Drop a line. Stay Awhile.
Looking to catch dinner or fight some beasts? Captain Brandon Vaughan will put you on the fish! The ultimate offshore fishing experience is just a click away.
Action packed fishing excursions throughout the intercoastal and fishing preserves sure to provide a remarkable trip with impressive catches.
These are fantastic trips for adventurous sightseeing, shelling, sandbar excursions, snorkeling, and sunset cruises. Don’t miss out on this family-friendly opportunity!
“John’s Pass” in Treasure Island / Madeira Beach Florida; is home to the best fishing village and fleet on Florida’s west coast. Located in between St Pete Beach and Clearwater and nestled between Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, John’s pass has easy access to some of the best fishing Florida has to offer. We have one of the most extensive artificial reef systems anywhere on the Florida coast, as well as, tons of natural hard bottom and ledges. From just a mile out all the way to the Middle Grounds and Elbow 70-100 miles offshore, there is always something biting somewhere here. So whether your looking for a relaxing day on the bay or beach fishing with the kids or a rod bending – drag screaming – offshore trip – we’re your charter!
If you’re looking for an unforgettable boat charter fishing experience, look no further than Salty Dog Charters! Give us a call today to book your trip.
Salty Dog’s inshore vessel is a 26ft Carolina Skiff center console, otherwise known as our barge, powered by a Suzuki 200hp 4 stroke. Equipped with Lowrance chart plotters and side scanners, a massive platform for casting, a power pole for easy shallow water anchoring and a Minn Kota trolling motor. This vessel holds up to 6 people comfortably.
Salty Dog Charters was established in 2013 by Captain Brandon Vaughan. What started off as small, one man operation has now continuously grown year after year into a multi-vessel fleet with solid captains and crew behind it all. Our crew is consistent, educated, reliable and very hard working. Captain Brandon has envisioned this business to not only be a charter operation but a staple in the local fishing industry that people can rely on and trust.
This business platform has allowed him to create jobs, partner with local foundations in order to serve the community and give back to the Tampa Bay Area. He is also involved with the preservation of the environment and ecosystem around us all. His true passion is educating and empowering our clients on our fishery.
Our commitment to safety, comfort and having an unforgettable experience are the top priorities for Salty Dog Charters. Our boats have up to date safety equipment, they are clean before during and after trips and very well maintained so that you can rest assured on your trip that you are taken care of and most importantly safe.
We want each client from beginners to experts to feel as if they are thriving throughout their day and learning as each passing moment is an opportunity for fun, engagement and growth.
Salty Dog Charters strives to provide top of the industry customer service and trips of a lifetime that you won’t forget. If you feel as if you have not received that service, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and we will absolutely appease to you.
* Your charter is not booked until we have received your booking form and deposit.
** We reserve the right to cancel any charter and will issue a full refund if we do so.
The owner and operator of Salty Dog Charters!
Being a guide on the Gulf of Mexico is simply what he does best. Capt. Brandon has been fishing these waters for 20+ years by sea and land. He has taken this industry by storm, growing his small business into a 2 boat operation covering offshore and inshore guided charters. He truly loves to empower and educate his clients on the ecosystem around us. He has been fishing this area since he was around 8 years old, he grew up on Tampa Bay learning the ins and the outs of the fishing industry. Captain Brandon strives for excellency in every single trip he runs.