Mudbug Charters specializes in sight fishing for inshore species in the Charleston, South Carolina area. Let Captain Danny Carrier guide you into inches of water in search of many different species! With outstanding opportunities 12 months out of the year, Charleston is a fishing paradise. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to fly fish or throw lightweight artificials,

Capt. Danny has a lifetime of experience and can help, no matter your skill level. For those wanting the ultimate fly or light tackle spinning experience, Mudbug Charters utilizes the latest Penn and Fenwick spinning rods and reels as well as Sage fly rods and reels to help you deliver a lightweight presentation to a trophy Redfish in shallow water. Capt. Danny practices catch & release on his boat as a policy, after years of seeing the impact of overharvesting throughout the lowcountry. Book today for an unforgettable inshore fishing experience. See you on the water!

You’ll fish from an 18’ East Cape flats boat. It can sit up to 3 guests, runs on a 60 HP Suzuki engine, and uses modern GPS and fishfinder technology that allows for a safe and quick trip to the fish. The boat is equipped with a wireless trolling motor and a livewell.

Captain Danny will help you catch Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Sheepshead, as well as Black Drum. You’ll chase them by light tackle spinning, popping, and fly fishing. Kids are more than welcome to join the trip.

The captain covers you for all the fishing gear you’ll need, including both ordinary and fly fishing gear, bait if necessary, as well as licenses. The only things you should bring are your favorite snacks and drinks. 

Come fish with Mudbug Charters and create lovely memories on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $800
    This is an 8-hour day of sight fishing in the Charleston area. These trips typically include a rest stop at a beach or restaurant for lunch, which can be provided for an additional fee. The trip starts at 7:00 a.m. and comes with all the fishing gear.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    Spend 6-hours of sight fishing in the Charleston area and have fun chasing Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, and more. You and the captain will leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. You're covered for everything you need for the trip except for snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Afternoon
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    For a more brief time on the water, pick this 4-hour sight fishing trip in the Charleston area. Departure time and location are determined by the tides and weather and Capt. Danny will contact you prior to the trip to finalize details.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Morning
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    For a more brief time on the water, pick this 4-hour sight fishing trip in the Charleston area. Departure time and location are determined by the tides and weather and Capt. Danny will contact you prior to the trip to finalize details.
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About the Captain

Danny Carrier
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
Captain Danny grew up fishing in St. Simons Island, Georgia as a child. He received his first fly rod as a gift when he was 9 years old and the rest is history. He's been in the fishing tackle industry for over a decade and made the shift to full-time guiding in 2020.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

East Cape (Flats boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 60HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Ryan E.
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We couldn’t have asked for a better end to our Honeymoon!  We booked last second and it was worth every penny….  Captain...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Morning on June 26, 2021
Had a very good experience, Captain Danny was very knowledgeable fish weren’t very cooperative but capt didn’t give up...
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Larry G.
Oak Park, IL
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Half day trip to the flats

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Morning on June 25, 2021
Danny is a great guide and was a pleasure to spend the morning with, he knows the area and found us plenty of fish, but dang...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Morning on July 9, 2021
We had a perfect day of fishing. Danny put us right on the fish. He was fantastic with my boys & made sure they enjoyed our...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Morning on June 28, 2021
Had a awesome day with Captain Danny!!! Put us right on the fish!! Can’t wait to come back and fish with Him again!!!
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FAQs about Mudbug Charters

Mudbug Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip - Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip - Morning (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Mudbug Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Mudbug Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Mudbug Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Mudbug Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Mudbug Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout