Fin Stalker Charters - 30'

To get the most out of fishing in Charleston, look no further than Fin Stalker Charters. Captain Chris Chavis is a Charleston native with over 20 years of experience. He welcomes all anglers, no matter their skill level. Come aboard and enjoy casting lines from the jetties in Charleston Harbor to the Gulf Stream, and everywhere in between!

Step aboard “Fin Stalker II,” a 30’ Sea Hunt powered by twin 500 HP Yamaha engines. This vessel comes equipped with everything you need, including GPS, fishfinder, outriggers, and a live bait well. An onboard toilet caters to your comfort. There is room on board for up to six passengers and children are welcome.

In Charleston, you can fish 12 months out of the year. Capt. Chris offers a variety of trips that allow you to target the most sought-after species inshore, nearshore, and offshore. Short runs to the jetties in Charleston Harbor and various nearshore reefs will give you a chance to tangle with Bull Redfish, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Spadefish, Barracuda, Jack-Crevalle, and Sharks.

On the other hand, fishing 20-50 miles offshore presents the opportunity to bottom fish for Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and Black Sea Bass. While trolling the deep sea you might reel in Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and even a Billfish or two. Depending on the species, you can try your hand at any technique from trolling to spinning, jigging, and fly fishing. Capt. Chris supplies Penn fishing gear and fly fishing equipment.

Fin Stalker Charters provides a fishing license and all the gear you need. Depending on the species, you may keep your catch and Capt. Chris will clean and fillet it for you. Parents must provide life vests for their children.

Come aboard today and discover everything that Charleston has to offer!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,700
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This full day trip might take you as far as the Gulf Stream, fishing for Tuna, Billfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, and more. Penn fishing gear and fly fishing equipment are provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip could take you 20-50 miles from shore, where you can target Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, Seabass, and even Billfish. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you choose to hit the offshore waters, you can expect Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Black Sea Bass, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and possibly Billfish. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Inshore/Nearshore Reef
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    A fishing license and gear are provided. On this trip you can fish the jetties in Charleston Harbor and/or head out to the nearshore reefs. Your catch could include anything from Bull Reds, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Spadefish, Barracuda, and Jack-Crevalle to Sharks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day - Inshore/Nearshore Reef
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    More time on the water gives you a chance to catch more fish. Fish the jetties or nearshore reefs for a variety of species, including Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Spadefish, Barracuda, Jack-Crevalle, Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Black Sea Bass, and sharks.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day - Inshore/Nearshore Reef
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip could include a short run to the Jetties which enter Charleston Harbor, or you can head out to numerous near-shore reefs. You might catch Bull Reds, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Spadefish, Barracuda, Jack-Crevalle, Sharks, and the elusive Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Kids Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    Kids shark trips. Fishing for Bonehead Sharks and Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder

Grouper (Black)
Jack Crevalle
Redfish
Seabass (Black)

Sheepshead
Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by 2 500HP Yamaha engines.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

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
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Chris Chavis
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Member since June 2014
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I am a true native of Charleston. Growing up on James Island, I have fished the waters in and around the area my entire life. I have a vast knowledge of both offshore and inshore fishing. I have been guiding happy customers since 1995.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 91%

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Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Half day offshore
Charleston May 2015
Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Charles M.
Fayetteville, NC
 5.00
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Half day offshore

VERIFIED   NEW  May 18, 2019
Captain Chris was great.  Took my children along and they had a great time catching fish.  We started catching fish...
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Jeffrey S.
Mooresville, NC
 5.00
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Limited!

VERIFIED   April 17, 2019
Chris is an amazing captain and knew exactly where to throw the lines to catch.  My kids got tired from catching fish!...
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Winchester B.
North Charleston, South Carolina
 5.00
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Fished till tired

VERIFIED   May 26, 2018
We caught so much fish, we all were so tired and beat we just were ready to head home and sleep. This Captain really...
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Druery D.
Mount Airy, NC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 10, 2018
Exactly what your looking for in a day of fishing.
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Zachary C.
Atlanta, Georgia
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My arms are still sore.

VERIFIED   September 12, 2015
Captain Chris was clearly a professional. From catching all our baitfish with a single cast net throw to nonstop hit after...
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