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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.


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."



"I think that having a larger boat as well as a smaller center console boat gives me more options for a successful fishing trip tailored to what you want. My smaller boat allows me to able to fish more places, often times because of the weather and my larger boat allows for enjoyable days offshore in the Gulfstream. If sea sickness is an issue I try to take every precaution to ensure the party has an enjoyable experience, we have plenty of calm water to fish on even on windy days."

33 Privateer

  • “Miss E”, 33 foot custom privateer

  • 315 hp Cummins diesel

  • Garmin electronics

  • Enclosed Head

  • Quality Penn fishing tackle


23 Parker

  • 23 Parker SE Center Console, 200 HP Yamaha Four Stroke Outboard

  • Full Line of Electronics & USCG Required Safety Equipment, Featuring Garmin bottom machine/plotter, Furuno plotter, Standard horizon VHF, AM/FM stereo

  • Acer Epirb

  • Quality lite & heavy Spin Tackle by Shimano, Daiwa

  • Trolling tackle by Penn & Shimano


Our Captain

Captain Stewart Merritt was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He began offshore fishing at the age of 12 and started mating professionally at 19. Stewart obtained his Capt License in 2010. Salt Air Ventures was created in 2014.

"I love fishing for everything, but would consider my specialty to be bottom fishing (grouper/snappers). Whether its hunting or fishing my number one goal is for the group to have an enjoyable and memorable experience, so they’ll come back again. I especially like seeing kids on the boat, there's no describing the feeling when you see a kid catch their first fish. I try to be 100% professional at all times."

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