Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady

Brag and Release Fishing Charters operate the most beautiful-and equally beautifully named-boat in Murrells Inlet – Fantasea Lady. They will take you on an unforgettable fishing adventure and show you exactly why Murrells Inlet carries the nickname “The Seafood Capital of South Carolina”. You can fish for the super delicious Flounder and Black Seabass, or target big game fish that put up a good fight, such as Blue Marlin, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.

The fishing is absolutely exquisite as the ecosystem of Murrells Inlet allows a year-round suitable climate for all kinds of fish. You can fish nearshore for Cobia and Spanish Mackerel, or you can ride into the offshore waters to target Wahoo, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi. Either way, you will have lots of fun fun and learn a lot from the crew.

Brag and Release is run by captain Al and his team of hardworking and professional mates. The mates work for a tip so bring along an extra 20% of your trip’s price in cash to tip them. All your needs will be taken care of by the crew, who will provide all the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, and a fishing license. They will also clean and fillet your catch for you.

The fishing will be done aboard the Fantasea Lady, which is a 28’ Grady White boat. She is decked out with up-to-date electronics and safety equipment. The Captain of this vessel has over 44 years of experience on the water and has a USCG Master license.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,675
    This trip can be customed to satisfy the most experienced fisherman to the most novice fisherman. You will go out and troll for Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Sailfish. Or you could stay closer to shore and bottom fish for Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, Black Sea Bass, Amberjack, and a variety of other bottom fish. This charter is for groups of 4 people only.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    On this trip, you will be bottom fishing for Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Grouper, Black Seabass, Amberjack, Porgies, Grunts, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day 9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,295
    Bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Black Sea Bass, Triggers, Porgies, and more. No checks accepted.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Fishing Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,150
    On this charter, you will be going about 35 miles offshore in search of bottom fish such as Vermillion Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Black Sea Bass, Amberjack, and a variety of other bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing AM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $575
    This specialized trip will see you fishing for Bull Shark, Tiger Shark, Spinner Shark and more. No checks accepted.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $575
    This charter price of $575.00 is for a group of (4) four and an additional charge of $50.00 per person up to a max of 6 people aboard. This specialized trip will see you fishing for Bull Shark, Tiger Shark, Spinner Shark, and more. No checks accepted.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Fishing Trip AM
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    This charter price of $550.00 is for a group of (4) four and an additional charge of $50.00 per person up to a max of 6 people aboard. Half day charter (4hrs) up to 12 miles out fishing for Black Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Redfish, Atlantic Shark, and Sea Trout. No checks accepted.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Fishing Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    This charter price of $550.00 is for a group of (4) four and an additional charge of $50.00 per person up to a max of 6 people aboard. Half-day charter (4hrs) up to 12 miles out fishing for Black Seabass, Spanish Mackrel, Flounder, Redfish, Shark, and Sea Trout. No checks accepted.
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About the Captain

Al Ciorciari
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
139 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2014
​​My dad first got me onto fishing around the age of 9. When I first stepped on a boat and held a fishing rod in my hands, I knew that it was something I wanted to do. We both loved the water and boats, and so over the years, we went fishing every chance we had​​​. As I got older, I bought my own boat and continued to fish as much as I could. I fished up and down the coast from Maine to Florida, mostly enjoying offshore fishing, but I have to admit that nearshore fishing can be just as fun and exciting. I decided to become a charter captain so that others could experience the joy of fishing. Whether with a group of friends or a family, there is nothing like getting on the water and watching the smiles on everyone's faces and creating memories for a lifetime. To this day, Brag and Release Fishing Charters continues to ​create memories for all our guests. Come fish with us, and get used to the screaming reels and tail-walking fish... because "THAT'S HOW WE TROLL"

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Snowy) Grouper (Snowy)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish

Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Grady White (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
81%
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Fishing Trip AM on July 26, 2020
Perfect way to spend time fishing with the family.  A family of girls that initially was skeptical of fishing that ended up...
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Fishing Trip AM on April 13, 2021
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Fishing Trip AM on July 14, 2020
What a day! Couldn’t have asked asked for a better day! Thanks to Captain Al and the Crew, they put us on the fish all afternoon!...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Fishing Trip AM on July 21, 2020
We had a great trip with CPT Al. His deck hand was did a great job showing us the ropes, baiting our hooks, and taking care...
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Great day on the water.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Fishing Trip PM on June 22, 2020
Capt Al and Mate Dan made for a wonderful day on the water.  They were very personable and engaged us in conversation as well...
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FAQs about Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady

Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Fishing Trip AM (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Fishing Trip PM (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing AM (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing PM (4 hours)
  • $1,150 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Fishing Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,295 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day 9 Hour Trip (9 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 12 Hour Bottom Fishing (12 hours)
  • $1,675 per group - 12 Hour Offshore Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Fish Caught Are Kept On Ice)

Trips booked with Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Work For Tips, Suggested 20%)
  • Fishing License

Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Wahoo