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Inshore Fishing - 24’ Blazer Bay

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Charleston Jetty Trip

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4 HR Inshore/Harbor/Jetties Fishing

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Gulfstream Fishing For Pelagics

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8 Hour Blackfin Tuna

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Charleston Inshore Fun!

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trip description for 3/4 Day Nearshore Fishing Frenzy! in Charleston

Fuel is included in the price! Come aboard with Captain Johnston for an exciting day fishing the Charleston nearshores! The nearshore waters of Charleston are home to plenty of fish-rich reefs and wrecks that are great for picking up some prized Atlantic fish. On this 6 hour trip, Captain Johnston will motor you out into the Charleston Harbor jetties or some nearshore reefs and wrecks where you'll be targeting Redfish, Blacktip Sharks, Bonnethead Sharks, and maybe even Tarpon in the summer months, and Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and more in the colder months. You'll be fishing with light tackle and choosing from a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Captain Johnston has years of experience in these waters and he's sure to get your rod set up with what the fish are biting! Captain Johnston will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might want out on the water. Come get some tasty fish with Captain Johnston in the Charleston nearshores! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Charleston

3/4 Day Nearshore Fishing Frenzy!

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trip description for Offshore Trolling and Wrecks in Charleston

Hop aboard with Captain Brent for a fun filled day of deep sea fishing where you will create memories that will last a lifetime! The day starts early at the boat landing in Charleston. After loading up and departing from the dock you will make your way out through the Charleston Harbor where you will see many historic landmarks such as the Charleston Battery, Ft. Moultrie, and Ft. Sumter, to name a few. Pushing out from the harbor, you will travel on a 20-60 mile voyage into the Atlantic Ocean where you will have the opportunity to take in the breathtaking beauty of the sun rising above the horizon. You can expect to hook into the likes of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin on this offshore adventure. The 27' Pathfinder is powered by a 425hp Yamaha engine that will power you out offshore. Connect via Bluetooth to the onboard JL Audio sound system, queue up your favorite playlist, and settle in for a 1-2 hour ride out to the fishing grounds. You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well. Whether you'd rather lounge until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time, Captain Brent can make it happen! He is an expert in both trolling and deep dropping, so you can customize our fishing experience. Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Brent also provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Bottled water is provided as well as plenty of ice to keep your catch, food, and beverages cold. It is recommended that you bring a cooler to take fish home after the trip is over but please leave it in your vehicle as the boat has sufficient onboard coolers and fish box storage. All you need to bring onboard is your favorite lunch, snacks, drinks, sun protection, a towel, a camera, and good vibes! Otherwise, Captain Brent will take care of the rest to make the most of your Charleston offshore adventure! Read More

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Offshore Trolling And Wrecks

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trip description for 4 Hour Nearshore Trip in Charleston

Come aboard with Captain Chris for a nearshore adventure on the beautiful waters off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. He guides his 26’ Center Console expertly while helping you search for a fresh catch. This trip runs for 4 hours and is a great opportunity to get out on the water with family and friends, since Captain Chris’ luxurious boat can accommodate up to 6 people. It is also equipped with a GPS, fish finder, live bait well, and outriggers designed for trolling in search of Bluefish, Cobia, Flounder, King Mackerel, and Redfish. Who knows, you might even get lucky and find a Blacktip Shark! Captain Chris is an experienced guide who will navigate the cerulean waters expertly, providing as much or as little assistance as you want. Whether you have been fishing all your life or are looking to learn, this trip is an amazing experience among the bountiful reefs. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Charleston

4 Hour Nearshore Trip

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
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trip description for All Day Offshore Fishing in Charleston

Full Day Offshore Trip This is a full day (12-hour) fishing trip out to the Gulfstream on the hunt for Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin, and more! No place to be, and plenty of time to fish. The perfect trip for dedicated anglers. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Charleston

All Day Offshore Fishing

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trip description for Inshore Fishing II in Charleston

Head out with Captain Johnston for a memorable fishing adventure in the Charleston inshores! With its harbor and array of canals and rivers, the Charleston inshores are a great spot to go after some of the picture-worthy fish that South Carolina is known for without too long of a trek. On this 4, 6 or 8-hour trip, Captain Johnston will motor you out into Charleston Harbor or the nearby canals where you'll be targeting Redfish, Blacktip Sharks, Bonnethead Sharks, and maybe even Tarpon in the summer months, and Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and more in the colder months. You'll be fishing with light tackle and choosing from a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Captain Johnston has years of experience in these waters and he's sure to get your rod set up with what the fish are biting! You'll be aboard Captain Johnston's 24' Blazer Bay center console with a capacity for 6 anglers. Powered by a 300 HP Mercury engine, she'll have no problem taking you to the prime inshore fishing spots! This vessel comes equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Johnston will even clean any tasty keepers for you to take home! Captain Johnston will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might want out on the water. Come get some tasty fish with Captain Johnston in the Charleston inshores! Read More

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Charleston

Inshore Fishing II

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trip description for Reef Fishing - 35’ Everglades in Charleston

