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 Trip - Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    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 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,170
    price breakdown
    $1,170
    Bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Black Sea Bass, Triggers, Porgies, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing AM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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 the Captain

Al Ciorciari
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
137 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
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

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

Rating Summary
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4.63
out of 5 stars from 129 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Douglas M.
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1/2 Day with Capt Al

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...
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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...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Fishing Trip AM on July 28, 2020
Great day of fishing. We caught a lot of shark and Sea Bass. Captain Al was super fun and friendly. Was extremely helpful when...
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