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.

You will go out aboard a 30’ SeaHunt Gamefish center console named SusanC. This vessel is fast and equipped with GPS and fishfinder, used to find all kinds of fish no matter which fishing technique you use. 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, on 12 hour trips, 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. All you need to bring is your sunscreen, food, drinks, and a camera.

Captain Jay is eager to guide you to a successful trip, as well as teach you new skills and facts about Virginia Beach fishing. Book a trip today and meet First Standing Charters, LLC on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    $2,500
    If you've been dreaming about batting the beasts lurking in the deep blue waters far offshore this is the trip for you! This 12 hour 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 – Midshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    Explore the richest spots located between 4 and 35 miles away from shore where you can pursue pelagic species out to Hot Dog and Chesapeake Light. This trip lasts for 8 hours and is perfect for hooking your next trophy. Available species include 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 – Midshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $1,300
    This trip can take you 4 miles to 35 miles offshore where you can pursue pelagic species out to Hot Dog and Chesapeake Light. Species you'll be able to target include Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Black Seabass, and more. This trip includes all bait, licenses, tackle, and ice.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Midshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,300
    This trip can take you 4 miles to 35 miles offshore where you can pursue pelagic species out to Hot Dog and Chesapeake Light. Species you'll be able to target include 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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    The ultimate trip for all the inshore fanatics out there! Spend a full day exploring the rich waters up to 3 miles from Lynnhaven Inlet and get after some of the most prized species calling these waters home. Targeted species include Flounder, Redfish, Cobia, and Trout. Trip includes bait, tackle, rods, licenses, and ice.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $900
    This is a 6-hour long trip that will allow you to spend a couple extra hours at the best spot of the day, and get more shots at your target. You'll stay in the inshore waters, approximately 3 miles from Lynnhaven Inlet where 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
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $900
    This is a 6-hour long trip that will allow you to spend a couple extra hours at the best spot of the day, and get more shots at your target. You'll stay in the inshore waters, approximately 3 miles from Lynnhaven Inlet where 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 (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $650
    Anglers new to the sport and groups with kids will find this 4 hour trip to be perfect for them. This inshore adventure will take you about 3 miles from Lynnhaven Inlet and allow you to visit some of the captains favorite spots. The package includes all bait, licenses, rods, and ice. Species you'll be able to target include Flounder, Redfish, Cobia, and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This inshore trip will take you approximately 3 miles from Lynnhaven Inlet and includes all bait, licenses, rods, and ice. It's a perfect option for novice anglers and families looking for some fun times on the water. You can target Flounder, Redfish, Cobia, and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (Noon)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $650
    Anglers new to the sport and groups with kids will find this 4 hour trip to be perfect for them. This inshore adventure will take you about 3 miles from Lynnhaven Inlet and allow you to visit some of the captains favorite spots. The package includes all bait, licenses, rods, and ice. Species you'll be able to target include Flounder, Redfish, Cobia, and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore Early Bird
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $650
    This inshore trip will take you approximately 3 miles from Lynnhaven Inlet and includes all bait, licenses, rods, and ice. It's a perfect option for novice anglers and families looking for some fun times on the water. You can target Flounder, Redfish, Cobia, and Trout.
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About the Captain

Jay Leach
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
ID & License verified
64 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since April 2017
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Redfish Redfish

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo 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
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
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

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
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
53%
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Full Day with Captain Don

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on September 18, 2021
The waves were a little over 3-5 feet offshore but the 30 foot boat handled them well. We went out to the Chesapeake Tower...
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4 Hour trip with Captain Jason

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (Morning) on May 30, 2021
Weather was terrible the day we booked. They called us in advance to warn us the earlier booking did not see fish and because...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Midshore on November 20, 2021
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4 hour trip with Captain Mike and his crew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (Afternoon) on May 31, 2021
The Captain and his crew were phenomenal. We had lots of laughs and learned alot. The only bummer is we didn’t catch any...
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FAQs about First Landing Charters, LLC

First Landing Charters, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (Morning) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (Afternoon) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (Noon) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore Early Bird (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Midshore (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Midshore (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip – Midshore (8 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with First Landing Charters, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with First Landing Charters, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

First Landing Charters, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Lynnhaven River Basin)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Coast Of Virginia Beach And Chesapeake Bay)
  • Offshore Fishing (Norfolk Canyon To Triple Zeros)
  • Wreck Fishing (Various Wrecks Along VA And NC)

First Landing Charters, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with First Landing Charters, LLC include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo