Marshland Expeditions

105 Rens Road
Poquoson VA, United States

Marshland Expeditions is a family-friendly company that specializes in inshore fishing around the Poquoson Flats area, Virginia. The company is owned and operated by Captain Sonny, who is a native guide with a lot of experience on the helm. A day out with him on the stunning waters of a remote and attractive fishing destination will be a memorable experience that you won’t soon forget.

Enjoy your ride with Marshland Expeditions aboard a 19-foot Carolina Skiff, which comes powered by a 50 HP Yamaha engine and has a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots. The boat is equipped with a GPS and has a carrying capacity of four anglers. What’s more, there is an anchoring system to make sure you comfortably stay where you want to.

Marshland Expeditions offers fully guided and tailor-made trips at unbeatable rates. You will be cruising the inshore waters of Poquoson, chasing the best fish the area has to offer. As well as fishing, you will get a chance to admire the beautiful scenery of the Poquoson’s shoreline. So, don’t forget to bring your camera with you!

Captain Sonny is also a great teacher. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with his guests and friends, especially the younger anglers: seeing a smile on children’s faces when they catch their first fish is an amazing experience. With Captain Sonny, you will get a chance to practice different fishing techniques, such as light tackle, bottom fishing, popping, fly fishing, and drift fishing. Among your main targeted species will be Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout.

Your trip with Marshland Expeditions will include rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures, as well as your fishing licenses. The Captain will offer drinks, so you may feel free to bring your own snacks with you. As well as that, take your personal fly fishing equipment.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Bottom Fishing - AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 250
    up to 3 persons
    As the Captain says, the best fishing is working with the tide. You will be bottom fishing for the best species of the area, with Flounder among the popular catches. Your fishing licenses and equipment will be included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Bottom Fishing - PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 250
    up to 3 persons
    According to Captain Sonny, the best fishing is working with the tide. And for those anglers, who want to start their adventure a bit later in the afternoon, this package is ideal. Bring your own snacks if you want, all the rest will be provided, including your fishing equipment, licenses, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Inshore - Casting/Fly Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 250
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be fishing up in the flats 4' to 6' deep with Captain Sonny. The package is ideal for a family or a group of friends. Don't forget to bring your own fly fishing equipment!
  • Private trip
    Scenic cruise
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 150
    up to 3 persons
    Scenic cryise through Plum Tree Island Refuge uo to 4 people.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder
Redfish
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 50HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
GPS
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 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

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
American Express
Checks

About the Captain

Sonny Insley
Poquoson, Virginia, United States
Member since January 2017
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Captain Sonny Insley has over 50 years of experience on the water. His passion began at an early age of 6, when his father, a professional fisherman, took him fishing. An avid angler, Sonny grew up on the boat. He wanted to start his own charter company and in 2009 attended the Chesapeake Marine Training Institute to get the Coast Guard License. For Captain Sonny, the charters are not only about catching big fish. He enjoys the beauty and peace of being on the water.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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It was a hot day but he still managed to get me to the fish. Great guy and I will be going again.

Fished July 1, 2018
Sonny Insley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 1, 2018

Thanks very much, my pleasure to have you fish with us anytime ! Sonny

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We had an amazing time and everytime we set in the water we caught a fish or 100, just ask Sonny he’ll vouge

Fished June 30, 2018
Sonny Insley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 1, 2018

Thanks for going ! I am very happy y’all had a great time! Please come back anytime !

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Fished June 19, 2018
Sonny Insley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 20, 2018

Slow bite day ! I try my best to get my clients on fish and to just that most times on this day they did not cooperate and only a few were caught….can’t fight Mother Nature ! But I did offer the client 1\2 off on a fall speck trout charter! I put 110% effort in my business, we all have those days ! Thanks Sonny

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