Fishing Charter Boats Nearest to Williamsburg
The Chesapeake Bay is known for both it’s beauty and it’s bounty. Our saltwater fishing charters and sightseeing boat tours are among the best outdoor adventure activities to be enjoyed near Colonial Williamsburg, Kingsmill Resort, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, and Great Wolf Lodge in VA. Veteran owned York River Charters has been voted as one of the “Best Fishing Guide Companies – Eastern Virginia” four times!
Our home port is York River Yacht Haven in Gloucester Point, VA This makes the fishing charter provider closest to those in Williamsburg, Virginia! In addition, we are the only charter fishing boat contracted to dock at scenic Wormley Creek Marina in historic Yorktown, VA. This provides our guests access to departure points on both the Peninsula, and the Middle Peninsula! During the late Fall Striped Bass Season we often move a boat to Norview Marina in the beautiful town of Deltaville near Virginia’s Northern Neck to get our guests closer to the schools of trophy Stripers migrating into the Upper Chesapeake Bay and the Rappahannock River. Our charters are also near Richmond, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, and Washington D.C.
If you would prefer an personalized outdoor adventure on the waters of Tidewater and Hampton Roads for just your family or group, versus being lumped on a boat with 20 or more other people you don’t know, we invite you to take advantage of our intimate private charters.
Chesapeake Bay Charter Choices
Experience all that the Virginia Chesapeake Bay has to offer from the well equipped Catchin’ Up II, or our recently acquired Current Addiction. Catchin’ Up II is a 25 foot pilot house sport fishing boat with state-of-the-art electronics that gives Captain Alan the ability to easily guide your party of up to 4 guests into a secluded saltwater creek or tranquil flat, explore the river, or safely dash you out into the deeper waters of the Chesapeake Bay on calmer days! Current Addiction is a 31 foot open express sportfisher with the amenities to provide all-day, big-water comfort for groups of up to 6 guests.
Virginia Saltwater Sport Fishing
Our charter boats present our guests the opportunity to have a truly customizable trip 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 sportfishing by live baiting for mighty cobia or shark, or trolling for trophy rockfish (stripers, striped bass), bluefish or Spanish mackerel near Virginia Beach. You might enjoy harvesting fine table fare such as tautog (blackfish), spadefish or sheepshead from artificial reefs, wrecks and other structure such as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Some folks enjoy our sport fishing charters that target speckled trout, red drum (redfish) or salt water stripers (striped bass, rockfish) on light tackle by casting lures along the grass bottomed shoreline flats.
VA Chesapeake Bay Sightseeing Tours
One cannot truly appreciate the historic triangle of Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown until they’ve seen it from the water! 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. Others may want to take one of our intimate sunset cruises topped off by a waterfront dining experience in Yorktown or Gloucester Point, Virginia. 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.
York River Charters‘ goal is to provide our guests the prospect of “having it their way” for a change. So, take advantage of our being the closest charter boat to Williamsburg! 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!
We offer various discount packages that bundle your charter with lodging, dining, and other outdoor recreation!
¹ Reservation/Cancellation Policies can be found here.
² A gratuity of 15 to 20 percent is customary.