Backlash Sportfishing

200 Winston Salem Avenue
Virginia Beach VA, United States

Come fish aboard the Backlash, a 56 ft custom built Carolina boat that can take up to 6 people out in pure luxury.  Whether you want to fish for a full day or a half day, offshore or nearshore, Backlash Sportfishing will accommodate your needs. You will be fishing one of the most underrated fishing grounds on the East Coast, which is only just starting to be recognized for its outstanding fishing during the summer months and great fishing that extends right into early Fall.

The Backlash is equipped with all the latest equipment used to catch a variety of fish. As well as being full of fishing gear, inside, it is more like a yacht than a fishing boat. You will find huge flatscreen satellite TVs waiting for you - sit back and enjoy the ride to the fishing grounds in style. With two bathrooms, two showers, three staterooms, and excellent living conditions, this is a boat to remember.

Captain Steve Richardson is at the helm of Backlash. Steve has been fishing the waters off VA and NC since he was a young boy and you will find no one better qualified in the Atlantic region to catch you the fish of a lifetime.  Capt. Steve has won his fair share of tournaments on the East coast including winning the 2015 White Marlin Open. Whether you are fishing for the elusive Blue Marlin, or are hoping to experience the hot White Marlin action in August and September, or wish to target Tuna, Mahi, or bottom fish, Capt Steve will put you on your chosen fish for sure.

The crew on the Backlash will see to your every need while on the water, while also offering you their vast knowledge of local fishing and entertaining personalities! If you are looking for a bucket list trip with the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime, this is the boat for you.

Everything necessary for you to enjoy great fishing out on the waters off Virginia Beach is provided including fishing licenses.  The only thing you need to bring is what you want to eat and drink and of course a hat, sunglasses and sunscree

Come fish aboard the Backlash, a 56 ft custom built Carolina boat that can take up to 6 people out in pure luxury.  Whether you want to fish for a full day or a half day, offshore or nearshore, Backlash Sportfishing will accommodate your needs. You

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Trip Date:
  • Overnight Trip - Swordfish/Tuna
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 2 day minimum, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 4800 private charter / day
  • Full Day Trip - Offshore
    12 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 2400 private charter
  • Full Day Trip - Nearshore
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1600 private charter
  • 5 Hour Inshore
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 850 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 650 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Marlin (Blue)
  Marlin (White)

  Spanish Mackerel
  Tuna (Albacore)
  Tuna (Bigeye)

  Tuna (Skipjack)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Custom Carolina (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 1700HP Detroits engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

56 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1% fee.

About the Captain

Steve Richardson
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Member since July 2015
My father ran one of the first Charter boats out of Virginia Beach. My brother and I have been fishing from a very young age and we both love the sport. I am a USCG Licensed Master Captain and I have fished extensively along the East Coast, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, St. Thomas and many other islands in the Caribbean. I love the competitive camaraderie of the fishing world. We are a tight knit group here in the Mid-Atlantic. Virginia Beach is a great spot to fish. There is nothing better than hooking up to a big Blue Marlin in the morning, catching some Whites in the mid-day and trolling for Bigeyes late in the afternoon. This is truly one of the best places to fish in the world and I'm very fortunate to be a part of it.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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Have fished with Capt. Steve many times, both pleasure and tournaments. He is the best.

Fished August 26, 2017
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