Salty Charters is located in Manteo, NC, and offers to show you a memorable time fishing in the Outer Banks. Captain John Speener can take you inshore and promises to show you the richness and beauty of these waters at all costs.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 23’ Sportsmen center console that can safely take up to 6 anglers. The boat runs on a 250 HP Yamaha engine and uses GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio electronics, allowing a quick and safe ride to your fishing spots. The boat also comes with a livewell, so you’ll have all the tools you need for a productive day out.

Capt. John will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 3, 4 or 8-hour trips, fishing for species like Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Bass, trout, depending on the season and conditions on the day. You can expect to use a range of techniques such as bottom fishing, big game fishing, jigging, and spinning on light and heavy tackle.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price, so you can focus on what really matters – fishing. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. All you need to do is bring drinks and snacks, and you’re good to go!

Book your trip now and hit the water with Salty Charters, the Outer Banks have plenty to offer!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 hour Mid Day
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $375
    This is a mid day fishing trip, where the captain promises to try and get you on the best game Dare County has to offer. Get ready for an inshore fishing frenzy, going after some of the most sought-after fish in the region such as Red Drum, and Sea Trout. All the gear, bait, and licenses come included in the price, just don't forget to bring some drinks and snacks.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour inshore Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 7 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $500
    You and the crew will be fishing for the best game fish on offer, Red Drum, Sea Trout, depending on the time of year, The trip departs at 6:00 a.m. and lasts for 5 hours, meaning you'll most likely be fishing the sounds. Captain John will take care of fishing rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, catch cleaning, as well as fishing licenses, so just stock up on snacks and drinks and hop aboard!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour inshore Trip (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $500
    This is an afternoon fishing trip, where the captain promises to try and get you on the best game Dare County has to offer. Get ready for an inshore fishing frenzy, going after some of the most sought-after fish in the region such as Red Drum, and Sea Trout. All the gear, bait, and licenses come included in the price, just don't forget to bring some drinks and snacks.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,000
    This trip that is focuses on the rich inshore or nearshore waters, depending on your wishes and the conditions on the day. You and your welcoming crew will chase the best game fish, from Redfish to Cobia. The departure time is 7:00 a.m. and the trip will last for a whopping 10 hours. Make sure that, before you come aboard, you purchase some food and drinks for the duration of the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 97 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (79)
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
78%
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Scott H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   4 Hour inshore Trip (AM) on July 31, 2023
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Nora B.
Excellent
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Perfect day!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 hour Mid Day on June 4, 2024
We had a great time! Our 3 hr trip was perfect, boat was nice, hand casted, each caught our limit on fish. At the end of the...
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Susie P.
Washington, North Carolina
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Look No Further

VERIFIED   4 Hour inshore Trip (PM) on June 28, 2023
Look no further, Captain John and mate Brad will not disappoint. Captain John immediately responded after our booking and inquired...
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Ben S.
Excellent
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Highly recommend

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour inshore Trip (AM) on June 15, 2024
Very nice and patient captain and crew.
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Robert T.
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Salty Charters

VERIFIED   4 Hour inshore Trip (PM) on October 25, 2023
Weather was great. Only problem was little to no current flow (not the captain’s fault). Fishing was slow, but we still managed...
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FAQs about Salty Charters

Salty Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 hour Mid Day (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour inshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour inshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Salty Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (At certain times of the year, we will use mostly live bait, but when the bite is good, we will use a lot of artificial )
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Most of the time I have one of my kids as a mate on the boat. The customary tip amount is typically 20% of the trip cost.)
  • Fishing License (All fishing licenses are included with the trip)

Salty Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Salty Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Salty Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Weakfish

Meet the Captain

John Speener
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
97 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2021
Fishing is something that Captain John has done his entire life and is something he's very good at. Join him aboard and have a memorable time chasing fish and enjoying the water in one of the most productive hotspots in the country.
Our Team
Kayla S.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Sportsmen (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
At certain times of the year, we will use mostly live bait, but when the bite is good, we will use a lot of artificial 
Lures
First Mate
Most of the time I have one of my kids as a mate on the boat. The customary tip amount is typically 20% of the trip cost.
Fishing License
All fishing licenses are included with the trip

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
I have no age limit requirement however, if your child is under the age of five, you may have to bring their own lifejacket.
No Smoking
You Keep Catch

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

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Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

Trout bite
Trout bite
June 14, 2024
It was a slower bite today but still had a blast and was able to get on a few
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