Myrtle Beach is home to plenty of entertainment, shopping, dining, and fun! One of the most exciting excursions takes you 50 miles out into the deep blue ocean. It involves the thrill of casting a line and working hard to reel up a fighting fish. Next time you stay with Brittain Resorts & Hotels, get outside your comfort zone and give deep sea fishing a try!
Where to Go
There are plenty of places you can go deep sea fishing along the Grand Strand. You can go on the north end and set sail out of Cherry Grove or Little River, or charter a boat the south in end out of Murrells Inlet. Up at the north end there’s Hurricane Fleet, Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises, North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters, Reel Action Fishing Charters Myrtle Beach, and Little River Fishing Fleet to name a few. Some of the ones in Murrells Inlet include Aces Up Fishing Charters, Brag and Release, Catch 1 Sport Fishing Charters, and Reel Fly Girlz Fishing Charters.
Types of Charters
Once you’ve decided where you’re fishing from, you simply need to decide what type of charter you’re looking for. There are private fishing charters for those wishing to have a better shot at catching more fish and one on one time with the deck crew. And there are larger charters, often times called party boats or group deep sea charter that can be cheaper in cost, but the amount of fish caught may be smaller because there are more people in the same spot trying to catch the same fish.
What to Pack
If you’re wondering what to pack for your deep sea fishing excursion, here’s a short list. It’s recommended you bring water, sunscreen, hat, long sleeve shirt, layered clothing, cash, phone with waterproof case or dry bag. Water is good to keep you and your crew hydrated, because being out in the sun and with the salty air can leave you thirsty. Bring a spf that’s at least 30 because the sunlight will reflect off the water, making it easier to get burned. The sunglasses, especially those that are polarized, will also help protect your eyes against the reflection of the light and glare off the water. The hat is also a form of protection, helping to shade your eyes from harmful UV rays and keeping your scalp from getting burned. Layered clothes are suggested because offshore winds can cause for cooler temperatures, even on warm days. Since you’ll be out on the water for most of the day, a long sleeve shirt is suggested as an easy way to throw on a layer of clothing in case you do feel yourself getting a little too much sun. It’s always suggested you show your appreciation to your Captain and crew by tipping them, and most only take cash. Since you’ll most likely be bringing your cellphone to take pictures of those giant fish you’re reeling in, it’s recommended to bring a waterproof case or a dry bag so that your phone stays safe and dry.
What to Expect
If you’ve never been deep sea fishing, it’s differs to inshore fishing in a few ways including the length of the trip and what you’ll catch. Remember that when you go deep sea fishing you’re going offshore about 50 plus miles into the Atlantic Ocean where you’ll find clear deep water for fishing. You’ll have to take into account the time spent getting out there which, depending on the size and speed of the boat, can be about an hour and a half to three hours travel time just to reach the fishing spot. Then you’ll be out there for a few hours fishing. To make sure you’re getting the most fishing time for you money, just ask the company for the amount of travel time versus actual fishing time.
Now for the fun part – what you can expect to reel in – besides a good time of course. Vacationers ask when the best time of year is to deep sea fish, but deep sea fishing is a year round sport in Myrtle Beach. According to MyrtleBeachFishing.org, the fish you can expect to catch while out in the deep blue include mahi mahi, grouper, blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, wahoo, triggerfish, king mackerel, black sea bass, amberjack, various species of shark, grunt, vermillion snapper and bonito.
No matter what time of year it is, book a charter and give deep sea fishing a try! You just might wind up finding a new favorite vacation hobby for when you stay with Brittain Resorts & Hotels.
*Featured image credit: Vacation Rental North Myrtle Beach