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Affordable Fishing Charters

Captain Michael Brazil
Oak Island, North Carolina
910-448-2277
Captain_Michael@affordablefishingcharters.com

FAQs

Do I need a fishing license?

You will not need a fishing license aboard any boat operated by Affordable Fishing Charters.  Our boats are covered by a blanket license for residents and non-residents of North Carolina.

Do You Accept Credit Cards?

Yes, we accept MasterCard and Visa, as well as cash or personal check.

What should I bring aboard?

Please bring whatever you would like to eat or drink, along with any medications you might need. To maximize your fishing space, please keep coolers as small as possible.   You may wish to bring sunscreen and a jacket.  You will not need to bring fishing rods, tackle, ice or bait. 

Is a fish cleaning service provided?

We are more than willing to clean your fish for you after your trip for a nominal charge.  We'll even give you some hints on our favorite ways to cook your catch if you like!

Can I bring my kids?

Children are very welcome aboard our charters.  Please be advised, however, that children 13 years old and younger are required by the Coast Guard to wear a life jacket while aboard.   

We would like to go, but we don’t have a babysitter.  Do you have any suggestions?

As mentioned above, children are welcome on our charters.  If, however, you would like to utilize a babysitter, we have two Red Cross certified babysitters on our staff who are available at a very reasonable rate.

How many people can come on your boat?

Our captains are US Coast Guard licensed for up to six (6) people.  However, we try to limit the number to four (4) in order to insure that everyone has plenty of room and a great day of fishing.

How far do we go out?

Generally speaking, on half day trips we will go eight to ten miles off shore.  On the three-quarter day trips, we’ll go twelve to twenty miles off shore, and on the full day trips, we’ll be thirty to forty miles off shore.  We only go as far as necessary for you to catch the type of fish you’re after.

What can I do to prevent seasickness?

The night before a trip, some anglers choose take an over-the-counter motion-sickness medication such as Dramamine or Bonine.  Some people prefer to use the patch behind the ear, and others prefer to use the wristbands. 

What happens if we still get sick?

This is your trip and we want you to have the experience of a lifetime.  If you wish, we can end the day early and return to dock.

What happens to my deposit money if I have to cancel?

Deposit money is not refundable unless we can rebook your trip with another party for that same time slot.

What happens to my deposit money if we can’t go because of the weather or high seas?

If the captain cancels your trip due to weather, sea conditions or even mechanical problems, your deposit will be refunded in full.  However, we reserve the right to reschedule your trip if possible.

There are only two of us and we can’t afford the full cost.  Do we have any options?

Yes.  We can possibly put together a “mixed” party.  Everyone would then share the cost equally.

How do I book a trip?

Please give us a call at 910-448-2277 and we will be happy to book your fishing charter for you.

I have additional questions.

Please email us at Captain_Michael@affordablefishingcharters.com or give us a call at 910-448-2277 and we will answer your questions as quickly as possible.