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Virginia Beach Fishing Charters

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Virginia Beach: 71 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Virginia Beach

According to customer reviews, Marcia B Sportfishing, E-FishinSea Sport Fishing Charters LLC, and Knot Wish'n Custom Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Full list of top fishing charters in Virginia Beach.

The average price for a private 4 hour Virginia Beach fishing trip is $593, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,144 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Marcia B Sportfishing, E-FishinSea Sport Fishing Charters LLC, and Knot Wish'n Custom Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Virginia Beach.

The most popular fish species you can target are Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Redfish. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Heavy Tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Virginia Beach fishing charters open up a world of options. This bustling city overlooks the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay as it meets the Atlantic Ocean, meaning that all kinds of angling opportunities are possible. Hit the bay, inshore rivers, or the deep waters offshore, and there’s no end to what you can catch.
 
Striped Bass – or Rockfish, as it’s known here – is the name of the game in the Chesapeake Bay. This A-list creature provides ample entertainment, as you test your skills and strength to land some delicious meat. But that’s not all! You can land Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Red and Black Drum, Seabass, Tautog, and even Cobia in these rich waters.
 
Head further out, and there’s more where that came from. Bigger Cobia rub shoulders with Amberjack and Groupers on the wrecks, before the serious fishing begins in the deep. The further you go, the better it gets. Over 40 miles out, you can get your hands on Tilefish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and Marlin, so get ready for a serious workout. 
 
With such a range of fishing grounds to explore, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of trips on offer. Beginners and families can explore the calm waters of the bay on trips as short as a few hours. Meanwhile, serious anglers can spend a full day fishing. If you want to reach the deep sea fishing grounds, then you’ll need at least 10 hours, with overnight trips also possible.
 

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses are covered aboard all Virginia Beach fishing charters, so that’s one thing less to worry about. Your professional guide will also make sure you’re fishing within the law and sticking to all bag and size limits. 
Virginia Beach
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4.3 / 5
Based on 26601 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Striped Bass fever is in full swing in January in Virginia Beach. This is peak season for catching a 'Rockfish,' the local name for the Chesapeake Bay's favorite fish. Look out for migrating Humpback Whales, too!

February

Rockfishing continues to light up the Chesapeake Bay. Bring in these hard-fighting fish until your arms hurt – this will warm you up regardless of what the grim February weather throws at you.

March

Temperatures finally start to rise into the mid 60s by the end of the month. This is not peak fishing season yet but you can catch yourself a good deal at a hotel, along with some Striped Bass and Speckled Trout.

April

As temperatures start to get serious about transitioning to spring, so does the fishing. Yellowfin Tuna start to appear offshore, with Bluefin and Bigeye hot on their heels. Inshore, Black Drum and Speckled Trout are biting.

May

Spring is definitely here, and peak fishing season starts. Everything is biting from now through October. Look out for big Red Drum and Black Drum in the bay or large schools of Yellowfin off Virginia Beach.

June

Cobia start to invade the Chesapeake Bay, making for excellent sight fishing through September. As well as Yellowfin, offshore trips target Bigeye and Bluefin Tuna, along with monster White Marlin. 

July

Summer fishing continues to bring in big pelagics and Virginia Beach charter fishing is the perfect way to have fun and escape the crowds. Don't miss the Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament. 

August

White Marlin fishing gets even better than ever, while Blue Marlin remains excellent. The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament makes the most of the bite, while Red Drum and Cobia are available inshore.

September

Temperatures cool and the crowds disperse. And while hotel prices might drop, the fishing doesn't. This is peak season for Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna. Big Red Drum and Speckled Trout are the talk of the town inshore.

October

October is most certainly fall, and you will find the cooler temperatures agree. But if fall means one thing in Virginia Beach, it's Stripers. The best thing is, most of the summer species are still around, too.

