Southern Way Charters was started in 2001 with the original Southern Way, a 55” single screw fiberglass trawler, that began running “six pack” charters to the Chandeleur Islands. As the business grew a larger vessel was purchased, the present 72’ Southern Way, allowing as many as 12 clients to be accommodated on trips. The company survived Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and resumed charters in the spring of 2006. In the fall of that year we began running fall fishing trips to the Biloxi Marsh. In 2011 an additional vessel was added to our fleet, the 54’ custom built aluminum sportfisher Southern Cross.
In 2013, we added the 110’ SWC Sportsmans Lodge at Venice(formerly known as the Venice Sportsmans Lodge) to the fleet and in 2015 our latest addition is the 114′ Dogwood Lodge at the Biloxi Marsh . Our goal has been and will continue to provide the finest outdoor experiences for our clients.