Salty D's Charters

Salty D’s Charters invites you out on an unforgettable fishing trip to anywhere from the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico, to the inshore waters of the Adventure Coast.  Captain Dave has been fishing in the area for over 30 years and will do his best to get you on the fish no matter if you’re a first-timer or an experienced angler.

His boat is a 25’ Sea Chaser offshore sportfisher that’s very recently been fully restored and restocked. Its 300 HP Yamaha engine will make sure you’re at the fishing grounds before you know it, and a full array of navigation electronics will keep you on the fish. With plenty of room for up to 6 prospective anglers to fish in comforts, this boat is a great option for family trips and other small groups.

The biggest choice you’ll need to make here is whether to stay inshore or go further offshore where the truly big fish congregate. Inshore trips are great for catching your fair share of Trout, Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Cobia, Sharks, and more. However, if you want to brave the real depths, then you can look forward to the likes of big Grouper, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and others.

Not all that interested in fishing? That’s fine, feel free to check out scalloping trips in the summer season. You won’t go wrong no matter what you settle on, that’s for sure! Not only will the captain provide you with all the fishing gear you need, but you catch will also be cleaned and bagged after the trip for your convenience. All you need to do is pack a pair of sunglasses and come aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This is hands-down the best way to fully experience everything the offshore waters of the Gulf have to offer. You'll be going up to 60 miles out in search of big fish like Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, and plenty more besides.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    When a half day simply doesn't cut it, the 6-hour trip is your next best option. These trips involve going offshore where you can go after species like Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Kingfish, Barracuda, and others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    These shorter inshore/backwater trips are best for parties of 2 people, but more can definitely come aboard. You'll fish the local inshore waters for the likes of Redfish, Trout, Snook, Cobia, and more besides.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Also available in the afternoon, these shorter journeys inshore are best for parties of 2 people, but more anglers can certainly come along. You'll be fishing the inshore/backwater for the likes of Redfish, Trout, Snook, Cobia, and others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Scalloping (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're looking for something else to do apart from fishing, come on board and enjoy the scenery while you're scalloping. This seasonal trip does not include fishing, only scalloping.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Scalloping (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 30
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Scalloping is a great way to spend a few hours on the water without actually fishing. This seasonal trip does not involve any fishing.

About the Captain

David Graham
Hernando Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2018
Originally hailing from Indiana, Captain David Graham simply could not resists the amazing fishing Florida has to offer. With more than three decades of local fishing experience under his belt, he's exactly what you're looking for in a guide. He finds it hard to pinpoint exactly what he likes the most about his hobby, he treasures every second of it.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snook Snook

Boat Specs

Sea Chaser (Center console) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (11)
4.58
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Great day
Great day
Great day
+8
Angler Rating
10
1
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1
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Barbara T.
Edwards, NY
 5.00
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Great day

VERIFIED   November 4, 2019
Been on many charters to compare to and this was top notch. Crew continued to try to keep us where the fish were, didn’t...
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James J.
Spring Hill, Florida
 5.00
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Half day with Captain D

VERIFIED   NEW  March 17, 2020
Great half day trip. Captain Dave is very knowledgeable and friendly. Put us on the fish and we had a great time.
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David O.
Spring Hill, FL
 5.00
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Half-day in-shore with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   February 25, 2020
Had a very pleasant day fishing with Captain Dave.  He went out of his to make sure I caught fish.  I ended up with...
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Kai N.
Raleigh, NC
 5.00
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   NEW  March 20, 2020
On fish all day. Arms got tired.
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Yale F.
United States
 5.00
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Full Day Offshore

VERIFIED   April 6, 2019
Capt. Dave is a solid, salt of the earth type of guy. He’ll put you on the fish early and often. He knows exactly where...
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