Richmond, Virginia Fishing Charters photo

Richmond, Virginia Charters

Welcome to York River Charters! Our charter boat departs daily from the scenic York River in Virginia, a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay that is only a short drive from Richmond, VA. We offer our guests both fishing and sightseeing charters. If you would prefer an intimate, personalized adventure for your family or group versus being lumped with 30 other people you don’t know, we invite you to experience our private charters.


Richmond, VA dolphin watching photo

Charter Boat Minutes from Richmond, VA!

Experience all that Richmond’s nearby waters have to offer from the well equipped Catchin’ Up II. She’s a pilot house sport fishing boat with state-of-the-art electronics that gives Captain Alan the ability to easily guide your party into a secluded saltwater creek or tranquil flat, as well as safely dash you out into the deeper waters of the Chesapeake Bay!



Virginia Saltwater Sport Fishing


The charter boat Catchin’ Up II presents our Richmond, VA guests the opportunity to have a memorable 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 sport fishing by live baiting for mighty cobia or shark, or trolling for trophy striped bass (stripers), bluefish or Spanish mackerel. You might enjoy harvesting fine table fare such as tautog (blackfish), spadefish or sheepshead from artificial reefs, wrecks and other structure. Some folks enjoy our sport fishing charters that target speckled trout, red drum (redfish) or salt water striped bass (striper, rockfish) on light tackle by casting lures along the grass bottomed shoreline flats.


Richmond, VA Fishing Charter Boat photo

Richmond, VA Saltwater Fishing

Our charters provide the opportunity to have a truly personalized experience on the waters surrounding Richmond. For you, this may mean tailoring a charter fishing trip combining some bottom fishing for croaker, spot or flounder with an equal amount of time spent sport fishing by live baiting for mighty cobia and shark or trolling for striped bass (rockfish or 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 Yorktown before returning to Williamsburg.

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 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!