Virginia Beach has a fish with your name on it, so let Shelton’s Charter Fishing help you catch it! Your guide for the day is Captain Chuck, bringing aboard years of professional experience.

Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Flounder, King Mackerel, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Tautog, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and more can be found in these waters, depending on when you go. For these species, you’re likely to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle.

Your adventure begins aboard a 32’ Albemarle convertible with space for 6 passengers. It has outriggers, a fighting chair, and all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Rods, reels, and tackle are covered by the charter, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but be sure to ask about it so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

You’ll have the help of a First Mate to put you on fish. Mates often work for tips and it’s customary to offer them a 10–20% tip.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Have in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

It’s never a bad idea to bring sunglasses, bottled water, and sunscreen (non-spray). If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now and then the fish might get away, but a day on the water never should. So make it happen, with Shelton’s Charter Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Sunset Fishing Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US $425
    Enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Virginia Beach skyline while trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish!
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $600
    Our inshore half-day trips will be targeting selected species in the Chesapeake Bay area out to 3 miles from offshore. Bring food and drinks as the captain will supply the rest. Please tip your mate at least 20%.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $600
    Our inshore half-day trips will be targeting selected species in the Chesapeake Bay area out to 3 miles from offshore. Bring your food and drinks, as the captain will supply the rest. Please tip your first mate at least 20%.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $800
    This morning trip gives you the opportunity to experience the sunrise, and more time on the water, which means MORE FISH! We will be targeting selected species in the Chesapeake Bay, CBBT area out to 3 miles offshore. Bring your drinks and food, as the captain will provide the rest. Please tip your first mat at least 20%.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $800
    This trip gives you the opportunity to experience a possible sunset from the water, and more time on the water means MORE FISH! We will be targeting selected species in the Chesapeake Bay, CBBT area out to 3 miles offshore. Bring your food and drinks, as the captain will provide the rest. Please tip your first mate at least 20%.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,600
    This is our most popular trip. On this trip, we will be going offshore up to 40 miles to fish the plentiful wrecks in search of trophy fish. These trips average 8-9 hours. Bring your food and drinks, as the captain will provide everything needed. Please tip your first mate at least 20%.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    Bluefin Tuna "INSHORE" 8 hour
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Jan 31
    US $1,600
    Enjoy the thrill of Bluefin tuna fishing... INSHORE! Every few years, we get an opportunity to catch these giant fish close to shore. And they are showing up inshore now. Don't miss out on a chance to catch a fish of a lifetime without the "offshore" cost. We can keep fish up to 73".
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    US $2,999
    Looking for BIG FISH? We will travel up to 70 miles in search of Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, and Mahi-Mahi. This is a very popular trip due to the fact that at any time we can catch that trophy fish you're looking for and fight multiple fish at the same time. Bring your food and drinks, as the captain will provide everything else that's needed. Please tip your first mate at least 20%.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
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FAQs about Shelton's Charter Fishing

Shelton's Charter Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $425 per group - Sunset Fishing Cruise (2 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore Wreck (8 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - Bluefin Tuna "INSHORE" 8 hour (8 hours)
  • US $2,999 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Shelton's Charter Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Shelton's Charter Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Shelton's Charter Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Shelton's Charter Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Shelton's Charter Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Chuck Shelton
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
11 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2022
Captain Chuck grew up in the small fishing town of Bowers Beach, Delaware. As a young kid, he wanted to follow in his great-grandfather's footsteps and become a charter boat captain. He started his fishing career in Delaware Bay as an early teen his obsession has led him up and down the East Coast chasing all kinds of species of fish. With over 30 years of fishing experience, he has chosen Virginia Beach, Va. as his place to make his dream become reality in 2022. As much as he loves finding and catching fish himself, he ultimately loves sharing his knowledge and watching others catch fish, and having a memorable day on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Albemarle (Convertible) originally built in 1993. Powered by 2 370HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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.
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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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