Marshland Expeditions

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Hop aboard “Marshland Expeditions”, family-friendly charter specializing in inshore fishing surrounding the Poquoson Flats, Virginia! Captain Sonny Insley is a local guide with over 5 decades of experience at the helm. A day out with him in this stunning fishing destination is one you won’t soon forget!

Hop aboard his 19’ Carolina Skiff, powered by a 50 HP Yamaha engine, and ideal for up 3 anglers. She’s equipped with GPS to help you find the fish and life jackets for safety. What’s more, she has an anchoring system to make sure you stay put once you spot your targets.

You’ll cruise the inshore waters in Poquoson, chasing the best fish the area has to offer. It’s all about hooking into delicious Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Besides the great fishing, you’ll take in the beautiful scenery of Poquoson’s shoreline – you won’t want to forget your camera!

Captain Sonny is a great teacher. He’ll provide all the gear you need for a productive day and share his knowledge to help you land the big ones. experience. He can even accommodate fly fishing, provided you bring your own equipment.

Bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy and prepare for the East Coast fishing adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Speckled Trout
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Nov 10
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Spend 4 hours going after Speckled Trout on this trip dedicated to the delicious fish! Capt. Sonny provides all of the gear you need, as well as fishing licenses and drinks. Feel free to bring along any snacks you'd like to have and set off! Departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Bottom Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 10
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Spend the morning bottom fishing for the various fish that call these waters home. Trout is by far the most popular catch and you'll go home with full coolers, together with Redfish! Capt. Sonny takes care of your gear, licenses, and drinks. Feel free to bring along any snacks you'd like to have and you're good to go! Departure time is flexible.
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About the Captain

Sonny Insley
Poquoson, Virginia, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
38 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2017
Captain Sonny Insley has over 50 years of experience on the water. His passion began at an early age of 6, when his father, a professional fisherman, took him fishing. An avid angler, Sonny grew up on the boat. He wanted to start his own charter company and in 2009 attended the Chesapeake Marine Training Institute to get the Coast Guard License. For Captain Sonny, the charters are not only about catching big fish. He enjoys the beauty and peace of being on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 50HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
GPS
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.77
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
1\/2 day with Sonny Insley
1\/2 day with Sonny Insley
Morning Half Day Bottom Fishing
+73
Angler Rating
31
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Lyle S.
Ontario, OH
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 28, 2020
My friend and I had an amazing trip and an amazing time out on the water with Capt. Sonny and his son. We didnt catch many...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
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Brian M.
Annapolis, MD
 5.00
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Half day bottom fishing AM

VERIFIED   NEW  September 16, 2020
Captain Sonny is an awesome fisherman and put us on plenty of fish!! We caught a variety of fish ranging from redfish , croaker...
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Jacob A.
Philadelphia, PA
 5.00
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Morning Half Day Bottom Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  August 30, 2020
Had a great time! We caught dozens of spot, 10+ reds, a speckled trout, drum and a huge ray. At times we were hooked up on...
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Pat R.
Chesterfield, VA
 5.00
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Fishing derby 2020

VERIFIED   NEW  August 22, 2020
We struck out the last few times we surf fished. I just wanted my boys to catch some fish. Sonny gave us a workout!  We...
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