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

York River Charters is no longer running fishing and sightseeing trips. We now only offer Yacht Management, Yacht Deliveries and Relocation, and Boat Operation and Handling Instruction. We are re-branding under our recently formed new company, Chesapeake Yacht Services LLC.

Guests, friends, and vendors,

For years York River Charters has strove to offer our guests, many of whom have become “extended family”, superior fishing and sightseeing charter experiences at a reasonable cost.

I, Capt. Alan, have come to the conclusion that we can no longer do that. Compared to this date 12 months ago, our fuel costs have increased by over 150%. Our bait and ice costs have went up over 200%. Our dockage increased 165%. Insurance went up over 150%. I can’t help but feel that due to the policies put in place over the last year, we cannot find a dependable full time Mate, despite excellent compensation and an exciting work environment. #LetsGoBrandon !!!

In addition, the catch-and-keep regulatory restrictions have become such that, for our guests that want to enjoy the Chesapeake’s harvest, the cost of the charter is not proportionate to the amount of fish they are allowed to take home.

This past winter I had 2 very invasive skin cancers surgically removed. I was informed that after spending over 6 decades in the sun, this trend would continue. In particular if I continue staying on an exposed tower for days on end.

For all these reasons and more, York River Charters will be ceasing charter operations and dissolving as a business entity effective today, 20APR22.

For all of you that have shared a part of you and your loved ones lives with me, whether on one charter, or many, I am eternally grateful. Much love and His Blessings on you and yours.

Your Captain and His very humble servant,






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