Capt. Bob's Marina is a Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC) Agent that sells Commercial Fishing license and permits..  Please bring your VMRC ID number and any previous years paperwork when you come to purchase your permits. This is a CASH sale only. No checks, no credit cards.

We are also an Virginia Official Weigh Station for your citation catches.

Motorboat operators that operate motors of 10HP or greater  are required to take a boating safety course and have their Boaters Safety Card on board their vessel while on the water. For further information regarding who would be exempt from this Virginia law, please click the following link:

Click here for Information- Virginia Game & Inland Fisheries

Virginia Fishing License Online
Online Hunting & Fishing License Application
Purchase your License online using your Credit Card

The quickest and easiest way to obtain a hunting or fishing license or access permit is to buy it online! Just select the license(s) you want, pay with your VISA™ or MasterCard™, and you're on your way. You print your licenses after you pay, so there's no waiting! Click the following link:

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Saltwater Recreational Fishing License Requirements......

Individual license required in Chesapeake Bay, and its tributaries, and Virginia ocean waters unless fishing on licensed pier, licensed charter boat or licensed private boat; or specifically exempted. Click on link to see specific information on licensing requirements, license fees, or license agents. Click Here


It is the angler's responsibility to know and abide by all current regulations and laws. Individuals must obtain a saltwater recreational fishing license which entitles them to use rod and reel (hook & line), hand line, cast net, dip net or two crab pots. Spear or gig fishing is not allowed on the Seaside, other rules may apply to these specific gears. Click here for more on license requirements.

Regulation Cards are available at most tackle/bait shops.

Click here to download Fish Regulation Card.

Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) recreational fishing regulations Click Here

Virginia Fishing Regulations FIP Registration it's a law & it's FREE!!!
Virginia's Fisherman Identification Program (FIP)

VIRGINIA SALTWATER FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (anglers between the ages of 16 and 65)
The Virginia FIP is a state required program to register saltwater anglers & their catches EVERY YEAR without charge. Anglers may register online or by calling toll-free 1-800-723-2728, 24/7. Registration is quick, easy and FREE.

National Saltwater Angler Registry - if you have a Virginia FIP or a Maryland equivalent, you are exempt from purchasing the National Saltwater Angler Registry unless you fish federal waters, then you must obtain one.

The National Saltwater Angler Registry is the law. It is also an important tool to account for fishermen and their catch. Become part of a network of fishermen helping to conserve our oceans and ensure the future of recreational fishing. By registering, you help NOAA make your catch count.

As of January 1, 2011, if you have a saltwater recreational fishing license or registration from any state or U.S. territory EXCEPT Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, you are AUTOMATICALLY registered and do not need to take further action. Please be sure to follow all laws and regulations in the waters in which you are fishing. The fee is $15.00.

You can also register by calling (888) MRIP-411 seven days-a-week
between the hours of 4:00 am and 12:00 am (EST)

Do I Need to Register? Individual Angler Registration Renew Individual Angler Registration For-Hire Vessel Registration


Federal Fishing Regulations

NMFS permits

News & Announcements


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Contact Information

2477 Main Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Phone: 757-336-6654


Terms and rates described herein are subject to change without notice.

Capt. Bob's Marina reserves the right to refuse service to anyone depending upon the situation.

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