Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady

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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.



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Gulf Stream
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    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
    Full Day 9 hr Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,125
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Amber jacks, Black Sea Bass, Triggers, Porgies and more
  • Private trip
    3/4 day, 7 hrs.
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $875
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Bottom fishing for: Grouper, Snappers, Black Sea Bass, Porgies, Trigger, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing AM
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $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
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $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.
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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
Deep Sea 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 Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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.

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"
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Customer Reviews

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4.49
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88%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
80%
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James S.
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VERIFIED   August 15, 2018
This is the second time our family has done a fishing charter. Last year the one we chose was just “okay”, but this year...
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VERIFIED   April 23, 2019
Our half day fishing trip with Captain Al and First Mate Danny was terrific!! We caught quite a few fish (even a couple sharks!)...
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4-Hour Trip with Captain Al and 1st Mate Danny

VERIFIED   April 25, 2019
Great trip for us. Boys 1st time Saltwater fishing, and they loved it. Captain Al put the boat over the fish, left it up to...
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VERIFIED   August 9, 2018
We had a great time with Captain Al and his first mate, Jo! They made sure all our needs were met. If you’re nervous about...
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VERIFIED   August 4, 2018
Had a great time with the family.  Capt Al avoided all the rain and storm and got us on some good fishing.  Everyone...
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