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Peake Holidays
Peake Holidays

Is your family like the Griswold's? Are distant family members getting ready to ... more

Conference Center
Conference Center

Its versatile 22,700 square feet of meeting and banquet space can handle busines... more

Fishing
Fishing

More than 22 miles of fresh, salt and brackish waterways meander through the cit... more

Chesapeake Dining
Chesapeake Dining

Chesapeake is a foodie's paradise with an array of culinary options from local-o... more

Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities

Chesapeake, Virginia hosts sporting facilities including seven outdoor recreatio... more

Virginia Green
Virginia Green

Chesapeake is proud to be a participant in the Virginia Green Certification, a s... more

History
History

Since the arrival of colonial settlers in 1620, the history of Chesapeake has pl... more

Chesapeake Special Offers
Chesapeake Fishing Boats

Angler Support

As one of the premier fishing locations on the East Coast, Chesapeake offers a variety of resources for the ultimate angling experience.

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Put-In Locations


Put in at any of the city's prime launch locations, including the Elizabeth River Boat Landing and Park and the(this is not a boat launch - they restrict types of boats that are allowed). Or access the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway via Great Bridge Locks Park and Top Rack Marina.

One of only two natural lakes in Virginia, picturesque Lake Drummond is nestled within the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. It has limited boat access, but is home to crappie, yellow perch, chain pickerel, flier and bullhead catfish. A boat launching permit can be obtained to fish the lake from April 1 to June 15 of each year, and throughout the year, access is allowed via the Dismal Swamp Canal and Feeder Ditch. The boat launch permit is from inside the refuge, but they can access from feeder ditch year round. Click here for more information from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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Adventure Kayak Tours

Adventure Kayak Tours

  • Phone: (757) 237-8776

Experience...Explore...Enjoy... Adventure Kayak Tours is your destination for guided kayak tours and custom rentals in Coastal Virginia. Experience personalized trips with modern equipment and individualized attention. Each trip is customized to meet...more


Amber Lantern Restaurant

Amber Lantern Restaurant

  • 5532 Bainbridge Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA  23320
  • Phone: (757) 227-3057
  • Fax: (757) 227-3070

Fine dining on the Intracoastal Waterway that offers a terrific ambiance and a wide variety of spectacular, Mediterranean-style dishes. A wonderful selection of drinks, wine, and more. Banquet room can accommodate groups up to 180 people.


Atlantic Yacht Basin

Atlantic Yacht Basin

  • 2615 Basin Road
  • Chesapeake, VA  23322
  • Phone: (757) 482-2141
  • Tollfree: (800) 992-2489
  • Fax: (757) 482-1682

Atlantic Yacht Basin, Inc. is a full service repair and storage facility located on the A & C canal of the Intracoastal Waterway in Chesapeake, VA. We were established in 1936 and our services and talents have attracted captains and yacht owners from...more


Ballahack Boat Ramp

Ballahack Boat Ramp

  • 1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
  • Chesapeake, VA  23323
  • Phone: (757) 382-6411
  • Fax: (757) 382-8418

Concrete boat ramp that accommodates boats up to 22' with adjacent pier and gravel parking lot. Open sunrise to sunset. Children and pets welcome.


Bay Propeller and Marine Supply

Bay Propeller and Marine Supply

  • 3231 South Military Highway
  • Chesapeake, VA  23323
  • Phone: (757) 485-5681
  • Fax: (757) 485-0166

Bay Propeller and Marine Supply is a repair and sales facility for Outboard Boat Propellers, Stern Drive Boat Propellers, and Inboard Boat Propellers. We also repair lower unit skegs and custom work is welcome. We carry a large inventory of new prope...more


Bob's Fishing Hole

Bob's Fishing Hole

  • 4243 South Battlefield Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA  23322
  • Phone: (757) 421-2855
  • Fax: (757) 420-7904

Full line of artificial freshwater bait and tackle. We sell live minnows and worms. We have weekly large mouth bass tournaments. Also, monthly panfish tournaments. We have jon boats for rent.Open - Daylight to Dark


Bottoms Up Boat Care, Inc.

Bottoms Up Boat Care, Inc.

  • P.O. Box 13146
  • Chesapeake, VA  23325
  • Phone: (757) 513-8139
  • Fax: (757) 548-2628

We are a mobile boat detailing/care company. We also partner with all the best marine services in the business in Hampton Roads to take great care of all our clients needs.


Budget Boats, Inc.

Budget Boats, Inc.

  • 2024 North Battlefield Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA  23324
  • Phone: (757) 543-7595
  • Fax: (757) 494-9796

Budget Boat is the largest pre-owned boat, motor, trailer, parts, and accessories dealer in VA. We also service all types of boats and engines. We have over 100 used boats, motors, and trailers on hand. Children and Pets Welcome.


