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First Landing Charters

Mailing Address:

2116 Creeks Edge Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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MEET YOUR CAPTAINS

Captain Jay and all of First Landing Charter's captains want you to have the time of your life aboard the Susan C. Whether they are taking you to where the fish are, guiding you through a gorgeous nature tour, or enhancing a sunset trip in the bay, you, your friends and family will have a fun, safe, successful adventure.

WHAT GIVES ALL OF OUR CAPTAINS THE EDGE?
  • All have grown up in Virginia Beach on the water

  • All are current or former members of the public safety community, EMS, fire department, or police department

  • All enjoy fishing as a lifelong hobby

  • All are United States Coast Guard-certified

 
CAPTAIN JAY LEACH (owner)
  • Grew up fishing and boating along the shores of Virginia Beach his entire life

  • Licensed as a Captain, United States Coast Guard Master 25 Gross Tons

  • Loves fishing, and learned the tricks of the trade in places such as Hawaii, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Florida Keys

  • Life-long lifeguard, EMS Marine Paramedic

  • Teacher, Swim Coach and Fishing Camp Director at Norfolk Academy

  • “Coach Leach” has a keen interest in the Chesapeake Bay’s restoration process and loves to share that knowledge with others

CAPTAIN WENDELL COSENZA
  • Wendell Cosenza is part time Captain who has lived in Virginia Beach and greater New Orleans

  • While in Louisiana, Wendell fished the bayous throughout Southeast Louisiana for mostly speckled trout and redfish while avoiding monster alligators

  • In Virginia, Wendell has fished throughout the lower Chesapeake Bay and the coastal waters off Virginia and North Carolina

  • The health of the Bay and teaching kids an appreciation for nature and fishing are important to him

  • Wendell enjoys targeting cobia, striped bass, speckled trout and red drum

CAPTAIN MIKE GURLEY
  • Native of Virginia Beach, 50+ Years of fishing and enjoying the waterways of the local area

  • 40+ years of Public Service in the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Fire Departments

  • Credentialed Merchant Mariners License and Charter Boat Captain

CAPTAIN GEORGE YATES
  • Captain George E. Yates served 22 years in the United States Navy in UDT and SEAL Teams

  • Following his time as a Navy Frogman , he continued to serve his country with the Virginia Beach Police Department as a Marine Police Officer and Public Safety Diver

  • Captain Yates holds a USCG Master of Motor Vessels up to 100 Tons license.

 

WELCOME ABOARD

THE SUSAN C

  • Named after Christopher Newport’s Susan Constant

  • 2016 yacht-certified Sea Hunt Gamefish 30

  • 30-foot center console designed for serious offshore fishing

  • Twin 300-horsepower engine cruises comfortably at 40+ knots (46 mph)

  • Equipped with Simrad’s newest electronics suite; radar, fish-finder, and autopilot

  • Comfortable with plenty of standing space

  • Fully functional bathroom with freshwater sink

  • Viking life raft (exceeds USCG requirements)

  • NEW! Tuna/Cobia Tower with full controls 

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