Captain Billy’s Charters

Going fast!
545 Harveys Neck Road
Heathsville VA, United States

Captain Billy Pipkin is a USCG licensed 100 ton Master with 31 years of experience in the charter fishing industry, and also the owner of Captain Billy’s Charters and Ingram Bay Marina located on the Chesapeake Bay near Reedville, Virginia. For the serious angler, Capt. Billy is a proven tournament winner, while family and corporate groups also enjoy his outstanding personality and humor.

Join them aboard their 46’ custom-built ‘Liquid Assets II’ for a day of first class fishing. It comes powered by a 700HP Caterpillar engine, and is equipped with a full set of Raymarine and Furuno navigational equipment and Icom VHF radio, all ready to get you to the action quickly and safely. The boat is USCG certified to accommodate up to 35 anglers, and features a very specious and large open deck with cover, a roomy cabin with dining area that is cool in summer and heated in the winter, as well as a full-sized bathroom for your comfort.

Captain Billy’s Charters specialize in trolling, and bottom fishing on both the bay and ocean, as well as fishing with both light and heavy tackle. When heading out on Chesapeake Bay you will target species such as Striped Bass, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Flounder, and Cobia, while ocean trips will have you chasing hard-fighting species including Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Striped Bass, as well as Grouper, Tilefish, Sea Bass and more when deep ocean bottom fishing. Trips include the use of quality Penn rods & reels, terminal tackle, live bait, lures, fishing licenses, while cleaning and filleting of your catch is included in the tip for the First Mate. To enhance your fishing experience, Capt Billy’s Charters also offer a “Cook-Your-Catch” option for charters, as well as on-site overnight accommodations.

Book a fishing adventure with Capt Billy’s Charters, and join their impressive clientele who include professional athletes, large corporations, entrepreneurs, families, and most of all, everyday outdoor enthusiast


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Apr - 31 Dec
    US$ 1000
    up to 8 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Spend the day inshore fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, Rivers or Ocean targeting Striped Bass (Rockfish), Bluefish, Mackerel, Drum, Cobia, Trout, Flounder, Spot and Croaker. Price includes the use of quality Penn rods & reels, terminal tackle, live bait, lures, fishing licenses, while catch cleaning and filleting is included in the tip for the First Mate.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore PM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:15 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Oct
    US$ 680
    up to 8 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Fish for same species as our Full Day Trip, such as Striped Bass (Rockfish), Bluefish, Mackerel, Drum, Cobia, Trout, Flounder, Spot and Croaker, as well as for other inshore species like Speckled Trout. Price includes the use of quality Penn rods & reels, terminal tackle, live bait, lures, fishing licenses, while catch cleaning and filleting is included in the tip for the First Mate.
  • Private trip
    Cruise to Tangier Island - AM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 Nov (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 650
    up to 9 persons
    + US$ 60
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Cruise to Tangier Island - PM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 Nov
    US$ 650
    up to 9 persons
    + US$ 60
    each additional person
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Cobia
Flounder

Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 700HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
35 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Billy Pipkin
Heathsville, Virginia, United States
Member since February 2016
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Captain Billy Pipkin was destined to spend his life on the water. He acquired his first vessel at the young age of five, a sailing skiff that was converted to a rowboat. He spent time with his father learning how to catch fish and crab, and in turn developed a deep love and respect for the water. As a teen, he spent his summers commercial crabbing, and also learned to sail before heading to college and completing a business degree. The corporate world, however, was not able to compete with the magic of the water, and so Capt. Billy embarked on a joint venture with his father to own and operate a marina before eventually starting his own fishing charter business in 1987. A few years later when Capt. Billy’s father passed away, he made the decision to run both businesses. With the support of his family, they have been able to grow both businesses successfully. Capt. Billy is not only a highly experienced USCG licensed master, but also a fishing columnist,​ and speaker for various events.
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