Captain Pete's Fish Tales

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Sign up with Captain Pete’s Fish Tales if you’re looking for an unforgettable angling adventure out of Chincoteague Island. Captain Pete Wallace has been fishing here for more than 25 years and knows these waters like the back of his hand. He welcomes anglers of all ages and skill levels and will do his best to show you what makes fishing around here so great.

His boat is a 24’ Carolina Skiff that runs on a single 150 HP Mercury engine and will get you to the fishing grounds in no time. It has a canopy top that will keep you in the shade and a seating area where you can catch your breath and relax. There’s enough room on the boat for up to 6 anglers, so be sure to bring along the rest of the family for the trip.

Fishing for Sharks is Capt. Pete’s specialty, but there’s plenty of other species in the sea that you can find. These include Striped Bass, Flounder, Redfish, and plenty more. Most of the time you’ll be spinning and drifting, but you’re welcome to fly fish if you bring your own fly gear.

Conventional fishing gear and live bait caught during your trip are included in the price. Not only that, but your first mate will clean all your catch after the trip so you don’t have to worry about it later. Come on down and create your own tale with Captain Pete’s Fish Tales!



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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $260
    price breakdown
    $260
    This short trip is a great way to get acquainted with the local fishery. You'll be going after Flounder, Striped Bass, Redfish, and more. All the necessary rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $260
    price breakdown
    $260
    If you're looking to avoid the morning crowd, this trip is just the thing for you. You'll be fishing the local inshore waters for species like Flounder, Redfish, Striped Bass, and more.
  • Private trip
    Eastern Shore Adventure (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $260
    price breakdown
    $260
    A relaxing yet exciting trip that the whole family can enjoy. You will have the opportunity to Fish, Clam, Crab, Mussel, Look for Dolphin, Wild Ponies, Wildfowl, Sea turtles and maybe even a Seal or Whale. You can keep all the legal seafood you catch and take pictures of everything else. We take a maximum of 6 people, so you will never be crowded. These trips are only run during the low tide, if the morning doesn't work try the afternoon trip.
  • Private trip
    Eastern Shore Adventure (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $260
    price breakdown
    $260
    This is a relaxing but often exciting trip that is great for the whole family. You can fish, clam, crab, mussel, search for Dolphin, wild ponies, wildfowl, sea turtles and maybe even a seal or whale. You can keep all the legal seafood that you catch and take pictures of everything else. This trip only runs at low tide, so if this time is not available check the morning trip.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip – Private (5 MAX) AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $260
    price breakdown
    $260
    Have the boat to yourself for the whole morning and let the captain take you after Hammerhead, Blacktip, and Bull Shark. You'll be using 2–3 Shark lines and you can also land some tasty bottom fish in the meantime. This trip is for a maximum of 5 passengers.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip – Private (5 MAX) PM
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $260
    price breakdown
    $260
    Have the boat to yourself for the whole morning and let the captain take you after Hammerhead, Blacktip, and Bull Shark. You'll be using 2–3 Shark lines and you can also land some tasty bottom fish in the meantime. This trip is for a maximum of 5 passengers.
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About the Captain

Pete Wallace
Chincoteague Island, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
70 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2018
Captain Pete Wallace owns and operates Captain Pete's Fish Tales. He has been working on fishing boats since he was 15 and is now the longest-operating charter captain on Chincoteague Island. Capt. Pete has been fishing in the area for a quarter of a century and chartering for 40 years. Before coming to Chincoteague Island, he also fished the bountiful waters of New Jersey and Florida.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (53)
4.87
out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Ribbon fish
Mackerel and a Shark
2 spot at once
+50
Angler Rating
48
3
1
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Jack B. R.
Cape Charles, VA
 5.00
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Afternoon trip with Captain Jed

VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2020
We had an absolutely amazing trip on Friday(07/31/20). Myself and two grandkids couldn’t have had a better time or more successful...
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Chris T.
Chesapeake, VA
 5.00
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4 hour trip with captain Andrew and first mate Ashley

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2020
Had a great experience from start to finish. Captain and first mate both had loads of patience with all 4 of our kids through...
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Sarah P.
Chincoteague, Virginia
 5.00
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Half Day With Captain Jed!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 23, 2020
We had a great time on our fishing trip with Captain Jed.  He was funny, knowledgeable and ready to help. It was an excellent...
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Cody S.
Stevensville, Maryland
 5.00
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Caught Hammerhead

VERIFIED   NEW  July 20, 2020
Very knowledgeable captain. First time shark fishing and was an amazing experience. Caught 2 sharks while we were out. Would...
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Tenea K.
Chesapeake, Virginia
 5.00
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Best day ever

VERIFIED   NEW  July 18, 2020
We had an amazing time with an amazing crew. This trip will truly be unforgettable. Everything went as planned. Definitely...
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