South Carolina Shark Fishing Trips

Last Updated on March 22, 2024 by Eric Bonneman

There’s something truly exhilarating about setting sail into the vast, open waters in search of adventure, especially when that adventure involves coming face to face with one of the ocean’s most magnificent predators: the shark. At Carolina Guide Service, we specialize in providing unforgettable shark fishing charters, perfect for families, kids, and anglers of all skill levels seeking a thrill. Nestled in the heart of South Carolina’s pristine coastal waters, our charters offer more than just a fishing trip; they’re an entry into a world where nature’s beauty meets the thrill of the catch.

With the Atlantic Ocean as our backdrop, we’re fortunate to have a thriving fishery that’s teeming with sharks, making our charters a hit among those eager to reel in these fascinating creatures. From the adrenaline rush of hooking a powerful, sleek shark to the awe of watching it glide through the water, our charters provide an experience that stays with you long after you’ve left the dock. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a family looking to create lasting memories, Carolina Guide Service is your gateway to an unparalleled shark fishing adventure.

Join us as we navigate the calmer waters within the picture perfect jetties and inlets, or venture out into the ocean to chase feeding shark amidst the vast schools of menhaden. With sharks ranging from the agile blacktip to the formidable bull shark, our waters offer a diverse playground for those seeking the thrill of the catch. And with the guidance of Capt. Jordan Pate and our network of first-class fishing guides, your journey through South Carolina’s most scenic fishing grounds promises to be as rewarding as it is exciting.

The Sharks of South Carolina: What You Can Catch

When you set out on a shark fishing charter with Carolina Guide Service, you’re entering a world teeming with some of the ocean’s most fascinating predators. Our waters are rich with a variety of shark species, each bringing its own unique thrill to the fishing experience. Here’s a closer look at the types of sharks you might reel in during your adventure with us.

Blacktip Sharks – One of the stars of our summer fishing season is the Blacktip Shark. Averaging 30-40 lbs, these sleek predators are known for their acrobatic leaps and powerful runs. Fishing for Blacktip Sharks is not just about the catch; it’s about witnessing their breathtaking displays of agility and strength. They are truly a spectacle to behold, making them a favorite among our anglers.

Sandbar Sharks – Another highlight of our shark fishing charters is the Sandbar Shark. With their bulky bodies and long, sweeping dorsal fins, Sandbar Sharks make an impressive sight. Averaging the same weight range as Blacktips, these sharks offer a formidable challenge to reel in, providing an exhilarating experience for fishermen looking for a hefty catch.

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Bonnethead Sharks – For those who delight in light tackle fishing, the Bonnethead Shark is an absolute joy. These smaller cousins of the hammerhead average around 15 lbs and offer a spirited fight that belies their size. Catching a Bonnethead is often a fast-paced, fun-filled affair, perfect for families and those new to shark fishing.

Heavyweights: Spinner, Lemon, and Bull Sharks – For the angler seeking a true test of their fishing mettle, our waters also play host to the larger species like Spinner Sharks, Lemon Sharks, and the formidable Bull Sharks. These heavyweights can exceed 200 lbs and offer a fishing challenge like no other. Battling one of these giants is an experience that etches itself into your memory, a story you’ll recount for years to come.

At Carolina Guide Service, we’re passionate about providing a shark fishing experience that caters to all levels of skill and excitement. Whether you’re drawn to the graceful jumps of the Blacktip, the might of a Bull Shark, or the playful fight of a Bonnethead, our charters promise an adventure filled with the thrill of the catch against the backdrop of South Carolina’s stunning coastal scenery.

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A Day on the Water: Your Shark Fishing Experience

Heading out into the early morning light, the ocean before us promises of a day’s adventure. With Carolina Guide Service, every shark fishing trip is a journey into the unknown, where the sea tells stories, and we’re here to listen.

The Journey Begins

As we leave the dock, the first thing you’ll notice is the serene beauty of South Carolina’s coastal waters. Our destination? The calm areas within the jetties and inlets or the open ocean, depending on what the day’s conditions allow. No two trips are ever the same, but the thrill of the hunt is a constant.

Setting Up for Success

Once we’ve reached our fishing spot, it’s time to gear up. Our guides, experienced in the ways of the sea and its inhabitants, will get you set up with everything you need. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or it’s your first time holding a fishing rod, we’ve got you covered. We use a variety of baits and techniques tailored to attract the sharks prowling beneath the waves, always mindful of the environmental impact and ensuring a sustainable approach to our fishing practices.

The Wait and the Catch

Fishing is as much about patience as it is about excitement. There’s a peaceful tension as we wait for the first bite, surrounded by the vastness of the ocean. Then, the moment of action—when a shark takes the bait, the calm breaks, and the battle begins. Reeling in a shark is a dance of give and take, a test of will and strength. Our guides are right there with you, offering advice and support, ensuring both your safety and that of the shark.

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Carolina Guide Service

When you choose Carolina Guide Service for your shark fishing adventure, you’re not just picking a charter; you’re stepping into a story decades in the making. Founded by Capt. Jordan Pate, a local with a lifetime spent on these waters, our service is built on a foundation of passion, expertise, and a deep-seated love for the sea and its inhabitants.

Our team consists of first-class fishing guides who are more than just experts in their field; they’re custodians of the ocean and enthusiastic sharers of its mysteries. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming atmosphere for anglers of all levels, from the seasoned pro to the eager novice. Our aim? To make your fishing adventure memorable for all the right reasons.

Located south of Myrtle Beach, our fishing grounds are among the most pristine on the East Coast. This natural beauty is not just our backdrop; it’s our responsibility. We’re dedicated to sustainable fishing practices that ensure future generations can enjoy the same thrilling experiences we offer today.

With Carolina Guide Service, you’re getting more than a fishing trip; you’re getting an immersive experience. Whether we’re navigating the serene inshore waters in search of redfish, trout, and flounder, or venturing offshore to battle tarpon, sharks, and cobia, our commitment to your adventure is unwavering.

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We understand that fishing is more than just a sport; it’s a way to connect with nature, to challenge oneself, and to create stories that last a lifetime. That’s why we go the extra mile to ensure every trip is tailored to your wishes, with top-notch gear, local knowledge, and the kind of hospitality that makes you feel right at home on the water.

Choosing Carolina Guide Service means choosing an adventure that extends beyond the catch. It’s an invitation to explore the untouched beauty of South Carolina’s coast, to learn from the best, and to leave with not just a catch, but a deeper appreciation for the ocean and all its wonders.

Who Should Embark on a Shark Fishing Adventure?

Shark fishing with Carolina Guide Service isn’t just for anyone—it’s for everyone. Whether you’re visiting from nearby cities like Georgetown, Charleston, or even Savannah, GA, or you’re a local looking for a thrilling day out on the water, this experience is tailored for you. Our charters are a perfect addition to any vacation itinerary or weekend getaway, offering a unique adventure that’s both accessible and exhilarating.

Ideal for families seeking to introduce their children to the joys of fishing, groups of friends looking for an adrenaline-filled day, or solo adventurers eager to test their mettle against the ocean’s apex predators, shark fishing offers the excitement of big-game fishing without the need for specialized skills or finesse. It’s the perfect blend of action and ease, making it suitable for anglers of all skill levels.

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Ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime? Book Your Trip Today!

The sea is calling, and adventure awaits with Carolina Guide Service. If you’re ready to face the thrilling challenge of reeling in a shark, to witness the beauty of South Carolina’s coastal waters, and to create unforgettable memories with family and friends, it’s time to book your trip.

With our experienced guides, sustainable practices, and a commitment to ensuring every angler has a remarkable experience, your shark fishing adventure promises to be more than just a day on the water—it’ll be a journey into the heart of the ocean’s mysteries.

Don’t let another day go by dreaming about the catch. Contact Carolina Guide Service today to book your South Carolina shark fishing trip. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or trying your hand at fishing for the first time, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Adventure, excitement, and the call of the wild—are you ready? Book your trip today and join us on the waters of South Carolina for an experience you’ll never forget.