Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters

Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters LLC is a fishing guide service that specializes in nearshore and offshore fishing out of Charleston SC. Captain Chris and his crew offer offshore fishing trips all year long. Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters is a family-owned business dedicated to providing great hospitality, excellent service, and sharing their passion for fishing with others.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is “Lady Savannah Tide”, named in honor of Capt. Chris’s best friend mother, Savannah. An amazing, loving, and caring woman who always believed in his dreams. The boat is a 26’ center console Sports fisherman’s Scout, designed for hardcore offshore fishing. She’s equipped with twin 150 HP Yamaha engines,  outriggers, VHF radio, Garmin radar, GPS, and sonar, Satellite radio, bathroom, Yeti Cooler, Live wells, fish boxes, sink, and top of the line fishing equipment.

Choose the trip that fits your needs best. You can stay close to the shore or head out up to 50 miles offshore, targeting Black Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, Bank Bass, Triggerfish, Cobia, Amberjack, Porgy, and much more. Nearshore trips can take you after King Mackerel, Cobia, Flounder, and Bluefish.

There’s not a lot of preparation from your end, as the crew takes care of everything important - all fishing equipment, licenses, and drinks. You only need to pack your camera, sunglasses, and hats.

Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters welcomes anglers of all ages and skill levels, so hop aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US $850
    Fishing waters just outside of the jetties, extending to around 10 miles. Target species will be King Mackerel, Cobia, Flounder, Blue Fish, Amberjack, and more. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Reef – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,200
    This trip will take you anywhere from 12-25 miles offshore. You'll bottom fish live reefs and artificial reefs, targeting species like Amberjack, Porgy, Black Seabass, Triggerfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Reef – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,200
    This trip will take you anywhere from 12-20 miles offshore. You'll bottom fish live reefs and artificial reefs, targeting species like Amberjack, Porgy, Black Seabass, Triggerfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,430
    You'll have an opportunity to bottom fish live reefs and artificial reefs anywhere from 25 to 50 miles off the coast. Target species will be Black Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, Bank Bass, Triggerfish, Cobia, Amberjack, Porgy, and much more.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $1,800
    You'll have an opportunity to bottom fish numerous live reefs and artificial reefs anywhere from 25 to 70 miles off the coast. Target species will be Black Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, Bank Bass, Triggerfish, Cobia, Amberjack, Porgy, and much more.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Beautiful half day trip with Captain Chris
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Jason B.
Taylors, SC
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4 hour near shore

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore on July 27, 2023
Capt Chris & his brother Dave were outstanding. They were very friendly and very helpful. As my wife said, it’s obvious these...
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Lisa A. S.
Atlanta, GA
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Beautiful half day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip Reef – Offshore (AM) on June 18, 2023
We had a great time out on the water with Captain Chris.  Caught some good fish to take home and ended up having an adventurous...
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Conner O.
Summerville, South Carolina
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3/4 day fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip Reef – Offshore (AM) on June 25, 2023
Absolutely wonderful time and would recommend it to anyone, the bathroom on board made it much more comfortable for our group.
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Elisabeth L.
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Fishing trip in May

VERIFIED   Harbor/Special Occasion Cruise on May 21, 2023
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Chris M.
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Fishing trip in April

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip Reef – Offshore (AM) on April 2, 2023
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FAQs about Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters

Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $850 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip Reef – Offshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip Reef – Offshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,430 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed toilet with door.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Yes fishing for live bait is apart of the trip. )
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (15-20% gratuilty customary.)
  • Fishing License (Yes)

Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Anywhere from 10 miles to 100 miles offshore )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Captain

Christopher Arnold
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Report
40 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2021
Capt. Chris grew up on the outskirts of Eastover South Carolina. He is the youngest of six siblings. Capt. Chris eats, breathes, and sleeps fishing. He has been fishing since the age of six. Capt. Chris has fished in fresh and saltwater for nearly his entire life. He has fished the waters of Charleston, Beaufort, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas. Capt. Chris is a licensed Captain, certified through the United States Coast Guard. He attended Sea School out of Charleston SC and is allowed to take up to 6 paying passengers. Before becoming a Captain he served the state of South Carolina for seven years as a Law Enforcement Officer. Capt. Chris is passionate about helping and serving people and would like to share his passion for fishing with the world.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Scout 262 (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Anywhere from 10 miles to 100 miles offshore
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed toilet with door.
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Yes fishing for live bait is apart of the trip.
Lures
Drinks
Water
First Mate
15-20% gratuilty customary.
Fishing License
Yes

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
I prefer 6 and up age limit due to attention span.
No Smoking
You Keep Catch

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
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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