Captain Pete's Fish Tales

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, a seating area where you can catch your breath and relax, and a private head – great to have on longer trips! 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • 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
    $395
    up to 6 persons
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $395
    up to 6 persons
    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.
  • Shared trip
    Shark Trip – Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $85
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Chincoteague offers one of the largest and most diverse populations of Sharks found anywhere! This shared trip will give you the opportunity to land the Shark of your dreams and also make new fishing buddies along the way. The captain will take you cruising the calm nearshore and bay waters in pursuit of Hammerhead, Blacktip, and Bull Shark using 2–3 lines. You can also catch some delicious bottom fish in the meantime.
  • Shared trip
    Shark Trip – Shared (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $85
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Chincoteague offers one of the largest and most diverse populations of Sharks found anywhere! This shared trip will give you the opportunity to land the Shark of your dreams and also make new fishing buddies along the way. The captain will take you cruising the calm nearshore and bay waters in pursuit of Hammerhead, Blacktip, and Bull Shark using 2–3 lines. You can also catch some delicious bottom fish in the meantime.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $65
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    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. This is a shared trip.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $65
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    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. This is a shared trip.
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About the Captain

Pete Wallace
Chincoteague Island, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
32 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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 Mercury 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

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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

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 (14)
4.79
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Fishing with Pete
Fishing with Pete
First timer, was first on boat to get a two'fer.
+11
Angler Rating
12
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Mark W.
Berlin, Maryland
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Jed and Chad.

VERIFIED   August 4, 2019
Great experience. Very enthusiastic captain and mate and super great results with two large sharks and a variety of smaller...
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Levi P.
Chincoteague, VA
 5.00
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4 hour Shark Trip

VERIFIED   August 15, 2019
We went on this trip on a last minute whim, and had no expectations. We caught a few bottom feeders while waiting on the shark...
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Sara S.
United States
 5.00
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Half Day Shark trip

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
We enjoyed a half day shark fishing trip with Captain Andrew. He was very personable, and easy going. His first mate made sure...
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Douglas W.
Penn Run, PA
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 23, 2019
Great day fishing   Had to cut it short because of the weather but the crew was great   Caught spots, king fish and...
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Zach E.
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 hour shark fishing

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
Caught some awesome sharks. Was very knowledgeable about what we were catching. Let us do a lot and was hands off but helped...
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