Chatham Inshore Charters

Captain David Russell and Chatham Inshore Charters welcome you to Savannah, Georgia. He has been fishing the waters in and around Savannah for over 20 years. His charters depart from Bells Landing to Forest River and Houlihan Landing to the Savannah River. If you’d like a different departure area or have some other special request, the captain will be glad to discuss it when you book your charter. Keep in mind that night fishing charters are also available!

You’ll fish from a 21’ Mako center console, a boat that runs on a 150 HP Mercury engine and can accommodate 4 anglers. It uses all the modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio electronics for efficient navigation and is equipped with livewell to supply you with live bait. There’s also an ice-box so you can store your fish and drinks.

You’ll have lots of fun as you chase Bonnethead Shark, Catfish, Black Grouper, Redfish, and other quality species that roam the inshore and nearshore waters around Savannah. You’ll catch them using bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, and drift fishing, all on light tackle. Kids of 12 or more can come aboard as well and you’re free to keep all the fish you catch if you wish to.

Captain David will provide all the tackle, bait, drinks, and even fishing licenses, so yours is only to pick a date and arrive on time.

Come aboard and have a fishing trip of a lifetime, Chatham Inshore Charters and Captain David are waiting for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    8 hours for up to 4 guests.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This is a 6 hour inshore/offshore trip for up to 4 guests.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    This is a 6 hour afternoon trip that'll take you fishing for Sharks! These beasts are always up for a fight so get ready to put your muscles to the test.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Head out early and enjoy a morning fishing the inshore waters. Depending on what's biting at the time of your trip, you'll be able to target the likes of Redfish, Black Drum, Shark, Sheepshead, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    Spend the afternoon fishing for Sharks. With these predators, there's no end to excitement! Just bring some food and drinks and get ready to work up a sweat as you reel in these toothy beasts.
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About the Captain

David Russell
Savannah, Georgia, United States
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43 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2021
Fishing has always been a relaxing sport to Captain David. Personally, he enjoys catch and release so that the resources are there for future generations. Fishing for Redfish is his favorite.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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:
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
72%
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June 2021 fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 22, 2021
We booked a fishing trip with Captain Dave while on vacation in Savannah, although the beach was amazing, I will have to say...
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Antwanna C.
Thomson, GA
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 28, 2021
Dave is absolutely best Captain ever. He kept us entertained and knew exactly where to take us to caught a variety of fish…well...
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Chris T.
Savannah, GA
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Great Day on the Water

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 15, 2021
Captain Russell was an awesome host, guide and captain. Being new to the area he showed my son and me the good fishing spots,...
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Tosca W.
Savannah, Georgia
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 28, 2021
Captain Dave was AWESOME!  This was a trip for my mother’s 80th BD. He looked after her as if she was his mother.  Thank...
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Elgin, SC
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Awesome Experience!

VERIFIED   Hourly on June 16, 2021
We had a great time w Cap’n Dave!  He was personable, fun, and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to make sure we had...
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FAQs about Chatham Inshore Charters

Chatham Inshore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Chatham Inshore Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Chatham Inshore Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Drinks (Water and pepsi )
  • Fishing License

Chatham Inshore Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Chatham Inshore Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Chatham Inshore Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Catfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead