Dec 30 2011

Take to the Water with Affinity Charters

It’s rare to meet someone who grew up on the coast that hasn’t built his or her life around the water, and Capt. John Ward Jr. is no exception.

Ward moved down to the Folly Beach area from Louisville, KY when he was just a little kid. He spent his free time out on the water fishing and playing water sports with friends and family. Now, he holds a 100-ton Masters License from the United States Coast Guard and owns and operators Affinity Charters, Folly Beach’s only inshore and flats fishing charter service.

Affinity Charters is most well-known for the world-class fishing trips Ward and his employees take customers out on off the coast of Folly Beach. Ward said he likes to practice catch-and-release fishing with customers to ensure the fish population in the area does not get depleted, but customers are welcome to take home their catch if they want.

Currently, if customers book a fishing trip with Affinity Charters, they’ll go out to the shallow water around the marshes and oyster flats where large schools of red fish can be found in the warm surface water.

Ward said that red fish are among customers most favorite to try and catch because they put up the most fight on the line. Ward also said that he can almost guarantee that everyone who goes out on a fishing trip with him will catch something any time of year.

If fishing isn’t your style, Affinity Charters also offers cruises, eco-tours, dolphin and/or bird watching tours, corporate trips, shelling trips, crabbing and shrimping trips, visits to the Morris Island Lighthouse, and just about anything else, all customers have to do is ask, Ward said.

Just recently, Ward said he has been taking customers out for skeet shooting and hunting trips now that winter is here and business is slow.

No matter what you want to do, Affinity Charters will do their best to make it happen.



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