The Legend, Legacy, & Renegade

The Pride of the Fleet

Saltwater Safari Company has spared no expense in our commitment to excellence in providing you with very best Alaska fishing experience. Our vessels are impeccably maintained and will meet and exceed your expectations for safety, comfort and cleanliness.

The 53 foot Legend and 53 foot Legacy, built by Delta Marine Industries, are the pride of the fleet and outfitted with the most serious sport-fisherman in mind. These fast, powerful, long-range fishing machines are powered by twin Caterpillar 660 hp diesel engines and are capable of speeds in excess of 25 knots. They are designed to withstand the inclement conditions that are sometimes associated with the Alaska Gulf Coast. These vessels are inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard annually and have always met or exceeded their stringent requirements.


Each boat comes appointed with everything required for a safe and pleasurable trip, including comfortable cabin furnishings, a complete array of sophisticated electronic navigation and communication equipment, state-of-the-art fish finding equipment and all the necessary emergency/survival gear. Legend and Legacy are immaculately clean and strictly maintained.

Renegade

Added to our fleet in 2022, the 43 foot Renegade is also a product of Delta Marine Industries and has been a staple in the Pacific North West Sportfishing scene for decades. She's powered by twin Cummins QSC 8.3l 600 hp diesel engines and is capable of speeds i excess of 25 knots. This vessel is also inspected annually and meets all requirements of safety by the U.S. coast guard

CAPT. BOB CANDOPOULOS

Captain Bob Candopoulos, owner of the Saltwater Safari Company and skipper of the 53 foot Legend is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as Master of Vessels up to 100 Gross Tons. Captain Bob has a wealth of experience gained through his 37 years of chartering out of Seward. He was the first Seward fishing guide to realize and explore the potential of the long-range fishing possibilities that areas like Montague Island and Middleton Island have to offer and has many historical catches to his credit. His pioneering efforts opened the door to help make Seward, Alaska one of the top sport-fishing destinations in the world.

Captain Bob is heralded as one of the most sought after fishing guides in Alaska and has been featured on numerous outdoor television programs, and in numerous articles and publications throughout his extensive guiding career. He is also the founder of the Armed Services Combat Fishing Tournament, an annual event that hosts over 200 members of the U.S. Armed Services to a day of fishing each season.

Founded in 2006, this event is the largest military appreciation fishing tournament in the United States and one which Capt. Bob considers to be his finest achievement!

Captain Bob is also consider the pioneer of Alaska's Salmon Shark fishery. He has guided over 1,100 salmon shark landings to his credit and has worked extensively with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Scripps Oceanographic Institute, to better understand the migratory patterns and physiology of this northern cousin to the Great White Shark.

Captain Bob has spent more time fishing and exploring this area than any other fishing guide in Alaska. He has made guiding anglers his life career and enjoys his time on the water sharing his many stories with his guests. If a truly experienced guide is what you’re looking for, look no further, because you won’t find one.

CAPT. BOB SAVINO

Capt. Bob Savino is a co owner and started working for Saltwater Safari Company as a deckhand when he was 15 years old. The nephew of Capt. Bob Candopoulos, he has spent countless hours working on the decks of the Legend and Legacy learning everything he could about boating, fishing and the local knowledge of the region and fishery.

At the young age of 22 he received his United States Coast Guard License as Master of Vessels up to 100 Gross Tons and began running both the Legend and Legacy for the next 4 seasons. During the 2016 season he took command of the the new 43' Renegade and has been bringing in record catches ever since.

He is a fun loving and easy-going guy, but is known to get very excited and intense when the bite is hot! He especially enjoys targeting large halibut and trolling for king salmon.


In the off-season, Capt. Savino spends his winters in central Florida where he is a fresh water guide in the everglades and enjoys running airboats!

CAPT. NOAH WAMSTEKER

Captain Noah hails from Mobile Alabama and has been apart of the Saltwater Safari crew since 2017. Working under Captain Bob Candopoulos predominantly, he had one of the best teachers in the game and learned so much about the fishery and the local knowledge of fishing out of Seward.

Captain Noah received his United States Coastguard License as Master of Vessels up to 100 gross tons in 2021 and has been running our boats collectively since then. He's the young gun in our fleet and has quickly earned the nickname "The Alabama Slamma" by being a top producer for our company the past several seasons. His passion for fishing is unmatched and you'll be sure to have a great time fishing with him!





CAPT. CAMDEN TAIT

Captain Camden joined the Saltwater Safari team during the 2023 season. With a rich work history in the maritime profession, Camden has run fishing boats and yachts all over the world with majority of his boating experience coming from Saint Thomas, one of the main islands in The U.S. Virgin Islands. Home to some of the most amazing blue water fishing the world has to offer, Capt Camden developed a true passion for sportfishing and has been able to carry all of that knowledge up here to Alaska with great sucess! Lifelong friend of Capt Noah, the two of them have spent their lives fishing together and have developed into a great one two punch for our company!

In 2017, he received his United States Coast Guard License as Master of Vessels up to 100 gross tons and operates all 3 of our vessels collectively.


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Platinum Alaska 08 Alaska 09 Combat Alaska's largest, privately sponsored military appreciation fishing tournament. Honoring America's brave service members who have served our nation with honor and courage in the Iraq and Afghanistan theatres of war. For more information visit www.combatfishing.org