Reel Salty

Reel Salty is a premier fishing guide and charter service, cruising out of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Captain Jeff knows where the fish are hiding and how to get there. A day out with his Reel Salty charters is an exciting adventure, which can result in some outstanding catches!

Enjoy your fishing trip with Reel Salty aboard a 24-foot Key West boat, which comes powered by twin 150 HP Suzuki engines. This is a clean, spacious vessel with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots. Its navigational electronics include a GPS, a VHF radio, and a fish finder. For your comfort, there is a toilet on board, along with an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day. As well as that, the boat is fitted with a live bait tank, outriggers, and downriggers.  Those anglers who are up to a challenge can request to use the fighting chair.

Up to five guests are welcome to join Reel Salty on the waters of South Carolina. Depending on how much time you intend to spend on the water and which species you’d like to go for, you can choose from four, six, and eight-hour packages. You will be fishing inshore, nearshore, the reefs, wrecks, and backcountry. Reel Salty uses a variety of fishing techniques, but you’ll mainly be bottom fishing for huge reef-dwellers.

Depending on the season and what is biting, you will get an opportunity to catch Cobia, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Seabass, Spadefish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, and who knows what else!

A trip with Reel Salty comes inclusive with the fishing licenses for you and your party, as well as all the necessary equipment to put your catch together. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. After the trip, your catch will be cleaned and vacuum sealed or freezer bagged for you to have for dinner later. If you want, you can bring your own snacks and drink with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 1
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    This trip will see you traveling offshore, between 25 to 45 miles out, to hook some world-famous fish. You'll mainly be bottom fishing for huge Seabass, Triggerfish, and Grouper. This trip is limited to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    You will be heading up to 25 miles nearshore, where you'll mainly be bottom fishing using live bait, targeting species of reef fish like Flounder, Redfish, Seabass, Sheepshead, larger Spadefish, Sharks, and many more.**Free 1/2 for military and first responders. Must inform Captain upon booking so adjustments to schedule can be made.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Evening
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    This trip is mainly done within the inlet but may go out to the reef if the weather isn’t an issue. You'll target Flounder, Red and Black Drum, and possibly even some Sharks. You get to see the inlet in the evening and not have to be in the heat of the sun.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    This package will see you fishing in the ocean on a series of artificial reefs within a 3 nautical mile radius from the entrance of Murrells Inlet or in the salt marsh creeks of Murrells Inlet. Depending on the weather, you will target Spadefish, Sheepshead, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and many more. **FREE 30 MINUTES TO MILITARY AND FIRST REPONDERS. Must inform captain upon booking so adjustments can be made to schedule.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be fishing in the salt marsh creeks of Murrells Inlet and/or in the Ocean on a series of artificial reefs within a 3 nautical mile radius from the entrance of Murrells Inlet. This trip is ideal for those that are not sure of their sea legs. Depending on the weather, you will be able to target Flounder, Redfish, Spadefish, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and many other. **Free 1/2 for military and first responders. Must inform Captain upon booking. Trip start times vary
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About the Captain

Jeffery Maples
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
84 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2014
I became a charter Captain because I want to share with people the beauty of the Carolinas and show them our awesome fishery. I am not a Captain that will sit in one spot and not move all day. I believe in going after them and if they move off one piece of structure then I'm moving to where they are. My clients pay to catch fish and that's just what we are going to do!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Bluefish
Cobia
Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead

Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Key West (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 150HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
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 3 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.77
out of 5 stars from 84 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day trip in the inlet
Fishing with Jeffery
November fishing trip
+67
Angler Rating
68
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Aaron T.
Sanford, NC
 5.00
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Six hour trip

VERIFIED   August 1, 2019
This is a fishing charter boat, not a pleasure Cruise pontoon boat where you sit back and drink cocktails. I was fortunate...
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Gray H.
Gaston, SC
 5.00
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Half day trip in the inlet

VERIFIED   NEW  November 7, 2019
What a great experience!  4 guys in our group and always wonder when booking a new guide,  what the outcome would...
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Jennifer B.
Little River, SC
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Jeffrey

VERIFIED   September 20, 2019
I booked a 4 hour morning trip with Captain Jeffery Maples. The scenery was beautiful and the boat ride was so much fun. The...
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Cody F.
Baker, WV
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   June 28, 2019
We had a day to remember with Captain Jeff and his daughter. We started the day fast with hooking up on 3 king mackerel a with...
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Glenn S.
Pawleys Island, SC
 4.67
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Trip for Mackerel

VERIFIED   June 30, 2019
This was a 4 hour morning trip. King Mackerel had been biting so we went 12 miles offshore. I caught a Spanish and a King....
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