Captain Smiley Fishing Charters

Are you ready to have a fishing adventure? Then you’ve come to the right place. Book a trip with Captain Smiley Fishing Charters today for a trip you won’t forget in a hurry. Captain Patrick Kelly has decades of experience and has been a leader in his community in promoting fishing for the next generation.

Step on board his 22’ Pathfinder. This boat can have you and 3 fishing friends on comfortably at the same time – no time is wasted once you’re on the water! With a 200 HP Yamaha engine on board and full navigational equipment, you are sure to be on top of the fish before you know it.

The main targets on these trips are Redfish, Flounder, and Trout. No matter your age and experience level there is a fish out here with your name on it. Children over 3 are welcome on board and there are life vests for them. Capt. Patrick runs a kids fishing camp too, so you know that when your kids fish with him they will have a great time and learn the tricks of the trade too.

Top quality rods and reels from St Croix and Shimano are included in the price – these won’t let you down when reeling in your trophy fish. Live bait is also provided and will usually be prepared before the trip. Even your fishing license for the day is included. You are welcome to bring along your own food and drink.

Book now for an unforgettable trip with Captain Smiley Fishing Charters. You’ll leave with a smile on your face and a delicious fish for dinner – what more could you ask for?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    This is a 5 hour light tackle fishing trip going after Redfish, Flounder, and Trout. All rods and reels are included, as well as lures, bait, and even your fishing license too. You are welcome to bring along your own refreshments.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Have a lie in and still get some great fishing in the afternoon. You'll be targeting Flounder, Redfish, and Trout. Everything you need for your fishing trip is provided, from your rods and reels to the fishing license for the day. You are welcome to bring along food and drinks if you wish. Please note, departure time is flexible.

About the Captain

Patrick Kelly
Little River, South Carolina, United States
8 Fishing Reports
19 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2018
"I am a native to the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand area. I have been on the water most all my life. I have a passion for the outdoors and love my job." Captain Patrick Kelly has been operating Captain Smiley Fishing Charters for 18 years and has been an operator for 28 years. He offers a first class service and quality gear. He knows all about the best restaurants, hotels, and places to see in this area. He truly knows the area like the back of his hand. He founded ‘Captain Smiley Inshore Slamming Festival’– this is a festival/tournament he hosts to raise money for charity, people in need, veterans, and hurricane survivors. He’s also a river keeper- which means they do river sweeps, and other community-friendly acts. He also has a kids fishing camp for 8-17 year olds, where he educates them about fish and fishing. He is a pillar of the community and in showing the next generation how to fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Brett W.

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VERIFIED   July 17, 2020
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Jodie E.
Raymore, MO
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 19, 2020
We caught several trout and the captain filet them and the marina cooked them.  It was delicious!  After 5 hours...
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Kaleb B.
Winder, GA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 16, 2020
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 22, 2020
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John C.
Youngstown, OH
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 19, 2020
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