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 4:00 AM
    $2,300
    price breakdown
    $2,300
    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 – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    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 – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    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 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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 1:00 PM
    $590
    price breakdown
    $590
    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 (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $590
    price breakdown
    $590
    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 (Late AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $590
    price breakdown
    $590
    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
    $590
    price breakdown
    $590
    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
42 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) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

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

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
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
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

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
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
Visa
American Express
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.70
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
61%
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Christian L.
Virginia Beach, VA
 5.00
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Half day with Capt. Jay and Dom

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (Morning) on September 30, 2020
Had a great day fishing the last day of Cobia season with Jay and Dom. Got a message from Capt. Jay the day before the trip...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   August 20, 2020
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Vitaliy L.
Harrisonburg, VA
 5.00
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on August 28, 2020
In short, we had a blast!!! Capt. Jay put 4 cobias and 9 spanish mackerels on the boat. I would definately book again with...
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Augustus H.
Chesapeake, VA
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on October 3, 2020
I did this trip as a celebration for my 50th Birthday. We had an amazing day. The weather was so nice and we caught a variety...
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Joshua S.
Travelers Rest, SC
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Such a great day!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on August 24, 2020
Absolute best time ever! I am past tired from reeling those giant fish in. Nothing but professional from the captain as well...
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