Myrtle Beach, SC, is known for its world-class golf courses, pristine beaches, and extravagant attractions, but families, couples, and groups will also discover one of the most prosperous fishing scenes along the East Coast. And luckily for you, there are nearly two dozen North Myrtle Beach fishing charters within minutes of Ocean Annie’s Resorts. South Carolina’s awe-inspiring coast provides an array of deep-sea and inshore fishing possibilities. Whether you’re aiming to hook a hammerhead shark or a massive, migrating red drum, you’ll never forget your day spent on the water near beautiful Myrtle Beach.
The 3 Best Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters
It can take hours to scan all of the area’s fishing options, so we’ve simplified things a bit by collecting the three best charters based on personal experience and customer feedback. These relaxing yet exhilarating Myrtle Beach fishing trips can last anywhere from four to 14 hours, which caters to spontaneous novices and expert anglers alike. Keep reading to learn more about our three favorite North Myrtle Beach fishing charters.
Reel Action Fishing Charters
Location: 2201 Little River Neck Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Price range: $400-$500
Trip length: 4-5 hours
Description: Reel Action is the area’s premier fishing charter for those looking to spend just four or five hours at sea. A half-day fishing excursion provides flexibility for those who’re also hoping to visit Broadway at the Beach, the SkyWheel, or Ripley’s Aquarium. Reel Action offers a little bit of everything: five species of sharks, Little River jetty voyages, inshore angling, and some of the best deep-sea fishing in Myrtle Beach. For just $400, you could hook a 35-pound redfish, monster mahi-mahi, or a majestic, 100-pound sandbar shark.
Captain Smiley Fishing Charters
Location: 4495 Baker Street, Little River, SC
Price range: $425-625
Trip length: 4-7 hours
Description: Unlike most fishing charters in Myrtle Beach, Captain Smiley specializes in inshore trips. These scenic, inexpensive charters vary depending on the season. Some of Captain Smiley’s most popular targets include flounder, red drum, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, stripers, and, yes, speckled trout. These voyages have a small-town, backwater ambiance, unlike other Myrtle Beach fishing charters. We recommend combining a four-hour trip with an unforgettable sightseeing tour. The Little River is home to a thriving bottlenose dolphin population, and you’ll likely spot several shrimp trawlers along the way.
Fish Hook Charters
Location: 2200 Little River Neck Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Price range: $475-$1,600
Trip length: 5-14 hours
Description: Fish Hook has the largest array of charter options in Myrtle Beach, as noted on their website. They target just about every species under the sun, including black sea bass, king mackerel, snapper, grouper, tuna, and, of course, sharks! Nighttime shark trips (6-10:30 p.m.) are among their most popular voyages, but it’s hard to top the 14-hour Gulf Stream trolling excursion. Fish Hook has an in-depth Myrtle Beach fishing report that’s certainly worth exploring before your arrival.
Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Resorts
There’s no better locale in Myrtle Beach to start and finish your day than Ocean Annie’s Resorts. Observe a goldenrod, amber, and steel blue sunrise during an early-morning beach stroll, and polish off each evening with one (or two) signature cocktails at Ocean Annie’s, one of the top-rated beach bars in Myrtle Beach. We have spectacular golf packages, free entry to Wild Water & Wheels, and outstanding on-site dining. To learn more about these three North Myrtle Beach fishing charters or to book a well-deserved getaway, please visit us online.
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