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Fishing in Mount Pleasant

Inshore, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Half Day Charleston Adventure

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $525
Fishing in Mount Pleasant

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Insane Inshore Trips

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
Fishing in Mount Pleasant

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Big Fish Thrills

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,275
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Fishing in Charleston

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Charleston

4 HR Inshore/Harbor/Jetties Fishing AM

100% (2)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Johns Island

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Johns Island

VIP Offshore - Up To 6 Anglers

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,700
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Fishing in Charleston

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

8 HR Offshore Reef/Harbor/Jetties

100% (2)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,600

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Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for 6 HR Reef/Nearshore/Jetties/Harbor in Charleston

Half Day Reef Trip This is a 6-hour fishing trip, where you'll be fishing at Charleston's own Jetties, reefs and wrecks. Head offshore weather permitting about 10 - 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 near Folly Beach

6 HR Reef/Nearshore/Jetties/Harbor

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,100
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
trip description for Charleston, SC Offshore in Mount Pleasant

The ocean is big. Really, really big. You never quite know what might jump on your hook, but we'll always have a plan based on season, weather and your interests. Some days that plan calls for running a couple of hours to deep water to troll and staying on it all day after mahi, tuna, king mackerel or even billfish. Other days call for finding active bottom and hunting sea bass, snapper and grouper. Others, my personal favorite, combine the two. Throw in a cobia or a shark now and again and it's always interesting. Just remember, try as we may, it's still called "fishing", not "catching". We'll also decide early what you may wish to take home. Billfish and sharks, we'll release to catch again another day and to keep our ecosystems healthy. What you wish to keep, we'll be happy to clean and bag for you, and even offer some suggestions on how to prepare if you'd like. For the 2024 season, a 12 hour offshore or combined trip is $2,950. 6 hour nearshore trips are $1,900. 6 passengers maximum, includes bait, tackle, ice, fishing license, soft drinks and water. Does not include alcohol, food or gratuity for the hardworking Mate. Prices subject to fuel surcharge in response to price spikes. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Folly Beach

Charleston, SC Offshore

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40 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,900
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Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
trip description for Besting Charleston's Beasts in North Charleston

This is one of the best experiences you can have in Charleston. The harbor and jetties provide an abundance of life and structure offering large habitats for saltwater fish to live and thrive in Charleston, South Carolina. Lots of fish variety and opportunities to make memories of a lifetime. We target large Bull Reds, and many different species of shark; some of them are truly monsters. While we are fishing for this species there is a high likelihood to catch and land many other Charleston inshore sport fish. These fish include trout, flounder, reds, sheepshead, stripper, and many more. Even though we can never make the fish eat, this trip has a very high success rate! This is one of our most repeated trips in Charleston. Let us take you on an experience of a lifetime and enjoy a fishing trip in the beautiful and historic waters of Charleston, SC! Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter near Folly Beach

Besting Charleston's Beasts

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $350
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Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
trip description for Charleston Inshore Excursion in North Charleston

Every great adventure needs a starting point and Captain Carlo is here to get you and your guest pointing in the right direction. Whether it's cruising the historic waterways in Charleston or chasing some of our most sought-after inshore sportfish, it will be our pleasure to spend the day with you. On these trips with Captain Carlo, you will fish the many creeks, oyster beds, rivers, and inlets of Charleston Harbor. All within a short and comfortable boat ride from Shem Creek where you will be launching from. Protected from the winds and waves generally associated with offshore fishing trips, these inshore trips are perfect for those who are new to boating and fishing. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Carlo's 26-foot Avenger. She can accommodate up to 6 anglers. Captain Carlo will provide rods, reels, tackle, licenses, tackle, bait, an ice cooler, and bottled water. Feel free to bring your own equipment as well as any food and drinks of your choice. Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter near Folly Beach

Charleston Inshore Excursion

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $350
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
trip description for Offshore Grocery Store in Mount Pleasant

Don’t want to go way out in the ocean but want to still fill up the cooler and have fun 25 miles off the coast? Embark on Captain Matt's nearshore trip to fill the feezer and have a blast doing it! Destinations include artificial reefs and natural live bottom areas up to 9 miles offshore. Typical catches include black sea bass, vermillion snapper, red snapper, triggerfish, amberjack, cobia, sharks, and other species. For these trips, you'll be fishing out of Captain Matt's 30' Contender Center Console, that has a cruising speed of 33 Knots and can handle up to 4 passengers on these trips. Captain Matt will get you all set up with top-of-the-line fishing gear with spinning and conventional gear available. Your license is provided along with all bait and tackle but feel free to bring along your own if you prefer. The boat comes loaded with bottled water and plenty of ice and cooler space for your use. You need only bring food and any other beverages you wish. Alcoholic beverages are permitted but overindulgence is obviously not tolerated for safety reasons. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter near Folly Beach

