Harvest Moon Fishing Charters offers half day fishing trips for vacationers planning to visit Myrtle Beach. We are actually pretty flexible when it comes to our rates and trip times, with options ranging from 4 to 8 hours. Our rates have you covered…you could literally step on the boat empty handed.

Half day fishing charter rates include

  • Coast Guard Licensed and Insured Captain
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Fishing Gear, Bait, Ice & Fuel
  • Bottled Waters
  • Clean and Filet your catch (Redfish are catch and release)


kid with sea trout



Where can you find a fishing trip in Myrtle Beach?

If you are planning to visit Myrtle Beach, you are probably thinking about a fishing tour…and for good reason. South Carolina’s coastal waters provide the ideal setup for a half day fishing charter. Our coast has several main inlets and over 20 artificial reefs within 15 miles offshore.

Inlets Located on the Grand Strand

  • Little River
  • Murrells Inlet
  • Winyah Bay


While Little River and Murrell’s Inlet have their place, you are going to want to consider Winyah Bay for your inshore fishing charter. If you are looking for a deep sea fishing charter, Little River and Murrell’s Inlet are good options due to their proximity to the ocean; however there are limited options for inshore fishing. Winyah Bay is located in Georgetown, which is a short drive from Myrtle Beach.


Map of Myrtle Beach to Georgetown



Why is Winyah Bay your best option for a Myrtle Beach fishing charter?

You will have many more options, with much less boat traffic, to pursue on a half day fishing charter. Being the third largest watershed on the East coast, Winyah Bay has plenty of room to make the most of a half day inshore fishing. Another nice thing about a half day, is you have the whole day ahead of you upon your return. Visiting Georgetown for your fishing trip will get you away from the crowds, and give you the opportunity to see more of the Grand Strand where things aren’t quite so busy.

Why Fish Winyah Bay from Myrtle Beach?

  • Only a 30 minute drive
  • Access to multiple estuaries
    • Winyah Bay
    • North Inlet
    • Jetties
    • Santee Delta
    • McClellanville
  • Uncrowded waters
  • Ability to visit smaller coastal communities
    • Litchfield
    • Pawleys Island
    • Historic Georgetown


father and son holding fish



What can you expect on a half day fishing charter?

Most people look at our morning or afternoon 4 and 5 hour options for their half day fishing trip, which allows you to travel light. I will provide bottled waters, and you are welcome to bring along your own beverages (no glass please). Bring a few snacks if you like, but the short duration of these trips usually leaves snacks uneaten. You really only need the items you would normally use for a day in the sun. Most inshore fishing boats do not have a restroom, so you will want to go before leaving the dock. If you need to use the restroom on the water, I can find an option for you.

The actual fishing aspect of a half day’s fishing can vary based on what’s biting and the skill levels aboard. I normally keep things simple, and will have bait before leaving the dock. If better bait is available to be caught, we will spend some time throwing the cast net. If skilled anglers are looking for a more active experience, we will use artificial and topwater baits. We will target what I feel may be our best bet, unless there is something specific that the charter wants to try to catch. Regardless, you can expect that I will be doing my best to find us some action.

What to bring on a half day fishing trip?

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
  • Comfortable life jacket for children under the age of 10
  • Beverages
  • Small cooler for your catch


woman with redfish



How do you book a half day fishing trip in Myrtle Beach?

  • Call the captain to see if they are a good fit
  • Book directly with a local fishing guide
  • Review past customer experiences on Google or TripAdvisor
  • Avoid third party websites that compete against, and charge the captain for booking your trip
  • We offer online booking as a convenience


a picture of Myrtle Beach Half Day Fishing Trips with Harvest Moon Fishing Charters



If you are looking for a Myrtle Beach fishing charter, please look me up for an experience you will truly enjoy. I grew up fishing these waters with my friends, and you will get that same experience. If you are an experienced angler, we can take more of a challenging technical approach; or I can keep things simple for anyone that wants to catch their first fish. Visit our contact page or book online.



a picture of a tarpon