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malibu axis wakesurfing boat

Welcome to Salty DOg Watersport Charters!

Wakesurfing in new jersey

We're stoked you found us! Salty Dog is the Jersey Shore's first and only premier watersports charter, offering a wide range of activities including wake surfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, dock n dining, sunset cruises & moreLocated in the heart of the Highlands, New Jersey, we are lucky to have several locations to cruise through for optimal conditions & the most scenic rides. 


So, gather your friends, family, or colleagues, and let us be your guide for an action-packed day of sun, surf, and endless fun on the endless wave! Yewww!

Kids having fun tubing

Our Services

Salty Dog Watersports offers many epic activities for an extraordinary day on the water. You can try any (or all) of our watersports for a thrilling adventure. Want to stay dry? No problem. We offer dock n' dine rides and sunset cruises to help you host a corporate outing, celebrate a birthday, anniversary, bachelor/bachelorette party, reunion, or simply life itself! Take a look at the fun and let us know what floats your boat. 

beginner wake surfing


Ride the boat wake on a surf board. Feel free to hold on to the line and try carving or jumps, or if you dare, toss the rope & ride! 

Waterskiing at all levels


We have adult & child size skis. Glide across the water, practice jumping some waves, & even try using 1 ski for a challenge!

bahr's restaurant to dock and dine to


Pull up in style to one of the area’s fine waterfront restaurants/bars. We are happy to secure any reservations for your group.

dad ripping on the wakeboard


Similar to wake surfing, but your feet are strapped in (like a snowboard), you are further back from the boat, & you don't toss the rope.

Tube is fun for the whole family


Always a blast for all ages. Fit 3 adults comfortably, or 4 for more of a squeeze. We go however fast or slow you are comfortable with.

birthday booze cruise


Team building, reunions, bachelor(ette) parties, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion, a charter is a fantastic way to bond and celebrate with a group.

drone shot of blue boat
The Boat

The Boat

The Salty Dog is a sea blue 2023 Axis T250, one of the most premier vessels in the industry for watersports and one of the cleanest for emissions (rated “Level Five Extremely Clean” by the state of California). The 25' boat can seat up to 18 (but only 6 are allowed on a charter per NJ Coast Guard Regulations). It includes cupholders, storage, blue tooth speakers, a shaded canopy, and makes waves that will have you frothing!

brand new malibu axis

Our Mission

We are here to share the joy of watersports and love for the outdoors to shredders of all ages! Join us for wake surfing, wakeboarding, water skiing and tubing sessions at both beginner and advanced levels. Combining our crew’s years of experience and world class equipment, your group is sure to have a safe and epic day on the water.



Your safety is our highest priority. Everything from our procedures to equipment has been thought through with your safety in mind.



We strive to navigate our business with respect for our passengers, riders, crew, the environment, wildlife and all others sharing the rivers and oceans.



Whether you want to relax with friends or learn to wake surf, we want you to have the best time ever! At the end of the day, having fun is what we're all about.

salty dog crew

Meet The Crew

The Salty Dog Crew are like-minded friends who have love for the ocean, fun, and adventure. We are all New Jersey locals and grew up enjoying the beauty of our beaches and rivers. We each have our own set of skills and experience to offer guidance to ensure you have the time of your life. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time rider, we deliver personalized service, tailored to your skill level and preferences.

captain of the boat
professional captain


Founder & Captain

Ryan grew up water skiing and surfing the greater Sandy Hook Bay area. His passion for watersports and love for the Jersey Shore inspired him to share the experience with others through Salty Dog Charters. Ryan is a 6 year US Veteran.

  • Certified US Coast Guard Captain

  • Certified in CPR/AED basic life support through the AHA

  • Boat License

Stance: Goofy

Hobby: Surfing

Body of Water: Ocean

Meal: Catch of the Day

Local Restaurant: 2nd Jetty

Surf Playlist: Sugar Shack

Favorite Trip: Caribbean Islands

Sea Animal: Dolphin

Day Job: Powerwash Company Owner 



Sean is an officer in the US Navy Reserves with experience navigating massive ships. He spends several months of the year voyaging across the seas, but when he's on land he enjoys anything that gets him outdoors: skiing, hiking, biking, etc.

  • US Coast Guard Masters License

  • Certified in CPR/AED basic life support through the AHA

  • Boat License

Stance: Regular

Hobby: Mountain Biking

Body of Water: Lake

Meal: Steak

Local Restaurant: Off the Hook

Surf Playlist: Yacht Rock

Favorite Trip: Guatemala

Sea Animal: Shark

Day Job: Longshoreman

Professional Photography


Mate & Marketing

A NJ local, Emily uses a Nikon D30200 to capture your day so you can spend less time on your screen and more time having fun and being present! She loves taking fun videos for Salty Dog's social media, so if you catch her filming, throw a shaka!

  • Certified in CPR/AED basic life support through the AHA

  • Boat License

Stance: Regular

Hobby: Travel

Body of Water: River

Meal: Sushi

Local Restaurant: One Willow

Surf Playlist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Trip: Japan

Sea Animal: Blue Whale

Day Job: Event Manager

dog friendly crew



Chris is an experienced marina man who lives in his boat and school bus with his dog, Bear. Growing up surfing the Jersey Shore, he will be sure to reveal all the tips and tricks to get you shredding. When not in NJ, catch him skiing in the Tetons.

  • Certified US Coast Guard Captain

  • Certified in CPR/AED basic life support through the AHA

  • Boat License

Stance: Goofy

Hobby: Skiing

Body of Water: Ocean

Meal: Pizza

Local Restaurant: Proving Ground

Surf Playlist: Grateful Dead

Favorite Trip: Hawaii

Sea Animal: Octopus

Day Job: Marina Maintainence Manager


best friends tubing

We had an awesome time tubing, waterskiing and wake surfing with Ryan as our captain and Emily as our photographer. They were so patient and easygoing with us. We really had so much fun and we can’t wait to come back again!

dad and son tandem wakesurfing

Ryan creates a great energy on his charters.., He is the wave ninja of Monmouth County, highly recommend.

amazing waterski

We had such an amazing experience. The crew were so fun and professional. It was my first time and I felt very safe. I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and unique experience on the jersey shore!

Drop us a Line

Salty Dog Watersports

1 Atlantic St, Highlands, NJ 07732

+1 732-614-9813

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