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Fishing Centers

The Virginia Beach Fishing Center

Hop aboard a sightseeing cruise or go out into the great Atlantic for an exciting fishing expedition. They even offer dolphin and whale watching cruises for an "up-close and personal" look at our local marine life! Packages can include everything you need from ice to bait and tackle. You'll also find the largest sports-fishing and party boat fleets at the beach!  Va. Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet.  200 Winston Salem Road  /  757-422-5700.

 

Lynnhaven Seafood & Marina:

Lynnhaven Seafood and Marina is where the local fishermen go when they want to fish. Daily fishing trips depart at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Sunset Dolphin Watch boat goes out each evening at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For a first-class fishing experience, look no further; and for a seafood dinner, that's here, too, at the Dockside Inn Restaurant. Tackle and bait are provided and ask about our Lady's Day discounts. 757-481-7211.

Fishing Charters / Head Boats

Boat Charters:

The High Hopes

The picture at the top of this page is... THE HIGH HOPES offering "Family Fishing Tours".  Make your next fishing expedition an affair to remember! Charter the High Hopes, a 58 ft. sport fishing boat (accommodates up to 18) offering several different charter trips - affordable 2 hr. family fishing trips along the oceanfront, as well as inshore, offshore, sunset cruises, dolphin and whale watching, and 1/2 day and full day options. 757-430-1305 / Cell 757-286-3842 www.highhopessportfishing.com  

 

Head Boats:

Rudee Tours Deep Sea Fishing offers the largest head boats in Virginia Beach. Our comfortable, air conditioned boats fish year round from Rudee Inlet.  We have all-day, half-day, and night fishing trips available. Parking is available on-site.   Trips departing daily. Call for schedules. 757-422-5700.

 

Thrill Boat Rides

The Rudee Rocket - Get ready for the fastest thrill ride at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Board the 70 foot Rudee Rocket and experience the Atlantic Ocean at top speeds. Enjoy this hour-long ride of a lifetime with the chance to see dolphins up close. Located at VB Fishing Center, 5th & Pacific Ave. Call for time and schedules -757-425-3400
 

Fishing / Boating Information

Fishing Information

Fishing on the Beach

You are welcome to fish along the beach at Sandbridge. Please be observant of swimmers and use caution. Fishing permits are required for surf fishing.


Fishing Permits
Fishing permits are required by law for all fishing in Virginia Beach.  Fishing permits can be obtained quick and easy online at:   www.dgif.virginia.gov  Or you can visit any local Tackle Shop or WalMart.

 

Fishing Piers
14th St Pier - 428-2333 Resort Area
$5 Adults / kids 6-11 $2.75 / Kids under 6 FREE /  Open 24 hours

 

Lynnhaven Pier - 481-7071 Chesapeake Bay
$5 Adults / Kids 6-11 $2.75 / under 6 FREE / Open 24 hrs

 

Little Island Pier - 426-7200 - Sandbridge Beach
$5 Adults / Kids 8 & under FREE / Open 5:30am-11:00pm

 

Boating Information

Boating Rules and Safety - It is unlawful for anyone to launch or land a motorboat, sailboat, jet ski, or any other vessel on the beach at Sandbridge between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm, except on the last 400' of beach south of Little Island Park. The canals are a "No Wake Zone". Boats should not come within 100 yards of shore line. No alcoholic beverages are allowed while boating. Life jackets should be worn at all times.

 

Boat Ramps - If the beach home you have rented does not provide a boat ramp, you may launch your boat free at Mill Landing Road Ramp (off Princess Anne Road in Pungo) or for a small fee at North Bay Shore Campground located off Sandbridge Road near Margie and Ray's.

Luxury Boat Cruises

LYNNHAVEN MARINA BOAT CRUISES

Come for a day (or 1/2 day) of fishing or even a "Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise" at Lynnhaven Seafood Marina and Dockside Inn restaurant. Located at the foot of the Lynnhaven Inlet Bridge.
3311 Shore Drive / (757) 481-4545. 

 

VIRGINIA JEWEL CRUISES

Spend a night on the water cruising the Virginia Beach waterways while dining on the Virginia Jewel. Call for reservations. 600 Laskin Rd / (757) 425-6688. 

 

SPIRIT OF NORFOLK

A harbor tour aboard this modern cruise vessel is right in keeping with your vacation spirit. You can enjoy a delicious buffet, sun during the day, or dance the night away as the 500-passenger luxury ship takes you around Norfolk's harbor. Call (757) 627-7771 for schedules, information & reservations. Departs from Dunmore Dock at Norfolk's Waterside.  www.spiritofnorfolk.com 
 
AMERICAN ROVER

Sail on Norfolk's only "Tall Ship". This stunning, classic 35ft topsail schooner is the largest 3-masted passenger topsailer schooner under U.S. flag. Fully equipped with all the modern amenities for a safe & comfortable sail.  Group rates. Norfolk. (757) 627-7245  www.americanrover.com 

 

 

Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayak Rentals

Moneysworth Rentals - 468-3999

Moneysworth Kayak Rentals

 

Kayak Guided Tours

Tidewater Adventures - 480-1999

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Virginia Beach Kayak Launch Sites