Salty Fish Coastal Outfitters

out of 5 stars from 2 reviews See all 2 reviews
12 Miracle Strip Parkway South…
Fort Walton Beach FL, United States

Book your trip today with the Emerald Coast’s premier charter fishing guide!  Capt. Greg Rynearson will explore the pristine waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay or the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico with you while putting you on your fish of a lifetime. 

Fishing aboard a 22 ft Cape Horn Offshore boat, your charter will involve a safe and comfortable ride out to the Gulf’s reefs and wrecks, where you will target species such as Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Amberjack, Tarpon and King Mackerel. Otherwise, you can enjoy an inshore charter, where you will fish the bays for prize inshore fish such as Redfish and Speckled Trout with live bait.

Capt. Greg welcomes anglers of all types aboard his charters, catering for families as well as for the most experienced fishermen. For a true “Coastal Expierience”, go enjoy a day on the water with Captain Greg and you will make memories that will last a lifetime!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 810
    up to 4 persons
    6 hours of ROD BENDING, REEL SCREAMING FUN! Bottom fishing and trolling. Live bait fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Mackerel, Tuna and more!
  • Private trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 725
    up to 4 persons
    SHARK FISHING ADVENTURE! Come battle some of the BIGGEST and BADDEST fish in the Gulf! Don't forget your camera, this is tag and release fishing only!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 540
    up to 4 persons
    Nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Barracuda and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    Live bait fishing for Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout and more!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude Etec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

22 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Greg Rynearson
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2016
Well known for his family friendly “kids come first” approach, Capt Greg has instilled a love for fishing in many of his young customers.  With over 30 years of experience fishing the waters of the Emerald Coast, Captain Greg has developed and perfected his technique of catching BIG fish while entertaining his clients with his friendly and engaging personality. 
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 88%

Fort Walton Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

3.17 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Captain Greg Rynearson is one top-notch skipper.  He’s knowledgeable, friendly, full of information, and most importantly, he put me on fish.  Lots of fish.  On my half-day excursion, we caught Amber Jack, Trigger Fish, Red Snapper (which we had to release as I was not fishing on the weekend), and Cobia.  He was a phenomenal guy and I highly recommend him if you are wanting a great fishing experience in the Ft. Walton Beach area.

Fished May 10, 2016
Greg Rynearson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 12, 2016

It was a pleasure to fish with you Jeff.  Thank you for choosing Salty Fish, I hope to see you again soon! Safe travels my friend..
Capt. Greg Rynearson.

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We asked to catch a small shark then to catch other fish. We also paid for a total of 5 people to fish and we’re only allowed to have 2 poles in the water. After catching our bait fish we went to the first spot with no luck. Then we went to a second spot which took almost an hour. We did hook a very big shark but after fighting it for 45 minutes the captain wanted to drag it with the boat and it broke the line. I have terminal cancer and just wanted to catch a small shark because it had been a lifetime dream of mine to do so. After the line broke he said we would go too calmer water and let everyone fish for a little while longer but after we got in calmer water he did not stop and we went back to the dock. This was the biggest rip off I have ever experienced in my life and would not recommend this charter to any one.

Fished April 28, 2016
Greg Rynearson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 29, 2016

When this trip was booked your wife stated that as a terminally ill cancer patient it was your “lifelong dream to catch a shark”.  I called and spoke with her and confirmed that this trip was for you and that shark fishing would be our focus.  We only had 4 hours to make your dream come true and I worked hard to make sure it did.  The original trip was scheduled for April 29, but after looking at the marine forecast (3-4’ seas) I called and moved your trip up one day to be able to take advantage of calmer seas. 
Our day began catching bait with sabiki rigs in 2-3’ seas with a strong current.  Under these conditions I only utilize 2 rods at a time to avoid tangles and break offs.  I asked all on board if they wanted to help catch bait and only three chose to join in.  After filling the live well we proceeded 6 miles off shore in 2-3 foot seas.  Under these conditions the boat ride was 25 minutes.  The bite was slow and after 5 missed bites I decided to move and find a more productive bite.  The seas were building and we headed north and into a 3-4’ quartering head sea.  We moved about 5 miles and this took about 25 minutes as well.
Within 5 minutes of dropping our baits Jimmy was hooked up to a MONSTER shark!  I have absolutely no control over the size of the fish that take the bait and Jimmy and his son in law battled this massive shark for almost an hour!  While the fight was on the 3 other family members had become terribly sea sick and after taking all they could, Jimmy’s wife asked Jimmy to end the battle.  I maneuvered the boat to try to turn the Sharks head and get him to come up and unfortunately the line broke.  I hated that we were not able to land this monster, but sometimes the fish win!  We were 30 minutes from our time being up and we headed in.  From the look of the 3 sea sick passengers my judgement was to get them to the dock as quickly as possible. We returned to the dock after 41/2 hours. 
I explained to Jimmy and his family in our way out that with only 4 hours it would be difficult to fish for anything other than sharks if we didn’t get a bite quickly on the first stop.  If we didn’t shark fishing would be our focus until we got what Jimmy wanted to fulfill his life long dream.  Although we didn’t land the monster shark, Jimmy did get to battle the biggest fish he had ever hooked and expierience the pure strength and hard fight of one of Gods amazing creatures.  I hope that your videos and pictures will help remind you of your epic battle. 
I have always worked hard and will always work hard to fulfill my customers wishes.  Sometimes, things aren’t perfect, I can not control the seas, the bite or the size of the fish that take the bait.  I will always remember this trip and take pride in knowing I did my best to make your life long dream come true.  We didn’t land the beast, but what a fight!
Capt. Greg

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