Meet the Captains

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Beaufort, South Carolina
843-322-1043 (office)
843-592-1062 (cell)

Email tim@beaufortcastawaycharter.com

Captain Tim Deckard

Captain Tim has been a professional angler in the Lowcountry for many years, after fishing for recreation and finding his calling. In 2005 Tim established
Cast Away Fishing Charters and enjoys sharing his passion for this estuary with his clients. Tim really appreciates fishing with the company’s many returning guests, who vacation here yearly, and “catching up” with them and their families. In addition, Tim holds a USCG 50 ton master license and is a highly sought after speaker for lectures and presentations on Lowcountry fishing techniques.
Captain Mears

Captain Kevin Mears

Captain Kevin has been fishing the creeks and rivers in and around Beaufort SC his entire life. He learned to throw a cast net his Grandmother made when he was just four years old, and observed his Grandfather selling bait to local fisherman over the years. These experiences provided Kevin with the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade from a young age. In 2010 he earned his USCG Captain’s License and began chartering professionally. Kevin’s life in the outdoors provides him with a myriad of great stories and lessons he loves to tell. He enjoys taking his time with anglers of all skill levels and gets excited when new or young anglers experience their first catch.

Captain Nations (Nat) Finley

Captain Nat began fishing the Lowcountry waters at a young age, as his father was a lifelong charter boat Captain, teaching him the skills needed to become a successful angler. Because of this early start, by the time Nat turned 18 he had earned enough sea time to attain his Captains license, and has excelled at running professional charters since. Nat enjoys passing on his extensive knowledge to anglers of all skill levels, and he especially loves the joy catching a fish brings to his clients’ faces.

Captain Tommy Buskirk

Captain Tommy was lucky to be born and raised a “Beaufort River Rat”. His parents, active with the Beaufort Water Festival, had him backstage with them before he could even walk. His fondest childhood memories are fishing with Dad, lost in a creek and catching redfish. As a youngster, Tommy often spoke with Captain Tim at the dock before and after his fishing charters, which inspired him to follow in his footsteps. Over the years, Tommy worked his way up from wade fishing to tournament kayak fishing, then from poling skiffs to bay boats, subsequently earning his USCG Captains License and chartering professionally. His favorite part of being a professional guide is showing folk the unique beauty of the Lowcountry’s fishery.

Gift certificates for fishing charters offered year round, in a limited quantity. Gift wrapped for any occasion and shipped priority. A great gift for the ones you love!
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Enroll in Angler U - Learn fishing techniques and how to navigate the local waterways

Castaway Fishing Charters Fishing School


One-on-one instruction for both newcomers and locals who fish these waters. We spend a half day (longer if you prefer) exploring the techniques and timing of fishing this area. Have your notepad ready! One angler/$475/Half day

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