This site’s goals are to bring charter boat operators and interested parties together to promote for-hire fishing, Virginia tourism, and related interests.
Charter Boat operators are licensed as Merchant Marine masters or mates by the U.S. Coast Guard. Their boats must be licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the boat captains must have a Virginia Guide’s License . The captains must meet physical standards set by the Coast Guard, undergo random drug screenings, and their boats must comply with state, federal and Coast Guard safety regulations. Licensed captains also undergo first aid and CPR training.
If you charter with a licensed captain, you will be fishing or cruising with a professional who has your safety as a primary concern and your satisfaction as his or her goal.
You can charter a boat for fishing or cruising in any of the state’s five primary saltwater regions:
• Northern Neck
• Middle Peninsula
• Norfolk/Virginia Beach
• Eastern Shore
If you love fishing…Virginia is the place to do it, and a professional captain knows how it’s done!
Captains can take you marlin, tuna, wahoo and mahi-mahi fishing in the Atlantic…or fishing for flounder, sea trout, spot, and croaker in the Eastern Shore seaside inlets, bays and creeks and the Chesapeake Bay…and the many creeks and rivers that feed it.
In the spring and fall, go for Virginia’s world class striped bass fishery. In winter, Virginia has sea bass, trophy striped bass and tautog fisheries that are as good as it gets. In summer, try for flounder, cobia, triggerfish, spadefish, red or black drum, tautog, sea bass, Spanish mackerel, sharks and more…
Or maybe you’d like a dolphin or whale watching cruise, a birding tour of the Eastern Shore seaside, a picnic outing on a secluded island or just a relaxing sunset cruise. A professional captain can arrange these, too.
Be sure to check the captain listings on this website and book your outing on the beautiful waters of Virginia
If you are a licensed Captain or someone interested in the charter industry, this site is a resource for you. This site is linked to the Virginia is fro Lovers tourism site and also ranks high in search engine results. Charter boat operators are listed on the site for free and can elect other options for a nominal fee. Advertisers in related businesses like tackle shops, marinas, food and lodging, and marine trades are welcome.