November

Along with Stripers, November means fishing for Speckled Trout, Tautog, Flounder, and Seabass. Offshore, Yellowfin Tuna is still going strong, and the occasional Bluefin may even come close to shore.

December

Only the hardiest of fish remain in Virginia Beach in the winter. But hey, what does that matter when Rockfish is as hardy as they come? A festive meal of big Striped Bass never hurt anyone.

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Talk to the captain about what your looking to catch and the best time to go ! The caption told us the end of May is the best time !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the captain about what your looking to catch and the best time to go ! The caption told us the end of May is the best time !
Jonathon  P.
Jonathon P. Ogdensburg, NY
Pay attention to what the fish are doing and what is running seasonally. Reds, Cobia, Striper, and so on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay attention to what the fish are doing and what is running seasonally. Reds, Cobia, Striper, and so on.
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Come expecting to have fun and be sure to communicate with Captain Todd and let him know what your needs are, he’s there to help and guide you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come expecting to have fun and be sure to communicate with Captain Todd and let him know what your needs are, he’s there to help and guide you.
Cassandra  D.  F.
Cassandra D. F. Richmond, Virginia
Just remember it's for fun and there is no magic wand a Captian and crew can wave to make the fish bite. So if the fish don't cooperate then just enjoy the ride and the view and have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just remember it's for fun and there is no magic wand a Captian and crew can wave to make the fish bite. So if the fish don't cooperate then just enjoy the ride and the view and have fun.
Gina  N.
Gina N. Holland, AR
Fish the wrecks and off shore. With Four Reel Charters they have everything you need.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish the wrecks and off shore. With Four Reel Charters they have everything you need.
Don  P.
Don P. Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Check fishing reports on line to get a good idea of what is being caught during the time frame you plan to fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check fishing reports on line to get a good idea of what is being caught during the time frame you plan to fish.
Eric  B.
Eric B. UPPR MARLBORO, MD
To remember it's up to the fish whether they're going to bite or not they're not it's not the captain or the 1st mate are captain and 1st mate were great. Our captain tried very hard to put us on fish. The captain and 1st mate were a pleasure to be around and work with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To remember it's up to the fish whether they're going to bite or not they're not it's not the captain or the 1st mate are captain and 1st mate were great. Our captain tried very hard to put us on fish. The captain and 1st mate were a pleasure to be around and work with.
Billie  R.
Billie R. Elizabeth City, NC
To hot at current time for anything reliable catching, east coast is in a heat wave. It may be better at other times or in different years just not the time we went.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To hot at current time for anything reliable catching, east coast is in a heat wave. It may be better at other times or in different years just not the time we went.
Richard  K.
Richard K. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Just know fishing can go either way. Some days you hit the jackpot, and other days you just catch some fish. But, a bad day fishing beats a good day at work, every time. Enjoy the ocean, forget the cell phone except to take photos, and have a relaxing day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just know fishing can go either way. Some days you hit the jackpot, and other days you just catch some fish. But, a bad day fishing beats a good day at work, every time. Enjoy the ocean, forget the cell phone except to take photos, and have a relaxing day.
