It’s a Shore Thang

Ready to explore the diverse waters surrounding Chesapeake Bay? Look no further than It’s a Shore Thang! Captain Jeff Fackett has 5 decades of experience under his belt and knows all the best spots for inshore and offshore fishing in these waters. Whether it’s your first time holding a rod or you’re a seasoned pro, he’ll make sure you have a productive day!

You’ll be casting off of a 26’ Maycraft pilothouse that’s ideal for navigating various depths. She’s equipped with all of the safety and navigational equipment you need to pick a prime spot and have a sound journey. 4 anglers can all fish at the same time aboard this comfortable vessel.

Depending on what you’re in the mood for you, you’ll go after a variety of fun to catch fish. Stay in calm waters of the bay and you’ll reel in the likes of Redfish, Mackerel, and Black Drum. If you’re here during Rockfish (Striped Bass) season it goes with saying that you’ll be targeting the Bay’s most famous resident!

Head offshore and you’ll troll for legendary gamefish! Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna are yours for the taking. Any catch you choose to keep will stay fresh in the onboard icebox and Capt. Jeff is happy to clean and fillet your fish for tips.

Don’t worry about bringing your own fishing gear, everything you need for a productive day of angling will be on board when you arrive. Just pack any snacks and drinks you’d like to enjoy throughout the trip.

All that’s left to do is book a trip with It’s a Shore a Thang and strap in for a good time!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This is the best way to explore the areas surrounding Cape Charles and Virginia Beach. You'll have ample time to head offshore in search of gamefish legends like Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Marlin! If you're here during Rockfish (Striped Bass) season you'll definitely want to stay inshore and battle it out with this Chesapeake Bay legend! All of your fishing gear is taken care of – just pack ample drinks and snacks to keep you going throughout the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend a productive morning on the water on this 4-hour fishing adventure! You'll explore the Chesapeake Bay in search of Redfish, Black Drum, and Bass. Everything you need for a productive day of fishing is provided, just pack drinks and snacks. Anglers of all skill levels and children over 5 years of age welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Not an early riser? Then this is the trip for you! Avoid the morning rush on the Chesapeake Bay on this 4-hour afternoon trip. You'll be going after the likes of Redfish, Bass, and Black Drum as you cruise the calm waters. This is a great choice for families and anglers who want to stock up the cooler. Fishing gear is provided, just pack drinks and snacks to keep you going.
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About the Captain

Jeff Fackett
Cape Charles, Virginia, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since May 2019
Have been fishing for over 5 decades

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spadefish Spadefish
Tarpon Tarpon

Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Maycraft (Pilothouse) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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4.97
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Mark G.
Andalusia, AL
 5.00
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Day Trip fishing for cobia.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 28, 2020
Outstanding experience!  Captain Jeff put us in great spots and kept the fish and rays on the lines all day! We landed...
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Travis R.
Newport News, Virginia
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7 hr wreck fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 21, 2020
My friends an myself can’t thank captain Jeff enough for the amazing experience he provided on our trip. We had a blast and...
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Ronel B.
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Best Father’s Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2020
Capt. Jeff was knowledgeable, extremely pleasant, and accommodating beyond measure! He was awesome in every way imaginable....
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Quintin B.
Richmond, VA
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Great time on the water with Jeff multi-species slam

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 22, 2020
Had a fantastic time caught a fish every 10 minutes. Eagle rays jumping out of the water while fighting your line. Sharks fights...
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Joshua G.
Walkersville, Maryland
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Half day with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 30, 2020
I took my fiancé,son, and stepdaughter out for their first time. Captain Jeff was very patient, informative and knowledgeable....
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