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Charleston Deep Sea Offshore

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Deep Sea, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Charleston

4 HR Inshore/Harbor/Reef Fishing

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$

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Deep Sea Quest: Reel & Explore

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Offshore Trolling And Wrecks

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27 ft 1 - 5 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Charleston

Reef Fishing - 35’ Everglades

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Tuna & Wahoo Special

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Looking for an adrenaline-pumping offshore fishing adventure? Then look no further than Charleston, SC – home to some of the best fishing in the world! A 10-hour, full day, offshore fishing trip is the perfect way to experience everything this amazing coastline has to offer. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, a trip aboard with Captain Johnston will be an unforgettable experience. He specializes in offshore fishing, and will make sure to put you on the fish. On this trip, you'll hone in on Mahi Mahi, one of the most exciting offshore sportfish in the Atlantic. These fish (also known as Dorado and Dolphin) are world-famous for their fighting ability, beautiful colors, and taste! These fish travel thousands of miles hunting squid, baitfish, ballyhoo, and more, and when they hit your line, you'll feel it! To attract these fish, Captain Johnston will be trolling a variety of baits and lures, but as soon as that rod bends, it's all you! Bring your A-game, because these hard-fishing gamefish will test your skill, strength, and stamina. Mahi are also delicious, either seared on the grill with some lime juice, or in fish tacos! Your captain is happy to clean and prep your keepers for you back at the dock, so bring a cooler! You'll be aboard Captain Johnston's 35' Everglades center console with a capacity for 6 anglers. Powered by three 300 HP Mercury engines, she'll shred through the offshore waters with ease to take you 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 provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might want out on the water. You should also bring a camera to record your trophy fish. Head out to the deep waters and bag a personal record! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Charleston

Mahi Mahi Special - 35’ Everglades

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Looking for an adrenaline-pumping offshore fishing adventure? Then look no further than Charleston, SC – home to some of the best fishing in the world! A 10-hour, full day, offshore fishing trip is the perfect way to experience everything this amazing coastline has to offer. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, a trip aboard with Captain Johnston will be an unforgettable experience. He specializes in offshore fishing, and will make sure to put you on the fish. On this trip, you'll hone in on Sailfish, one of the top pelagic sportfish species in the Atlantic. These fish are world-famous for their fighting ability, beautiful colors, and taste! Sailfish travel thousands of miles hunting squid, baitfish, ballyhoo, and more, and when they hit your line, you'll feel it! To attract these fish, Captain Johnston will be trolling a variety of baits and lures, but as soon as that rod bends, it's all you! Bring your A-game, because these hard-fishing gamefish will test your skill, strength, and stamina. Generally speaking, Sailfish are a catch-and-release species, so bring a camera to record your trophy! There's also opportunities for White Marlin, which share their habitat with Sailfish and love going after similar prey. You'll be aboard Captain Johnston's 35' Everglades center console with a capacity for 6 anglers. Powered by three 300 HP Mercury engines, she'll shred through the offshore waters with ease to take you where the fish are biting! This vessel comes equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Fighting Chair, Outriggers, and on-board Bathroom. Captain Johnston will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might want out on the water. You should also bring a camera to record your trophy fish. Head out to the deep waters and bag a personal record! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Charleston

Sailfish Special - 35' Everglades

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Head out with Captain Johnston for an action-packed day of fishing big game in the Gulf Stream! The offshore waters of South Carolina are great for chasing after some prized deep water fish. This trip is perfect for die-hard anglers who want to go the extra mile for a chance at some serious fish! On this 10-hour trip, Captain Johnston will power offshore, trolling for classic gamefish species such as King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna. You'll be targeting these picture-worthy fish primarily by trolling. 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 35' Everglades center console with a capacity for 6 anglers. Powered by three 300 HP Mercury engines, she'll shred through the offshore waters with ease to take you 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

Full Day Gulfstream Trip

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Half Day Reef Trip This is a 8-hour fishing trip, where you'll be fishing at Charleston's own Jetties, reefs and wrecks. Head offshore weather permitting about 20 miles to local reefs and live bottom in search of Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and more. This trip is perfect for catching some fresh fish to take back home! Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Charleston

8 HR Offshore Reef/Harbor/Jetties

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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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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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Launch aboard Captain TJ's fully decked out 26' Mako for an epic and productive trolling adventure off the coast of Charleston SC. Captain TJ will put all of his knowledge of fish habits, sea trends, and weather patterns toward getting you on the fish safely and in style! After you get settled in, and Captain TJ starts up his 200 Suzuki, you will motor out a couple miles offshore to the fishing grounds. Thes trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain do the "boring" part for you. Captain TJ will drop the throttle down to a couple knots and start surveying the horizon for birds and grass lines. The grass lines can provide structure for pelagics to congregate around and birds are usually an indicator of bait on the surface! You're welcome to help TJ scout, but you more than welcome to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sweet sea breeze while you wait for the reel to start screaming! These trips can be extremely productive as well. If you get into a pod of Wahoo, King Mackerel, or Mahi, Captain TJ will just keep circling back to catch more and more, until you've caught your limit or your arms get too tired. Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi, are just a couple of the potential species you could catch while you're out there, and there are plenty more species the productive waters of the Atlantic can offer up! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain TJ also provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. TJ recommends you bring your favorite lunch, snack, and drink items, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and some good company! Otherwise, Captain TJ will take care of the rest to make sure you fill the box on your next Charleston Offshore Trolling adventure! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in North Charleston

Offshore Trolling With Captain TJ

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Charleston deep sea fishing charter

What are the best deep sea fishing charters in Charleston?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 30 deep sea trips in Charleston, and the most popular trips in the area are Charleston Deep Sea Offshore guided by Darius, 4 HR Inshore/Harbor/Reef Fishing guided by Chris, and Deep Sea Quest: Reel & Explore guided by Chris.

