Virginia Beach, VA & Pirate’s Cove, NC Charters

Instigator Sportfishing Charters offers a variety of fishing charters and seasonally departs from either Virginia Beach, VA or Pirate’s Cove, NC.

Our fishing excursions include billfish fishing for white and blue marlin  fishing charters and nearshore & offshore fishing for wahoo, dolphin, stripers, kingfish, tuna, and many other sport fish.

We also specialty trips such as whale & bird watching tours, offshore memorial services, and offshore legal document signing services. Please contact us for details.

Our charters are designed specifically for each group. Whether you are a corporate group looking for a great business fishing trip or a family looking to have a great day out on the water together, Instigator is the boat for you.

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Marlin & Sailfish Fishing Charters

We have a tremendous billfish fishery and Capt. Josh has over 25 years of experience catching them. Blue and white marlin are some of the most sought after game fish in the whole world and catching one is like nothing you have ever experienced. Blue marlin can exceed weights of 1000lbs and white marlin are typically from 80-100lbs.

We also have a great sailfish fishery during season. Action can be fast a furious when the sailfish bite is one because they hunt in schools. Fish typically range from 40-60lbs and can put on a aerial display.

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Offshore & Nearshore Fishing Charters

The close proximity of the Atlantic Gulf Stream means that species like dolphin, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, striper, cobia, flounder, spanish mackerel, bluefish and various sharks are always nearby.

You don’t have to be an experienced angler to enjoy this awesome fishing. The fish are plentiful and Capt. Josh and his mates will teach you what to do and set you up for success.

If you are looking for a fishing charter that is fast on action, and provides the opportunity to bring home some of your catch for dinner, this is the charter for you!

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Whale & Bird Watching

We also offer whale watching and bird watching trips for our clients. Every winter from December through March nature lovers get an opportunity to take a short boat ride and watch migrating whales in this area. It is a family friendly experience that anyone who loves the marine environment should consider.

We will take you right up close to these majestic creatures. You will hear their haunting songs as they call to each other. You may even get sprayed when they “breach” the surface and “blow” (if the wind is just right). Getting this close to ocean going creatures that are this large is an experience you will be talking about for years to come. Bring your camera for a once in a lifetime photo opportunity.

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