What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our professional and friendly captains know where to fish in and around the Charleston Harbor. We offer cold water and plenty of ice, if you would like to bring beer or soft drinks. Our beautiful custom 18' flats fishing boat is the ideal fishing platform for inshore fishing.
What is the experience customers can expect?
You can expect a clean boat, top of the line gear and an experienced fishing guide. We use St. Croix rods with Shimano reels, to fight bull red fish. We use live bait to lure the fish instead of artificial lures, but carry artificial as well. Charleston Boat Charters expects to catch on every trip!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We are avid anglers! So from a very young age our Captains decided to make their passion a career. Now we try and fill our days of work, along with our days off, with as much fishing as possible. We love to get up before the sun and put the boat back in its slip after the sun sets.
What do you love most about your job?
FISH MORE! That's our slogan we love to fish. There is nothing more exhilarating than a battle between angler and fish. Even better than any battle, is a first time battle. So we love to teach novice anglers the ins and outs of fishing.
To assure fantastic seafaring on Charleston's waterways, Captains Source assembled a team of top-notch captains, each as unique and diverse as the tours they charter. Every captain boasts a U.S. Coast Guard 6-Pack license and is certified by USOBE or Clemson for the specific excursions they lead, assuring expertise piloting the ship and in the field of harbor history, fishing, or wildlife. Captains who are great with kids and families ferry them out onto the bay and estuaries for dolphin sightings and insight into the region's marine life, and harbor history tours reveal Charleston's close connections to the American Revolution and Civil War. Like the captains, the aquatic company's boats are also suited specifically for the tour, including sailboats, yachts, and offshore fishing boats. Wanting to make the glistening waterways available to the public for all occasions, they accommodate charters for business meetings, birthdays, reunions, and searches for runaway sea legs.
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