Embark on a journey with Simon Says Private Charters and spend a few hours of great fishing action. Captain Matt and his crew will put you on the fish.

You’ll be fishing on a 30’ Contender Center Console. New for 2021 is a GPS Spot Lock Minn Kota trolling motor, guaranteed to hold you directly over some of the best fishing spots around. This center console has been upgraded with new navigational electronics and twin 250 HP Suzuki engines. There’s enough room for 5 anglers to join, so bring your friends and family along. The boat also features a multimedia system and a portable toilet.

If you’re looking for something during the day, go offshore fishing. Short offshore trip will take you approximately 30 miles off the coast, while a full day trip goes up to 50 miles. Depending on how far you go, you can target Snapper, Kingfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, and more.

Your fishing license and all equipment you’ll need for the day are covered by the crew. You only need to pack some food, drinks, and sun protection.

Simon Says Private Charters makes every day on the water something to be remembered. Take one of those days for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Oct 31
    $400
    Short and sweet, anchor out in the harbor or jetties and catch species of sharks such as Atlantic Sharpnose, Sandbar, Blacktip, and more. Bull red drum and other species are also targeted.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Oct 31
    $400
    Short and sweet, anchor out in the harbor or jetties and catch species of sharks such as Atlantic Sharpnose, Sandbar, Blacktip, and more.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $500
    Take in the quiet, serene nighttime waters in the harbor and wait for one of the ocean's top apex predators to bite. Hold on! This trip mainly targets larger sharks and bull red drum.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Oct 31
    $500
    Fish around the harbor and jetties and wait for the reel to scream! A quick ride out to the fishing grounds. Perfect for anyone wanting a good fight and kids as well! Species of sharks such as Sharpnose, Sandbar, Bonnethead, and more. Big Red Drum are also possible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Oct 20
    $500
    Fish around the harbor and jetties and wait for the reel to scream! A quick ride out to the fishing grounds. Perfect for anyone wanting a good fight and kids as well! Species of sharks such as Sharpnose, Sandbar, Bonnethead, and more. Big Red Drum is also possible.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    Max 5 people. Guaranteed catch! Head offshore about 20 miles to reefs and live bottom in search of Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and more. Note: A fuel surcharge will be applied to this trip. Typical fuel burned is about 50 gallons.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Blackfin Deep Sea (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    Head about 50 miles out to the fishing grounds in search of blackfin tuna, grouper, snapper, cobia, sailfish, and more. Weather plays a huge factor in the availability of this trip. Note: a fuel surcharge of about 100 gallons will be applied to this trip, depending on how much fuel is burned. 4 people max.
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About the Captain

Matt Simon
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
43 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
44 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2020
Captain Matt has been fishing in the area for years and there's no type fish he has not caught yet. His favorite types of fishing are offshore bottom fishing/jigging for Grouper and Snapper and live baiting for blackfin tuna and other pelagics.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Simrad 16
Fishfinder
Simrad
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spot Lock Minn Kota
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Paid by tips
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
Billfish will be released

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 44 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (53)
4 Hour AM Trip
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Half Day Trip with Matt
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Angler Rating
41
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Denise J.
ORCHARD GRASS, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Matt

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (AM) on August 4, 2022
We took our three grandsons and they had a great time! They caught multiple sharks and Matt was very knowledgeable about the...
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Irwin S.
Hancock, Michigan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

A true gem in Charleston

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (AM) on June 6, 2022
Captain Matt gave my three sons and myself a truly glorious day fishing in Charleston.  Captain Matt is knowledgeable, friendly,...
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Vernon D.
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fantastic experience!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (AM) on May 20, 2022
My son and I had a great time fishing with Simon Says Private Charters. Captain Matt was friendly and knowledgeable about the...
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Evan S.
Puyallup, WA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 Hour AM Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (AM) on August 13, 2022
Matt and Simon Says 4 hour inshore charter trip was an absolute blast! Lots of action made for a great day, 10/10 I’d recommend.
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Ryan K.
Greenlawn, NY
Excellent
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Great trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (AM) on August 24, 2021
What a fun time with Captain Matt. Great guy. Super relaxed and patient. Put us on a lot of fish. My son later said,”I thought...
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FAQs about Simon Says Private Charters

Simon Says Private Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $30 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (AM) (3 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $30 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (PM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Night Fishing (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $30 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $30 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark/Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore Reef Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour – Blackfin Deep Sea (MAX 4) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Simon Says Private Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Simrad 16
  • Fishfinder Simrad
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Spot Lock Minn Kota
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box 4 fish boxes plus cooler
  • Radar Simrad

Trips booked with Simon Says Private Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Paid by tips )
  • Fishing License

Simon Says Private Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Simon Says Private Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Simon Says Private Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo