Fin & Tonic Charters

Come spend a fun and exciting day with Captain Dan Denton and Fin & Tonic Charters! Captain Dan has been a fisherman his entire life and has over a decade of experience fishing and exploring the pristine waters in the Charleston area. Captain Dan is a US Navy veteran, USCG certified boat captain, and a licensed charter boat operator. Join him in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and have a lovely stay on the water!

The captain’s boat "Fin & Tonic" is a 26’ Calcutta power catamaran. The soft ride, stability, and performance of the Calcutta are superior to any boat in its class. It can sit up to 6 guests, runs on twin 140 HP Suzuki engines, and is equipped with outriggers and a livewell. To enhance your experience on board, there’s a multimedia system you can use, a wireless trolling motor, and Yetti coolers. The vessel is also rigged with all the latest navigation electronics and safety equipment to ensure a fun and safe day on the water.

The species you can fish include King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Black Seabass, Mahi Mahi, Scamp Grouper, Spadefish, Redfish, and more. You can reel them in using bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, and jigging. You’re free to keep all the fish you catch.

Captain Dan covers you for all the fishing tackle, bait, licenses, and catch cleaning as well. What you should bring are only snacks and drinks.

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or new to fishing, you can expect a first-class experience. Fin & Tonic Charters and Captain Dan are looking forward to meeting and fishing with you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 10
    $400
    A short run out to the fishing grounds! This is a great trip for the family or the serious Shark fisherman. Enjoy the sights while fishing for the big one. Your trip will start at 7:00 a.m. and lasts for 3 hours. The captain covers you for all the fishing gear and licenses.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 10
    $400
    Have a lovely short afternoon run out to the fishing grounds and have a great time chasing sharks! This trip is an excellent opportunity for families as well as serious Shark fishermen to have lots of fun. You'll enjoy the beautiful sights as you chase the big one.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Shark Fishing Afternoon
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 10
    $500
    Short trip out to the fishing grounds. This is a great trip for families or anyone that just wants to get out and peel some drag!! Opportunity to catch several species of Shark and several other species including: Whiting, Bull Red Fish, Black Drum and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 10
    $500
    This short trip out to the fishing grounds presents a great opportunity for families or anyone that just wants to get out and peel some drag! You'll have a chance to catch several species of Shark and several other species, including Whiting, Bull Red Fish, Black Drum, and more!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Big Shark Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 15
    $750
    A quick run offshore about 15 miles. On this trip, you will target the "Big Boys". Come and test your strength doing battle with the ocean's ultimate predator. This is a catch-and-release-only trip for up to 4 passengers.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    Just booked! Last booked: 7 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    This trip consists of a 15 to 25-mile run to target those bottom dwellers everybody loves. Depending on the time of year, you can expect to catch Cobia, Sheepshead, Black Seabass, Spadefish, Amberjack, Snapper, Kingfish, Barracuda, Shark, and more. Four passengers max.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,050
    You'll travel up to 25 miles off the shore and go after those lovely bottom dwellers everybody loves to reel in! Depending on the season, you can expect to chase Cobia, Sheepshead, Black Seabass, Spadefish, Amberjack, Flounder, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, Shark, and more! Four passengers max.
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About the Captain

Dan Denton
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
51 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2021
Captain Dan has been an avid fisherman his entire life. Following in his father's footsteps, he enlisted in the US Navy. This is where he started to love the ocean and saltwater fishing. Captain Dan's passion for fishing and the outdoors grew over the years and led him to many unique destinations and exciting adventures. After relocating to the Charleston area 12 years ago, the desire to share his experience and passion with others is what led him to establish Fin & Tonic Charters.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spadefish Spadefish

Boat Specs

Calcutta (Catamaran) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 140HP Suzuki engines.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Rhodan 36 V
Outriggers
Ice Box
Yeti coolers
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Rhodan 36 V
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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.
You Keep Catch
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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Evan M.
Mount Pleasant, SC
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Shark Fishing Afternoon on May 7, 2022
We had the BEST time with Captain Dan on the water.  Not only was he incredibly professional and good at what he does - he...
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Amy K.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Fantastic Time!!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) on April 21, 2022
We absolutely loved our adventure shark fishing!! We ended up catching 10 bull sharks ranging in size. They put up a good fight....
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Divya R.
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Best Fishing Adventure Ever!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) on October 10, 2021
Our little crew had the absolute best day on the water ever!  We were visiting Charleston and thought this would be a fun...
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Sophia K.
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3 Hour Charter Shark Fishing

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) on September 4, 2021
This experience was genuinely once in a lifetime—all thanks to Captain Dan. He’s got everything you’ll ever need to have...
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Kristian B.
Aiken, SC
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Best way to experience fishing in Charleston, is with Fin & Tonic Charters #CaptinDan

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) on August 1, 2021
First and foremost, Captain Dan was very responsive during the booking and after. I booked the 3 hour, shark fishing charter...
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FAQs about Fin & Tonic Charters

Fin & Tonic Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (3 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Shark Fishing Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Big Shark Offshore (5 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin & Tonic Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Rhodan 36 V)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Yeti coolers)

Trips booked with Fin & Tonic Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Fin & Tonic Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fin & Tonic Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fin & Tonic Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spadefish