Darrell  H.
Darrell H. Bardstown, Kentucky
Do your research on what you are looking for and for the group you are taking with you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research on what you are looking for and for the group you are taking with you.
MATTHEW  K.
MATTHEW K. Lititz, PA
Better in warmer weather so the fish turn on more but still catching them ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Better in warmer weather so the fish turn on more but still catching them ?
Christopher  K.
Christopher K. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Captain Ron and the Southern Belle I highly recommend! Had a great time and caught lots of fish! Our deep sea charter couldn't have been better! Thanks for the awesome experience!!! Lisa Sutton and family from the Pacific Northwest
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Ron and the Southern Belle I highly recommend! Had a great time and caught lots of fish! Our deep sea charter couldn't have been better! Thanks for the awesome experience!!! Lisa Sutton and family from the Pacific Northwest
Lisa  S.
Lisa S. Chesapeake, Virginia
Do some research up front, understand all that's available in the area. So much that Virginia Beach has to offer so don't limit yourself.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do some research up front, understand all that's available in the area. So much that Virginia Beach has to offer so don't limit yourself.
Don  E.
Don E. Norfolk, Virginia
Make sure you charter a knowledgeable captain and reliable boat . I recommend Southern Belle and Captain Ron .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you charter a knowledgeable captain and reliable boat . I recommend Southern Belle and Captain Ron .
Drew  F.
Drew F. Millersville, MD
Anyone who is a fisherman knows sometimes their biting sometimes not. Just enjoy the experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Anyone who is a fisherman knows sometimes their biting sometimes not. Just enjoy the experience.
Reid  G.
Reid G. Belvidere, IL
The captain and first mate were excellent (Captain Dave and Clay). We would highly recommend them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain and first mate were excellent (Captain Dave and Clay). We would highly recommend them.
Susan  E.
Susan E. Richmond, VA
Check the weather first to plan a booking for charter fishing. Read all about motion sickness to prep for it so that you could enjoy your day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather first to plan a booking for charter fishing. Read all about motion sickness to prep for it so that you could enjoy your day.
Nate  L.
Nate L. NO POTOMAC, MD
Leave plenty of time for traffic even early in the morning can sometimes have delays.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Leave plenty of time for traffic even early in the morning can sometimes have delays.
Christopher  W.
Christopher W. Williamsburg, VA
Be patient and ready to fight fish no matter where you go, because fishing off VA coast is as good as it gets. Keep in mind there’s nothing you can do about weather, but you can still have a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient and ready to fight fish no matter where you go, because fishing off VA coast is as good as it gets. Keep in mind there’s nothing you can do about weather, but you can still have a good time.
Travis  H.
Travis H. Virginia Beach, VA
Do your research and watch the weather forecast. If it’s especially windy you might not be able to get out onto the bigger water
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Do your research and watch the weather forecast. If it’s especially windy you might not be able to get out onto the bigger water
Matthew  B.
Matthew B. Mineral Point, MO

