Sanctioned by: InTheBite Captain of the Year Cup
The VBBT is part of the Virginia Beach Billfish Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to giving back to the community through youth and marine related charities—over $1 million has been donated to date. Started in 2004 to highlight the often-overlooked fishing opportunities off Virginia Beach, the VBBT is the area’s best-known big game fishing tournament with a focus on fun, conservation and charity. Over the years the tournament has become famous for its evening dock parties which feature 5-star dinners, a top shelf bar and rockin’ live music. Eighty teams compete for $620,000 in cash awards each year, and in addition to Top Boat awards there are awards for Top Lady and Juniors. The tournament is a family-oriented event and many family activities are available in Virginia Beach.