Dawson Gang Fishing Charters

Looking to explore Little River, SC’s bustling offshore waters and battle world-famous big game fish? Or maybe you’re searching for the perfect family day out, and want to come home with some tasty dinner options, too. Dawson Gang Fishing Charters offers a variety of fun, exciting angling adventures, suitable for guests of all ages and skill levels. Captain Chris Dawson’s mission is to make sure you have a great time on the water, as well as teaching you the Dawson Gang style of fishing!

Capt. Chris is a local, lifelong angler who regularly fished as a youngster alongside his father. Over the years, his love for this sport only grew, and he decided to channel his passion into building a charter company. He’s now been running fun, family-friendly trips for over 15 years. Capt. Chris believes that Little River is home to some of the best fish this coast has to offer, and welcomes anglers of all ages, skill levels, and abilities to come discover what these waters have to offer!

You’ll be traveling on your captain’s 28’ Sea Fox center console, built to tackle a variety of waters and accommodate up to 6 guests. This makes her the perfect option for a family-bonding fishing trip, or engaging in some friendly competition with your best angling buddies. On board, you’ll find top-notch navigational and safety gear, a full toilet, and life jackets for all ages.

Capt. Chris specializes in exploring Little River’s coastal and offshore waters for a variety of incredible fish. If you’re a new angler, you can choose to stay within 10 miles of the shore, where you’ll be chasing King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Shark species. More experienced (or brave!) anglers can head up to a whopping 40 miles offshore, where you’ll come up against the big boys – Mahi Mahi, bottom-dwelling Goliath Grouper, Sailfish, Wahoo, and more.

Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license are included. Join Dawson Gang Fishing Charters and get ready to become part of this incredible fishing family!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    If you're looking to explore some seriously far out fishing grounds, or want the chance to hook huge, hard-fighting fish, then this 8-hour trip is the one for you! Travel up to 40+ miles offshore, where you'll have the chance to hook a huge variety of species, including feisty Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo, bottom-dwelling Grouper and more, and world-famous nearshore species such as Redfish, Cobia, and King and Spanish Mackerel. Everything is up for grabs! Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and license included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    This 6-hour trip is the perfect option if you're looking to spend more time on the water, or want to cover more ground! You'll travel up to 25 miles offshore, depending on where the fish are biting, and will have the chance to hook King and Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, bottom-dwellers such as Goliath Grouper, and more. Your captain welcomes guests of all skill levels on this trip, and will make sure you're decked out with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Join Capt. Chris on this 4-hour morning adventure! It's the perfect option for anglers of all ages and abilities, especially less-experienced fishermen or families with little ones. You'll usually fish within 10 miles of the beach, where you'll chase Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, a variety of Shark species, and Cobia. Your captain will provide top-quality rods and reels, bait, and tackle, as well as a fishing license for all guests.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Why not spend your morning taking in the sights around Little River, and then join Capt. Chris for an afternoon of fun fishing action? This trip is a great option for less experienced anglers, as well as families looking to introduce their little ones to these waters. You'll usually fish within 10 miles of the coast, where you'll have the chance to hook King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Shark species. Your captain will provide rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license for all guests.
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About the Captain

Chris Dawson
Little River, South Carolina, United States
12 Fishing Reports
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2019
"I grew up in the area. My father got me started at a very young age. I started fishing tournaments and then started chartering. Meeting people from all over the world has been very fun!" Capt. Chris is a lifelong local fisherman, and has been working as a charter captain for over 15 years. As well as running successful charters, he usually takes part in 8 to 10 tournaments per year for King Mackerel, and has reached the Top 10 for a lot of them!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Little River to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Deep Sea Adventure with Capt. Dawson
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Adam F.
United States
 5.00
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Deep Sea Adventure with Capt. Dawson

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 25, 2020
Southern Hospitality at its finest. Our fishing trip with Capt. Dawson was a memory of a life time. My wife and I felt safe...
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Kris S.
Little River, South Carolina
 5.00
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Four Hour Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 2, 2020
Captain Dawson was outstanding!He was friendly and knowledgeable. He made our party comfortable as several of the group had...
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VERIFIED   July 13, 2020
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Eugene M.
Sanford, NC
 5.00
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Great Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 2, 2020
Great fishing trip with Captain Chris, he made the trip very enjoyable. 30 lb king mackerel to finish off the day
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Jennifer L.
Saint Elmo, IL
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 16, 2020
Very knowledgeable and very passionate on what he does!! Would definitely go again!!
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