Salinity Matters Charters

Running angling trips out of Gulfport, Salinity Matters Charters invites you to a personalized fishing experience in Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast!

Capt. Sonny is here to share his knowledge, dedication, and expertise. You’ll be using techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning, depending on what you’re going after. As part of their 4 to 8-hour trips, you can target species like Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Tripletail, Mackerel, Cobia, Snapper, and Shark, depending on the current season and weather conditions.

Your adventure begins on board a 22’ Tidewater boat that can fit a maximum of 3 anglers. The boat is equipped with an ice box. All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what matters, fishing. The captain will supply all the needed fishing licenses for your trip.

You can keep anything you catch as long as it’s legal to do so, and when you return to the marina, Capt. Sonny will filet your catch for you to take home. There will be bottled water on the boat for your convenience, but you’re always welcome to pack your own drinks and snacks should you want to. Bringing one child under 12 years old with an adult is allowed.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Salinity Matters Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $400
    On this trip we will make a short run from the dock to target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, White Trout and more.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour/ Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    On this trip we will be trolling, chumming and bottom fishing at the barrier islands for Sharks, Bullreds, Jack Crevalle and a possibility of a Cobia.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    This trip gives you a couple more hours to take advantage of a short run from the dock to target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, White Trout and more. Big Bullreds, Jack Crevalle, and Sharks are all a possibilty on this trip if your lucky.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $650
    On this trip we will be trolling, chumming and bottom fishing at the barrier islands for Sharks, Bullreds, Jack Crevalle and a possibility of a Cobia.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore/Island
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    This trip allows enough time to do both fish inshore for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder and more but also time to run out to the islands and target bigger game fish such as Big Bullreds, Jack Crevalle or even Big Sharks.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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FAQs about Salinity Matters Charters

Salinity Matters Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour/ Offshore (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (6 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 6 Hour/Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore/Island (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Salinity Matters Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (New Penn reels)
  • Live Bait (When available )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Salinity Matters Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Only minutes from dock)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Summer into fall are best (weather permitting))
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Salinity Matters Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (Best times April–November)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salinity Matters Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Sonny Hovatter
Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
ID & license verified
21 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2023
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Captain Sonny turned his lifetime fishing hobby into a fishing charter experience for the beginner and the seasoned angler. He prides himself on sharing his knowledge and creating a unique adventure for each guest. Join Captain Sonny along the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast to learn just why Salinity Matters!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Tidewater 2110 Baymax (Center console) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Only minutes from dock
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Summer into fall are best (weather permitting)
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Best times April–November
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
New Penn reels
Live Bait
When available
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
Fishing License

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
One child under 12 with an adult
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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