Four Winds Chartering

Four Winds Chartering runs the most fun and exciting fishing adventures in the beautiful city of Hampton, in Virginia. They make each trip enjoyable and a learning experience for their guests, by going straight to the best fishing spots and giving sound advice on how to catch and reel in the fish. This is what they will do with you!

You will target Striped Bass, Spotted Seatrout, the super tasty Flounder, Grey Triggerfish, Black Drum and other exciting species that call these waters home.

You will fish aboard a 42 foot R.F. Green saltwater fishing boat, which is powered by a 225 HP Detroit engine. The boat is safe and reliable, being equipped with all the safety equipment and electronics you need for a successful trip. It has a flybridge and a toilet, which is an absolute must have if you are taking kids out on the water.

The boat is owned by Captain John O’Neal who has been fishing these waters from an early age and is familiar with all the productive spots in the area. He will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, lures and a fishing license, so all you have to bring is a positive attitude and sunglasses.

Besides Capt. John, there’s also Captain Brandon who has been on the water in the Virginia/Chesapeake Bay area his entire life. Fishing and boating have always been a passion of his and being on the water is a place of peace and ease for him. Capt. Brandon is currently a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University where he is studying Environmental Advocacy in Business. Captain Brandon looks forward to his time with you on the Four Winds!

In the words of Captain John: “Quit wishing - let’s go fishing”!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fall Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 19 Oct - 31 Dec (Sat, Sun)
    $990
    up to 6 persons
    + $99
    each additional person
    On this trip, Capt. John will take you on 8-hours of trolling. Your main targets for the day will be Striper and Rockfish. Make sure to book your spot on time, as this trip is seasonal. Your fishing equipment and lures will be provided, feel free to bring any snacks and drinks you want.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Summer Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep (Sat, Sun)
    $990
    up to 10 persons
    + $99
    each additional person
    A trip for up to 10 people! The full-day trip will see you fishing the very productive fishing grounds of the Chesapeake Bay for Fall Stripers, Croaker, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Bluefish, Sea Mullet, Sand Shark, Blackfin Shark, Oyster Toad, and other species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Fall Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 31 Dec (Sat, Sun)
    $770
    up to 6 persons
    + $77
    each additional person
    Join Captain John for 6 hours of trolling. You will mostly target Stripers and Rock Fish. This trip is seasonal, so make sure you book your spot on time. Your fishing equipment and bait are included. In case you need any help, first mate will be there to assist you.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    $770
    up to 10 persons
    + $77
    each additional person
    A trip for up to 10 people. Fish for 6 hours on the beautiful and productive waters of Cheasepeak Bay for Croaker, Sand Shark, Blackfin Shark, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, Fall Stripers, Flounder, Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Oyster Toad, Spanish Mackerel, and other species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Striper Trolling
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    $770
    up to 4 persons
    + $125
    each additional person
    This trip is for Striper enthusiasts. A quick trip to local structures where the Stripers live will have your lines in the water in no time. This trip will consist of casting and jigging and trolling, so seasoned anglers are preferred. However, novices are encouraged to give it a try. This is a short duration trip of 6 hours, with the start time-varying as well. Bring your snacks, and drinks along too.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip AM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    $550
    up to 10 persons
    + $55
    each additional person
    A trip for up to 10 persons. This great short trip will see you targeting Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Bluefish, Cobia, Fall Stripers, Croaker, Sea Mullet, Sand Shark, Blackfin Shark, Oyster Toad, Spanish Mackerel, and other species of the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip PM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    $550
    up to 10 persons
    + $55
    each additional person
    A trip for up to 10 persons. This great short trip will see you targeting Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Bluefish, Cobia, Fall Stripers, Croaker, Sea Mullet, Sand Shark, Blackfin Shark, Oyster Toad, Spanish Mackerel, and other species of the Chesapeake Bay. Departure time may vary. Make sure to consult with the captain prior to the trip.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 30 Jul - 30 Jul (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
    $55
    per person
    10 persons minimum
    A shared trip for a minimum of 10 guests.
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About the Captain

John O'Neal
Hampton, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
34 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since December 2016
Captain John was born and raised in Hampton Roads where he learned to swim and fish in the Chesapeake Bay. He worked as an ironworker for many years, and finally was able to purchase the Four Winds boat. He did it to share his passion of fishing with others.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Black Drum
Bluefish
Cobia

Flounder
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish (Gray)

Weakfish

Boat Specs

R.F. Green (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1961, and restored in 2013. Powered by a 225HP Detroit engine.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
27 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.71
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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Experience
Half day morning trip with captain Brandon.
Half day morning trip with captain Brandon.
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+16
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Donnie P.
Nashville, TN
 4.67
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Half day morning trip with captain Brandon.

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
We had a fantastic trip on this charter. Captain Brandon and first mate Jason were very friendly and knowledgeable and made...
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Leslie Q.
Norfolk, VA
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Brandon

VERIFIED   July 14, 2019
Wonderful polite crew. Captain put us on top of fish every time we drop the lines. Boat crewman very helpful with keeping bait...
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Walter W.
Norfolk, VA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
Crew was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and what we would catch. Fun team that interacted with the group like...
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Zina C.
Aylett, VA
 5.00
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Half a day fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Captain John and his assistant was great. We enjoyed our trip. Mr Jason was great. Excellent customer service. We recommend...
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Melinda T.
Hampton, Virginia
 5.00
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Half day trip with Brandon and Jason

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
The family had a great time fishing.  The crew was on hands with the kids the whole time fishing with them.  We enjoyed...
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