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Nearshore Fishing Charter in Virginia Beach

VA Beach Nearshore Action

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Inshore Fishing Charter in Virginia Beach

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Trip

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Inshore Fishing Charter in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Luxury Inshore

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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Virginia Beach

Deepsea VA-B Trip

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Head 70 miles offshore where the waters are seriously deep and the fish are seriously big! Captain Brian is ready to take up to 6 of you and your friends on a full day deepsea adventure to troll for big game. You might catch the bite of a spectacular Marlin or Sailfish, or the tasty Tuna and Mahi Mahi. Once you get out there, there’s no telling what you’ll come back with! Be prepared for a big fight to reel in one of these monsters and your rewards will be great as you claim a trophy catch or a delicious dinner to take home! Once aboard the 45’ Ray Davis, you will be provided with everything you need to hook a big one. The 760hp Cummins engines will power you quickly through the seas as you troll using the outriggers on board. Once you hear that sweat scream of the reel, climb into the fighting chair and let the battle begin! The vessel also comes equipped with a full kitchen and refrigerator to maximize your comfort. All rods, reels, tackle, and live bait will be provided by Captain Brian. Bring drinks and snacks to store in the refrigerator, and appropriate clothing. It can get hot out on the deep seas, so be sure to bring plenty of sunblock, a pair of polarized sunglasses, and a cool hat. This trip could be productive and tons of fun, so set out to have a blast! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Virginia Beach

Deepsea VA-B Trip

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Choose between a quarter, half, or full day inshore adventure at Virginia Beach. Captain Brian will lead you to the reefs and wrecks—home to a bunch of species including Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Spadefish, and Cobia. You might even hook a Blacktip Shark! Besides those, who knows what you might hook on this incredible adventure? Captain Brian’s 45’ Ray Davis is a state-of-the-art fishing machine, powered by 760hp Cummins engines designed to get you to the best fishing holes quickly. You will be trolling along the reefs using the outriggers on board, but when you hear the reel sing quickly hop into the fighting chair and prepare for battle! The vessel can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests plus the captain, making this a great family outing or a weekend getaway with friends. Everything you need for an amazing adventure will be provided by Captain Brian. Rods, reels, tackle, and live bait are all included in the trip. You should bring food and drink to store in the refrigerator on board, as well as sun protection and appropriate clothing. Sunblock, polarized sunglasses, brimmed hats, and long sleeve shirts are all great ways to stay cool during a long day on the water. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Luxury Inshore

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A Nearshore adventure consists of a few more options like fishing the Chesapeake Bay or from the Bay Bridge Tunnel to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay for species like Striped Bass(Rockfish), Flounder, Croaker, Spot, Red Drum, Cobia, Sheepshead, Spadefish and Shark. Another charter destination we head to is the Chesapeake Light Tower (14 miles from Rudee Inlet), where you will fish for Black Sea Bass, Tautog, Sheepshead, Cobia, Flounder and Spadefish. Spadefish is a great fight pound for pound on light tackle. Another option available is to stop at some of the nearshore wrecks located along the Virginia Beach coastline up to 25 miles from Rudee Inlet. There you will be targeting Black Sea Bass, Spadefish, Flounder, Triggerfish, Tautog, and Shark. These are great trips to fill up your cooler after a long day on the water — you may even get a chance to see other marine life such as dolphins, whales and sea turtles. Come out and enjoy all the beautiful coastal waters that Virginia Beach has to offer with Captain Kevin and crew. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Virginia Beach

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Trip

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Head out with Captain Kevin for an inshore charter adventure off of Virginia Beach for popular species including Striper, Sea Bass, Bonnethead Sharks, Spadefish, and more! There are also a plethora of different Shark species that swim in the coastal waters surrounding Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay during the summer months, including Hammerheads, Bull Sharks, Tiger Sharks, and more! Because of its mild climate, Virginia Beach charter fishing is great all year round. Our warmer waters bring many fish species to the region.  Add to this the Chesapeake Bay close by, and you can see why the Virginia Beach coast is one of the best saltwater angling regions in the world. Captain Kevin is dedicated to providing a five-star experience and would love to show your party a great and memorable time while visiting us in Virginia Beach fishing with Captain Kevin. No matter how old they are, kids love fishing! Captain Kevin is standing by to give your entire family some great fishing experiences that will add timeless memories to your vacation. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Virginia Beach

VA Beach Nearshore Action

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Virginia Beach

What are the best fishing charters in Virginia Beach?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 4 trips in Virginia Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are VA Beach Nearshore Action guided by Kevin, Chesapeake Bay Fishing Trip guided by Kevin, and Virginia Beach Luxury Inshore guided by Brian.

