Take a deep-see fishing cruise off the coast of Myrtle Beach SC.

Myrtle Beach Deep Sea Fishing (and more!)

By MyrtleBeach.com
August 25, 2010

Cast off into the deep blue waters for some deep-sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean off the shores of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Deep Sea Fishing has become a passion of Myrtle Beach vacationers and locals. Some choose to fish off the piers or on-shore while many go for a real deep-sea fishing experience on board a huge charter boat. Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Cobia, Flounder, Red Fish, Black Drum and many more species can be found in our local waters. One thing’s for sure, it’s tough to come off any type of fishing adventure in Myrtle Beach empty handed!

With private charters located near many Myrtle Beach hotels, you and your group should have no trouble finding one close by. Depending on the size of the charter boat you hire, they typically accommodate around six people but some can hold up to ten fishermen. These smaller boats offer a more private and quiet fishing experience as well as more one-on-one time with a professional charter boat captain. Full and half day trips are typically available with most charter fishing companies. Shark fishing is a fun and thrilling experience that you and your friends will not soon forget! It’s perfect for the manly types in your group.

Larger charter companies in town can take huge groups of people out for a more affordable and fun group setting. Travel an hour out to sea and learn the basics of deep sea fishing at its finest. Look for huge sailfish and watch out for those pesky seagulls and pelicans that will steal your bait! Some charters will go out at night for a different kind of fishing experience. Kids are welcome on some charters if you want something fun for the family. Just remember to check on age limits.

Are you prone to getting sea-sick? Then you’re probably better off not trying deep sea fishing. There are tons of other options for fishing fans that don’t have strong sea legs! Almost all of the piers along the Myrtle Beach coast offer spots to buy bait, tackle, fishing licenses and all the things you’ll need to catch the big one. Over 40 different species are caught off the piers every year. It’s a great place for beginning fishermen to start, especially those on a budget!

No matter how strong or weak your sea legs are, fishing can be a relaxing or exciting sport for all to enjoy. There’s something different to catch all year-round so make sure to book a trip out whenever you’re in Myrtle Beach. Charter Boat companies along the Grand Strand can provide you with the tips and tools of the trade to help you catch a plethora of great species along the South Carolina coast. Ladies- It’s a fantastic way to get the men out for the day so you can enjoy shopping or a nice, relaxing day at the beach!