our charter boat:

The Gannet is a 46' custom built sportfishing vessel. This Virginia  Beach charter boat features full air condition for your complete comfort.

**Powered by Diesel engines and the Gannet is loaded with all the latest electronic fishing and safety gear.

 

**We use the best gear and tackle available with Penn International and Shimano rod n reels.  Offering 1/2 day and full day charters using a variety of fishing techniques that include:

 


meet our team: Capt Mike Romeo

what to bring:

Captain Mike has been fishing in Virginia Beach or fishing in North Carolina most of his life. To be more precise Captain Mike Romeo has amassed over 44 years of charter boat fishing experience as either a first mate or a Captain. In that time he has accumulated a mass amount of sport fishing knowledge that makes him one of the top Captains to fish the Atlantic Ocean.

At the age of 15, that's right, at 15 years old Mike worked on the water as a charter boat mate on boats ranging from 30 to 100 feet. In the next few years, he grew fond of this profession and decided to pursue his career. After graduation from First Colonial High School, he started running sport fishing charters and began to build his successful sportfishing business. He received his Merchant Seaman Coast Guard License, with honors, at the age of 21.

Bring a cooler for food and drinks. Ask Mike how large of a cooler you will need to carry your fish home in.

A sports bag is a good idea to bring for carrying your rain gear, hat, glasses etc and other personal items that you need on a saltwater charter fishing trip

Bring all your food and drinks. If you want to bring beer just ask Capt Mike first.

If you will be fishing in foul or rainy weather then you may want to bring some gear to keep you dry. Not as important on boats with covers and cabins like the Gannet.

Bring sun glasses. Polarized fishing glasses work the best to lessen the sun as it reflects up off the water.

Bring a camera to take snapshots of those big fish you catch or video of the beautiful offshore waters of Virginia.

A hat or ball cap is a good idea, especially for you guys that are getting a bit thin on top. Protect your head from the sun's burning rays

If you get sea sick or aren't sure if you get sea sick then it is a very wise idea to take your Dramamine the night before and before you leave the dock.

Virginia Beach can get very hot during the summer. Make sure you bring sunscreen.

You probably already paid for the trip but you should make sure you have some cash in pocket so you can tip the First Mate between 15-20%. Being Mate on a charter boat is not easy work and these guys deserve every dime they get. Tip them well! Fish clean is an extra cost.