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 700 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
    Extended Day – Deep Dropping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    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
    Extended Day – Full Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    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
    Middle Grounds – Near Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    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
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 1
    $895
    price breakdown
    $895
    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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 1
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    Afternoon Cruise/Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This is a trip focused on enjoying the afternoon on a beautiful 57 foot Custom Carolina Sportfisher cruising along the oceanfront. Along the way you can enjoy the sights of all the landmarks, boats, parasailers, dolphins, ships & more. We will put out a couple of lines to also have the chance to maybe catch a few fish along the way. This is a wonderful way to enjoy the evening in Virginia Beach. If your focus is purely to catch a lot of fish, this may not be the trip for you. Alcohol & food are permitted.
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About the Captain

Scott Horton
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
65 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

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

Boat Specs

Bobby Sullivan (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 700HP Caterpillar C-12 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
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
PayPal
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 65 reviews
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Full day trip with Captain Scott and Pete
State qualifying Spanish Mackerel!
Half Day Trip with Capt Pete and Capt Scott
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Andy K.
Muncie, IN
 5.00
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Amazing morning charter!

VERIFIED   June 30, 2020
My family of 6 recently had the pleasure of chartering with Captains Pete and Scott-I’ll cut to the chase-this was an incredible...
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Clay C.
Portsmouth, VA
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain Scott and Pete

VERIFIED   July 26, 2020
These two guys made this trip something we could all remember forever. Everything to the hospitality to the commentary and...
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Andrew E.
Chesapeake, VA
 5.00
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3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   July 5, 2020
Worth every penny. We caught Spanish Mackerel right off the bat and caught close to our limit, then we caught 40 ribbon fish...
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Ronald D.
Syracuse, NY
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Capt Pete and Capt Scott

VERIFIED   July 22, 2020
Started out nice with a couple small cobia at the buoys - got better as we ran into a hot spot South of the Marina - 47 nice...
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Tracy R.
Hampton, VA
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Deep sea tuna fishing

VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
Great trip even with half the group seasick! Kept us engaged, explained everything completely, showed us how things worked...
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