Knot Tell’n Charters

Knot Tell’n Charters is located in Virginia Beach and specializes in inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing trips from Rudee Inlet. Captain Scott welcomes any angler to join the adventure, the age and expertise don’t matter.

Enjoy your fishing trip with Knot Tell’n Charters aboard a spacious 57-foot Bobby Sullivan yacht, which comes powered by twin 750 HP Caterpillar C-12 Diesel engines for more security and speed. This is a clean, seaworthy vessel, which can comfortably take up to six guests. The boat is fully rigged with navigational electronics, which include a radar, a VHF radio, a fish finder, and a GPS. Equipped with a flybridge, am anchoring system, an ice-box, a live bait tank, and a fighting chair, the vessel is air-conditioned inside and has a toilet, a shower, a multimedia system with a TV, a kitchen with a refrigerator, and a bedroom. What else is needed?

Knot Tell’n Charters has tailored a variety of packages to choose from. You can fish inshore, nearshore, or head 35 miles offshore. Virginia Beach offers many fishing opportunities and is rich with various species all year round. The trips will have you tackling various fish, such as Mahi Mahi, White Marlin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Tilefish, Grouper, and who knows what else you may find at the end of your line! You will be guided through the best methods to get some outstanding catches.

Each trip with Knot Tell’n Charters comes inclusive with fishing licenses, rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. There is a fish cleaning service at the marina for a small extra fee. You can feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks with you if you want.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Offshore – Deep Dropping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $2,500
    This trip consist of traveling 50-80 miles from shore to the deep bottom ledges of the Gulf Stream waters in search of Blueline & Golden Tilefish, Large Black Sea Bass, Rosefish, Grouper & possibly even Swordfish. Just bring your crew, some drinks or snacks & let us provide the rest. We use electric & conventional reels to bring these fish to the surface from over 300+ feet down.
  • Private trip
    Offshore-Gulf Stream-Tuna & Mahi
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $2,500
    This is the trip you want to have the opporitunity for a "Fish Of A Lifetime". On this trip we target Yellowfin Tuna, Big Eye Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo & other large Pelagic species. This trip consist of traveling 50-80 miles from shore to the Gulf Stream waters in search of the big boys. Just bring your crew, Some drinks or snacks & let us provide the rest.
  • Private trip
    Fall & Winter Wreck Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jan 31
    $1,800
    This trip specifically targets bottom fish that dwell around wrecks & reefs. Usually Seabass & Tautog but sometime you get surprised by Trigger fish, Flounder, Cod, False Albacore & even Sharks. Chase away the end of Summer blues by getting out on the water for a fun day of fishing!
  • Private trip
    Middle Grounds – Near Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $1,800
    This is a unique package, Ideal for semi experienced anglers who want that full offshore experience without the time & cost involved with traveling all the way to the Canyons. We will travel approx 20 to 35 miles out & troll for Mahi -Mahi, King Mackerel, Bonita, False Albacore, Bluefish, Barracuda & although unusual.... have even caught Marlin,Wahoo & Tuna in these areas. OR... if conditions are good...we can also check wrecks for Amberjack, Spadefish, Triggerfish & more.
  • Private trip
    Striper/Rockfish Fishing Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31
    $1,600
    These trips can be a great way to shake off the end of Summer blues & get out on the water for some fishing. This trip will take you up into the Chesapeake bay to target smaller schoolie & huge striper sometimes reaching 50-60 lbs. They are an extremely fun fish to catch and are wonderful table fare.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $945
    You & your crew will be fishing within 10 miles of Rudee Inlet. while Most times trolling along the oceanfront or sometimes bottom or sight fishing we may catch... Drum, Cobia, Spadefish, Sheepshead, Sharks, Striper, Flounder, Spanish Mackeral, Bluefish, Puppy Drum, Speckled Trout, Tautog, Croaker, Spot, Triggerfish & Striper . Please Check Local Fishing Reports Or Call The Captain To See What Is Biting during your preferred dates.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    You & your crew will be fishing within 5 miles of Rudee Inlet. while Most times trolling along the oceanfront or sometimes bottom or sight fishing we may catch... Drum, Cobia, Spadefish, Sheepshead, Sharks, Striper, Flounder, Spanish Mackeral, Bluefish, Puppy Drum, Speckled Trout, Tautog, Croaker, Spot, Triggerfish & Striper . Please Check Local Fishing Reports Or Call The Captain To See What Is Biting during your preferred dates.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 2
    $650
    You & your crew will be fishing within 5 miles of Rudee Inlet. while Most times trolling along the oceanfront or sometimes bottom or sight fishing we may catch... Drum, Cobia, Spadefish, Sheepshead, Sharks, Striper, Flounder, Spanish Mackeral, Bluefish, Puppy Drum, Speckled Trout, Tautog, Croaker, Spot, Triggerfish & Striper . Please Check Local Fishing Reports Or Call The Captain To See What Is Biting during your preferred dates.
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About the Charter Operator

Knot Tell’n Charters
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
10 Fishing Reports
77 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2017
Captain Scott Horton has been fishing Virginia & Carolina waters all his life & truly enjoys every aspect of fishing. He is experienced in all forms of fishing from inshore Striped Bass & Cobia to offshore Tuna & Blue Marlin. He is U.S.C.G licensed, First Aid & C.P.R Certified. He and his team will make sure you have a memorable day on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Marlin (White) White Marlin
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Spadefish Spadefish

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

Boat Specs

Bobby Sullivan (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 750HP Caterpillar C-12 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
57 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
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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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Half day inshore trip with Capt Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 24, 2021
The fishing wasn’t very good due to recent severe weather and water conditions. Certainly not for lack of effort! Capt’s...
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Half day with Scott and Pete for Knot Telling

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on July 27, 2021
Incredible experience fushing with great guys. A amazing boat that was very clean and comfortable to ride on. We are ready...
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Offshore Trip

VERIFIED   Offshore-Gulf Stream-Tuna & Mahi on September 11, 2021
The Captain and First Mate worked together like a well oiled machine. Once they got us on the fish they worked together to...
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Half day inshore trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 28, 2021
Pete and Scott did everything they could do to help us find some fish. We found some and the catching was fun. It was a beautiful...
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Half day inshore with Capt. Pete and Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 7, 2021
Fabulous time on the water. Mackerel bite was stellar. Team is experienced and enjoyable! Highly recommended!
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FAQs about Knot Tell’n Charters

Knot Tell’n Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $945 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Striper/Rockfish Fishing Charter (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Fall & Winter Wreck Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Middle Grounds – Near Offshore (8 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - Offshore – Deep Dropping (12 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - Offshore-Gulf Stream-Tuna & Mahi (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Knot Tell’n Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair (Release)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System (surround sound blue tooth audio system)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Knot Tell’n Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (works very hard for tips only)
  • Fishing License

Knot Tell’n Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing ("20-35 miles From Shore")
  • Offshore Fishing ("40-65 Miles From Shore")
  • Wreck Fishing (Botton Fishing around reefs & wrecks)

Knot Tell’n Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Knot Tell’n Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo