Olde Man Charters & Tours

145 Lockwood Drive
Charleston SC, United States

Olde Man Charters are based in Charleston, South Carolina, and provide first class offshore and nearshore fishing charters, eco tours, and scenic cruises.  You will have the opportunity to fish the Charleston Harbor Jetties and nearshore reefs for Bull Reds, Black Sea Bass, Sheepshead and Shark, while on longer trips you will also target Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. On offshore adventures you will troll for Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo, when conditions are favourable.

All of their charters are private and limited to six passengers, while their first priority is always you: they will provide you with everything you need for a great day on the lowcountry waters, including fishing tackle, bait, license, drinks, snacks and fish cleaning services. Their specialty tours include a server to take care of all your needs, and a recognized expert in coastal wetland ecology as your guide through the historic local waters.

Charters are aboard their 28’ Seafox center console boat, which is powered by twin 300HP Yamaha engines, and features GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio and radar. The vessel is also equipped with outriggers and downriggers, live-bait tank, on board toilet, as well as an icebox to keep your drinks and snacks fresh throughout the day.

Captain Jeff is a lifelong lowcountry resident who has been fishing the local waters for many years. He has over 29 years experience working in all types of coastal wetlands, and has served as a recognized expert for South Carolina’s Coastal Zone Management Program. He has been recognized by the Southern Environmental Law Center, state courts, and the Scenic Ashley River Advisory Council. He has overseen numerous projects for consistency with the Ashley River Special Area Management Plan, and is the man to give you the best possible experience on the Ashley.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore/Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    Offshore trolling is 30-50 miles offshore. Fishing is for Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna, and usually includes some bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper on the way back in. This is our longest trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore/Bottom
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    Our offshore bottom fishing is is an exciting day with a wide variety of species including Snapper, Triggerfish, Sea Bass, Amberjack, Shark, and others. A typical day is over 100 fish and sure to keep your rod bent.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    Nearshore fishing allows for less running time and more fishing. This trip is from 3-15 miles offshore in 35-60 feet of water. Typical catches include Black Sea Bass, Black Drum, Weakfish, White Grunts, Spadefish, Sheepshead and Shark. Fish come in large numbers but typically smaller sizes. This is a great trip for new, young fishermen.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    We go 20-22 miles out for some bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    This is a shorter version of our all day nearshore charter and includes a wide variety of nearshore species. Black Sea Bass are thick with catches of Black Drum, Sheepshead, Shark, and occasional large Red Drum and Flounder.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    This is a shorter version of our all day nearshore charter and includes a wide variety of nearshore species. Black Sea Bass are thick with catches of Black Drum, Sheepshead, Shark, and occasional large Red Drum and Flounder.
  • Private trip
    4 hr Special - Nearshore Sep 15 AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    This is a shorter version of our all day nearshore charter and includes a wide variety of nearshore species. Black Sea Bass are thick with catches of Black Drum, Sheepshead, Shark, and occasional large Red Drum and Flounder. ONLY FOR 4 hr Special - Nearshore Sep 15 AM
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)
Grouper (Scamp)

Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Pink)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)

Spadefish
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Seafox (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Checks

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

About the Captain

Jeff Thompson
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Member since February 2016
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Captain Jeff is a lifelong lowcountry resident with many years experience in the local waters. Along with his fishing, he has 29 years working as a wetland ecologist for the South Carolina Coast Zone Management Program and the Ashley River Special Area Management Plan. He has received recognition as an expert in the areas of wetland identification, delineation, and ecology by the South Carolina Administrative Law Court, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Scenic Ashley River Advisory Council. There is no better environmental guide for your tour of Charleston Harbor and the Ashley River. Your Captain is a graduate of Presbyterian College and spent his entire life exploring the forest and fields, the marshes and waters, the wetlands and environment of coastal South Carolina .
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 99%

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Customer Reviews

4.85 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews

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My sons and I were left hanging the night before our trip by a captain that we booked with Fishing Booker. Sean at Fishing Booker personally called Captain Jeff who came through for us at the last minute. We were pleasantly surprised every step of the trip. Captain Jeff new exactly where to take us and was professional and knowledgeable about every species we encountered. We all had the time of our lives and are already talking about our return. Captain Jeff and his mate Matt made sure we had everything we needed. Thanks for a wonderful experience!

Fished September 1, 2018
Jeff Thompson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 4, 2018

Thank you so much Angela! We enjoyed you and your sons very much. I hope you guys had a great fish fry! Looking forward to our next trip.

Captain Jeff

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Jeff Thompson definitely knows the areas to fish and took all measures to take us 15 to 20 miles out despite the unfortunate, not predicted rain that hung over only us during our 4 hour fishing excursion. Jeff had to reschedule twice due to choppy waters. Not all was disappointing with our rain soaked clothes as we caught at least three beauties. Otherwise, we have caught more if the weather would just have cooperated yesterday morning. I would recommend Jeff Thompson to any angler who whats the adventure.

Fished August 28, 2018
Jeff Thompson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 29, 2018

Thank you Jack.  I have never had a 4-5 mile wide rain cloud just sit over me like yesterday, and never move. But you guys took it in stride and made for a great trip for me despite mother nature! I would very much like to have you out again on a better day. And thanks again!

Captain Jeff Thompson
Olde Man Charters

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Cap’n Jeff and 1st mate Matt were very polite, accommodating and professional, they gave us an outstanding trip! I was very apprehensive about going 50 plus miles out in the Atlantic on a 28 ft boat with half of my family,( i watched way too much Gilligans Island as a kid) but when i spoke with Cap’n Jeff at length, his confidence and experience convinced me that it would be fine.The ocean conditions were amazing, the sea was like a millpond, not even a one foot wave in sight.We caught between 100-200 fish!(we kept about 40, vermillion snapper, black seabass, triggerfish and white grunts etc.) The boat was like a hotrod it got us over 50 miles out in just over an hour which meant more time fishing! The kids had an adventure of a lifetime…...I recommend this trip with a 5 star rating! A “Big Thanks” Cap’n Jeff and 1st mate Matt From H.R. Gray of Nashville

Fished August 6, 2018
Jeff Thompson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 9, 2018

Thank you for your review Mr. Gray. You guys were great out there!

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