Find Big Fun on the Waters with These 5 Top Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters

When vacationing on the Grand Strand, families have an extensive (and wide-ranging) list of fun activities and attractions to choose from — which is a big part of the Myrtle Beach area’s immense tourism appeal.


But of all the Grand Strand’s many attractions, none are bigger (both literally and figuratively) than the local waters, ranging from the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway to the area’s many rivers, creeks, flats and marshes. And when it comes to signature activities to pursue in Myrtle Beach, fishing definitely ranks high on the list.

5 Top Area Fishing Charters

Of course, not everybody comes to town with a fishing vessel in tow. But thanks to the many fishing charters available in the Myrtle Beach area, it’s easy for families in search of angling adventures to procure both the boat and the fishing expertise needed for a great day on the local waters.

When you and your vacation crew are looking to wet a line on the Grand Strand, consider heading to one of these five leading area fishing charters:

The Reel Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters


Serving the Grand Strand and surrounding area, The Reel Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters offers anglers the chance to join Captain Matt on a 6- to 12-hour fishing trip covering 20 to 60-plus miles on the waters. Boat sizes available range from 26 to 32 feet, and the full-service charter provides all the rods, reels, bait, tackle and even fishing licenses needed for an amazing on-the-water adventure.


Reel Salty Fishing Charters


Launching its trips from a slip on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, this fishing charter offers inshore and nearshore angling adventures led by Captain Jeff and Captain Bob — a duo whose 20-plus years of experience leading local charters is sure to put you and your crew on fish. All needed gear, licenses and permits are provided by Reel Salty, and available trips last four to six hours on either a 20- or 24-foot boat.


Captain Scotty’s Fishing Charters


With years of experience fishing the local waterways with families and friends, Captain Scotty and Captain Rich strive to provide their guests with the area’s best backwater and offshore fishing experiences. Their fishing trips run out of Little River on a 24.5-foot boat, and all needed equipment and licenses are provided.

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On the Fly Outfitters


This company’s family-friendly inshore fishing charters run out of Murrells Inlet, and its diverse tours cover everything from flats, creeks and rivers to shallow-water marshes, nearshore wrecks, reefs and live bottom areas. Trips with Captain Chris or Captain Jimmy range in length from three to eight hours, and everything needed for a successful day on the waters is provided. Two-hour sunset and eco-tours are also available.


Killin Time Charters


Based out of Little River, Killin Time offers 4-hour offshore angling trips with Captain David on a 34-foot fishing boat that can accommodate up to six guests. Species targeted on Killin Time’s on-the-water outings include shark, cobia, king and Spanish mackerel, and shrimp, and all needed equipment and licenses are included.

Ocean Reef Oceanfront Deluxe King Room

Your Headquarters for Fun on the Area Waters

Ready to reel in some fish and fun during your next Grand Strand getaway? Book your stay at Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Reef Resort today. With our comfortable and luxurious accommodations and the wide range of amenities found on-site, we’ve got everything you’ll need to enjoy an adventure-filled escape to Myrtle Beach.

Ocean Reef - Oceanfront King Room