We invite you to contact Captain Dave so he can help personally plan your ideal fishing trip for a fun and memorable day on the water.
Captain Dave is experienced to put you on the bite for Cobia, Spadefish, Drum, Sea Bass, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Swordfish, Tilefish, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi and Marlin depending on the season and conditions.

On your personalized trip, Captain Dave will teach you various fishing techniques such as live bait casting, big game trolling, vertical jigging, electric rod assisted bottom fishing and more.

Payback, The Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament Top Ten Winner is a 35’ fishing vessel licensed to take up to 6 anglers safely and comes with a toilet.

All rods, reels, bait and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will also include all the necessary fishing licenses and ice needed. Just bring your cooler along for the ride!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Afternoon (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $750
    A great value for those looking to get on the water. Inshore light tackle trolling and sight casting on Payback for Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Cobia, Ribbon Fish, Blues, Trigger fish, Sheepshead, Spade fish, Stripers, Trout, Flounder, and more depending on the time of year and conditions.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    A great value for those looking to get on the water. Inshore light tackle trolling and sight casting on Payback for Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Cobia, Ribbon Fish, Blues, Trigger fish, Sheepshead, Spade fish, Stripers, Trout, Flounder, and more depending on the time of year and conditions.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,150
    These trips are typically 10-15 miles from Rudee Inlet on Payback and are dedicated to fishing for the best Virginia Beach has to offer nearshore. Depending on the time of year, you can look catch cobia, spadefish, sheepshead, triggers, flounder, drum, sea bass, mackeral, ribbon fish and more.
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Handline
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    Full Day Mid-Shore Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,650
    These extended trips are 25 to 30 miles from Rudee Inlet on Payback and are dedicated to finding more fish than you have ever caught before! You will catch several different species using a variety of bottom fishing techniques including black seabass, flounder, spadefish, and triggers while also looking for topwater Mahi, Cobia and others on the fly.
    Types of fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Handline
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    Offshore Trolling and Deep Dropping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    US $2,350
    Deep sea fishing 60 to 85 miles offshore using a combination of trolling and deep dropping to maximize your experience depending on the time of year, conditions, and the your requested target species. These trips can produce Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi, Tilefish, Sharks, Swordfish, and more. You will use both manual and electric reels trolling and fishing the oceans depths!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
    Needlefish
    Needlefish
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
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FAQs about Payback Sportfishing LLC

Payback Sportfishing LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $750 per group - Half Day Afternoon (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Half Day Morning (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,150 per group - Nearshore Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $1,650 per group - Full Day Mid-Shore Wreck Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $2,350 per group - Offshore Trolling and Deep Dropping (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Payback Sportfishing LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

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

Payback Sportfishing LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Payback Sportfishing LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Payback Sportfishing LLC include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Captain

David Dively
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
ID & license verified
29 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2022
Captain David Dively love of fishing started as a kid on the freshwater ponds and lakes of Pennsylvania and continued as an adult on the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. The draw of ocean eventually called him to chase sea monsters and he found his home in VA Beach. Captain Dave will work with you on what you are looking to catch, and how you want to catch it, whether it is inshore, nearshore, or in the deep blue waters offshore.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Egg Harbor Predator (Sportfishing) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 505HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (26)
Nice boat, knowledgeable crew
Nice boat, knowledgeable crew
Great time wreck fishing
+23
Angler rating
22
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
81%
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Adam S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great boat and crew.

VERIFIED   Mahi Mahi Full Day on October 28, 2023
It was a good day. 21 Sea Bass, 2 large Flounder, and a nice Trigger. Captain David and First Mate Tim were top-notch. Nice...
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Christopher A.
Aylett, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Mahi Trip

VERIFIED   Mahi Mahi Full Day on August 26, 2023
The crew and captain were amazing and kind. They were very knowledgeable and a joy to be around. My friend got seasick and...
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Ian C.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Nice boat, knowledgeable crew

VERIFIED   Half Day Morning (AM) on November 13, 2023
Super clean boat.  Good electronics.  Can totally find fish.  Nice rods and reels.  Enclosed cabin, so warm and dry underway. ...
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Tom D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time wreck fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Mid-Shore Wreck Fishing on October 12, 2023
Captain Dave and mate Tim helped us have a great time, caught sea bass, mahi, triggerfish, and spade fish. Highly recommend!
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John S.
Suffolk, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   Full Day Mid-Shore Wreck Fishing on July 4, 2023
Had a great time on the Payback. Captain David and mate Jack gave use a great day of fishing.
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