Saltwater Adventures, LLC.

Fishing is a huge passion of Captain Tony Battista, and has been for decades now. Booking a trip with him at Saltwater Adventures LLC is sure to be awesome, as his enthusiasm is contagious! You’ll be fishing like a pro in no time.

You will spend the day on board a 25’ custom built Cold Molded center console boat. You and 3 fishing friends will fish in comfort, and the vessel’s 250 Yamaha engine will get you to the fishing grounds before you know it. She also boasts full navigational equipment, which, paired with Capt. Tony’s great knowledge of the area, will have you reeling in the fish fast.

Trips run year round, but you can expect to catch different species during different seasons. From April you can expect Tautog and Flounder, moving to Sea Bass, Tilefish, Mako and Thresher Shark in May. June sees plenty of Tuna making their run, as well as billfish and Mahi Mahi. October is peak fishing time and will see you catch the best variety, including Wahoo. Even in January some years migrating Striper can be caught.

Different species will see you using different techniques to catch them, such as trolling, spinning, drift fishing, and jigging. There is something for everybody! Children are also welcome on board.

On every trip 2 t-shirts will be given free. The trips also include all top of the line Daiwa and Shimano rods and reels, so you can rest assured that your gear won’t let you down when you are battling your dream fish.

Capt. Tony will also provide drinks during the trips. You are welcome to bring snacks, but you’ll be too busy to sit down and eat!

So what are you waiting for? Come have a trip of a lifetime with Saltwater Adventures LLC, and make some memories that will last forever. Capt. Tony can’t wait to welcome you on board.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Afternoon Back Bay Flounder
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $400
    This afternoon trip leaves the dock between 12:30 and 1:00 PM. Feel free to pack your lunch and enjoy it out on the water while we drift the channels in search of flounder. The boat returns to the dock between 3:30 and 4:00 PM. Perfect introduction trip for novices and young children.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Back Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $500
    This four-hour back bay fishing trip will begin somewhere between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. The exact start time will be based on the tide, wind, and water clarity. Depending on the conditions, you could be drifting the channels or fishing structures such as the bridges or jetties that line the inlet. We will be in search of Flounder, Bluefish, and Striped Bass. Depending on the time of season, you may even catch Trout, Red Drum, or Tog. There's always the chance you may hook into big Stingray.
  • Private trip
    3.5 Hour Sunset Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $550
    Most of the boat traffic for the day is already off the water. It is very peaceful and serene. If we are lucky, we will have a spectacular sunset. As for the fishing, there are many options. Drifting for flounder, site casting for the schooling fish that come to the surface chasing the bait . If the tides are right we can also cast lures around the bridge pilings or rock jetties that line the inlet. Pack your dinner and eat out on the water while enjoying the most beautiful time of the day.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $600
    If you would like to catch a variety of fish, then wreck fishing is a great option. Ocean City's coastline is home to many shipwrecks and artificial reef sites. You never know what's going to bite. Seabass, Tog, Flounder, Triggerfish, Spadefish, Trout, Croaker, Kingfish, Lingcod, sharks, and Cobia all hang out in these areas. On the 4-hour trip, we will be targeting areas out to 6 miles off the beach.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $675
    Trolling is the best way to cover a lot of ground when fishing. On these trolling trips, you deploy four rods with artificial lures behind the boat. The boat stays in motion and you drag these lures over structures and areas that are known to hold fish. This can be exciting because you never know what's going to bite next. On the 4-hour trip (up to 6 miles out), you target both Spanish and King Mackerel, Bluefish, and occasional Cobia.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $700
    Same as the 4-hour wreck fishing trip, but the extra hour allows us to venture a little farther (up to 12 miles) off the beach. There are many artificial reef sites in this area that can produce lots of action when the conditions are right.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $775
    Same as the 4-hour trolling trip, but the extra hour allows you to get in a little deeper water (out to 12 miles). Again, you will be targeting structure and areas that tend to hold fish. At certain times of the year, you encounter Mahi Mahi in this area.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $800
    This is the crew's farthest destination for wreck fishing. You will be fishing wrecks and artificial reef sites from 15-18 miles off the beach. The water will range from 60-90 feet deep. Maryland's best catches of keeper Seabass come from these areas. Flounder, Triggerfish, and Bluefish also hang out here. At certain times of the year, Mahi Mahi is a strong possibility.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $875
    On this trip, you head out 18 miles to an area known as the "Jackspot". It can best be described as an underwater hill. The water on top of this hill can be as shallow as 42 feet and the water that surrounds it can be as deep as 90 feet. This area is known to hold a lot of bait fish and this amount of bait fish can attract a lot of different species. You just never know what is going to bite here. This area is your best opportunity for Mahi Mahi, but Marlin, Tuna, and Wahoo have all been caught here.
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About the Captain

