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Virginia: 95 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(152 reviews)
Norfolk
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(54 reviews)
Virginia Beach
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(100 reviews)
Poquoson
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.4 / 5
(14 reviews)
Hampton
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trips from $575
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Hampton
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(82 reviews)
Virginia Beach
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(21 reviews)
Cape Charles
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(141 reviews)
Virginia Beach
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trips from $375
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(127 reviews)
Virginia Beach
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trips from $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(271 reviews)
Chincoteague
trips from $219

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Virginia

According to customer reviews, Prowler Fishing Charter, Marcia B Sportfishing, and Marshland Expeditions are some of the most popular fishing charters in Virginia. Full list of top fishing charters in Virginia.

The average price for a private 4 hour Virginia fishing trip is $516, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,058 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Prowler Fishing Charter, Marcia B Sportfishing, and Marshland Expeditions all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Virginia.

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

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 25975 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.

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Dress warmly, it was chilly earlier in the day. The marina is easy to find.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warmly, it was chilly earlier in the day. The marina is easy to find.
Susan  K.
Susan K. Dillwyn, VA
Go to river monster guide service and fish the New River. Crystal Clear water and I caught a 17.5 lb. Smallmouth bass!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to river monster guide service and fish the New River. Crystal Clear water and I caught a 17.5 lb. Smallmouth bass!
Michael  Y.
Michael Y. Triangle, VA
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

Double Play Sportfishing
Double Play Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Mother nature wasn't playing with us well today but we still got to go out and have an enjoyable time. Keith was polite and friendly. Luck wasn't on our side but that's how it goes sometimes. We would recommend fishing with Captain Keith. We will book with him again if we visit Virginia Beach again. Hopefully when it's warmer! Thanks Again, Keith!
Renee  B.
Renee B. Richmond, Virginia
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(54 reviews)
Had a great 4 hour trip with Captain Kevin and First Mate Kenny! Will be coming back soon!
Michael  T.
Michael T. Cannelton, WV
Chincoteague Bay Adventures
Chincoteague Bay Adventures
Fishing charter in Chincoteague
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(271 reviews)
Not much bitting but company was great and was a wonderful day on the water. Captain Tim knows the spots.
Stewart  B.
Stewart B. Durham, NC
Salty Hooker Charters
Salty Hooker Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
We had a great trip. Captain Johnny had good communication’s before the trip. Very friendly, worked hard to put fish in the boat. Made good memories with my boys. I’m hoping to get back again in the fall for red drum.
David  B.
David B. Mountville, PA
Adventures On The Water
Adventures On The Water
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Captian Robert made the whole trip fun! We caught fish, learned some fishing tips and laughed the whole time. My family and I are really greatful for the opportunity to fish with him and will definitely be back!
Keith  P.
Keith P. St. Louis, MO
Chasinfinz Guide Service
Chasinfinz Guide Service
Fishing charter in Penhook
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Captain Nathan was the consummate professional servant. Always willing to help and very knowledgeable.
Andrew  F.
Andrew F. Forest, Virginia
Adventures On The Water
Adventures On The Water
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(40 reviews)
Captain Robert was a pleasure to fish with. Very knowledgeable and friendly captain. Worked hard to put on the fish. Easy going and an avid fisherman.
Mike  M.
Mike M. King George, VA
C&S Charter And Guide Services
C&S Charter And Guide Services
Fishing charter in Montross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We had the best day fishing with Chad and Dave! 6 of us went out as a 18th Birthday present for my nephew and it was well worth it. I give this Charter 5 stars all the way! I would highly recommend them! They had everything we needed including great music! All we brought were our food and drinks. They took care of everything else! We caught a ton of fish and the kids had a blast. We will be back for sure!
Mary  B.
Mary B. Bumpass, VA
Chincoteague Bay Adventures
Chincoteague Bay Adventures
Fishing charter in Chincoteague
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(271 reviews)
Spent mid morning ing until mid afternoon in late fall with Capt Tim. Great conversation and learning experience. Weather had caused lowered fishing results not but trip and experience still great. Will book with him again. Recommended charter.
Edwin  M.
Edwin M. Atlanta, Georgia
Captain Steve Howard Fishing Guide
Captain Steve Howard Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Clarksville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Had a great time with Capt. Steve. Thank you for a good day of fishing on Lake Kerr.
Warren  F.
Warren F. New Oxford, PA
Marshland Expeditions
Marshland Expeditions
Fishing charter in Poquoson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Despise wind and flooding we had an enjoyable trip. Captain Skip and James put us over holes and provided us many opportunities for fish, even trolled some. Thanks
Robert  H.
Robert H. Mount Crawford, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
We had a great time. The Captain knew right wear to go. We were catching fish the hole time. Not a dull moment! He even filleted the fish we brought back for us.
Jennifer  M.
Jennifer M. Greeley, PA
Chincoteague Bay Adventures
Chincoteague Bay Adventures
Fishing charter in Chincoteague
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(271 reviews)
Captain Tim was very Knowledgable and well prepared. Would definitely recommend.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Virginia Beach, Virginia
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
AfishinadoVB Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Kevin and Ken were fun! They got us on some fish and were fun to talk with. They were also great with my two year old and made it a magical experience for her!
Lucas  H.
Lucas H. Virginia Beach, VA
KJ's Outdoor Adventures
KJ's Outdoor Adventures
Fishing charter in King George
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
First time in bass boat and enjoyed getting out on the water. Kris kept us with latest fishing gear and was fantastic.
Lisa  S.
Lisa S. Stafford, VA
C&S Charter And Guide Services
C&S Charter And Guide Services
Fishing charter in Montross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain Chad was awesome. Has a great network of fishing friends trying to get us on the fish. We caught a bunch…some short, some keepers. The boat was really clean, Captain Chad had all the equipment we needed and changed up the Riggs all day to get the fish hooked up. We had great weather, fished listened to some really good music all day. Can’t beat a day like that! All in all a great day. We were first timers with this boat but will definitely go out again.
Nancy  N.
Nancy N. Newport News, VA
Double Play Sportfishing
Double Play Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Captain Keith was excellent from the very beginning as he communicated with me as soon as the trip was booked and kept in touch with me right up until we arrived. He is very friendly with a great personality. He went well beyond the call of duty as he did more than I would have expected to put us on the fish. I have been on many trips and have caught more fish on other trips but this one was definitely the best I have been on. I will fish with Capt. Keith many more times.
Michael  W.
Michael W. Broadway, VA
River Monster Guide Service
River Monster Guide Service
Fishing charter in Wytheville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Highly recommend. I caught a 17.5 inch smallmouth bass. My wife and I caught about 15 other nice small mouth bass as well. Lunch was delicious, cold cut sandwiches, salad, potato salad and chips. Guide is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Michael  Y.
Michael Y. Triangle, VA
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Knot Wish'n Custom Charters
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Fun time catching spotted sea trout. Capt. Todd taught us techniques for trout fishing, and my sons caught on quickly and caught lots of fish. Three were big enough to keep. When we got back to the dock, Todd filleted the fish for us. The boat was spotless. A great experience we recommend!
E  B.
E B. North Springfield, VA
Johnny Quest Sport Fishing
Johnny Quest Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Virginia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Was a little rough at first going out, had to turn around and come back to the inlet but once we got back and changed plans which was left up to the captain we had a blast. Got into the trout and puppy drum. Captain and fist mat had just as much fun as me and my friend did. Captain did everything in his power to make the 7 hour drive from Bristol Tennessee to Virginia worth while. Going to save up my money and go again. Thanks Theo for making it a very enjoyable trip.
Luther  B.
Luther B. Bristol, TN