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Based out of Morehead City, Salt Air Ventures is your go-to for outdoor adventures! Whether you want to hook the fish of a lifetime or are looking for the best duck hunt ever, give us a call.

Outdoor Adventures

Come aboard with Salt Air Ventures and let Captain Stewart Merritt be your guide for your adventure along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. With a lifetime of fishing and hunting experience, Captain Stewart knows what it takes to have a successful outing. Salt Air Ventures offers duck hunting guide service in the winter and Morehead City fishing charters & Atlantic Beach fishing charters in the spring, summer and fall. Anglers/hunters/outdoor enthusiasts—come enjoy a unique adventure on the beautiful Crystal Coast with the help of Captain Stewart. Call 252.725.1725 to book your trip today!

"Whether a fishing or hunting charter, I strive to provide my clients a quality, enjoyable experience."

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Offering 1/2, 3/4 and full day fishing trips on the Crystal Coast!

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Duck Hunting

Come experience some of the best duck hunting in the state of North Carolina!

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Other Trips

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Hate to see May be over

Fishing charters this month have had consistently some of the best trips I can remember.  The month of May typically has pretty stellar fishing but the weather actually cooperated with us as well.  The past several trips have been nothing short, with crews putting together great catches on the Bottom fishing as well as the trolling for both Mahi Mahi, Kings and Spanish mackerels.  As the calendar turns the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament will soon begin, fingers crossed that this will be my year for a fish of a lifetime.  The next available date open for charter is June 18 and plenty of openings still throughout the summer, please contact me for booking information.   ..

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All Smiles

The Atlantic Beach Fishing Charters did well again this week.  Earlier in the week, the targets have been cobia and bottom fish, with successful trips on each.  There seemed to be a better showing from the cobia this week, with some nicer fish being seen and caught.  I'm hoping that this will continue, we should have them around for another couple of weeks.  Wednesday we sight fished for a few hours once the wind calmed down, ended up seeing 6 fish, catching 2.  Thursday, the plan was to target groupers,sea bass and anything else that would bite.  The ocean was a bit choppy, but Rick, Ben and Donna ended up with a great catch of gag groupers and black sea bass.  So far this month, I'd call the bottom fishing fantastic. I sure hope things continue.  I have some open days for the next couple weeks, please contact me for more fishing charter information.   ..

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The fish are hungry, anglers are happy...

The weather finally cooperated nicely this week for everyone and the fish were hungry when we got to them.  This week we started Monday and Tuesday cobia fishing, the conditions were right but couldn't quite get in front of one, but the big sharks and rays kept the anglers engaged.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the charters set out with bottom fish on their minds and were rewarded with nice catches of gag groupers, black sea bass, grunts, triggerfish and AJ's.   Friday on the way in, I got on the bridge and hunted for a cobia on the way home.  No catches for us, but we had several encounters pretty quick.  I've still got plenty of availablity in the coming weeks for anyone thinking a fishing trip whether its grouper, cobia, king mackerels or Spanish mackerels I'll do my best to get you in the action. ..

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