Seafood is a way of life in the Lowcountry.
The harvesting of seafood has a long history dating back to when people first began fishing in the oceans. These traditions are carried on today by those who choose not only sustainability but also deliciousness as their guidepost for what goes into your mouth!
If you’re looking for a thrilling fishing experience, look no further than the lowcountry of South Carolina! Here you’ll find some of the best fishing in the country, with plenty of opportunities to catch big one. Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or just getting started, a fishing charter is the perfect way to spend a day on the water.
Want to bring home a bucket of blue crabs pulled straight from the tidal creeks around Bluffton? Then hop aboard a crabbing tour with May River Excursions. Captain Amber leads this family-friendly excursion. Keep an eye out for dolphins and other wildlife!
Join the shrimping crew of the Tammy Jane as you trawl the waters off Hilton Head Island with a two-hour Sunset Shrimp Trawl by Vagabond Cruise. You’ll learn about the Lowcountry’s salt marshes and interwoven ecosystems. Then sort through the day’s catch and then take in views of the sunset.
Specializing in fresh local seafood, The Bluffton Oyster Company is known for their fresh, local oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, fish filets, soft shell crabs and live blue crabs. In 1999, the Bluffton Oyster Company received an award from the South Carolina Department of Commerce citing it as one of the top 10 oldest and still prosperous companies in the state of South Carolina. All oysters are harvested by hand and shucked by hand. We employ approximately 15 oyster pickers and up to 12 oysters shuckers on a daily basis during season. Most of the workers are over the age of 65 and have been in the business all their lives.