First Landing Charters, LLC

First Landing Charters, LLC invites you on a fishing adventure in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Whether you are looking for an inshore, nearshore, or an offshore adventure, First Landing Charters will be able to accommodate you. They are owned and operated by Captain Jay Leach who has fished these waters for over 30 years and is USCG licensed.

Captain Jay was born and raised in Virginia Beach, fishing here since he was a little boy and gaining invaluable knowledge of the local waters. His experience will allow you to have a successful trip, as well as learn new skills and facts about Virginia Beach fishing.

You will go out aboard a 30-foot SeaHunt Gamefish center console named SusanC. She was built in 2016 and is powered by two 300 HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots. This vessel is fast and equipped with the latest electronics including a GPS and a fishfinder, used to find all kinds of fish no matter which fishing technique you use.

SusanC features USCG approved safety equipment such as life jackets and a CPR-trained crew. In fact, you will enjoy knowing that Captain Jay has over 30 years of EMS experience and is currently Advanced Life Support certified as a Nationally Registered Paramedic with VBEMS.

First Landing Charters can take you trolling, jigging, or deep-dropping. If you choose an inshore trip you will stay within 3 miles from the coast targeting Flounder, Redfish, Cobia, Trout, Striper, Rockfish, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Croaker, and more. If you go nearshore you can fish from 4 to 35 miles out for Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, and more.

Alternatively, you can book a full day 12-hour trip from 36 miles and more offshore. There, you can target big Amberjack, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and billfish. Captain Jay will provide the fishing gear, all fishing licenses, snorkeling and spearfishing equipment, drinks, and you will have a first mate on board, too. The mate can clean your catch for a fee.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $2,100
    up to 6 persons
    This 12-hour long offshore trip will see you targeting pelagic and offshore species such as Tuna, Wahoo, Billfish, Mahi Mahi, and deep dropping the Norfolk Canyon for Grouper. It covers the waters from Washington Canyon to North Carolina.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    This trip lasts for 8 hours and can take you 4 miles to 35 miles out where you can pursue pelagic species out to Hot Dog and Chesapeake Light. Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Striped Bass, and more. This trip includes all bait, licenses, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip: Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    This trip can take you 4 miles to 35 miles out where you can pursue pelagic species out to Hot Dog and Chesapeake Light. Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Black Seabass, and more. This trip includes all bait, licenses, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    This trip goes out up to 3 miles from Lynnhaven Inlet, and includes bait, tackle, rods, licenses and ice. Targeted species including Flounder, Redfish, Cobia, and Trout.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip: Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This is a 6-hour long trip in the inshore waters, approximately 3 miles from Lynnhaven Inlet. You can target Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Croaker, Shark, Flounder, Redfish, and Trout. This trip includes all bait, licenses, rods, and ice.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: Inshore AM
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    The inshore trip is approximately 3 miles from Lynnhaven Inlet, and includes all bait, licenses, rods, and ice. You can target Flounder, Redfish, Cobia, and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: Inshore PM
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    The inshore trip is approximately 3 miles from Lynnhaven Inlet, and includes all bait, licenses, rods, and ice. You can target Flounder, Redfish, Cobia, and Trout.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder
Marlin (Blue)
Redfish

Speckled Trout
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

SeaHunt Gamefish (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 2 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Jay Leach
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Member since April 2017
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I have grown up fishing the waters of coastal Virginia and have fished here my entire life. After raising two boys, I decided to take my love for the water to the next step and turn my interest into a business. I also enjoy sharing my passion for fishing with those who are new to it. I've been a teacher for over 28 years and now its time to share the skills I've developed with others. My experience and training as an EMS provider have given me special insight into helping make the time on the water special and safe.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.73
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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45\
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Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
45%
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David T.
Norfolk, VA
 5.00
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Captain Jay Rocks!

VERIFIED   April 29, 2019
Had my son in from Texas - he’s an avid freshwater fisherman, never been out on salt water.  Cold and windy - not a...
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Connie B.
Leesburg, VA
 5.00
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Half Day inshore with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   August 14, 2018
Loved getting the boys out on the water for a few hours—just water, fishing, and relaxing. Captain Jay was great with the...
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Amissville, VA
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First Landing Charters,LLC w/ Captain Jay

VERIFIED   July 29, 2018
Sharp boat top notch.  My wife, son and I felt very safe and comfortable w/ Captain Jay aboard his boat.  He and...
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Jeff B.
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3/4 Day Trip with Captain Jay and Caitlyn

VERIFIED   October 6, 2018
We had a good day on the water. We didn’t catch as many keepers as we would have liked but all in all it was a fun time...
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Craig H.
Lebanon, PA
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 28, 2018
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