E-FishinSea Sport Fishing Charters LLC
E-FishinSea Sport Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
We had a 6 hr trip. Captain Greg and first mate Hunter did an awesome job. They are very friendly, experienced, and very knowledgeable about the ocean. We caught lots of fish which was a bonus, it made my family’s experience even better ! The boat and equipment are fairly new and work well. We Will definitely book again !!
Jeff  E.
Jeff E. Valley Grove, WV
AquaMan Sportfishing – Game On
AquaMan Sportfishing – Game On
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
You know what they say, worst day fishing is still better than the best day at the office. While we didn’t catch much, we all still had a great time. The crew was great and it was a much needed time on the water. We will definitely be going again. Some came to fish, others came to get away from it all for a couple hours. Either way, everyone agreed that it was money well spent.
Joshua  B.
Joshua B. Norfolk, Virginia
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(249 reviews)
Half day trip was perfect for our family. A great time for all ages! Capt Rob and Mason were pros. They put out the lines, located the fish, and let us reel them in. Then we enjoyed the peaceful and beautiful view with some snacks/drink! We had fun!
Dawn  W.
Dawn W. Norfolk, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(151 reviews)
Had a great trip out this morning. Captain Todd took good care of us and treated us like long time family friends. Especially appreciated how he took the time to teach my daughter the finer points of casting and fishing around different locations.
Richard  H.
Richard H. Smithfield, VA
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(249 reviews)
Rob and Mason were great! Not much was biting today but we all made the best of it and we will definitely be back. Rob was very flexible and recommended a future date that would have been better for fishing if we wanted to wait.
Sabrina  G.
Sabrina G. Virginia Beach, VA
Knot Tuggin' Sportfishing – Deep Sea
Knot Tuggin' Sportfishing – Deep Sea
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
This was one of the best charters I have been on. Capt Zachary put us onto a school of huge drum. We also picked up several Spanish mackerel and taylor Blue. Another shout out to the captain for rescuing two jet skiers who had flipped their vessel. If you are looking for a professional and caring captain, you won't go wrong here. I will definitely book another charter with Knot Tuggin.
Myra  T.
Myra T. Richmond, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(151 reviews)
A very enjoyable day with the boat perfect for our desired trip of looking for red drum and speckled trout inshore. Captain was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the day. He made it special.
Jim  W.
Jim W. Crewe, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(151 reviews)
A dad &daughter day out. Capt Todd was flexible, accommodating and truthful to keep expectations in check. Enjoyable trip and would recommend Capt Todd
Terry  P.
Terry P. Chantilly, VA
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(249 reviews)
Relaxing Sunday morning cruising inshore trying to get some fish with no luck because of the weather. Had a great time as family enjoying the view, and of course the trip with great service from Lia and Captain Rob
Cornelio  H.
Cornelio H. Newport News, VA
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(249 reviews)
Captain recommended waiting couple weeks to go out due to previous storm. He felt the bite would be off even though the day was beautiful. Of course he was right. But, it was a good day with friends. We would go on his boat again. Thanks.
Cookie  B.
Cookie B. Smithfield, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(151 reviews)
We had a great experience. Captain Todd taught my 8 yr old son to cast and he caught a nice Speckled Trout. I plan on booking again for our next trip.
George  N.
George N. Sarver, PA
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(249 reviews)
Had a great time ! Didn't catch anything unfortunately but the crew was very open about the fact we might not they told us there was a good chance of us not seeing anything since it had been a slow weekend and offered to reschedule but we decided to stay and still had an absolute awesome time ! The boat is so nice and the crew was hands down the best ! Will definitely be booking another trip with them in the future!
Jonathon  P.
Jonathon P. Ogdensburg, NY
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(249 reviews)
Despite being warned we might not catch anything, we decided to go out any way. We had plenty of sunshine that afternoon. The captain got us on a school and we were able to land one redfish and had another one on for a moment. Also while looking for the redfish we trolled and caught a small blue. We had lots of fun and will definitely book him again the next time we're in the VA Beach area.
Kevin  K.
Kevin K. Calverton, MD
Johnny Quest Sport Fishing
Johnny Quest Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain and Crew told us the Reds were there yesterday and asked if we wanted to take the trip and see if we could hook up. The “extended” boat ride and waiting for the sun to get over us was well worth the wait. First three reds were citations and ended up landing 7. PBs for us all. What a great time and experience.
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B. Virginia Beach, Virginia
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(57 reviews)
Beautiful day and we had some success. They worked their tail off to put us on fish. Really appreciate their time equipment and knowledge.
Chad  R.
Chad R. New York, New York
Payback Sportfishing LLC
Payback Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain David and mate was excellent. It was a first time experience for us and even tho 2 of them got sick they were passionate to make sure they stayed hydrated. Would definitely do it again.
Cindy  B.
Cindy B. Kenbridge, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(151 reviews)
The fish didn't cooperate but Capt. Todd was a true professional and pleasant
Robert  B.  I.
Robert B. I. Midlothian, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(151 reviews)
We had a great time. Captain Todd was great! He was very knowledgable of the area and enthusiastic. Definately worth booking a trip with him if your in the area and love to fish!
Rochelle  G.
Rochelle G. Nunda, NY
Adventures On The Water
Adventures On The Water
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
The bite started out slow but Capt Robert was determined to put us on some fish, and he did. We had a couple of first time fisherman and a 7 month old and capt was very accommodating and patient. Will book again when I’m back in the area.
Darrell  L.
Darrell L. Baton Rouge, LA
Johnny Quest Sport Fishing
Johnny Quest Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Great crew, great trip. I am looking forward to going again soon. The best charter I have been with in a long time.
Katelyn  O.
Katelyn O. Chesapeake, VA

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