Book your next trip with Catherine C. Charters and discover what makes fishing in Virginia Beach unique. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Bob knows them forwards and back.

Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and more could be biting, depending on when you go. On the day of your trip, you’re likely to troll using light tackle.  Any fish within the legal limit is yours to keep. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned Now that’s dinner!

You’ll be casting lines from a spacious 43’ open cockpit vessel with toilet and shade awning, bench seating, and all modern sportfishing amenities. Lots of open sunny, and shady space for up to 6 passengers. It has all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. Capt. Bob has rods and reels for you.

Trips are run with the help of a First Mate. Mates often work for tips, and it’s customary to offer them a 10–20% tip. There’s no need to buy a fishing license, just show up ready for some fishing!

Planning a family adventure? Kids are welcome! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. It’s always wise to bring snacks, drinks, sunglasses, and sunblock (non-spray). Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Catherine C. Charters will make it easy for you to go fishing in Virginia Beach. So, how about booking that trip?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – fishing/ cruise
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    US $400
    These trips are available not only at 4pm If you wish to go fishing from 2 p.m. onwards, please get in touch with the captain to let him know about the time. May 15 / Oct 1st
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    US $600
    Enjoy a 4-hour inshore fishing trip trolling for Spanish Mackerel, Ribbonfish, Cobia, Bluefish, and Red Drum. From 7–11 a.m. and 12–4 p.m. Seasonal May 15 - Oct 1
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $600
    Enjoy a 4-hour inshore afternoon trip trolling for Spanish Mackeral and Ribbonfish. There's also the possibility of Red Drum or Cobia. May 15 / oct 1
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
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FAQs about Catherine C. Charters

Catherine C. Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group - 2 Hour Trip – fishing/ cruise (2 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Catherine C. Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Radar

Trips booked with Catherine C. Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (for an additional fee)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Catherine C. Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing

Catherine C. Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Catherine C. Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Bob Crisher
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
19 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2023
Get ready for an incredible fishing experience with Captain Bob Crisher, who has an impressive 38 years of fishing experience. Hop aboard our spacious 43' Donelle and go trolling for exciting catches like Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many others. Customers can't stop raving about the roomy vessel and Captain Bob's incredible expertise. Join him for a memorable fishing trip that you'll be talking about for years to come!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat specs

Donelle (Sportfishing) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
for an additional fee
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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