Williamsburg VA fishing charter boat photo

Our 31′ Express Sportfisher, Patriot, that accommodates 1 to 6 guests on private charters (just your group and the Captain & Mate).

Fishing Charter Boat Nearest to Williamsburg



As the Chesapeake Bay is known for its beauty and its 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!






Virginia Chesapeake Bay Striper Charters


Our home port is York River Yacht Haven in Gloucester Point, VA. This makes the fishing charter provider closest to those in Williamsburg, Virginia! We also have dockage at scenic Wormley Creek  Marina in Yorktown. We sometimes depart from Norview Marina in the beautiful town of Deltaville near Virginia’s Northern Neck. This would be during the Fall Striped Bass Season. As a result, our guests are closer to the schools of trophy Stripers migrating into the Upper Chesapeake Bay and the Rappahannock River. In addition, our charters are also near Richmond, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, and Washington D.C.


We have found our guests prefer a personalized outdoor adventure on the waters of Tidewater and Hampton Roads. They enjoy time with just their family or group instead of being on a boat with 20 or more other people they don’t know. For this reason, we are a private charter boat, not a “head” or “party” boat. If you feel the same, we invite you to take advantage of our offerings.

Virginia Beach Cobia Charter photo

Live bait and sight casting Cobia Charters

Chesapeake Bay Charters

Experience all that the VA Chesapeake Bay has to offer from our recently acquired PatriotPatriot 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

Photo of Virginia Beach, VA fishing charter

Our charter boat presents 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 or sight casting for mighty cobia, red drum or shark, or trolling for trophy rockfish (stripers, striped bass), bluefish or Spanish mackerel near Virginia Beach. Another option would be structure fishing on reefs, wrecks and other structure, such as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. These structures produce tautog (blackfish), spadefish or sheepshead. 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.

Williamsburg, VA Sightseeing Tours

Williamsburg Virginia Sightseeing Tour Boat photoOne 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 take one of our intimate sunset cruises topped off by waterfront dining in Yorktown or Gloucester Point, Va. Captain Alan’s knowledge of coastal Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay will give you reason to join us many times in the future.

Williamsburg, VA Sightseeing Tour Boat photo


York River Charters‘ goal is to provide our guests the prospect of “having it their way” for a change. Give us the opportunity to show you what quality time on the Chesapeake Bay is all about!

Ask about our special day trips to New Point Comfort, the 3rd oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay. Many consider the stunning nearby beach to be the prettiest north of the Outer Banks of N.C.  This awesome secluded swim and picnic spot is only accessible by boat!


We offer various discount packages that bundle your charter with lodging, dining, and other outdoor recreation!

Fishing Charter Rates and Times

Sightseeing Charter Rates

¹ Reservation/Cancellation Policies can be found here.

² Our Mates work for tips. A gratuity of 15 to 20 percent is customary.

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Location of our slips at York River Yacht Haven.