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Chesapeake Bay Saltwater Sport Fishing Charters and Sightseeing Boat Tours near Williamsburg, Richmond, Yorktown, Jamestown, Newport News, Hampton, and Gloucester, VA

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Chesapeake Bay Charters

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Welcome to York River Charters! Voted "Best Fishing in Virginia" for the second consecutive year, most of our saltwater fishing charters originate on the scenic York River in VA, a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. As the Bay is known for both it's beauty and it's bounty, we offer guests and residents both sport fishing charters and sightseeing tours. We are the only fishing charter boat contracted to dock at beautiful Riverwalk Landing on the historic Yorktown, Virginia waterfront. This makes us the fishing charter located most near Williamsburg, VA! In addition, we are the only fishing charter docking in York River Yacht Haven at Gloucester Point, VA, providing our guests access to departure points on both sides of the river!

Experience all that the Virginia Chesapeake Bay has to offer from the well equipped Catchin' Up II. She's a 25 foot pilot house sport fishing boat with state-of-the-art electronics that gives your host, Captain Alan, the ability to easily guide your party into a secluded saltwater creek or tranquil flat, as well as safely dash you out into the Chesapeake's deeper waters! The boat offers a roomy open cockpit area for fighting fish, as well as an extended hardtop for recovering in the shade.

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Virginia Saltwater Sport Fishing

The charter boat Catchin' Up II presents our guests the opportunity to have a truly personalized experience on the Chesapeake Bay of VA. For you, this may mean tailoring a saltwater fishing charter combining some bottom fishing for croaker, spot or flounder with an equal amount of time spent sport fishing by live baiting for mighty cobia or shark, or trolling for trophy striped bass (stripers), bluefish or Spanish mackerel. Some folks enjoy fishing for speckled trout and red drum (redfish) on light tackle along the grass bottomed shoreline flats or crabbing for Virginia Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab. Others may want to take one of our intimate sunset cruises topped off by a waterfront dining experience in Yorktown or Gloucester Point.

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VA Chesapeake Bay Sightseeing

You may want to learn a little of the rich history of the VA Chesapeake Bay region and get an introduction to some of it's aquatic inhabitants by chartering a Sightseeing tour or pleasure excursion that usually includes dolphin watching. Or, you may prefer to cast lures sport fishing for salt water rockfish (striped bass) or spotted seatrout. Regardless of what Chesapeake Bay adventure you choose to take advantage of, Capt. Alan's unique native's perspective and knowledge of coastal Virginia is sure to give you reason to join us many times in the future and become yet another lifelong York River Charters friend.

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York River Charters' goal is to provide our guests the prospect of "having it their way" for a change. So come on down, kick off your sandals and let us show you, your loved ones, and close friends what quality time on the Chesapeake Bay is really all about!

Be sure to ask about our special day trips to the third oldest lighthouse still standing on the Chesapeake Bay, (tenth oldest in the U.S)...   The stunning nearby beach is considered by many to be the prettiest stretch of sand north of the Outer Banks of N.C.   Accessible only by boat, New Point Comfort is an awesome secluded swim and picnic spot!