Savanna Leigh Sport Fishing

Salty Dog Charters focuses on inshore and offshore bluewater fishing out of 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 various prized Billfish.

Your fishing trip will take place aboard a spacious 42’ Guthrie Carolina custom boat. 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. It’s equipped with 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 all the gear you’ll need for a productive outing. This includes top-notch rods, reels, bait, lures, and licenses. The only things you’ll need to pack are your sunglasses, sunscreen, and your choice of food and drinks.

Now, if you’ve already seen a trip that’s to your liking, find the next available opening in the captain’s calendar and book your trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,850
    If you've been dreaming of exploring the deep blue offshore waters in search of some trophy fish this is the trip for you. This package includes fishing for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish. You will go 30 to 60 miles offshore. Catch cleaning and first mate tip (20%) are not included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,100
    This full day adventure will allow you to experience the full potential of the rich local inshore fishery. Visit some nearby hotspots and test your skills against Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Cobia, and more. All the necessary bait and tackle is included. Not included in the price of the trip is catch cleaning and first mate tip – typically 20%.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    During this five-hour inshore trip, you will be focusing on catching Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. All the necessary bait and tackle will be provided. If you'd like to have your catch cleaned, it can be arranged with the fish cleaning crew or the mate for an additional cost. Please keep in mind that the tip for the mate (typically 20% for half days) is not included and can be paid directly to the mate upon returning from the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    This afternoon excursion will take you on a five-hour exploration of the local inshore spots. You'll primarily be targeting the likes of Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Bait and all tackle you'll need is all provided. Fish cleaning can be arranged at the end of the trip for an extra cost. Please keep in mind that the first mate tip (typically 20%) is not included in the total price of the trip.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $600
    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 an additional cost. The tip for the mate (typically 15-20% of total trip fee) is not included and can be paid directly to the mate upon finishing the trip.
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About the Captain

Troy Pate
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
35 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2017
I 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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo 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
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on July 12, 2021
This was my second trip on the Savanah Leigh,  and I’ll continue using her in the future.  The boat is clean, comfortable, ...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 27, 2021
We came down from PA to vacation,  had a great time fishing with Captain Troy and Captain Jake.  Both were great, friendly,...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 31, 2021
Great trip and wonderful crew. We caught more Mackerel than an extended family of 9 could eat over two nights. Everyone had...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 6, 2021
Fish participation wasn’t great but the captain and mate made every effort to make it an enjoyable experience. I’d recommend...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on June 27, 2021
We had a great time!! The crew was knowledgeable and professional. We felt comfortable from the moment we got to the boat!...
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FAQs about Savanna Leigh Sport Fishing

Savanna Leigh Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per person - Full Day Trip – Offshore (11 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,850 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Savanna Leigh Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Savanna Leigh Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Savanna Leigh Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 60 miles)

Savanna Leigh Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Savanna Leigh Sport Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo