Over the past twenty years, Charleston has become a top destination for anglers. Charleston offers some of the best inshore and deep sea fishing around. With its proximity to the ocean, along with all the artificial reefs, salt marshes, rivers, and creeks, the fishing opportunities are endless. The area is located in a subtropical climate, making fishing a year round experience.
The inshore tidal waters around Charleston have a plentiful supply of Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, Flounder, Lady Fish and Black Drum. The areas salt marshes and Spartina grass flats are the perfect habitat for oysters and crabs, along with various species of fish. Inshore charters stay in sheltered waters close to town, so they’re great for kids and families.
Near-shore fishing tours, where the excitement happens right off the Charleston coast, are a great way to reel in one of the area’s larger species of fish. Buoys, shipwrecks, manmade and natural reef systems are the perfect habitat for many species, including large Redfish, Kingfish, Cobia, Barracuda, Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, and various Sharks. Nearshore trips fish open water, and they’re great for beginners and older kids. Most charters offer full or half day trips.
With an offshore fishing charter, anglers will hopefully catch the fish of their dreams. Offshore opportunities include sailfish, dolphin (mahi mahi), king mackerel, cobia, amberjack, blackfin tuna, barracuda, sharks, sheepshead, grouper, and snapper. Offshore adventures last the whole day and are best for seasoned anglers.
Every angler aged 16 and up needs a license to fish around Charleston, unless you’re on a licensed fishing charter or pier. Not all piers are licensed, so ask the staff before your lines hit the water.
Trips from $500
RedFin has the top rated inshore fishing guides in Charleston. They pride themselves on outfitting their boats and gear with the best of the best in order to get you where the fish are and keep you comfortable in the process.
All In One Charters
Trips from $350
All In One Charters is your one stop shop for what’s sure to be an exciting saltwater adventure. Known as Charleston’s top inshore fishing charter, plus one of the best nearshore and deep sea fishing tours in the Charleston area.
Charleston Charter Fishing
For a decade, Charleston Charter Fishing has been providing light tackle fishing charters in beautiful historic Charleston. You will fish the many bodies of water surrounding the Lowcountry including Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island.
Knot @ Work Fishing Charters
Trips from $400
Inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing charters geared for the whole family. Depending on the time of year, species such as Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Red Drum, Black Drum, Grouper, Snapper, Sea Bass, King Mackerel and many more can be caught.
Avid Angling Fishing Charters
Trips from $300
Fish with an experienced captain on a brand new boat and catch redfish, sharks, amberjack, snapper, grouper, trout, cobia, sea bass, or whatever species you'd like to go after. Enjoy bottom rigging or fly fishing.
Charleston Fish Rod Bending Company
Trips from $300
Their fishing charters are perfect for guests of any age, families, groups, beginners or experienced anglers. They customize the trip for your goals and skill level. They provide everything you need and you do not need a license to fish with them.
Reel Time Charters
Trips from $500
If you're looking for a fun-filled day of inshore or offshore fishing on the beautiful waters of Charleston, you have found the right spot. Reel Time Charters is owned and operated by a Charleston native. Whether this is your first time or you are an avid angler, they can customize a trip to fit your needs.
The Reel Deal Charters
Trips from $250
Inshore, offshore and deep sea saltwater fishing in Charleston is some of the best fishing in the world. Anglers will enjoy fishing with state of the art equipment, tackle and an expert staff lead by Captain Shane Flannigan.
Exclusive Fishing Charters
Trips from $300
Exclusive Fishing Charters' goal is to satisfy customers with an amazing day of fishing at an affordable rate. Exclusive fishing charters want to offer customers of every skill level and age an opportunity to have a wonderful day on the water.
Citadel Marine Services
Trips from $600
From a day of inshore or offshore fishing, customized and designed for you and your group. Most trips are aboard a 23.5 ft Boston Whaler or 19 ft Spear Boatworks custom flats boat. Multiple or larger boats can be arranged for big groups.
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