The picturesque town of McClellanville began in the 1860s and the beautiful Live Oak trees shading the roads make it seem like you’ve stepped back in time. After launching your boat onto Jeremy Creek it is easy to see the shrimp boats and other commercial vessels that made the town so prosperous for so long. Shortly after leaving the creek wildlife and beautiful scenery surround you as the creeks take you into the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. A wildlife sanctuary with over 65,000 acres of natural coastline. Dolphin, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Sea Turtles, and many different wildlife species hide between the water impoundments, creeks, salad marshs, barrier islands, and bays within the refuge.
McClellanville is well known for commercial fisherman targeting oysters, shrimp, or venturing even further offshore for grouper and snapper, but the marsh and barrier islands within the Refuge are home to thousands of species of sea life.
Redfish bite all year long in the refuge as well as Speckled Trout and Sheepshead. In the warmer months, schools of Tarpon flood the area and Bull Redfish swarm the beaches in the spring and fall.
Whether you’re looking to catch a massive South Carolina Tarpon, catch your limit of Summer Flounder for a fish fry, stalk a tailing Redfish in the marsh, or enjoy a beautiful sunset by Cape Romain’s lighthouse, Santee Coastal Excursions can put together the perfect trip for you.