Welcome to York River Charters! Voted "Best of Virginia" for the second consecutive year, most of our charter boat trips originate on the scenic York River in Virginia, a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. We offer our guests 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 waterfront. This makes us the fishing charter located closest to Colonial Williamsburg, VA.
Experience all that our local waters have to offer from the well equipped Catchin' Up II. She's a pilot house sportfishing boat with state-of-the-art electronics. Catchin' Up II gives Captain Alan the ability to easily guide your party into a secluded creek or tranquil flat, as well as safely dash you out into the deeper waters of the Chesapeake Bay!
The charter boat Catchin' Up II presents our guests the opportunity to have a truly personalized experience on the Chesapeake Bay. For you, this may mean tailoring a fishing charter trip combining some bottom fishing for croaker, spot or flounder with an equal amount of time spent live baiting for mighty cobia and shark, or trolling for trophy striped bass (stripers), bluefish or Spanish mackerel. Some folks enjoy sportfishing for speckled trout and red drum (redfish) on light tackle along the flats or crabbing for Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab. Others may want to take one of our intimate sunset cruises topped off by a river view dining experience in Yorktown.
You may want to learn a little of the rich history of the 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 for rockfish (striped bass) or spotted seatrout. Either way Capt. Alan's unique perspective and knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay region are sure to give you reason to join us many times in the future and become yet another lifelong river friend.
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 time on the rivah' is really all about!
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 accessible only by boat, making it an awesome secluded swim and picnic spot!