Southern Belle Sportfishing

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Southern Belle Sportfishing welcomes you to Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach!
Join Capt. Ron and his friendly crew – experienced guides who have been fishing the waters off Virginia Beach and North Carolina for more than 60 years.

For a good time and great fishing, come aboard Southern Belle, a 45’ Scarborough Boatworks powered by twin 640 HP Cummins engines. This vessel is fitted with advanced electronics and top notch equipment, bringing you the best of Virginia Beach fishing.

From May through October, you can go fishing more than 60 miles from shore. Offshore fishing is their specialty, and in 2016 they helped 32 anglers catch their first Billfish!

Year-round you can try your hand at deep drop fishing, which takes you to the Norfolk Canyon area. There you will drop lines hundreds of feet below for some of the ocean’s tastiest fish such as Grouper and Seabass.

Southern Belle Sportfishing provides a fishing license and high caliber gear on all trips. You’re welcome to bring food and drinks, which will be stored in the cooler provided on board before leaving shore. Alcohol is permitted, but no glass containers.

Come aboard today for some drag screaming action!

**The state of Virginia is allowing the resumption of fishing charters on May 15, 2020. Fishing vessel Southern Belle will maintain a clean and safe vessel by taking the following steps:

- Captain and crew will wear masks and wash hands on a regular schedule
- All seats and surfaces, including door handles and knobs, will be cleaned and disinfected every 60 minutes
- Hand sanitizers will be available at all times
- Passengers and crew will maintain a 6’ spacing
- All equipment will be cleaned and disinfected
- Captain and crew will self-monitor their symptoms and well-being before each trip
- Customers must wear masks at all times
- Customers must all be from the same booking party-no mixed parties

Our crew will keep you safe and work extremely hard to make your charter a memorable one! **



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore (5MAX)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $2,450
    price breakdown
    $2,450
    The mid-Atlantic waters and the Gulf Stream make for some fantastic fishing off Virginia Beach's coast. You'll find some of the best Marlin fishing during the months of August and September, with some Blue Marlin exceeding 500 lbs! Tasty Mahi Mahi is a regular catch, too. During the summer you'll be able to fish for Big Eye and Yellowfin Tuna, as well as Wahoo and an occasional Mako Shark. All gear is included. Children 8 and above are welcome. This trip is for 5 people maximum!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Swordfish (5MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 31
    $2,450
    price breakdown
    $2,450
    Take about a 3-hour boat ride to depths of 1000 feet or more and fish for Swordfish in the deep waters at the continental shelf! Electric reels are used and you'll fish with lighted baits in the dark, cold, deep water where these monsters live. There's nothing like fresh Swordfish steaks at the supper table! Your trip includes all the gear you'll need to battle these beasts, as well as your fishing license. This trip is for 5 people maximum!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Spend 4 hours fishing near the Rudee Inlet, without straying far from the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Fishing inshore gives you the opportunity to target Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Spadefish, Cobia, Shark species, and more. This morning trip is perfect for family fun with Bottlenosed Dolphin often making appearances! Fishing licenses, rods and reels, lures, bait, and everything you need is provided. Children of all ages are welcome for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Fishing near Rudee Inlet gives you the opportunity to find a great catch without straying far from the Virginia Beach oceanfront. You'll inshore fish for 4 hours and target Spanish and King Mackerel, Bluefish, Spadefish, Cobia, Shark species, and more. This afternoon trip is perfect for family fun, with Bottlenose Dolphin often making appearances. Fishing licenses, rods and reels, lures, bait and everything you need is provided. Children of all ages are welcome for this trip!
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About the Captain

Ron Saxby
Playa Virginia, Virginia, Estados Unidos
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68 Customer Reviews
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Member since Julio 2017
I've loved fishing since I was a boy. I moved to Hampton Roads, VA, in the early 80s and became enamored with saltwater fishing and bought my first boat. Now, 7 boats later, I really enjoy taking people fishing and seeing them catch their first trophy fish and teaching them the techniques of fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Scarborough Boatworks (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1992. Powered by 2 640HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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4.94
out of 5 stars from 68 reviews
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Great Half Day Trip with Capt. Ron
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Matt M.
Lucas, TX
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Great Half Day Trip with Capt. Ron

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If you want a first class experience and a group that can find the fish, Southern Belle is the charter to choose. First Mate...
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Jeff J.
Woodbridge, VA
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Half Day with Captain Ron and Crew

VERIFIED   Mayo 30, 2020
Great half dray trip with Captain Ron, Austin and Bryce (the hands.) Our fishermen (4 teens and 2 adults) had a great time...
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Mike C.
Ruckersville, VA
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Father son trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 18, 2020
Great trip with Captain Ron and his crew.  The Southern Belle is an immaculate fishing boat with numerous amenities. ...
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Justin N.
Chesapeake, VA
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Half day morning trip with captain Ron and crew

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 18, 2020
I took my son and his friends on this trip as part of his High School graduation gift. Everyone had a great time. Captain and...
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Robert B.
Richmond, VA
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Morning Inshore with Captain Ron

VERIFIED   Julio 8, 2020
On short notice we booked the Southern Belle for a morning, half-day excursion based on nothing more than availability. Boy...
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