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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,900
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    Kids shark trips. Fishing for Bonehead Sharks and Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks.
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About the Captain

Chris Chavis
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
7 Fishing Reports
18 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (10)
4.67
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
November fishing trip
6 hour trip!
3\/4 day trip with Captain Chris
+7
Angler Rating
15
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Nick Z.
Johns Island, South Carolina
 5.00
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Half day off shore trip

VERIFIED   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...
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Jim K.
Sanford, NC
 5.00
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Half day, 6 hours

VERIFIED   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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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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Annapolis, MD
 5.00
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6 hour trip!

VERIFIED   August 8, 2019
Great day on the boat with Captain Chris. We have a blast catching fish all day at two separate locations…we caught various...
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New FUN Experience

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
We had a really great time with Chris. He knew right where to go to get us reeling in fish. His years of experience showed...
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