If you like being on the water, catching fish, seeing dolphin pods, and watching the sunset over the Holy City, join Happy Dog Charters! Captain Chris wants to create this unforgettable experience for you in Mount Pleasant, SC. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join, including the kids. It’s never too early to start enjoying this sport.

You’ll be fishing on a 19’ Keywest Bayreef boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. This center console is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and reaches the speed of 35 knots. The boat features safety gear, navigational electronics, and a large cooler where you can keep your food and drinks for the day.

Explore the inshore spots and target species such as Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. Nothing beats hearing the reels scream when a large Redfish is tugging hard, seeing Dolphins for the first time, or admiring the old Holy City cityscape. The best thing is, that you don’t need any previous fishing experience to enjoy this trip.

The captain covers your fishing licenses and equipment. You only need to bring your food, drinks, and sun protection for the day. There’s a limited selection of life jackets for children so please contact the captain before your trip to make sure he has the appropriate size for your child.

Your adventure starts here. Happy Dog Charters welcomes you aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Sunset Cruise - No Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $300
    We will ride through the Charleston Harbor or up the Inter Coastal Waterway and watch the sunset behind the Holy City skyline. If you have never been on the water during a sunset you're missing out, let Happy Dog Charters help make that memory.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Fishing Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    I’mStart your fishing adventure early and get that morning bite. You'll be back to the dock right on time for lunch. Target Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Fishing Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $400
    If you're not an early bird, take this afternoon trip. You'll still go after the same inshore species as in the morning. All fishing equipment is included in the price, as well as your licenses.
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About the Charter Operator

Happy Dog Charters
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2022
I grew up in Greenville, SC fishing with my Dad. I moved to Charleston when I was 18 and continued fishing after getting addicted to the saltwater bite. I would like to share that excitement with you.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Keywest Bayreef 196 (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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James B.
Knoxville, TN
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Half a day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Fishing Trip (AM) on June 2, 2022
My son and I enjoyed half a day trip with Captain Chris on our first ever inshore charter. Caught a variety of fish including...
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Dan S.
Clarksville, Tennessee
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Four hour trip with Happy Dog

NEW  4 Hour Fishing Trip (PM) on June 17, 2022
My son and I had a blast on our trip with Happy Dog. Capt. Chris brought us to three different spots, staying longest at the...
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Michael F.
Tazewell, VA
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Half day trip. Highly recommend

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Fishing Trip (AM) on June 17, 2022
Great trip, good equipment, and knowledgeable about fishing and the area. Caught several fish to include shark, red fish, and...
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Neal Y.
Chicago, Illinois
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Half day trip with Captain Chris

4 Hour Fishing Trip (AM) on May 14, 2022
A great day from start to finish. Chris collected bait then proceeded to put us on the fish. Caught some beautiful redfish,...
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James H.
Seabrook Island, SC
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FAQs about Happy Dog Charters

Happy Dog Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Sunset Cruise - No Fishing (2 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Fishing Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Fishing Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Happy Dog Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (45 quart cooler with ice provided)

Trips booked with Happy Dog Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Happy Dog Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Happy Dog Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Happy Dog Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout