*We pick up from Sheffield’s or your private dock*

Deposit: Reservations can be made online, through our automated booking system 24 hours a day with a $100 deposit.  Captain Forest or Captain Fred will give you a courteous call within 24 hours (usually much sooner) to discuss your trip and take extra notes.  You may also book by calling Captain Forest at 843-340-5486, but online booking is preferred.  Calling to simply talk fishing is encouraged anytime. 

Departure Times: Fishing trips generally start at  6:30  unless you book an afternoon trip.  The charter starts at the agreed upon time, so please do not be late to Sheffield’s (57 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC).  All trips are “dock to dock” in nature, so a 4 hour trip will leave the dock at 6:30am and return to the dock at 10:30 am. If we do not have a busy schedule that day, we can leave a bit later than 6:30am.

Charter Maximums: All rates on fishing trips are for parties of 1 to 6  passengers.   The captain and mate do not count against your party limit on any type of trip.  I am unable to take more than 6 paying passengers.  Even infants count as one of your allotted passengers in the eyes of the US Coast Guard.

What Age is Appropriate:   Offshore, generally age 6 and up if the 6 year old is a “tiger”. Cruise, any age is appropriate provided the weather (heat) reasonable for everyone on board.  I am not into providing bad experiences (rough ocean) for children or anyone elderly. The weakest person in your group will dictate how the trip is run.  Yet, if you book a ocean trip, I do have to run the boat so plan accordingly before you book.  All trips should be considered an outdoor adventure. 

Cancellation Policy: There is no penalty for cancellations received (and confirmed by me) 5 days prior to the trip. If you book online, your booking email will have a cancelation link that will allow an automatic cancellation on your end 5 days prior to your trip and your deposit will be refunded 100%.  If the captain cancels the trip (prorated if we have started the trip and cant continue) for any reason, (ie. rough seas or lighting) your deposit will be refunded 100%.  For cancellations made within 5 days, the deposit will be retained by Follow Me Charters.  This policy is firm for any and all  reasons for canceling on your end within 5 days.  Unfortunately, this policy includes deaths in the family (a common excuse). Thank you for your understanding. If I can fill your slot even within 5 days of your trip, your deposit will be refunded, so give us a call (843-340-5486) if you can’t make the trip.  You are booking an outdoor adventure, we fish in the rain, and heat or cold so come prepared. Rain is not grounds for canceling a trip. We do not fish in lightning or thunder. 

What is Included in the Rate: Charter prices include all bait, tackle, ice for fish, NC saltwater fishing licenses, rods & reels, and bottled water.  We do not charge extra for “captain’s fees”, fuel surcharge fees, credit card fees, extra bait or tackle, extra person charges or any other various miscellaneous fees.  Tips are appreciated if you had a good time.  We also provide 20 minutes of fish cleaning as part of the trip.

What to Bring: Bring a cooler with whatever you wish to eat or drink (I provide bottled water) and enough ice to keep your personal food and drink cold.   No glass bottles, wine, or hard liquor allowed on fishing trips, they are okay on cruises.  Beer is allowed on any type of trip just make sure it is in a can for fishing trips. It is a good idea to bring a good pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat.  My mate and I generally dress in Columbia long sleeve and long pant fishing gear to reduce our sun exposure.

Lost Reel Fee: Any rod and reel lost on the Follow Me will result in a $200 charge for replacement.  A Shimano Torium combo on the Follow Me will result in a $350 charge. A Gulf Stream rod and reel combo (Shimano Tiagra 50W LRSA two speed reel) lost will result in a $1,000 fee for replacement.

Note on Seasickness: There are several over the counter seasickness medications along with prescription options.  Please take whatever makes you comfortable.  However, the two most significant factors in reducing your risk of getting seasick in my opinion are 1) coming well rested, 8 hours of sleep the night before the trip and 2) and coming well hydrated, this means start drinking plenty of water two days before your trip.

The Prowler has a nice fully enclosed bathroom.  The bathroom is cleaned with ammonia or Clorox after ever trip, so please come well hydrated.  Do not worry about “where to go.”