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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

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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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Longest part of winter

Fishing off Morehead City isn't all that bad, from what the few reports have sounded like from the past couple weeks.  Sea bass, king mackerels and unreal wahoo fishing on the break, not too shabby whenever that weather will allow it.  April usually will bring the first push of charters for the season, followed by May which is one of the best fishing months on the calendar.  The Miss E will be sitting pretty in the same spot as last year, waiting on the days to pass, and temps to start the upward swing.  Please don't wait until the last minute to inquire about a fishing charter, especially if a specific date is needed.  I'm looking forward to seeing familiar faces again, soon enough. ..

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Ducking 2018-2019 review

The 2018-2019 duck season is quickly coming to an end.  The season started out with much needed cold in the Northern US pushing down a nice dose of ducks to get our season started on, then a milder weather pattern set in mid December, making things a bit tougher with regards to the sunny, calm weather.  Now, more seasonal colder temps are setting up in the weather forecast.   None the less, I feel like day in and out, all the hunters have had enjoyable and rewarding hunts.  Seeing the satisfaction on smiling faces and also the growth and development of my dog "Bee", are what keep me going this late in the season.  Like most seasons the bag limits have consisted on several different species of ducks.  Bluebills, red heads, buffleheads, sea ducks, golden eye, teal, shovelers, widgeon and black ducks have been on the capture list this season.  With just a few more hunts on the calendar, things will come to a close and yearly maintenance on the Miss E will begin.  I do have a few days open next week if anyone is thinking of a last minute duck hunt.   ..

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Hello November

I had several great groups that got out in between weather fronts last week, 2 bottom fishing trips and 1 inshore half day charter. The bottom fishing remained pretty solid, with nice catches of groupers, sea bass, trigger fish, grunts,jacks and a scattered flounder.  Inshore the speckled trout bite has been very strong.  On our half day fishing charter, the group landed over 50 fish, basically non stop action.  I'm hoping the wind will lay down just a bit over the next couple days, got a group itching to go Friday, hopeful for a good report to follow. ..

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