We're always trying to emphasize the many wonderful activities the Myrtle Beach area offers beyond sunning on our beautiful shoreline. Not because we're not beach bunnies, but because we understand that families like to create memories together while on vacation, and some of the activities offered in our area do just that!

One such activity is inshore fishing in the sounds, inlets, tidal creeks and near-shore wrecks in Little River, South Carolina-an area known for its fantastic fishing. Specifically, we recommend an inshore fishing trip with Captain Smiley (a.k.a. Patrick Kelley). We're not the only ones who recommend this enthusiastic and passionate guide, however. The gentleman is recommended again and again on trusted travel site Trip Advisor and for good reason. His knowledge of light tackle inshore fishing combined with his stewardship for the area's bodies of water make him quite a catch.

Captain Smiley offers both half and full day charters with prices beginning at $350, including all the equipment needed for your trip: tackle, bait and license. He also offers a two-hour sightseeing and dolphin watch tour for up to four people for $175. For more information, complete pricing and online booking, be sure to check out Captain Smiley's website.

Captain Smiley