Gnarly Goat Charters

Shrimp Boat Lane
Mount Pleasant SC, United States

Book your next trip with Gnarly Goat Charters and enjoy everything that the Lowcountry has to offer! You can join Captain Mike Stapleton for inshore and nearshore fishing or come aboard for an eco tour featuring scenic views of the Charleston waterfront. No matter how you plan to spend your time on the water, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.

Step aboard a 22’ Sportsman powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. Locally built here in Charleston, this vessel is one of the finest bay boats in the industry. She boasts a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots and comes equipped with advanced fishing technology, including GPS, fishfinder, and a wireless trolling motor. Capt. Mike does his best to make sure the live bait well is full when you arrive.

While fishing inshore and nearshore you might reel in a wide variety of species, from Redfish and Black Drum to Flounder, Black Seabass, and Bonnethead Shark. Capt. Mike prefers to target most species using light tackle. He provides braided line and top of the line gear, featuring the craftsmanship of Cinnetic, Penn, and Shimano. He will help you target your catch using the most effective technique, from jigging and popping to bottom fishing.

Passengers are also welcome aboard for an eco tour of the Charleston area. Come take in scenic views of this historic town that can only be seen from the water, discover local wildlife up close, and enjoy a relaxing ride through inshore waters. The boat can accommodate up to six passengers and children of all ages are welcome.

Gnarly Goat Charters provides a fishing license and all the gear you need. You are welcome to keep your catch and Capt. Mike will clean and fillet it for you.

Come aboard today and experience the endless opportunities waiting in the Lowcountry!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Inshore Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Come aboard for a full day of fishing for Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, sharks, and more. Fishing gear and a license are included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 575
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Starting time is flexible. More time on the water means you can catch more fish, including Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and more. Top of the line gear and a fishing license are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Starting time may be flexible depending on the captain's schedule. You can fish for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Seabass, and more. A license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip includes four hours of fishing for inshore and nearshore species like Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, and more. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Eco Tour (Non-Fishing)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Come enjoy the beauty that Charleston has to offer that can only be experienced by boat! You will cruise the Charleston waterways for scenic views, close encounters with local wildlife, and more.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr Eco Tour (Non-Fishing)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this trip you will cruise the Charleston waterways and enjoy the scenic views, wildlife, and overall beauty that Charleston has to offer. Please note there is no fishing on this trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Redfish
Seabass (Black)

Shark (Bonnethead)
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Mike Stapleton
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Member since July 2015
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An avid fisherman, sailor, kiteboarder, and stand up paddler, I'm a waterman at heart. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, I spent 6 years serving in the US Navy driving ships, travelling our oceans, and gaining experiences with life on the water. Fishing has always been a passion since I was a little kid, and I love to share that passion with as many people that will let me! My number one goal is to ensure you have a safe and fun trip, stress free, all while teaching techniques and strategies to land your next Charleston lunker!
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Customer Reviews

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4.93
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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4 Hour Inshore Trip
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Daniel Lafferty
Charleston, South Carolina
 5.00
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4 Hour Inshore Trip

June 18, 2016
Upon meeting Mike at the boat ramp, it was obvious he was well prepared, and ready to find the fish. The boat was in the water,...
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Jay Dorrier
United States
 5.00
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January 21, 2017
Captain Mike put us on the fish!
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Bobbi Daly
Linden, New Jersey
 5.00
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Great Charter

VERIFIED   October 1, 2016
Excellent! Captain Mike was awesome! we will definitely rebook with him again!
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Tom Robison
Tallahassee, Florida
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susan molair
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Fun!

VERIFIED   July 28, 2015
Mike was a great captain. Enjoyed the trip and fishing!
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