Coastal Fishing Guides

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South Carolina 41
Mount Pleasant SC, United States

Coastal Fishing Guides is a family-owned business, located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. They are run and operated by Captain Swan, a fisherman with an excellent reputation, who has many years of experience fishing the waters of the Charleston area. Coastal Fishing Guides uses the highest quality of equipment to ensure that your fish stay hooked.

You will be sailing aboard a brand-new spacious vessel, fitted with the most up to date electronics, a Power-Pole anchor, and a Minn Kota I-Pilot wireless trolling motor. The boat is a 24-foot flats boat, Garmin GPS and fish finder will aid your search for the best fish. Up to 6 anglers are welcome on board.

Coastal Fishing Guides believes that bait selection, presentation, and tide movement are key to catching the best fish. You will be targeting Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Sheepshead. The trips start as early as 7 am, so if you are ready to take a morning dip in the waters, feel free to join! Enjoy a half-day light and medium tackle workout, add a few more hours to catch trophy fish or spend your day fishing the wrecks and nearshore for Amberjack, King Mackerel, Sharks, and many more.

The trips with Coastal Fishing Guides are all-inclusive. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and fishing licenses. The captain will also offer drinks and snacks. At an additional cost, the crew can offer lunch. You can feel free to bring your own food and personal items.

Captain Matt offers a complimentary fish cleaning and filleting service so that you could take your catch home and have it for dinner after the trip. Or just fill the freezer!

With its deep-rooted values of providing knowledgeable and friendly services, Coastal Fishing Guides will give you a lifetime of vacation memories.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip-all inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 775
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Full Day Trip 8-hour trip - This full day trip is optimal for every angler. Targeting Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Sharks ,and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing Trip-all incl. PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 580
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 60
    each additional person
    3/4 Day Trip 6 Hour Trip- A classic adventure everyone should experience! On this trip, you will be going for Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Sharks, and many more. This package is ideal for friends and families, no matter how experienced you are.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing Trip-all inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 580
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 60
    each additional person
    3/4 Day Trip 6 Hour Trip- A classic adventure everyone should experience! On this trip, you will be going for Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Sharks, and many more. This package is ideal for friends and families, no matter how experienced you are.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip-all incl. PM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 380
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Half Day Trip 4 Hours- Enjoy a 4-hour light or medium tackle workout, fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Sharks, and many more seasonal species! Bring Plenty of Sunscreen & Beverages!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip-all inclusive
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 380
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Half Day Trip 4 Hours- Enjoy a 4-hour light or medium tackle workout, fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Sharks, and many more seasonal species! Bring Plenty of Sunscreen & Beverages!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Black Drum
Crab
Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Tope)
Sheepshead

Shrimp
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder 2400TRS (Performance fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Bank Transfer
American Express
PayPal

About the Captain

Matt Swan
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Member since February 2017
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USCG licenced Captain and Officer with 30 years of fishing experience. I'm a full time charter captain here in Charleston, South Carolina. I have owned, operated and guided boats and charters all my life. I'm extremely focused, detailed, dedicated and driven to catch fish. Most importantly: be safe, have fun and catch fish! I have a keen sense for locating fish. The key is knowing where the fish are, the correct bait selection and presentation. I believe in superior quality boats, equipment, and tackle to ensure the fish that are hooked...stay hooked. These strategies have always delivered positive results and have also proven to provide an outstanding fishing experience. Fish hard, don't give up and give it all you got to get them on the boat!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Mount Pleasant Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 29 reviews

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Matt knows his stuff!  A lot of fun.  Enjoyed every minute.

Fished May 30, 2018
Matt Swan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 30, 2018

Thanks Robert, you guys were great to fish with. Super fun !

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My brother, sister-in-law, my girlfriend, and I had a great day of fishing the Wando River with Capt. Matt.  My girlfriend was fishing for the first time in her life.  She caught a her first fish ever.  Capt. Matt was so awesome taking care of our group of experienced anglers and a newbie.  We will book another fishing trip with Capt. Matt.  And, if you are looking for a fishing guide, I highly recommend Capt. Matt!

Fished May 26, 2018
Matt Swan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 30, 2018

Thank you, really had a great time. Talk with you soon!

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We had a great time fishing and the fishing was off and we did not catch many fish and Captian Matt took us out again two days later free of charge to try our luck again and the fish just were not biting. Captian Matt did everything to put us on fish and they just were just not biting. We will see Matt next year to try our luck again

Fished May 21, 2018
Matt Swan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 29, 2018

Thank you.

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