Salt Addiction Charters

1110 Riverside Drive
Steinhatchee FL, United States

Salt Addiction Charters is based in Steinhatchee, Florida. The company is run and operated by Captain Mike, a courteous guide, who knows the area like the back of his hand. He works hard to provide the most exciting, eventful, and memorable experience to all his guests. A day out on the pristine grass flats of the Deadman’s Bay area with the Captain and his Salt Addiction Charters is a dream come true for adventurous anglers.

Enjoy a ride with Captain Mike aboard a spacious 24-foot Proline “Old Pro” boat, which comes powered by a 150 HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine. Built specifically for the vast grass flats areas in 1970, the vessel was restored in 2015 and is ideal for a smooth ride to the skinny waters. It is equipped with top-notch navigational electronics, including a GPS, a fish finder, and a VHF radio to aid your search for the fish. The boat is kept in a private reserved slip at River Haven Marina.

Salt Addiction Charters offers fishing trips for up to four anglers and scalloping trips for up to six. During your adventure, most fishing will be done casting artificial lures, although, at certain times of the year, live or natural baits will be added to the arsenal as well.

Trout and Redfish are the two main species that will be targeted, but depending on the season, your catch may also include Flounder, Cobia, Black Seabass, Blacktip Shark, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and many others. It isn’t uncommon to catch 10 or more different species of fish in one day, and a lot of them can put a great fight. The catch will depend on your experience and what is biting.

Your trip with Salt Addiction Charters will include your fishing licenses, rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. You can feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks with you. For the scalloping trip, you will need to bring your personal snorkeling gear.

Salt Addiction Charters is based in Steinhatchee, Florida. The company is run and operated by Captain Mike, a courteous guide, who knows the area like the back of his hand. He works hard to provide the most exciting, eventful, and memorable experienc

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip - Max 4
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Scalloping Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 450 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Max 4
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Proline (Center console) originally built in 1970, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum


Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip)

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks.

About the Captain

Mike Farmer
Steinhatchee, Florida, United States
Member since January 2017
Captain Mike Farmer has spent his entire life in pursuit of query that dwells beneath the surface of the water. Mike started with Bass fishing as a successful tournament angler then moved on to develop a passion for the sea. He pursued his Captain's license and started Salt Addiction Charters as a means of not only making his living but to be able to share with others his passion and knowledge.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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It was the morning of the 28th of August! As Gift to my brother I wanted to take him on a fishing trip of a life time!! We headed to Steinhatchee about 4:30 am, I think I sleep about 15 minutes all night, I was hoping for good weather and a great day of fishing!!!
I had my Expectations set high and was hoping that I picked the right Charter service!!! I choose Saltwater Addictions… I felt that was my signal to choose them because, I felt that I had a salt water fishing addiction my self!
We got to Steinhatchee about an hour and a half before we were to meet at River Haven Marina to meet up with our Captain of our charter CAPTAIN MIKE FARMER. Didn’t know him but I had talked with him on the phone a week or so before our big day. Being early in town we drove around found a gas station and convenience store open to get some coffee and some snacks for our trip. The lady behind the counter asked me if I was fishing today? and I said yes we are she asked who I was going out with and told her Capt. Mike Farmer…. she responded ” he is a nice man your going to have a great time” ” I like him a lot”. I was so happy to hear that! And not from just someone in the community! It was the first person I had talked to in the community! Good feeling for someone 1600 miles for home, not knowing what to expect.
Getting to the fishing!! we had a ball… We caught Spotted trout, Sand trout, Blue fish and we collected our limit on scallops. Everything was as it was stated in the advertisement. Capt. Mike was vary helpful and professional. We had with us our 2 sons that had special needs, Capt. Mike was vary accommodating with our boys. He made sure they had rods and baits showed them how to fish salt water and the boys caught fish. My brother had a most excellent time and got my salt water addiction fix!!
We will be back to fish with Captain Mike Farmer again!! Already got the jar in the cupboard saving for next time!!
Thank you for a wonderful Time!!

Sincerely, Ron Rouse

Fished August 28, 2017
Mike Farmer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 19, 2017

I do my best to take care of every customer and meet their needs. But some customers are just such a joy to spend the day with that it makes my job even easier. that was the case with this group ! Wonderful people who came eager and full of ambition ! I look forward to seeing them again.

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Captain Mike treated us like we were on a college level fishing expedition.  He answered all of our questions and discussed topics from gulf fishing and environmental threats to life habits of all of the fish.  Very enjoyable trip for me and my two college aged sons.  He even stopped at a sand bar to go swimming and find “sand dollars”.

Fished May 31, 2017
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