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.

From May through October, you can go fishing more than 60 miles from shore. Offshore fishing is their specialty, and in 2016 they helped 32 anglers catch their first Billfish!

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.

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!

**The state of Virginia is allowing the resumption of fishing charters on May 15, 2020. Fishing vessel Southern Belle will maintaining a clean and safe vessel by taking the following steps:

- Captain and crew will wear masks and wash hands on a regular schedule
- All seats and surfaces, including door handles and knobs, will be cleaned and disinfected every 60 minutes
- Hand sanitizers will be available at all times
- Passengers and crew will maintain a six-foot spacing
- All equipment will be cleaned and disinfected
- Captain and crew will self-monitor their symptoms and well-being before each trip
- Customers must wear masks at all times
- Customers must all be from the same booking party-no mixed parties

Our crew will keep you safe and work extremely hard to make your charter a memorable one! **



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore (5MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $2,375
    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. Children 8 and above are welcome. This trip is for 5 people maximum!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Swordfish (5MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 31
    $2,375
    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. This trip is for 5 people maximum!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $575
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 31
    $575
    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 the Captain

Ron Saxby
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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35 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2017
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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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 Cancellation
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
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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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3 ribbon fish caught with some nice Spanish mac
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Jeff J.
Woodbridge, VA
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Ron and Crew

VERIFIED   NEW  May 30, 2020
Great half dray trip with Captain Ron, Austin and Bryce (the hands.) Our fishermen (4 teens and 2 adults) had a great time...
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Brandon R.
Huber Heights, OH
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Half Day Trip with Captain Ron and Mate Austin

VERIFIED   August 17, 2019
This was an excellent, relaxing, and very rewarding trip for the 6 of us.  The Southern Belle is an absolutely gorgeous...
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Shannon M.
Wetmore, KS
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Half Day Trip With Capian Ron

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
Had a great time with Captain Ron fishing in Virginia Beach.  He was very professional and upfront with what we could...
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Nate L.
NO POTOMAC, MD
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Half day morning trip with captain Ron

VERIFIED   July 24, 2019
We had a great time on the Southern Belle. Beautiful boat. We caught plenty of Atlantic Spanish mackerel, then switched gears...
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William T.
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Half day with Capt Ron and First Mate Brain

VERIFIED   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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