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Kayak Angler Magazine recently named the Charleston, SC region one of their 2021 TOP KAYAK FISHING DESTINATIONS!  Topwater Kayak Charters understands it's all about the fish and I'm ready to deliver like other kayak fishing charters simply can't.

We utilize the latest, AUTHENIC, american made Hobie fishing kayaks using their revolutionary pedal drive system. In the process of our adventure, anglers will learn more about fishing on a kayak charter than most boat charters. I want customers to not only succeed in catching fish, but get a step in the right direction on learning the how’s and why’s of fishing in and around Charleston.

A kayak fishing charter offers something for everyone interested in giving it a try. From the first time kayaker to the season bass kayak angler, Topwater Kayak Charters has what it takes to guide you at whatever your point in the journey coming in. We and work to safely teach anglers everything from basic use of the boat/rods to assisting experienced fly anglers and/or successful bass anglers where and how to locate fish. Topwater's repeat customers include frequent visitors to Charleston looking for a reliable source of fishing information and knowledge winter through fall. Topwater's exclusive fishing menu for 2021 features: Bulls Bay, the upper Wando River, the Santee River, and on-site charters from neighborhood/private access points as well as special parent/child excursions on a private lake.  Let's find your adventure today in one of the WORLD'S TOP KAYAK FISHING DESTINATIONS! Following are some options to begin planning your day.  As always, feel free to call with a unique idea or plan to make your fishing wish happen.

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Inshore Kayak Fishing

Topwater's bread and butter fishing excursion! Explore and fish the Lowcountry by kayak. Your trip will take you through the tidal creeks, marshes, and bays located in and around Charleston and Bulls Bay. All gear is provided including Hobie pedal-drive kayaks, safety equipment, fishing gear, bait, water, and light snacks.  A cooler is available for kept catches as well as for lunches, medications, or drinks.  Anglers will meet at pre-determined launch location as agreed upon by guide.  This trip is available year-round and targets inshore species in season. Typical catches can include: redfish, speckled seatrout, flounder, black drum, sheepshead, bonnethead shark, ladyfish. (Valid SC Saltwater Fishing License Required)

5+ hours - $250 for 1 person, $75 additional person up to 3 total

8 hours - (BEST VALUE) $400 for 1 / $450 for 2

Parties of 3 or more please contact Topwater to make your complete arrangements.

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kayak angler with bassParent + Child Private Lake Fishing

Topwater has a unique fishing experience available for parent and child fishing charters.  This experience emphasizes comfort, shelter, and safety for younger children riding along with a parent or offers a private day for you and your child fish together with some easy catches of bass and panfish/bream on a private lake.  This experience is available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from April through September. Charters are hosted at Nature Adventure Outfitters in Awendaw, SC.  No fishing license is required for this experience, all equipment is provided. Call 843-906-7112 with any questions or to discuss gift cards or specific dates.

3 hour Parent & Child Fishing in Awendaw, SC - $220 for 1 adult + 1 child

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Swamp Fishing & Tour

Get up-close and personal with a Lowcountry oxbow swamps. See alligators, feral hogs, snakes, fox squirrels, bobcat, swallow-tail kite, eagles, owls, and many other fascinating creatures that inhabit the edges of our lowlying swamp lands. This excursion kayaks deep into an oxbow lake and surrounding ancient cypress swamps to immerse participants in the daily life of this amazing ecosystem. After exploring the surface level and above, this adventure also includes swamp fishing, an adventure all its own. Teeming with life both new and ancient, this flooded timber holds largemouth bass, huge Santee catfish, long-nose gar, jackfish (aka pickerel), bream, perch, and bowfin (mudfish). Swamp fishing is an off the beaten path adventure and on excursion not to miss! (Valid SC Freshwater Fishing License is required).

5+ hour tour with fishing - $250 for 1 / $325 for 2

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kayak angler with redfishFlood Tide Kayak Fishing

There is no better way to access tailing redfish on the flats and flood tides than with the quiet approach only a kayak can offer.  Join Topwater for early morning or sunset flats fishing with spinning or fly fishing gear to experience the thrill of watching a red move through the shallows chasing your bait!

We are happy to provide an 8wt Toadfish fly rod and Cheeky Reels Launch 400 saltwater reel as well as a selection of popular flies for use for an additional $25/person.

Please contact Topwater before booking to identify an ideal date for your flats pursuit!

4 hour flats kayak fishing charter for 1-2 people, $250 (optional gear fly gear rental +$25/person)

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