Top Predator Adventures is dedicated to make your trip as successful and memorable as possible. Captain Cody Dakin has over 15 years of experience fishing the Charleston area and with him by your side, you can count on catching something that tastes great and/or pulls hard! Or if you are looking for a Charleston experience that the typical beach goer doesn’t see, island hopping where you can search for sharks teeth and sand dollars is a great way to spend an afternoon!

You will make your way around Charleston harbor on a 22’ Bulls Bay powered by a Suzuki outboard engine. The vessel can carry up to 4 adult guests comfortably. Kids 6 and older are recommended.

The time of year will play a role in which fish are likely to be caught and what type of charter pairs well with that targeted fish. The Captain wants your trip to be successful in every way possible so he will contact you prior to the trip to make sure there is a solid game plan for the day. Typical inshore fishing trips could include Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and Sharks. Seasonal bull Redfish and sharks give you the opportunity to catch big fish on big tackle.

Included in the charter are all top-quality rods and reels, bait, tackle, and ice. You are encouraged to bring whatever you would like to eat or drink in a small soft cooler. A large cooler will be provided. Proper clothing ensures an enjoyable experience as well as a good supply of sunscreen. All fishing licenses are provided.

Captain Cody hopes to see you out on the water chasing a Top Predator!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $275
    Jump on for a 2-hour adventure in Charleston harbor chasing the top predator of our local waters. What a great opportunity to top off your visit of beautiful Charleston.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark (11:30AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $375
    Jump on for a 3-hour adventure in Charleston harbor chasing the top predator of our local waters. What a great opportunity to top off your visit to beautiful Charleston.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $375
    Jump on for a 3-hour adventure in Charleston harbor chasing the top predator of our local waters. What a great opportunity to top off your visit to beautiful Charleston.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bull Red / Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $475
    Try your hand at a fish of a lifetime. This jumbo-sized redfish can be found up to 4' long and weigh up to 40 lbs.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr trip- Bull Red/Sharks (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $475
    Try your hand at a fish of a lifetime. These jumbo sized redfish can be found up to 4ft long and weigh up to 40 lbs.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $475
    This is a great option to catch Redfish and Trout on topwater. We target most inshore species on morning trips with early starts available per request.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $475
    This is a great option for you to get out and catch fish and be back in time for dinner. Spend the afternoon on the boat, targeting Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    This trip gives you more opportunity to land that trophy fish. This is a great option for nearshore trips on calm days where we target Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Flounder, Cobia, Amberjack, and sharks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $800
    This is the ultimate fishing experience that gives you all the options on what you would like to fish for. Chance fishing more spots and go after the fish you've always wanted. All your fishing equipment is covered by the captain.
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About the Captain

Cody Dakin
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
49 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2020
Captain Cody Dakin has been fishing the creeks around Charleston since he was a little boy. The thrill of a big fish on the line brings pure joy to his face and the ultimate goal is for you to experience it too! Any day on the water is a good day.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Bulls Bay (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Lowrance
Fishfinder
Lowrance
Live Bait Well

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Monica S.
CARNES CROSSROADS, SC
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4hr with Captain Cody

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) (copy) on September 24, 2022
Captain Cody was amazing! We had our 3 kids with us which we let to all of the catching (with Cody’s help). We chose this...
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Katherine C.
Hoboken, NJ
Excellent
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2 Hour Shark Trip with Cody!

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) on September 3, 2022
My husband and I had the best time on this trip! We wanted to do some fishing and had never fished for sharks before. It was...
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Cody S.
Walhalla, SC
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Full 8 Hour Inshore/Nearshore

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on September 5, 2022
Overall experience was great! We had a lot of fun and Captain Cody went above and beyond to provide a memorable experience....
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Nathan R.
Ste. Genevieve, MO
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4 hour Bull redfish trip with Captain Cody

VERIFIED   4 Hr trip- Bull Red/Sharks (AM) on August 30, 2022
Had an absolutely amazing day fishing with Captain Cody. Captain had everything needed for the trip successful, he had absolutely...
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Kyla H.
Leechburg, PA
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4 Hour Red Fish & Shark

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hr trip- Bull Red/Sharks (AM) on September 27, 2022
This was by far the best part of our vacation! We had so much fun. Captain Cody is fantastic & made this such an enjoyable...
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FAQs about Top Predator Adventures

Top Predator Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) (2 hours)
  • $375 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Shark (11:30AM) (3 hours)
  • $375 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) (3 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bull Red / Shark (PM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hr trip- Bull Red/Sharks (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Top Predator Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Lowrance
  • Fishfinder Lowrance
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Top Predator Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Top Predator Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Top Predator Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Top Predator Adventures include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout