2018 Show Schedule

Friday, January 26, 2018 Noon to 6:00pm
Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, January 28, 2018 11:00am to 5:00pm

Coastal Fishing Expo

The Coastal Fishing Expo,presented by Coastal Carolina Fisherman and sponsored by Field and Stream, is held Saturday and Sunday at the boat show and features fishing seminars from some of the top fishing experts in the country!

All seminars are located in meeting rooms 11 & 12 at top of stairs by convention center box office entrance.


Captain Amanda King is a rising fishing guide out of Carolina Beach, NC. She comes armed with a degree in Marine Sciences and years of competitive fishing history. Captain Amanda is a well known seminar speaker and is owner of Second Wind Charters where she specializes in light tackle fishing.

Fishing the Inlet Jetties
Saturday, 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Children’s Fun Fishing
Saturday, 3:45PM-4:45PM
Sunday, 4:00PM-4:45PM


Captain Lee Parsons is one the Carolina’s most iconic light tackle fishing guides. He is known as the “Grand Old Man” of inshore fishing not because of his age, but due to his detailed knowledge and contribution to the sport. His seminars are nearly always standing room only.

Fishing for Winter Trout
Sunday, 2:30PM – 3:30PM


Captain Eris Jones is a lifelong North Carolina Native. A few years ago Eris left his career as an E.M.T. and plunged head first into his fishing career where in 2015 he won the SKA National Championship. Today he is one of the most well known seminar speakers in the Carolinas.

Tactics for Catching Bigger King Mackerel and Wahoo
Saturday, 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Offshore Live Bait Fishing
Saturday, 1:00PM – 2:00PM


Captain Rennie Clark, Jr. has been fishing the coastal waters of NC for 30 years. He has fished professional redfish tournaments from North Carolina to Louisiana and is the owner of Tournament Trail Charters in Wilmington, NC. Captain Rennie is a highly sought-after seminar speaker and fishing guide.

Light Tackle Tactics-Panel Discussion
Saturday, 3:45PM – 4:45PM

Redfishing and Trout Fishing Like a Pro
Sunday, 12:00PM – 1:00PM


Captain Mark Phelps has been saltwater fishing all his life; from the Outer Banks of NC all the way down to Florida. He has gained a lot of knowledge in fishing for all types of fish because of his travels, and especially loves fly fishing. He shares his expertise in light tackle fishing and is the owner of Shore Thang Charters in Charleston, SC.

Shallow Water Fishing on the Fly Spinning Reel
Saturday, 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Captain Chuck Griffin

Captain Chuck Griffin has been a Charleston fishing guide for over 30 years and has spent his life fishing the inshore and offshore waters of Charleston South Carolina. He has also fished extensively all over the world for all of the largest and most powerful game fish.

Fishing Nearshore Structures
Saturday, 2:30PM-3:30PM

Captain Tim Mullins

Tim Mullins is a USCG Licensed and Insured Captain. As a native of the Charleston area and a College of Charleston graduate, he has been fishing the Charleston area his entire life. Captain Mullins fishes in tournaments all over the South has learned many tactics from professional anglers all over the world.

Fishing Offshore Structure
Saturday, 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Fishing for Cobia
Sunday, 1:30PM – 2:30PM


Captain Mike Able has been fishing since he could walk. He won his first fishing tournament at the ripe old age of 3 years old and realized then he was addicted to fishing. He is part owner of a family business, Haddrell’s Point Tackle in Charleston, SC and continues to make the circuit of speaking at seminars and running charters.  Captain Mike is the owner of Able Minded Charters.

Fishing for Redfish and Trout on Topwater
Saturday, 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Light Tackle Tactics-Panel Discussion
Saturday, 3:45PM – 4:45PM

Randy Hamilton, St. Croix Rods

Randy Hamilton is the Regional Account Manager for St. Croix’s southeast territory. The Charleston, South Carolina resident brings extensive knowledge in the area of fishing rod technology and the correct selection and use of freshwater and saltwater fishing rods.

Picking the Perfect Rod
Sunday, 1:30PM – 2:30PM


Robert Wiggers, SC Dept. of Natural Resources
Migration of Redfish

Sunday, 3:00PM – 3:45PM


Come test your boating skills with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Virtual Trainer by Pioneer.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Located in the Parking Lot

Wounded Nature – Working Veterans Educational Tent

Try your hand at Turtle Putt.  The idea is to get the turtle egg (golf ball) past all of the coastal debris into the turtle nest (hole).  On this beach (putting lane) you will also see a bunch of hatchlings from another nest try to make their way past all of the debris to reach the ocean.  If in one shot (also known as a hole in one) you can get the egg into the nest, you will win your very own sea turtle (plush toy) to take home with you.

Learn more about Wounded Nature

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Located outside in the Parking Lot


PHWFF is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through y shing and associated activities including education and outings.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Located outside in the Parking Lot

Eric Vaughn Duo

Eric Vaughn is a Charleston based singer and guitarist. A versatile musician with a wide range of material, he plays R&B to pop and old to new.

Friday 1pm – 4pm

Dale and Josh Duo

Live music from Dale and Josh

Saturday 11am – 6pm 

Return of the Mack Duo

Chris Dodson & Markie Morantz – From acoustic soul to straight 4 to the floor and everything in between, we’ve got a set list spanning decades that will make any lucky listener get up and dance. OR, just sit back, relax, and enjoy some musical intricacies.

Sunday Noon – 5pm


Attention all Scallywags and Wenches (and all those in between)! Captain Jack and his ladies will be setting their course for the Charleston Boat Show on January 27th & 28th! Come out and see Captain Jack Sparrow, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read as they make Charleston their port for the weekend! Hold on to your wallets, hide the rum, and keep your wenches close as you take pictures with Captain Jack and his crew. There will be lots of pillaging, plundering, and perhaps a hijacking or two! Mark your calendars and set sail for the Charleston Boat Show! See you there, mates!

Donnie Osborne is a cosplayer and Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator. He has been entertaining folks as Captain Jack for more than 10 years. He has made a guest appearance at The Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World as Captain Jack, met several of the Pirates of the Caribbean cast members, including Johnny Depp himself. Before becoming Captain Jack, Donnie was in the Air Force and later in Law Enforcement. Being a disabled veteran, he turned to cosplay and creating art as a way to spend his free time. It’s a pirates life for him!

Saturday and Sunday
Wherever you can find them!


Always a favorite at the Charleston Boat Show! Kids enjoy the personalized designs Susan creates for them.

Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 
Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 
Located in the Main Lobby

Charleston Fun Factory

Time to give mommy and daddy a break.  Kids get your pent up energy out at the ever popular kids’ bouncy house.

Saturday and Sunday
Located outside in the Parking Lot

How to be a Pirate with Captain Jack and Crew!

Come join Captain Jack and his crew for an interactive tutorial on things you should know and do to be a pirate!, followed by a “Find the Captain” Scavenger Hunt.

Saturday 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Sunday 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Location – Parking Lot Tent