Valerie Ann Charters

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
    up to 6 persons
    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
    up to 6 persons
    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.

About the Captain

Mike Garrett
Deale, Maryland, United States
Angler's Choice
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9 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Perch (White)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 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

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Rockfish!
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Steven G.
Lovettsville, VA
 5.00
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Rockfish!

VERIFIED   NEW  November 23, 2019
Great day on the bay with Capt Mike and mate. Boat was warm and comfortable on a cold day.  Crew provide friendly service...
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Jose A.
Woodbridge, Virginia
 5.00
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Hot Day!!

VERIFIED   July 21, 2019
Had a great time with Captain Garrett! He did a great job of getting us on the fish and cuaght our limit. He also shared his...
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Alfred C.
Lansdowne, VA
 5.00
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
One of the BEST!! FISHING OUTINGS EVER!!!CAPTAIN AND CREW WERE GREAT ALWAYS THERE TO HELP AN ASSIST WITH REELING IN ONE OF...
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Zoee K.
Annapolis, MD
 4.67
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Half day trip with kip

VERIFIED   September 14, 2019
Great surprise trip for my dads 50th, was hard contacting them to figure out details but ended up getting some help from other...
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Lisa G.
Waldorf, Maryland
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