Patriotic Excursions, LLC

Ready for an amazing day on the water?! Patriotic Excursions is here to take you on an exciting fishing tour in Virginia Beach.

All aboard “Merica”, a former Naval Special Warfare (SEAL Team) 7 Meter RIB. Her elevated second station gives you a bird’s eye view of what lurks below and her unique sounding diesel engine attracts Cobia like no other.

This RIB can take fisherman where other fiberglass charters fear to go, right up next to and even, in between the piling of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.  This allows you to get right on top of where the Taug, Sheepshead, and Spadefish hold. Her Cummins 6BT was just rebuilt in Jan 2020 and she hums along at over 32 knots. Whether it’s trolling, jigging, dropping, or sight-casting, this icon of US Naval Special Warfare has been refitted to attack your fishing mission like a true special operator!

And those are not the only types of fish you can catch here! You can also go after Black Drum, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Striped Bass, Spotted Seatrout, and more. This variety of fish brings a variety of fishing techniques and Capt. Jay will help you with every one of them. Use this as an opportunity to learn something new!

With your license and fishing gear covered by the captain, you only need to bring snacks, drinks, and sun protection. The trips are also kid-friendly, so make this an unforgettable day for the whole family.

With a year-round fishing season, you can start your trip with Patriotic Excursions any time you want!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:45 AM
    $500
    Target inshore species, such as Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Trout, Black Drum, and more. There's plenty of techniques to use, so it's a great opportunity to learn something new from the captain. Try bottom fishing, trolling, spin casting, or drifting for the active species based on water temp, bait, and recent activity.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Early AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $500
    Target inshore species, such as Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Trout, Black Drum, and more. There's plenty of techniques to use, so it's a great opportunity to learn something new from the captain. Try bottom fishing, trolling, spin casting, or drifting for the active species based on water temp, bait, and recent activity.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Late PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $500
    Target inshore species, such as Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Trout, Black Drum, and more. There's plenty of techniques to use, so it's a great opportunity to learn something new from the captain. Try bottom fishing, trolling, spin casting, or drifting for the active species based on water temp, bait, and recent activity.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:15 PM
    $500
    Half day trips are reserved for inshore fishing. You'll visit the spots along the Oceanfront or from the Lynnhaven Inlet to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel 3rd Island. Target Bluefish, Flounder, Redfish, Trout, and more. Bring your snacks and drinks, your fishing equipment is covered.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $700
    This 6-hour adventure will take you up to 3 miles out from the coastline, along the Oceanfront or from the Lynnhaven Inlet to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel 3rd Island. Target Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Cobia Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $800
    You'll visit the same spots as on the 8-hour trip, you'll just have less time to catch Cobia. You'll mainly use live bait or jigging. 2020 VA regulations state 1 fish per person over 40 inches, up to a max of 3 people per vessel, with only 1 greater than 50 inches. The main season starts June 1st and ends Sept. 30. Catch and release prior to June 1 and Oct.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Inshore Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    This trip will take you Inshore, 3 miles out from coastline, along the Oceanfront, or from the Lynnhaven Inlet to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel 3rd Island. You'll do bottom fishing, trolling, spin casting, or drifting for the active species based on water temp, bait, and recent activity.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Midshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    Fishing out to the Wind Farms for small Tuna, Dolphin (temperature dependent), or the Triangle Wrecks for large Flounder, Seabass, Tautog, and more! Chesapeake Light or Chesapeake Bouy trips can produce Cobia, Spadefish, and even King Mackerel based on water clarity and temperature.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Midshore (Late AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $1,000
    Fishing out to the Wind Farms for small Tuna, Dolphin (temperature dependent), or the Triangle Wrecks for large Flounder, Seabass, Tautog, and more! Chesapeake Light or Chesapeake Bouy trips can produce Cobia, Spadefish, and even King Mackerel based on water clarity and temperature.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Cobia Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $1,000
    Fish from Sandbridge along the sealanes to Eastern Shore up to the 100' Hole and in. This is the area Cobia travel into the Ches. Bay on their way to their spawning grounds in the spring and early summer to where they "hang out" on their way south in fall. Live bait or jigging. VA regulations state 1 fish per person over 40 inches, up to a max of 3 people per vessel, with only 1 greater than 50 inches. Kill season starts June 1st and ends Sept. 30. Catch and release prior to June 1 and Oct.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Midshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    Fishing out to the Wind Farms for small Tuna, Dolphin (temperature dependent), or the Triangle Wrecks for large Flounder, Seabass, Tautog, and more! Chesapeake Light or Chesapeake Bouy trips can produce Cobia, Spadefish, and even King Mackerel based on water clarity and temperature.

About the Captain

Jay Leach
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
ID & License verified
64 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since April 2017
I have grown up fishing the waters of coastal Virginia and have fished here my entire life. After raising two boys, I decided to take my love for the water to the next step and turn my interest into a business. I also enjoy sharing my passion for fishing with those who are new to it. I've been a teacher for over 28 years and now its time to share the skills I've developed with others. My experience and training as an EMS provider have given me special insight into helping make the time on the water special and safe.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tautog Tautog
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna

Boat Specs

Willard (Center console) originally built in 1994. Powered by a 210HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

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
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
75%
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 4, 2021
We had a great time on a historical boat. Who else gets to go fishing on a boat used by SEAL teams? Such a fun ride. We only...
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 10, 2021
We had a wonderful day on the water.  We caught more than our share of Spanish Mackeral.  The crew was professional and made...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 7, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Jason and Hunter. We caught Spanish Mackerels and many Ribbon Fish. My 15 and 17 year old...
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 23, 2020
Couldn’t be more happy with our day!! We went out to have a nice day and get on the water. From the view, the ride, the captains...
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Annapolis, MD
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 24, 2020
Had a amazing time. The captain was awesome and made sure we had a blast. Will be back. Thank you very much
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FAQs about Patriotic Excursions, LLC

Patriotic Excursions, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Early AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Late PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Inshore Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Cobia Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 8 Hour Inshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Midshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Midshore (Late AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Cobia Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Midshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Patriotic Excursions, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge (Great for sight-casting Cobia and Red Drum!)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Patriotic Excursions, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Patriotic Excursions, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Patriotic Excursions, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Patriotic Excursions, LLC include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Skipjack)