Above & Below Charters

For your next vacation in South Carolina, you’re going to want to book a trip with Above & Below Charters. Captain David is a USCG 100 Ton Master and has been fishing the Atlantic his whole life. Deep sea fishing is his specialty and he can’t wait to take your group out for an exciting day.

The day will be spent on his 38’ “Salty Mistress,” a comfortable sport fishing boat. There is plenty of space for all 8 anglers. There is a cabin for the kids to chill in during the ride out to the fishing grounds. Once the fishing starts, you’ll be grateful for the fighting chair and walkaround option – you’re less likely to lose your fish close to the boat this way!

There is also a tuna tower, giving you that extra edge over your prey, and plenty of rod holders for trolling. There is mostly Penn gear on board for you to troll with, with Penn and Shimano conventional reels. If you’d like to go spearfishing or snorkeling, let the captain know in advance – he has 1 spear gun and 1 Hawaiian sling for you to use, and equipment for snorkeling for 4 people.

Depending on the trip you choose, you can expect to target Blue Marlin, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Wahoo, Grouper, and many more. You’ll mostly be trolling, but can do some bottom fishing if there is time on the longer trip.

Kids of any age are welcome, but parents need to be with them. It’s a long trip, but exciting for them! Life vests are provided.

Included in the price are top quality rods and reels, all the bait and tackle, and ice. The fishing license for the group is also provided. You should bring a small cooler of food and drink. Beer is allowed, but should be in cans, and not too much! Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, and to wear light layers of clothing with deck shoes.

Book an epic offshore adventure with Above & Below Charters today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 AM
    $2,500
    This trip will take you out up to 100 miles from shore. You'll be trolling for big game in the Gulf Stream, such as Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. If there is time in the afternoon, you'll also try bottom fishing. Included in the price are rods and reels, the fishing license for the group, all bait and tackle, and ice. You should bring a small cooler of food and drink. The tip for the first mate is not included in the price of the trip. All Billfish are catch and release. Departure time flexible.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,700
    On this trip, you'll be heading out up to 50 miles offshore. This is a great trip for catching Grouper, Snapper, Seabass, and Trigger. Included in the price are the fishing licenses for everyone on board, the bait (caught on the trip), tackle, and ice. You should bring a small cooler of food and drink. There is a first mate on board, don't forget to tip (20% customary). Departure time is flexible but should be in the morning. You'll need sunscreen and a hat. Wear light layers and deck shoes.
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About the Captain

David Peterson
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
21 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since August 2016
"USCG 100 Ton Master Captain, Master certified Gas/Diesel Mechanic. Fishing the great lakes and Atlantic Ocean my entire life. Thousands of hours spent at the Gulf Stream up and down the east coast, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico." Captain David specializes in deep water fishing and trolling for Marlin and Sailfish. He runs fishing charters and has a dock building business.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Swordfish Swordfish

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Rampage (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 450HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Full day with Captain Dave on the Salty Mistress
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
76%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
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David H.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Full day with Captain Dave on the Salty Mistress

VERIFIED   NEW  12 Hour Trip on September 5, 2021
Had a great trip. Caught fish and enjoyed being with the Captain. Will book again with him.
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Chris P.
New Castle, CO
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Bottom fishing day with captain Dave

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on May 6, 2021
Great size boat for our family of 7. Captain Dave,  and the john the mate, worked very hard to make the best experience for...
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Danielle G.
Fayetteville, NC
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Great first time deep sea fishing

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on October 9, 2020
Had a blast catching fish. He puts you on spots with fish and soon as it hit the bottom and one crank off bottom it was fish...
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Gina M.
Loganville, Georgia
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10 Hour Trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on July 17, 2021
Family trip with 7 members including a 10 year old. Had a wonderful time with Dave & his son (first mate). The Salty Mistress...
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   NEW  10 Hour Trip on August 30, 2021
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FAQs about Above & Below Charters

Above & Below Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,700 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Above & Below Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment (For 4 people. Advance notice needed)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment (1 spear gun and 1 Hawaiian sling)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Above & Below Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait (Usually caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Custom to tip 20%)
  • Fishing License

Above & Below Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (30 – 100 miles offshore)
  • Reef Fishing

Above & Below Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Above & Below Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo