Welcome to award winning York River Charters! Our charter boats operate from the scenic York River in Virginia, a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay that is only minutes from Newport News, VA. We offer our guests both fishing and sightseeing charters.
Experience all that the waters surrounding Newport News have 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.
Newport News Saltwater Sport Fishing
Our charter boats present 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 fishing for speckled trout and red drum (redfish) on light tackle along the flats. For others it may mean an intimate sunset cruise topped off by a river view dining experience in Newport News.
Newport News, VA Sightseeing
You may want to learn a little of the rich history of the Newport News area and get an introduction to some of it’s aquatic inhabitants by chartering a sightseeing trip or pleasure excursion that usually includes dolphin watching. Or, you may prefer to cast lures for rockfish or spotted seatrout. Either way your Captain’s unique prospective and knowledge of the 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!
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.