If you’re itching to experience some of the best fishing adventures that Chesapeake Bay can offer, then Valerie Ann Charters should be on top of your list. Operating out of a privately owned marina in Deale, this charter will provide you with a unique angling experience you’ll remember for years to come.

Join Captain Mike Garrett on his 38’ Evans boat that can accommodate up to 6 anglers fishing in full comfort. It comes powered by twin Caterpillar engines, 210 HP each. The ‘Valerie Ann’ is outfitted with the latest navigational equipment and fishfinding electronics, as well as top-notch safety gear. There’s also a full restroom and two beds on board for maximum comfort. Live bait wells are there to keep your bait fresh, and you’ll also be supplied with ice-boxes for your catch.

Your inshore adventure will start from a privately owned dock with a free parking, located only 10 minutes from the bay. The captain will take you after the likes of Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Red Drum, and who knows what else. He’ll also show you the best ways to land the catch, including trolling, jigging, bottom fishing, and much more.

If you want to do some live bait fishing, the captain will help you catch some on the way. And after you land your dream fish, you’ll find a fish cleaning station on the dock. Kids of all ages are welcome, young or old.

First Mate will be there to assist you with anything you need. He works hard to make sure your trips go as smoothly as possible, gratuity is greatly appreciated (20% is the local standard). The charter covers all the fishing gear essential for landing your desired fish - you just have to show up and reel it in!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Dec 15
    $650
    This exciting 8-hour trip will take you where the fish are, and the captain will do everything he can to help you catch them. You'll be on a mission of targeting Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Red Drum, and many others.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 21 - Dec 15
    $575
    If you don't want to fish for the whole day but still want to spend some quality time on the water, then this 6-hour trip is right up your alley. You'll be going after Striped Bass, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, and whatever else is biting.
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About the Captain

Mike Garrett
Deale, Maryland, United States
Angler's Choice
21 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2018
Captain Mike Garrett is the owner of a private marina and a seasoned captain with over 15 years of professional experience under his belt. He has been on the water his whole life, for 52 years, since he was 7. He moved around the country a lot because his father was in the Air Force, but decided to stay in Maryland. He bought a family marina, where he lived for the past 45 years.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Perch (White) Perch (White)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Evans (Angler) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 210HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 19 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Great Half Day Fishing in Chesapeake Bay
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
89%
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George L.
Arnold, MD
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Full day, eight hours

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 17, 2021
Captain Mike Garrett and first meet Kyle we’re outstanding! Very fun for my grandson and his friend to talk to, and learn...
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Dorchester, Massachusetts
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Great Half Day Fishing in Chesapeake Bay

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on May 28, 2021
Enjoyed the expert navigation of Captain Mike in some choppy waters to a quieter area with stripped bass that were biting....
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Lake Shore, MD
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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on May 27, 2021
It was a wonderful trip!!! Mike and his first mate Jimmy were very nice. Jimmy qorked his butt off to have everything set and...
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MICHAEL S.
Arlington, VA
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Great day with grandad and son.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 16, 2021
It was a great day on the boat with Capt. Mike. We trolled for stripers. He was very great to work with and made it a great...
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Washington, DC
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Half Day trip with Capt Mike and Kip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 8, 2020
To say we had a great time today would be an understatement! Capt Mike and Kip were top notch professionals and very knowledgeable....
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FAQs about Valerie Ann Charters

Valerie Ann Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $575 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Valerie Ann Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Fully enclosed)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (2)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Valerie Ann Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (20% gratuity expected)

Valerie Ann Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay )

Valerie Ann Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Valerie Ann Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Perch (White)
  • Spanish Mackerel