-how to make anyone’s fishing trip extremely enjoyable. All in all, fishing in South Carolina is a fantastic package – head on down there and see for yourself!
 

South Carolina
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,536 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in South Carolina

Knowledgeable guide is almost a given if you’re targeting Redfish or Seatrout since access to the various tidal creeks is only feasible by boat. Really need to see it to believe the maze of creeks. Oh, and the tides in the area rise and fall over 6 feet each day. Never seen that before. It’s like the marsh is breathing - recirculating the fresh and salt water the fish thrive in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Knowledgeable guide is almost a given if you’re targeting Redfish or Seatrout since access to the various tidal creeks is only feasible by boat. Really need to see it to believe the maze of creeks. Oh, and the tides in the area rise and fall over 6 feet each day. Never seen that before. It’s like the marsh is breathing - recirculating the fresh and salt water the fish thrive in.
Palm State Fishing
Palm State Fishing
It’s all about the experience! In addition to the fishing, lots of dolphins, a Bald Eagle, two Osprey on a nest, Loons, Terns and more!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s all about the experience! In addition to the fishing, lots of dolphins, a Bald Eagle, two Osprey on a nest, Loons, Terns and more!
Captain Kaleb Charters
Captain Kaleb Charters
Bring a light jacket for early spring mornings and listen to your captain, this person knows his stuff.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a light jacket for early spring mornings and listen to your captain, this person knows his stuff.
Fishnut Charters
Fishnut Charters
Go out with David and CJ on the Salty Mistress and you will not be disappointed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with David and CJ on the Salty Mistress and you will not be disappointed.
Above & Below Charters
Above & Below Charters
Just like anything else related to fishing, you need the right equipment and the right Captain to bring you to where the fish are at. This was a great experience. The boat was very clean and full of high tech to get us to the hot spots and keep us there. Captain Lucas was great at teaching us and making sure we had a great, successful fishing experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just like anything else related to fishing, you need the right equipment and the right Captain to bring you to where the fish are at. This was a great experience. The boat was very clean and full of high tech to get us to the hot spots and keep us there. Captain Lucas was great at teaching us and making sure we had a great, successful fishing experience.
Tide Chaser
Tide Chaser
I recommend that if you are considering it; JUST BOOK IT! You will not be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend that if you are considering it; JUST BOOK IT! You will not be disappointed!
Fishnut Charters
Fishnut Charters
I highly recommend Captain Taylor and Nauti Boys fishing charters. Fun, outgoing and knowledgeable Captain and a great day of fishing the entire trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I highly recommend Captain Taylor and Nauti Boys fishing charters. Fun, outgoing and knowledgeable Captain and a great day of fishing the entire trip.
Nauti Buoy Fishing Charters
Nauti Buoy Fishing Charters
Great weather, Captain took me around. Couple in the slot. Parker was great, highly recommend
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great weather, Captain took me around. Couple in the slot. Parker was great, highly recommend
Palm State Fishing
Palm State Fishing
Had a great experience…. It’s fishing … I learned the tide can affect the fishing considerably…. Overall great experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Had a great experience…. It’s fishing … I learned the tide can affect the fishing considerably…. Overall great experience
Boogie Man Fishing Charters LLC
Boogie Man Fishing Charters LLC
Book a guide. There is a lot of local knowledge you need to enjoy the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a guide. There is a lot of local knowledge you need to enjoy the day.
Fishhound Guide Services
Fishhound Guide Services Beaufort, South Carolina
Great fishing experience but fish Size was not good to fillet and bring home.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing experience but fish Size was not good to fillet and bring home.
Performance Fishing Charters
Performance Fishing Charters
We have been skunked in April before. You need to be open to catch multiple species and be locked into one type of fish...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We have been skunked in April before. You need to be open to catch multiple species and be locked into one type of fish...
Gone Fishing Charters
Gone Fishing Charters
You may have to go out a little farther (30-35 miles) to really get on the fish in the early spring, but it’s worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You may have to go out a little farther (30-35 miles) to really get on the fish in the early spring, but it’s worth it.
Above & Below Charters
Above & Below Charters
Fishing is fishing…whether you catch or not is subject to any # of factors. The only thing I can say for sure is that March mornings can be chilly. Other than that, fish on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is fishing…whether you catch or not is subject to any # of factors. The only thing I can say for sure is that March mornings can be chilly. Other than that, fish on.
Black Diamond Inlet Backwater Fishing
Black Diamond Inlet Backwater Fishing
If booking in spring/early summer, no one can predict what weather and water conditions will be throughout the day. That being said, trust your captain and be kind if conditions turn unfavorable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If booking in spring/early summer, no one can predict what weather and water conditions will be throughout the day. That being said, trust your captain and be kind if conditions turn unfavorable.
Flying Fish Charters SC
Flying Fish Charters SC
If you want to catch fish give captain pat a call,you won’t be disappointed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to catch fish give captain pat a call,you won’t be disappointed.
Boogie Man Fishing Charters LLC
Boogie Man Fishing Charters LLC
It was very chilly in the morning so come prepared with warm clothes. It wasn’t peak fishing season, but our captain was able to get us on some wonderful fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was very chilly in the morning so come prepared with warm clothes. It wasn’t peak fishing season, but our captain was able to get us on some wonderful fish!
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
The weather was great, and the intercoastal waterway that Folly River is was calm. The Captain knew the bathymetry and got on some sweet spots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was great, and the intercoastal waterway that Folly River is was calm. The Captain knew the bathymetry and got on some sweet spots.
Drumroll Fishing Charters – Folly Beach
Drumroll Fishing Charters – Folly Beach
Would have loved to catch more fish, but I am sure thats what everyone wants as well!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Would have loved to catch more fish, but I am sure thats what everyone wants as well!
Keen Eye Charters Inshore/Offshore
Keen Eye Charters Inshore/Offshore
Go out on a charter if you have never done it before! My son and I had a blast!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out on a charter if you have never done it before! My son and I had a blast!!
Carolina Girl Fishing Charters
Carolina Girl Fishing Charters

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in South Carolina