Foxgate Charters

Explore the amazing fishery in the Chesapeake Bay with Foxgate Charters and have the time of your life! Captain Tristan Kiernan has been fishing since he was a kid, and he’s been running as a captain for a decade now. You can be sure you’re in good hands, heading out with a local who’ll take you to all the best spots in the area.

You’ll be fishing aboard his 44’ Islander bay boat, accommodating up to 6 anglers who can all fish at the same time. There’s everything you need on board – navigational electronics, an icebox, a live bait tank. You’ll find a kitchen, a private toilet, and a bed on the boat as well, so you don’t have to give up any of the comforts of your home.

The Chesapeake Bay is known for its wildlife, and there’s a variety of species you can target in these waters. Capt. Tristan specializes in sustainable fishing for Rockfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Perch, Croaker, Bass, and Catfish. He’s happy to customize any of his trips to suit your needs and wishes.

You’ll have all the equipment provided for you on board – rods, reels, and tackle. You’ll be fishing using live bait bought or caught during the trip. There’s a variety of fishing techniques you can use here, and Capt. Tristan will be happy to show you the best ways of reeling in some trophy specimens.

Snacks and drinks will be covered too, for your refreshment. Bring your kids on a fun fishing adventure, as children of all ages are welcome on board. Make this a fun and educational experience on the water, making some great family memories.

Explore the stunning waters of the Chesapeake Bay with Foxgate Charters and have a fishing excursion you won’t forget!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    If you're up for spending a whole day on the stunning waters of the Chesapeake Bay, this is the trip for you. You'll be spending 9 hours reeling in fish like Rockfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Perch, Croaker, Bass, and Catfish. This full day trip includes an eastern shore breakfast along with all other typical inclusions. All the equipment will be waiting for you on board, as well as snacks and drinks, so just bring some sunscreen and come have some fun!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 15
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    If you want to check out the morning bite, head out on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in the early morning on this 6-hour trip. The trip includes an eastern shore breakfast along with all the other typical inclusions. You'll target fish like Rockfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Perch, Croaker, Bass, and Catfish. The captain will have all the fishing gear ready for you, so you can relax, and just have a great time on the water!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 15
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Sleep in and head out on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in the afternoon hours on this 6-hour trip. Have a great time reeling in some big fish, including Rockfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Perch, Croaker, Bass, and Catfish. All the equipment will be provided, along with snacks and drinks, so get packing and come make some fishing memories!
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About the Captain

Tristan Kiernan
Chester, Maryland, United States
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2019
I was raised on Kent Island, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. I fell in love with the water and all it had to offer at a very young age. I have spent most of my professional life in the boating and yachting industry, whether it be sanding and painting boat bottoms as a kid or in the service and sales department of large boat dealerships. I found that my true passion was fishing and crabbing. I went on to mating on charter boats and found the most pleasure in seeing the customers' faces while reeling in fish or scooping up crabs. That's when I made my decision to be a boat captain and create Foxgate Charters. My crew and I take pride in our ability to provide our customers with a great experience and maintain a clean safe vessel.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Catfish Catfish
Crab Crab

Perch (White) Perch (White)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Islander (Bay boat) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 450HP Cummins 6CTA Diamond Series engine.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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:
Cash
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
4.50
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Summertime rockfishing
July fishing trip
Morning Fishing with Foxgate
Angler Rating
2
2
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0
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
33%
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Gregg P.
Ladson, SC
 5.00
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Summertime rockfishing

VERIFIED   NEW  July 18, 2020
We enjoyed a great afternoon with Capt Tristan and crew.  Good fishing and a friendly, helpful crew made for a good day.
Gregg P. recommends Foxgate Charters
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Jeffrey B.
Ft. Washington, Maryland
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
Great time, good fishing with a great crew. I recommend for family or business groups.
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Xavier C.
Washington, District Of Columbia
 4.33
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Morning Fishing with Foxgate

VERIFIED   June 28, 2020
We had a wonderful time. The Captain and Mate were awesome! Wonderful boat and with a nice over awning that gives shade...
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Eugene T.
Dover, Delaware
 3.67
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Fishing with Tristan

VERIFIED   May 23, 2020
Although we did get our 2 fish per person, I requested striper and bottom fishing however, the captain advise mid trip he does...
Eugene T. does not recommend Foxgate Charters
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