Reel Karma Charters, LLC

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned sea wolf, the waters of Virginia Beach have something for you! Reel Karma Fishing Charters will gladly take you after anything in the area, from the inshore Redfish to the speedy pelagic Sailfish; they’re more than happy to show you the tricks of the trade!

Join Captain Tom Phillips on his 27’ Sea Hunt Gamefish. Built, in 2020, this vessel delivers exactly what serious fishermen demand in a sportfishing center console boat. It comes ready with features such as multiple insulated fishboxes and live wells, cockpit and bow bolsters, all stainless hardware, and Yamaha Digital Command Link Gauges. The Gamefish has a side entry door, recessed trim tabs, and hydraulic steering as a part of its core equipment. The boat is designed to have abundant room for 360 degrees of fishing and its hull delivers a soft ride that’s second to none. Finally, the boat features Taco Outriggers, ample rod holders, and Sirius electronics to help you find the fish. And, of course, there’s a bathroom!

The bountiful waters of this area can cater to any angler’s tastes. You can go after a wide range of species and different locations to fish in. Redfish, Bluefish, Weakfish, Black Seabass, Striped Bass, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, White and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, the list goes on and on; talk to the captain to figure out what you want to go after. Capt. Tom is experienced and will put you on the hottest bite around.

You’ll also get the chance to try out a wide range of different techniques, depending on what you’re going after. No matter your skill level Reel Karma Charters will put you on the fish and show you the ropes. Kids are more than welcome and there’s no minimum age, but parents should contact the captain so he can prepare appropriately sized vests in advance.

Join Reel Karma Charters for an exciting adventure, and see why just why Virginia Beach has some of the most diverse and exciting fishing on the East Coast!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,750
    price breakdown
    $1,750
    Looking for the full fishing experience? You’ve found it here! You can expect to go at least 35 miles, up to 80 miles out depending on the season, conditions and the type of fish you’re looking for. You will target big boys like Mahi Mahi, various Tunas, Sailfish, White and Blue Marlins, Amberjacks, Wahoos, and others you run across!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This charter is perfect for those seeking to go further out, without spending too much time on traveling and seeking to catch a variety of fish. You'll target great fish like Sharks, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Striped Bass, Flounders, Cobias, Black Drums, Bluefish, and many others.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore and Bay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    On this trip you can target a wide range of species in this productive area. You can expect to go after Redfish, Black Drum, Spadefish, Bluefish, Speckled Trouts, Croakers, Tautog, Black Seabass, Rockfish, Striped Bass, and many, many others that live in the area!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip will take you fishing in the bountiful bay and rivers of Virginia Beach. You will target Amberjacks, Cobias, Black Seabass, Tilefish, Rockfish, Redfish or anything else you run into! All required equipment is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    You'll head into the bountiful rivers and inshore waters of Virginia Beach, or into the bay. You can expect to target a wide range of species such as the Cobia, Amberjack, Tilefish, Black Seabass, or anything else you run across! All equipment you may need will be supplied by the captain.
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About the Charter Operator

Reel Karma Charters, Llc
Playa Virginia, Virginia, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since Marzo 2018
Captain Tom Phillips' goal is to take you on a fun and safe fishing trip, as well as to put you on the best bite around, whether it's Tuna, Marlin, or Flounder. He's a Hawaii-born fisherman, having spent his entire life on the water. He's fished Hawaii, the Gulf, and the Atlantic, all over. He's keen on showing you all the tips and tricks for catching the local fish, whether it's your first time on a boat or a veteran angler!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt Gamefish (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 220HP Yamaha 4-str engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.74
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Ron O.
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 5.00
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Awesome captain

VERIFIED   Junio 26, 2020
We had an awesome trip. Capt. Tom was awesome.  Had us on the action early and even stayed out later at no charge to make...
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Richard D.
Washington, DC
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VERIFIED   Agosto 25, 2019
Everyone was on time, it was a beautiful morning. It was a rough start for old cap. I’ll spare you the major details...
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David D. H.
Morgantown, WV
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Fishing with Tom

VERIFIED   Julio 3, 2020
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John R.
Annapolis, Maryland
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Half Day trip with Captain Tom

VERIFIED   Julio 12, 2019
Great Trip! My son and I took a half day (am) trip and it was phenomenal. We have done charters around the country and this...
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Michelle M.
Virginia Beach, VA
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Half Fay Trip

VERIFIED   Junio 30, 2019
We had an outstanding trip. Highly recommend this trip for families and groups of friends. We had four adults and a 10 year...
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