Boating Information and Fishing Charters

If you are looking for information on kayaking or canoeing, please see the Wildlife Viewing page and the Other Area Interests page.

Fishing Charters

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Captain Sunshine
Fishing, dolphin watching, wildlife tours, cruises, weddings, and anything that will float the boat Captain Sunshine can handle. Favorites are eco and lighthouse cruises along with fishing for redfish, trout, and even shark.
980-333-3689
590 Mercantile Rd, McClellanville, SC 29458
Carolina Guide Service
Carolina Guide Service offers fishing charters for anglers of all skill levels and we are dedicated to making your fishing adventure a memorable one. Captain Jordan Pate is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and avid outdoorsman who grew up in Pawleys Island, S.C. He is dedicated to sharing his experiences with others and showcasing the best of what the Lowcountry has to offer.
843-608-8307
Pawleys Island, SC
Nature Adventures Outfitters
Offering an "Outdoor Adventure Center" that provides kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, hiking, birding, fishing and eco-boat tour adventures, as well as camping and cabin rentals in the Bulls Bay Chamber area. Nature Adventures is the area’s oldest guide service and is the only local outfitter based in the Bulls Bay Chamber area! Our 77 Acre Facility offers a variety of adventures for the entire family! As a permitted Tour outfitter, we offer guided services in the Francis Marion National Forest and Bulls Bay Area. Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals are also offered in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and on our very own lake at the center. Adventures include sea and recreational kayaking and canoeing to barrier islands, blackwater swamps, and rivers within the Bulls Bay area and overnight Expeditions! Equipment rentals included Fishing Kayaks, Sea Kayaks, Recreational Kayaks, Canoes and we also provide naturalist guided Kayak Fishing tours! Other tours include hiking and professional guided birding and wild life tours. Guides are University degreed, Master Naturalists, and certified ACA kayak instructors and trip leaders.
843-568-3222
8257 Hwy 17 North, McClellanville, SC
The Palmetto Store
More than just a convenience store, you can find Red-wing boots, fishing supplies, plumbing supplies and more! Located conveniently on the corner of Hwy 45 and Hwy 17, it's one of the Chamber's Visitors Center locations as well!
(843) 887-3331
10086 N Highway 17, McClellanville, SC 29458

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Boat Landings & Water Access

Buck Hall Recreation Area          
Just six miles southeast of McClellanville, Buck Hall is on the Intracoastal Waterway and provides waterway access to the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Buck Hall has a boat ramp, RV and tent camping, along with a picnic area, and is a Francis Marion National Forest Facility. Located on Buckhall Landing Road. More information. 843-887-3257

Garris Landing Pier
Within the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge, Garris Landing has a boat landing, fishing pier, and is the location of departure when headed to Bulls Island and the lower portion of the refuge. 498 Bulls Island Road.

Cape, Murphy and Lightghouse IslandsMcConnells Landing      
McConnells offers a paved boat ramp for launching on the Santee River. Located on a high bluff overlooking the river, it’s a popular place to camp primitive (permit needed) and to explore the area by kayak or canoe. Landing on the Santee River, no fishing piers or courtesy docks. 15 parking spaces.
Latitude: 33.24512  Longitude: -79.52085
Photo courtesy of Ben Sumrell Photography

Robert E. Ashley Landing            
Located in the center of historic McClellanville next to the local park, this boat landing on Jeremy Creek just off the Intracoastal Waterway has two piers with amazing views, several signs and markers with visitor information, and the Lowcountry Seaman’s Memorial placed in memory of those who lost their lives while working in the waters of South Carolina. Adjacent to the landing is the McClellanville Town Park, which features a playground, picnic tables, a bandstand, and the nearby Village Museum. The McClellanville Run/Walk Trail passes through this park as well. Fees for usage apply. 405 Pinckney Street. Call the town of McClellanville for more information, 843-887-3712.

Sewee Bay
Great for saltwater fishing in shallow boats. Access is out of Gadsdenville Landing in Mount Pleasant. Close to Capers Island State Heritage Preserve, it makes for a perfect place to explore while visiting Capers.

Still Landing 
A public boat ramp located in the Wambaw Creek Wilderness Area in the Francis Marion National Forest on Wambaw Creek. No fishing piers or courtesy docks, and parking is limited in this remote area. However, it makes a great location for paddlers on this nationally recognized kayak and canoe trail.
Latitude: 33.1774  Longitude: -79.4967

Carolina Guide Service Fishing
Photo courtesy of Carolina Guide Service