Keel N Time Fishing Charters specializes in providing fun and exciting adventures on the waters of Charleston that are custom-tailored for you and your friends. Your imagination is the limit when it comes to the type of trips we can do for you!

You’ll be fishing aboard a 17’ Mako Center Console that can take up to 4 anglers. Your fishing gear will be waiting for you, and if your trip requires it, the captain will also provide live bait. The Charleston Harbor is a flourishing fishery, and you’ll find plenty of fun wherever you go. During your trip, you’ll fish inshore waters or up to 15 miles off the beach to fish artificial reefs and wrecks.

Captain Chris has USCG 50 Ton Masters license and is fully insured. He knows these waters well, and has been fishing them for nearly 30 years. He loves having kids on board, and often goes fishing with his 11-year-old son who’s pretty soon going to be a first mate!

The captain is flexible, and to suit your schedule, tides or weather, departure times may vary. If you have any questions about your trip, Capt. Chris will gladly answer. If you want to give your kids a day to remember, just let him know their age and size so that he could prepare life jackets in the right size.

Come fishing for inshore and nearshore species, such as Red Drum, Cobia, Sharks, Trout, Black Sea Bass, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Tarpon and Bluefish. Dolphin tours, island hopping, and Charleston Harbor cruises are also an option. It’s your trip, so we’ll tailor it to your interests!

All you need to bring is your friends, sunscreen, favorite snacks and plenty of beverages! Capt. Chris will take care of the rest. All licenses, tackle, bait, and ice/cooler/water are provided.

Come experience Charleston from the water with Keel N Time Fishing and have a fishing adventure you won’t forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    Rise and shine! On this half day trip, we'll have a great time fishing the Charleston Harbor, jetties, and nearby creek. A variety of species swim around these waters, including Redfish, Trout, Black Sea Bass, Sharks, and Bluefish. Bring your camera to capture the moment, and enjoy morning fishing!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    If you're looking for a great way to spend your afternoon, this half day trip might be just for you! During the trip, you'll go looking for Redfish, Trout, Black Sea Bass, Sharks, and Bluefish. The captain will show you the waters of Charleston Harbor, jetties, and nearby creeks. Pack your necessities, and come along!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $650
    If you're looking for a weekend escapade, why not go fishing? Captain Chris will take you out around the waters of Charleston Bay, where you'll chase inshore fish – have a go at Black Sea Bass, Trout, Redfish, and Bluefish. This trip is your best shot at a trophy Redfish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $775
    On this trip we'll have a great time fishing wrecks and artificial reefs just offshore of Charleston. You never know what you are going to catch on the reefs. You might do battle with Shark, or Amberjack (Reef Donkey) or perhaps catch a screaming King Mackerel that smokes the drag on the reel! These trips out onto the ocean are by far that best way to load up your cooler with delicious fish to take home! Note: Nearshore trips are very weather dependent, our back-up plan is inshore.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $875
    This 8-hour trip provides a lot of time for some fine angling. Enrich your weekend atop waves, and have a go at trophy Redfish. The gear will wait for you on board, and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the waters of Charleston Bay.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $950
    You'll have 8 hours of fun, going around artificial reefs and wrecks. A bit further offshore, you'll have a chance to catch some bigger fish, even battle Shark, or Mackerel. The gear is supplied on board, so you just need to muster your grip! As nearshore trips rely heavily on the weather, our back-up plan is inshore.
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About the Captain

Chris Keel
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
9 Customer reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since June 2017
Capt. Chris has been fishing as long as he can remember. Growing up, he would go freshwater fishing with his Dad, and for special trips they would take off to the beach and pier, or surf fish for the weekend. Those were some of the best times! Capt. Chris has his USCG 50 Ton Masters license and is fully insured. He has been fishing the coast of Carolina's for 28 years and caters to anglers of all ages and experience levels. He loves having the chance to help you make your own special memories with your family!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Charleston Harbor, area rivers, and inlets
Nearshore Fishing
Reefs and hard-bottom areas, out to 15 miles.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Cooler w/ Ice and Water Provided

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
If required for the specified type of fishing.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Ice and water provided. Feel free to BYOB (cans)
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Charleston to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
3+. Please specify number of children, size and age
You Keep Catch
Fish cleaning provided.
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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
86%
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Robert W.
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on August 14, 2022
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Los Angeles, CA
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6 hr nearshore trip with Capt Chris

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on June 27, 2021
My friends and I had an excellent six hour charter last Sunday, with Capt. Chris. Chris was extremely knowledgeable...
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Jason M.
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on October 9, 2021
Capt. Chris is awesome! Very knowledgeable on gear, location and tides. He changed the time of our trip to a later time so...
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Russell B.
Charleston, South Carolina
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on October 24, 2021
Captain Chris was great!  He knows where the fish are and was very accommodating. The red drum weren’t cooperating but we...
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Sean S.
Winder, Georgia
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Great time!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Nearshore on May 15, 2021
Had a great time fishing today with Chris! We caught a wide variety of fish today, biggest were the sharks! Man they like to...
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FAQs about Keel N Time Fishing

Keel N Time Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $775 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $875 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Keel N Time Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box Cooler w/ Ice and Water Provided

Trips booked with Keel N Time Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (If required for the specified type of fishing. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Ice and water provided. Feel free to BYOB (cans))
  • Fishing License

Keel N Time Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Charleston Harbor, area rivers, and inlets)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Reefs and hard-bottom areas, out to 15 miles.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Keel N Time Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Keel N Time Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spadefish
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon