South Carolina Fishing & Boating Communities

From fly and spin tackle to first-class saltwater fishing, Brays Island is a fishermen’s paradise. Uniquely situated to provide direct access to nearby rivers and the ocean, our community is a year-round redfish fishery with seasonal runs of cobia, trout, black drum, jack crevalle, tarpon, flounder, ladyfish, and Spanish mackerel. And you don’t even have to leave the plantation to enjoy fishing in our own saltwater ponds—which draw redfish, speckled trout and flounder—and freshwater ponds which are brimming with large-mouth bass, bream, and catfish.

Brays Island also offers fly fishing clinics and in-house licensed guides who can help you access the marshes and estuaries on the Atlantic in rented or personal boats. Our two on-site fishing guides are readily available for both fresh and saltwater trips for members of all ages and experience levels. Excursions for oysters, clams, and shrimp—perfect for young children—are regular events here too.

Families can embark on a Lowcountry crabbing excursion in April, May, or November. On-site naturalist Bruce Lampright regularly takes groups out on kayak trips around tidal creeks to search for Bottlenose dolphins or hunt for sharks’ teeth and fossils on the riverbanks during low tide. Round out your day by hopping aboard the Brays Island Belle with family and friends to enjoy a sunset cruise around the plantation.

Our excellent boating facilities allow members to take full advantage of the many plantation waterways. Boating enthusiasts can take advantage of private boat storage and care—including fueling, launching, retrieval and cleaning—and a ramp and docks with direct access to the nearby Broad River, Port Royal Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean. And of course, you can always take in the tranquility of the Brays Island tidal marshes and creeks via kayak or canoe.