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Let’s Go Crabbing

Charleston, United States

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Experience hosted by Tia

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Craving the freshest possible seafood? Learn the tricks of crabbing with a Charleston native who’s been doing it for years. This is a land based experience.

You will meet at a dock on a beautiful river to master the delicate art of throwing a cast net. You can even set bait and fish—it’s as hands-on as you’d like. Don’t worry about having the right skills; there’ll be plenty of activities available for everyone. Anyone 16 and up will require a saltwater fishing license.

The freshest seafood is what you can catch yourself, so expect to nab a crab, shrimp, and a variety of fish, too.
Other things to note
Everyone must wear a mask. There are no boats involved. We can catch and release or you can keep anything of legal size. We follow all South Carolina Department of Natural Resources rules and regulations.
Craving the freshest possible seafood? Learn the tricks of crabbing with a Charleston native who’s been doing it for years. This is a land based experience.

You will meet at a dock on a beautiful river to master the delicate art of throwing a cast net. You can even set bait and fish—it’s as hands-on as you’d like. Don’t worry about having the right skills; there’ll be plenty of activities available for everyone. Anyone 16 and up will…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    All crabbing equipment, bait and I will also provide a crate with burlap fo...
From $75
/ person
Tue, Dec 1
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$75 per person
$75 per person
Tue, Dec 1
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$75 per person
$75 per person
Thu, Dec 3
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$75 per person
$75 per person

Meet your host, Tia

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 337 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a proud Charleston native with a passion for the outdoors and marine life. My family has been crabbing and casting for fun and food for generations. Crabbing has been therapeutic for me and gave me an outlet when I quit smoking, helping me become a healthier person in more ways than one. Then, when a friend started a Facebook page called "Casual Crabbing with Tia" and posted photos of my adventures, people started asking to come along and flocking to the docks. Within a few hours, those who start off as strangers end up as friends, and I love getting to share my passion with others.
I am a proud Charleston native with a passion for the outdoors and marine life. My family has been crabbing and casting for fun and food for generations. Crabbing has been therapeutic for me and gave me an outlet when I quit smoking, helping me become a healthier person in more ways than one. Then, when a friend started a Facebook page called "Casual Crabbing with Tia" and posted photos of my adventures, people started asking to come along and flocking to the docks. Within a few hours, those who…
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Where you'll be

We'll meet at a private dock and pier in downtown Charleston. It’s a gorgeous pier on the water’s edge and has one of the best sunset views in the city.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 337 reviews.

Lara
November 2020
Our family did this as a covid friendly activity for Thanksgiving and we could not have had a better experience!! Tia and Art are both personable and incredibly knowledgeable. We would hang out with them and go crabbing every day if we could--in fact, I think they helped jump start a new pastime for each of us :) Ten out of Ten! Would recommend to anyone and would certainly do it again!
Our family did this as a covid friendly activity for Thanksgiving and we could not have had a better experience!! Tia and Art are both personable and incredibly knowledgeable. We w…
Blake
November 2020
Everything was great. Could have had a few more details on where to meet up with the host, but that wasn’t a big deal. Overall it was great.
Graham
November 2020
Our group had an awesome time crabbing with Tia and her team. The experience was a great balance of storytelling, instruction, and, of course, lots of crabbing! We caught plenty of crabs for dinner, and Tia made sure we had a great time doing it.
Our group had an awesome time crabbing with Tia and her team. The experience was a great balance of storytelling, instruction, and, of course, lots of crabbing! We caught plenty of…
Ashley
November 2020
I can’t tell you how much fun we had on this crabbing experience! It 100% exceeded expectations. Tia and Art were so knowledgeable, engaging, friendly, fun, and thought of everything we would possibly need. Definitely a must whether you live in Charleston or just visiting. Worth every penny!
I can’t tell you how much fun we had on this crabbing experience! It 100% exceeded expectations. Tia and Art were so knowledgeable, engaging, friendly, fun, and thought of everythi…
Scott
November 2020
AMAZING!!!! Phenomenal experience!! If you do not do this while your visiting Charleston you are missing out! This is top notch ..Seriously! What a blast....
John
November 2020
Great fun, and Tia even cleaned our catches and gave us some tips on how to prepare a great meal with it all. Highly recommended

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Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

snacks/beverages (if you'd like), clothes you don't mind getting wet or dirty, comfortable shoes, sunblock, bug spray, hat, sunglasses. If you are booking in November through January layering is strongly suggested.

Saltwater fishing license for anyone 16 yrs+ (They cost $5 for SC residents and $11 for non-residents. You can get one online. There’s a link on my website - casualcrabbingwithtia.com.)