Virginia Beach Fishing and Boating

Sandbridge Fishing
Most Sandbridge Bay/Canal homes are located on canals that lead out to Back Bay. Fortunately, many homes offer boat docks that are ideal for fishing and crabbing. There's nothing quite like sitting on a peaceful dock and "wetting your line". It's a perfect way to begin to unwind and relax on your vacation.
Pier Fishing And don't forget, you can saltwater fish off the beach (permit required) or head to the Little Island Fishing Pier located at the southend of the beach. Call (757) 426-0013 for pier hours and pricing.

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 as well.

Online Fishing Permits:
Fishing permits are required by law for all fishing in Sandbridge. Fishing permits can be obtained quick and easy online at:
Permits are available at the local WalMart located at Red Mill Commons Shopping Center just a few minutes away.

Fishing Piers:
Little Island Pier:
Prices: Hours:
Sightseeing: $1 resident / $2 non-resident
Fishing: $8 resident / $10 non-resident
Weekly pier fishing pass: $25 resident / $35 non-resident
Annual pier fishing pass: $100
April 15th - October 31st: 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
November 1st - April 14th: 7:00 a.m. - Posted Closing Time*
More Info
14th Street 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 / kids under 6 FREE / Open 24 hours

Rudee Rocket

Fishing Charters

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

Whether entertaining clients or gathering with friends for your annual sportfishing trip, the Frog Pile crew will help your fishing dreams come true.  The Frog Pile is a 2001 55′ Custom Carolina Buddy Harris Sportfisherman that has it all!  757-641-3900

AquaMan Sportfishing Charters - Captain Nolan Agner welcomes you aboard AquaMan! Individual Walk-ons are welcome. All bait & tackle provided. Inshore/Offshore/Wreck. All ages and skill levels. !  (757) 200-0200

Virginia Beach FishingEnjoy "Offshore" fishing at its best with Captain Bill Richardson at 757-373-9198. Charters leaving from Rudee Inlet year round.

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! Va.Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet.200 Winston Salem Road 757-491-8000.
Family Fun Head Boat Fishing:
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.
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

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 AM and 5 PM, except on the last 400’ of beach south of Little Island Park. The depth of Back Bay, as well as the canals, averages around 4 feet and is affected by the direction of the winds rather than lunar tides. This depth may dramatically increase or decrease with a shift in wind direction. The canals are a “No Wake Zone.” Boats should not come within 100 yards of shoreline. 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.

Boat Rentals/Tours:     Kayak Rentals - Moneysworth Rentals - 468-3999
    Kayak Guided Tours - Kayak Nature Tours - 480-1999
    Boat Rentals - VB Boat Rentals – (757) 575-5212