My wife and I will be in Myrtle Beach the last week in October. We have been many, many times however this time we wanted to try deep sea fishing as one of our activities.
Last year in MB I went through the Voyage company to go on a half day fishing trip. We went out about 10 miles and fished for about two hours. I had fun but the type of fish we were catching wasn't any different than what you would catch on any of the piers and two hours to fish wasn't that long.
This time, my wife and I are considering a deep sea trip on one of the large party boats instead of a private charter to keep the cost down. Captain Dicks in the southern strand offers an 8 hour and an 11 hour fishing option where they take you 25-35 miles out or 45-60 miles for $84 and $99 per person. The Voyager company also offers something similar to the 11 hour trip.
My question is, is there much of a difference in going out 25-35 miles to the Continental Shelf compared to 45-60 miles out for the longer trip? Is the price of these trips worth it? As I mentioned, I have fished on a boat in the ocean before but my wife never has. Is a trip of this length okay for a new fisherman?
We have never been that far out before and were looking for a new opportunity to have the chance to catch fish that you don't see up by the shore.
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated and knowing the kind of fish that are out there in late October would be great too!Edited: 11:41 am, August 19, 2014