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 mid-May through mid-December
Depending on the time of year, charter boat fishing techniques include trolling, cut-bait, chumming, live bait, jigging and bottom fishing.
What to bring on a charter boat trip:
*You must obtain correct licensing documents to fish and crab on your own in Maryland.
Breezy Point Charter Boat Association
5230 Breezy Point Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Phone: 443-968-8346 Email
Bunky’s Charter Boats Inc.
14448 S. Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
P.O. Box 379
Phone: 410-326-3241 Email
Full-service charter, bottom and rock fishing, head boats, private cruises and dinner cruises. Two-person wave runner, 16-and 19-foot boat skiff rentals. The tackle store offers knowledgeable staff, bait, tackle, carryout, snacks and a fuel pier. Transient slips available. We also have paddle boards, kayaks, and bicycles available for rent. We offer public sunset and dinner cruises. Our boat capacity is 12 for the Kathy C and 30 for fishing and 49 for cruising for the Marchelle.
Calvert Marina Charter Dock
14485 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Chesapeake Beach Fishing Charters
Chesapeake Beach 20732
Phone: 301-855-4665 Email
Half Shell Adventures
14624 Solomons Island Road S., Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-610-9393 Email
Half Shell Adventures offers regularly scheduled Happy Hour Cruises, crab and oyster feats and more. Private charters also available.
Rod ‘N’ Reel Charter Fishing
4160 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Phone: 301-855-8450 or 800-233-2080
Solomons Charter Captains Association
1745 Forest Glen Dr., Prince Frederick, MD 20678