Charter Fishing

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What to bring on a charter boat trip:

  • Packed lunch and beverages (or ask about catered lunches)
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses, or rain gear if it looks like rain
  • A cooler to take your catch home in

Calvert County marinas

Fishing and crabbing from land in Calvert County

*You must obtain correct licensing documents to fish and crab on your own in Maryland.

Booking a charter boat for a full or half day on the Chesapeake Bay is the perfect way to clear your mind and concentrate on having fun! Charter boat crews provide everything you need – equipment, licenses, ice, bait, tackle and a great water view. They prepare the boat and equipment, rig the bait and navigate for you – all you need to think about is relaxing, enjoying time out on the water and catching some fish!

Fishing seasons on the Chesapeake Bay (species migrations and availability vary from year to year depending on weather and other conditions):

  • Striped Bass (Rockfish) regular season runs May through mid-December, closing for a two week period in July in 2021.
  • Black Drum regular season late runs May to early June
  • Spot, white perch, sea trout and whiting regular season runs mid-June through early October
  • Spanish mackerel and bluefish regular season runs late July to late September/early October

Depending on the time of year, charter boat fishing techniques include trolling, cut-bait, chumming, live bait, jigging and bottom fishing.

  1. All In Charters

    255 Alexander Ln., Solomons MD 20688
    Phone: 443-684-1484    Email All In Charters

    All In Charters offers sport and recreation fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. We can accommodate up to 28 passengers.

    All In Charters Website


  2. Big Worm

    3150 Karen Drive, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 410-474-4428  Email Big Worm

    From corporate team building events to bachelor parties to family reunions, Captain Drew can cater to any occasion. Big Worm is rigged with top of the line tackle and ready to provide you and your party the best fishing experience the Chesapeake Bay has to offer.
    Big Worm Website

  3. Bunky’s Charter Boats Inc.

    14448 S. Solomons Island Road, P.O. Box 379, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 410-326-3241    Email Bunky’s Charter Boats Inc.

    Family owned and operated since 1989, Bunky’s is Solomons Island’s leading provider of everything you need to enjoy the thrill of catching the “Big One” on the Chesapeake Bay.
    Bunky's Charter Boats Website

  4. Chesapeake Adventures Sportfishing

    5300 Breezy Point Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 301-758-3475

    Your captain is dedicated to ensuring each Chesapeake Bay adventure is a safe and fun experience. Multiple boats available to accommodate any number of passengers.

  5. Chesapeake Bay Outdoors Charter Fishing and Waterfowl Hunting

    255 Alexander St., Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 410-474-9858    Email Chesapeake Bay Outdoors Charter Fishing and Waterfowl Hunting

    Chesapeake Bay Outdoors offers charter fishing and waterfowl hunting. Several charter boats available allowing accommodations for up to 42 passengers.

  6. Chesapeake Beach Fishing Charters

    3748 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 301-855-4665    Email Chesapeake Beach Fishing Charters

    We offer a wide variety of charter boats that will fit just about every angler’s needs. Our boats can accommodate parties or groups of all sizes from the traditional angler 6-pack to a party of up to 30 anglers. The Beachcomber II, Reel Attitude, Mary Lou Too, Plumb Crazy, Mary C, Katherine II and Tamshell 2.

    Chesapeake Beach Fishing Charters Website

  7. CoolBeanz Charters

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 443-532-1025    Email CoolBeanz Charters

    Come enjoy fishing with Captain Chris Mills. Whether trolling, chumming, jigging, or bottom fishing, Captain Chris finds the fish. We can accommodate up to 22 passengers.

  8. Daydreamer Sportfishing

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 703-477-5272    Email Daydreamer Sportfishing

    Daydreamer is waiting to take your group or family on a trip to the Chesapeake Bay.

  9. Dolly Diesel Sportfishing

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 301-855-8940

    Step aboard the 50-foot Dolly Diesel sport fishing vessel. We can accommodate up to 27 passengers to give you a "one-of-a-kind" experience on the bay.

  10. Double D Charters

    Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 410-586-2415

    Join us for full and half day trips. We supply custom quality rods, a fish box and ice. We can accommodate up to six passengers

  11. Fin Finder Charters

    105 Charles St., Solomons MD 20688
    Phone: 240-925-9598    Email Fin Finder Charters

    Join us with a group of friends or family and spend the day on the Chesapeake Bay sportfishing. We can accommodate up to 36 passengers.

  12. Grace Mary Charters

    255 Alexander Lane, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 301-910-0744    Email Gracy Mary Charters

    Join us for a memorable journey out on the Chesapeake Bay for full and half-day fishing trips. We can accommodate up to six passengers.

  13. Hooked Up 2 Charters

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 410-474-2836    Email Hooked Up 2 Charters

    Accommodating up to 20 passengers for an amazing group fishing experiences. We supply all your fishing equipment from quality rods and tackle to ice for the fish you catch!

  14. Hot Lick Fishing Charters

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 301-785-1199

    Spend the day on the water with Captain Marcus Wilson on the Hot Lick. We offer full and half-day fishing trips. We can accommodate up to 22 passengers.

  15. Jennifer Ann Charters

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 410-320-2517    Email Jennifer Ann Charters

    Experience angling on the Chesapeake Bay aboard the Jennifer Ann with your family, friends or business associates. We can accommodate up to 30 passengers for your sport fishing excursion.

  16. Jig This Charter Fishing

    255 Alexander Lane, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 443-624-3047    Email Jig This Charter Fishing

    Charter fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Come on out and enjoy a day on the bay with Captain Chris. We can accommodate up to six passengers.

  17. Katherine Charter Fishing

    3748 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 240-676-1098    Email Katherine Charter Fishing

    Family owned and operated charter boat out of the Chesapeake Beach offering private half-day and full-day trips. Charter boat sails seven days a week.

  18. Kelly D Sportfishing & Waterfowl Hunting

    14448 S. Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 202-409-8685

    We offer bottom feeding, chumming, cruises, light tackle-jigging, live lining, night fishing, sight fishing, trolling, wreck fishing and waterfowl hunting.

  19. King Fish Charters

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 443-934-0339    Email King Fish Charters

    Make your day on the bay memorable with King Fish Charters. We book full and half-day trips of sport fishing on the Chesapeake Bay.  We can accommodate up to six passengers.

    King Fish Charters Website

  20. Kyran Lynn Charters

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 410-474-4105    Email Kyran Lynn Charters

    Kyran Lynn Charters offers some great fishing memories you won’t soon forget. Step on board for a fun filled day of charter fishing in Chesapeake Beach.

    Kyran Lynn Charters Website

  21. Lexianna Charters

    3748 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 410-320-6954    Email Lexianna Charters

    We supply licenses, quality rods, tackle and ice. Join us for full or half days of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Accommodating up to 17 passengers for all your fishing excursions.

    Lexianna Charters Website

  22. LJK Outdoors

    255 Lore Road, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 410-629-9206

    We are the premier fishing guide, charter fishing, head boat, scenic tour and party cruise. We can accommodate up to 22 passengers for your fishing adventure.

    LJK Outdoors Website

  23. Lochjaw Charters

    Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 410-586-3327    Email Lochjaw Charters

    This captain's goal is to ensure all passengers have a memorable and exciting fishing experience. Charter boat can accommodate up to six passengers.

    Lockjaw Charters Website

  24. Lucky Strike Fishing Charters

    255 Lore Road, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 410-474-9180    Email Lucky Strike Fishing Charters

    Create lasting memories by booking with Lucky Strike Fishing Charters. We can accommodate up to six passengers for a day of adventure on the bay.

    Lucky Strike Fishing Charters Website

  25. Marauder Charters

    255 Alexander Lane, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 240-417-2408    Email Marauder Charters

    Marauder Charters has everything from the fishing license to custom built rods and tackle. Come fishing on a beautiful boat with a fun crew on the scenic Chesapeake Bay.

    Marauder Charters Website

  26. Mary Lou Too Charters

    3866 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 443-865-7937    Email Mary Lou Too Charters

    Sport fishing on the Mary Lou Too includes all fishing licenses, equipment, bait and ice. Great for business trips, church groups and family reunions. We can accommodate up to 19 passengers.

    Mary Lou Too Charters Website

  27. Megalodon Adventures

    P.O. Box 332, Port Republic, MD 20676
    Phone: 410-474-0396

    Forty years of experience fishing on the bay and its tributaries. Full and half-day trips are available most of the year. We can accommodate up to six passengers. 

