The average cost for a four hour trip in Charleston Harbor is $503, while the average cost for an 8 hour trip is $1179. Prices can vary based on trip duration, boat size and amenities, and the type of fishing your group is looking to do. View all Charleston Harbor Charters here.
There are no shared trips currently available in Charleston Harbor. View all Charleston Harbor Charters here.
The most common charter boat types in Charleston Harbor are:
The average charter boat size in Charleston Harbor is 24 feet.
When renowned artist Alfred Hutty first visited Charleston, South Carolina he immediately wired his wife a short, but effective telegram: “Come quickly, have found Heaven.” A lot of people feel that way about this historic old town and the Charleston Harbor area that is such an important part of the social and economic engine of the city. But if Hutty would have been a fisherman instead of an artist, he would have probably still said the same thing. Fishing around Charleston Harbor, whether you go inshore or offshore, is a little bit of angling “Heaven”. You have four choices of directions to go for great fishing here - north, south, east and west. Literally. Not only can you fish in the Charleston Harbor proper, but you can head north up the Cooper River system; south into the Clark Sound area; east out past historic Fort Sumter and Morris Island into the Atlantic Ocean or west up the massive Ashley River system. There is literally water, water, everywhere. And there’s so much history. While the fishing is all fast forward, Charleston itself takes you back with its antebellum homes and old Battery districts, cobblestone streets and even horse-drawn carriages. There are unlimited choices of accommodations and dining opportunities and entertainment of every variety. And it is all there overlooking the Harbor, including Fort Sumter, the famous battleground where the first Civil War shots were fired. There are dozens of options for walking, riding or boating tours, And the options for fishing — and catching — are even more numerous.
Charleston Harbor is an eight square mile area at the convergence of the Ashley and Cooper river systems, which leads right out into the Atlantic Ocean. You can chase a multitude of fish year around here. Black drum, redfish, speckled trout, bluefish, sheepshead and ladyfish are good any time you can get here. There are also flounder, weakfish, and flounder from spring through the fall and in the summer months, you can even sink your hook into those species plus sharks and tarpon, plus more. The best way to enjoy catching a bunch of fish is to charter a trip for you and your friends or family. That way you don’t have to worry about a thing and you know you’ll be on top of some of the good fishing, As you might expect in an area that thrives on tourism and fishing out in the Atlantic, there are numerous exciting opportunities to pier fish as well. Some of the most popular piers are the 1,000 foot Folly Beach Pier, the Picket Park Bridge and the Palmetto Islands County Park Fishing Pier. Or you can go upscale in the Memorial Waterfront Park where the Mount Pleasant Fishing Pier is 1,200 feet of prime pier fishing right beside the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. It has everything you need from a tackle store that will even rent you a rod and reel, all the bait you need, and even picnic tables, swings and rocking chairs. The big piers aren’t the only bank fishing opportunity. There’s the old Pitt Street Bridge, Bowen’s Island dock, Breach Inlet and the Jetties. The Jetties draw hundreds of fishermen and the rockline is a regular route for almost all kinds of gamefish that visit the area.
Heading out of the harbor, a whole multitude of fish species await your bait. There are cobia, snapper, grouper, tarpon, black and red drum, black sea bass, amberjack, barracuda, spanish mackerel, dolphin, tuna, wahoo and billfish. There aren’t just big numbers of fish here, either. The coast of South Carolina has produced some real monsters, like an 818 pound blue marlin, a 396 pound bluefin tuna, and a 400 pound shortfin Mako Shark. Shorter charters can get you to plenty of fish, but if you are willing to go further offshore, there’s no telling what you might hook into. You can also have a lot of fun without your fishing pole, just going on a dolphin watching tour where you can ride right up beside the fun-loving fish as they swim and jump out of the water at speeds that amaze even veteran dolphin watchers.
There’s probably one thing you want to do right up front if you are planning a trip to this area. Add a couple more days to your trip. That’s because the mixture of history, fishing inshore and offshore, and enjoying this unique part of America can’t be done in a hurry. And of course, one of the centerpieces of your trip has to be a charter fishing trip in and around the harbor. Whether it’s inshore or offshore, there is a Charleston Harbor charter trip out there for you. It’s an excellent spot for friends to gather or go on a family vacation. The perfect charter is just a phone call or click away. Then you can let somebody else do all the work for you and let you have all the fun.