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Marcia B Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(54 reviews)
Virginia Beach
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trips from $400

Marshland Expeditions

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(98 reviews)
Poquoson
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trips from $250

AM Services

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(14 reviews)
Hampton
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trips from $575

Prowler Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(150 reviews)
Norfolk
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Islander Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Hampton
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trips from $300

Sea Mee Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Norfolk
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Reel Release Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(131 reviews)
Virginia Beach
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Chesapeake Unlimited Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Deltaville
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trips from $600

E-FishinSea Sport Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(127 reviews)
Virginia Beach
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trips from $650

Payback Sportfishing LLC

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(15 reviews)
Virginia Beach
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Virginia

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Virginia are: Full list of top fishing charters in Virginia

The average price for a private 4 hour Virginia fishing trip is $521, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,049 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Virginia that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Virginia are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Virginia are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Virginia are:

Many fishing charters in Virginia provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Virginia are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Virginia are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $363
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $481
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $586
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $625
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $918
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,090
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,700
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $3,100
  • 15-hour fishing trips – $3,499

From remote Trout streams to the mighty Chesapeake Bay, and out to the Atlantic, Virginia’s wealth of angling options is something special. Of course, the best way to discover it all is with an experienced guide aboard a Virginia fishing charter. And, thankfully, there are plenty of them.
 
When it comes to the fish you’ll be targeting, it all depends on where you head. In the rivers and creeks, Trout is the name of the game. Brook, Rainbow, and Brown Trout reign supreme here, with Catfish showing up in deeper spots. Walleye, Panfish, and Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Striped Bass are available in the lakes, so get ready for a fishing frenzy.
 
Things get even better in saltwater. The Chesapeake Bay is one of the country’s best fisheries, and Striped Bass – or Rockfish, as they’re named here – are always available. Cobia is another prized species, but you could also get your hands on anything from Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Flounder to Tautog, Black Seabass, and Triggerfish. And if you head offshore, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and Billfish are in abundance.
 
With such a range of fishing on offer, there are plenty of trips to choose from. Beginners and families can get to learn the ropes on trips as short as a couple of hours. But if you want to get the most out of the deep waters, you’ll want at least a full day. You’ll find Virginia fishing charters all around the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic coast, with freshwater guides a little harder to come by in the remote wilderness.
 

Rules & Regulations

Freshwater anglers will need to get a VA fishing license regardless of whether they’re going out with a guide or on their own. However, if you’re on a saltwater fishing charter, your license will be covered. Your professional captain will also keep you up to date on all the latest bag and size limits.
Virginia
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 25043 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Early in the year, some of the best fishing available is in Virginia’s lakes and rivers. Try your luck coaxing the bite from a variety of Trout, Bass, and more in the wild.

February

February can be a good time to experience local Trout fishing, or try your luck with Yellow Perch swimming in the Northwest River. The shallow water bordering Chesapeake Bay holds Black Drum and more.

March

Bass fishing picks up momentum in March, with Largemouths taking spoons, jigs, and other lures tossed their way. For the best results, fish local lakes when the water is at its highest.

April

Come spring, anglers on the Chesapeake Bay are trolling for Rockfish and Bluefish. Fishing on the eastern shore is just starting to heat up, with early Flounder appearing in the shallows.

May

The Flounder run has begun, ringing in the season for bottom fishing. If you’re looking for some hard-fighting action, be sure to get in on the inshore Shark fishing that kicks off this month. 

June

June is a great time to fish the offshore wrecks and reefs for Flounder, Tautog, and Croaker. Shark fishing continues to please adrenaline junkies, who have their pick of inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

July

Bottom fishing continues to be the main attraction in Chesapeake Bay, while anglers on the eastern shore have their pick of Tarpon in the channels, a variety of fish on the wrecks, and big game prizes offshore.

August

Summer is the season for deep sea delights like Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and monster Sharks. The offshore wrecks are abundant with Black Seabass, Spadefish, Triggerfish, Tautog, and more, too.

September

Croaker start leaving in September, just in time for more Flounder to take over. Striped Bass and Bluefish are reappearing, and anglers on the Chesapeake Bay will soon start trolling again.

October

Yellowfin Tuna are swimming farther out, but you can still catch some if you’re up for a trip to the offshore fishing grounds. Meanwhile, anglers inshore are making the most of Striper season.

November

Fishing close to shore is excellent at this time of year, with Rockfish, Speckled Trout, large Black Drum, and much more to be had. Freshwater anglers can enjoy fishing for Trout and Bass, too.

December

Many charter boats are closed for the season, but you can still have great success fishing from shore or casting your line in one of VA’s many lakes, streams, and ponds. Head to the Potomac River for giant Blue Catfish.

Virginia Fishing Calendar

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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
Book with FishTales you can't go wrong . There's a lil bit of everything out there and that's what fishtales will do ,get you on them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with FishTales you can't go wrong . There's a lil bit of everything out there and that's what fishtales will do ,get you on them
Paul  M.
Paul M. Norfolk, VA
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
Good variety of fish to bring up. Croaker, pigfish, fluke, spot, kingfish. Keeps your lines tugging while you wait for the shark line to pull.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good variety of fish to bring up. Croaker, pigfish, fluke, spot, kingfish. Keeps your lines tugging while you wait for the shark line to pull.
Andy  V.
Andy V. Richmond, Virginia
The fishing in Poquoson is fantastic, and you will catch multiple species. And, the scenery is beyond beautiful. You also don't have a long haul to the fishing grounds, so you get to spend more time catching than traveling. I whole heartedly recommend taking a trip here, and Marshland Expeditions will never fail to please.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing in Poquoson is fantastic, and you will catch multiple species. And, the scenery is beyond beautiful. You also don't have a long haul to the fishing grounds, so you get to spend more time catching than traveling. I whole heartedly recommend taking a trip here, and Marshland Expeditions will never fail to please.
Ted  P.
Ted P. Fredericksburg, VA
End of season fishing for flounder water is getting too warm and a storm kicked up the bay but we caught some small striped bass(rock), sea trout and spot. But what a surprise when I hooked a 4 ft. Dusky Shark which really put up quite a fight. I had never experienced anything quite like that and Captain Tim talked me through it until I finally got the shark to the side of the boat for him to lift into the boat ...Wow!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
End of season fishing for flounder water is getting too warm and a storm kicked up the bay but we caught some small striped bass(rock), sea trout and spot. But what a surprise when I hooked a 4 ft. Dusky Shark which really put up quite a fight. I had never experienced anything quite like that and Captain Tim talked me through it until I finally got the shark to the side of the boat for him to lift into the boat ...Wow!!
Michele  S.
Michele S. Nottingham, MD
Go to the fishing piers with heavy duty set ups with cut bait or grab a gotcha plug and hammer fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to the fishing piers with heavy duty set ups with cut bait or grab a gotcha plug and hammer fish
Joseph  T.
Joseph T. New York, New York
Just enjoy yourselves and be ready for an adventure because you never know what you will hook next!! And remember, not everything you hook is a keeper!! ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy yourselves and be ready for an adventure because you never know what you will hook next!! And remember, not everything you hook is a keeper!! ?
Audrey  Y.
Audrey Y. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Know the fishing conditions and what is biting. Have realistic expectations for the time of the year and have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know the fishing conditions and what is biting. Have realistic expectations for the time of the year and have fun.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Virginia Beach, VA
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
Find bloodworms and lug worms before your trip. I don't recommend staying at the Quantity Inn in Gloucester. Under major construction and the front desk help is not professional or nice.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Find bloodworms and lug worms before your trip. I don't recommend staying at the Quantity Inn in Gloucester. Under major construction and the front desk help is not professional or nice.
Russell  O.
Russell O. Arrington, VA
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
Yes would recommend fishing there lift lots of Weights before going your arms will be sore from Catching so much fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes would recommend fishing there lift lots of Weights before going your arms will be sore from Catching so much fish
Larry  H.
Larry H. King George, VA
Check out the list provided by the company and be prepared for an exciting adventure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out the list provided by the company and be prepared for an exciting adventure.
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. Chesapeake, VA
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
Sonny knows every inch of the Poquoson River and if the fish are biting, he'll find them for you. Great guy and fun to spend a day with.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Sonny knows every inch of the Poquoson River and if the fish are biting, he'll find them for you. Great guy and fun to spend a day with.
Ted  P.
Ted P. Fredericksburg, VA
Nothing really bottom rig ,jigs,soft baits whatever if you throw it out in July in cape charles va you will not be disappointed
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nothing really bottom rig ,jigs,soft baits whatever if you throw it out in July in cape charles va you will not be disappointed
Daniel  S.
Daniel S. Cape Charles, Virginia
Fishing isn't always about fishing. Good times with family and friends is the most important thing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing isn't always about fishing. Good times with family and friends is the most important thing.
Bonnie  W.
Bonnie W. Bradford, PA

