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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Charleston Trophy Chasing Trip

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43 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Gulfstream Fishing For Pelagics

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Gulfstream 10 To 12 Hr Offshore

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32 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Johns Island

Comfortable Offshore Trip For Big Groups

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36 ft 1 - 12 People $$$
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Charleston

All Day Offshore Fishing

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Charleston

Sailfish Special - 35' Everglades

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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 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 $$$
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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 $$$

Set sail on the adventure of a lifetime with Captain Greg for an unforgettable fishing experience! Join us for a comfortable offshore trip for big groups as we embark on an exciting deep-sea fishing journey in the pristine waters of St. John's Island, South Carolina. Our seasoned captain, Greg, will be your expert guide, ensuring you have the best possible fishing experience. With a 36' sportfisher at your disposal, you'll have all the space and amenities you need for a relaxing and productive day on the water. Choose from a wide range of fishing techniques to suit your preferences and expertise. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, we've got you covered with options like bottom fishing, cut bait fishing, drift fishing, jigging, light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and trolling. You can try them all or focus on your favorite method to reel in the big catch of the day. Speaking of catches, St. John's Island is teeming with an array of fantastic fish species. Test your skills against the likes of Mahi Mahi, Mutton Snapper, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Wahoo, and even the elusive Warsaw Grouper. These waters are a hotbed for big game fishing, and Captain Greg knows where to find them. Whether you're an angling enthusiast looking for a thrilling challenge or a group of friends and family seeking an exciting day on the water, our fishing trip is the perfect way to create unforgettable memories. So, gather your group and book your adventure with Captain Greg today, and get ready to make waves on the open sea while reeling in the catch of a lifetime! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Johns Island

Comfortable Offshore Trip For Big Groups

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36 ft 1 - 12 People $$$

If you're an avid angler looking for an unforgettable sportfishing experience, a deep sea fishing charter with Captain Tim out of Mount Pleasant, SC is the perfect opportunity! With Captain Tim's expertise and knowledge of the area's waters, you'll have a chance to catch some of the biggest and most sought-after game fish in the region. Captain Tim is a native of Mt. Pleasant, SC and has been an offshore and inshore fishing guide for over 15 years. Fishing with a local has many advantages. Captain Tim's deep sea fishing charter is designed for people who are serious about fishing and want to catch big trophies. The trip is also designed for more angler interaction. This means where you the angler will be more involved with setting lines out, helping catch live bait, and over all being more involved with the overall fishing process besides just reeling them in. You'll be targeting species such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Blue Marlin and more. These fish are known for their size, strength, and fighting abilities, making for an exciting and challenging fishing experience. On this charter, you'll head out to the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where you'll have a chance to go 45 to 60 miles offshore Captain Tim's 32' Contender is equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear and electronics, including sonar and GPS, to help you locate and catch the big fish. You'll be working a range of baits and lures, as well as live bait, to entice the fish to bite. During the trip, Captain Tim will provide you with tips and guidance on how to catch the target species, including the best techniques and strategies for hooking and reeling in the fish. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn more about the local fishing scene and the different types of fish that inhabit the area's waters. Overall, a deep sea fishing charter with Captain Tim is an epic sportfishing experience that you won't soon forget. Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-timer, this trip is sure to provide you with plenty of excitement, adventure, and memories that will last a lifetime! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Gulfstream 10 To 12 Hr Offshore

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32 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Don't worry about an extra fuel charge on this trip! Everything is included as you head out to the deep, blue waters of the Atlantic Gulfstream. This major ocean current takes warm, rich water up from the Gulf all the way to Europe, and is a major food source for all kinds of pelagic sportfish! On the morning of your trip, you'll load up aboard Captain Bob's luxurious 30' Grady White center console. You'll get comfortable in a bean bag and strap in for a 1.5 hour, 60+ mile boat ride out to the fruitful Gulfstream waters. On the way, Captain Bob will troll several Penn International Conventional reels with various lures. Typical catches are Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, and Marlin. Captain Bob also brings deep-dropping rods and reels for the opportunity of catching some large bottom-dwelling fish, such as Warsaw Grouper and other deepwater monsters. The fish are biting—book your trip now and get after it! *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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Gulfstream Fishing For Pelagics

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Launch aboard one of the nicest boats in Charleston Harbor in Captain Bentley's fully decked out 43ft Albermarle Express. With your experienced Captain at the helm, this boat drives like a 50' Sportfish. It's fast, clean, and comfortable and comes loaded with only the highest quality fishing gear, equipment, and amenities. Scroll through the pictures above to see for yourself. These extended day offshore adventures, depart from Tolers Cove Marina at 5am and run out around 50 - 60 miles. This can take anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours depending on sea conditions, but it is well worth the haul. You'll be riding comfortably aboard one of the nicest boats in Charleston Harbor and get 7+ hours of Bottom fishing and trolling for big specimens in 250 to 2000 feet of water. These trips produce pelagics like Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, and Tuna. return to dock at 5pm. For these extended day offshore adventures, you will meet up with Captain Bentley before well before sunrise to get ready for a 5am depature. After you get settled in, and Captain Bentley cranks up his twin 700 HP Caterpillar engines you will motor out around 60 miles offshore to do some trolling, bottom fishing, and fish catching! You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge and enjoy the comfortable cabin until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time, Captain Bentley can make it happen! Captain Bentley's 43’ Albemarle Express Sport Fisherman. She has twin Caterpillar C-12 diesel engines that allow for a 28 knot cruises. Plenty of room in the cockpit, and the “helm deck” is air-conditioned. Comfortable seating throughout. A salon is below with a full head and seating area. Plenty of drink boxes and the galley has a microwave, sink, 2 refrigerators, and 2 freezers. There are two large fish boxes, a tower with second driving station, and the boat has all modern electronics; Garmin GPS, Garmin Sonar/Sounder, with Chirp Transducer, Radar, Auto Pilot, and 3 Marine VHF radios. Great stereo system with SiriusXM radio that is bluetooth connectable to your own music play list. The boat exceeds All USCG safety equipment requirements, including an EPIRB. She is fast, roomy and comfortable, and provides a very nice ride to the fishing grounds, as well as a stable and comfortable fishing platform. Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Bentley also only provides the highest quality rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring is your favorite lunch, snack, drink, sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Bentley will take care of the rest to make the most of your Charleston offshore adventure! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Charleston Trophy Chasing Trip

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43 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Mount Pleasant sailfish fishing charter

What are the best sailfish fishing charters in Mount Pleasant?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 8 sailfish trips in Mount Pleasant, and the most popular trips in the area are Charleston Trophy Chasing Trip guided by Bentley, Gulfstream Fishing for Pelagics guided by Bob, and Gulfstream 10 to 12 hr offshore guided by Tim.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a Sailfish charter include Charleston and Johns Island.

Looking for kid friendly sailfish guides / fishing lessons in Mount Pleasant? Check out our beginner and family friendly sailfish guides in Mount Pleasant.

What types of sailfish fishing charters are common in Mount Pleasant?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for sailfish in Mount Pleasant as well as nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Mount Pleasant are bottom fishing, trolling, and artificial lure fishing but heavy tackle fishing and live bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do Mount Pleasant sailfish fishing charters cost?

for sailfish in Mount Pleasant prices can range anywhere from an affordable $1,600 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a full day trip for sailfish in Mount Pleasant is $2,459.

What month is best for sailfish fishing in Mount Pleasant?

The most popular season for sailfish fishing in Mount Pleasant is summer, and most anglers book their trips 32 days in advance.

Do I need a Mount Pleasant fishing license for sailfish and what are the bag limits for sailfish in Mount Pleasant?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant.

What is sailfish fishing in Mount Pleasant all about?

Sailfish are one of the most sought-after gamefish species in Mount Pleasant, prized for their impressive size, speed, and acrobatic leaps. These majestic fish are typically found in offshore waters, particularly around underwater structures, current lines, and temperature breaks. Mount Pleasant offers anglers a chance to target sailfish throughout the year, with peak seasons usually occurring in late spring, summer, and early fall when water temperatures are warmer and favorable conditions prevail. However, sailfish can also be encountered during cooler months, providing anglers with opportunities for thrilling battles year-round.

Anglers targeting sailfish in Mount Pleasant often use a variety of techniques to entice these powerful predators. Trolling with rigged baits or artificial lures is a common method used to cover large areas of water and search for actively feeding sailfish. Anglers deploy multiple lines behind the boat at varying depths and distances to increase their chances of encountering sailfish. Additionally, live baiting with small fish such as ballyhoo, mullet, or pilchards can be highly effective for enticing strikes from sailfish. Anglers present live baits either on the surface or at mid-water depths using kites, outriggers, or downriggers to mimic natural baitfish movements and attract sailfish.

Another popular technique for targeting sailfish in Mount Pleasant is sight fishing, where anglers search for sailfish actively feeding near the surface or tailing behind schools of baitfish. Once located, anglers cast live baits or artificial lures directly to the sailfish, leading to heart-pounding strikes and adrenaline-fueled battles. Fly fishing for sailfish is also gaining popularity among anglers, offering a challenging and rewarding experience for those seeking to target these majestic fish with a fly rod. Overall, pursuing sailfish in Mount Pleasant provides anglers with thrilling offshore adventures and the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches while enjoying the beauty of the open ocean.

What are the most popular months to fish for sailfish fishing in Mount Pleasant?

In Mount Pleasant, the seasons for sailfish fishing typically align with warmer months, spanning from late spring through early fall. During these periods, sailfish are known to migrate closer to the coast in search of baitfish and favorable water conditions, presenting prime opportunities for anglers to target these majestic gamefish. Late spring and early summer, particularly from May to July, often mark the peak season for sailfish fishing in Mount Pleasant as water temperatures rise, stimulating increased activity and feeding behaviors among these highly sought-after predators.

While sailfish can be encountered in Mount Pleasant's waters year-round, their abundance and presence may vary depending on seasonal factors such as water temperature, currents, and baitfish movements. In late summer and early fall, from August to October, anglers can still find sailfish offshore, although their numbers may start to dwindle as water temperatures begin to cool. During these months, sailfish may be more scattered, requiring anglers to cover larger areas of water to locate active feeding areas and increase their chances of encountering these majestic gamefish.

In winter and early spring, from November to April, sailfish may still be present in Mount Pleasant's offshore waters, but they are generally less abundant and more sporadic compared to warmer months. Anglers may need to venture farther offshore and employ different strategies to locate and catch sailfish during these cooler months. Despite the seasonal variations, Mount Pleasant offers anglers consistent opportunities for sailfish fishing throughout the year, with peak seasons providing the best chances for encountering these iconic gamefish in abundance.

What techniques are popular for catching sailfish in Mount Pleasant?

Mount Pleasant, nestled along the South Carolina coast, offers avid anglers an exhilarating opportunity to pursue the iconic sailfish. The waters around Mount Pleasant are teeming with these magnificent creatures, drawing enthusiasts from far and wide to test their skills against these swift and elusive predators. Successful sailfish fishing in this area requires a combination of patience, knowledge of the local waters, and mastery of specialized techniques tailored to the unique behavior of these majestic fish.

One of the primary techniques employed by seasoned sailors in Mount Pleasant is trolling. Anglers typically venture out into deeper waters aboard specialized boats equipped with sturdy rods and reels. They trail a spread of artificial lures or natural baits behind the boat, mimicking the movement of a school of prey fish. Sailfish are known for their lightning-fast strikes, and trolling allows anglers to cover vast stretches of water, increasing their chances of encountering these acrobatic hunters.

Another effective strategy for sailfish fishing in Mount Pleasant involves live baiting. Anglers often target areas with abundant baitfish populations, such as reefs, shoals, or underwater structures. Using live baitfish like mullet, sardines, or ballyhoo, anglers entice sailfish with the allure of a natural, irresistible meal. This method requires finesse and quick reflexes, as anglers must carefully present the bait and react swiftly when a sailfish takes the bait, setting the hook with precision to secure the catch. Whether trolling or live baiting, sailfish fishing in Mount Pleasant promises an unforgettable adventure for anglers seeking the thrill of the chase amidst the scenic beauty of the South Carolina coast.

What other species are popular in Mount Pleasant?

Mount Pleasant, renowned for its rich marine biodiversity, offers anglers a diverse array of species to target beyond the iconic sailfish. Among the most sought-after catches are the prized gamefish like mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado, and wahoo. These speedsters roam the offshore waters, providing thrilling battles for anglers with their acrobatic leaps and blistering runs. With their vibrant colors and delectable flesh, mahi-mahi are a favorite among sport fishermen, often found near floating debris, weed lines, or offshore structures. Wahoo, on the other hand, are known for their sheer power and speed, making them a formidable opponent that tests the skills of even the most seasoned anglers.

In addition to these pelagic species, Mount Pleasant offers abundant opportunities for anglers to target bottom-dwelling species such as red snapper, grouper, and black sea bass. Venturing to the reefs, wrecks, and rocky outcroppings that dot the coastal waters, anglers can drop their lines to tempt these tasty and formidable adversaries. Red snapper, prized for their succulent flesh and vibrant coloration, inhabit the deeper offshore waters, while grouper can be found lurking amidst the rocky structures, ready to pounce on unsuspecting prey. Black sea bass, a staple of many anglers' tables, are commonly found in shallower waters near the coastline, making them accessible targets for anglers of all skill levels.

Moreover, Mount Pleasant offers excellent opportunities for inshore fishing enthusiasts, with species like speckled trout, redfish, and flounder abundant in the creeks, estuaries, and marshes that fringe the coastline. Anglers can ply these shallow waters with light tackle or fly fishing gear, targeting these prized inshore species amidst the stunning backdrop of the Lowcountry landscape. Whether seeking the adrenaline rush of offshore battles or the serene tranquility of inshore fishing, Mount Pleasant caters to anglers of all preferences, promising an unforgettable fishing experience in the heart of South Carolina's coastal paradise.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Bentley and Patrick were awesome. They made the experience memorable, and we plan to make this a tradition. Great boat and great crew!!

    Josnel F. with Bentley 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

  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for everything!

    Hong T. with Bob U. 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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