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, snacks, 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
    $906
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,280
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,280
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,475
    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
    Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,730
    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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About the Captain

Christopher Arnold
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
28 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 out 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 nearly his entire life. He has fished 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 five 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

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

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
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
15-20% gratuilty customary.
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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
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 28 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (34)
Full day trip with Captain Chris.
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Angler Rating
27
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Bennet L.
Beaufort, South Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Christopher

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore on June 27, 2022
Fishing wth Captain Chris Arnold was a truly memorable experience for my family: two grandsons, ages 25&26,  grandson-in-law...
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Christina C.
Moncks Corner, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Charter with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on June 4, 2022
Captain Chris did a great job navigating and operating his boat. We were comfortable riding and felt safe the whole day. The...
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John M.
Dawsonville, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip in the afternoon.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore on April 4, 2022
What a great day on the water with my family.  Captain Chris is awesome and was very accommodating to our needs. We left...
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Marty C.
Powdersville, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour offshore bottom fishing trip - 5/5/2022

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore on May 5, 2022
Had a great trip and caught over 50 fish from Black Sea bass , vermilion snapper, porgy, trigger fish, sand bass and a large...
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Tom E.
Franklin, NC
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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Full day trip with Captain Chris.

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Offshore on September 20, 2022
We filled the boat with Fish. We caught 54 fish and had a blast.  I recommend this charter highly.
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FAQs about Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters

Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $906 per group, additional $46 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $1,280 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,280 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,475 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,730 per group - Full Day (10 hours)

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

Trips booked with Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (15-20% gratuilty customary.)
  • Fishing License

Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • 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:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)