Marshland Expeditions

Marshland Expeditions is a family-friendly company that specializes in inshore fishing around the Poquoson Flats area, Virginia. The company is owned and operated by Captain Sonny, who is a native guide with a lot of experience on the helm. A day out with him on the stunning waters of a remote and attractive fishing destination will be a memorable experience that you won’t soon forget.

Enjoy your ride with Marshland Expeditions aboard a 19-foot Carolina Skiff, which comes powered by a 50 HP Yamaha engine and has a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots. The boat is equipped with a GPS and has a carrying capacity of four anglers. What’s more, there is an anchoring system to make sure you comfortably stay where you want to.

Marshland Expeditions offers fully guided and tailor-made trips at unbeatable rates. You will be cruising the inshore waters of Poquoson, chasing the best fish the area has to offer. As well as fishing, you will get a chance to admire the beautiful scenery of the Poquoson’s shoreline. So, don’t forget to bring your camera with you!

Captain Sonny is also a great teacher. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with his guests and friends, especially the younger anglers: seeing a smile on children’s faces when they catch their first fish is an amazing experience. With Captain Sonny, you will get a chance to practice different fishing techniques, such as light tackle, bottom fishing, popping, fly fishing, and drift fishing. Among your main targeted species will be Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout.

Your trip with Marshland Expeditions will include rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures, as well as your fishing licenses. The Captain will offer drinks, so you may feel free to bring your own snacks with you. As well as that, take your personal fly fishing equipment.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Special Speckled Trout Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 10 Nov
    $300
    up to 3 persons
  • Private trip
    Bottom Fishing - AM
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 10 Nov
    $250
    up to 3 persons
    As the Captain says, the best fishing is working with the tide. You will be bottom fishing for the best species of the area, with Flounder among the popular catches. Your fishing licenses and equipment will be included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Bottom Fishing - PM
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 10 Nov
    $250
    up to 3 persons
    According to Captain Sonny, the best fishing is working with the tide. And for those anglers, who want to start their adventure a bit later in the afternoon, this package is ideal. Bring your own snacks if you want, all the rest will be provided, including your fishing equipment, licenses, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Inshore - Casting/Fly Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 10 Nov
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be fishing up in the flats 4' to 6' deep with Captain Sonny. The package is ideal for a family or a group of friends. Don't forget to bring your own fly fishing equipment!
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About the Captain

Sonny Insley
Poquoson, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
23 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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.65
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Crystal B.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
 5.00
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Am fishing 4 hour charter with Sonny

VERIFIED   September 19, 2019
My husband and I were in virgina beach for a business trip and stayed an extra day for leisure with hopes of doing a fishing...
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David M.
Scranton, PA
 4.67
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Another Great trip with Sonny

VERIFIED   August 18, 2019
This was our second trip with Sonny in Three years and we’ll be back again I’m sure. Sonny loves what he does and his main...
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Greg B.
Rural Retreat, VA
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Sonny Insley

VERIFIED   June 5, 2019
Experienced and knowledgeable Captain, put us the fish despite some really windy weather. My son and I can’t wait to take...
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John B.
Philadelphia, PA
 5.00
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Halt day trip with marshland Expeditions Sonny Insly

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Would recommend him to anyone was a awesome guy and guild thanks for the awesome trip Sonny
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Monica C.
Knightdale, NC
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Half day with Capt Sonny

VERIFIED   September 1, 2019
A great day on the boat and water! The Captain was very knowledge and took real good care of us baiting our hooks and taking...
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