Rates are $100/hour for the 28′ Mako and $70/hour for the 21′ Coastal. All rates are for chartering the entire boat, with captain, not per person. The Water Taxi has special rates noted below.
*We pick up from Sheffield’s or your private dock*
Coastal 21 Water Taxi Special
The best deal on the beach. Charter the Coastal 21 for $125 that includes pickup to and from Ocean Isle (Sheffield’s or your private canal dock) to Inlet View Bar and Grill. This price is for round trip service. Total ride from Sheffield’s is around 4.5 miles each way. Inlet View Bar and Grill is a nice seafood restaurant that has excellent drink specials on the Shallotte River with 2 outdoor decks and ample inside seating as well. Simply enjoy the drinks, food and views as long as you wish, then call Captain Forest and he will pick you up generally within 20 minutes. After dark pick up is no issue. No DWI’s and no worries; be safe and book you trip to Inlet View Bar and Grill and opt to be picked up from your private dock (or Sheffield’s). Price $125 for up to 6 people.
Let’s depart about 7 pm in the Mako (or Coastal) from Sheffield’s Seafood and Grocery (or your private dock) and ride 12 miles East to Lockwood Folly Inlet. Along the way you can enjoy your wine and cheese or pizza or whatever you bring on board for dinner, or rather than eating, simply enjoy the trip as you will see many shrimp boats, some dolphin, lots of waterway mansions, hundreds of marsh birds of all types, people clamming and crabbing, and yacht’s traveling the waterway. Coming back, we’ll backtrack the scenic route we took initially, except we’ll do it after sunset, perhaps even when it is dark. We’ll take in the sunset itself if it is not cloudy. Being on the waterway after dark is memorable. If the ocean is calm, we may even exit Shallotte Inlet going and view Ocean Isle from the sea. All total, this is a wonderful outing for the family or friends. Generally, the cruise is 2 hours in duration. Price $140 for the Coastal 21 and $200 for the Mako 28.
Lets depart about 11 am in the Mako (or earlier if you wish) from Sheffield’s Seafood and Grocery and ride 24 nautical miles to the docking system at Fishy Fishy Restaurant on the water at the quaint fishing village of Southport. At Fishy Fishy (a Key West themed restaurant) we will have lunch overlooking the water, but along the way we will see many shrimp boats, some dolphin, lots of waterway mansions, hundreds of marsh birds of all types, people clamming and crabbing, yacht’s traveling the waterway, and on-the-water restaurant options for later trips. Once leaving Fishy Fishy, we will cross 3 nautical miles over the Cape Fear River shipping channel where 500 foot container ships enter the Inland Waterway from the ocean, and we will then precede on over to Bald Head Island (www.baldheadisland.com) and dock for 3 hours (six hour trip) while you visit the Bald Head Island Lighthouse (closed on Monday only, and at 4pm each day) and climb to the top of that historic landmark and visit the Museum and shops. If you want to stay longer at Bald Head, you could go shelling or bike riding or kayaking on this secluded, no cars, only golf carts, exclusive get-a-away island for the rich and famous. Special compliments of the Follow Me Two to you are free boat docking at Bald Head Island Marina. Coming back, we may take the ocean route if the ocean is calm (offered only with the 28 Mako), or we’ll backtrack the scenic route we took initially. I’ll provide brochures and maps about Bald Head once we depart OIB and I will accompany you as needed as a guide on Bald Head. All total, this is a wonderful outing for the family or friends, especially if you have never visited the secluded, picturesque Bald Head Island. Price $420 for the Coastal 21 and $600 for the Mako 28.
Barefoot Landing Cruise – Lets depart about 11 am in the Mako from Sheffield’s boat ramp and ride 23 miles south to Barefoot Landing. On this trip down the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) we will pass under the new Sunset Beach Bridge and then go by Calabash River and the village of Calabash. We will pass right by the 210 ft casino boats as they make their way up the ICW. We’ll pass by all the boats such as Safari Two and restaurants such as Crab Catchers at Little River. We’ll go under the old swing bridge at Cherry Grove Beach. Then we will go by large marinas such as Coquina Harbor and Lightkeepers Village at North Myrtle Beach. We’ll soon enter the picturesque Waccamaw River part of the ICW and go by even more marinas. On this trip, you will see shrimp boats, probably dolphin, lots of waterway mansions, hundreds of marsh birds of all types, people clamming and crabbing, and many yachts going and coming and docked along the ICW. We’ll pass sailboats and probably tugs pushing barges. Upon arrival at Barefoot Landing, you can have lunch at any of ten restaurants or shop at any of 30 shops. Special compliments of FOLLOW ME TWO to you are free boat docking at Barefoot Landing. I’ll provide brochures about Barefoot Landing once we depart OIB and I will accompany you as a guide at Barefoot if desired. All total, this is a wonderful outing for the family or friends, especially if you have never traveled the ICW or been to Barefoot Landing. All total, this is a wonderful outing for the family or friends. Price $420 for the Coastal 21 and $600 for the Mako 28.