Isle of Palms Fishing Charters

Whether it's your first time to Charleston or you have been vacationing here for 20 years,             we take pride in giving you and your party a fun, safe, unique and memorable experience on the water.

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 trusty 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 picking oysters.

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 also have experience with eco/nature tours, camping trips, fossil hunting, oyster harvesting, shrimping and crabbing if your party is interested in other local activities.


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!

Private Charters

Explore More Inshore Charters (EMIC) offers first class fishing and sight seeing for all ages. EMIC caters to large and small families, couples, wedding parties, corporate groups, birthdays etc. Customer service and having a great time are the number one priorities on our charters.


The water surrounding the Charleston area is rich in history, wildlife and culture. South Carolina has almost a half a million acres of pristine salt marsh that provides unprecedented biodiversity to a wide variety of animals. As we wind through creeks and inlets you will get a chance to really experience the sights and amazing creatures that like to call this place home.

My beautiful wife!

Nice redfish caught on artificial bait near Isle of Palms S.C.