If you want to explore the waters of world-famous Chesapeake Bay, make sure that a trip with Islander Sportfishing is at the top of your “To-do” list! Departing out of Hampton, Virginia, this first-class charter service provides direct access to the bay’s hottest fishing spots. Even better? You’ll be joined on your trip by Captain George Trice, who grew up on these waters. Guided by his local tips, tricks, and knowledge, you’ll embark on an unforgettable adventure!

Capt. George has spent over 2 decades fishing the waters of Chesapeake Bay for anything from Speckled Trout to Bull Redfish to tasty Flounder. Driven by his wish to help others fall in love with the magic of fishing, he opened his very own charter business in 2016 and hasn’t looked back since. Whether you’re a newbie learning the ropes, or an expert-level angler dreaming of fishing the bay, Capt. George can’t wait to welcome you on board.

Capt. George offers a wide range of trips in this area, ranging from shorter inshore adventures to full day bay excursions. You’ll be fishing from his classic 27’ Newton center console, built to accommodate up to 4 guests. You’ll all be able to cast off at the same time, unless you’re side-casting for Cobia or Black Drum. This vessel is decked out with all the necessary safety and navigational gear. Little ones are welcome aboard, and your captain will provide life jackets.

When it comes to the fishing on offer, there’s a reason why Chesapeake Bay is known around the world for its fishery. You’ll have the chance to target delicious Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Sheepshead, as well as feisty Cobia and more, depending on the season. Your captain will show you the best techniques to use, and you’ll also be joined by a friendly and helpful first mate, who works for 20% gratuity.

You’ll be provided with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license, so all that’s left is to join Islander Sportfishing to see the very best that Chesapeake Bay has to offer!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    $800
    Experience everything that the Chesapeake Bay has to offer on this full day adventure. You will have plenty of time to fish for well-known Shark species, including Spinner, Dusky, Sand Tiger, Sandbar, Bull, and Blacktip Shark. Your captain will provide all the gear you need for a productive day on the water, including rods, reels, and a valid fishing license. All you will need to bring is snacks, drinks, remaining balance, and a tip for the mate!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 11 - Dec 31
    $800
    Experience everything that Chesapeake Bay has to offer on this full day adventure! You'll have plenty of time to cruise these waters for some world-famous fish, including Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Spadefish, Flounder, Striped Bass, and Tautog. The species you'll be targeting may vary slightly depending on when you visit. Your captain will provide all the gear you need for a productive day on the water, including rods, reels, and a valid fishing license, so just bring along drinks, snacks, and tip money.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 11 - Dec 31
    $500
    If you want to hook a mixture of tasty table fare and hard-fighting fish, this is the trip for you! You'll spend 4 hours exploring Chesapeake Bay for the chance to come face-to-gills with Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Spadefish, Tautog, and Striped Bass. Your captain will provide you with top-quality fishing gear, and will show you the best techniques to use. Just bring your favorite snacks and drinks, and don't forget the 20% gratuity for your helpful first mate!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 11 - Dec 31
    $500
    If you'd like a lie-in before heading out on an incredible angling adventure, this afternoon trip is the one for you! You'll cruise the waters of Chesapeake Bay for prized species such as Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Spadefish, Tautog, and Striped Bass, depending on the season. Your captain will provide top-quality rods and reels, as well as a license, so just bring snacks, drinks, and 20% gratuity for your friendly first mate.
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About the Captain

George Trice
Hampton, Virginia, United States
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Member since July 2019
"Growing up around the Chesapeake Bay, I was always on the water fishing. For over 20 years I have spent many days on the water fishing." Captain George Trice has always loved everything angling-related! He grew up on the rich waters of Chesapeake Bay, and decided to turn his passion for fishing into a career in 2016, when he got his captain's license. His favorite part of his job is seeing the smiles on his customers' faces, especially if they're brand new anglers who have just caught their first fish! He wants to help his guests create memories that will last forever, and hopes that they'll fall in love with fishing just like he did. In addition to this, Capt. George also loves taking part in tournmanets, and he won various awards. This includes 1st place in the 2016 "Long Beach Point Cobia Tournament," 1st place in the 2016 "Norview Marina Cobia Tournament," and 3rd place in the 2017 "Monarch Cobia Classic." Let him show you what an incredible day out on the water looks like!

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spadefish Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Newton (Center console) originally built in 1988. Powered by a 315HP Cummins engine.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Catch intended fish
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Rick K.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Bay Fishing on August 31, 2021
George and Caleb worked very hard to put us on fish.  In our 8 hour trip we targeted most species in the bay. They were very...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on July 10, 2021
Such a great trip! Both captain George and his first mate Caleb were so nice and great to be around. They made us feel so comfortable...
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Glen Allen, VA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on September 3, 2021
It was a wonderful experience to share with my son. I’d highly recommend Captain George to anyone looking for an eventful...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on June 15, 2021
Slow start but Captain George came through with the largest Cobia caught this season (42lbs). First mate Evan was great. Also...
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Williamsburg, VA
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Amazing Trip! I bough said

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on June 26, 2021
We had a blast, can’t complain and will do it again and again. Just great vibes and great catches!
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FAQs about Islander Sportfishing

Islander Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Shark Fishing (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip – Bay Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Islander Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (Cooler for food/drinks provided too)

Trips booked with Islander Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano, Avis)
  • Live Bait (Caught prior to your trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Bring a small cooler for transport)
  • Drinks (Bottled water, ice)
  • First Mate (On all trips, works for 20% gratuity)
  • Fishing License

Islander Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Islander Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Bowfishing (Arrange in advance, bring your own gear)

Top targeted fish species with Islander Sportfishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout