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About Us

We live to fish & fish for a living!

Who Are We

A New Orleans area native, Captain Eric has been angling his entire life and brings his passion and knowledge to ensure an experience that will not be forgotten!

Captain Eric is a member of the Mercury Pro Staff Team. His spacious 24ft Triton Bay boat, powered by a 350HP Mercury engine is more than adequate to chase down any school of fish and to accommodate up to 5 anglers comfortably. The boat has dual 10ft Power Poles, Lowrance HDS 12 Gen 3 technology, and Ipilot MinnKota trolling motor, which rounds out all the bells and whistles available today for the BEST possible experience!

We live to fish & fish for a living!

We'd love to have you down to New Orleans to enjoy time out on the water, catch lots of fish and pass a good time.

Saltwater Therapy Experience

Therapy comes in many forms, Saltwater Therapy is our kind of Therapy. There’s nothing better than a day out on the water, sunrise views riding out to that perfect fishing spot. Everyone that has ever gone out with Captain Eric has had a great time! The only complaint is that they can’t get enough: good times and plenty of fish to take home. 

Our Customer Reviews

Featured Review

Tad N.
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Captain Eric Olsen of Saltwater Therapy Charters was hands down the BEST Fishing Charter we’ve ever been on! We caught all our limits of Redfish early and were on to Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Bass, Flounder and then Sheepshead. We were blown away! Captain Eric put us on the fish all day AND his Southern Hospitality cannot be beat! We stayed overnight, w fantastic meals & met Captain Eric right across at his docks where we boarded his meticulous boat where he was ready to go with all we could ask for. At the end of our most amazing day, Captain Eric cleaned & packaged ALL the Redfish, Trout, Drum, Bass, Flounder & Sheepshead we caught (with his help of course!) to take back home and fill our freezer. We WILL be back ASAP Cap! We cannot thank you enough for an excellent experience this family will never forget and already look forward to our next trip with you! Thanks a million for making us feel like family and taking care of everything for us! We WILL REFER EVERYONE we know to come get their Saltwater Therapy in New Orleans with you Cap!!
Dr. Jennifer T.
Captain Eric is amazing and makes the whole experience even more amazing.
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He is a great host and a great person. We use him every time we want to fish! Could not recommend him more!
John T.
We have had excellent fishing trips with Saltwater Therapy Charters.
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Captain Eric is an exceptional guide, has great equipment, and works hard to make the experience enjoyable and successful. See the results below.
Tom W.
Second time out with Cap'n Eric and Saltwater Therapy Charters over Thanksgiving weekend.
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Little did we know how spectacular it would be!

Cap'n Eric is extremely friendly, prepared, and knows where to find fish, big fish! I will include some pics of what we caught. We are regulars for life!
Adam W.
Was in the area cleaning up Hurricane Ida, and ended up with a day off after 5 weeks working straight.
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Saltwater therapy was the exact kind of break from work I needed. Captain Eric took us to several different fishing spots, and we caught so many fish the cooler was overflowing. I would recommend him to anybody! 👍👍👍
Tim K.
Took my daughter out for a little fishing with captain Eric. We had an amazing trip.
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He has a great boat and takes care of everything. My daughter actually had to take a break because she was catching so many her arms were tired. It was such a memorable experience.

The second part of the day was taking our fish to GW Fins in New Orleans and they prepared it four different ways. It was such an awesome dinner. Thank you Captain for that recommendation!

Can’t wait to come back and fish again with you.
Samantha M.
Fun for everyone, unforgettable fishing trip!
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Accommodated 8 very difficult women for my bachelorette… Captain Eric wined and dined us! Great for beginners to advanced anglers! Loved our tour of oyster boats and local culture. Plus, arranged beautiful car service and for our fish to be cooked! Thank you so much! Everyone got fish and photo shoot!!!!!!!
Kenneth N.
I speak for myself and three other people our trip was amazing...
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I speak for myself and three other people our trip was amazing the full moon had the fish off a little bit but Captain Eric made it happen he pulled out all the stops to make sure we enjoyed every minute of our trip I enjoyed it so much I’m planning a family trip and another guys trip this coming month.
Carolina T.
Captain Eric is the greatest!!!!
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We had a wonderful time catching 61 trout. Beautiful boat, advice and service.
James T.
Awesome day!!
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Came down from Philadelphia to catch bulls reds and sheepshead. We caught fish right away and even caught a bunch of trout. Cooler was full and had we were able to throw many fish back. We had three bulls on at one time and landed them all. Great job Captain! We will be back!!!!!
Captain Eric is great!!
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My boyfriend and I went fishing for redfish for the first time and we had a blast! Caught so many great fish we can’t wait to go back out again 😄 Highly recommend, the entire experience from start to finish was a day I’ll never forget!!
We had a great time and to top it off we caught lots of sheepshead and redfish.
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We had a great time and to top it off we caught lots of sheepshead and redfish..Have been on many fishing charter and by far one the best.
Mary L.
We had a great trip with Capt. Eric.
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This guy really knows his stuff, put us on some awesome redfish and we limited out in 2 hours and then caught many more. Best fishing charter we've ever been on!!!!!!!!
Bethany W.
Captain Eric really knows what he’s doing. We caught a TON of fish. Had an amazing time.
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Captain Eric really knows what he’s doing. We caught a TON of fish. Had an amazing time. Definitely the highlight of our trip to NOLA. Highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed.

Trip Advisor Reviews

Beau N. - See Trip Adviser Review
Hands Down Best Charter I’ve Ever Been On!!
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He was patient and had top notch gear.. Big trout was what I asked for and that’s what he delivered!
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If you are ever looking for a fishing charter out or close to New Orleans - Captain Eric is your man!!! He was able to get us out in 4 days notice, caught Red Fish, Speckled Trout and even a HUGE Sheepshead! Absolutely fantastic!!!
Tim K. - See Trip Adviser Review
Great Trip
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Hands down the best fishing charter I have ever been with in Louisiana. Great guy with great equipment. If you do a lot of fishing with charters, you will understand that it is the little things that make a great trip.

Took a trip with my daughter and she had a great time. Can’t wait to come back. Probably will make this trip a yearly thing.

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Watch Captain Eric on the BIGFISH TV Show

BIGFISH Show from March 14, 2019. Redfishing still strong. Especially between Hopedale and Delacroix. Capt. CT Williams and Captain Eric Olsen, SALTWATER THERAPY CHARTERS find limits in some dirty water.