Gypsy Charters

Ted Curtis has been fishing the Chesapeake since 1962. He's been USCG licensed since 1975 and started his first fishing charter in 1975. His reputation and his boat, The Gypsy, are spotless.

Captain Curtis loves the water and loves to fish. It has been in his blood since he was seventeen when his Mom and Dad built their own cottage in Deltaville, Virginia in lower Middlesex County. It was at that age when he bought his first boat: a nineteen-foot Formula. The future Captain Curtis was hooked.

He and his girlfriend, Margaret (who later became his wife and top loan originator for Bank of Lancaster in Kilmarnock), could fish both the Piankatank and Rappahannock Rivers to their hearts' content every weekend and holiday. Within the next ten years, Ted and Margaret bought a forty-six foot Tiffany sportfish and ran charters from the Islander Hotel on Gwynn's Island even though they both still worked in Richmond. Every weekend was one of ritual. Fishing charters during the day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. then back to the Islander to clean the boat for the night cruise from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. "I couldn't and wouldn't have wanted to do this without Margaret," says Captain Curtis of his bride of 31 years. "We alternated running the boat and being the first mate."

In 1992, Ted and Margaret purchased a thirty-five foot Luhrs which they outfitted for fishing charters. This boat is sleek and gorgeous, sensuous even. And spotless.

--V. B. Adams (Reprinted by Permission from "Simply Perfect," Chesapeake Style, August 1998)

Today, you'll fish the Chesapeake and its tributaries aboard Captain Curtis' newest boat, a Viking sportfisher, 43' of pure power, comfort and style.

Margaret and Captain Curtis

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