Salty Veins Charters

Captain Austin Nikkola of Salty Veins Charters is a Jacksonville, Florida native now living and operating out of Key West. He has a profound appreciation of the area’s beauty, with the Atlantic and the Gulf in his backyard. The captain has been fishing these plentiful waters for more than 30 years and manufacturing fishing lures for over 20.

Captain Austin started Salty Veins because he didn’t want to put up with the low quality of most of the bucktail jigs – he decided to start producing handmade lures that are reliable and durable. His main goal is to provide his customers with a premier fishing experience and only the best equipment. There’s nothing better for him than seeing a customer catching a fish with the help of his lures.

Your fishing adventure will take place aboard a 26’ SeaVee center console, powered by twin 250 HP Mercury engines. It can cater to up to 6 anglers. The vessel was fully overhauled in 2018 so you can expect to see only the latest in marine electronics and safety gear. You’ll also find outriggers, downriggers, a live bait tank, and an ice-box on board.

On shorter trips, you’ll be focusing on catching Yellowtail, Grouper, Amberjack, Mutton Snapper, and more. In addition to the best inshore and offshore fisheries, the captain will also show you the hottest spots at reefs and wrecks.

The charter will cover all the gear, including Shimano and custom Esky rods, live bait, and lures. Fishing licenses, drinks, and even catch cleaning are also available free of charge. Please note that 15-20% tips are greatly appreciated.

Salty Veins Charters will make sure your time on the water is safe, and most importantly, unforgettably fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 HR – Reef/Wreck/Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    This amazing 8-hour trip will take you up to 15-20 miles from the coast in pursuit of some of the coolest species that the area has to offer. You'll be exploring reefs, wrecks, and the hottest offshore spots targeting Sailfish, Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 HR – Reef/Wreck/Offshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This 6-hour adventure is perfect for all those early risers out there! The captain will take you to the best offshore, reef, and wreck fisheries and you'll get to target Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, and many others.
  • Private trip
    6 HR – Reef/Wreck/Offshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    If you'd like to go fishing well rested in the afternoon, this 6-hour trip is made for you! The captain will do everything to put you on Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 HR – Reef/Wreck/Lobster (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    This 4-hour morning trip will take you exploring reefs and wrecks in pursuit of Yellowtail, Grouper, Amberjack, Mutton Snapper, Lobster, and so much more.
  • Private trip
    4 HR – Reef/Wreck/Lobster (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    If you prefer afternoon fishing, this 4-hour trip is made for you! You'll be focusing on Amberjack, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail, Grouper, Lobster, and whatever else crosses your path.
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About the Captain

Austin Nikkola
Key West, Florida, United States
Response time 3 hours
Member since August 2018
Salty Veins Charters is owned and operated by Captain Austin Nikkola, a Florida native born in Jacksonville who now lives and runs his business from Key West. He has more than 30 years of experience fishing these waters and he has been making handmade lures for the previous 20 years. He founded Salty Veins Fishing Lures out of his desire to provide his customers with custom-made lures that are durable, reliable, and guarantee the best results possible.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Broomtail)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit
Sailfish

Snapper (Mutton)
Tarpon
Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

SeaVee (Center console) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 250HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Bank Transfer
Cash

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