First Landing Charters, LLC in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Guided by Jay Leach

Deep Sea Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

Captain Jay grew up fishing and boating along the shores of Virginia Beach and has been doing it his entire life. He loves fishing, and has learned the tricks of the trade-in places such as Hawaii, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Florida Keys

Captain Jay is also a life-long lifeguard and EMS Marine Paramedic. He is a former Norfolk Academy Teacher, Swim Coach, and Fishing Camp Director for 24 years

Captain Jay has a keen interest in the Chesapeake Bay’s restoration process and loves to share that knowledge with others.

First Landing Charters, LLC Trips

Hop aboard Captain Jay's 30ft Sea Hunt for a 4, 6, or 8-hour inshore adventure exploring Virginia's Coastal "Fish Highway!" They call the coast of Virginia the “fish highway” due to the migration of so many species of fish. Different fish match different seasons, so there’s always something great to catch on these inshore trips with Captain Jay! The 30ft Seahunt you'll be cruising on is a 2016 yacht-certified Sea Hunt Gamefish center console designed for serious fishing. It is powered by twin 300-horsepower engines and cruises comfortably at 40+ knots (46 mph). She comes equipped with Simrad’s newest electronics suite; radar, fish-finder, and autopilot. It is comfortable with plenty of standing space and cushioned seats. Has a fully functional bathroom with a freshwater sink, and boasts a NEW Tuna/Cobia tower with full controls. Beyond a fantastic boat and its luxurious amenities, Captain Jay will also provide all the tackle, bait, fishing licenses, bottled water, and an iced down cooler. He recommends you bring your sunscreen, a hat, any food and beverages you'd like to enjoy, a cooler to take home your catch, and a 20% tip for the mate! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Virginia Beach

Inshore Fish Highway - 30’ SeaHunt

80% (5)
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $122 / person

A fishing trip off the coast of Virginia Beach, VA is an exciting opportunity for any fishing enthusiast. You'll be heading out to sea with the aim of catching Mahi Mahi, Albacore Tuna, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Black Seabass, and more. On this trip, you'll be fishing around the offshore wind farms, which are a great spot to catch all kinds of sportfish. You'll be chasing after Mahi Mahi, Albacore Tuna, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Black Seabass, and other species, keeping a keen eye on the water for any signs of activity. The sea will be teeming with life, and you'll feel the excitement building as you wait for the telltale tug on your line. As you reel in your first catch, you'll feel the adrenaline hit! As the sun begins to set, you'll start to make your way back to shore, exhausted but happy after a day of successful fishing. You'll return with a cooler full of fresh fish, ready to be cooked up and enjoyed as a delicious meal. Overall, a fishing trip off the coast of Virginia Beach, VA, is an unforgettable experience! Get out there and bag a new personal best! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Virginia Beach

Nearshore Wind Farm Fishing

100% (4)
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $249 / person

Recent Reviews of First Landing Charters, LLC

Amber G.


My husband and I went on a whale watching tour and had an excellent time. We saw a juvenile whale, tons of dolphins, and a seal. I would totally recommend this company and I can’t wait to go again!


Verified Review Fishing

Not the trip I had expected, was expecting to use live bait, and get bigger fish. I understand fish don't always bite and it's all based on the fish and conditions, first off our captain didn't introduce himself to any of us, he didn't know any of our names, he rarely spoke to us, he actually spent alot of time on the phone. After getting out on the water we trollied around in circles for most of the trip only landing 5 Spanish mackerel and 1 bluefish. The 4 of us that was on the boat all felt like we was a burden to be there, the mate was a 14yr old boy which he did a good job for his age, the captain raised his voice at the mate a few times. It was more of a expensive boat ride than a experience! 2 of the 4 of us ended up not fishing (just reeling it in) cause they was just not having a good time at all. The trip was a HUGE let down on what we expected, waste of time and money!!! Called Captain experiences to let them know that it was horrible, they talked with the captain and reasoning for everything was the water conditions, IF this is the reasoning then why did the captain not wait till later to go out? The only thing they could offer was 10%off our next trip! Don't recommend as we all felt like they was more into it for the money than the actual experience!!!!

Ali O.


Great boat, great gear and great crew! 10/10 would recommend.

Christian L.


Had a great day fishing the last day of Cobia season with Jay and Dom. Got a message from Capt. Jay the day before the trip and he decided to postpone the trip from 7am until 11am due to weather and boy was he right! I had initially requested a sheepshead/Tautog CCBT trip but admittedly didn’t know the Cobia season dates as I’m typically only creek fishing on a kayak. Capt. Jay was willing to go further than the typical half day trip in hopes of landing a Cobia and we got one that he spotted from the tower. Along with a couple Spanish and an albie we had an awesome day and would definitely recommend/will be booking again in the future.

Vitaliy L.


In short, we had a blast!!! Capt. Jay put 4 cobias and 9 spanish mackerels on the boat. I would definately book again for my next trip. Boat was in great shape, equipment was new, plenty of bait and lures, and weather could not have been any better. I got to learn a lot about how to fish for both species we caught and next time I go out on my boat I know what to do to be successful. I would definitely recomend these guys to anyone that want to catch some fish and have a good time.


Amberjack, Barracuda, Black Drum, Black Seabass, Bluefish, Cobia, False Albacore, Flounder, Kingfish, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

3211 Lynnhaven Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States

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