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!



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hour trip, starts at 3:00 AM
    $2,500
    up to 8 persons
    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
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,700
    up to 8 persons
    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
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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

Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 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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5.00
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10 hour trip
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Donald A.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
 5.00
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Best. Fishing. Trip. Ever.

VERIFIED   NEW  August 20, 2019
There were 8 of us, including 6 kids ages 6-20. Every single one of us had an amazing time. Captain Dave and First Mate John...
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Roland M.
Fayetteville, NC
 5.00
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10 hour trip

VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
Captian Dave was the best!  We had a action packed fishing day!  We caught many fish and now our freezer is full!
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