Creek Fishing

Why We Love This

  • Serene setting ideal for a day of fishing
  • Redfish, speckled trout, flounder and sheepshead easily found

Barrier Island Eco Tours

The tidal creeks surrounding Isle of Palms are natural estuaries for crabs, shrimp and mullet. With all of this forage, predators like redfish, trout and flounder congregate in them. The creeks offer the additional benefit of shelter, so they provide a calm and beautiful place in which to fish. This is a great trip for younger fishermen who will enjoy the sites and sounds of the marsh including dolphins, birds and rays, as well as the fish.

What You'll Do

The trip 3.5 hour trip departs from Isle of Palms Marina aboard our 23 foot bay boat. There is no set route or agenda – we follow the fish. All gear is provided – we typically fish with light spinning tackle and we will the creeks and shorelines that tend to congregate baitfish and shrimp, which in turn is a magnet for gamefish. Creek Fishing is catered to families and individuals who don’t want to pay the price of a private charter, and don’t mind joining others on a fishing trip. We take up to 6 people on this trip.

Insider Tips

Catches include redfish, trout, flounder, shark, rays, ladyfish, and more. Fresh bait, license, and all tackle provided.

Age & Fitness

All ages are welcome. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Location

50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

When To Arrive

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure


On-site parking is available. Parking at the marina can be difficult. Arrive early to find a space within walking distance.

Food & Drinks

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink and keep them cool in the boat’s cooler.

Cancellations & Refunds

Tickets are non-refundable unless the tour is cancelled by us. But you may reschedule your tour with at least 24 hours notice prior to the scheduled departure time. Be sure to provide us the best phone number to reach you on the day of the trip. And allow time to arrive at the boat at least 15 minutes early for check-in and boarding.


Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Post Booking Info

Weather Policy - Please show up unless you hear from us. Isolated, pop-up thunderstorms are common in the summer months are may delay the trip by a few minutes or may miss us completely. We will contact you if the trip is cancelled, otherwise please plan on checking in at the scheduled time. Please arrive at the Isle of Palms Marina at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Meet at the green "Barrier Island Eco Tours" sign on the right side of the "Marina Market" general store where you will check in with your Captain. He or she will also give you a free parking pass and direct you where to park and board the boat. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments and small cooler for the trip. Beer and wine is welcome for passengers ages 21 and over. Wear comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing, hat and sunscreen recommended. Bathing suits are optional. Please feel free to bring a bag with sunscreen, towels, cameras, binoculars, bug spray, or anything else that will make your trip more enjoyable. This boat is not equipped with a restroom.

"Robert was first class!!"

August 24, 2017 - 

5 stars

"Worthwhile adventure!"

August 9, 2017 - 

Our family enjoyed our fishing tour with an extremely knowledgeable and personable guide who worked hard to keep us all fishing while sharing information about the area and wildlife. We will book another tour with Barrier Island Eco tours again! Thank you Shane!


August 5, 2017 - 

Fun, exciting

"Lot's of fun and we caught fish!"

August 1, 2017 - 

My son and I had a really good time on this trip. Enjoyed being out on the water, seeing lots of wildlife, and the all inclusive nature of the package (licence, bait, rod-everything provided). Everyone on board caught something, my son got 4 fish, I got two, another couple's daughter got a redfish big enough to keep, and the mother caught a baby shark and stingray. Good time! Captain was friendly, courteous, and professional.

"Great trip"

July 29, 2017 - 

Fun time catching everything from little fish to sharks!

"Great Time Had by All"

July 29, 2017 - 

My brother and I have done this fishing excursion for years. A third brother joined us this time. Our guide was great!

"Creek Fishing"

July 21, 2017 - 

Awesome trip. Fishing guide was incredible.

"Terrific family experience!"

July 18, 2017 - 

Our family had a great fishing experience during our late afternoon /early evening charter. All there of our kids (ages 5 - 11) caught fish and loved it. Captain Robert not only was extremely helpful with all the fishing, but was provided great information on the islands, their history, and the local ecosystems. Would definitely do this again and highly recommend.

"Great Fishing Trip"

July 14, 2017 - 

Had an amazing morning fishing... HIGHLY recommend.

"My son says give Shane the highest rating there is, thought it was great!"

June 28, 2017 - 

Friendly, great stories and folklore, taught us a lot about the area, ecosystem, food chain and fishing!

"Great trip"

June 28, 2017 - 

7 year old daughter caught her first fish. She caught around 10. We caught whiting big enough for dinner. Sea trout, sharks, Crocker, pin fish, rays, and sea bass were also caught. One trout was a little over 4 pounds. Guide was very friendly and professional. Boat was clean and we'll equipped. We will definitly do this again every year. Absoulute blast.

"Creek fishing with Captain Robbie. "

June 20, 2017 - 

The fishing trip was outstanding. We couldn't have ask for a better Captain than Robbie. My son learned so much about fishing and was able to catch several large fish. My wife even caught a shark. We will definitely do this trip again.

"Creek Fishing was great!!!"

May 30, 2017 - 

Captain Bo was fabulous! My husband, brother and several of our teens and children had a marvelous time! Bo was very helpful and professional. They caught a ton of red fish, trout, small sharks and whiting.

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