Simon Says Private Charters

Embark on a journey with Simon Says Private Charters and spend a few hours of great fishing action. Captain Matt and his crew have a lot on their plate, so you only need to choose which adventure sounds best to you. Will it be a nighttime gigging adventure or a full day offshore pursuit - it’s completely up to you!

You’ll be fishing on a 30’ Contender that has been restored in 2019. This center console has been upgraded with new navigational electronics and twin 250 HP Yamaha 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 private toilet.

Night fishing is something every angler should try at least once. You’ll go gigging in the inshore spots, looking for Trout, Flounder, Redfish, and Sheepshead. 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
    Full Day Trip – Offshore (5 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,200
    Head 30-50 miles offshore to target monsters and hear that drag scream! An epic day guaranteed to make you step off the boat with sore arms from reeling in enough fish to feed the whole family!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore (5 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Spend the day prowling the productive nearshore fishing grounds in search of species such as Snapper, Amberjack, Black Sea Bass, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many others!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (5 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $850
    You will head up to 20 miles out to target Amberjack, Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Black Sea Bass, and more!
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip (Day or Night) (5 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 25
    $400
    You will anchor in a couple different honey holes in order to hear the drag on the reel scream as the initial sound of an unforgettable battle between man and apex predator takes place.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Winter Sheepshead (3 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 1
    $350
    Sheepshead will humble the best of fishermen. Tricky, but rewarding, sheepshead fishing is all about finesse. Want some winter fun? Come sheepshead fishing with us. Up to 3 people.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Night Fishing (3 MAX)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 1
    $300
    Can't sleep? Night owl? Come explore the serene inshore waters at night to target Trout, Red Drum, Flounder, and more. Max 3 persons.
  • Private trip
    Nighttime Gigging Trip (3 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 21
    $300
    Embark on a serene night of gigging for Flounder, Sheepshead, Red Drum, Trout, and more. Take in the breathtaking nightlife of the calm inshore shallows of beautiful Charleston. Bowfishing is offered as well. The price refers to 3 guests.
  • Private trip
    Harbor Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $250
    Cruise around the beautiful waters of Charleston Harbor and take in the breathtaking views of the city and dolphins.
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About the Captain

Matt Simon
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
23 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
4 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 (seasonal) and also nighttime Flounder gigging. We fear no fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Grocery store!
Grocery store!
April 28, 2021
Awesome full day bottom fishing!
Amazing day
Amazing day
April 19, 2021
Seas were too choppy to go to the ledge, ended up staying in 100 feet and tore em up!

Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
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75%
Friendly captain
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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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Marvin G.
Mt. Pleasant, SC
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Night Fishing

VERIFIED   Inshore Night Fishing (3 MAX) on November 24, 2020
Despite a drop in temperature and lack of bait fish activity, Cpt. Matt gave us a terrific evening and we landed this beauty...
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Hicks J.
Clarkesville, GA
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Good day fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (5 MAX) on April 6, 2021
We fished for 6 hours and had a fun experience.
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William M.
Matthews, NC
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Fishing with Matt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (5 MAX) on October 17, 2020
Capt matt knows what’s up, he’s got a fast boat and we were on fish within an hourly so of leaving the docks. Non stop...
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Wayne R.
Goose Creek, South Carolina
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4 hour night trip with captain Mike.

VERIFIED   Inshore Night Fishing (3 MAX) on October 8, 2020
Night fishing for trout and redfish was a very relaxing and good experience.  Captain Matt did a good job of putting us right...
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FAQs about Simon Says Private Charters

Simon Says Private Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Harbor Cruise (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Nighttime Gigging Trip (3 MAX) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - Inshore Night Fishing (3 MAX) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group - Inshore Winter Sheepshead (3 MAX) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Shark Trip (Day or Night) (5 MAX) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (5 MAX) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (5 MAX) (10 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (5 MAX) (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Simon Says Private Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Small porta-toilet in cuddy cabin )
  • GPS (Simrad 16)
  • Fishfinder (Simrad)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (4 fish boxes plus cooler)

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
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • 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