Knot Tell’n Fishing Charters

Knot Tell’n Charters is a fully verified 100% legal, Coast Guard safety compliant fishing charter in Virginia Beach. We welcome everyone at all skill levels to come enjoy a great day of fishing with us!

Enjoy your fishing trip with Knot Tell’n Charters aboard our spacious Albemarle Express Sportfisher which comes powered by twin 550 HP Caterpillar Diesel engines for more security and speed. Albemarle boats are well known to be one of the best built production boats on the water.The boat is fully rigged with all the newest top of the line navigational electronics, which include 3 chartplotters, 60 mile radar, 3 VHF radios, 2 fish finders, and GPS. We take safety very seriously &  have more than standard safety equipment including an 8 man life raft, 2 EPIRB transmitters, Satellite phone, offshore life vests with indicator lights & all flare & signaling devices. The vessel is air-conditioned and has a nice clean Salon area with leather couches, bed, bathroom with shower, a multimedia system with a TV, a Galley area with microwave, fridge & freezer. The helm offers comfortable seating that keeps you near the action. The cockpit is rigged for fishing. Including outriggers, center rigger, live well, two fish boxes, bait prep station with freezer, Brand new custom built 8 rod Teak Wood leaning post, 4 electric reel connectors & freshly installed Sea dek padded flooring for comfort. What else is needed?

Knot Tell’n Charters has a variety of packages to choose from. You can fish inshore near land for Cobia, Red Drum, Spanish or King mackerel, Spadefish, Flounder & More or head 50+ miles offshore to the Gulf Stream waters for various fish such as Mahi Mahi, White & Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish, Tilefish, Grouper, and Much More! We provide all licenses, ice, bait, lures & top of the line rods & reels for every trip. Just bring your own sun glasses, sunscreen, food & drinks.And we will do the rest.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Afternoon Coastal Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 30
    US $350
    Bring Your significant other or group of friends up to six along with a few snacks & beverages to enjoy the mid afternoon on the Atlantic Ocean. We will leave the inlet for a slow troll along the Oceanfront where we may catch Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel or maybe if lucky...even Cobia or Red Drum. This is not a trip to "fill the cooler" but a great way to spend some time on the Atlantic Ocean with friends & family.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – 4 Hour Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 15
    US $625
    You & your crew will be fishing within 5 miles of land on this inshore trip. while Most times trolling along the oceanfront or sometimes sight fishing we may catch... Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Ribbon Fish, King Mackerel, Croaker, Spot with possibilities of Cobia & Red Drum. Please Check Local Fishing Reports Or Call The Captain To See What Is Biting during your preferred dates.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – 4 Hour Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 15
    US $625
    You & your crew will be fishing within 5 miles of land on this inshore trip. while Most times trolling along the oceanfront or sometimes sight fishing we may catch... Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Ribbon Fish, King Mackerel, Croaker, Spot with possibilities of Cobia & Red Drum. Please Check Local Fishing Reports Or Call The Captain To See What Is Biting during your preferred dates.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Inshore 4 Hour Shark Fishing (Am)
    In demand! Last booked: 19 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    US $625
    We catch many different Shark species inshore in Va. Beach. From Small to very large. You just never know what may be lurking on the ocean floor. We have released Hammerheads & Sand Tigers up over 400 lbs. We even have Great Whites, Black Tips, Bull Sharks & more! Most shark species can not be killed but Catching and great pictures & video is always a thrill!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Dogfish
    Dogfish
  • Private trip
    Inshore 4 Hour Shark Fishing (Pm)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    US $625
    We catch many different Shark species inshore in Va. Beach. From Small to very large. You just never know what may be lurking on the ocean floor. We have released Hammerheads & Sand Tigers up over 400 lbs. We even have Great Whites, Black Tips, Bull Sharks & more! Most shark species can not be killed but Catching and great pictures & video is always a thrill!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Dogfish
    Dogfish
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – 6 Hour Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $825
    This inshore trip allows a bit more time to target different species. While Most times trolling along the oceanfront or sometimes bottom or sight fishing we may catch... Spadefish, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Ribbon Fish & possibilities of Cobia & Red Drum. Please Check Local Fishing Reports Or Call The Captain To See What Is Biting during your preferred dates.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Cobia / Bull Red Drum
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 30
    US $825
    Unlike the normal 6 hour inshore trip where we target all biting fish. On this trip we will skip searching for smaller fish & target only the largest inshore hard fighting fish. Cobia & Bull Reds are the largest inshore fish "other than maybe sharks" that we can target. Although we can not keep the Bull Reds they make beautiful pictures & memories. Cobia Season starts on June 15th & can keep two per trip. When they average 40 - 80 lbs...Thats alot of meat! Catch & release only before June 15th
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    Fall & Winter Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 28
    US $1,600
    We will travel 15-35 miles from shore to target Black Seabass on the coastal wrecks off of Va. Beach. These trips sometimes produce other species such as Tautog, Flounder, Triggerfish, Bluefish, Sharks & more!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    Near Offshore – Troll / Wrecks
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,750
    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 King Mackerel, Skipjack Tuna, Bluefish, & if water conditions are right we may have possibilities of Mahi Mahi or Wahoo. Also if we are near some shipwrecks or structure we may bottom fish for Seabass, Amberjack, Spadefish, Flounder, Triggerfish & more.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    Striped Bass Chesapeake Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31
    US $1,750
    This trip is an extended day 8 hour trip up the Chesapeake Bay to fish for the East Coast famous Striped Bass. We will drift using live eels, Troll or even cast to these large schools of fish that work their way through the Bay to spawn each year. Bring some drinks & snacks & dress warm for this winter time fishery. Possession limits for Bay Striped Bass is 1 per person & up to 6 per boat with full crew. 20 - 31 inches size restriction. Catch & release all you want after that.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
  • Private trip
    Offshore -Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 15
    US $2,800
    This trip Travels 60+ miles offshore into the Canyons of the Gulf Stream to troll for large pelagic species such as Yellowfin & Bigeye Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blue or White Marlin & Much More. This is the ultimate fishing trip to catch that bucket list trophy fish you have always dreamed of. You will not catch these types of fish on any of our other trips as they are pelagic species in the deep blue waters of the Gulf Stream. Max crew of up to 6 people. All gear is provided.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    Offshore-Deep Drop Tile & Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Nov 30
    US $2,800
    This trip Travels 60+ miles offshore to target deep water bottom species. We will fish in waters no less than 300 feet of water up to 2000 feet. We will be targeting species such as Blueline & Golden Tilefish, Snowy Grouper, Rose Fish, Barrel Fish, Seabass & if your up for a really big fight Swordfish. We provide all electric reels for bringing these beasts up from these depths but also have conventional reels for those who love to feel the burn!. Max crew of up to 6 people. All gear is provided.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
    Grouper (Snowy)
    Snowy Grouper
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Outstanding charter

