Big Fish Charters

Fulfill your fishing fantasy with Big Fish Charters! Owned and operated by a veteran captain Nicholas Shreves, this charter is here to cater to your desires. You can take a trip any time of year and always count on lots of bites. The trips range from short, half-cruising tours with light action, to full day adventures where you can battle big game predators.

Capt. Nick welcomes you aboard his 32’ Wellcraft boat, newly restored in 2020. Spruced up for the new season, the boat is powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines that will glide you to your fishing spot. She also features navigational electronics, a live bait tank, a cooler, and a multimedia system.

The boat accommodates up to 6 guests, including children of all ages. Please let the captain know your kid’s age, so he can prepare life vests in proper size.

If you’re new to fishing, try a Shark trip and get your sea legs battling these toothy predators. If you have some experience with casting, the captain can take you fishing inshore, where you can target Redfish, Flounder, and Sheepshead. Further from the coast, nearshore waters hide lots of Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Snapper, and more. Finally, if you feel you’re ready for something harder, go trolling for offshore species, such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Barracuda. In these rich waters, the options seem endless, and there’s always going to be something to go after.

The captain provides Penn rods and reels and makes sure there’s enough lures and live bait. The first mate will set your rod and show you the best ways to use it. After the trip, he’ll clean your catch and it’s customary to leave a tip.

You only need to bring your food, drinks, and sun protection. Big Fish Charters will make sure you have everything else. Feel the action, join the chase!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Beginner (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 1
    $450
    An early morning bite for the beginner trip. Great for little kids or those who have never been offshore as you will be able to see land the entire trip. This trip is also less likely to be canceled due to the weather. Not the trip to catch a bunch for dinner! Departure also possible at 10:30 a.m.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Beginner (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 1
    $450
    An early afternoon bite for the beginner trip. Great for little kids or those who have never been offshore as you will be able to see land the entire trip. This trip is also less likely to be canceled due to the weather. This is not the trip to catch a bunch for dinner! Departure also possible at 5:30 p.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - May 15
    $450
    This light inshore trip will take you after Flounder, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and Redfish. You can also have some fun catching live bait, which is one of the kids' favorite activities. The captain will cover your license and fishing equipment. Please tip the first mate, as he'll assist with your gear and clean your catch. The captain does not recommend more than 4 people join this trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - May 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    Enjoy some light tackle action and target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and more. This is a great chance to make your first cast and catch your first fish. Just bring some snacks and drinks, everything else is covered by the captain. The captain does not recommend the trip for more than 4 people.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fall (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Nov 24
    $450
    This light inshore trip will take you after Flounder, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and Redfish. You can also have some fun catching live bait, which is one of the kids' favorite activities. The captain will cover your license and fishing equipment. Please tip the first mate, as he'll assist with your gear and clean your catch. The captain does not recommend more than 4 people join this trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fall (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Nov 24
    $450
    Enjoy some light tackle action and target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and more. This is a great chance to make your first cast and catch your first fish. Just bring some snacks and drinks, everything else is covered by the captain. The captain does not recommend the trip for more than 4 people.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Shark/Redfish/Tarpon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 30
    $700
    This adventure is one of the favorites with families and kids. You can target different types of Shark, Tarpon, and Redfish. You can catch some live bait first as a warm-up and then go for the main prize. Let the captain know your kid's age, so he can bring appropriate life vests. Bull Redfish – March-December. Shark – May-October. Tarpon – mid-June - mid-October.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Shark/Redfish/Tarpon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    $700
    An afternoon version of this trip is also available! A family favorite, this trip will take you after Tarpon, Redfish, and all kinds of Shark. The kids enjoy it very much and stay entertained throughout the whole trip. There's an action for the adults too, especially if you get a bite from a larger fish. Bull Redfish – April-December. Shark – May-October. Tarpon – mid-June - mid-October.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Offshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 1
    $700
    You can reach offshore spots even on a 4-hour trip. You can target Black Seabass, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and more. If you're hoping to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or Wahoo, it's better to take a longer trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Offshore Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 1
    $700
    You can reach offshore spots even on a 4-hour trip. You can target Black Seabass, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and more. If you're hoping to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or Wahoo, it's better to take a longer trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Offshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 1
    $700
    This short offshore trip will take you after Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Cobia, Black Sea Bass, and many more. It won't take long to reach your fishing spot and the action begins! Prepare some snacks and drinks, and you're ready to go.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Offshore Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 1
    $700
    This short offshore trip will take you after Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Cobia, Black Sea Bass, and many more. It won't take long to reach your fishing spot and the action begins! Prepare some snacks and drinks, and you're ready to go.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $900
    This trip starts before sunset to load up on fresh bait and be at our spot for the sunset and early night bite. we will have baits out for many different sized sharks. exciting trip for all ages.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 1
    $1,100
    Best chance to catch King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Black Seabass, Snapper, and many more. If you're a fan of the "Jaws", you can also go after large Sharks like Tigers, Hammerhead, and Bull Sharks. The best part is that you don't need previous fishing experience.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 1
    $1,100
    Best chance to catch King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Black Seabass, Snapper, and many more. If you're a fan of the "Jaws", you can also go after large Sharks like Tigers, Hammerhead, and Bull Sharks. The best part is that you don't need previous fishing experience.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $1,100
    Best chance to catch King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Black Seabass, Snapper, and many more. If you're a fan of the "Jaws", you can also go after large Sharks like Tigers, Hammerhead, and Bull Sharks. The best part is that you don't need previous fishing experience. let us know what you are looking to catch.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 1
    $1,550
    This is when you really have time to get out and target almost every species. Possibilities are countless! King Mackerel, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and more. Your fishing equipment and license are covered, you only need to prepare food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 1
    $1,550
    This is when you really have time to get out and target almost every species. Possibilities are countless! King Mackerel, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and more. Your fishing equipment and license are covered, you only need to prepare food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Jul 30
    $3,600
    If you want to catch Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi this is the trip you have to do.
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About the Captain

