|Join Capt. Ron White
aboard Good Fortune for a 200 nautical mile trip from historic
Beaufort, NC to the beautiful city of Charleston, SC. The voyage will
begin in Beaufort, NC on your schedule in April and/or November. The first day
is a near-coastal trip out the Beaufort Inlet, along the coast,
to Wrightsville Beach. Good Fortune then travels the
Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) down the Cape Fear River to Myrtle Beach,
SC. The Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge and the Wacamaw River are along
the way. Alligators, birds and aquatic mammals, plus sumptuous
scenery is all ours to enjoy for five carefree days. When Good
Fortune arrives in Charleston, there are two lay days before beginning the return trip to Beaufort, NC. The
return trip may include an overnight offshore sail from Charleston to
Southport, NC. This schedule is weather-dependant - planned by man and
laughed at by God.
Day 1: Arrive in Beaufort and get settled aboard Good Fortune.
Day 2: Depart at 0700 for Wrightsville Beach. Arrive at 2100 hours.
Day 3: Depart at 0700 via the ICW and Cape Fear River to Calabash, NC.
Day 4: Depart at 0700 via the ICW and Wacamaw River to Georgetown, SC.
Day 5: Depart at 0700 via the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge to
Day 6: Passengers depart throughout the day.
Day 7: Lay Day.
Day 8: Return sail to Beaufort starting with an offshore overnight to
Southport, NC or beyond, depending on the weather.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the duration of the trip.
Dinner will be on shore at the expense of the passenger. There may be
one or two onboard evening meals because of long day, late arrivals.
These meals will be provided. Soft drinks, bottled water are provided.
Alcoholic beverages are welcome, but not provided. Personal snacks are
the responsibility of the passenger.
Beaufort, NC is 39 miles east of New Bern, NC. Commercial air service
to New Bern (EWN) is provided by US Air. Passengers can be picked up
at the airport by the Good Fortune crew. If you drive your car,
it can be stored safely at our marina. Return land transportation can
be arranged by rental car or flight from Charleston.
The two guest cabins both have two single berths. The bunks in both
cabins can be converted to double beds. The aft cabin is the larger of
the two with a private head and shower. The forward cabin is a V-berth
with a head that is shared with the crew.
The aft cabin is priced $3000, double
occupancy. The forward cabin is $2500, double occupancy. If you come
as a single person, the price is $1500 for six days. A family or
group, not to exceed four, may rent the boat for $4500 for the six day
trip. Round trip rates are discounted 10%. You may also catch the boat
by cell phone in any of the ports and pay a per day price of $250.
Good Fortune provides a full
time cook/crew, a marine biologist captain, all port fees (dockage),
fuel and water. The vessel has two "hot" showers in separate heads.
The trip will be scheduled when Good
Fortune has a minimum of $3'000 (two passengers), signed up for
the trip. You can travel to or from Charleston. The price is the same
Suggested Packing List
You will need a sleeping bag (required), personal flashlight, toilet
articles, suitable foot gear, rain jacket, hat, sunglasses, suntan
lotion, insect repellent, field glasses, camera, suitable clothing for
six warm days and seven cool nights packed in a soft, stowable bag.
Bring your favorite music on tape, CD or mp3.
You may contact Capt. Ron White by phone (252-241-6866) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.