Salty Dawgz’ Charters

Capt. Mike Haney Fort Walton Beach, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Salty Dawgz' Charters-Person
5 out of 5 stars

Salty Dawgz’ Charters offers some of the best deep sea fishing charters in Destin, FL.  Veteran Family Owned and Operated, our adventures are made from years of fishing experience and a belief in quality and loyalty to our customers.  We pride ourselves that no one leaves a stranger, we share our family and experiences with you.

Captain Mike Haney will be commanding the vessel as you scour the Emerald Coast of Florida for big game fish. Capt. Mike’s passion for fishing developed while he was stationed in Alaska. He began guiding countless fishing and hunting excursions within the Gulf of Alaska for the next several years with various clients of all types with one goal in mind, 100% pure fulfillment and enjoyment from each trip. He brings that same energy now to the Florida panhandle, where he currently resides and runs fishing charters.

Your fishing charter adventure with Capt. Mike will start in Fort Walton Beach, and depending on where the fish are biting, you could end up in the fishing grounds of Destin, Santa Rosa Island, Okaloosa Island, Miramar Beach, Wynnehaven Beach, Ocean City, and many other wonderful locations around Southwest Florida in the Gulf of Mexico.  

Capt. Mike has a beautiful 35ft Delta sport fisher that is just perfect for fishing in Destin. She is powered by twin Volvo engines producing 740 HP between them, getting her up to a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots. The boat also comes equipped with outriggers, a livewell, GPS, fishfinder, and everything you will need for the day’s fishing including a choice of live bait and lures, and features a comfortable cabin, flybridge and head for extra enjoyment and convenience.

We offer 4, 6, and 8-hour offshore fishing trips that include rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait. A fishing license will be included at the beginning of the trip and we will clean and prepare all your catches after the trip. Capt. Mike can tell you about some cooking options for your catch at any of the local restaurants.  Some fishing techniques we practice include Bottom Fishing, deep sea fishing, and trolling,

Destin fishing charters with us will put you right where the fish are biting. You can expect to see the likes of Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjacks, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Bonito, King and Spanish Mackerel, and Sharks. Any species you choose to go after, we will make sure you come back to the dock with a winner!

Salty Dawgz’ Charters and Captain Mike Haney want to give you a Destin deep sea fishing adventure like no other! Book a trip with us today to test your luck in the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA, Fort Walton Beach

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Trips start at $800

3 Trips

1-6 guests

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1979 35' Sport Fisherman

370 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Morning charter perfect for the whole family.  This trip offers a variety of fishing and fun for beginning to experienced anglers.  Trip may include Slow and Fast Trolling, Bottom Fishing and Flat Lining.  Capt. Mike will determine the best course for the day by taking into account our client, weather and FWC Regulations for the season.  

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Morning Charter and this also offers fun for the whole family.  The extra hours allow for Capt. Mike to venture to a few more fishing areas.  Depending upon weather, FWC Seasonal Restrictions Capt. Mike will put his best throttle forward to put you on fish whether it be trolling, bottom dropping or flat lining.  

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Our longest charter providing a greater distance to target more species.  Slow and Fast Trolling in between bottom drops and flat lining for that big bite.  Whether you are a first time angler or experienced it is an adventure of a lifetime.  

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Fish Species

Black Grouper
Blackfin Tuna
Cubera Snapper
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Lesser Amberjack
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Life Raft
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cooler


  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Salon
  • Toilet
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
  • Drinking Water

Fishing Location

  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel


Capt. Mike Haney

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

370 HP

Customer Reviews

Salty Dawgz' Charters-Person
5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Family Trip!

    Created Dana Evans

    The BEST charter for kids, families, and first-timers of ANY age as you get more attention and instruction than on other charters ive been on. They go above and beyond to ensure you have a great time on the water and catch lots of fish. They treat you like family. Highly recommend!

  • Definitely Coming Back

    Created Rex Rowden

    Came down from Springfield MO not knowing what to expect . it was amazing captain mike and deck hand Stephen were absolutely fantastic like fishing with family. I will not go anywhere else to fish down in Florida. I have never had a experience like that. Got to catch a sand bar shark want to thank all involved in the salty dawgz fishing charters I will definitely be back !!! Thank you for unbelievable time

  • Had a lot of Fun

    Created Tammy Minar

    Great fishing and great time. Captain Mike made the trip fun and kept us safe from the storms. Looking forward to coming back on my next trip.

  • Thanks Guys!

    Created Jess Ana

    Best fishing charter in FWB and Destin! Caught a gang of fish and had a great time! Thanks Mike and Gretchen!

  • Great Group!

    Created Donald Daniels

    this group of people are amazing. caption Steve great guy. captain mike and his family are wonderful people. they make you feel like family. can't thank them enough for giving our family memories for a life time

  • Non-Stop Catches

    Created Alexand Kelley Panoff

    Best fishing charter ever! Mike and Gretchen went out of their way to make our boys time on the water the best experience possible! We can’t forget about Lady too, she worked her tail off to make their trip great!!! Boys never stopped pulling fish up! Very knowledgeable and friendly! We highly recommend!

  • Handles inconveniences very well

    Created Rick Thompson

    Bad weather canceled our trip but Gretchen worked hard to reschedule before we left, and Captain Steve delivered by putting us on the King Mackrel and providing some good father-son bonding time.

  • Such a Kind Group of People

    Created Carlitos Hernandez

    We had a Great time with Captain Mike and Wife Gretchen. Cameron was a excellent helper and very knowledgeable. Our experience was outstanding and we definitely want to come back. Thank you for been so kind with everyone of us at all times.

  • Great Day!

    Created Eric-Kim Page

    Awesome experience! Mike and Gretchen will put you on some fish. The hospitality and direction received made for a great day. We will be back!

  • Memorable Experience!

    Created Jerry Haney

    It's a GREAT EXPERIENCE to have a captain, Capt. Mike, that really enjoys fishing and enjoys giving people what he enjoys so much about fishing. It's not just fishing, it's an experience you will never forget.