Keen Eye Charters Inshore/Offshore

Keen Eye Charters welcomes you to Seabrook Island, South Carolina. Embark on an enjoyable inshore, nearshore or offshore fishing charter or a custom tour of your choice. Other than fishing, you can enjoy watching dolphins, do some shelling and crabbing, or engage in other fun activities. The subtropical climate offers certain fish species year-round but there are also many seasonal species that visit the waters depending on the season. Captain Chris Keen will advise you on what to target in accordance with the time of year, weather, and tides. Come catch some fish, have some laughs, and enjoy all that the Low Country has to offer on the water.

Inshore/Nearshore you’ll be fishing from a 24’ Pathfinder bay boat. It can carry up to 6 anglers and runs on a 250 HP Yamaha engine with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots. The navigation technology it uses is comprised of modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio systems, so you’ll have no trouble locating the fish. There is also a livewell to supply you with live bait. Common species include sharks, redfish, sea trout, flounder, and more. Some species are seasonal. Two-hour charters for perfect for younger children. We can do some easy kid fishing, shark fishing, crab fishing plus you will see plenty of dolphins. If you select the late trip you get the added bonus of our beautiful sunsets.

Offshore you’ll be fishing from a 31’ Contender center console. The boat is equipped with twin 300hp Yamaha’s, radio systems, epib, and sonar systems. Common species include grouper, snapper, cobia, mahi, tuna, sailfish, marlin, and many more! Some species are seasonal. Beginning May 20, 2022, a 10% fuel surcharge will be added to all offshore charters.

Captain Chris will take care of all the fishing gear and licenses, so you should just bring your favorite food and drinks.

Come aboard and have a great experience on the water with Keen Eye Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (1PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    Enjoy a 2-hour Shark trip in the creeks. You and the captain will depart at 1:00 p.m. and get back at 3:30 p.m. Types of sharks include bonnethead, lemon, blacktip, and sharpnose.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing 3 Hour (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    You'll be fishing the creeks and inlets looking for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and sharks for starters. If the time of year is right, you'll meet Tarpon and many other seasonal species.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing 3 Hour (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    You and the captain will explore the creeks and inlets in search of Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and sharks. If the time of year is right, you can also chase Tarpon and many other seasonal species.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing 4 Hour (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri)
    $600
    Spend 4 hours searching the creeks and inlets for Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, as well as sharks. Depending on the season, you can also chase tarpon and many other seasonal species.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing 4 Hour (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $700
    Nearshore fishing takes you a few miles offshore where you fish reefs, wrecks, and live bottom areas. You'll have the opportunity to catch a few of the same species of fish found inshore but you get a much greater variety of species out in the ocean. Sharks, Trout, Flounder, Cobia, and Seabass just to name a few.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing 4 Hour (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $700
    Nearshore fishing takes you a few miles offshore where you fish reefs, wrecks, and live bottom areas. You'll have the opportunity to catch a few of the same species of fish found inshore but you get a much greater variety of species out in the ocean. Shark, Trout, Flounder, Cobia, and Seabass just to name a few.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $1,550
    In 6 hours, the captain runs about 30 miles out to target live bottom areas in 90'-100'. He uses live bait, cut bait, and jigging technics. Common catches include Grouper, Kingfish, Snapper, Seabass, Triggerfish, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $1,750
    This is an extended version of the captain's 6-hour charter. The extra time allows him to run out even farther where you catch additional species of fish.
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About the Captain

Chris Keen
Seabrook Island, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
148 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2021
Captain Chris has been a professional guide since 2004. He invites you on a trip tailored to your need that you'll always gladly remember.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Minimum age 4
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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 148 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Awesome day inshore with Chris Keen
Awesome day inshore with Chris Keen
Awesome day inshore with Chris Keen
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Joshua P.
Hickory, NC
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Fantastic half day trip with kids

VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing 4 Hr (PM) on June 3, 2022
I wanted to learn more about the area, see dolphins and other wildlife, catch fish, and do it all with 4 younger kids in a...
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Jack W.
Telford, PA
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Awesome day inshore with Chris Keen

VERIFIED   NEW  Inshore Fishing 4 Hour (AM) on September 22, 2022
Appreciated the professionalism Chis showed throughout the trip. I invited some friends, a couple, who never been on a charter...
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John R.
Mars Hill, NC
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1/2 day trip with Keene

VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing 4 Hour (AM) on July 18, 2022
Captain Keen made our trip memorable. We have booked out of Bohicket Marina for years and this was hands down the best. His...
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Becky P.
Columbus, OH
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Perfect afternoon

VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing 3 Hour (PM) on June 24, 2022
We spent the afternoon inshore fishing with Captain Chris. My son desperately wanted to catch something and this trip didn’t...
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Tim D.
Vienna, VA
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Near-Shore fishing trip

VERIFIED   Nearshore Fishing 4 Hour (AM) on May 20, 2022
We had fish biting at all the places we went. We caught Shark, Trout, Flounder, Sand and Sea Bass, and a Lizard Fish.  Chris...
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FAQs about Keen Eye Charters Inshore/Offshore

Keen Eye Charters Inshore/Offshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (1PM) (2 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - Inshore Fishing 3 Hour (AM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - Inshore Fishing 3 Hour (PM) (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - Inshore Fishing 4 Hour (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - Nearshore Fishing 4 Hour (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - Nearshore Fishing 4 Hour (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,550 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore Bottom (6 hours)
  • $1,750 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore Bottom (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Keen Eye Charters Inshore/Offshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Keen Eye Charters Inshore/Offshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Fishing License

Keen Eye Charters Inshore/Offshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Keen Eye Charters Inshore/Offshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Keen Eye Charters Inshore/Offshore include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spadefish
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon