Reel Release offers sport fishing out of Virginia Beach, VA. Their number one goal is customer service, and they promise to provide the best fishing experience possible. Cruising out of Lynnhaven Inlet, Captain Robbie will take you fishing the Chesapeake Bay and wrecks up to 40 miles offshore. Whether you want to get a boatload of big Redfish and Cobia or crush it on Seabass and Flounder, a great catch is guaranteed.

You will go out aboard a 30’ Privateer which can take you to the fishing grounds quickly and safely. It comes powered by a 380 HP Caterpillar engine and is well-prepared for the current bite. Perfect for accommodating up to 6 anglers, the vessel is fully rigged with the latest navigational electronics and safety equipment, as well as a live well loaded with bait and outriggers. The boat is perfect for chasing the fish in the bays, as well as up to 40 miles offshore.

Choose between exploring the Chesapeake Bay, looking for Cobia, Bluefish, fat Red Drum, Tog, Shark, Spadefish, and Flounder, or heading out to the ocean to fish the wrecks for Seabass. Captain Robbie can also take you targeting Yellowfin Tuna, Tilefish, Spotted Seatrout, Blue Marlin, and even Shark.

All trips come with everything you need to make an outstanding catch possible. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait. You won’t have to worry about getting a license, Captain Robbie’s got you covered. All you need to bring is your favorite food, drinks, and the desire to catch fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Sunset Cruise Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $350
    Enjoy the sunset and some trolling!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3hr trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 15
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $475
    We will be trolling off the beach for spanish macks and blue fish! Perfect for a family afternoon get away!!! Great way to spend an afternoon catching fish and watching the sunset and usually tbe dolphins put on a good show!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Creek Crawl/Booze Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $600
    Come get away from the crowed beaches and come enjoy a nice afternoon out on the lynnhaven river! Listen to music enjoy your drinks/food!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $700
    This is a 4-hour trip for 6 guests, fishing in the bay. You'll be fishing for Cobia, Red Drum, Bluefish, Tog, Shark, Flounder, and Spadefish.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $700
    You'll be leaving the dock at 1 p.m. and return by 5 p.m. Your main target species are Flounder, Cobia, Spades, Red Drum, Back Drum, and Spanish Mackerel.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
  • Private trip
    Shark fishing/Huge Red Drum
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Nov 12
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $800
    Come get on some bent poles and screaming drag!! Great trip to booked for an afternoon family adventure catching some trophy fish and get to see the sunset as well!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 15
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $850
    Headed out into the bay and off the oceanfront to target big Red and Black Drum, Cobia, Flounder, Spades, and Spanish Mackerel.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 15
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,000
    This is an 8-hour trip for 6 guests, fishing in the bay and ocean for Cobia, Red Drum, Spadefish, Bluefish, sharks, Flounder, and Spanish Mackerel. Just be sure to bring along some of your favorite snacks and drinks and be ready for a fun day!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    Meat haul!!! – Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 31
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,400
    If your looking to catch a ton of fish and some of the tastest ones this is the trip to book!!! Come fishing on some nearshore shipwrecks and have a blast catching fish non stop! You wont be disappointedh! We primarily catch flounder, seabass, spade fish, togs, triggers, amberjacks, cobia, and cod.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    Fill the coolers 6hr wreck fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,500
    If your looking to catch a ton of fish and some of the tastest ones this is the trip to book!!! Come fishing on some nearshore shipwrecks and have a blast catching fish non stop! You wont be disappointed! We primarily catch flounder, seabass, spade fish, togs, triggers, amberjacks, cobia, and cod.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    Nearshore fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,950
    We will head out 20-35 miles offshore and troll for king macks, tuna, mahi, cobia, and also bottom fish for flounder, seabass, trigger fish, spade fish, and amberjacks. Great way to get the offshore Experience without the cost. 
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 153 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
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Greg F.
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5.0 / 5
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Great Day of Fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 3, 2024
Capt. Robbie delivers again. A great day of fishing with 4 “bull reds” and 10 Cobia - including 2 citation reds and 1 citation...
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Jordan K.
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Fish were caught

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 6, 2024
I booked this charter for a bachelor trip of 6, which is a very large group for a charter this size. We ALL caught fish and...
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Adam C.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 25, 2023
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Adrien C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Successful trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Shark fishing/Huge Red Drum on July 16, 2024
The captain and crew were very knowledgeable and worked hard to help us reach our goal of bring home fish while also being...
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George B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Robbie

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on July 5, 2024
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FAQs about Reel Release Sport Fishing

Reel Release Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group - Sunset Cruise Trip (2 hours)
  • US $475 per group - 3hr trip (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Creek Crawl/Booze Cruise (3 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Shark fishing/Huge Red Drum (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - Meat haul!!! – Wreck Fishing (10 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - Fill the coolers 6hr wreck fishing (6 hours)
  • US $1,950 per group - Nearshore fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Release Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Reel Release Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (We have the best and the newest rods and reels.)
  • Live Bait (Depending on what the fish have been eating but sometimes we have to catch bait on the trip. This allows you to have the best trip possible.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Tip Mate)
  • First Mate (Mates work for tips)
  • Fishing License (You won’t need a fishing license we have one that covers everyone on the boat!)

Reel Release Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (We fish anywhere from 1mile to 40miles. We will go wherever we need to be all depends on which trip you pick.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Release Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Release Sport Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Captain

Robbie Bryan
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
149 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
153 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2017
Robbie Bryan is an enthusiastic captain. He was raised in Virginia Beach and knows the local waters like the back of his hand. Robbie is familiar with the methods that work best to make a great catch possible and knows where the fish are hiding. The captain specializes in fishing the bay and the offshore wrecks. He enjoys sharing his passion for the ocean and the vast knowledge with his clients and friends. I love going out and loading the boat with yellow fins, dolphins, and tile fish. Book me and I promise to load the box full.
Our Team
Robert B.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Privateer (Downeast) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2024. Powered by a 380HP Cat engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
We fish anywhere from 1mile to 40miles. We will go wherever we need to be all depends on which trip you pick.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
We have the best and the newest rods and reels.
Live Bait
Depending on what the fish have been eating but sometimes we have to catch bait on the trip. This allows you to have the best trip possible.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Tip Mate
First Mate
Mates work for tips
Fishing License
You won’t need a fishing license we have one that covers everyone on the boat!

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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
No age limits on the boat just. Only rule is 12 or younger must wear life jacket due to state law.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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