Water Sports & Fishing
Water Sports Draw Adventurers to Myrtle Beach
Endless fishing opportunities for your summer vacation abound on the Grand Strand because of the backwater creeks and saltwater inlets that flow off the ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and freshwater rivers. By land or pier and from charter boats to head boats, fishing is a favorite Myrtle Beach pastime. So a beach vacation in an oceanfront condo or a fabulous beach house in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina puts you in the middle of a myriad of fishing opportunities. Grab your lucky fishing pole or rent one that promises to bring in the trophy fish. No problem if you need to rent gear, most boats provide rod, reel and tackle anyway.
Besides fishing for your own catch of the day, other adventurous maritime activities will keep you on the water from sun up to sun down during your North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina vacation. Jet ski, sailboat and kayak rentals are available from the beachfront, as are parasail and banana boat rides. You can also surf, SCUBA or take a dolphin watch tour. Exploring and playing on the water is easy to do in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina because of all the choices and convenient locations for water sports.
Fun on the water defines Myrtle Beach vacations. From rod, reel and fishing boat rentals to water soaking, high-adventure oceanic rides, the Grand Strand offer water sports your whole family will love. Just don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the bright-eyed smiles and seafaring treasures you find along the way.
Calabash Fishing Fleet
No vacation is complete without a great day of boating on the East Coast! Departing daily out of the “Seafood Capital of the World”, Calabash, NC, our fleet offers 1/2 day. ¾ day, full day, Gulf Stream and Night Fishing trips as well as Sport Fishing Charters. If you are looking for a scenic cruise, join us for our daily Dolphin Adventure!! A cruise that is sure to have you coming back again each time you visit Myrtle Beach!
(9945 Nance St, Calabash; 910-575-0017 or 866-575-0017)
Hurricane Fleet Fishing Center
Your boating and fishing headquarters on the north end of the Grand Strand is Hurricane Fleet Fishing Center. Relax in a sightseeing tour and dinner cruise or take the crowd-pleasing Dolphin Adventure Cruise. Novice and experienced fishermen may charter a boat for deep sea fishing in the Gulf Stream or fish a half-day above the reefs and wrecks 15 miles offshore. Bait, tackle, rod and reel are provided on all fishing trips.
(9975 Nance Street, Calabash; 800-373-2004)
Enjoy a relaxing scenic tour of the Intracoastal Waterway before speeding into the ocean for a wet and wild excursion aboard the 149-passenger open-air boat that seems to fly across the Atlantic. There’s even a good chance that you’ll see dolphins swimming nearby. Open Monday through Saturday in the summer with several daily departures.
(Waterfront, Little River; 843-280-8400)
Voyager Fishing Charters
There are many trips from which to choose, lasting from a half-day to overnight excursions. Looking to hook the trophy sailfish? Then a blue water Gulf Stream trolling charter is what you’ll need to reserve. Bottom fish the Gulf Stream for vermillion snapper and giant sea bass. Or fish at night for black tip and tiger sharks. At Voyager Fishing Charters, the choice is yours.
(Next to the Dockside Restaurant at the Calabash waterfront, 843-626-4900)
Capt. Smiley’s Inshore Fishing Charters
Let Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly guide you through inshore, creek and inlet fishing, or take you out to a near shore wreck for flounder. The daily sightseeing and ecology tours for up to four passengers through the pristine waterways of Little River are perfect for birdwatchers and photography enthusiasts. Or try catching blue crabs on a two-hour crabbing tour. Captain Smiley provides all the equipment while you supply your food and drinks. Call for reservations.
(4474 Waterfront Avenue, Little River; 843-361-7445)
Cherry Groovin’ Kayak Adventures
Get back to nature with a salt marsh ecology tour of Cherry Grove Inlet or explore on your own with kayak rentals. Free delivery and pick up to the North Myrtle Beach area.
