Legacy Charters - 52 ft

227 Mediterranean Avenue
Virginia Beach VA, United States

Take a trip with Legacy Charters to see why fishing in Virginia Beach can be a famously exhilarating experience. With air from the Atlantic Ocean drifting tantalizingly from the coast and the famous Chesapeake Bay just around the corner, there is an incredibly diverse fishery just waiting to be explored. Whether you are hoping to take a huge Flounder home for the freezer or test your fishing skills against an exuberant White Marlin or speedy Wahoo, Legacy Charters of Virginia Beach will be able to cater to your wishes.

Your vessel will be the head-turning ‘Legacy’, a beautiful and lovingly restored boat that is thoroughly rigged out for a comfortable and successful sportfishing adventure. This 52 ft custom Buddy Davis Sportfisherman is fast, cruising at over 20 knots to get you offshore with plenty of time to fish. The boat’s air conditioned interior is furnished with plenty of comfortable seating, bunks to relax in, and a TV and DVD player in case you would like to relax inside on the way to the fishing grounds. Rigged with top of the range fishing gear and electronics, the boat has everything you need for a great day on the water. And with a maximum of six passengers on board, you and your friends will have ample space both inside and on deck.

Before booking your trip, you should decide whether you would like to explore the bountiful Chesapeake Bay, searching for great table fare such as Flounder, Tautog, Cobia, and Drum, or venture out into the ocean to troll for a Billfish, Wahoo, Tuna, or Mahi Mahi, or to bottom fish for Sea Bass and Tilefish.

Families and professional fishermen alike are welcomed on board the Legacy, with the able crew able to give even the most demanding of anglers a trip to remember while also teaching novices the basic tricks of the trade. Whether you are fishing with a group of buddies or a young family, you and your group will have something to remember.

Take a trip with Legacy Charters to see why fishing in Virginia Beach can be a famously exhilarating experience. With air from the Atlantic Ocean drifting tantalizingly from the coast and the famous Chesapeake Bay just around the corner, there is an

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Buddy Davis (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 660HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

52 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum


Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)

Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
For the big ones!
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
For the big ones!
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Or bring your own!
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Available at Marina for a fee
First Mate
Works for tips, 18-20% appreciated
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Bill Jenkins
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Member since May 2016
Captain Bill is a fourth generation fisherman who started his angling career at the age of five when he worked as a bait boy on his father’s boat. By the time he was 24 he had his captain’s license and was running charter boats for other captains. Eventually getting his first boat the “Southern Belle” in 1996, he moved the business to Virginia Beach in 2002 and hasn’t looked back since.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.41 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Fished August 29, 2017
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Great experience all around and caught a ton of Spanish Mackeral. Highly recommend!  Both the Captain and Mate were grear guys.  We really enjoyed the day.    Fishing on a piece of history on this true classic custom Carolina Sportfisherman was awesome.  Me and my boys had a great time.

Fished July 6, 2017
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First, it is important to note that Capt Jenkins and his mate Luke were very nice and professional and the boat was fine. The process started off by us trying to book with a different boat named the Veteran for my 50th birthday. We were reassigned the Legacy with Capt Bill Jenkins. We rolled with it. I made sure to contact the Capt prior to our trip because I wanted to make sure we did some shark fishing part of the time. I was taking my two sons on their first charter boat. I wanted to fish for sharks and the Capt agreed. The day of, we trolled for 5.5 hours. We trolled the same set of waters off Va Beach with one hard troll run off Sandbridge. The Captain showed no imagination as we fished the same depth ratios, no cut bait hit the water. Our trip was all spoons though he did move to smaller gauge gold spoons to mix things up. All day = no fish, no fish seen, maybe one bite. I noticed we were trolling with no change up for several hours but I didn’t say anything to the Capt because half way through the charter he dropped down and mentioned he “was not a clock watcher” and asked us to be patient. I took this as an indication some change up in strategy was coming. I figured we’d get to dropping bait. After 5 hours, I asked the mate about shark fishing and he stated, “we didn’t set up for chumming and that type of fishing today. I was surprised by that statement.  I was more surprised when we pulled into Rudee Inlet and I asked the Capt about not dropping lines for sharks as agreed on the phone several days earlier. He indicated that another boat told him over the radio that sharks were not biting in the shark area he usually fished. This was inconsistent with mate’s report that they had not equipped the boat for shark fishing that day. I didn’t confront the Capt with the inconsistency because I’ve fished for 46 years of my life to date and I know that there are no guarantees about catching fish when fishing. To add, I know all Captains want their customers to catch fish and Capt. Jenkins did give us an additional 1.5 hours of unimaginative but free trolling toward that effort. The BS answer and overall experience is better captured by 2.5 rating but when forced to choose, I went 2.  He did offer us $150 discount for ta future trip. Would have preferred trip as agreed on phone this time than future discount.

Fished July 1, 2017
Bill Jenkins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 3, 2017

So Sorry that you had a less than great day, we did our very best to try and catch you fish. As I mentioned to you at the conclusion of the trip, out of the 6 boats fishing there were only 5 fish caught, not including the one we lost. As for the depths, if you saw my chartplotter and depth machine you would have known that I ran a continuous S pattern from 15 to 40 foot of water. I did this in an effort to find the bait/fish and water temperatures above 63 degrees. The winds had pushed cold water in from Cape Henry to below Sandbridge and shut the fishing down all around us. The mate, as good as he is, had not spoken to the other capt that had tried shark fishing with no luck, and had no knowledge of that capt giving up and going back to trolling. Thats not really the mates job, and i apologize for not conveying that to you in a more effective manner. I did give you and extra hr and a half and a huge discount on your next charter,  which no other capt does. As far as agreeing to certain fishing on the phone days prior to fishing, certainly no one can predict the constantly changing weather or fishing conditions and we take all of that into consideration when deciding on the best bet to catch fish. Sometimes, it just doesn’t work out. We can’t change the conditions we just try to work around them. Again, I apologize for a less than desirable day, I wasn’t happy with the outcome either. There’s only so much imagination one can exercise when saltwater fishing, as this particular day the conditions beat us, not the fish.

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