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 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $276
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $276
    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
    $276
    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
    $276
    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
    $276
    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
    $276
    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, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
201 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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) Striped Bass
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Capt Jed and 1st Mate, Dick

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Private (PM) on September 21, 2021
My Dad, husband and I booked a 4 hour trip and had the pleasure of the company of Capt Jed and First mate, Dick. We got the...
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Half Day trip with Capt. Chris

VERIFIED   Shark Trip – Private (5 MAX) AM on September 4, 2021
Capt. Chris and First Mate Dick were great. They were very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. We caught 3 sharks a scallop...
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Chincoteague, Virginia
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Private (AM) on September 24, 2021
They were amazing, the day our trip was scheduled, we arrived and the captain said that the weather was too rough could we...
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Awesomely stupid

VERIFIED   Shark Trip – Private (5 MAX) AM on August 28, 2021
Andrew and ashley disappointed me so much on this sat trip .. i had to instantly book them for Tuesday for an 8 hr trip !!!...
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Shippensburg, PA
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Half day trip with captain Andrew

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Private (AM) on August 19, 2021
My dad, father inlaw, stepson and I had a 4 hour trip with captain Andrew and first mate Ashley. We had an awesome time fishing...
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FAQs about Captain Pete's Fish Tales

Captain Pete's Fish Tales offers the following trips to customers:
  • $276 per group, additional $69 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Private (AM) (4 hours)
  • $276 per group, additional $69 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Private (PM) (4 hours)
  • $276 per group, additional $69 per person after 4 guests - Eastern Shore Adventure (AM) (4 hours)
  • $276 per group, additional $69 per person after 4 guests - Eastern Shore Adventure (PM) (4 hours)
  • $276 per group, additional $89 per person after 3 guests - Shark Trip – Private (5 MAX) AM (4 hours)
  • $276 per group, additional $89 per person after 3 guests - Shark Trip – Private (5 MAX) PM (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Pete's Fish Tales, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Pete's Fish Tales include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Captain Pete's Fish Tales offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Captain Pete's Fish Tales offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Pete's Fish Tales include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Whiting