Are you looking for an exhilarating day on the water without the burden of maintaining a boat, getting a fishing license, renting gear, and navigating unfamiliar waters? If so, you will love taking a chartered fishing trip the next time you vacation in the Lowcountry! Nearly all of the Charleston fishing charters in the area will provide you with everything you need, including a boat, captain, and crew, plus fuel, ice, bait, tackle, rods, reels, and licenses. While there are dozens of excellent Charleston fishing charters to choose from, each one presents an exciting selection of excursions and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
5 of the Best Charleston Fishing Charters
Whether you prefer inshore angling or you love the thrill of catching a big fish offshore, we have several recommendations for chartered trips. If you’re staying in a vacation rental on Kiawah or Seabrook Island, you’re just minutes away from Bohicket Marina, where you can hop on a boat and spend a few hours catching fish in the beautiful tidal creeks. Deep sea fishing trips depart from the larger marinas in nearby Charleston. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy a fantastic outing and have plenty of stories to tell when you return.
1. Lil Darlin’ Fishing Charters
One of our favorite local fishing charter captains to recommend is Captain Lindsay at Lil Darlin’ Fishing Charters. Captain Lindsay is a lifelong resident of the Lowcountry has a passion for providing visitors with an amazing day on the water. Lil Darlin’ Fishing Charters offers a variety of excellent Charleston inshore fishing charters and has some of the best and newest gear for you to use. Lil Darlin’ can accommodate up to 6 passengers. Select from:
- 2-hour dolphin, sunset, or eco tours
- 4-hour inshore fishing charters
- 6-hour inshore fishing charters
2. Sonny Boy Charters
Sonny Boy Charters is an excellent choice for a convenient fishing charter just minutes from your island home on Kiawah or Seabrook. Located in Bohicket Marina, Sonny Boy Charters offers an extensive selection of inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing charters. You can also enjoy a variety of custom excursions and relaxing tours, plus some of the best shark fishing in Charleston, SC. Trips include:
- 2-hour custom tours for dolphin watching, shelling, ecotours, or shark fishing
- 2 and 3-hour sunset tours
- 2, 3, and 4-hour inshore and nearshore fishing charters
- 6 and 8-hour offshore fishing charters
3. The Reel Deal Charters
The Reel Deal Charters, LLC has a team of 11 expert captains and a range of tours and Charleston fishing charters from which to choose. Options include:
- 2-hour Charleston Harbor tours, eco tours, dolphin watching, shark tooth hunting, and crabbing tours
- 2, 4, 6, and 8-hour inshore fishing
- 10 and 12-hour offshore trolling
- 6 and 9-hour offshore bottom fishing
4. Charleston Sport Fishing Charters
If you’re searching for Charleston fishing charters that specialize in deep sea adventures, book your next trip with Charleston Sport Fishing Charters. Your journey with Charleston Sport begins with a 2.5 to 3-hour jaunt to the Gulfstream. You’ll ride aboard a state-of-the-art, 56-foot Ocean Yachts sport vessel that is outfitted with top-of-the-line gear. Captain Steve and his two mates at Charleston Sport Fishing Charters offer 70 years of combined offshore fishing experience. Together, they offer:
- 3-hour Charleston Harbor cruises
- Full-day, 12-hour deep sea fishing
- Three-quarters of a day, 8 to 9-hour deep sea fishing
5. Fishing Charters at the Heron Park Nature Center on Kiawah Island
When you rent a vacation home or villa on Kiawah Island, your stay will include complete access to the wide variety of island amenities. Because of this, you can book a Kiawah Island fishing charter through the Heron Park Nature Center. Kiawah Island fishing charters come in a wide variety of options, including:
- Custom trips
- Deep sea fishing
- Family fishing and Kiawah River eco-cruise
- Inshore fishing
- Kiawah River creek fishing
- Near coastal and reef fishing
- Shark fishing
- Ultra light tackle and fly fishing adventures
If you’d like more information or to make a reservation, you can call the Heron Park Nature Center at (843) 768-6001.
Spend the Day Fishing and Return to a Luxurious Coastal Escape
In addition to these great Charleston fishing charters, you’ll find plenty of other ways to explore this classic seaside pastime on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. Our beautiful communities offer some of the most scenic spots for marsh and tidal creek pier fishing in Charleston, SC. No matter where you spend your day angling in the Lowcountry, you’ll love returning to a luxurious vacation home at the end of the day.
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