Salty Dog Charters

416 Atlantic Beach Causeway
Atlantic Beach NC, United States

Salty Dog Charters focuses on inshore and offshore blue water fishing out if Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. The crew enjoy being on the water and helping their customers to have an enjoyable day out fishing for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and many other Billfish.

Your fishing trip will take place aboard a spacious 46-foot Guthrie Carolina custom boat. It comes powered by twin 640 HP Cummins QSM engines and has a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots. The vessel is ideal for a group of six anglers to fish in comfort and style, sipping their favorite drinks when relaxing inside the air-conditioned cabin. The boat is fully rigged with top-notch navigational electronics and safety equipment. An ice-box is fitted on board to keep the catch fresh during the day, as well as outriggers and downriggers for a professional fishing experience. If you are up to a challenge, you will especially enjoy the boat’s fighting chair.

Fishing Atlantic Beach style is an experience you can’t miss. Stay close to the shore and focus on catching Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, and more. Take a ride 15 to 20 miles out to add Wahoo and Mahi Mahi to the list. And if you want even more action, go as far as 60 miles offshore to target Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, and White and Blue Marlin.

The trips come inclusive with quality rods, reels, bait, lures, and licenses. You will only need to bring your own food and drinks!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day - Offshore - Private Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 1650
    up to 6 persons
    This package includes fishing for Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish. You will go 30 to 60 miles offshore. Fish cleaning is NOT INCLUDED in the cost of the trip but can be arranged with the fish cleaning crew for additional cost. The tip for the mate (avg tip is $300, typically 15-20% of total trip fee) is NOT INCLUDED and is requested to be paid direct to the mate upon returning from the trip
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will see you catching Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, etc. All bait and tackle is included Fish cleaning is NOT INCLUDED in the cost of the trip but can be arranged with the fish cleaning crew or the mate for additional cost. The tip for the mate (typically 20% for half days) is NOT INCLUDED and is requested to be paid direct to the mate upon returning from the trip
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - P.M.
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Jun - 1 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    During this five-hour inshore trip, you will be focusing on catching Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Bait and all tackle is provided. Fish cleaning is NOT INCLUDED in the cost of the trip but can be arranged with the fish cleaning crew or the mate for additional cost. The tip for the mate (typically 20% for half days) is NOT INCLUDED and is requested to be paid direct to the mate upon returning from the trip
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip -A.M.
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Jun - 1 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    During this five-hour inshore trip, you will be focusing on catching Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Bait and all tackle is provided. Fish cleaning is NOT INCLUDED in the cost of the trip but can be arranged with the fish cleaning crew or the mate for additional cost. The tip for the mate (typically 20% for half days) is NOT INCLUDED and is requested to be paid direct to the mate upon returning from the trip
  • Shared trip
    Full Day - Offshore - Shared trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 285
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    This package includes fishing for Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish. You will go 30 to 60 miles offshore. Fish cleaning is NOT INCLUDED in the cost of the trip but can be arranged with the fish cleaning crew for additional cost. The tip for the mate (avg tip is $300, typically 15-20% of total trip fee) is NOT INCLUDED and is requested to be paid direct to the mate upon returning from the trip
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bluefish
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish

Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Guthrie Carolina Custom (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 635HP Cummins QSM 11s engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Troy Pate
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
Member since April 2017
18
Grew up in eastern NC and spent many years learning the trade. I have been fishing offshore for nearly 25 years and have been running charters, fishing tournaments and running deliveries for much of that time. I hold a USCG 100 Ton Master license and am also a certified open water diver. Coastal Angler magazine has me write their monthly offshore report. We understand that fishing is important but also believe that our customer service should be second to none - Our customers are our best advertising. We provide a great experience starting with our very well maintained boat, then we only use top of the line tackle and combine that with our knowledge of fishing and commitment to excellence. We want to be the best every day!
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 98%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
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Experience
Great father and son time
Albacore is a tough fighter for a smaller fish.
Mate Brett was great as was Captain Troy.
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Mark Bennett
Hubert, NC
 5.00
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Half day - Fish Frenzy

VERIFIED   July 16, 2018
A captain can’t control the weather or the fish, but he has 100% control over the boat and the gear.  The boat was emaculately...
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Amy Smithey
Fayetteville, NC
 5.00
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Full-day offshore trip—freaking awesome!

VERIFIED   July 7, 2018
You could not ask for a better pair than Captain Troy and mate Brett. These guys made our party-of-5 full-day offshore trip...
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David Ayscue
Southport, NC
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Troy Pate

VERIFIED   July 12, 2018
The day’s promise of a decent inshore catch seemed questionable, but Capt Troy Pate bird-dogged our way through some swell...
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Chris Upton
Beaufort, NC
 5.00
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Spanish half day

VERIFIED   June 28, 2018
Had a great time on trip with Troy and Brett! Troy was extremely accommodating for us and very responsive pre-trip to make...
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Bruce Gemmill
Fairfax, VA
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Troy and first mate Brett.

VERIFIED   September 5, 2018
Comfortable boat. Knowledgeable crew. Caught 11 Spanish Mackerel and nine Albacore. Threw back nine. Great time. Next time...
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