All trips are for up to 6 customers. Pay at end of trip with check, cash, or credit card. Thank you.
*We pick up from the docks behind Sheffield’s (Sonoco Station) on the island at Ocean Isle Beach*
Sunset or Dinner Cruise
Let’s depart at 6:15 pm (or any agreed upon time) 0n the 42 ft Follow Me Prowler, (Miami Vice type catamaran) from the docks behind Sheffield’s Seafood and Grocery (the Sonoco station on Ocean Isle) and ride 12 miles east to Lockwood Folly Inlet – or ride 12 miles west and travel up the Calabash River by all the restaurants and charter boats and Bird Island and Goat Island. Along the way you can enjoy your wine and cheese or beer or whatever (NO DOPE) you bring onboard, or rather than eating, simply enjoy the trip as you will see many shrimp boats, some dolphin, lots of waterway mansions, many marsh birds of all types, people clamming and crabbing, and yacht’s traveling the waterway. The 42 Prowler has a great stereo system with music if you desire. We’ll take in the sunset if it is not cloudy, and might even go into the ocean if it is not rough 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. Capt. Fred wrote the book on “The History of Ocean Isle Beach” so if desired he can tell you stories about pirates and Indians and the Civil War and WWII as to what was going on at Ocean Isle Beach back in those days. Capt. Forest is an avid scuba diver and gives talks at the Ocean Isle Museum about Diving and Pirates. Price is $350 for 2 hour sunset cruise on the 42′ Prowler – or $450 for a 3 (to 4) hour dinner cruise (call Capt. Fred 910-612-5343 about the dinner cruise if desired.
Lets depart about 10:00 am in the 42′ Follow Me from Sheffield’s Seafood and Grocery on OIB 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 800 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 to you are free boat docking at Bald Head Island Marina. Coming back, we may take the ocean route if the ocean is calm, or we’ll backtrack the scenic route we took initially. If desired the Captain 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 $800 for the 42′ Prowler (Miami Vice type catamaran) Follow Me Bald Head Island trip for up to six people for the six hour trip.
Barefoot Landing Cruise – Lets depart about 10:00 am in the 42′ Prowler Follow Me from Sheffield’s boat docks 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 Lightkeeper’s Village at North Myrtle Beach. We’ll soon enter the picturesque Waccamaw River part of the Intracoastal Waterway (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 to you are free boat docking at Barefoot Landing. I will accompany you as a guide at Barefoot Landing if you desire. 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. Capt. Fred wrote the book on “The History of Ocean Isle Beach” so if desired he can tell you stories about pirates and Indians and the Civil War and WWII as to what was going on at Ocean Isle Beach back in those days. Price $800 for the 42′ Follow Me Barefoot Landing Cruise for up to six people for six hour trip. The 42 Prowler is a once-in-a-lifetime type ride on a really nice offshore racing type center console catamaran.
Burial at Sea
Capt. Fred has done more than a dozen bury-ashes-at-sea cruises, for a set fee of $250. Just call Capt. Fred (910-612-5343) for details.