There are hundreds of Virginia Beach rental condos to choose from along the oceanfront area. Weather is moderate all year round and vacationers usually flock at the beach during the Spring Break season. Virginia Beach is an excellent spot for almost all types of fishing. People from all over visit the beach to catch their famous striped bass. You can do several types of fishing near your own Virginia Beach condo; offshore fishing, pier fishing, deep sea, charter boat or surf fishing. Aside from being the striped bass capital of the world, expect to finish the day with bluefin tuna, Wahoo, Redfish and Bluefish. The beach's annual rockfish tournament attracts fishing enthusiasts and curious tourists alike.
Tourists also enjoy watching the migrating humpback whales that visit during the winter. Throughout the year, you can join tours in small rubber boats where bottlenose dolphins playfully follow. You can even get up close and personal with them during kayak trips. The beach is also home to nesting sea turtles and rare species of migratory birds.
Aquaman Sportfishing Charters
Aquaman Sportfishing provides full time charter fishing services. Their in-house captain has been taking tourists fishing for 15 years. Their "Knockdown" boat is fully equipped to provide you the best fishing experience, whether offshore or inshore at Chesapeake Bay. During summer and spring, they also extend their fishing to the Oregon Inlet. Reservations are recommended, especially during the peak season.
Dockside Seafood and Fishing Center
Half day fishing trips are available at the Dockside Seafood and Fishing Center near the Lesner Bridge. Children under 3 are free of charge on all their trips. They also offer boat rentals and dolphin cruises. Dolphin watching along Chesapeake Bay, often referred to as "Dolphin Disneyland," is usually done during sunset and lasts for an hour and a half. As an added bonus, you can also check out rare bird species during the cruise. Cruise rates are $17 for adults and $11 for children above 3 years old.
Backlash Sportfishing on Winston Salem Avenue is proud of their 53-inch Custom Jim Smith sport fisher with double Cummins diesel. Their services include fishing for yellow fin tunas, white marlin and bluefin. Overnight trips are also offered. A maximum of six people per trip is allowed. Rates range from $600 to $1,500.
Sportfishing competitions are available the whole year round in Virginia Beach. During the months of November and December, the Striped Bass World Championship attracts thousands of tourists and fishing enthusiasts.
The Annual Wine Women and Fishing Charter Tournament welcomes women with fishing expertise. The event is held every second weekend of August and proceeds are donated to the EVMS Foundation Breast Cancer Research.
Team fishing is promoted at the Virginia Beach Bluewater Classic Competition every second week of August. Raffles and deck parties promote camaraderie among teams.
The next time you drop by at Virginia Beach, make it a point to go fishing even near your rental condo home. Visit Vamoose.com to sort through Virginia Beach rental condos based on location, size, and any features or amenities you'd like.