(4459 Barcelona Lane, Little River; 843-902-5238)
North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters
A full service, Private North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charter company offering Backwater, Inshore, Offshore, Gulf Stream and Deep Sea Fishing for up to six anglers per boat. Deep Sea Charter Fishing service consists of three offshore boats ranging from 26 to 34 feet. Our Inshore/Backwater boats are 22 to 24 feet Bay Boats. Families are Welcome and Encouraged!
(Based at the Cricket Cove Marina and Snooky's Restaurant & Tiki Bar, located at 4495 Baker Street in Little River, 843-907-0064)
Enchanted Sailing Charters
Create a Memory - choose to go sailing on our 44-foot CSY or our 32-foot Morgan. Morning, Afternoon & Sunset Sailing Cruises, Extended Private Sailing & Bird Island Excursions, Scenic 2-Hour Waterway Cruises, Sailing Lessons.
(4495 Baker Street, Little River; 843-241-6874)
Little River Fishing Fleet
From half-day sport fishing to nighttime shark fishing, private charters and the 90-foot “Pride of the Carolinas” party boat are anchored in Little River, ready to take you out on the water. Bottom fish the Gulf Stream for amberjack, grouper and red snapper or troll its current for king mackerel, Wahoo and tuna.
(1501 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach; 843-361-3323)
Low Country Fishing Charters
We offer inshore fishing charters, offshore fishing charters, gulf stream fishing, sport fishing, deep sea fishing, fishing guide service, as well as nature and dolphin watching tours. You can even hire our boat with a captain for your private outing. We operate year round out of Myrtle Beach Yacht Club in Little River, SC. We target local species including Mahi-Mahi, King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Flounder, Red fish, Trout, and many more. Your deep sea fishing adventure will be fishing aboard our 27 foot Sailfish Center Console powered by twin Yamaha 150hps. All charters are private parties, so all of our attention is dedicated to your group. Enjoy your day with us out on the open sea.
(1714 Highway 17 South, Little River; 843-222-7433)
Myrtle Beach Water Sports
At Myrtle Beach Water Sports in Little River, you can glide behind a boat on a parasail ride or rent jet skis that hold up to three people and splash through the waves. Take a pontoon boat out for a half-day or day long leisurely cruise and private island exploration. The thrill-seekers in your family will want to climb aboard the Sea Screamer, the world’s largest speedboat. It will be a high speed, rip-roaring good time on the Atlantic Ocean.
(4495 Mineola Avenue, Little River; 843-280-7777)
Pick your pleasure—four, six, eight or ten hours of fishing—aboard the 31-foot Renegade. If you’re hankering for Spanish mackerel, cobia and sea bass, Captain Terry Coffey will help you find it. Renegade Charters accommodates up to six passengers and travels from one-half mile offshore to 40 miles out in the Atlantic. Open daily, year round.
(1505 Watson Avenue, Little River; 843-280-8954)
Werner Ocean Adventures
Werner Ocean Adventures LLC provides family affordable fishing charters, shrimp trawling, crabbing and inlet eco tours. You can customize your trips for 3 to 8 hours. Combine a fishing trip with a shrimp trawling trip for some fun that the kids are sure to talk about.
(Morgan Avenue Little River, SC 843-254-7235)
Captain Cush's Fishing Charters
A full service, Private North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charter company offering inshore, offshore, and Gulfstream Fishing trips on two different boats (22 ft and 35 ft).They also offer dolphin and sunset trips.
(Based at Harbourgate Marina at 2120 Sea Mountain Highway North Myrtle Beach, 843-997-5850)
Cherry Grove Fishing Pier
Several record catches have been reeled in on the Cherry Grove Pier, including the world record 1,780-pound tiger shark caught in 1964. The pier has been a landmark since it was built in the 1950s. Extending 985 feet over the ocean and with a two-story observation deck at the pier’s end, it’s a nautical destination for the whole family. Located on the pier, next to the Tackle Shop is the Driftwood Restaurant where the outside deck overlooks the saltwater aquarium and an impressive antique rod collection is found in the dining room. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Tackle, Bait and Gift Shop has all you’ll need for a day of pier fishing, including rental fishing gear, lures, cold beer and beach accessories. A saltwater fishing license is not required as your pier admission entitles you to fish from the pier. Open 24 hours a day in summer.