Tony Battista
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
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I started fishing with my grandfather at age 9. As a child, I grew up fishing on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay and off of the Rt. 50 Bridge in Ocean City, MD. In the early days it was all about Perch (both Yellow and White) and small rockfish. In Ocean City, it was all Flounder. My grandfather loved to catch Flounder. In my early teens I was introduced to trolling. Mostly for Striped Bass and Bluefish on the Chesapeake. These fish would range from 5 to 20 pounds with an occasional fish over 25. It was on one of these trolling trips that I got to experience light tackle fishing for the first time. Late in the afternoon, a school of 10-12 pound Stripers started breaking on the surface. The captain had the mate pull all of the trolling gear in and then handed everyone a spinning rod with a red and white bucktail on it. For the next 2 hours, we made cast after cast hooking up every time. I was hooked! I couldn't get enough of fishing, it's all I wanted to do during my summer breaks!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Boat specs

Custom Cold Molded (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 250 HP Outboard engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Inland Bays
Nearshore Fishing
3-18 Miles off of Ocean City, MD
Reef Fishing
Ocean City Reef Foundation Sites
Wreck Fishing
4-10 miles off Ocean City, MD
Backcountry Fishing
Inland Bays

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
We use the "Diawa BG" Series Reels.
Bottom Fishing
Ocean City has some outstanding fishing
Trolling
For Flounder and Striped Bass.
Spinning
Jigging
If conditions are right, jigging can be productive
Drift Fishing
We drift the channels for flounder.

Amenities

GPS
12" Simrad
Fishfinder
12" Simrad
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar
12" simrad

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Daiwa and Shimano
Lures
Drinks
Water & Gatorade
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Life vests provided
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Lawrence F.
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Bay fishing with Captain Tony

VERIFIED   3 Hour Afternoon Back Bay Flounder on August 18, 2022
Went on the afternoon half day bay fishing tirip with Captain Tony Battista,  He was delayed (by the opening of the bridge...
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Morning Fishing Trip with Captain Tony

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing on June 23, 2022
Our family had the distinct opportunity to go on a fishing charter with Captain Tony.  To say this experience was excellent,...
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Cameron M.
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AM Wreck Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Back Bay Fishing on June 10, 2022
Today was the experience of a lifetime. Not know is Capt Tony incredibly knowledgeable, but his familiarities with these...
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Michael H.
Shrewsbury, MA
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4 Hour Back Bay Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing on June 20, 2022
This was a fantastic trip.  Tony was the Captain and was very knowledgeable and accommodating.  Weather wasn’t looking...
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Courtney F.
Quincy, Massachusetts
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Perfect Sunday Afternoon!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Afternoon Back Bay Flounder on July 24, 2022
Captain Tony is an ideal captain and great guide for Ocean City.  It was too windy and murky for flounder fishing, and he...
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FAQs about Saltwater Adventures, LLC.

Saltwater Adventures, LLC. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Afternoon Back Bay Flounder (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Back Bay Fishing (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3.5 Hour Sunset Fishing Trip (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Trolling (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (5 hours)
  • $775 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore Trolling (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (6 hours)
  • $875 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore Trolling (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Saltwater Adventures, LLC., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS 12" Simrad
  • Fishfinder 12" Simrad
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar 12" simrad

Trips booked with Saltwater Adventures, LLC. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa and Shimano)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water & Gatorade)
  • Fishing License

Saltwater Adventures, LLC. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Inland Bays)
  • Nearshore Fishing (3-18 Miles off of Ocean City, MD)
  • Reef Fishing (Ocean City Reef Foundation Sites)
  • Wreck Fishing (4-10 miles off Ocean City, MD)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Inland Bays)

Saltwater Adventures, LLC. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (We use the "Diawa BG" Series Reels.)
  • Bottom Fishing (Ocean City has some outstanding fishing)
  • Trolling (For Flounder and Striped Bass.)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (If conditions are right, jigging can be productive)
  • Drift Fishing (We drift the channels for flounder.)

Top targeted fish species with Saltwater Adventures, LLC. include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spadefish
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tautog