Chincoteague Bay Adventures

Chincoteague Bay Adventures offers customizable and affordable fishing trips to serve any angler’s need. All trips are private, so you’ll always have the whole boat for your group only! If you would like to fish in these Virginia waters, have fun onboard with a friendly captain, look no further!

These waters are home to a variety of species, including Sharks. Captain Tim knows how to get around these, and how to make your trip memorable. If you want a snippet of action, have a look at some of the fishing reports he’s written.

Capt. Tim is a certified fly fishing guide and casting instructor trained at ORVIS endorsed Hubbard Guide School in Emigrant, Montana. He works with anglers to explain why the fish feed where they feed and how your method will entice them. So, it’s not just doing, it’s also understanding, and then doing it better.

You will join the captain aboard his 22’ Jones Brothers Bateau skiff, restored in 2017. “Shadrunner” can accommodate up to six people, and take them fishing around flats, nearshore, inshore and backcountry waters. The boat is equipped with the fishfinder, GPS, has an icebox, and a toilet compartment.

You can go spinning, jigging, drift fishing, or bottom fishing, and depending on what you’re targeting, use heavy or light tackle. If you want something slightly different, grab your bowfishing equipment, and come along. There are Sharks, Redfish, Striped Bass, Cobia, Flounder, and many more. You can customize your trip to suit you, your family, friends, or fellow anglers, or can ask Captain Tim for suggestions.

Bring a cooler to store your catch, so that you can have a tasty meal afterwards, once Captain Tim cleans your fish. The captain will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, lures and live bait, and will take care of the fishing license. You can also choose to release your catch.

Pack your necessities, grab snacks and drinks, bring a camera, and hop on your adventure around the bay!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shark Hunters
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 7
    $269
    On this half day trip, you will target toothy Bull, Blacktip, Spinner, Dusky, and Hammerhead Sharks with 30 lb stand-up tackle. Catch and release, tag and release, or keep for dinner (state and federal regulations apply). The captain will supply you with the fishing gear, you should bring sunscreen, glasses, dress for the trip, and bring a camera. Pack food and drinks, and come along!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shark Hunters
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 7
    $269
    Your target includes toothy Bull, Blacktip, Spinner, Dusky, and Hammerhead Sharks, with 30 lb stand-up tackle. The captain will provide the fishing gear. You may want to pack sunscreen, glasses, adequate clothing, and a camera. Pack food and drinks, and come along! When it comes to Sharks, you can catch and release, tag and release, or keep them for dinner (state and federal regulations are applied).
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fall Sports Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Nov 30
    $219
    Light tackle spin or fly casting for one or 2 anglers. 2 PERSONS MAXIMUM
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Clam, Crab, Fish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    19 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $199
    On this morning trip, you will get to combine your target, to make a real seafood feast. Collect clams, work crab traps and fish. Remember to bring an empty cooler to keep your catch cold! Departure times depend on the time of low tide on the date booked. The captain will take care of the fishing permit, while you should bring adequate clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, and drinks, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $199
    This trip is great for families, as you can tailor it to suit your needs. Capt. Tim will be at your disposal, and will supply you with the fishing gear, lures, and bait. He will also take care of the fishing license. If you want to have a tasty meal afterwards, bring a cooler to store your catch. You decide what you want to do, when you want it. Pack snacks, drinks, dress accordingly, bring sunscreen, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Clam, Crab, Fish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $199
    If you're looking for an interesting way to spend your afternoon, this trip might be the perfect choice. Gather clams, work crab traps and fish to put together your own seafood feast. Bring an empty cooler! Departure times depend on the time of low tide on the date booked. The captain will provide the fishing permit, you should bring sunscreen, sunglasses, adequate clothing, snacks, and drinks, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1
    $199
    This afternoon trip is great for families, as you can customize your itinerary. Capt. Tim will supply you with the fishing gear, lures, and bait. He will also bring a fishing license. If you want to have a juicy meal later on, bring a cooler for your catch. Pack snacks, drinks, dress accordingly, bring sunscreen, and a camera.
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About the Captain

Captain Tim Walch
Chincoteague, Virginia, United States
56 Fishing Reports
161 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2017
Graduate University of Alaska Kenai River Guide Academy, Graduate ORVIS endorsed Hubbard Guide Academy, certified South Carolina Nature-based tourism operator. Mercury Redbone tournament guide, Rolex I.G.F.A. Inshore Championship guide. Member and guest speaker Trout Unlimited. Guest speaker Miami Rod and Reel Club. Member Chincoteague Island Charterboat Association, Member National Association of Charterboat Operators.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Jones Brothers bateau (Skiff) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Brand new Mercury Sea Pro 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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

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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Chincoteague Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

Spring has sprung!
Spring has sprung!
April 23, 2021
Despite cold, windy conditions with roiled waters, we have managed to put together some good catches. I have to remind myself it's still only April, with plenty good fishing still to come. The star of the show has been the large black drum in the surf. These hard pulling heavy weights average a whopping 30 lbs.! In the bay the flounder are fickle. Some days on, some days gone. The schoolie striped bass have saved more than one trip, with John from WVA. putting on a good show with a fly rod. Warming temps next week should break things wide open. Stay Tuna'd! Aloha

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Mary B.
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Half Day with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private Fishing on April 28, 2021
Booked this trip with Captain Tim as an early Birthday gift for my son.  Scott had never caught a flounder and was determined...
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Half Day Trip With Captain Tim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private Fishing on March 30, 2021
Captain Tim was great!  Our trip was early in the fishing season (late March), so there weren’t many fish. He was very patient...
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Clam, Crab, Fish on July 23, 2020
Great trip.  Captain Tim was great at finding fish.  We landed 2 sharks and lots of fish.  As we were headed from one fishing...
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Dana S.
Chincoteague, Virginia
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Excellent Half Day clamming and fishing trip with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Clam, Crab, Fish on July 11, 2020
What an amazing way to spend a morning!  We had such a great time with Captain Tim and enjoyed the clams, crabs and fish we...
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Afternoon shark trip with Capt. Tim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shark Hunters on August 30, 2020
Had a great day on the water with Captain Tim. Lines tight all day. We caught 9 sharks in total and hooked into more. Had 2...
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FAQs about Chincoteague Bay Adventures

Chincoteague Bay Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $199 per group, additional $69 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Clam, Crab, Fish (19 hours)
  • $199 per group, additional $69 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private Fishing (4 hours)
  • $199 per group, additional $69 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Clam, Crab, Fish (4 hours)
  • $199 per group, additional $69 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private Fishing (4 hours)
  • $219 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Fall Sports Fishing (4 hours)
  • $269 per group, additional $79 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shark Hunters (4 hours)
  • $269 per group, additional $79 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shark Hunters (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Chincoteague Bay Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Chincoteague Bay Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Chincoteague Bay Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Chincoteague Bay Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Chincoteague Bay Adventures include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Whiting