(3500 North Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach; 843-249-1625)
Enjoy a relaxing scenic tour of the Intracoastal Waterway before speeding into the ocean for a wet and wild excursion aboard the 149-passenger open-air boat that seems to fly across the Atlantic. There's even a good chance that you'll see dolphins swimming nearby. Open Monday through Saturday in the summer with several daily departures.
(Harbourgate Marina, Cherry Grove; 843-280-8400)
Captain Mark Dickson/Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing
Join lifelong North Myrtle Beach resident, Captain Mark Dickson, as he guides up to four passengers on a full- or half-day fishing trip that will have you catching your own seafood. This former Southern Kingfish Association tournament professional specializes in light tackle inshore fishing for redfish, flounder, trout, cobia, king and Spanish mackerel. First, you’ll use a cast net to catch your live bait—mud minnows, shrimp and finger mullet. Fishing licenses, tackle and bait are provided. All you have to do is make a reservation and pack a picnic lunch. Year round fishing available.
(One Harbour Place, Harbourgate Marina, North Myrtle Beach; 843-458-3055)
Crowd Pleaser Sportfishing
31' Yellowfin with twin 250 HP Suzukis. Come chase Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo and Billfish in Gulf Stream waters. We also specialize in live bait , light-tackle fishing for King Mackerel and bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper. Crowd Pleaser Sportfishing is family oriented, so ladies and children are welcome. North Myrtle Beach (843) 997-9773.
This PADI dive facility offers charters and SCUBA diving lessons year round. Explore natural and artificial reefs and shipwrecks from the Civil War and World War II and find not only sunken treasures but an abundance of marine life, such as angelfish, barracuda, sunfish and sea turtles. Safari IV, the 45-foot dive boat comes equipped with a full-size head, bunk beds and a professional and courteous crew. Book your dive charter early as Coastal SCUBA fills up fast. Open daily.
(1501 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach; 800-249-9388)
Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions
With Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions you will explore the few remaining parcels of wilderness left along the Grand Strand by paddling the rust colored and gentle water of the Waccamaw River. You can also join us on the lively saltwater creeks leading to Waites Island, one of the last remaining undeveloped barrier islands along the SC Coast.
(For details and pricing call; 843-241-4588)
Thomas Outdoor Watersports
At Thomas Outdoors, we pride ourselves on customer appreciation. We want you to feel like you've not only created a lasting memory, but also a friend. Our staff works non-stop to ensure your comfort and most of all your safety. Tear through the water on a brand new 3 seater Seadoo on your way to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean where you will experience a thrill unlike any other. Or rent by the hour and enjoy a wonderful secluded stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway to unleash the power of the 130 hp four stroke Seadoo GTi. Take a brand new 24 ft. pontoon out for a relaxing trip on the waterway or head to Birdl Island for some great shelling and exploring. Bring a picnic lunch and pull your boat right up to the beach! If fishing is your thing, grab some bait and tackle. We offer several types of boats for fishing, from John boats to center consoles. Fishing license not required.
(Anchor Marina, 2200 Little River Neck Rd., North Myrtle Beach; 843-280-2448)
Accommodating up to six passengers, Captain Mike Rosenquist offers 8-, 10- or 12-hour fishing expeditions. Fish offshore or boat to the Gulf Stream and drop your lines. Single, multi-day and tournament fishing are also available.
The 47-foot Buddy Davis Sportfisher has twin diesel engines, outriggers, fighting chair and full salon with two heads. Whether you’re a novice fisherman or a seasoned angler, you’ll be comfortable as you fish for tuna, dolphin, wahoo, kingfish and billfish. Fishing licenses, bait and tackle are included with all charters.