Offshore Grocery Store

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30 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,400
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
trip description for Shark & Bull Drum Fishing in Mount Pleasant

On this trip, you'll mix it up and target Sharks and Redfish—both super fun species for anglers of all levels! These species can be caught fairly close to shore, so you can get a lot of "bang for your buck" on a six-hour trip. With years of experience navigating these waters, Captain Bob knows all the best spots to find the fish, so whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-timer, he'll make sure you have a blast and come away with a great catch. On the morning of your trip, you'll load up aboard Captain Bob's luxurious 30' Grady White center console and head out to the fishing grounds. Captain Bob will make sure you're hooked up with the right bait and tackle, and then you'll wait for the action to kick off! Both "Bull Reds" and Sharks are powerful fish, and when one of them grabs the hook, you'll be on for the ride! With Captain Bob's expertise, you'll reel in a bunch of trophy fish and even some trophies. The fish are biting—get out there and bag some! *Fuel is not included* Guest will be charge for fuel used at the end of the charter. Contact the captain for current marina pricing. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter near Folly Beach

Shark & Bull Drum Fishing

100% (1)
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,300
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Everything to Know About Booking a South Carolina drift fishing charter

What are the best drift fishing charters in South Carolina?

Why should I book a drift fishing charter in South Carolina with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 21 drift fishing trips in South Carolina, and the most popular trips in the area are 4 HR Inshore/Harbor/Jetties Fishing AM guided by Chris, Insane Inshore Trips guided by Brad, and Big Fish Thrills guided by Tim.

Our guides in South Carolina are rated a 4.71 out of 5 based on 3193 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.

Looking for kid friendly drift fishing guides / fishing lessons in South Carolina? Check out our beginner and family friendly drift fishing guides in South Carolina.

What types of drift fishing charters are common in South Carolina?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for drift fishing in South Carolina as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species for drift fishing in South Carolina are: 1. redfish, 2. black seabass, 3. speckled trout, and 4. cobia.

How much do South Carolina drift fishing charters cost?

for drift fishing in South Carolina prices can range anywhere from about $505 to $1,670, but the average price for a half day trip for drift fishing in South Carolina is $610. The average price for a full day trip for drift fishing in South Carolina is $1,312.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for on a drift fishing charter in South Carolina?

The most popular season to go on a drift fishing charter in South Carolina is summer, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

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

See here for more information on fishing licenses in South Carolina, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in South Carolina. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in South Carolina.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time and caught lots of different fish. Would definitely recommend!

    Rhett E. with Chris M. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Adrian was such a fantastic guide- we got on fish immediately and caught multiple species. He has a deep knowledge of the area and has an excellent personality for the guide service. We had such a fun time, cannot wait to get back and highly recommend using his service!

    Andrew P. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great captain! Carlo wants his guests to succeed! Great experience!

    Ed . with Carlo M. of North Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time with Capt Hayden! He was professional, easy going, and made us feel comfortable right out of the gate. We made some life long memories and was definitely the best part of our guy trip! Thank You!

    Marc A. with Chris M. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jeremy was great! My son and I had a blast. Caught plenty of fish and great conversation between spots. Definitely recommend Captain Jeremy.

    Rance P. with Jeremy E. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Carlo was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Add to that the fact that we all caught a variety of fish and two of us had only been fishing once before in our lives, and you have a perfect day. Thank you!

    Peta S. with Carlo M. of North 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Adrian was just awesome! He kept us up to date on weather and was flexible with date/time to make sure we went out at the best time. He got there early to make sure we were all set with plenty of bait and extra rods and reels ready to go. He even had an extra hat and sunglasses for our 16 yo who forgot his. He knew the best fishing spots and locations at each spot. He could cast within inches of his intended target, was very knowledgeable about the fish, and helped us release the sting ray and gar we accidentally caught. Very pleasant, hard working and very experienced! You can’t go wrong with Adrian!

    Cynthia B. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    He was very good and tried to get us where the fish were bitting but hot weather was not our friend for this adventure but we did catch some would go with him again hands down

    Michele W. with Christopher C. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time. Captain Adrian was knowledgeable and interactive. One of our best trips.

    John A. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    We had an incredible day fishing with Captain Adrian! He was awesome lining up the best time of day to fish ahead of time thru great communication. While we didn't expect to catch a bunch since we were early in the season, we caught a BUNCH of fish - completely lost count it was such a good day - all catch and release. Adrian did a great job keeping our lines in the water from baiting hooks to fixing a few snags to getting fish off the hooks. Adrian was awesome! Highly recommend!! What a great day...

    Ben F. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Adrian was awesome!!! We caught a bunch of fish had an incredible time on the water. Highly recommended!!!

    Paul B. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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