About Us

Get To Know Salty Dawgz'


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.  

This year we partnered with Nelson Guide Company so that we can provide you with the greatest variety of services in Fort Walton Beach and the Gulf of Mexico.

Timothy from Missouri says,  " Mike and Mrs G were great. We had two 10 year olds along with a 14 year old. They ensured everyone had a great time! "

5 Star reviews


 Best fishing charter Captain, Crew and Boat in the local area by far. They will put you on the fish with a quickness, The captains experience navigating ruff water is top notch and there knowledge on how to hook into the big ones is on point! We had a blast with a mix of seasoned fisherman and first timers. I would highly recommend them for a trip, no foo foo wine and dine charter this is a fishing machine that gets the job done every time! - Mike S.

Who We Are


We are a family who loves to fish.  My passion for fishing began while I was stationed in Alaska. It didn’t take long to realize others shared the same love for fishing as I do, so paired with hard work, dedication, and knowledge, I was able to share my experience with others. I began guiding countless fishing and hunting excursions within the Gulf of Alaska for the next several years with one goal in mind, 100% pure fulfillment and enjoyment. 

For the last 5 years I have brought that same level of commitment to Fort Walton Beach.  I served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, and fortunate enough to share the same passion of fishing and adventure with my wife, Gretchen. Together we own and operate the Salty Dawgz’ Deep Sea Fishing and Charter’s 

our partner, nelson guide company


Salty Dawgz' could not imagine partnering with a better captain and family.  With the same commitment to both family and life on the water we are thrilled to join these two charter services to meet all your needs and adventures in one location!  

Captain Si Nelson is a life long native of Florida’s Emerald Coast. He’s been an outdoorsman nearly his entire life and derives no greater pleasure than sharing his passion with others. Capt. Si can hardly find any greater joy than taking a kid fishing and is literally more at home on the Gulf Coast waterways than at his own kitchen table. 

Whether Captain Si or his Co-Captain is commanding your vessel, you are in good hands.  Captain Si is a member in good standing at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso, Florida, a husband to Caitie Beth, and father to Jackson, Charlotte, Davy, and Henry.


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Salty Dawgz' Charters

12 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548, United States