Our guides in Virginia Beach are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2511 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Virginia Beach? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Virginia Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in Virginia Beach?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Virginia Beach as well as inshore fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Virginia Beach are: 1. cobia, 2. blacktip shark, 3. black drum, and 4. spanish mackerel.

The most common fishing techniques in Virginia Beach are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but trolling and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Virginia Beach fishing charters cost?

in Virginia Beach prices can range anywhere from an affordable $700 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Virginia Beach is $723. The average price for a full day trip in Virginia Beach is $1,460.

What month is best for fishing in Virginia Beach?

The most popular season for fishing in Virginia Beach is spring, and most anglers book their trips 42 days in advance.

Do I need a Virginia Beach fishing license and what are the bag limits in Virginia Beach?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Virginia Beach don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach Fishing Charter Overview

Virginia Beach offers a plethora of angling opportunities for fishing enthusiasts. Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, this bustling city provides access to a variety of fishing grounds, including the bay, inshore rivers, and deep offshore waters. The Chesapeake Bay is home to Striped Bass, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Red and Black Drum, Seabass, Tautog, and Cobia, making it a prime location for fishing. Further out, Amberjack, Groupers, Tilefish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and Marlin can be found in the deep waters, providing a challenging and rewarding fishing experience.

Virginia Beach fishing charters offer a range of trips to cater to different needs. Short trips are ideal for beginners and families, while full-day trips are perfect for serious anglers. To reach the deep sea fishing grounds, a minimum of 10 hours is required, with overnight trips also available. Fishing licenses are included in all charters, and professional guides ensure that all fishing activities comply with the rules and regulations, including bag and size limits.

Inshore Fishing Charters in Virginia Beach

Inshore fishing in Virginia Beach is a popular activity among both locals and visitors.

The most popular species to catch inshore in Virginia Beach include striped bass, red drum, flounder, speckled trout, and bluefish. Striped bass, also known as rockfish in this area, are a highly prized gamefish and can be caught throughout the year.

Up to an estimated 90% of the world’s striped bass live in the Chesapeake Bay! Many anglers hit Virginia Beach specifically to target rockfish. With plenty of tournaments and multiple seasons for rockfish, there is always a ton of action on our Virginia Beach inshore fishing charters.

To catch these species, anglers typically use light tackle spinning gear and a variety of lures, including jigs, soft plastics, and topwater plugs. Live bait such as minnows, shrimp, and crabs are also commonly used. Inshore fishing in Virginia beach can be done by casting into the shallows or by trolling along the shoreline.

The best time to go inshore fishing in Virginia Beach depends on the species being targeted. Striped bass can be caught year-round but are most commonly caught in the spring and fall. Red drum are typically caught from late summer through the fall. Flounder fishing is best from late spring to early fall, and speckled trout can be caught from late summer through the winter. Bluefish are most commonly caught in the summer months.

Overall, inshore fishing in Virginia Beach offers a great opportunity to catch a variety of species in a beautiful setting. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned angler, booking a fishing charter in Virginia Beach will help get you on the fish faster. With so many species to target and a variety of techniques to try, there's always something new to learn and discover.

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Nearshore Fishing Charters in Virginia Beach

Nearshore fishing in Virginia Beach is ideal for anglers who want to catch cobia and kingfish. Nearshore waters around Virginia Beach offer a diverse range of habitats, including wrecks, reefs, and artificial structures, which provide homes to a variety of species.

Some of the top species to catch nearshore in Virginia Beach include cobia, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, bluefish, and sharks. Cobia is a highly sought-after species known for their powerful fight at the end of the line. They can be found in the summer months swimming near buoys, wrecks, and other structures. Anglers typically use live bait such as eels, crabs, or menhaden to target cobia.

To catch Spanish and king mackerel, anglers often troll with artificial lures or live bait. These species are fast-swimming and provide a thrilling fight when hooked. Bluefish are another popular species and can be caught by casting with lures or live bait. Sharks can also be caught nearshore, including sandbar, dusky, and blacktip sharks.

When fishing nearshore in Virginia Beach, anglers typically use medium to heavy tackle, including spinning or baitcasting gear. Live bait such as eels, crabs, and menhaden are popular, as are a variety of lures, including spoons, jigs, and plugs. The best time to go nearshore fishing in Virginia Beach varies depending on the species being targeted, but generally, the summer months offer the most productive fishing.

Overall, nearshore fishing in Virginia Beach is a great option for anglers who want to catch larger species without venturing too far offshore. Whether you're targeting cobia, mackerel, bluefish, or sharks, nearshore fishing in Virginia Beach is an exciting and rewarding experience, and we recommend booking one of our Virginia Beach Nearshore fishing charters to take you out and show you the ropes.

Offshore Fishing Charters in Virginia Beach

Offshore fishing in Virginia Beach offers anglers the opportunity to catch a wide range of species depending on the season. Some of the top species to catch offshore in Virginia Beach include tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo, billfish (such as blue marlin, sailfish, and swordfish), as well as other species like tilefish. Tuna are one of the most sought-after gamefish in the area that can be caught throughout the year, with the peak season being from late spring to early fall. Mahi-mahi and wahoo are also popular species that can be caught in the warmer months, typically from May through October.

Billfish are the ultimate gamefish for many offshore anglers, known for their acrobatics and powerful runs. Blue marlin and sailfish can be found in the waters off Virginia Beach from June through September.

When offshore fishing in Virginia Beach, anglers typically use heavy tackle, including large reels, rods, and lines capable of handling big fish. Live bait such as ballyhoo and squid are commonly used, as are a variety of artificial lures, including trolling skirts and jigs. Fishing techniques include trolling, chunking, and deep-dropping, depending on the species being targeted.

The best time to go offshore fishing in Virginia Beach depends on the species being targeted and the weather conditions. The summer months are generally the most productive, but some species can be caught year-round. It's always best to check with your captain or local fishing reports to find out what's biting and where.

Overall, offshore fishing in Virginia Beach is an incredible experience that offers the chance to catch some real monsters. With the help of an experienced captain and crew, you can explore the deep waters off Virginia Beach and bring home a trophy catch.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Virginia Beach include inshore, offshore, and deep-sea fishing.

Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to the shore and catch fish like flounder, red drum, and speckled trout. Offshore fishing charters take you further out to sea and target larger fish like tuna, mahi-mahi, and marlin.

For the ultimate fishing adventure, deep-sea fishing charters are the way to go. These charters take you miles offshore to catch big game fish like swordfish, shark, and wahoo.

Some popular landmarks that Virginia Beach fishing charters visit include the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier.

No matter which type of Virginia Beach fishing charter you choose, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience and catch some of the most sought-after fish in the area.

The Best Places To Fish In Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Virginia is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts. With its vast coastline and numerous waterways, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a variety of fish. Here are some of the best places to fish in Virginia Beach, whether you're looking to go on a fishing charter or cast your line from shore.

1. Rudee Inlet: This popular spot is known for its abundance of flounder, striped bass, and bluefish. Fishing charters are available for those who want to venture out into deeper waters.

2. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel: This man-made structure is a hotspot for catching cobia, red drum, and sheepshead. Fishing charters often frequent this area for its productive fishing grounds.

3. Lynnhaven Inlet: This inlet is a great spot for catching speckled trout, red drum, and flounder. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the surrounding waters.

4. Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge: This peaceful refuge is a great place to fish for largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the nearby waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

5. Little Island Park: This park offers a fishing pier and surf fishing opportunities for catching croaker, spot, and flounder. Fishing charters are available for those who want to venture out into deeper waters.

6. Sandbridge Beach: This secluded beach offers surf fishing opportunities for catching bluefish, red drum, and flounder. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the nearby waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

7. Cape Henry Wreck: This area is known for its abundance of wreck fishing opportunities, including black sea bass, tautog, and flounder. Fishing charters often frequent this area for its productive fishing grounds.

Other Things To Do In Virginia Beach

While Virginia Beach fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a stroll along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, which stretches for three miles and offers stunning ocean views. Visit the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center to learn about the local marine life, or head to the Military Aviation Museum to see vintage aircraft up close. For a bit of history, check out the Cape Henry Lighthouse, which dates back to 1792. And of course, no trip to Virginia Beach is complete without a visit to the beach itself - with 35 miles of coastline, there are plenty of options to choose from.

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    Captain and mate were really great, the fish was slow for everyone we met today but they never quit. We brought several home.

    Gerald J. with Kevin P. of Virginia Beach, Virginia

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