Adventures On The Water

Adventures On The Water are professionals at what they do. The crew specialize in inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing out of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Combining over four decades of local experience, they have mastered the waters and know the hottest spots and the best bite.

Bottom fish close to the shore, sight cast for Cobia, head farther out and troll of monster Tuna and Marlin… with Adventures On The Water, the sky’s the limit. If you don’t want to go too far out, you will be able to enjoy fishing for Striped Bass, Flounder, and Black Drum on the inshore waters. If you crave a trip offshore, let your captain put you on top of the hottest bite. Just imagine landing your own White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, or Spanish Mackerel!

Just hop on board a 38’ Jarret Bay saltwater fishing boat. This beauty comes powered by twin 450 Detroit engines and can comfortably take up to six anglers. The boat is fully outfitted with the latest and greatest in tackle, navigational and fish finding electrons, and other professional accessories. There is an air-conditioned/heated cabin and restroom facilities. Spend your day on the water and come back for more!

Winter season is reserved for Striped Bass in Heathsville, VA.

All trips come with smiles, memories, and quality gear and tackle. You will also be provided with bait when available, lures, and license. Just bring your own food, drinks, and the desire to catch fish!

You will have a mate onboard, working hard all day to keep you hooked up. Please note that the mate works for tips only – 18-20% of the trip price is the industry standard.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hour trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 31 Dec
    $2,175
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will see you spending a full day offshore, trolling, chunking or deep drop fishing. Species we target include Tuna, Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, and Wahoo just to name a few. When deep drop fishing, we target Seabass, Tilefish, Grouper and other miscellaneous deep water bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    Middle Ground Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Nov
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    This is a trip that you can experience wreck fishing and or trolling up to about 30-40 miles off our coast. We have an abundance of options including but not limited to sea bass, tautog, flounder, king mackerel, mahi and possibly more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    24 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Oct
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is ideal for those angler who have an itch to fish but don't want to go too far out. Fish along the shore, troll, and bottom fish for Striped Bass, Flounder, Black Drum, and many more. You will also have the chance to sight cast for Cobia.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Oct
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    Same as our 1/2 day trip just a couple more hours to get in a few more fish! You will spend your time trolling and bottom fishing for species like Flounder, Black Drum, and Bass, in addition to sight casting for Cobia.
  • Private trip
    Night time fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 30 Sep
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is an inshore trip fishing at night for Striped Bass, Red Drum, Sharks and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Oct
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will see you fishing close to the shore. You will be trolling, bottom fishing, and sight casting for Cobia, among other techniques. Your targeted species will include Bass, Flounder, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Oct
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    If you are not an early bird, this is your trip. You will be trolling and bottom fishing for a variety of inshore species, as well as sight fishing for Cobia. Go after Bass, Flounder, Drum, and many other species that patrol the waters.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Late Afternoon)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Inshore trolling for several different species along with sight fishing for cobia and red drum as bonus fish!
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About the Captain

Robert Smith
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
11 Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
We grew up fishing the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean from a young age. I don't have a favorite fish to target, honestly. It depends upon the season and what fishery is hot at the time. Catching fish makes my customers happy and that's what makes me happy. When we're not on the water we're working on keeping everything in Tip-Top shape for our customers.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tautog Tautog
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Jarret Bay (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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:
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Checks

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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4.83
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Fantastic fishing continues!
3\/4 day trip with captain Robert
3\/4 day trip with captain Robert
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Brian W.
New Palestine, IN
 5.00
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Half Day trip on The Smoke Show

VERIFIED   NEW  July 5, 2019
weather was great and the fishing was fantastic. The captain took us straight to the fish, we had 3 fish on deck in the first...
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Peter B.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Robert

VERIFIED   NEW  July 5, 2019
I would definitely recommend these guys, the Captain knew what he was doing, put us on the fish. The first mate worked his...
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Jeffery B.
Virginia Beach, VA
 5.00
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Half Day Inshore

VERIFIED   NEW  July 6, 2019
We went on a 1/2 day Inshore trip with family. We wanted to catch as many as possible - and we did! We caught 124 spanish macs....
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Paul D.
King Of Prussia, PA
 4.00
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10 hr trip w capt smith

VERIFIED   August 4, 2018
Capt smith ended up havin a family emergency and we ended up going out w captain hunter.beginninging of day was very uneventfull,ended...
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Matthew B.
Mineral Point, MO
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3/4 day trip with captain Robert

VERIFIED   August 23, 2018
The crew couldn’t have been more friendly and the boat and amenities were awesome. The only downside of the trip was the...
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Fishing Reports

Inshore 4 hour trips are on fire!

July 06, 2019

All you want action! Nonstop till you drop! Spanish mackerel fishing is insanely good right now and the king mackerel are starting to show up! Give us a call today to book your trip! Capt Robert Read Full Report →


Great 1/2 and 3/4 day action continues!

July 01, 2019

Some of the best Spanish mackerel fishing we've seen in a while! The spades have been finicky at times but still catching some good ones! Read Full Report →


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