The Salty Hooker Fishing Charters

The Salty Hooker Fishing Charters welcomes you aboard! Join in for a day on the water full of fun and excitement and experience a true fishing adventure in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. A cordial and experienced crew will take you inshore as well as offshore and do whatever it takes to make your trip enjoyable and help you make a good catch. Pick a day and embark on a fishing adventure on the rich waters of Murrells Inlet!

You will fish from a 28ft Mako center console that can sit up to 6 guests and is powered by twin 200 HP Suzuki engines. For navigation, it uses all the modern and comprehensive technology including two Garmin and a Simrad unit that will help you have a safe and quick trip to the fish and back. The boat features 3 large fish-boxes, a drink cooler, comfy bean bag chairs, an in deck live-well and is equipped with outriggers and downriggers. Aboard will also be a first mate to give you a hand with anything you may need.

The species you can target include various types of Shark, Mahi Mahi, Goliath Grouper, Cobia, and many more. Using light and heavy tackle, you can attract them by bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, jigging, and drift fishing. You’re free to keep the fish you catch if you want to and you’re welcome to bring kids on your trip.

Your captain will provide you with all the tackle, bait, fishing licenses, and will clean and fillet your catch as well. What you should bring are just your favorite snacks and drinks.

Join The Salty Hooker Fishing Charters and have a wonderful day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,800
    You and the crew will be fishing up to 70 miles offshore. An action-packed trip targeting top-quality fish. The trip includes all the equipment and licenses and starts at 7:00 a.m. Target species are Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, etc.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    Head out up to 50 miles offshore and have loads of fun trolling and bottom fishing for a variety of fish. 10 hours on the water give you plenty of time to jam-pack your coolers with fish and enjoy the sea to the fullest. Target species are King Mackerel, Barracuda, Vermillion Snapper, Silver Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, etc.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    This trip will allow you to spend a morning trolling and/or bottom fishing up to 35 miles offshore. All fishing gear and licenses are included in the trip, so just bring your drinks and food. Target species are King Mackerel, Barracuda, Vermillion Snapper, Silver Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Charter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    Spend a lovely afternoon and explore the waters up to 15 miles offshore, chasing many different species. As you are covered for all the fishing gear and licenses, the only things you will need are some snacks and drinks. The species you'll target are Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Black Sea Bass, Cobia, and more.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Fishing Charter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Start your trip in the morning and spend 5 hours trolling/bottom fishing waters up to 15 miles off the shore. The captain will take care of all the fishing gear and licenses, so you will only need some food and drinks. The trip starts at 7:00 a.m. Target species are King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Black Sea Bass, Cobia, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    4 hours of non-stop fun catching and releasing various species of sharks. A trip for everyone with a love for sharks, from the hardcore enthusiasts to the curious youngsters with a love for teeth.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $650
    4 hours of non-stop fun catching and releasing various species of sharks. A trip for everyone with a love for sharks, from the hardcore enthusiasts to the curious youngsters with a love for teeth.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Targeting Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Black Drum. Take your pick between the beautiful views of Murrells Inlet or Winyah Bay and enjoy a day on the water filled with fun and excitement.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Targeting Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Black Drum. Take your pick between the beautiful views of Murrells Inlet or Winyah Bay and enjoy a day on the water filled with fun and excitement.
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About the Captain

Austin Luken
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
75 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
The captain has been enjoying fishing since he was a child. He became a fisherman and got into doing charters because he loved watching people catch fish and helping them do it. The Salty Hooker takes pride in providing unforgettable trips and being a part of someone making great memories with friends and family. The captain would be honored if you and your group would allow him and his crew to help you catch fish and make great memories. They strive to find a trip for everyone to enjoy and offer many different options to provide a wide span of fun for you and your family. The Salty Hooker is open 7 days a week and cannot wait to hear from you!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark

Shark (Mako) Mako Shark
Shark (Tiger) Tiger Shark
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Taking my son-in-law his first deep-sea trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Robert S.
Washington, NJ
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Great shark fishing trip!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) on August 4, 2021
I would give this six stars if I could! Captain Henry and Mate Sam were great.  Both knew where the sharks would be and how...
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Sanford, North Carolina
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An amazing day on the water with Austin and Sarah! They took us to multiple spots and put us on the fish each and every time....
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5 hours fishing trip

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Fishing Charter (AM) on September 7, 2021
This was the best day!! The captain was so patient with our three boys who have never been fishing, he really did a great job...
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Daniel L.
Conway, South Carolina
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Shark fishing with the salty hooker

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) on June 11, 2021
Took the kid for their first time salt water fishing for sharks and we all had a blast. The caption and crew mate were amazing...
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Watch the weather

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) on August 16, 2021
We scheduled a night shark fishing trip but due to an incoming storm we had to go earlier. The captain did everything he could...
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FAQs about The Salty Hooker Fishing Charters

The Salty Hooker Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 1/2 Day Charter (PM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 1/2 Day Fishing Charter (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Fishing Charter (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Fishing Charter (10 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream (12 hours)

When you book a trip with The Salty Hooker Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with The Salty Hooker Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

The Salty Hooker Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

The Salty Hooker Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with The Salty Hooker Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Wahoo