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!

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    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
    $500
    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
    $500
    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
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since May 2019
Have been fishing for over 5 decades

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

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
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 12, 2021
We had a blast fishing with Captain Jeff. He was incredibly knowledgeable of the area, had a great attitude and really made...
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 18, 2021
Jeff is a very professional fishing guide. He keeps his boat and fishing equipment in excellent shape. He works hard to try...
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 27, 2021
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Williamsburg, VA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 11, 2020
We had a absolutely great time, Jeff is a fantastic captain and I will fish with him again.
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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 some...
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FAQs about It’s a Shore Thang

It’s a Shore Thang offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with It’s a Shore Thang, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with It’s a Shore Thang include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

It’s a Shore Thang offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

It’s a Shore Thang offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with It’s a Shore Thang include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spadefish
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish (Gray)