Welcome to Orange Troller

We Are A Lake Anna Attraction That Provides Outdoor Activities Specializing In:

Lake Anna Cruises
Striper aka Rockfish Trolling Lessons
On the Water Boating Lessons
SONAR / Fish-Finder Lessons

*COVID-19 POLICY: (Updated – June 23, 2021)

*  5 passengers MAX, of any UNVACCINATED persons


*  8 passengers MAX, of FULLY VACCINATED PERSONS (14 days after final dose)

*  ALL passengers age 5 and up are required to wear a mask EXCEPT:

  • When eating/drinking
  • Are PERSONS LIVING TOGETHER (Not required to wear masks.)
  • Are FULLY VACCINATED PERSONS (Not required to wear masks.)

*  We will have hand sanitizer onboard

*  Our boats and gear will be disinfected after each cruise/class.  We have been doing this since opening in 2015

*  We need at least 1 hour between services for thorough disinfecting.  We use the CDC’s recommended bleach and water mix for disinfecting.

Our COVID-19 POLICY is a result of current laws and will be modified as the laws are modified.  Please see our policy for each service.

Thank you for your understanding.

Lake Anna Cruises

 *REDUCED RATE For Cruises Lasting More Than One (1) Hour!

Set out on a smooth and relaxing boat voyage enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds of Lake Anna, VA aboard the Orange Troller.  Feel safe and comfortable knowing your Skipper is an experienced US Coast Guard Licensed Master Captain.

You can CUSTOMIZE your desired cruise and pick-up times!

Family/Friends Cruise, Romantic Couples Cruise, Bachelorette/Bachelor Parties, Wine Cruise, Restaurant Stops, Real Estate Hunting, Sunset Cruise – No problem!  All cruises are private.  When you book a cruise, the boat is for you and your guests only!

Bring your favorite beverages and enjoy the scenery!

**No worries, we gladly accommodate all restroom stops.


Lake Anna Boating Lessons

Boating Lessons on Lake Anna:

Many possessing their Boating Safety Certificates may have very limited hands-on boating experience or no actual boating experience at all.   Naturally, this may cause many to lack confidence in their abilities to safely and comfortably operate a powerboat.  Therefore, we offer those lesser experienced boaters a hands-on opportunity to receive calm, slow and steady practice on Docking, Casting off, Maneuvering in tight places (“Turning a boat on a dime.”), Man Overboard Scenario, and more.  This three (3) hour hands-on boating lesson will be performed on the water while aboard the Orange Troller, with an experienced US Coast Guard Licensed Master Captain.  You will also receive a comprehensive packet which will contain a boatload of information which includes Boating and Equipment Tips.

Lake Anna Striper Fishing Lessons

Striper – Rockfish Fishing on Lake Anna:

Dislike having to catch, buy, or maintain live bait?  Want to learn in detail how to troll fish and catch the BIG LEAGUE Striper – Rockfish using no live bait?  Learn how to use artificial lures then kick back and enjoy the breeze as you gently troll along.  Suddenly, “BANG!” heart pounding action to the sound of multiple reels screaming as these Big Game Fish attack!  That’s trolling for Striper!

Trolling, in essence, is the art of fishing by trailing one or more hook and line behind a moving boat.  We offer a hands-on class to those wishing to learn Capt. Ellis’ successful trolling techniques, using artificial lures, in catching Striped Bass, also known as “Striper” and “Rockfish.”  All of the necessary learning equipment will be provided.  You will also receive a comprehensive packet which will contain a boatload of information which includes a list of our tackle used.  Each class is scheduled to run four (4) hours and will take place on the water, aboard the Orange Troller.

We are unique.  You won’t find Striped Bass Trolling Lessons like ours on the entire East Coast!

SONAR – Fish-Finder Lessons

COMING SOON!  This on the water class focuses on the very basic fundamentals of SONAR as it applies to common Fish-Finders used by the everyday fresh/saltwater angler. It is presented in a laid back, easy to understand, format designed to simplify the complex and often misunderstood science of SONAR technology and its related equipment. This lesson was designed to give you accurate knowledge so you may correctly develop your own skills as a SONAR/Fish-Finder operator and to aid you more accurately understand and interpret what you see on your screen.  The science information presented in this class applies to ALL BRANDS of common Fish-Finders.