Knot Tuggin’ Sportfishing welcomes you to Virginia Beach, Virginia. Come join Captain Zach and embark on the area’s lovely inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters to chase a host of interesting and prized species. Captain Zach is a lifelong angler who’ll see to it that you enjoy your trip and land a fine catch. Join him aboard Knot Tuggin’ and spend wonderful moments on the water!

The captain uses a 35’ Carolina Classic offshore sport fishing boat that can sit up to 6 guests. It’s powered by twin 480 HP Cummins engines that will get you to the fishing grounds fast and comfortably. For navigation, there are full-featured electronics needed for efficient movement. Knot Tuggin’ has all the amenities to keep you comfortable while on your trip. A great working A/C and heat, kitchen with a microwave to heat up your lunch, full head, couches, and plenty of storage for all your gear and fish! The boat has also got a flybridge and is equipped with outriggers and a livewell. To make your trip even better, there’s a TV you can use and a first mate will also join you aboard.

You’ll go after Mahi Mahi, Black Seabass, Yellowfin Tuna, Tautog, Spadefish, Wahoo, and many more. You can bottom fish, deep sea fish, troll, spin, jig, and pop. You’re free to keep your catch and you can bring kids on your trip.

The only thing you will need to bring is whatever you’d like to eat and drink for the day. Sunscreen (please no spray sunscreen as it stains the boat) and sunglasses are recommended. Captain Zach provides all the fishing equipment, as well as your fishing license.

Please give the captain a call to set up your trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 hour evening cruise.
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 1
    US $400
    This trip is great for a family that just wants a quick trip within a mile or 2 of the inlet to see the scenic Virginia Beach oceanfront while having a chance at catching some Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Can also bring beverages and snacks while watching the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Don't forget to tip your mate 20%.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    US $675
    These are 4-hour trips that, depending on the season, will target anything from Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Ribbonfish, Spadefish, Cobia, and Giant Red Drum. You'll just need some snacks and drinks. The captain provides all the equipment. Please tip your first mate at least 20%.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    US $675
    Depending on the season, these 4-hour trips will see you chase anything from Spanish Mackerel, Spadefish, Bluefish, Ribbonfish, Giant Red Drum, as well as Cobia. Bring some snacks, drinks, and the captain will take care of the rest. Please tip your first mate at least 20%.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day - Inshore PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 1
    US $875
    On this 6-hour trip, you'll have lots of fun targetting species such as Spadefish, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Ribbonfish, Cobia, as well as giant Red Drum. The exact choice will depend on the season. You should just bring your snacks and drinks. Please tip your first mate at least 20%.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day – Inshore AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 1
    US $875
    On this 6-hour trip, you'll have lots of fun targetting species such as Spadefish, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Ribbonfish, Cobia, as well as giant Red Drum. The exact choice will depend on the season. You should just bring your snacks and drinks. Please tip your first mate at least 20%.
  • Private trip
    Full day – Mahi Mahi
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 1
    US $1,700
    On this trip, we will be primarily targeting mahi in Virginia's nearshore waters out to 35 miles! This is a limited-time trip for late summer and a great chance to target those pelagics without the big offshore cost.
  • Private trip
    Full day – Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Oct 1
    US $1,700
    On this trip, you and will head out about 35 miles offshore and target Seabass, Tog, and Flounder. Bring your food and drinks, as the captain will provide the rest. Please tip your first mate at least 20%.
  • Private trip
    Full day–Offshore(Tuna,Mahi,Marlin)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Oct 1
    US $2,600
    On thisTwelve-hour trip you will get plenty of opportunity to land a great catch. You'll be targetting Tuna, Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, and even possibly Sailfish. Captain provides all the bait and tackle, so just bring food and drinks. Please tip your first mate at least 20%.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Deep Drop
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    US $2,600
    On this 12-hour offshore trip, you will be strictly targeting Blueline Tile, Golden Tile, Blackbelly Rosefish, and the occasional Grouper and Barrelfish. You just need to bring something to eat and drink for the day. Please tip your first mate at least 20%.
  • Private trip
    Daytime Swordfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    US $2,800
    On this trip, you will be strictly targeting Swordfish by fishing in depths up to 1600+ feet! These trips are typically for the dedicated fisherman that doesn't mind watching only 2 or 3 rods all day for that faint bite. Swordfish is an awesome fight and even better table fare. Bring food and drinks as the captain will have everything else you need for a catch of a lifetime! Please tip your first mate at least 20%.
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Justin D.
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Awesome time fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Inshore (AM) on June 30, 2024
Took my father in law and two sons (7&9) with me on their charter. Had an awesome time and the captain and first mate are top...
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Great fishing experience!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 12, 2023
Thank you for a great fishing experience in Virginia Beach! We will definitely book another trip if we come back here and we...
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Travis C.
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full day–Offshore(Tuna,Mahi,Marlin) on August 11, 2023
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day – Inshore AM on August 7, 2023
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 1, 2023
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FAQs about Knot Tuggin' Sportfishing

Knot Tuggin' Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group - 2 hour evening cruise. (2 hours)
  • US $675 per group - Half Day – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $675 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $875 per group - 3/4 day - Inshore PM (6 hours)
  • US $875 per group - 3/4 Day – Inshore AM (6 hours)
  • US $1,700 per group - Full day – Mahi Mahi (8 hours)
  • US $1,700 per group - Full day – Wreck Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $2,600 per group - Full day–Offshore(Tuna,Mahi,Marlin) (12 hours)
  • US $2,600 per group - Offshore Deep Drop (12 hours)
  • US $2,800 per group - Daytime Swordfishing (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Knot Tuggin' Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Knot Tuggin' Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (There will always be a first mate on all trips, and 20% tip is customary )
  • Fishing License

Knot Tuggin' Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Knot Tuggin' Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Knot Tuggin' Sportfishing include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tautog
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Zach Castro
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
24 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
12 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2021
Captain Zach was born and raised in Virginia Beach and has been fishing these waters ever since he could hold a fishing pole. Come get the experience of a lifetime and learn as much as you can from the crew on Knot Tuggin'!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Boat specs

Carolina Classic (Sportfishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 480HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
There will always be a first mate on all trips, and 20% tip is customary
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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