(2120 Sea Mountain Highway, Harbourgate Marina, North Myrtle Beach; 843-340-3416)
Admire the natural beauty as you leisurely cruise the Intracoastal Waterway on your way to the Atlantic Ocean, where the 28-foot U.S. Coast Guard Certified boat will kick into high gear. Traveling at 30 knots will feel like you're not even touching the salt water below you. The JetBoat ride is at least one hour long and accommodates up to 20 passengers. It's like a racing roller coaster ride on the Atlantic Ocean. Open daily from May to September.
(2120 Sea Mountain Highway, Harbourgate Marina, North Myrtle Beach; 843-663-RIDE)
Between the Springmaid Pier and the hustle and bustle of Ocean Boulevard’s oceanfront hotels nestles Downwind Sails. Sign up at the seaside shack for jet ski rentals where the course extends one-mile out into the Atlantic Ocean or go on a catamaran ride with one of Downwind Sails’ professional sailors. You and your closest friends can parasail together in custom seats designed for two or three people. The entire family will fit on a banana boat ride that cruises in front of the crowded beach, bouncing and splashing the whole way. If ocean kayaking is more your speed, you’re invited to paddle through the challenging surf zone alone or in a tandem kayak, where two paddles are better than one. Open daily in summer, water conditions permitting.
(2915 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach; 843-448-SAIL)
Myrtle Beach State Park
Captain Tim Hamilton takes you aboard the 27 foot Catalina sloop "Sans Souci" for an offshore sailing adventure, waterway cruise, or a sunset dinner cruise. Your private charter can last for 2 to 12 hours and include any combinatioin of: offshore sailing, waterway cruising, nature watching, island exploring, shelling, snorkeling, dolphin watching, swimming, sunbathing, and dining.
(4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach; 843-238-5325)
Myrtle Beach State Park
The 312-acre oceanfront state park has nearly one mile of undeveloped, sandy, white beaches that are open to the public. Add picnic areas, hiking trail, nature center and a pier and you’ve got a recipe for the perfect back-to-nature family outing. Fish from the beach or the pier for king mackerel, spot, drum and flounder. Call ahead for schedule of maritime programs and special events. Open daily.
(4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach; 843-238-5325)
Marlin Quay Marina Watersports
A fleet of fishing boats and a sea teeming with fish await your arrival at Marlin Quay. From a 26-foot Glacier Bay Catamaran to a luxurious 50-foot Hatteras Sport Fisherman and several sizes in between, these fishing vessels are available to take you out on the high seas of adventure where you’re likely to catch yellowfin tuna, marlin or grouper. Pick your fishing trip duration and stop by the on-site, full-service convenience store for last minute sandwiches and snacks. Marlin Quay is located two miles south of the Garden City Pier. Tackle and bait are included in the charter price.
Catch-1 Sport Fishing Charters
Capt. Shannon has been fishing the waters of Murrells Inlet and Myrtle Beach for the past 20+ years. We offer live bat, light tackle fishing for Red Drum, Trout and Flounder. All tackle and permits are included. This is great family fun for those looking to have a nice day of cruising or fishing while visiting the Grand Strand. All trips are smooth water inlet or near the jetties of Murrells Inlet. We are located at Drunken’ Jacks Restaurant, Hwy 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, 843-450-1430.
(Located at Drunken’ Jacks Restaurant, Hwy 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, 843-450-1430)
Crazy Sister Marina
Oceanic sightseeing cruises and salt marsh explorations are only the beginning of what Capt. Dick’s offers. Go deep sea fishing on a head boat for grouper, snapper, marlin and sailfish or be more adventurous on a shark fishing trip aboard the “Sidekick.” From this Murrells Inlet marina, you can also parasail, bounce around on a banana boat ride, take a jet ski for a spin or rent a boat and fish the inlet on your own.
(Business Highway 17, Murrells Inlet; 866-557-FISH)