Shem Creek Inn Outdoor Activities
The Charleston area features a wide variety of outdoor activities that allow its guests to take full advantage of the beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, and temperate weather. These activities range from world-class sport fishing, serene kayak tours, boat tours of nearly all types, and an abundance of hunting options.
Charleston and its surrounding areas are home to some of the finest saltwater fishing in the country. Prize game-fish in the Charleston area include Red Fish, Spotted Sea Trout, Flounder, shark, King Mackerel, Mahi-Mahi, Grouper, and much more. In-shore and offshore trips are available year round in Charleston.
For saltwater fishing the Shem Creek Inn proudly recommends the following Lowcountry charter services:
Knot Stressed Inshore Charters - Long time local Captain Daniel Neese, charters guests through the inshore waters surrounding Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island, Dewees Island, and the Charleston Harbor for an opportunity to catch various species of native inshore fish. Charters include fishing gear, bait, light snacks, soft drinks, water, and fish cleaning and packing. Arrangements can also be made to have the catch shipped if travelling. To learn more, visit www.knotstressedcharters.com
Charleston Fishing- Join Captain Mark Brown above the “Teaser 2” for a truly memorable offshore fishing experience. The “Teaser 2” features an air-conditioned cabin, bathroom facilities, and a spacious open deck with plenty of fishing space. Captain Brown specializes in Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, and much more. Visit their website at www.charlestonfishing.net
Reel Fish Head - Captain Rick Hiott specializes in inshore fishing and is licensed and insured by the US Coast Guard. A great fit for any skill level from beginners to experts. Visit his website for press, reviews, videos and pricing at www.reelfishhead.com
Shore Thang Fishing Charters - Shore Thang Fishing Charters, headed by Captain Mark Phelps, offers inshore fishing charters and specializes in fly fishing and light tackle. Visit their website at www.shorethangcharters.com
Wadmacallit - Wadmacallit is a 2013 58' custom Carolina sport fisherman, taking guests offshore fishing for marlin, sailfish, dolphin and tuna. The crew is professional and courteous, making it their goal that you have the most out of your day. The Wadmacallit is also available for half day bottom trips and harbor cruises. Visit their website at www.wadmacallit.com
Donna's Worry Fishing Charters - Enjoy a day of fishing with Captain Ernie Diloreti, a fully insured USCG certified Captain with 40 years experience in offshore fishing. Donna's Worry offers 1/2 day near shore charters through full day gulf stream trips. Visit their website at www.donnasworryfishingcharters.com
Knot @ Work Fishing - Captain Robert Olsen operates inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing excursions. Knot @ Work has two boats, a 21 ft. center concole for inshore and a 31 ft. center console for targeting ocean trips. Harbor cruises, site-seeing, crabbing, shrimping and shark tooth hunting trips are also available - a great adventure for the entire family. Visit their website at www.knotatworkfishing.com
The Reel Deal Charters, LLC - Year-round inshore/offshore, deep-sea and big game saltwater fishing. "Best prices in the Lowcountry;" licenses, bait and tackle included. Targeting RedDrum, SeaTrout, Sheepshead, Snapper, Grouper, Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo Shark and many others. Reel Deal Charters has multiple captains operating multiple boats for your "Reel" fishing experience. Visit their website at www.thereeldealcharters.com.
In addition to its plentiful saltwater fishing, the Charleston area is also home to some of the best, and most unique, freshwater fishing options in the state. The area is a hotbed for highly sought after game fish such as Largemouth Bass and Blue Catfish. Bow-fishing is also gaining popularity in the Charleston area. Local fishermen are taking to the surrounding water ways in pursuit of everything from Long Nose Gar, Catfish, and even Flounder. For bow-fishing and freshwater fishing the Shem Creek Inn proudly recommends the following charter services:
Lowcountry Outfitters- Tony Thornley specializes in Lowcountry bow-fishing trips for Gar and Catfish. Trips are available during the day for Gar, at night for Catfish, and are available year round in the Charleston area. Bow-fishing is sure to challenge even the most experienced fishermen and bow hunters. Visit their bow-fishing website at www.thelowcountryoutfitters.com/hunts_bowfishing.htm
Fishfinder Guide Service- Captain Jim Glenn of Fishfinder Guide Service offers guided fishing charters for a variety of species including Catfish and Striped Bass. Captain Glenn brings nearly 30 years of guide experience to the boat and has all of the necessary skill and knowledge to put you on the fish of a lifetime. Visit their website at www.fishfindersc.com
Hunting in the SC Lowcountry
The Lowcountry of South Carolina is a fantastic place for hunters of all skill levels. The area is known for game such as deer, turkey, wild hog, coyote, squirrel, quail and much more. Game varies seasonally, but some hunting is permitted year round. For hunting guides the Shem Creek Inn is proud to recommend the following:
Lowcountry Outfitters- Tony Thornley, a native of Moncks Corner SC, offers a variety of hunting trips that offer something for everyone. Lowcountry Outfitters specializes in providing the personalized service and the wealth of knowledge necessary to make your next hunt a successful one. Visit their website at www.thelowcountryoutfitters.com
Lowcountry SC Kayaking
Few landscapes parallel the natural beauty and majesty of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Charleston SC and its surrounding areas offer a wealth of rivers, creeks, and flats that are sure to captivate any kayaker. At the Shem Creek Inn we proudly recommend the following kayak tour companies:
Nature Adventures Outfitters- Located next door to the Shem Creek Inn, Nature Adventures Outfitters offers a wide variety of kayaking options. These options range from kayak and canoe rentals, to guided tours of the beautiful Charleston landscape. Day and evening sunset tours are available. Visit their website at www.natureadventuresoutfitters.com
Charleston SC Boat Tours
There is no better way to see the historic Charleston SC area than by water. Charleston’s famous harbor and abundance of rivers and creeks are full of history, intrigue, and ecological treasures. For boat tours of the Charleston area the Shem Creek Inn proudly recommends:
Sandlapper Tours- Tour offerings range from group charters, history tours, eco tours, sunset cruises, and Charleston’s only ghost tour done by boat, the Haunted Harbor Tour. Sandlapper uses their 45 foot catamaran to provide a unique and personalized experience for each of their tours. Locally owned and operated, Sandlapper Tours is an authentic Lowcountry experience. Scheduled tours vary seasonally and are always a great choice. Visit their website at www.sandlappertours.com