Prowler Fishing Charter

Prowler Fishing Charter will take you on one of the most exciting trips you will ever take, as you explore the rich waters out of Norfolk, VA. Whether you’re a family looking for a fun day out, or a pro searching for that prized catch, there’s something for you.

Captain Louis Hocker is a father of two boys who has been fishing his whole life. He grew up in a fishing family and has continued the tradition by taking his own sons on the water as soon as they were able to stand on their own feet. Along with his dedicated crew, he promises to give you his undivided attention, treating you like his own family, and by putting you on the fish.

Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard the stunning 42’ Hatteras offshore sportfishing boat, that comes fitted with everything you need for a comfortable ride to sea. Make yourself at home in between bites, and settle in for a smooth ride.

Head out to the rich waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and get your hands on some prized fish. Explore everywhere from the inshore fishing grounds to the deep waters offshore, and there’s no end to what you can catch. Target beauties such as Spanish Mackerel, Black Seabass, and Redfish in the shallows, along with monstrous Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Amberjack offshore.

This is a very child and family-friendly charter where liquor is not permitted, but you are welcome to bring along canned beer, and smoking is only allowed outside. The first mate works for tips, and will do his/her best to make your stay on the boat an enjoyable one. A gratuity of 20% is customary and very much appreciated.

With everything needed for a productive day on board provided, there’s nothing left for you to do but come aboard. Prowler Fishing Charter offers a range of fishing experiences like no other, so come and take advantage of it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    15 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,800
    The deeper the water, the bigger the fish, so get ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime as you head to the heart of the Atlantic in search of some monster fish. Along the canyons, you'll come into contact with beauties such as Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Swordfish, and Tuna, among many more. Each of these beasts promises an incredible fight to come aboard, so make sure you're full of energy, as you look to land the catch of a lifetime.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,500
    Head to the deep waters of the Atlantic and test your skills and strength against some fishing royalty. Over the course of 12 hours, you're sure to see some monster fish, such as Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo, as you troll the offshore waters and even try deep dropping. You'll practice catch and release against Billfish, while you can also head home with plenty of meat if you land one of the other beauties.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,000
    Head out to the Gulf Stream and beyond on this mammoth trip, that will see you go up against some of the biggest fish in the Ocean. Surrounded by the open seas, you'll get to concentrate solely on the fishing, testing your skills and strength time and time again. Go after Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and a range of Billfish, as you look to land that trophy-sized catch and plenty of meat to take home.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore Wrecks
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,700
    Explore some of the most productive fishing grounds in the Atlantic, as you hit up the sunken wrecks out of Norfolk, VA. These feeding grounds attract some exciting and delicious fish that grow to incredible sizes here, so you'd better be ready for an intense fight against jumbo Black Sea Bass, Tautog, Amberjack, and Spadefish, as you look to fill the boat with some tasty treat.
  • Private trip
    Striper/ Rockfish trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jan 1
    $1,485
    Target migratory striped bass and schooling strip bass in the Chesapeke bay. Trolling and drifting live and artifical baits to catch rockfish!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    There's nothing quite as breathtaking as a fight against some of the ocean's most dangerous predators, so why not spend a whole day making the most of it? Get out on the deep waters of the Atlantic and battle it out with a range of Sharks. You'll have the adrenaline pumping throughout the day, as you land a monster you'll never forget.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,125
    Exploring the nearshore waters out of Norfolk, VA, will see you waste no time in going fishing. Within minutes, you'll cast your line, as you try bottom fishing and trolling for beauties such as Cobia, Redfish, Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Amberjack and Spanish Mackerel. Explore a range of fishing grounds, test out a range of techniques, and head home with plenty of meat to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Fall week day special inshore trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $950
    Full day inshore trip fishing for Trout,Reds,Blues, Striped Bass,Sea Bass,Toug,Spot,Croaker,and Sharks!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Let the captain know what you want to target as you have the option of fishing a range of different fishing grounds on this 6-hour trip. Hit the inshore shallows, the nearshore reefs and wrecks, or head a little further offshore, and there's no end to what you catch. Target Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Black Seabass, Striped Bass, and more, on what promises to be a fun-filled day out.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    Spending that little bit extra on the water gives you the chance to explore a wider range of fishing grounds, as you try bottom fishing and trolling along the reefs, wrecks, and open waters. Get ready for a fun-filled fishing adventure, going after some tough-fighting creatures such as Mackerel, Bluefish, False Albacore, and more, and head home with more than just great memories.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $625
    Get out on the water first thing in the morning, and test your fishing skills in some of the East Coast's richest fishing grounds. Whether you're a family looking for a fun day out, or a pro looking for that fix of fishing, there's something for you, as you hit up the reefs and wrecks and go bottom fishing for a range of delicious fish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $625
    Come aboard refreshed after lunch and ready to get your fish on. Spend 4 hours bottom fishing for a range of exciting and delicious fish, as you hit up the reefs and wrecks nearshore. Go after beauties such as Seabass, Redfish, Mackerel, and many more, no matter if it's your first time on the water or you're a seasoned pro.
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About the Captain

Louis Hocker
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
16 Fishing Reports
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118 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2016
Captain Louis has been fishing since he was a little boy with his father and grandfather. He loves fishing with guests, as it gives him a great deal of satisfaction to see their smiling happy faces as they reel in their catch. He has 2 sons who he's been taking fishing with him since they were able to walk, and they love it, too!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spadefish Spadefish

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1974, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 450HP Detriot Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
42 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Denise S.
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Half day trip with Cap Luis and First Mate Maria

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 25, 2021
We had the most wonderful time on our fishing trip last week.  It was perfect weather to be out on the water. First mate Maria...
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 25, 2021
Captain Lou and first mate Maria a.k.a the BOSS were amazing.  They both were very knowledgeable and did everything possible...
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Huntingtown, Maryland
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Last minute winter fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on December 21, 2020
Captain Hocker and his first mate Maria were top notch.  They accepted our reservation with less than 24 hours’ notice,...
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Half day trip with captain Louis

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 28, 2021
The Prowler is a very nice vessel, Has nice facilities,very good equipment and Avery hard working first mate,Maria.Our party...
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The Prowler is On Point

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on November 26, 2021
My son and I had a fantastic day with Captain Lou and his first mate Maria.  I highly recommend this trip for individuals...
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FAQs about Prowler Fishing Charter

Prowler Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $625 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $625 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - Fall week day special inshore trip (8 hours)
  • $1,125 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,485 per group - Striper/ Rockfish trip (8 hours)
  • $1,700 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore Wrecks (10 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $2,800 per group - 15 Hour Trip (15 hours)

When you book a trip with Prowler Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Prowler Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Mate works strictly for tips. 20% is appreciated )
  • Fishing License

Prowler Fishing Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Sea Bass, Spadefish)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Spanish Mackerel, Blue fish, Stripped Bass, Cobia)
  • Offshore Fishing (Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Dophin)
  • Reef Fishing (Taugtog, Sea Bass, Crocker, Spot, Founder, Trigger)
  • Wreck Fishing (Sea Bass, Amberjack, Taugtog, Spadefish)

Prowler Fishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Prowler Fishing Charter include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo