Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters in Charleston, South Carolina

Guided by Chris Arnold

Deep Sea Nearshore

About Your Guide

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Captain Chris is an exceptionally friendly guide, who accommodates everyone's needs. These qualities make him an excellent guide for family trips, along with the fact that he is very experienced. He has been fishing the waters off South Carolina almost all his life and attended Sea School in Charleston. He also served as a Law Enforcement Officer in South Carolina for five years, and is dedicated to helping people. His passion for fishing runs deep, which he is very excited to share with you.

Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters Trips

Come aboard with Captain Chris for a nearshore adventure on the beautiful waters off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. He guides his 26’ Center Console expertly while helping you search for a fresh catch. This trip runs for 4 hours and is a great opportunity to get out on the water with family and friends, since Captain Chris’ luxurious boat can accommodate up to 6 people. It is also equipped with a GPS, fish finder, live bait well, and outriggers designed for trolling in search of Bluefish, Cobia, Flounder, King Mackerel, and Redfish. Who knows, you might even get lucky and find a Blacktip Shark! Captain Chris is an experienced guide who will navigate the cerulean waters expertly, providing as much or as little assistance as you want. Whether you have been fishing all your life or are looking to learn, this trip is an amazing experience among the bountiful reefs. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Charleston

4 Hour Nearshore Trip

100% (6)
26 ft 1 - 6 People From $166 / person

Come explore the depths of the Atlantic with Captain Chris out of Charleston, South Carolina. His decked out 26’ Center Console has an assortment of amenities, and the twin 150 Yamahas power you through the offshore chop. The trip has several options in terms of time and distance: you can go 12-20 miles offshore on a 6 hour trip, 25-15 miles on an 8 hour trip, or anywhere between 25-75 miles on a 10 hour, all day adventure. On this 6-10 hour, full day trip you can practice several fishing techniques. Trolling offshore allows you to sit back and enjoy the cool sea breeze and smooth ride while waiting for your reel to scream, when you know you’ve got something good! Captain Chris has extensive knowledge of these waters, and his quick decision making, backed by experience, makes him a great captain who will do his best to help you try and find fish. On this trip, you will be looking for Amberjack, Black Seabass, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Red Snapper, and Triggerfish, but who knows what else you might pull out of the depths? This trip accepts up to six guests, and Captain Chris is very accommodating to all levels of experience, which makes for a great family adventure. He will help you as much as you need, and is very communicative. This trip has the potential to be very productive since the waters off Charleston are so bountiful and Captain Chris has been fishing them for years, so prepare yourself to spend a wonderful day out on the ocean. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Charleston

Deep Sea Quest: Reel & Explore

100% (8)
26 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Recent Reviews of Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters


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Great time, great fishing spot and amazing Captain

Jana S.


Amazing Day of fishing. Caught over 30 fish and several species. Captain Christopher Arnold was the best charter Captain we’ve ever had. Highly recommend and will be booking with him again.

Wayne D.


The definition of customer service.


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Our two boat trip was absolutely electric. First off, Capt. Chris' boat was perfect. For the price point, you'd be hard pressed to find a better fishing charter deal out of Charleston. The second boat in our group was equally as nice. Both boats were super comfortable, we just sat in the back on beanbags and drank beer as we raced out about 40 miles offshore. The guides gave us an in depth safety talk before taking off and took every safety precaution available, they definitely found a happy medium between fun and safety though. They were also very well informed about what was in/out of season, and the parameters for keeper fish. On first drop, we had 2 really nice red snapper hookups. Once that bite ran cold, we wasted no time, hopping around to multiple different locations, filling the cooler up with vermillion and other good eating fish. Even got a few 5+ foot sharks for the young'n that was with us. He was so stoked! We ran into a bit of weather but that didn't phase the guides, they had contingency plans to keep us busy. We elected to run deeper to avoid the thunderstorm that formed between us and the land, which meant we got a few extra hours of fishing (no complaints). The highlight of the trip was chumming up a cobia feeding frenzy right on the surface before we booked it back to the marina. Any time you can topwater fish for cobia, you're in for a treat. We almost landed a trophy cobia before a 8+ foot shark breached the surface and completely annihilated it about 20 feet off the back of the boat. It was so primal, none of us cared that we lost the trophy. I recommend these guys to anyone, beginners or lifetime anglers. Will definitely be using them again!

John M.


What a great day on the water with my family. Captain Chris is awesome and was very accommodating to our needs. We left a little later then scheduled because he was concerned about the height of the waves for my two teen girls. It’s safety first for his passengers for Captain Chris. We lucked out because the waves calmed down and we had a great day of fishing and a view of the sunset heading back in. Thank you Captain Chris.

Marty C.


Had a great trip and caught over 50 fish from Black Sea bass , vermilion snapper, porgy, trigger fish, sand bass and a large sand shark. Captain Cristopher and his brother Dave are terrific people with willingness to help as much or as little as they see necessary to give you the experience you hope for when you book a fishing trip. You would do well to spend a day on the water with them

Chad D.


First off I wanted to say how nice of a guy Chris is. Super friendly and outgoing and kept out 9 year old happy as a clam with the 1,001 questions. Boat was super clean and well kept and Chris we extremely knowledgeable about where to fish. We will now be having about 1 month worth of fish tacos. Highly recommended!!!!!

Alexander H.


This was a wonderful experience. They were very prompt and on time upon departure. Captain Chris and his crew mate were very friendly the whole time. They were very quick with making their spot decisions in order to maximize the fish caught. It was one of the best experiences of my life. It was very obvious they were experienced and professionals. I would do this every day if I could.


Amberjack, Black Seabass, Blacktip Shark, Bluefish, Cobia, Flounder, Gag Grouper, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Redfish, Scup, Triggerfish


Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Nearshore

Start Location

Tranquil Drive, Charleston, SC 29407, United States

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