From the beach and bay shores to the rivers and mountain streams, Virginia is a water lover's paradise! Charter a boat for a great, family-friendly fishing or cruising experience completely customized to your specifications.
The Chesapeake Bay offers various fishing opportunities such as bottom fishing, trolling, chumming and jigging. Anglers can catch a wide variety of species from Spot, Croaker, Trout, Flounder and Sea Bass to larger fish such as Bluefish, Rockfish (aka Striped Bass), Spanish Mackerel and Cobia. Adventures in off-shore deep sea fishing from Virginia Beach are available as well.
No fishing license required when hiring a charter boat captain and crew to lead a trip!
Chincoteague Island, off the north-eastern coast of Virginia's Eastern Shore, is known for its Flounder.
Inland, Virginia's lakes and rivers provide beautiful, year 'round fishing and boating amidst beautiful state parks and charming, one-of-a-kind Main Street towns.
- Obtain a license to fish Virginia's lakes and rivers.
From three-hour scenic tours and teen party cruises to dolphin, whale and wild pony watching, vessels depart daily from marinas across the Commonwealth.
Captains and crews are First Aid and CPR certified, and the boats carry life preservers for all ages. Charter boats abide by all federal and state laws.
Last Updated: 6/27/2019