Frequently Asked Questions


Shem Creek Park
Shrimp Boat Ln. | Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-730-1049
Email Captain Brandon

What species of fish will I have a chance to catch?

There are all sorts of species of fish that you’ll have a chance to catch. Charleston is known for its Red Fish (also known as Red Drum), but you may also encounter Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Cobia, Spade Fish, Black Sea Bass, Amberjack, and more. There are also a great number of shark species in our area. Including Hammerheads, Bonnet Head, Atlantic Sharp-nose, Black Tips, Bull, Tiger, Lemon, Sandbar, and Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks.

Do you offer tours for people who are not interested in fishing?

Absolutely! Everyone should get a chance to enjoy the beautiful waters in Charleston, SC. We offer harbor cruises that provide a different kind of adventure than fishing. From shark teeth hunting, to dolphin spotting, to historic cruises, check out our options here.

What is provided on your saltwater fishing charters?

Our fishing charters come with everything you need to have a great time. We provide all the necessary gear, including bait, as well as bottled water, ice, and sunscreen. Feel free to bring any food or drinks with you on the boat.

Where do your fishing charters launch from?

Our fishing charters launch from three primary locations, but we are happy to pick you up elsewhere if you desire. All of our locations are open year round, but different ramps are more popular during different seasons.

Wappo Cut Boat Ramp
located in Tranquil Dr, Charleston, SC. This location is ideal for spring fishing.

Shem Creek Park
located at Shrimp Boat Ln, Mt. Pleasant, SC. Our Mt. Pleasant boat ramp is great for a summer fishing adventure.

St. Johns Yacht Harbor
located at 2408 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island.

What is your cancellation policy?

You have 72 hours before your trip to cancel for a full refund. Pending weather, or cancellation by captain’s discretion, clients will be charged full price within 72 hours.

How does weather impact your fishing charters?

Charleston weather is pretty sporadic, but we keep a close eye on the weather. However, a little rain won’t stop us from a fishing adventure. If the weather is deemed unsafe or dangerous, we will reschedule depending on party availability or cancel at no cost to you.

Do I need a license for your fishing charters?

No need to worry, we have you covered. All licenses are included under your captain’s USCG license, so you do not need to have your own in order to enjoy a fishing trip with us.

How many anglers can be on board?

Due to USCG regulations, only six anglers are allowed per boat. If you have a larger party, we recommend booking an extra charter. We also offer large group packages. For details, please call us at 843-730-1049.

Can anglers keep the fish they catch on your fishing charters?

Anglers can keep the fish they catch while following the SCDNR fish size and limits.

Do I need to worry about sea sickness?

Our charters are going to be on water, so if you suffer from sea sickness, there is a chance that you may get sea sick. If this is a concern for you, but you still want to fish, we recommend our inshore charters as these are not as exposed to the high waves of our nearshore fishing trips.

Is alcohol allowed?

Alcohol is allowed and you may bring your own on board. You must be 21 years of age to consume.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes we do offer gift certificates. Visit our online store for more information

What should I bring with me on my trip?

Storage is limited on our charters, so please bring only the necessities. Helpful items include your phone, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, food, beverages, and keys. We will be on the water, so it is possible that your items may get wet. If you are concerned about an item getting wet, we suggest putting it in something that is water tight (like a Ziploc bag). We will supply everything you need to fish. If you have a specific rod that you would like to bring, that is fine as well. We can check the rigging if you’d like to ensure that fish doesn’t get away.

What should I do for lunch?

You are welcome to bring your own lunch aboard the ship, or, upon request, the captain can stop at one of our local restaurants for a lunch break. Do keep in mind that stopping for lunch will take time from your fishing trip.

What about a bathroom break?

There are a few bathrooms on the water, but marinas and restaurants are open in the afternoon if you would prefer to stop there.

Do I have to bring my own tackle?

Nope! We will provide rods, reels, and tackle for your trip.

Will I need to rig my own lines or bait my own hooks?

Our certified charter captains will do all the work for you. Just enjoy sitting back and reeling em’ in!

When is the best time to fish in Charleston, SC?

Charleston offers year-round fishing, but depending on the time of year, will depend on the fish we target. Some months are better than others for select species. Your captain will help you target the fish that are prevalent at the time of year you are fishing.


Shem Creek Park
Shrimp Boat Ln.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-730-1049
Email Captain Brandon

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