Head out with Captain Johnston for an exciting day of fishing the scenic South Carolina reefs! The offshore reefs of Charleston are home to plenty of species of fish that are sure to keep you entertained for hours. On this 8-hour trip, Captain Johnston will bring you 30 miles offshore where you'll post up in the reefs and go after some prized Atlantic fish such as King Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Trigger fish, Black Seabass and other bottom fish species. You'll be targeting these fish by bottom fishing with live bait when its available and jigging waited jigs when live bait is scarce! Whether you want to fish with a rod in your hands or relax while the boat does most of the work, Captain Johnston will have you covered. He has years of experience in these waters and he's sure to get your rod set up with what the fish are biting! You'll be aboard Captain Johnston's 45' Seahunter center console with a capacity for 6 anglers. Powered by 4 350 HP Suzuki engines, she'll shred through the offshore waters with ease to take you to where the fish are biting! This vessel comes equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Fighting Chair, Outriggers, on board Bathroom and Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Johnston will even clean any tasty keepers for you to take home! Captain Johnston will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might want out on the water. Head out to the deep waters with Captain Johnston! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Charleston

Reef Fishing - 35’ Everglades

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Charleston

What are the best fishing charters in Charleston?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 69 trips in Charleston, and the most popular trips in the area are Inshore fishing - 24’ Blazer Bay guided by Johnston, Charleston Deep Sea Offshore guided by Darius, and Charleston Jetty Trip guided by Brent.

Our guides in Charleston are rated a 4.85 out of 5 based on 2752 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach and North Charleston.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Charleston? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Charleston.

What types of fishing charters are common in Charleston?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Charleston as well as inshore fishing, river fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Charleston are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. cobia, and 4. flounder.

The most common fishing techniques in Charleston are bottom fishing, light tackle fishing, and live bait fishing but heavy tackle fishing and trolling are popular as well.

How much do Charleston fishing charters cost?

in Charleston prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,750, but the average price for a half day trip in Charleston is $606. The average price for a full day trip in Charleston is $1,282.

What month is best for fishing in Charleston?

The most popular season for fishing in Charleston is spring, and most anglers book their trips 12 days in advance.

Do I need a Charleston fishing license and what are the bag limits in Charleston?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Charleston don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Charleston. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Top notch. Very accommodating and took great care to give 10 yr old grandson his first fishing adventure. Came home with redfish limit. Definitely returning. Guide is 29 yr veteran detective in Mt P Police force.

    Malcolm with Daniel N. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time and plenty of fish

    Dylan S. with Brent R. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Fun, educational and exactly what we were looking for! Highlight of our vacation.

    Ali M. with Kaleb S. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    He got us on the fish in short order and we caught a nice variety. He has a good personality for this type of work.

    Benjamin G. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great time with Captain Tim

    Todd S. with Tim M. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Absolutely Fantastic!! Captain Tim was a great Guide!!! Put us right on the fish and helped every step of the way. We caught so many we were getting exhausted just reeling them in!! Went past Fort Sumter and saw it from a totally new perspective. Great guy, great boat and fantastic experience! Marshview Fishing Charters Rock!!!

    Dan C. with Tim M. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Adrian did a great job taking us fishing. We caught red fish and had just the best time with him. We had fish within 5 minutes of putting our lines in.

    Dave M. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Tim was great all through, from early communication/coordination to execution of our 4 hour charter for 4 guys. He showed us how he netted baitfish, then we set up on bull redfish. We were into them quickly and everyone in our party boated fish. Then we relocated because we wanted to try for shark and once again we got on them quickly, and again we all boated fish. Bargain plan, one good size ray was also caught. Highly recommend you try booking Captain Tim.

    Jeffrey H. with Tim M. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome amazing ! Great guides we caught a LOT more of fish! Highly recommend!

    Carolyn L. with Tj D. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Adam was great. This was my first time fly fishing for reds. He did a wonderful job coaching me through the trip. His boat and gear are top notch. Definitely going to return.

    Marcy B. with Adam L. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip with Captain Chris today! All 6 of us caught a couple including 5 nice Reds! Fun day on the water. Spring break 2024!

    Jay J. with Kendra K. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip with Captain Brad! Nice boat, friendly guide, and tons of fish! Would highly recommend.

    Spencer W. with Brad B. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Loved it. Kids had fun. Matt is very knowledgeable and nice. Can’t wait to do some deep sea fishing next summer.

    Ben B. with Matt S. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time with Adam! He was very knowledgeable about fishing in the area. It was a very tough day for fishing but we really enjoyed being on the river.

    Dave K. with Adam L. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip!!

    Jonathan W. with Johnston M. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great time! Took my 12 yo out for few hours and Adam was extremely knowledgeable. Boat was in great condition and felt safe throughout the trip. We will definitely return in the fall!

    Randy G. with Adam L. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great day on the water with Captain Dustin! He was very knowledgeable and had great patience with us! We had two small kids and three adults! All of us landed Redfish! Thank you for a great time and helping us make some awesome memories!

    Meg K. with Dustin S. of Folly Beach, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Brent was amazing. He’s incredibly patient and genuinely caring to make sure you’re having a great experience If it’s your first time or 50th time, Captain Brent IS the guy in Charleston for fishing

    Matthew A. with Brent R. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip!

    Tyler M. with Johnston M. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Five stars for sure! Tim was great from start to finish, had everything we needed, put us on the fish and went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our time catching fish. Would highly recommend, and one of the unusual things about Tim is, he is a Charleston native. Joe

    Joe M. with Tim M. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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