Types of Charters

Private Charters

Since 1954, anglers have come to Virg’s Landing to book professional, private fishing excursions. The abundance of big fish is what our coastal waters are famous for and chartering one of our three boats guarantees your spot on the water for catching rock cod and lingcod.


But there are lots of other reasons to book a charter. The Virg’s Landing Fleet is perfect for entertaining business clients, family gatherings, and other fun occasions.

Are you tired of having celebrations at a local restaurant? Want something that everyone will enjoy and talk about for years to come? Charter a trip at Virg’s Landing.

We have professionals who will help you book the best vessel for your gathering. Of course, we know how to create great fishing experiences, but we also charter trips for whale watching.

We will work with you to plan food and drinks, what to wear, and where to stay in Morro Bay, if you are from out of town.

For more than 60 years, Virg’s Landing has been giving guests fishing experiences of a lifetime. You will ride on the best vessels in Morro Bay and be accompanied and served by experienced and friendly captains and crews. Call 805 772- 1222 and talk to Bruce Harwood. He will get your adventure going at Virg’s Landing.

Whale Watching (Marine Excursions!)

We really want to call these trips marine excursions, because you are very likely to see many species in addition to whales. These include sea lions, dolphins, seals, and a rich variety of bird life; some of which are endangered and protected.


Virg’s Landing offers seafaring voyages full of richness and wonder. Our captains know our coastal waters and where the whales are most likely to travel.

Our crews are wonderful guides and great storytellers, too!

While we cannot guarantee whales will breach for the perfect photo, we schedule our trips during the year and in locations where whales are frequently observed.

California gray whales, humpbacks and orcas are common sightings on the Central Coast! Call Bruce Harwood at 805 772-1222 for more information.

Burial at Sea


The practice of burial at sea dates back to ancient times and it offers a strong appeal for those who have a love for the sea.

The most common method of burial at sea is a scattering of ashes. The family directs the nature of the service which may include prayers and readings, tossing flower wreaths and petals, or whatever the family determines would be appropriate in addition to scattering ashes.

Some families choose to perform the memorial soon after passing, others select a date later in time.

Our vessels are available year round to serve your family’s wishes to scatter ashes at sea. In addition, please let your funeral director know that we are available to provide this service. Call Bruce Harwood at 805 772-1222 for more information.