Natural Charters

Sign up with Natural Charters for some world-class rockfishing in the Chesapeake Bay. Running fishing trips out of Deale’s Happy Harbor Inn, Captain Rich runs a tight shit, taking exceptional care to make sure his guests are treated to an unforgettable fishing experience.

His boat, the Natural, is a 47’ Daytona sportfisher that’s powered by a pair of 540 HP Cummins engine. This legendary vessel is known for being a very comfortable ride, with plenty of room for up to six anglers to come aboard. It’s equipped with a TV, satellite radio, two A/C systems, and other amenities that ensure a nice ride throughout.

The local spring trophy Rockfish season starts in April, and it’s really something to behold. These waters hold some of the biggest Striped Bass around, and the crew will do their best to make sure you’ve got the best chance at catching some for yourself. To that end, you’ll be provided with tournament-grade tackle and all the necessary gear to give you a decisive edge.

The first mate spends several hours before and after any trip to ensure your experience is the best one it can be. A tip of 15% is customary and very much appreciated by the crew. Live bait can be either prepared beforehand or caught during the trip itself, depending on your preferences. Captain Rich looks forward to helping you make the catch of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 21 Apr - 15 Jun (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is devoted to going after the big Striped Bass down in the Chesapeake Bay. The captain and crew will stand by to assist every step of the way and help you land the big ones. Tournament-grade rods, reels, and terminal tackle are all included in the price of the trip. Please note that your departure time may vary, and 6 a.m. is the latest possible time that you will leave.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 21 Apr - 15 Jun
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Afternoon trips are great if you're looking to avoid the morning rush and get some extra sleep in as a bonus. You'll be fishing the Chesapeake Bay for the biggest and baddest Striped Bass around. The price of the trip includes quality rods, reels, and tackle needed for a productive day out.

About the Charter Operator

Natural Charters
Deale, Maryland, United States
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Firefighter/EMT, University of Maryland grad, management consultant, charter captain, married, and father of 3. Capt Rich maintains his EMT certification with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. Rich has been fishing the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean for the past 50+ years. As owner/operator he personally re-powered and restored this vessel. Rich has chartered out of the Happy Harbor for 18 years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)

Boat Specs

Daytona (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1962, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 540HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
47 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Fished on the bay with captain Rich
Full Day Offshore
Full Day Offshore
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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 5.00
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Full Day Offshore

August 21, 2017
Great boat and awesome Capt. Very fishy boat and fish raiser especially when the weather kicks up, she really holds her own....
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Westminster, Maryland
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Fished on the bay with captain Rich

October 22, 2017
Great day on the bay with my boy catching some rock fish. Captain Rich did a great jobs getting us out there on some fish early....
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