Fishing & Boating

Edisto offers much for boaters. If you are a fisherman at heart or just a day cruiser, you have many options and countless nautical miles to explore! Edisto Beach has one public boat ramp and marina. Edisto Island offers three public boat ramps to choose from. They are Live Oak Landing, Steamboat Landing and Dawhoo Landing. Each boat landing offers quick access to different sides of the island. Some landings do require a day use fee.


Edisto Palmetto Charters

If you have been thinking about chartering a fishing trip or sightseeing tour while you are on Edisto, make sure to give Captain Buddy B. a call. His family and kid friendly charters make taking the little ones out for the first time a special treat. For more information on Captain Buddy B. and his Edisto Palmetto Charters, visit his website at As Captain Buddy B. likes to say, “Being on the water is a blessing; catching fish is a bonus!”

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Edisto Shrimp Boat Charters

Join Cap'n Clif on his smooth-sailing Beachcat Catamaran, the Miss Ellen, to take in sights and sounds seldom experienced by casual visitors to this beautiful South Carolina beach. Come aboard and trawl for shrimp. Bring up sand dollars, starfish, blue crabs, and discover mysteries of the sea. Pull up you own crab pot, or grab a fishing rod and reel (provided). Licensed boat Cap'n Clif has navigated the waters off Edisto for over 20 years. Raising his children on the island, he cultivated a deep appreciation for the intricate beauty of Edisto's unique ecosystem. He spent many hours fishing and boating the rich variety of the rivers and tidal creeks. Whether you're a lowcountry local, Charleston visitor, or Edisto vacationer, a tour with Cap'n Clif will make your trip special.

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Edisto Watersports & Tackle

Edisto Watersports and Tackle offers everything you need to get out and enjoy the water! Enjoy a two hour scenic river cruise through the beautiful ACE Basin. Sit back and relax while the captains show you bottle nosed dolphins, an amazing variety of birds and wildlife and give you a taste of the history of Edisto Island. The adventurous will enjoy their two-hour guided kayak tours in the ACE Basin. For young and old alike - expert guides take you out with the tide and bring you back with the tide at a pace everyone can enjoy. Also available are fishing charters, shelling excursions, alligator tours, as well as kayak and paddle board rentals! Make sure to stop in the store and check out their selection of fishing and crabbing gear.

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Fishing 101—Botany Bay Ecotours

Fishing 101: Join a professional guide and take part in a sustainable harvest tradition that dates back 4,000 years! Learn about the ecosystem while fishing the salt marshes of the ACE Basin. This ecotour gets you on the water to sample the abundance of the salt marshes and creeks around Edisto Island. Your knowledgeable guide will teach you about the life history and habits of the local fish and provide you with an opportunity to catch your own inshore and nearshore species of fish including: Redfish, Spotted Trout, Summer Trout, Flounder, Whiting, Sharks, and Cobia. Learn about the techniques of sustainable fishing. We specialize in education and helping our customers target specific species using light tackle.

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Fontaine Charters

Started in 2004, Fontaine Charters is a family-owned and operated company specializing in inshore and offshore fishing charters. They are USGS licensed and insured. Charters can be arranged for 3, 4 or 5 hours. And they'll even do a 2 hour sightseeing tour around Edisto Island.

843-869-3446 | Visit Website | Map



The Marina at Edisto Beach

The Marina at Edisto Beach is Edisto's only full service Marina. Icluding gas (non-ethanol), diesel, public boat ramp, nightly, weekly & long-term dockage. Whether you have your own boat or are looking to charter a fishing trip or sunset cruise, you'll want to stop by the The Marina at Edisto Beach. In addition to the available boat ramp, the ship's store is stocked with bait, tackle, ice, snacks, awesome merchandise and more! This is the stop for fuel, fishing & fun!

843-869-3504 | Visit Website | Map



Single Shot Guide services

Single Shot Guide Services, LLC, is a locally owned and operated full service fishing and hunting agency. They cater to all of your outdoor adventure needs. Let them take the hassle of planning and executing your outdoor adventure in order to maximize the enjoyment for you and your family!

843-869-3022 | VISIT WEBSITE