Marshland Expeditions

Hop aboard “Marshland Expeditions”, family-friendly charter specializing in inshore fishing surrounding the Poquoson Flats, Virginia! Captain Sonny Insley is a local guide with over 5 decades of experience at the helm. A day out with him in this stunning fishing destination is one you won’t soon forget!

Hop aboard his 19’ Carolina Skiff, powered by a 50 HP Yamaha engine, and ideal for up 3 anglers. She’s equipped with GPS to help you find the fish and life jackets for safety. What’s more, she has an anchoring system to make sure you stay put once you spot your targets.

You’ll cruise the inshore waters in Poquoson, chasing the best fish the area has to offer. It’s all about hooking into delicious Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Besides the great fishing, you’ll take in the beautiful scenery of Poquoson’s shoreline – you won’t want to forget your camera!

Captain Sonny is a great teacher. He’ll provide all the gear you need for a productive day and share his knowledge to help you land the big ones. experience. He can even accommodate fly fishing, provided you bring your own equipment.

Bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy and prepare for the East Coast fishing adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Creek fishing in the shallows!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $200
    We'll be fishing in the creeks for redfish and specks plus all the inshore species that love to hide in this hidden treasure of these creeks most dont know about! Perfect for a quick trip without much running time so we can get you hooked up ! Trips like this are fun and relaxing , come join us , book a trip. Thanks Sonny up to 3 people.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Speckled Trout
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Nov 10
    $300
    Spend 4 hours going after Speckled Trout on this trip dedicated to the delicious fish! Capt. Sonny provides all of the gear you need, as well as fishing licenses and drinks. Feel free to bring along any snacks you'd like to have and set off! Departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 10
    $300
    Spend the morning bottom fishing for the various fish that call these waters home. Trout is by far the most popular catch and you'll go home with full coolers, together with Redfish! Capt. Sonny takes care of your gear, licenses, and drinks. Feel free to bring along any snacks you'd like to have and you're good to go! Departure time is flexible.
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FAQs about Marshland Expeditions

Marshland Expeditions offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per group - Creek fishing in the shallows! (2 hours)
  • $300 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Speckled Trout (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Bottom Fishing (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Marshland Expeditions, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • GPS

Trips booked with Marshland Expeditions include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Marshland Expeditions offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Marshland Expeditions offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Marshland Expeditions include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout

About the Captain

Sonny Insley
Poquoson, Virginia, United States
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103 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout 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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 103 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Captain Sonny
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Jenna M.
Williamsburg, Virginia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Best Father's Day Gift Ever!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Bottom Fishing on June 25, 2022
I booked a trip with Captain Sonny for my husband, son, and husband’s friend to enjoy a day out fishing together and they...
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Theodore B.
Temple Hills, MD
Excellent
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2 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Creek fishing in the shallows! on May 10, 2023
I wanted to just get on the water for a few hours and catch some fish and get back home before traffic, Sunny 2 hour trip did...
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Jeffrey W.
Williamsburg, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good times, good company.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Bottom Fishing on June 15, 2022
The captain is quite knowledgeable and experienced in his craft. He is ready and willing to answer any fishing questions you...
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Ted P.
Fredericksburg, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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FANTASTIC DAY ON THE WATER WITH SONNY

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Bottom Fishing on July 16, 2022
It’s hard to describe what a great time I had on this trip.  We hit schools of bluefish, and I have never had so much quick...
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Joshua H.
Portsmouth, Virginia
Excellent
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Captain Sonny

VERIFIED   NEW  Creek fishing in the shallows! on May 29, 2023
My boys and I had a great time with Sonny. Highly recommend. Very attentive and very knowledgeable. Will definitely be using...
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