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!

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
    up to 4 persons
    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
    up to 4 persons
    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
    up to 4 persons
    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.

About the Captain

Jeff Fackett
Cape Charles, Virginia, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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.

26 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

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Gregory S.
District Heights, MD

Awsome Trip

VERIFIED   June 10, 2019
This is by far the best fishing trip I have been on! The Captain worked his tail off to put us on fish with great results!...
Gregory S. recommends It’s a Shore Thang
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