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Whether it's your first time to Charleston or you have been vacationing here for 20 years, I take pride in giving you and your party a fun, safe, unique, private and memorable experience on the water.
Captain Jim with his wife and daughters.
Your Guide - Capt. Jim Hutson
I was born and raised in the “Old Village” of Mount Pleasant just across the harbor from the Charleston Peninsula. The waters around Charleston have been a major part of my life for as far back as I can remember. My brother and I had to work before we played and it often involved replacing salt corroded rivets on my Dad’s old Johnboat or scraping the barnacles off of the bottom of my Granddad’s old pontoon boat. After the work was done it was time for fun on the water. Sailing, swimming, wake boarding, fishing and crabbing made the summer heat bearable. In the fall we made sure to harvest enough shrimp to freeze for the winter. The winter was filled with camping, fires and oyster picking.
Captain Jim with celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern!
The delights of these waters make it easy to see why European explorers decided to settle in the Charleston area in the early 1700s. My family planted their roots here in Charleston, McClellanville and Edisto Island in the mid 1700s and I take pride in our history here. My father was a tug boat captain for Cape Romain Contractors for 37 years. My wife, brother, uncle and several cousins also happily make their living on the water.
I obtained my captains license and began professionally guiding inshore and nearshore fishing trips in Charleston when I was 21. I worked for a company called Barrier Island Eco-tours. They are another great local business here on Isle of Palms that you should check out!
I absolutely love what I do! Come join me for an adventure of a lifetime and let me show you why my family has lived here for 9 generations!