Marshland Expeditions

Hop aboard “Marshland Expeditions”, family-friendly charter specializing in inshore fishing surrounding the Poquoson Flats, Virginia! Captain Sonny Insley is a local guide with over 5 decades of experience at the helm. A day out with him in this stunning fishing destination is one you won’t soon forget!

Hop aboard his 19’ Carolina Skiff, powered by a 50 HP Yamaha engine, and ideal for up 3 anglers. She’s equipped with GPS to help you find the fish and life jackets for safety. What’s more, she has an anchoring system to make sure you stay put once you spot your targets.

You’ll cruise the inshore waters in Poquoson, chasing the best fish the area has to offer. It’s all about hooking into delicious Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Besides the great fishing, you’ll take in the beautiful scenery of Poquoson’s shoreline – you won’t want to forget your camera!

Captain Sonny is a great teacher. He’ll provide all the gear you need for a productive day and share his knowledge to help you land the big ones. experience. He can even accommodate fly fishing, provided you bring your own equipment.

Bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy and prepare for the East Coast fishing adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Speckled Trout
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Nov 10
    $300
    up to 3 persons
    Spend 4 hours going after Speckled Trout on this trip dedicated to the delicious fish! Capt. Sonny provides all of the gear you need, as well as fishing licenses and drinks. Feel free to bring along any snacks you'd like to have and set off! Departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 10
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Spend 4-hours fishing in shallow flats, ranging between 4' to 6' deep, on this inshore adventure! This is a great trip for anglers of all skill levels that'll have you hooking plenty of Redfish and Speckled Trout. If you're a fly fisherman, this is a great trip to bring your gear on. Departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 10
    $250
    up to 3 persons
    Spend the morning bottom fishing for the various fish that call these waters home. Delicious Flounder is by far the most popular catch and you'll go home with full coolers! Capt. Sonny takes care of your gear, licenses, and drinks. Feel free to bring along any snacks you'd like to have and you're good to go! Departure time is flexible.
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About the Captain

Sonny Insley
poquoson, Virginia, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
31 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since Enero 2017
Captain Sonny Insley has over 50 years of experience on the water. His passion began at an early age of 6, when his father, a professional fisherman, took him fishing. An avid angler, Sonny grew up on the boat. He wanted to start his own charter company and in 2009 attended the Chesapeake Marine Training Institute to get the Coast Guard License. For Captain Sonny, the charters are not only about catching big fish. He enjoys the beauty and peace of being on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 50HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
GPS
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (60)
4.73
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half Day Bottom Fishing Trip
Fishing with Sonny
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Crystal B.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
 5.00
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Am fishing 4 hour charter with Sonny

VERIFIED   Septiembre 19, 2019
My husband and I were in virgina beach for a business trip and stayed an extra day for leisure with hopes of doing a fishing...
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Jeff M.
Virginia Beach, VA
 4.67
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Half Day Bottom Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 3, 2020
Had a great experience with Sonny. Great value for the price. No frills, just inland fishing and a very personal experience....
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Tom M.
Virginia Beach, VA
 5.00
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Great Day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 28, 2020
You know the guy who has all the gizmos and gadgets (all the fancy stuff you’re paying for)? That’s not Sonny. He grew...
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David M.
Scranton, PA
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Another Great trip with Sonny

VERIFIED   Agosto 18, 2019
This was our second trip with Sonny in Three years and we’ll be back again I’m sure. Sonny loves what he does and his main...
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Christopher C.
Newport News, VA
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4 hour trip with Sonny

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 21, 2020
Good trip very went well. Caught some big red fish.
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