We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 200 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3635
Phone Number:
+1 757-749-6008
Website
Description:

Matador Charters is a owner operated sport fishing company fishing from...

Matador Charters is a owner operated sport fishing company fishing from Rudee Inlet in the resort area of Virginia Beach. We specialize in inshore and offshore charter fishing for private groups and families of up to 6 people. Kids are welcome and we fish out of Virginia Beach year round.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Plenty of fish

Captain Jake did a great job putting us on fish. We caught several different types from black sea bass, spade and eel. These were the good eatin' fish. When things slowed down in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 June 2016
halzfun
,
Woodbury, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 19: English reviews
Woodbury, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Captain Jake did a great job putting us on fish. We caught several different types from black sea bass, spade and eel. These were the good eatin' fish. When things slowed down in one area they put us on fish in another area. The captain also took us to an area to catch some large red drum. These were big... More 

Helpful?
Thank halzfun
New Kent
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

I had tried to book a charter for a gift for my husband for Christmas. First, I emailed Captain Jake. He replied to call him. I called him and he said to call him in two hours, he was docking. I did and he said to call back in 15 minutes. I did and he didn't answer. I then texted... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Carrie E
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Just saw the Matador leaving Lynnhaven Inlet at high speed. Repeatedly attempted to hail him on Channel 16 to warn him to slow down for a vessel in distress and another boat attempting to help. After no response, I motioned for him to slow down, only for him to flip me the bird. I've fished offshore on my own boats... More 

Helpful?
13 Thank 348brad
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Unreliable cancelled on us one day before our scheduled date. We came all the way from Wisconsin and had worst experience ever. JAKE pound us off to seaduction charters and we had our very dissapointing trip with Troy of seaductions charters

Helpful?
1 Thank Tony P
Newark, Ohio
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

5/19/15 Had a previous Charter who cancelled on Us literally minutes before We arrived to that Charter after being 600 miles away from Home. Through a local Fishing Center recommended Cpt Jake. Called and the very next day He took Us on a Charter. Him and His mate Robert treated Us first class. The day started off by a brief... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank rfield8564
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

We have never been dissapointed!!! Caught My first white and Blue marlin with Jake on The Matador. Did a deep drop on New Years eve and caught a 45 pound grouper. Every time i have been out with Matador We have SCORED!!!! I would highly reccomend this boat and Captain. With the new powerplants He is running, it is exhaust... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 1961MDavid
matadorsportfishing, Owner at Matador Charters, responded to this review

Thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to write us a review, and look forward to your next fishing trip with Matador Charters More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

Had a fantastic fishing experience with Matador Charters. Captain Jake is professional and knowledgeable. If you are in Virginia Beach and love fishing blue water give Matador Charters a call.

Helpful?
3 Thank Ryan F
matadorsportfishing, Owner at Matador Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Matador charters. I appreciate your business and look forward to your next charter trip with us. More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

7/31/14 ~80 F, calm winds, and fair seas. 430 am: Met Cpt Jake and 1st mate Mike promptly at Rudee Inlet in Va Beach. Brought a cooler with drinks/sandwiches. Mike debriefed us on a loose schedule of the day's events. Targeting sport-fish ~70-75 miles out in the Gulf Stream. 3 hours there and 3 back. 5 of us: four men... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Tim C
matadorsportfishing, Owner at Matador Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Matador charters. I appreciate your input and look forward to your next charter fishing trip with us. More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Scheduled an offshore white marlin trip. Captain Jake advised me that the weather forecast had changed for Wednesday, and asked if I wanted to reschedule. I told him it had been 5 weeks since I had been on the water and I was off on Wednesday. I was willing to give it a try. We hooked 3 false albacores. One... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Frederick C
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We had to cancel our trip due to bad weather. It's easy to treat people well when you know you're going to make money off them. Captain Jake was up front, refunded our deposit and never tried to jerk us around about weather, cancellations, etc. I'm sorry we missed the charter, but when we return, Matador will be one of... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Belinda x

Travellers who viewed Matador Charters also viewed

 

Been to Matador Charters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Matador Charters staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?