Captain Matt Starling offers fishing adventures on the waters of Savannah, off the Georgia coast. Matt is a professional guide who knows where the fish are hiding. With the Captain’s expert understanding of the Coastal Georgia waters, each trip can result in outstanding catches!

Enjoy your trip aboard a 22’ Pathfinder boat, which comes powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine. It has a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots and can comfortably accommodate up to three guests. This vessel is equipped with navigational electronics, such as a fish finder and a GPS, as well as a wireless trolling motor for a quiet ride. There is an anchoring system to make sure you comfortably stay where you want to, and an ice-box.

Captain Matt Starling offers four and six-hour trips that can be customized to suit any angler’s needs. Whether you’re looking to catch a tournament-worthy Tarpon, Tripletail, Trout, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, Jacks, Black Drum, Bull Red Fish, Shark, Jack Crevalle, or other species of fish found off the Georgia coast, Captain Matt Starling can put you on the best fish.

Each trip with Captain Matt Starling comes inclusive with rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live bait and lures. Once caught, your fish can be cleaned and filleted for you to take home and fill the freezer or try for dinner. You only need to purchase the fishing licenses prior to the trip. You are also welcome to bring the food and drinks with you.

With their attention to details, Captain Matt Starling will make sure you’re reelin’ in no time. Oh and Don’t forget to reward great service with a tip.

Now book your trip, gather your group, and grab your sunglasses. Your next fishing adventure is on the horizon!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    Depending on your personal preferences and the season, this trip will be customized to suit your needs. You only need to bring your sunscreen, food, and drinks, and purchase your fishing licenses with you - the rest will be provided. Possible targets include Flounder, Redfish, Tripletail, and Tarpon. Oh and don't forget to reward great service with a tip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    This package can be customized to meet your needs. Whether it's Tarpon and Redfish you're going for, or Flounder and Tripletail - the Captain will take you to the hottest spots to catch the best fish in the area. Sunscreen and Georgia fishing licence needed for this trip to happen and food in the cooler is recommended. Oh and Don't forget to reward great service with a tip.
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About the Captain

Matt Starling
Savannah, Georgia, United States
45 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2017
Captain Matt Starling has over 35 years of experience on the water. He specializes in fishing for trophy Bull Reds, Jacks, and Tarpon. Matt has grown a reputation that hardly anyone can beat and is often found guiding his guests through the best spots where the fish are biting. Captain Matt knows the movement of the fish, the tides, the weather, and knows how to help you get the big catch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep 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

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Customer Reviews

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1\/2 day morning with Capt. Mike
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Anthony T.
Savannah, GA
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1/2 day morning with Capt. Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on April 28, 2021
Wonderful day on the water. Took a while before we found some trout hitting but once they did, it was like shooting fish in...
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Brad V.
United States
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Captain Matt is the best!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on April 23, 2021
Such a fun day and caught a bunch of fish! Captain Matt was super helpful and a blast to be around! My brother never...
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Milledgeville, GA
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Tough Day!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on May 27, 2020
Captain Matt worked his butt off to get me on fish. Conditions were just not good, but that’s fishing. He is a really nice...
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Allen D.
United States
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6hr trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 8, 2020
Had a great time cought a lot of Bass and trout Captain Matt Sterling went out of the way to see we did
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Darlene B.
Atlanta, GA
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Half day trip with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on June 17, 2020
We had an awesome time!  As a beginner fisherman, Captain Matt was very informative and patient.  Highly recommend doing...
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FAQs about Captain Matt Starling

Captain Matt Starling offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Matt Starling, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Matt Starling include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Captain Matt Starling offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Captain Matt Starling offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Matt Starling include:
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail