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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…

Tia's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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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 $90
/ person
Wed, Jan 27
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$90 per person
$90 per person
Thu, Jan 28
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$90 per person
$90 per person
Fri, Jan 29
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$90 per person
$90 per person

Meet your host, Tia

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 348 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 348 reviews.

Carolina
January 2021
Tia is an Airbnb star and local treasure with deep Charleston roots. Tia and best friend Art the Aquaman taught us to catch crabs and how to hang onto them without losing fingers. We loved hearing her story of how her journey to better health led her to nature for healing. In this experience, Tia helped us connect with where our food comes from and the beautiful fragile habitats that feed us. We left happy with food for bellies and nourishment for our soul.
Tia is an Airbnb star and local treasure with deep Charleston roots. Tia and best friend Art the Aquaman taught us to catch crabs and how to hang onto them without losing fingers.…
Cora
December 2020
Relaxed fun activity and learned so much! Tia and Art are both so personable, felt like we were crabbing with friends. A must do in my book if you are in Charleston!
John
December 2020
I had a fun time crabbing with Tia and Art. Weather was great, location was convenient, and we caught lots of crabs to take home for dinner...yums! Also, Art did a great job as photographer, and took lots of good photos.
Lex
December 2020
Tia and Art were awesome! We had such a great time learning about crabs, how to catch them and hanging with our teachers. They were friendly, knowledgeable and created a wonderfully curated experience that anyone is sure to enjoy. It’s always a good feeling when you walk away wishing you could hang out with your hosts! Book them for a great time and some delicious dinner :)
Tia and Art were awesome! We had such a great time learning about crabs, how to catch them and hanging with our teachers. They were friendly, knowledgeable and created a wonderful…
Sophie
December 2020
So much fun! Got blue crabs to cook for dinner! Tia is very knowledgeable and helpful. Note: this trip stays at the dock, I thought maybe it went in a boat.
Robyn
December 2020
If you’re visiting the Charleston area, you must do this experience with Tia!! Connor was great but isn’t with every day. Amazing instruction, fun stories, and never would have guessed she hasn’t been doing this all her life. Tia was amazing with working thru picking up a crab, even for those who are nervous. So fun, great photo captures, and laughs! Well worth the value for the memories and fun! Loved it! We hope the slogan, “you got crabbed” will stick 😊
If you’re visiting the Charleston area, you must do this experience with Tia!! Connor was great but isn’t with every day. Amazing instruction, fun stories, and never would have…

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Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
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.)