Captain Pete's Fish Tales
Captain Pete's Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Chincoteague
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(262 reviews)
Late September trip doesn’t always work the best for fishing, but the captain got us on some fish. We caught quite a few king fish, trout, flounder and a hammerhead. Overall good experience.
Ed  T.
Ed T. Myrtle Beach, SC
Last Cast Inshore Fishing
Last Cast Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Hardyville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Nice afternoon of fishing. Windy day but Capt worked hard to get several rockfish. Will definitely return.
Lyndon  W.
Lyndon W. Waldorf, MD
Marshland Expeditions
Marshland Expeditions
Fishing charter in Poquoson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Sonny’s knowledge and professional made it a great day on the water. Caught fish and had fun!
Jesse  P.
Jesse P. Midlothian, VA
Salty Girl Charters
Salty Girl Charters
Fishing charter in Norfolk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Captain and crew were wonderful, great day on the water thanks to captain damani. He spent the whole week prior tracking weather conditions and advised us to move our trip back for optimal conditions. Turned out perfect
Jacob  R.
Jacob R. Newport News, Virginia
Grading Scales Sportfishing
Grading Scales Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Poquoson
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(47 reviews)
Loved the trip. Captain was very attentive to our needs and always went out of his to make the trip pleasant.
Allen  T.
Allen T. Washington, District Of Columbia
Four Reel Charters
Four Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
Took the kids fishing on the ocean for the first time while in town on vacation. We had a great time on the water, and the crew made it that much more of an experience for the kids. Thank you to Rob and Leah. We will see you again!
Dereck  F.
Dereck F. Reading, MI
Chincoteague Bay Adventures
Chincoteague Bay Adventures
Fishing charter in Chincoteague
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(263 reviews)
We enjoyed a nice day on the water with Capt. Tim. He took us to many different spots to assure we caught a variety of fish and got to see the sights. A bonus was all the dolphins swimming close to us. We had a great time and recommend this trip for anyone that enjoys fishing.
Frank  M.
Frank M. Columbus, Ohio
Islander Sportfishing
Islander Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Hampton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
My father, my son, and I had the fishing experience of a lifetime with Islander Sportfishing! My father and son both caught citation size bull redfish. A memory they will never forget. Captain George and first mate Landon were exceptional and are expert fisherman. Went above and beyond in every way to ensure we had a great day of fishing. My #1 choice for future trips. We will be in touch for future fishing charters George! Thank you again.
Thomas  K.
Thomas K. Wendell, NC
AquaMan Sportfishing – Game On
AquaMan Sportfishing – Game On
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
4 hours, 27 mackerel and 5 full bellies! Smack Down was a Clean boat, -- enough space to sit and walk around :) Captain Luke and First Mate Kenny were great!
Janelle  C.
Janelle C. Virginia Beach, VA
Maritime Mayhem Charter Service
Maritime Mayhem Charter Service
Fishing charter in Deltaville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Sweetest and cleanest boat ever been on….timeless immaculate condition. Bites all day with Captain John insight and got us out casting in no time. Can’t wait to do it again when in the area. Thank you!
Ted  E.
Ted E. Norfolk, VA
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Captain Kevin and first mate John went far above and beyond to help us and our daughter with special needs have a great day fishing and make family memories to last a lifetime! Thank you both and God Bless You!
Melissa  L.
Melissa L. Cardiff, MD
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
We a two hour trip with captain Kevin and crew, from the time we hit the water he put us on the fish. Listening to the radio didn’t sound like many other boats were having much luck but start to finish we were catching fish. At the end captain Kevin filleted all our fish and gave us some tips on how to prepare the fish. We had a great time, will go out with them again and 100% would recommend to anyone looking to take a charter out!
Joshua  L.
Joshua L. Baltimore, Maryland
Double Play Sportfishing
Double Play Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Fishing trip was amazing. Captain Shawn was the best and very amazing. Coming back soon.
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Bunker Hill, WV
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
THIS WAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER. EVERYONE SHOULD ONLY USE CAPTAIN MIKE. Great job letting my wife have the best birthday experience ever. You guys made her day.
Dennis  H.
Dennis H. Broken Arrow, OK
Chincoteague Bay Adventures
Chincoteague Bay Adventures
Fishing charter in Chincoteague
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(263 reviews)
Tim is very knowledgeable of the waters and fishing. This was a wonderful relaxing time! Tim took very good care of us and was a very nice man. Highly recommended, we will be booking with him again. Thank you, Tim
Terri  D.
Terri D. New Egypt, New Jersey
Captain Pete's Fish Tales
Captain Pete's Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Chincoteague
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(262 reviews)
Captain Jed did what he could to get us into fish on a day with a poor fishing forecast at the tail end of the season. While the fishing was slow we still had a great time on the water.
Cindy  F.
Cindy F. King Of Prussia, PA
E-FishinSea Sport Fishing Charters
E-FishinSea Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
We had 5 people come out for some relaxation on the water. You’re allowed to bring drinks and food and snacks. We had a great time. Caught a ton of blue fish and mackerel. They clean and bag your catch at the end as well. We are definitely planning on going again.
Joshua  B.
Joshua B. Chesapeake, VA
Family Fishing Charters of VA
Family Fishing Charters of VA
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(3 reviews)
Boat and crew very accommodating. If you’re looking for a good time on the water, would highly recommend.
Jim  S.
Jim S. Catawba, VA
Marcia B Sportfishing
Marcia B Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
What a great way to end the (astronomical) summer. Captain Kurt is polite, professional, and friendly. I highly recommend fishing with him.
Harold  H.
Harold H. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Alanna Kay Sportfishing
Alanna Kay Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Pat was an excellent guide and great to be around. I had my 9-year old son with me and Pat managed to put us on a ton of fish even when all the fishing reports were suggesting we stay home. Boat, tackle, and first mate were also dialed in. Highly recommended for those who want an experienced fisherman who is also good company with organic professionalism... and great with kids.
Chris  G.
Chris G. Afton, VA