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – 6 Hour Inshore on June 4, 2024
I can’t say enough about how great our outing was with the Captain and First Mate Jeffrey.  The first 2 hours were fairly...
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Thomas M.
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – 4 Hour Inshore (PM) on July 21, 2023
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Brian W.
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Marching 2the Beat of Black Drums

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – 6 Hour Inshore on November 16, 2023
Captain Scott and First Mate Jeffery were knowledgeable,accommodating,Friendly and put us on fish.     My son- in...
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Fishing with Scott

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour - Cobia / Bull Red Drum on July 4, 2024
Great trip Capt has an amazing set of eyes and our mate Jeffery was outstanding at what he does. These guys run a great ship....
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Dale L.
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Excellent Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – 6 Hour Inshore on April 17, 2024
I would recommend Knot Tellin fishing charter. The Captain and mate are awesome people and will work hard to get you some good...
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FAQs about Knot Tell’n Fishing Charters

Knot Tell’n Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group - 2 Hour Afternoon Coastal Fishing (2 hours)
  • US $625 per group - Half Day Trip – 4 Hour Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $625 per group - Half Day Trip – 4 Hour Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $625 per group - Inshore 4 Hour Shark Fishing (Am) (4 hours)
  • US $625 per group - Inshore 4 Hour Shark Fishing (Pm) (4 hours)
  • US $825 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – 6 Hour Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $825 per group - 6 Hour - Cobia / Bull Red Drum (6 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - Fall & Winter Wreck Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $1,750 per group - Near Offshore – Troll / Wrecks (8 hours)
  • US $1,750 per group - Striped Bass Chesapeake Bay Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $2,800 per group - Offshore -Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin (12 hours)
  • US $2,800 per group - Offshore-Deep Drop Tile & Swordfish (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Knot Tell’n Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed Restroom with normal size flushing Toilet, Sink, Mirror & a Shower.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair 8 rod leaning post rocket launcher
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System surround sound blue tooth audio system
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Knot Tell’n Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (we do not typically fish for live bait. We try to have everything needed in advance of your trip.)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (works very hard for tips only)
  • Fishing License (We have fishing licenses for every type of fish that we target & the license covers everyone on the boat. No need to purchase anything extra.)

Knot Tell’n Fishing 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 Fishing 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 Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spadefish
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Knot Tell’n Charters
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
17 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
95 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2017
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
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

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Albemarle (Sportfishing) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 550HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

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

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed Restroom with normal size flushing Toilet, Sink, Mirror & a Shower.
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
8 rod leaning post rocket launcher
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
we do not typically fish for live bait. We try to have everything needed in advance of your trip.
Lures
First Mate
works very hard for tips only
Fishing License
We have fishing licenses for every type of fish that we target & the license covers everyone on the boat. No need to purchase anything extra.

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
There are no age limits for children. We suggest parents strongly consider the types of trips to take young children on. You probably don't want to take children under 10 on a 12 hour offshore trip to catch large tuna or Marlin.
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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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