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Welcome Aboard!
Let's Go Fishing!

Welcome aboard Happy Dog Charters, your gateway to the mesmerizing wonders of Charleston, South Carolina's Lowcountry. Join us as we navigate through the enchanting marshlands, chasing trophy inshore fish and uncovering the hidden gems of this coastal paradise. With our experienced crew at the helm, every moment becomes an adventure, from casting your line into the brackish waters to exploring winding creeks and ancient oak-lined coves. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a nature enthusiast, let us be your guides on a journey through the soul-stirring beauty of Charleston's marsh sites. Prepare to be captivated, exhilarated, and utterly enchanted by the magic of the Lowcountry – are you ready to embark on the voyage of a lifetime?

It was one year since I was bit on the hand by a shark while fishing for Red’s - a bucket list fish for me. First time holding a rod again. Captain Chris helped me redeem myself by putting me on four absolutely beautiful Red’s - all 24-31 inches. Action was plentiful! Captain Chris was a great time and a lot of fun to fish with. He was very knowledgeable, very helpful, and took us to some great spots. I enjoyed trying different methods as well. He even taught me how to throw a cast net for baitfish. Captain Chris will be my go-to Charleston charter going forward. One of my best days fishing ever!

Ryan - Conneticut

James, SC

My son had the time of his life fishing with Chris.  He learned how to catch bait, rig, and catch his first ever Redfish, multiple to be exact.  He has already scheduled other trips with my family.


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Fish local and educate the future generation.  That's what you truley get when you spend the day on the water with Chris. #Tightlines

James, TN

My son and I enjoyed half a day trip with Captain Chris on our first ever inshore charter. Caught a variety of fish including lady fish, blacktip, bonnethead, and sea bass.  A patient Captain Chris taught my son how to throw a cast net to catch bait, gave fishing tips for various species for our future visits to the beach, and provided current and historical facts about the Charleston area throughout the day. He is a family man and works hard to make the customer’s experience a good one.

Neal, IL

A great day from start to finish. Chris collected bait then proceeded to put us on the fish. Caught some beautiful redfish, sea trout, and some small bluefish and shark.  Ask him about the creek where most fish were waiting for us. Looking forward to our next outing!

Additional Customer Reviews

I just wanted to express what an enjoyable time we had this past weekend fishing with Chris. He was well prepared and ready to leave at our agreed upon time from the dock. He was extremely patient and provided much wanted advice to three novice fisherman.

Chris was very knowledgeable about the best bait to use and to locate some very good fishing spots that provided several catches for all three of us. After an enjoyable day on the water, Chris returned us back to the dock with our grateful appreciation.

I would highly recommend chartering with Chris as I will certainly contact him again in the future.

David - South Carolina

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