Virginia Beach is, of course, known for beautiful beaches. However, with those sandy expanses comes fish-filled water. According to Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, “70 to 90 percent of the world’s rockfish come from the Chesapeake Bay.” And according to Coastal Accommodations, Virginia Beach has some of the best fishing in the world. Whether you’re looking for rockfish or something more exotic, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Bay fishing will show you a fantastic time. Here are our top picks for the best Virginia Beach fishing charters.
Off-Shore Virginia Beach Fishing Charters
The water surrounding Virginia Beach offers an incredible variety of fishing, much of which involves sailing off-shore to deeper waters. There are plenty of wrecks and underwater canyons to fish around, and you can expect to find species such a king mackerel, swordfish, and yellowfin tuna. Deep-sea Virginia Beach fishing focuses on fishing around structures at the bottom of deep water, which could range from sunken planes to natural landforms.
For off-shore Virginia Beach fishing charters, check out AquaMan Sportfishing Charters or E-Fishinsea. Sailing to the off-shore locations can take some time, so you’ll enjoy a beautiful, breezy trip on the boat in addition to an exciting fishing experience.
In-Shore Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charter
When you want to go fishing closer to shore, a Chesapeake Bay fishing charter is the way to go. Chesapeake Bay fishing is exceptional due in part to the Chesapeake Tower, where smaller saltwater fish find plenty of covered habitat. These smaller fish attract predators, which your Chesapeake Bay fishing charter will help you catch. It’s the best part of many Virginia Beach fishing trips!
You’ll find sea bass, flounder, rockfish, and more in the bay. The assortment of different species makes this part of Virginia Beach great for fishing year-round. If you want to know which fish species will be biting during your visit, call your chosen charter company for a Chesapeake Bay fishing report.
AquaMan Sportfishing and E-Fishinsea Charters both offer in-shore Virginia Beach fishing trips. These trips are shorter because it takes less time to sail to your starting point, so you can choose to fish for just a few hours or an entire day. Then, you can return to your Coastal Accommodations rental to cook up your day’s catch.
Virginia Beach Fishing Accommodations
After a full day under the sun out on the boat, you’ll be ready for a home-cooked meal and a night of rest. Coastal Accommodations’ rental properties offer the best of modern comfort, including grocery delivery. Call 757-447-6396 to book your saltwater fishing adventure.