Reel Salty

(53) In demand!
4037 Hwy 17 Buisness, Slip #7
Murrells Inlet SC, United States

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 a 225 HP Yamaha engine. This is a clean, spacious vessel with a maximum cruising speed of 35 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, which include the seasonal kite fishing, jigging, trolling, spinning, and bottom fishing along with light and heavy tackle.

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
    10 Hour Trip - Gulfstream (MAX 4)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 5 persons
    Want the blue water, well this is the trip for you. We target the popular peligic species on this trip. Mahi mahi, tuna, wahoo, big king mackerel, and if we’re luck we may even see some bill fish out there. This trip is limited to 4 persons and is ren only when conditions are favorable.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore (MAX 4)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 5 persons
    Same as the 6 hour offshore but more time to get even more fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Offshore (MAX 4)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This trip is from 25- 35 miles offshore. Mainly bottom fishing with some trolling. On this trip we target sea bass, vermillion snapper, trigger fish and grouper. This is the trip to fill the cooler up. There is a 4 person limit on this trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour 3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Aug
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    You will be heading up to 25 miles nearshore, trolling King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Sharks, and Barracuda by either live bait, dead baits or artificial baits. Bottom fishing nearshore is mostly done by fishing live bait on the bottom 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
    4 Hour Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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 Half DayTrip - Inshore (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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 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
5 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

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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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.

About the Captain

Jeffery Maples
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
Member since December 2014
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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!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 99%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.68
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
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Half day trip
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10 black drum, 5 Spade, 2 blue fish
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
78%
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John Stier
Rincon, GA
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Reel Salty

VERIFIED   April 28, 2018
We booked a half day trip with Capt. Jeff. We were hoping for a good trip. We had no idea we would have an Awesome Trip! Capt.Jeff...
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Karen Salinkas
Clarks Summit, PA
 5.00
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Four hrs with Jeff Maple

VERIFIED   July 17, 2018
Three people boarded the Reel Salty for a fishing trip the in the inlets. Boat was clean and sturdy. Went to catch our live...
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Christine Moore
North Myrtle Beach, SC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   April 3, 2018
Captain Jeff was Wonderful, Courteous, Polite and a Truly Professional Angler and knew his stuff. Great with kids and just...
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Travis Dobbins
Charlotte, NC
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Half day near shore with Captain Jeff at Reel Salty

VERIFIED   June 5, 2018
Awesome 4 hour trip 3 miles off shore.  17 keepers and several we had to throw back.  Highly recommended, Jeff is...
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Chris Drews
Chicago, IL
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VERIFIED   May 24, 2018
What a great trip!! Jeff knew the best spots to go to caught over 20 fish. Jeff and Megan did a great job with the charter!!!...
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