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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."

Our Services


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

Contact us to learn about custom options for your group!

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Ready to go fishing?

Contact us to book your fishing trip out of Morehead City and meet us at the dock!

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Half Day Suprise Mahi

The fishing last week was a bit difficult around Beaufort Inlet due to the falling tide and several pop up storms, so we made a little ride toward the shoals and found plenty of bait and a some hungry fish.  The fish were really on the move, but we did the best we could.  The surprise of the morning were the bailer mahi's that we caught among the spanish mackerels, just goes to show you never know what may bite your hook.  Another day, I had a super nice group from Greenville, we dodged squalls for the better part of the morning but caught some fish, everyone had a great morning out.  Look forward to seeing everyone again next summer. ..

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August already

I've been a bit tardy on fishing reports over the course of the summer this year, fortunately I've had a bunch of really nice people to take keeping me busy busy. Here of late the fishing groups have been having some very nice catches on both the half day nearshore trip and also the full day bottom fishing charters.  The half day fishing for spanish mackerels and bluefish has stayed strong, with most days yielding catches of 15-25 mackerels, more on some.  On the last several bottom fishing trips the vermillion snappers, triggerfish and black sea bass have really been chewing.  We had a monster, 74 pound wahoo, on one of our bottom fishing trips.  He was swimming around the boat, eating scraps.  The groups are still scratching out some groupers as well.   The recreational red snapper season has come and gone, we were able catch them pretty well on the days when the wind cooperated.  Soon the neuse river will fire up for the old drum fishery, pretty cool trip if you've never caught one of these dinosaurs.  Please book in advance if you have specific fishing dates the next several months a potentially the best of the year. ..

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Morehead City Fishing Charters fishing fun...

This week we managed some nice catches of Spanish mackerels on the half day fishing charters. The full day trip had a nice catch king mackerels, amber jacks, few groupers and snappers on a quick drop to the bottom.  Next week the forecast is looking great, I've got a few days open.  Call for trip information  ..

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