If you are planning a trip to Seabrook or Kiawah Island don’t miss the opportunity to experience the true Lowcountry. The Lowcountry isn’t just a position relative to sea level. The Lowcountry is about the sights, sounds, smells, flavors and nuances that make our area so magical. I can’t think of a better way to get the true feel of the Lowcountry than to spend a day with Captain Brad Rumph. Brad is the epitome of Charleston charm. Brad grew up right here on Johns Island. As a youngster he looked no further than the back yard to see the majesty of spanish live oaks draped in moss. The tidal creek laid just beyond teeming with shrimp, crabs, oysters, and numerous species of fish. For over 30 years Brad has navigated these waterways stalking redfish on the flats or casting a net for the succulent white shrimp.
Now Brad is sharing his love of our natural environment with everyone! Join Sonny Boy Brad for a day on the water. Brad offers several options for guests to experience the Lowcountry at its best. Take a half day inshore fishing trip out to the reef and cast for spanish mackerel, black sea bass, cobia, BIG channel red fish, spade fish and our beloved flounder. Spend 3-4 hours with Captain Brad casting and trolling on his 25 ft. Seacraft center console.
If you are a serious angler, Brad will take you out on is 18 ft. Hughes Red Fisher. Bring your best buddy because this trip only accomodates two at a time. You’ll be stalking our native red fish on the flats in very skinny water. This excursion challenges your senses with lots of visual cues. Let your instinct guide you. Four hours will fly by!
Whether you are a seasoned angler or just learning the ways of the water he will make sure you enjoy a great day. He includes bait, ice, tackle and the fishing licenses too!!
Not up for fishing? No problem. Brad also offers sunset cruises. This 2 hour trip meanders up the Bohicket River. You’ll pass the historic village of Rockville. This community started as a summer retreat for plantation owners seeking to escape the stifling humidity and mosiquitos of the farm. Here folks gathered to enjoy the frequent ocean breezes and a slight reprieve from life without AC. The Sea Island Yacht Club at Rockville hosts the oldest sailing regatta on the east coast. The first weekend in August sailors will gather for the 120th Rockville Regatta. The event has evolved into a party as much as a race. The Sea Island One boat is a design distinct to this area and races primarily only in this event. It’s a great tradition and a good time to see old friends and make some new ones.
While you are enjoying the best sunset imaginable you will certainly be greated by a family or two of dolphins. Their presence is pretty constant during the summer. They are so close you can almost pet them! Its wonderful to enjoy them playing in their natural environment.
One final option with Sonny Boy Charters is a custom tour. Make your own day with Brad as your guide. This is a great choice for families. You may package a day with tons of variety sure to keep the kids interested. Dolphin watching, crabbing, shelling and learning to throw a cast net are some of the activities you may enjoy. Four to six guests may enjoy a custom cruise.
If you are visiting with us on Seabrook Island this summer, treat your family to a taste of the true Lowcountry. If you need an extra crab pot for dinner, call me and I’ll find you one!!
Call Brad at 843-708-1486 or visit his website www.sonnyboycharters.com
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