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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. Please note that there is a 5% processing fee if you are paying the captain with a credit card.

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



About the Captain

Chris Chavis
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
8 Fishing Reports
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since June 2014
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.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Wahoo 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
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Alberto R.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 7, 2020
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Brandon B.
Johns Island, South Carolina
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Great time!

VERIFIED   1/2 Day - Inshore/Nearshore Reef on July 3, 2020
We caught a bonnethead shark, large sting ray, a bunch of sea bass and a flounder that jumped off. Nice boat. Overall great...
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Justin M.
Charlotte, NC
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Half Day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   1/2 Day - Inshore/Nearshore Reef on August 15, 2020
Had a great time fishing for Reds and flounder
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Nick Z.
Johns Island, South Carolina
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Half day off shore trip

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Trip - Offshore on July 20, 2019
Chris is a true professional.  We had an awesome day out with him on our trip.  Left the dock right on time and made it out...
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Jim K.
Sanford, NC
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Half day, 6 hours

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Trip - Offshore on August 7, 2019
Captain Chris was awesome thru the entire trip (booking thru cleaning the fish) Although the sea was very rough, he put...
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FAQs about Fin Stalker Charters - 30'

Fin Stalker Charters - 30' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 2 Hour Kids Shark Fishing (2 hours)
  • $700 per group - 1/2 Day - Inshore/Nearshore Reef (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day - Inshore/Nearshore Reef (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day - Inshore/Nearshore Reef (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 1/2 Day Trip - Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,900 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin Stalker Charters - 30', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fin Stalker Charters - 30' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Fin Stalker Charters - 30' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 10 miles)
  • Offshore Fishing (20-50 miles)
  • Reef Fishing

Fin Stalker Charters - 30' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fin Stalker Charters - 30' include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Wahoo