Family Tradition Charter

95 Ripley Pointe Drive
Charleston SC, United States

Join the family.

Family Tradition Charter provide high quality offshore and inshore fishing trips from Charleston, South Carolina. Whatever you are looking for, be it a luxury cruise or an action-packed offshore fishing adventure, their boat the Family Tradition is the one for you.

The Family Tradition is a 54 ft custom built Carolina Forbes that is powered by twin 1600 HP Caterpillar engines that were completely rebuilt in December 2014 and give the boat the speed and reliability you need for a successful offshore trip. The boat cruises at 30 mph, making it one of the fastest charter boats in the area, so you will be able to spend maximum time fishing. Equipped with 38 ft outriggers, a 130 pound class fighting chair and the highest quality marine electronics, it will give you a sport fishing experience to remember.

The boat’s interior is equally impressive. It has a built in mezzanine for your comfort, and sleeps four persons comfortably in its dual air conditioned cabin. The galley includes a microwave, refrigerator, and an on board ice machine, while there is a full sized head (marine bathroom) with a shower, and there are multiple entertainment options including a flat screen TV and stereo.

You will be fishing with top of the range Penn International reels for the most sought after game fish the east coast has to offer. Longer trips give you the opportunity to troll in waters up to 1200 ft deep for fish such as Blue and White Marlins, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi, while even short trips can be productive as you bottom fish in waters between 90 and 120 ft for Triggerfish, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Grouper, and Amberjack, depending on the season.

All the necessary licenses and permits are supplied by the charter company so all you need to think about is bringing food and beverages for you and your group and suitable clothing for the conditions.


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Carolina Custom Forbes (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 800HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
51 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Sailfish

 
Seabass (Black)
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Swordfish
 
Triggerfish (Gray)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
12.1″ (30.73 cm) Touchscreen Display
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
G Motion™ technology
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
12.1″ (30.73 cm) Touchscreen Display
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Checks, PayPal.

About the Captain

Ralph Massenburg
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Member since March 2016
Ralph Massenburg is the owner of Massenburg Construction, and he and his family are a staple in the community of Charleston, South Carolina. Ralph has given form to a family business that can't be matched with his boat, The Family Tradition. He runs inshore and offshore charters on and around the beautiful Carolina Coast. Ralph warmly welcomes you aboard so you can see why to him, fishing isn’t just a sport, but a family tradition.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

2.33 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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Breakfast that was advertised was not provided. Told by Captain 2 days prior that a 20% tip is expected-$400. 8 hour fishing trip was booked and paid for, turned out to be only 4 1/2 hours of fishing for $2400. Have been deep sea fishing for over 30 years with many different boats, always brought home enough fish to make the trip worth while, this time we were lucky to have 100#, and it was all sea bass and vermillon snapper. Crew cleaning fish (for that tip money) only fileted one side, scales and all left on other side. Would not recommend this company.

David Taylor  • Fished July 25, 2016
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