Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady

(57) In demand!
Even Keel Marina 3993 Business…
Murrells Inlet SC, United States

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 a big game fish that puts up a good fight such as a Blue Marlin or a mighty Bull Shark.

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 or the reefs for Barracuda, Cobia, Vermillion Snapper and Spanish Mackerel, or you can ride into the offshore waters with Wahoo, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi on your target list. Either way, you will have great 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, and give you discount coupons for dinner at either Wahoo’s Fish House or Bovine’s restaurant where you can eat your freshly prepared catch!

The fishing will be done aboard the Fantasea Lady, which is a 28 foot Grady White boat with a full cabin, a private bathroom, all USCG 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.

After your trip, Captain Al and his crew will supply you with discount coupons for two of the best restaurants in Murrells Inlet - Wahoo’s and Bovines. Fishing is hungry work, so make the most of their offer!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Gulf Stream
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This charter price of $1,400.00 is for a group of (4) four and additional charge of $50.00 per person up to a max of 6 people aboard. This monster trip will see you trolling for Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo in the offshore waters of South Carolina.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This charter price of $1100.00 is for a group of (4) four and additional charge of $50.00 per person up to a max of 6 people aboard. Fishing for Black Seabass, Vermilion Snapper, Trigger Fish, Amberjack, and more in the beautiful nearshore waters and the reefs.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This charter price of $700.00 is for a group of (4) four and additional charge of $50.00 per person up to a max of 6 people aboard. On this trip you will be fishing the near shore waters for the super tasty Black Sea bass, Trigger Fish, Grouper, Vermilion Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This specialized trip will see you fishing for Bull Shark, Tiger Shark, Spinner Shark and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This charter price of $550.00 is for a group of (4) four and additional charge of $50.00 per person up to a max of 6 people aboard. This specialized trip will see you fishing for Bull Shark, Tiger Shark, Spinner Shark and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Fishing Trip AM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This charter price of $500.00 is for a group of (4) four and an additional charge of $50.00 per person up to a max of 6 people aboard. Half day charter (5hrs) up to 20 miles offshore fishing for Black Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Redfish, Atlantic Shark, and Sea Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Fishing Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This charter price of $500.00 is for a group of (4) four and additional charge of $50.00 per person up to a max of 6 people aboard. Half day charter (5hrs) up to 20 miles offshore fishing for Black Seabass, Spanish Mackrel, Flounder, Redfish, Shark, and Sea Trout.
There are 13 people looking at this charter.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Al Ciorciari
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
Member since December 2014
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​​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"
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 97%

Murrells Inlet Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.42 out of 5 stars from 57 reviews

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Fished July 13, 2018
Al Ciorciari (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 14, 2018

It was my pleasure to have you guys aboard. Real people like you guys are far and few.as far as fishing , you guys are welcome aboard any time . As far as people you are at the top of the list and welcome back anytime .Be safe and thank you for a great review.  Captain Al

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Response:  In no way did we expect cruise ship experience, however, we did pay for a service and the crew treated us like they were doing us a favor.  Plus they helped us catch SHARK nothing else, which we could have done on the beach!  As you can tell from the captain’s response he lacks common courtesy.

Original:  It was advertised that drinks and snacks would be provided and they were not.  The captain was not friendly and did not really make this a fun experience.  We were on vacation and while we wanted to catch fish which we did the experience certainly wasn’t what we expected after reading reviews.

Fished July 11, 2018
Al Ciorciari (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 18, 2018

I’m not sure which charter you were reading about but no where does it say drinks and snacks are provided on our charter.  I don’t know what to say about the captain being friendly, what did you expect from him? He put you on fish and you caught fish, whatelse
we’re you expecting that would of made your trip any better. This wasn’t a cruise ship with dinner and a show. I just don’t get some people.

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Good day of fishing on Brag & Release.  Bottom fishing for sea bass to start.  Then switched to sharks when action slowed.  Which was a great decision by the captain for our 10 year old Zack who was a little sea sick. Once he hooked his first shark he was just fine.

Fished July 9, 2018
Al Ciorciari (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 13, 2018

Thank you for taking time to write a review and the kind words. It was a pleasure having yo guys aboard, hope to see you again. Captain Al

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