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The Best Boat Hires in Virginia Beach

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What to know about boat hires in Virginia Beach

Hiring a boat and cruising in the Chesapeake Bay or the open Atlantic is a must for visitors in Virginia Beach. You can also hire a boat and explore the Intracoastal waterway that weaves throughout the city and surrounding area of Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach sailing charters are an excellent choice for leisure travelers. Monohull sailboats, catamarans, and smaller sailboats are all available to hire on your own or hire with a captain for an exciting experience out on the water. There’s no greater feeling than a sea breeze enjoyed from the deck of a sailboat! You can also book sailing lessons for your stay in Virginia Beach with GetMyBoat!

Yacht charters in Virginia Beach are great for travelers or locals looking to have an intimate experience on the water. Charter a yacht and enjoy a full-service crew catering to the needs of your event. It’s a luxurious experience that brings people together in a gorgeous setting. Enjoy a meal or drinks onboard your yacht charter in Virginia Beach.

Fishing charters from Virginia Beach are a popular choice for travelers. Sportfishing is a beloved activity by many anglers in Virginia Beach. On a full-service charter, you’ll enjoy a day on a boat, reeling in great catches and soaking up the sun. While out fishing you can catch Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel Striped bass, Bluefish, and Wahoo just to name a few. Charters include bait, tackle, and all the equipment you’ll need.

For active and sporty travelers, opt to hire a kayak or stand-up paddleboard while in Virginia Beach. Choose from double or single kayak hires, stand up paddle lessons or yoga classes, guided tours and much more! You can paddle on the open ocean or explore the calm of the Intracoastal waterways.

There’s no shortage of watersports in Virginia Beach for thrill-seeking travelers who want to experience a good adrenaline rush during their stay. Flyboarding, scuba diving, and kiteboarding are all experiences you can book during your stay. Learn from the pros and have an amazing time in Virginia Beach!

Dolphin tours are another amazing water experience to have while in Virginia Beach. You may encounter then randomly from your hired boat or kayak, or you can choose from guided dolphin tours to have the best chances of seeing these wild beauties.

Boating Events in Virginia Beach

A big boating event in Virginia Beach is the Mid-Atlantic Sports and Boat Show. Every February, this massive event takes over the Virginia Beach Convention Center and fills with thousands of boats and exhibitors. It’s a family-friendly event with lots to see and do!

A major event in Virginia Beach is Neptune’s Atlantic Regatta. It’s a huge festival that includes sailing regattas, surfing competitions, food vendors, live entertainment and endless activities for visitors. It takes place during a weekend at the end of September.

Other Things To Do

While on land in Virginia Beach, there’s plenty to see and experience to keep you and your travel crew entertained. For a relaxing beach day, be sure to check out Sandbridge Beach for a day of soaking up the sun.

An iconic landmark in Virginia Beach is the Cape Henry Lighthouse. Constructed in the late 1700s, it provides gorgeous ocean views and interesting history.

The Virginia Aquarium is located in Virginia Beach, and it’s an impressive facility to visit during your stay. You can see all sorts of fish and marine animals, watch informative exhibitions, and enjoy fun activities for kids.

For history and military enthusiasts, the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach is a must. Spend a few hours here learning about different military aircraft and the historical significance of this area.

Marinas in Virginia Beach

There are several marinas located around Virginia Beach. Marina Shores, Fisherman’s Wharf, Long Bay Pointe Boating Resort, and Rudee Inlet Station are some of the primary marinas. These marinas have knowledgeable staff who can help you plan your boating itinerary. There are nearby restaurants to enjoy a meal in, and gorgeous views of boats moored in their berths against the backdrop of the bay and the ocean. Enjoy some seafood, a drink, and a sunset at the marinas in Virginia Beach.

About Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is a coastal town sitting where the Chesapeake Bay converges with the Atlantic. Virginia Beach is a beautiful holiday spot for visitors to New England. With several miles of sandy beach, charming boardwalks to stroll, lots of restaurants, and rich historical attractions, there’s something for everyone who travels to Virginia Beach.

The best time of year to visit Virginia Beach is between May and September, to enjoy the best weather and summer atmosphere. This is also the peak season, so prices shoot up and hotels are usually booked out far in advance. Winters are mild, but it will be too cold to enjoy a day at the beach or on a boat. Autumn is a beautiful time to visit with the changing colors, just be sure to pack warmer layers for chilly evenings.

The best way to get to Virginia Beach is to take a flight to Norfolk Airport, which is a 20-minute drive from Virginia Beach. If your plan is to stay at your resort or accommodation for the entire week, you can book a shuttle to get from the airport to where you’re staying. If you’d prefer to have the freedom to explore the surrounding areas of the city, opt to hire a car for more mobility.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Virginia Beach.

  1. BI
    Inshore/Offshore Fishing in Norfolk/VA Beach With Captain Lou Hocker

    Super nice and awesome fishing crew! I was visiting from New York and it was my first time fishing the ocean and I could not have had a better experience caught plenty of fish and the staff were extremely educated and friendly!

  2. JS
    21' Sea Hunt Rental In Virginia Beach, VA

    We had a great time on Butch’s boat. Butch is a very helpful, accommodating gentleman. We used his boat for fishing and chilling and had a great time. Full radio with Bluetooth capabilities.

  3. CW
    21' Sea Hunt Rental In Virginia Beach, VA

    We rent a boat every summer when my family comes in from Colorado and last year was the first time we rented from Butch. It was by far the best experience we have had so far, Butch was extremely accommodating and friendly, just a pleasure to work with. The kids had a blast and preferred this to the usual pontoon boat rental. For this year's visit, tubing on the Black Pearl is their number one request, surpassing their usual Busch Gardens and the Adventure Park requests!

  4. CC
    21' Sea Hunt Rental In Virginia Beach, VA

    What a great experience! We rented the Black Pearl for a week. The boat was well equipped and maintained, and super fun. Butch was a pleasure to work with- offered quick communication and was extremely accommodating. I can't recommend highly enough!

  5. MK
    Let's go fishing in Virginia Beach, Virginia on a 30ft SeaHunt Offshore series Center Console with 600 HP!

    Excellent from start to finish, captain was personable and attentive

  6. TS
    21' Sea Hunt Rental In Virginia Beach, VA

    Amazing boat, Butch is awesome! We always have an amazing time each time we rent from Butch. Thank you!