Follow Me Charters:  Serving The Ocean Isle Beach Area Since 1992 

All rates below are for chartering the entire boat, with captain, not per person. 

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

All trips include: bait, tackle, ice for fish,  NC saltwater fishing licenses, 20 minutes of fish cleaning, and bottled water. Be sure to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, and what you wish to eat or drink (other than water).  Mate works for tips. *** No fuel surcharges, no credit card processing fees, no captain’s fees, no extra person charges ***

$100 deposit required for all trips, 100% refundable if the trip is canceled due to weather or if canceled by you outside of 5 days of the charter.  Please see Charter Policies under Fishing at the top of this page.

Trips can be designed for any duration (4 hour minimum). Below are common trips run. We only run private trips. Nobody other than who you invite will be on your trip other than Captain Forest and/or Captain Fred. Max allowed is 6 passengers (not counting Captain Forest and Captain Fred). 

1 nautical mile = 1.15 highway miles

Private 4 Hour Trip  – The 4 hour trip is designed as an introduction fishing trip that will range out to 10 nautical miles. On this trip we will fish for some combination of Spanish mackerel, sea bass, sharks with the possibility of a cobia, king mackerel, or barracuda.  Spanish mackerel fishing consists of trolling spoons with rods and hand lines at 5 to 7 mph. Spanish are excellent eating fish and average 1 to 2 pounds. Sea bass will be targeted by drifting with squid on heavier tackle or by jigging artificial lures on 12 to 15 pound class light tackle rods. Shark fishing is commonly done in the middle of Summer, 500 yards off the beach, when the bite on Spanish and sea bass slows down. However, there are always plenty of bass to be caught even in Summer. Sharks can be up to 100 pounds and several species are good eating. Total fishing time is generally 3 hours. Price $600 for up to 6 people. 

Private 7 Hour Trip – On the 7 hour trip we will fish up to 20 nautical miles offshore. The 7 hour trip provides a much better opportunity to catch king mackerel, barracuda and at times amberjack and the trip is a significant upgrade over the 4 hour trip. Bottom fishing on the 7 hour trip is much better also. Big sea bass are likely along with possible, snapper and grouper during the summer and fall. Generally, we start out trolling on this trip and conclude the day by bottom fishing on the most promising spots we found while trolling. Total fishing time is around 5 hours. You will likely be having such a good time, that you will want to extend this trip to 8 hours (If I am not already booked up in the afternoon).  However, if you are considering staying longer, it is best to book the 9 hour so we can fish up to 35 nm offshore.  Price $1,050 for up to 6 people.

Private 9 Hour Trip – The 9 hour trip we will fish up to 35 nautical miles offshore. This trip tends to be a significantly better option than the 7 hour in July and August as the king mackerel and barracuda move further offshore to look for cooler and deeper water. Also, Amberjack, grouper and snapper are significantly more likely to catch as we will be fishing water as deep as 95 feet instead of a max of 80 feet on the 7 hour trips. Total fishing time is around 6 hours.  Most Myrtle Beach Boats consider this trip and the 11 hour to be a “Gulf Steam” trip. In reality, the Gulf Stream ranges from 60 to 80 nautical miles offshore of our area. Yet 35 nm offshore offers extremely nice fishing opportunities and is the reason this trip is often marketed as “Gulf Stream” by some charter outfits. Price $1,350 for up to 6 people.

Private 11 Hour Trip β€“ If you are interested in serious bottom fishing and trolling right on the edge of the Gulf Stream (in fact some days during the Summer we will be in the Gulf Stream depending on the Gulf Stream’s current location) this may be the trip for you. Fishing up to 55 nautical miles offshore and allows us to fish some of the most fruitful fishing grounds in the area. Most of the Follow Me’s secret GPS fishing numbers are within range on this trip and Captain Fred and myself (Captain Forest) rarely run true Gulf Stream trips (for ourselves or clients) because we love the style and type of fishing offered on this 11 hour trip.  Additional fish caught on the 11 hour trip that are not caught (as often) on the 9 hour trip include: grouper, mahi mahi, African pompano, gray snapper, pink snapper, hog snapper, and triggerfish. This trip offers an excellent chance to catch big gamefish over 30 pounds, and excellent eating bottom fish. Total fishing time is around 7 to 8 hours depending on sea condition and how far we have to run offshore to find fish.  Price $1,650 for up to 6 people. 

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