Southern Belle Sportfishing

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Southern Belle Sportfishing welcomes you to Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach!
Join Capt. Ron and his friendly crew – experienced guides who have been fishing the waters off Virginia Beach and North Carolina for more than 60 years.

For a good time and great fishing, come aboard Southern Belle, a 45’ Scarborough Boatworks powered by twin 640 HP Cummins engines. This vessel is fitted with advanced electronics and top notch equipment, bringing you the best of Virginia Beach fishing. A Tuna Tower maximizes your visibility above the water, while GPS and a fishfinder help you scan below the surface. On board you will also find a toilet, air conditioning, and a couch where you can rest.

From May through October, Capt. Ron and his crew can take you fishing more than 60 miles from shore. Offshore fishing is their specialty, and in 2016 they helped 32 anglers catch their first Billfish while aboard Southern Belle! A full day offshore gives you the chance to catch your own first Billfish, in addition to Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and more. If you want to focus on the Red and Black Drum bite, the time for that is May.

Those in the market for Swordfish should definitely check out his Swordfishing package, available from October through March.

Year round you can try your hand at deep drop fishing, which takes you to the Norfolk Canyon area. There you will drop lines hundreds of feet below for some of the ocean’s tastiest fish such as Grouper and Seabass. For a family-friendly experience, spend a few hours fishing inshore for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, and more.

Southern Belle Sportfishing provides a fishing license and high caliber gear on all trips. You are welcome to bring food and drinks, which will be stored in the cooler provided on board before leaving shore. Alcohol is permitted, but no glass containers.

Come aboard today for some drag screaming action!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Swordfish
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    13 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Mar
    $2,400
    up to 6 persons
    Take about a 3 hour boat ride to depths of 1000 feet or more, and fish for swordfish in the deep waters at the continental shelf. Electric reels are used and you'll fish with lighted baits in the dark, cold deep water where these monsters live. There's nothing like fresh Swordfish steaks at the supper table! Your trip includes all the gear you'll need to battle these beasts, as well as your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    13 hour trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $2,300
    up to 6 persons
    The mid-Atlantic waters and the Gulf Stream make for some fantastic fishing off Virginia Beach's coast. You'll find some of the best Marlin fishing during the months of August and September, with some Blue Marlin exceeding 500 lb! Tasty Mahi Mahi is a regular catch, too. During the summer you'll be able to fish for Big Eye and Yellowfin Tuna, as well as Wahoo and an occasional Mako Shark. All gear is included. Get ready for some drag screaming action! Children 8 and above are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing near Rudee Inlet gives you the opportunity to find a great catch without straying far from the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Fishing inshore gives you the opportunity to target Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Spadefish, Cobia, Shark species, and more. This morning trip is perfect for family fun with bottle-nosed dolphin often making appearances. Fishing licenses, rods and reels, lures, bait and everything you need is provided. Children of all ages are welcome for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing near Rudee Inlet gives you the opportunity to find a great catch without straying far from the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Fishing inshore gives you the opportunity to target Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Spadefish, Cobia, Shark species, and more. This afternoon trip is perfect for family fun with bottle-nosed dolphin often making appearances. Fishing licenses, rods and reels, lures, bait and everything you need is provided. Children of all ages are welcome for this trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Scarborough Boatworks (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1992. Powered by 2 640HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

Length
45 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
No Smoking
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:
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About the Captain

Ron Saxby
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Member since July 2017
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I've loved fishing since I was a boy. I moved to Hampton Roads, Va. in the early 80's, became enamored with salt water fishing and bought my first boat. Now, 7 boats later, I really enjoy taking people fishing and seeing them catch their first trophy fish and teaching them the techniques of fishing.
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Response rate: 100%

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4.98
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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Half day inshore trip with captain Ron
Half day in shore. Capt Ron put us on loads of spanish mackerel
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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William T.
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Half day with Capt Ron and First Mate Brain

VERIFIED   NEW  July 3, 2019
We are out visiting VB and the grandparents for a bit and wanted to get the kids out on their first saltwater fishing trip. ...
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Doug B.
Philadelphia, PA
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Late May afternoon inshore.

VERIFIED   May 19, 2019
We had a great afternoon on the Southern Belle Capt Ron and 1st mate Kylie did a great job of getting us all on fish ( Spanish...
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Linda H.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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The Boys Fishing Trip with The Douthern Belle.

VERIFIED   August 20, 2018
From the booking to the final docking Captain Ron and Brandon were fabulous! The morning of the trip was severe rain and we...
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Jessica E.
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Half day trip with Captain Ron

VERIFIED   May 28, 2019
Captain Ron and first mate Kylie were very knowledgeable and professional.  They took time to ensure we had the best trip...
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Jeff C.
Hemlock, MI
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Half day trip in-shore

VERIFIED   May 17, 2019
We had an amazing time during this trip. The captain and crew were hands down amazing. They answered any questions we had and...
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