Charlestowne Charters

Charlestowne Charters is owned and operated by locals with over 40 years of experience fishing the Charleston waters. They invite you to join them on an exciting day of fishing the beautiful waters of nearshore and offshore Charleston. All of your needs and desires will be accommodated and you’ll have a great time fishing with US Coast Guard captains who specialize in landing monster fish.

Your fishing vessel for the day is a 30’ Hydra Sports center console, equipped with state-of-the-art navigational features, outriggers, downriggers, and a private head. She takes up to 6 guests and everyone can fish at the same time. She’s built for offshore waters and she will provide the best ride possible in all conditions.

On extended full day trips, you’ll be heading 50–60 miles out from shore to troll and deep sea fish for some of the most challenging and toughest fighters in the game. Your targets will include Blue and White Marlin and Sailfish, as well as Mahi Mahi and various Tuna species.

The Charlestowne crew also specialize in bottom fishing. Here, you’ll fish the reefs for bottom-dwellers such as Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and many more! On full day trips, you’ll go up to 20–45 miles offshore, while on ¾ day trips, you’ll stay within 10 miles of the coast. No matter which trip you choose, you can expect a tough and fair challenge against some incredible fish!

Top-of-the-line Penn gear is provided on all trips and you’ll also have a first mate on board for additional assistance. They’ll gladly clean, fillet and bag your fish for you free of charge. Your fishing license is included as well so you can just come right down to the dock ready to fish!

Water and sunscreen are also provided and there’s an extra cooler on board if you want to bring food and drinks. Everything else is taken care of so you can have fun and relax, the only thing missing is you! So come down to South Carolina and join Charlestowne Charters for an unforgettable day on the water!



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  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,550
    price breakdown
    $1,550
    This trip will take you out to the Gulf Stream in search of pelagic species. Get ready to troll and deep sea fish the open waters, looking for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, White and Blue Marlin, and many more! Everything you need for a fun and successful trip is provided, including tackle, licenses, water, and sunscreen. Capt. Gene's got an extra cooler so feel free to bring some food and drinks and get ready for an incredible adventure!
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Offshore Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    You'll head 25–40 miles offshore to reef fish in 90–120 feet of water. Your target species will include Black Seabass, Vermilion Snapper, Red Snapper (seasonal), Grouper (seasonal), King Mackerel, Triggerfish, and many more! Trolling is also an option. Your fishing gear and licenses are already taken care of. Feel free to bring some food and beverages and store them in the captain's cooler. Please note, departure is flexible, just let the captain know what time you want to head out before the trip!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day – Nearshore Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 30 - Apr 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Pack your bags and get ready for a fun bottom fishing trip! You'll be heading 10 miles out into the nearshore waters of Charleston, SC to target various Grouper and Snapper species, Triggerfish, Kingfish, and more! Everything you need is provided, including tackle, fishing licenses, water, and sunscreen. The captain's got a cooler on board so feel free to bring some snacks and drinks as well. Please note, departure time is flexible, just contact the captain before your trip to coordinate.
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About the Captain

Gene Broderick
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Gene Broderick is a Charleston, SC local and has been fishing these waters for over 50 years. He enjoys participating in local charity events, such as “Fishing for Miracles,” and also competes in tournaments, such as the Bohicket Tournament. He and his crew at Charlestowne Charters are 100% devoted to delivering quality service and giving you an unforgettable sportfishing experience! Capt. Gene loves meeting new people, being out on the water, and exchanging interesting fishing stories. Join him and his crew in Charleston, SC and get ready to have an amazing time offshore fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spadefish Spadefish
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hydra Sports (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
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Saw 3 things I have never seen before
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Lisa P.
Aiken, South Carolina
 5.00
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Mahi Mahi Fishing for my Daughter

VERIFIED   June 4, 2020
My oldest daughter is obsessed with fishing, and her dream was to catch Mahi Mahi. I booked with this charter a year before...
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Mark M.
United States
 5.00
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3/4 Day – Nearshore Bottom Fishing

VERIFIED   March 18, 2020
Our goal was to keep it interesting and have fun for some new fishermen in our group.  Gene and Alex were great and fun...
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Trevor H.
Peoria, IL
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Saw 3 things I have never seen before

VERIFIED   NEW  July 6, 2020
Saw a King Fish jump ‘20 feet in the air.  Had 3 or 4 catches eaten by sharks as we pulled them in the boat, ...
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Bradly R.
Fort Mill, SC
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Deep Sea with Capt Gene

VERIFIED   NEW  July 10, 2020
Very family friendly and works hard to ensure a catch and action.  Great memory for my son with his first Mahi Mahi.
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