Smoke Show Sportfishing welcomes you to Virginia Beach, Virginia for an exciting inshore or offshore trip. Captain Jay Brooks will take you aboard his custom fishing boat and make sure you have a great experience on the water. Choose a day that suits you and join him for a memorable day of fishing!

Smoke Show is a 54’ Custom Carolina sportfish, one of the largest charter boats that fishes out of Virginia Beach. Constructed by hand with craftsmanship, this one-of-a-kind boat design is made to thrive in the Chesapeake Bay and North Atlantic Ocean, offering a comfortable ride for up to 6 anglers. She’s fully outfitted with the latest and greatest in fishing tackle, safety equipment, navigation technology, and marine electronics, along with a climate-controlled cabin and restroom facilities for an enjoyable charter experience. As it’s docked just steps away from Rudee’s Cabana Bar, once the summer starts, you’ll have easy access to a great day of fishing and fun with friends and family.

Captain Jay and his crew use heavy tackle to bottom fish, deep sea fish, and troll for a number of quality inshore and offshore species. On your trip, you’ll be able to chase Marlin, Tuna, Tilefish, Spadefish, Redfish, Wahoo, and more. You can keep the fish you catch. Also, kids are welcome to come aboard.

Fishing rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice, licenses, safety equipment, and more are all provided. Smoke Show Sportfishing provides water and basic amenities, but it’s recommended for guests to bring their own special refreshments, food, non-spray sunscreen, and a fun attitude!

Your comfort being a priority, Smoke Show has got an enclosed air-conditioned and heated cabin as well as restroom facilities you can use while on the water. Captain Jay recommends you store all cold food items in the kitchen fridge, while any beverages can be kept in the large cooler outside for easy access while fishing.

Visit Smoke Show Sportfishing and create memories on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 18 - Sep 30
    US $650
    Half day inshore trips are great for the entire family and all skill levels. The first mate will set your lines and you'll troll for Spanish Mackerel and ribbonfish along the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Depending on the season, you'll target other species. The mate works hard, so a 20% tip is customary.
    Targeted fish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 18 - Sep 30
    US $650
    Anglers of all ages and skill levels will find these half day trips a great experience. You and the crew will be trolling for Spanish Mackerel as well as ribbonfish along the Virginia Beach lovely oceanfront. If the season allows, you can also chase other species. The first mate will be grateful for a customary 20% tip for his hard work.
    Targeted fish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 18 - Oct 31
    US $3,000
    On these extended full day offshore trips, you target trophy Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, and Mahi up to 80 miles offshore. If requested, you can target bottom species which are delicious. The mate will work to set the lines and get you set up and once hooked up, he and the captain will talk you through the process until your trophy is in the box. Please bring refreshments and food to keep you going on this trip. The mate works hard and he'll be grateful for a customary 20% tip.
    Targeted fish
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Marty W.
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great boat, great crew.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 18, 2024
Really enjoyable day fishing!  Smoke Show is in great shape after a refurb and I love the setup. Plenty of open space, easy...
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Shawn C.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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AMAZING TIME 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 4, 2024
We had an absolute blast! Get ready to have an absolutely incredible day if you book with Smokeshow! We all set new Personal...
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Jonathan S.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great morning charter!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 4, 2024
Had a great experience with capt Jay and crew. Took my dad on this charter to celebrate his retirement and it was a perfect...
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Timothy C.
Madison, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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First timers!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 30, 2023
Boat was B-E-A-utiful! Caption Jay was on point, cool, calm and collected. First mate/deck hand was personable,  knowledgeable...
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Robert L.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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GREAT DAY ON THE WATER WITH CAPTAIN JAY!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 9, 2024
We had a blast with Captain Jay and Cuz!!  While everyone else was getting shut out, Captain Jay made sure we had our buckets...
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FAQs about Smoke Show Sportfishing

Smoke Show Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group - Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore (12 hours)

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

Trips booked with Smoke Show Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Smoke Show Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Smoke Show Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Smoke Show Sportfishing include:
  • Cobia
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Redfish
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Jay Brooks
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
38 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2022
Captain Jay began fishing the area in 2008 where his photos have been utilized in national advertising campaigns along with being published in several magazines. Capt Jay is a retired Marine Officer with an MBA.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Custom Carolina (Sportfishing) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 850HP Cat engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
54 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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