Nicholas Shreves
Tybee Island, Georgia, United States
ID & License verified
164 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2020
Captain Nicholas has been fishing for his entire life (about 30 years). He wasn't born at Tybee Island, but his family moved here a long time ago. Luckily, this was a great place for fishing, so he kept on doing what he loved the most. He's been fishing in the area for 20 years now. Nicholas loves that he's able to put people on fish and help them catch the one they've always wanted. He likes seeing people smile after a great day on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Wellcraft (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 164 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Shark Trip
Shark Trip
Shark Trip
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Angler Rating
154
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Daniel L.
Idaho Falls, ID
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip with Captain Nick!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Beginner Trip (Late AM) on May 18, 2022
We wanted to plan a trip for my son‘s sixth birthday, as his first time deep-sea fishing. In reading recommendations in the...
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Steven H.
Stockbridge, GA
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Nicholas

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour – Shark/Redfish/Tarpon (PM) on May 13, 2022
I cant express enough how much fun we had! Nick and Cam were both fantastic! We caught tons of sharks and a huge Red! Nick...
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Sean H.
Lorton, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Amazing half day fish

VERIFIED   4 Hour Offshore Trip (PM) on April 4, 2022
I took my 15 year old son and his buddy out on our first ocean fishing adventure and Captain Nick and Cam ensured it was the...
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Anthony T.
Tybee Island, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Wonderful Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on October 23, 2021
Capt. Shreves and first mate Kaylee were exceptional. I live on Tybee and was hosting a “guys” weekend with son-in-law...
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Travis T.
Pierre, SD
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip. A ton of fish

VERIFIED   6 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) on October 7, 2021
We had an awesome trip catching a ton of fish. We caught a bunch of small sharks, black sea bass, a puffer fish, and a bunch...
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FAQs about Big Fish Charters

Big Fish Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Beginner (AM) (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Beginner (PM) (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fall (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fall (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Offshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Offshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour – Shark/Redfish/Tarpon (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour – Shark/Redfish/Tarpon (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Sunset Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 6 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 6 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) (copy) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 6 Hour Offshore Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,550 per group - Full Day Offshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,550 per group - Full Day Offshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $3,600 per group, additional $300 per person after 4 guests - Gulf Stream (15 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Fish Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Big Fish Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Avet Shimano)
  • Live Bait (when available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Works for Tips, 15-20% of the trip price)
  • Fishing License

Big Fish Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Big Fish Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Big Fish Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo