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 as well as offshore, 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 5 to 13-hour trips, fishing for species like Redfish, Cobia, Black Drum, Gag Grouper, Dolphin, Bluefish, Marlin, Bass, Amberjack, Bonito, Almaco Jack, and African Pompano, depending on the season and conditions on the day. You can expect to use a range of techniques such as bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, jigging, and spinning on light and heavy tackle, as well as spearfishing.

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
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $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!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $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.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $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.
  • Private trip
    13 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu)
    $1,800
    This mammoth trip will take you offshore in search of the pelagics. We're talking Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and more, depending on the season. The captain will provide all the needed fishing rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, as well as fishing licenses and the crew also offers free catch cleaning after the trip. Just bring plenty of drinks and snacks to make sure you stay energized and refreshed for the day, and away you go!
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About the Captain

John Speener
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
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54 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish

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
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
You Keep Catch

Payment

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:

Cash
PayPal
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Carly W.
Maidsville, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

5 hour inshore with Captain John

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on September 19, 2022
Captain John was awesome! We had three boys 9, 10, and 11. We didn’t change one hook or untangle one line. He was so attentive...
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Fred C.
Vint Hill Farms, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5 Hour AM Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on September 5, 2022
Had a great day on the Boat with Capt. John.  He was ready to go when we got there.  We came away with a Couple of See Trout...
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John H.
Orwigsburg, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5 hr evening

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 22, 2022
Captain John was great very laid back and easy going. Brought home a nice dinner. First morning trip got cancelled due to weather...
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Joel A.
Richmond, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on August 25, 2022
Captain John did a wonderful job dealing with a couple of inexperienced fisherman. His patience with them and upbeat attitude...
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Myron L.
Arlington, VA
Excellent
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In-shore fishing with CAPT John

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 23, 2022
We had a great fishing experience.  Captain John was putting us on fish but they didn’t seem hungry.  We went into some...
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FAQs about Salty Charters

Salty Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (10 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 13 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream (13 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
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

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

Salty Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salty Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Redfish