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His Doghouse Too, a 2004 Luhrs 38 Open

Captain Joe Ferrara

USCG Licensed Master

(757) 572-9236

Fax (810) 592-8206


Plenty of room for folks to fish!


With enough notice, I can accommodate your fishing or boating experience for almost any day, at any timeCheck out the calendar for available dates.  My rates are:


Fishing Rates (per trip, SIX guests maximum):

  • Half Day $450 (minimum four hours)

  • Full Day Bay $800 (eight hours on the Bay)

  • Full Day Coastal $1,000 (coastal trolling and wreck fishing up to 15 miles offshore, including Chesapeake Light Tower)

  • Full Day Offshore Trips $1,600

  • After work fishing trips are available!  Call or email for more information.

Increases in fuel costs may cause prices to vary from what is posted.  Contact me for more information.

For fishing trips, I provide: fishing tackle (rods, reels, hooks, bait) or you can bring your own; fishing license and ice.  You need to bring your refreshments and snacks in your cooler (you'll need it to bring your fish home!), and don't forget the sunscreen.  I will have a mate that will assist you with bait, tackle and to help you make your trip an enjoyable one.  My mates work for tips and if they do a good job for you, please be generous.  The usual tip is about 15%.   Fish cleaning MAY be available for an additional tip.


Other tours are available, call or email for more information.


My boat, His Doghouse Too, is moored in Little Creek at Bay Point Marina, near the Norfolk, Virginia Beach border, within easy reach of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Norfolk harbor.   His Doghouse Too is a 2004 38 Luhrs 38 Open. She is equipped with twin 500 HP Yanmar Diesels and a 8 KW Generator.  She is outfitted with a VacuFlush head, full galley, Heating and Air Conditioning, Radar, GPS, Sonar, Autopilot, an offshore life raft and EPIRB and all required U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment.


If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me at the email address or phone numbers below. 

Mate Terry Peck and a 22" flounder

Captain Joe Ferrara

(757) 572-9236

Fax (810) 592-8206


Calendar of available dates

Aug 09
    Sep 09
Oct 09 Nov 09 Dec 09

Captain Joe with Meg at the helm of His Doghouse

Mate Suzy Lowe with a 6 3/4 lb flounder

About Captain Joe

Captain Joe is a retired U.S. Navy Commander Surface Warfare Officer.  During his Navy career, he served aboard a variety of Navy warships, in Deck, Operations and Engineering departments.  Based upon his Navy experience, he successfully completed a comprehensive battery of tests administered by the U.S. Coast Guard to receive his  Third Mate's License.  In his over five year Merchant Marine career, Captain Joe served aboard various merchant vessels, where his sea time and experience permitted him to test for his Second Mate and Chief Mate licenses.  He also obtained his license as Master of Ocean vessels of not more than 1,600 Gross Tons.

His Doghouse Charters is an endeavor that will allow Captain Joe to share his wealth of nautical experience and love for the sea with the community.  Captain Joe is a member of the Virginia Charter Boat Association.


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