Captain Merritt White

  (33 years experience)

Gunkholin Charters


Southampton, NY

Master GuideTechnical FishingFly FishingGood with New AnglersSaltwater Fishing
FliesFly BoxFly LinesLeader TippetReelsRods

Captain Merritt White is a patient, fun-loving guide who is eager to share his fishing knowledge and experience with novice and expert anglers alike. A native of Long Island, Captain White is known as a great teacher who works tirelessly to put his clients on fish. He's a highly skilled sight fisherman, which makes for an incredible experience fly fishing, but some clients prefer to fish with light spinning tackle as well.

He has been guiding professionally for over ten years. In the Spring and Summer, on Long Island, New York, Captain White fishes the flats and shallow waters of Shinnecock, Peconic and Gardiner’s Bays in search of bluefish and striped bass. During the Fall, also on Long Island, Captain White guides in Montauk, fishing the world-famous Montauk blitzes and seeking the North East “grand slam”: bluefish, false albacore and striped bass.

Captain White runs two boats depending on the trip, both built by legendary boatbuilder Hells Bay Boatworks. The Whip Ray Pro 17.8′ flats skiff and the Cape Sable 21′ center console are both high-quality, fast, smooth-riding boats built specifically for the style of fishing you'll do.

Guide Boats

Cape Sable 21'

Capacity: 3 Guests


Whip Ray Pro 17.8′

Capacity: 2 Guests


Guide Territory


Atlantic Ocean


Long Island Sound


Gardiners Bay

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Paying for your Trip 

When you book your fishing trip, you will need to first put down a deposit to hold the reservation. Then, the remaining balance will be charged to your account on the day of the trip.

1. Place your deposit

  • Your deposit will be 15% of your full trip charge.
  • When the guide confirms your trip or if autobooking is enabled, Guidesly charges your credit card with a deposit to guarantee your reservation.

2. We charge the rest the remaining balance day of trip.

  • The remaining balance will automatically be charged to your card given on the day of the trip. Tips are handled thru the app / website after your trip has been completed.

Cancellation Policy and Guidelines 

Customers Cancellation Guidelines:
At Guidesly, each guide controls their own cancellation policy. This guide will allow you to cancel up to 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the set timeframe given by the guide, Guidesly will keep your deposit.

If there are impeding weather conditions, we give a 100% guarantee refund back in full. We will also give customers the option to reschedule the trip or take the deposit refund.

Guide Cancellation Guidelines: In the rare event a Guide has to cancel a reservation, customers will get your deposit back in full.

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