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Coastal Fishing Guides

Coastal Fishing Guides is a family-owned business, located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. They are run and operated by Captain Matt Swan, a fisherman with an excellent reputation, who has many years of experience fishing the waters of the Charleston area. He 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 25’ flats boat, accommodating up to 6 anglers on board. Garmin GPS and fishfinder will aid your search for the best fish, so you can sit back and enjoy your day!

Capt. Matt 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 early, 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 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, but you can feel free to bring your own food and personal items. Capt. 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 Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    This is a great trip to book if you want to spend a whole day on these beautiful waters making some great memories. This full day trip is optimal for every angler. You can expect to target a range of fish species, including Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    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 Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    This afternoon trip is a classic adventure you should experience! On this trip, you will be targeting species like Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Sharks, and many more. This package is ideal for friends and families, and it's suitable for anglers of all levels.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Enjoy a 4-hour light or medium tackle workout, fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Sharks, and many more seasonal species! Make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and refreshing beverages!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Get a few more hours of sleep and head out a 4-hour afternoon trip for some light or medium action, fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Sharks, and many more seasonal species! Make sure to bring some sunscreen and refreshing drinks so you can fully enjoy your day!

About the Captain

Matt Swan
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
68 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2017
USCG licensed 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!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Crab Crab
Flounder Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Shrimp Shrimp
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder 2400TRS (Performance fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 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
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.73
out of 5 stars from 68 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Brennan worked his tail off to put us on the fish.
Our girls first ever Coastal catch.. 28\u201d redfish!
June fishing trip
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Angler Rating
57
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Jamie C.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 6, 2020
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Sanford, NC
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Captain Brendon

VERIFIED   August 7, 2019
We didn’t have the most ideal conditions for our trip, little windy and choppy and Brendon had to dodge a few thunderstorms,...
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3/4 day trip with Brennan

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
Caught speckled trout.  Excellent time with a personable Captain.
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VERIFIED   August 5, 2019
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
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