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Research Guide Services for Environmental and Biological Studies, Surveys and Permitting

research guide services for environmental and biological studies surveys permitting

Cast Away’s Research Guide Services for Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands

Does your company need to conduct environmental and biological studies, surveys and/or permitting? Cast Away’s experienced Master Captains know the local Lowcountry waterways. They have the skills navigating the narrow marshland flats, so your team will be guided competently and professionally.

“Kevin was very personable, passionate about his responsibilities as captain and guide to make this trip safe, memorable and successful half day charter! My son and I spent 5 hours fishing from my own boat and caught zero fish. Today we caught in excess of 30. My wife expected pictures but we didn't think of taking any because we were so busy talking with our captain learning everything we could. He's been fishing these water since he was a kid and knows where to go under a variety of conditions. I highly recommend booking a trip with him!”

— Dan Stroddard, Google

“Got to go out with my father in law and have the best time ever, we saw so much wildlife and the captain was incredibly knowledgeable and a wonderful professional. Would recommend to everyone.”

— Robert Pugaczewski, Google

“This was our second (and third) trips with Cast Away Fishing Charters. As expected, they were amazing. Both captains did everything they could to make sure we were having a great time. Capt. Kevin was great, so much fun and worked so hard to help us find fish. We had an unexpected emergency during one trip and Capt. Tim was amazing! He called to check on us ~ just like family. Don't waste your time on other charter services. We won't!!”

— Amy Little, Google

“We absolutely loved working with Captain and Mrs. Tim. The boat was our favorite part of our trip in Beaufort. They were incredibly accommodating and discrete while working with a high profile client. On top of that, they were knowledgeable about the area and offered endless insight into the best places to go and see. Captain Tim was even able to have the boat surrounded by a school of dolphins before the day was over. You won't regret booking with this wonderful company. We are so grateful we found them!”

— Jenna Miller, Google

“Our captain was incredible on our charter today. These guys truly care about customer service and satisfaction and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time from the moment we called. They cater to your every need throughout the booking process and charter! Very helpful, put us right on each fish and shared in the excitement with each catch. If we ever return to the area, no doubt these are the guys we will be fishing with!”

— Maren & Wyatt Feldhacker, Google

Get in touch with Cast Away’s nautical research guides

What to expect for your environmental and biological studies, surveys, and permitting:

Professionals who know the area

Cast Away’s Master Captains grew up with a fishing pole in hand exploring the Intercoastal Waterways’ rich ecosystem. Captain Tim is particularly passionate about the local estuary; his expertise is often sought for lectures and presentations in the Lowcountry.

Conduct your environmental study or survey with ease

Navigate the Lowcountry’s narrow flat marshlands with ease as Cast Away’s professional captains guide you along your environmental and biological study. They use 24-foot vessels designed for the shallow flats of the Lowcountry.

Cast Away takes care of everything for you

Rest assured knowing that you’re in good hands with a professional boating charter. We’re licensed and insured. We bring all of the required safety gear and even a cooler of ice with drinks for your environmental and biological studies, surveys, and permitting

We service boat landings all around the Lowcountry

Cast Away’s captains will come to you! They service a variety of boat landings around Beaufort, Port Royal, St. Helena and beyond. Check out our complete list of boat landings.

Our boating charter has a varied menu of nautical services …

When your environmental and biological study has concluded, consider Cast Away for a day of fun on the water. We offer private fishing charters, fishing tournaments, nature odysseys and more.

How much are research guide services for environmental and biological studies?

Cast Away Charter’s experienced Master Captains provide Research Guide Services for companies conducting environmental and biological studies, surveys, and permitting in Beaufort, Port Royal, Hilton Head, and the Sea Islands. Our charters include all the safety gear, licensing needed and even a cooler of ice for drinks. Want to talk to a human? Call us at 843-592-1062 for additional details.

$125 per hour for two aboard

“Went out on a chillier day in February, this trip exceeded expectations. From preparing a cooler for us, to getting us in the best spots to catch some fish-it was just exceptional . Would highly recommend. Captain Kevin was knowledgeable, professional and extremely friendly. Mrs captain Tim got back to us immediately. Customer service was top notch. If we make it back to Beaufort, we will be sure to book again.”
— Rippin Lips, TripAdvisor

“Great trip. Left early morning and found a few spots. Amazing scenery and great knowledge of local area. Fish were biting early. Cap’t Tim was relentless in searching for good areas.”
— Tom H., Tripadvisor

“Captain Tim had us catching fish at our very first spot. He taught me some invaluable tips and tricks that I will be able to definitely use in the future. We caught over five different types of fish throughout the day, simply said, I had a blast!!”
— David, TripAdvisor

“My family did this as one last outing with our son before he left for college. What an amazing experience! Capt. Kevin Mears is outstanding! We were on fish nearly all day! We caught many Black Drum and even got a Tarpon! The Captain is supremely knowledgeable and just an all around great guy! I simply cannot express enough how much my family enjoyed this except to say, our trip wasn’t even done and my wife and I were already planning the next trip! See you guys and Capt. Mears again for Cobia!”
— Waylon G., TripAdvisor

Research Guide Services for Environmental and Biological Surveys and Permitting

Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in other charters. What do you have for large parties?
Cast Away’s menu of nautical services include “Cast Away Fishin’ Tourney,” a traditional fishing tournament that involves multiple vessels. The winning team is awarded a certificate, prize and of course bragging rights! Great fun for family reunions or team building activities for companies. When you call, we’ll discuss your options.
What do I need to bring?
When it comes to our research guide services for environmental and biological surveys and permitting, bring whatever equipment you need to conduct your research. Leave everything else to us. We’ll have all of the compliant licenses, safety gear and even a cooler of ice for drinks.
Our charters also maintains USCG Captain’s license and commercial marine insurance for your added protection.
What if I have to cancel?

Cast Away is rated No. 1 fishing and boating charter in the Lowcountry. As a small business in high demand, we maintain a strict no-show and cancellation policy. We kindly ask for more than 48 hours notice prior to departure to reschedule or cancel. If you cancel with less than 48 hours of notice, we’ll charge you for the entire trip amount.

If weather gets in the way of your research, don’t worry! We’ll accommodate your schedule.

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Boat Landings for Your Convenience

Departure and return can be arranged from these boat landings throughout greater Beaufort SC.

Ready to talk to a human?

Call us at (843) 592-1062

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