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: 93 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(104 reviews)
Little River
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(292 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $445
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(608 reviews)
Little River
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(178 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475

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 27,713 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in South Carolina

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.
Tim  B.
Tim B. Parkersburg, WV
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
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.
Miaicon  M.
Miaicon M. Nebo, KY
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
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
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.
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
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
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

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in South Carolina