If you love fishing and always wanted to go ocean fishing, then John Blanchard is your guy! John is the owner of Sharky’s Charters and a commercial fisherman who sells tuna off the docks of Charleston. His entrepreneurial spirit combined with his passion for fishing lead him to start Sharky’s Charters in September, 2015. Sharky’s Charters is an all-round boat charter service that can take customers fishing, sightseeing, whale watching and more.
Sharky’s Charters high quality equipment and service paired with a personal fishing experience for the customer is what makes the business unique. Customers are taken out on a brand new 2016 North River that’s about 26 feet long and stocked with the latest technology which includes high quality fishing or crabbing gear, sonar technology that maps the ocean floor in 3D, and a powerful engine. John also has his US Coast Guard license which requires over 730 days at sea. He says that people can feel safe with him because he has experience as both a commercial fisherman as well as a Charter Captain. In addition, he makes sure to take into account wave forecast, weather forecast, wind and tide information before taking customers out.
Sharky’s Charters is a premium charter service. This means that John usually takes around 3-5 people on his boat allowing a more personalized experience and attention for his customers. John likes taking people out and seeing them fish. He says that one of the great things about his job is to be a part of that moment when a customer catches the fish that they were dreaming about.
In addition to taking people out fishing, John enjoys bringing people safe and wild seafood at an affordable cost. When he’s not chartering his boat, John can be seen at the docks selling tuna or out at sea catching crab. As he puts it, he’s “always fishing for something throughout the year.” When talking with John, it’s apparent that he really has a passion for fishing and he is doing what he loves through Sharky’s Charters.
If you’re interested in going fishing, Sharky’s Charters is open all year round. Even in the winter, he can take customers out on the river to catch salmon and steelhead. To book a fishing trip, visit his website at sharkeyscharterfishing.com or call John at 541-260-9110.