    Megalodon Adventures Website

  28. Mike Harris Charters

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 301-717-5905    Email Mike Harris Charters

    Bring your friends, family, or coworkers to spend an enjoyable charter day on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. All licenses are included with your trip. We can accommodate up to six passengers.

    Mike Harris Charters Website

  29. Miss Linda’s Charters

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 301-855-5381    Email Miss Linda’s Charters

    Offering Maryland’s best in Chesapeake Bay charter fishing. We can accommodate up to 21 passengers for your charter fishing adventure.

    Miss Linda’s Charters Website

  30. Miss Susie Charters

    105 Charles St., Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 301-873-1327    Email Miss Susie Charters

    All charter boats are available for up to 28 passengers for your fishing excursions. Miss Susie Charters will ensure that you have an enjoyable, fun-filled, and exciting experience on the bay.

    Miss Susie Charters Website

  31. Nauti Charters

    255 Alexander St., Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 301-643-6508

    We offer trolling, bottom fishing and sight casting. Over 35 years of marine experience.

    Nauti Charters Website

  32. Patience Sportfishing

    14485 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 410-535-1554    Email Patience Sportfishing

    Join us for a day on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and fish for some of the many species of this bountiful waterway. Patience can accommodate 14 anglers. Half-day and full-day trips available.

    Patience Sportfishing Website

  33. Plum Crazy Charters

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 301-233-0377    Email Plum Crazy Charters

    Come join us and experience some of the best fishing historic Chesapeake Bay has to offer. Book a fun-filled day entertaining clients, employees or family and friends. We can accommodate up to 18 passengers.

    Plum Crazy Charters Website


  34. Reel Attitude Charters

    Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 410-414-9662    Email Reel Attitude Charters

    Reel Attitude gives you a personalized service that will accommodate up to 26 passengers, although small parties tend to be more fun for everyone!

    Reel Attitude Charters Website

  35. Renegade Charters

    Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 301-449-7111

    Join us for half and full-day charters. We supply bait, tackle, ice fish to catch and memories. We can accommodate up to six passengers.

  36. Rock-N-Robin Charter Fishing

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 804-814-2573    Email Rock-N-Robin Charter Fishing

    Join us for a fun-filled day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Captain Robin has over 20 years of experience to get you to those best fishing spots. We can accommodate up to 12 passengers.

  37. Rod ‘N’ Reel Charter Fishing

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 800-233-2080    Email Rod ‘N’ Reel Charter Fishing

    Book a trip with the bay’s most experienced fishermen for 6-hour-, or 8-hour trips. We have been known as the charter fishing capital of Maryland since 1946 and have the largest fishing fleet on the Chesapeake Bay.

  38. Shea-D-Lady Fishing Charters

    14485 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 301-672-3282    Email Shea-D-Lady Fishing Charters

    Enjoy the fun aboard our custom 46’ Markley. There is plenty of room to fish, tan or dance. We can accommodate up to 42 passengers for all types of fishing.

  39. Solomons Island, Maryland Fishing Charters

    Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 410-326-2670    Email Solomons Island, Maryland Fishing Charters

    We offer a wide variety of charter fishing packages including exciting full-day or half-day trips. We can accommodate both large and small groups.

  40. Strike Zone Charter Fishing

    14755 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 443-624-0247    Email Strike Zone Charter Fishing

    Bring your family, friends and coworkers aboard the Strike Zone. Trips include bait, quality fishing rods, ice and licenses. We can accommodate up to six passengers.

  41. Teacher's Pet Fishing

    Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 301-751-5813 

    Join USCG Captain Travis for a full day of fishing adventures on the Chesapeake Bay. All supplies are provided. We can accommodate up to 6 passengers.

  42. Time Off Charters

    1745 Forest Glen Drive, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
    Phone: 410-808-3832    Email Time Off Charters

    Time Off Charters is here to serve all your fishing and boating needs. We can accommodate up to four passengers.

  43. Tricia Ann II Charter Fishing

    4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 301-751-6056    Email Tricia Ann II Charter Fishing

    The crew invites you to join them for a great day on the Chesapeake Bay. Your captain goes the extra mile to make sure you experience the best day of fishing to be remembered. We can accommodate up to 24 passengers.

  44. Walleye Pete

    Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 703-395-9955    Email Walleye Pete

    We provide full and half-day excursions to give you the fishing experience you are searching for. We can accommodate up to four passengers.