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Welcome to Coastal River Charters, Savannah’s top-rated fishing and sightseeing service, expertly insured and U.S.C.G. licensed. Led by adept Captain Jack, we specialize in inshore, nearshore fishing excursions and versatile boat trips, catering to anglers of all skill levels. Discover memorable adventures in the low country waters, conveniently with most of the fishing within 30 minutes from the marina.

Experience an unforgettable fishing adventure with Savannah’s own Captain Jack McGowan of Coastal River Charters. A dedicated full-time fishing guide, Capt. Jack possesses a deep understanding of currents and fish behavior and unparalleled knowledge of Georgia’s coastal waters and ecosystems. Well-known for his friendly and easygoing personality, spending a day with Captain Jack is like fishing with a dear friend. Join this personable, family-friendly expert for an enjoyable, eco-conscious, and educational fishing escapade.

Experience first-class fishing and coastal adventures. Introducing the SeaPro Bay Boat by Coastal River Charters, a 21’6″ versatile vessel built for fishing enthusiasts. With an 8’6″ beam designed for comfort and functionality, it accommodates up to four anglers with ease. Powered by a reliable Yamaha 150 hp 4-stroke engine, it cruises at a top speed of 40 mph. It also features a MinnKota 80 lb trolling motor mounted on the bow, allowing for precise maneuvering and optimal fishing experience.

Coastal River Charters primarily targets a diverse range of inshore fish species to create remarkable fishing experiences. During summer, anglers can anticipate encounters with the elusive tarpon, formidable sharks, delicate whiting, and flounder, as well as the vibrant redfish and speckled seatrout. Winter brings opportunities to land the stealthy sheepshead, striped bass, and hard-fighting redfish. Other sought-after catches include black drum and various shark species, epitomizing the richness and diversity of the coastal fishing ecosystem.

Coastal River Charters employs versatile fishing techniques, including spinning tackle with live and dead baits, fly fishing, and casting for tarpon and sharks. Mastery of various lures, including jigging and float-based rigging, maximizes client success rates. This comprehensive approach ensures a rich and rewarding experience tailored to the unique demands of each coastal fishing adventure.

Coastal River Charters provides a range of customizable fishing excursions to the backcountry, inshore and nearshore, catering to various skill levels and preferences. The Premier/Sportsman Adventure focuses on sea trout and redfish for two anglers, while the Coastal Adventure, accommodating up to 3 people, is the most popular for its versatility. Their Family Fishing Adventure, suitable for up to two kids aged 13 and under, offers a delightful experience catching whiting and small sharks. Trip duration varies from 3 to 6 hours, and custom trips are available, with sightseeing options on request.

Embark on a memorable fishing adventure with Coastal River Charters, where no fishing licenses are needed! We provide top-quality equipment, including Shakespeare ugly stick, Shimano, Penn 360 slammer, Redington fly, and Key Largo tarpon rods, along with spring water and ice on board. Remember to bring appropriate attire, boat shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, a disposable camera, and a small cooler with refreshments.

Coastal River Charters is your premier choice for unforgettable fishing adventures in Savannah’s backcountry and low country waters. Captain Jack is dedicated to providing you with a memorable experience, ensuring a successful trip filled with beautiful scenery, diverse wildlife such as alligators, dolphins, pelicans, and of course, a variety of abundant fish species. Besides fishing, guests can indulge in thrilling sightseeing excursions. Coastal River Charters guarantees an exciting, educational, and environmentally responsible excursion for anglers of all skill levels.

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  • Troy Thompson
    Troy Thompson
    11 months ago

    Captain Jack provided my son and me a fantastic fishing adventure. He communicated efficiently and effectively prior to our trip to arrange details of location and process. The fishing was great, he knew where to go and how to fish each area. We were able to see plenty of wildlife along the way (dolphins, stingray, turtles, and all sorts of birds). Would highly recommend Captain Jack and Coastal River Charters.

  • Rusty Rushing
    Rusty Rushing
    a year ago

    My brother, friend and I had a fantastic time with Costal River Charters. Captain Jack was so knowledgeable and patient. We caught some great red fish, trout and most importantly made wonderful memories. Thanks Captain Jack.

  • Brian Surowitz
    Brian Surowitz
    2 years ago

    Captain Jack took my son and I out for an amazing day of fishing. We caught early and often!Red Fish and Sea Trout were bitting.Cpt Jack knew all the fishing holes and worked his magic from start to finish. It was a great trip and we have “Magic” Jack to thank for a great day!

  • Paul Piwinski
    Paul Piwinski
    8 months ago

    Captain Jack knows where to catch the fish! Had a fun morning fishing trip with my friend Larry, captain Jack and myself. We ended up with several red drum, flounder, and trout. After Captain fillet our catch he sent us a mile over the bring to have our fish prepared at the local Tubbys restaurant for an excellent lunch. Thank you Captain Jack for a memorable fishing excursion.

  • Jose Cano
    Jose Cano
    3 months ago

    Captain Jack took me and my son out for a great day of fishing! He was knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to fish with. Would recommend him to anyone and everyone!

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