Centerville Waterway Marina

Centerville Waterway Marina

  • 100 N. Centerville Turnpike
  • Chesapeake, VA  23320
  • Phone: (757) 547-4498
  • Fax: (757) 436-2839

Centerville Waterway Marina has been serving the Hampton Roads community for over the last 18 years, and recently changed ownership in July 2006. Centerville Marina is a proud distributor of Chaparral boats, Malibu boats, Hurricane boats & Godfrey Po...more


Chesapeake Fishing Charters

Chesapeake Fishing Charters

  • Phone: (757) 548-6991
  • Alt. Phone: (757) 373-8530

We fish for striped bass, flounder, shark, spadefish, tautog, and red & black drum. We also sight cast for cobia.The DeDee G II has advanced electronics, is fully insured, and carries USCG required safety equipment. Your captains are licensed by the ...more


Cummins Atlantic

Cummins Atlantic

  • 3729 Holland Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA  23323
  • Phone: (757) 485-4848
  • Tollfree: (800) 627-9470
  • Fax: (757) 485-5085

Your needs are specific when it comes to marine power...like toughness and dependability...fuel efficiency and performance. These are foundations on which we have built our business in addition to quality service, parts availability and expert techni...more


Cutting Edge Watersports

Cutting Edge Watersports

  • 1115 S Battlefield Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA  23322
  • Phone: (757) 436-0904
  • Tollfree: (888) 595-6163

Cutting Edge Watersports is a full service boat dealership servicing Southeastern Virginia. We are the only full service center in the area with mobile service, now offering on site Gel-Coat repair. We sell a lifestyle, not just a product. We are th...more


Dismal Swamp Canal Trail

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail

  • 1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
  • Chesapeake, VA  23322
  • Phone: (757) 382-6411
  • Fax: (757) 382-8418

Formerly US Route 17, this multi-purpose linear trail accommodates horse owners, bicyclists, walkers, joggers, and boat owners. It runs 8.5 miles adjacent to the Dismal Swamp Canal and threads through some of the most uniquely historical and ecologic...more


Elizabeth River Boat Landing & Park

Elizabeth River Boat Landing & Park

  • 103 Poindexter Street
  • Chesapeake, VA  23324
  • Phone: (757) 382-6411
  • Fax: (757) 382-8418

Elizabeth River Park will be closed starting April 14, 2014 until September 14, 2014 for improvements. This includes the piers and boat ramp.The Elizabeth River Park, located on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, has one of the most active b...more


Gail's Bait & Tackle

Gail's Bait & Tackle

  • 800 South Battlefield Boulevard #104
  • Chesapeake, VA  23322
  • Phone: (757) 546-9770
  • Fax: (757) 546-8847

Bait & Tackle. Sporting Goods. Children & Pets Welcome.


Great Bridge Lock Park

Great Bridge Lock Park

  • 100 Lock Road
  • Chesapeake, VA  23320
  • Phone: (757) 382-6411
  • Fax: (757) 382-8418

The park — located along the Intracoastal Waterway just off Battlefield Boulevard, where the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, coming up from North Carolina, meets the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River — is named for the Corp of Engine...more


Kelly's Tavern

Kelly's Tavern

  • 136 North Battlefield Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA  23320
  • Phone: (757) 819-6567
  • Fax: (757) 819-6569

Tidewater's signature restaurant comes to Great Bridge! Incredible cuisine, panoramic view of the intracoastal waterway, outside dining, and large indoor rooms. Great bar! "Real Food, Real Fresh, Real Good."Boat dock accommodates six boats. Pets welc...more


KeyDreams Charter Boat Service

KeyDreams Charter Boat Service

  • 9500 30th Bay Street
  • Norfolk, VA  23518
  • Phone: (757) 406-0943

KeyDreams Charter Boat Service operated by Captain Bill has over 30 years experience fishing the Chesapeake Bay just a short ride from the City of Chesapeake. He loves fishing and sharing this passion. Specializing in bay fishing with many proven tec...more


Northwest River Park & Campground

Northwest River Park & Campground

  • 1733 Indian Creek Road
  • Chesapeake, VA  23322
  • Phone: (757) 421-7151
  • Fax: (757) 421-0134

Trails, fishing, canoeing, camping, hiking, bicycling, playgrounds, & more! Rental cabins and camping facilities include:  hot showers, laundry, dump station, and fresh water. Open sunrise to sunset. Children and pets welcome.


Oak Grove Lake Park

Oak Grove Lake Park

  • 409 Byron Street
  • Chesapeake, VA  23320
  • Phone: (757) 382-6411
  • Fax: (757) 382-8418

With its half lake and half scenic open space, this 65 acres of hardwood forest and wetlands features a 1.5 mile circular multi-use fitness trail for walking, jogging and biking. Small parks shelters, picnic tables and benches are scattered along the...more


Top Rack Marina

Top Rack Marina

  • 5532 Bainbridge Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA  23320
  • Phone: (757) 227-3041
  • Tollfree: (888) 784-6708
  • Fax: (757) 227-3070

Located in a scenic bend of the Elizabeth River, Top Rack Marina has a full-service marina with an ever-growing range of amenities including high-speed fueling, pump out, extra-wide wet slips for transient vessels, and roomy bathrooms and showers and...more


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