Charleston Fishing Charters – Wahoo

Looking for a truly exhilarating angling adventure? Head down to South Carolina and join the crew of Charleston Fishing Charters aboard their pride and joy, the “Wahoo!” This friendly, experienced team uses flying drones and underwater GoPros to add to the excitement of your trip. You’ll be able to follow and document your catch, and take home some incredible photos afterwards. As their name suggests, you’ll be targeting seriously impressive big game fish – Wahoo, indeed!

Who could be better to guide you on your adventure than a truly passionate sport fisherman? Captain John Madden is at the helm of “Wahoo,” and he’s been an avid angler since he was 7 years old. For him, nothing beats the anticipation of throwing lines in the water and cruising around, knowing that any minute the catch of your dreams could bite. He warmly welcomes anglers of all ages and abilities to come aboard and experience this excitement for themselves!

You’ll be fishing from the “Wahoo,” a 48’ custom-built Carolina vessel that can accommodate up to 6 passengers. On board, you’ll find a full toilet, kitchen, air-conditioning, GPS, fishfinder, beds, multimedia systems…the list goes on! There’s a reason why your captain and crew are so proud of this vessel – she’s less of a boat and more of a home on the water, making her the ideal option for serious offshore adventures.

Your captain specializes in adventures that make the most of Charleston’s offshore fishing grounds. You’ll have the chance to troll for hard-fighters such as Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and White Marlin, and the boat’s namesake, the Wahoo – nothing beats the excitement of waiting for these fish to bite, and the battle that ensues! You’ll also be able to bottom fish for a variety of huge Grouper and Snapper species, and more.

Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license. Come aboard Charleston Fishing Charters for a seriously exhilarating offshore angling adventure!



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 2 Mar - 14 Jan
    $2,300
    up to 6 persons
    This is your captain's most popular trip! Climb aboard The Wahoo and head offshore for the chance to hook some incredible species. Stuck between trolling for Marlin varieties, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and more, or bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, and Seabass? Don't worry – 12 hours means you can do both! You'll have the bonus addition of recording your visit with your captain's videographer and drone pilot, too. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license are included.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 2 Mar - 14 Jan
    $1,900
    up to 6 persons
    Join your captain and crew for an incredible 9-hour adventure, and get ready to target some seriously impressive big game fish! You'll fish aboard The Wahoo, where you'll either troll for Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, or plumb the depths of these waters as you bottom fish for a variety of Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Black Seabass, and more. You'll also have the chance to record your trip using the videographer and drone pilot! All fishing gear and license included.
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About the Captain

John Madden
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2016
Sportfishing is my passion. From the time I was 7 years old, I dreamed of being two things: a PGA Tour player, and a professional sportfishing captain. I wake up every day pinching myself. I absolutely love what I do, and I feel incredibly humbled and blessed that I am afforded the opportunity to do it. I look forward to serving you! The bottom line is, we will do whatever you like doing. Prefer to troll all day? Super...we'll do that. Prefer to bottom fish all day? No problem...we'll do that. If you ask me what my favorite is, I absolutely love the anticipation of trolling. Cruising around knowing that at any minute a rod could go off with a day-making catch is awesome. And when it does, I can't contain my excitement!

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom Carolina (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 600HP Cummins engines.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
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Visa
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American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
4.92
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Great day even with the rain
9 hour trip with captain Drew on the Wahoo
12 Hour Offshore Trip
+3
Angler Rating
4
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Paul B.
Charleston, SC
 5.00
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12 Hour Offshore Trip

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
Great day of fishing! Went out with 5 of my buddies. Awesome boat to periodically get out of the sun, have some drinks, and...
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Scott B.
Winchester, VA
 5.00
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9 hour trip with captain Drew on the Wahoo

VERIFIED   July 24, 2019
Weather started off nasty but turned into a great day of fishing for my ifamily crew. Thanks to captain Drew and his help Brett...
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Brian S.
Mine La Motte, MO
 4.67
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3/4 day with Captain Drew

VERIFIED   June 16, 2019
Really enjoyed the day. Captain Drew and first mate Ford did a great job. We will certainly be back.
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Cecil K.
Charleston, South Carolina
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VERIFIED   May 23, 2019
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