10 Best Savannah Fishing Charters: Inshore, Near-Shore and Offshore Excursions for Experienced Anglers, Amateurs and Everyone In Between

Savannah is surrounded by rivers and is just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, so it’s no wonder that fishing is a major sport in the area. Thanks to the city’s mild climate, fishing enthusiasts can cast their rods just about any time of year. Whether you’re an experienced fisherman or a first-time angler, Savannah’s fishing charter captains will have you pulling out grouper, snapper, trout and cobia in no time. For the best offshore charter, check out Amick’s Deep Sea Fishing, a local favorite that provides rods, reels, bait, ice, tackle and even a fishing license. Miss Judy Charters, one of the area’s most popular fishing outfittters, offers inshore and offshore expeditions and will customize packages based on your interests. Inshore fishing afficianados can’t go wrong with Coastal River Charters, a well-respected operation helmed by Captain Jack McGowan, an eighth generation South Georgian who knows the coastal waters inside and out. Other reputable inshore charters include Sundial Fishing Charters and Standard Bay Charters. Marshland Inshore Fishing Adventures, a Tybee Island-based charter that specializes in taking passengers around the area’s backwaters, is a great choice for anglers who bring along their children. And fly fishermen will love spending the day with Captain Robert Szychowski, an expert angler and owner of Fly Fish Savannah. Anchors aweigh!



Just like its name suggests, this Tybee Island fishing charter takes anglers far into the waters for a day of unadulterated deep sea fishing. Reel 'Em In Deep offers half-, three-quarter- and full-day excursions on its three vessels, which can...  Read More



Captain Keith Gladin has more than 30 years experience fishing the flats and tidal creeks near Tybee Island, and it shows. Once you board Captain Keith's 18-foot Sterling Flats boat--a unique boat that can fish flats that most boats can't...  Read More



Whether you're a seasoned angler or a newcomer who wants to cast your line for the first time, Standard Bay Charters has got you covered. The fishing charter, which specializes in inshore saltwater fishing and light tackle fishing, takes guests...  Read More



Captain Ray Crawley, an optician turned fishing charter proprietor, has an eye for spotting what's biting in local waters, including redfish, trout, flounder, tarpon and shark. Captain Ray's five-and-a-half hour trips, which take place aboard...  Read More



Fly fishing enthusiasts will be in good hands with Captain Robert Szychowski, an experienced angler who knows the best spots in Savannah to fly cast. Taking guests aboard his 22-foot Panga Super Skiff, which comfortably accommodates up to four...  Read More



Sundial Fishing Charters, an inshore and near-shore outfitter that departs from Tybee Island, takes anglers around the area for light and heavy tackle fishing. Helmed by Captain David Heidt, a United States Coast Guard-licensed captain who has...  Read More



This inshore fishing charter, which specializes in light-tackle fishing in Savannah's backwaters, is a great option for anglers looking for a relaxing but fruitful day on the water. Operated by Captain Stan Allen, a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed...  Read More



One of the most well respected fishing charters in Savannah, Coastal River Charters is helmed by Captain Jack McGowan, an eighth generation South Georgian whose family has a long history of fishing the waters along the Georgia the coast. Captain...  Read More



Judy Helmey has earned her reputation as the city's most well known fishing captain. Her father started Savannah's first professional fishing charter in the 1950s, and Captain Judy has spent the past four decades following in his footsteps. Miss...  Read More



If you've always wanted to try deep sea fishing but are lacking the equipment and transportation necessary to make it happen, then book a charter with Amick's Deep Sea Fishing. Lauded by locals for its knowledgeable crew and customized inshore...  Read More


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