Our guides in Charleston are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2500 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 Deep Sea charter include Mount Pleasant, North Charleston and Johns Island.

Looking for kid friendly deep sea guides in Charleston? Check out our beginner and family friendly deep sea guides in Charleston.

What types of deep sea fishing charters are common in Charleston?

The most commonly sought after species for deep sea Fishing are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. wahoo, 3. kingfish, and 4. cobia.

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

How much do Charleston deep sea fishing charters cost?

for deep sea fishing in Charleston prices can range anywhere from an affordable $800 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for deep sea fishing in Charleston is $800. The average price for a full day trip for deep sea fishing in Charleston is $1,906.

What month is best for deep sea fishing in Charleston?

The most popular season for deep sea fishing in Charleston is summer, and most anglers book their trips 41 days in advance.

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

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Charleston don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Charleston.

Deep sea fishing in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina, located on the state's southeastern coast, is a celebrated destination for offshore fishing. This historic city, famed for its well-preserved architecture and rich cultural heritage, also offers access to the abundant waters of the Atlantic Ocean, presenting a variety of fishing opportunities.

The waters off Charleston are home to a diverse array of fish species, making it a favored spot for anglers. Popular catches include Red Snapper, known for its delicious taste and sporting quality, and King Mackerel, a favorite for its speed and agility. The area also offers opportunities to catch species like Amberjack, Cobia, and various types of Grouper and Shark. Seasonal migrations bring additional species, such as Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, and the occasional Sailfish or Marlin, providing varied fishing experiences throughout the year.

Charleston's offshore fishing benefits from its proximity to deep waters and unique oceanic features like artificial reefs and ledges. These structures create ideal habitats for a wide range of game fish, making the area a hotspot for anglers. The city’s strategic location also allows for relatively quick access to these prime fishing spots.

The city is well-equipped to cater to the needs of anglers, with numerous fishing charters and experienced captains available. These charters offer a range of fishing experiences, from half-day trips ideal for families and beginners to full-day and extended trips for more seasoned anglers. Charleston's captains are known for their local knowledge and commitment to providing a safe and productive fishing experience.

For sportfishing enthusiasts, the waters off Charleston are particularly appealing. The diverse marine habitat supports a variety of larger game fish, offering exciting challenges for those seeking a serious fishing adventure. The city’s long fishing season, influenced by its mild climate, allows for year-round fishing opportunities.

In addition to its fishing appeal, Charleston is a prime tourist destination, offering a mix of historical sites, gourmet dining, shopping, and scenic beauty. This makes it an ideal location for combining a fishing trip with a family vacation or a cultural getaway.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Darius gave us a fishing trip that far exceeded our expectations. We had a great fun filled outing. We are already talking about our next fishing trip and without a doubt he will be our Captain.

    Rick J. with Darius B. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great time, great fishing spot and amazing Captain

    Michael C. with Chris A. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Perfect. Great weather and Brent took advantage of it. Took us to multiple spots to try to find the fish until he found one that was successful. Brent worked very well with our kids...11 and 13 year old boys. He was good at teaching them tips and was eager and fun when action was happening!! He fit right in with our family and was a great guide and leader! The boat rides were fun and he went out of his way to show my son's the jellyball and anything else outside of standard fishing that came up. Loved it!!

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

  • ★★★★★
    Our two boat trip was absolutely electric. First off, Capt. Chris' boat was perfect. For the price point, you'd be hard pressed to find a better fishing charter deal out of Charleston. The second boat in our group was equally as nice. Both boats were super comfortable, we just sat in the back on beanbags and drank beer as we raced out about 40 miles offshore. The guides gave us an in depth safety talk before taking off and took every safety precaution available, they definitely found a happy medium between fun and safety though. They were also very well informed about what was in/out of season, and the parameters for keeper fish. On first drop, we had 2 really nice red snapper hookups. Once that bite ran cold, we wasted no time, hopping around to multiple different locations, filling the cooler up with vermillion and other good eating fish. Even got a few 5+ foot sharks for the young'n that was with us. He was so stoked! We ran into a bit of weather but that didn't phase the guides, they had contingency plans to keep us busy. We elected to run deeper to avoid the thunderstorm that formed between us and the land, which meant we got a few extra hours of fishing (no complaints). The highlight of the trip was chumming up a cobia feeding frenzy right on the surface before we booked it back to the marina. Any time you can topwater fish for cobia, you're in for a treat. We almost landed a trophy cobia before a 8+ foot shark breached the surface and completely annihilated it about 20 feet off the back of the boat. It was so primal, none of us cared that we lost the trophy. I recommend these guys to anyone, beginners or lifetime anglers. Will definitely be using them again!

    John S. with Chris A. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Brent did an awesome job on our charter! Captain Brent is all around good people and he went above and beyond to put us on some fish! At the end of the day not only did we have a blast but we left feeling like we had made a friend for life. We will 100 percent be coming back in the future. In our opinion there’s no one better than Captain Brent out there! Booking a trip with him was the best decision we could’ve made!

    Zach M. with Brent R. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    The trip was excellent. Captain Griffin was a great guide and engaging. Shared a lot about fishing and the Charleston area. Absolutely looking forward to doing it again.

    Edward S. with Johnston M. of Charleston, South Carolina

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