Assateague and Chincoteague Bay Adventures

Chincoteague Bay Adventures offers customizable and affordable family fun 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 and Maryland waters (convenient to Ocean City, MD,) and have fun onboard with a polite and friendly captain, look no further!

These waters are home to a variety of species, including sharks. Captain Tim knows how to find fish and 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 a fishfinder and GPS, has an icebox, and a bathroom is always nearby.

You can go spinning, jigging, drift fishing, fly fishing, or bottom fishing, and depending on what you’re targeting, use heavy or light tackle. Depending on the season, there is Shark (catch and release only), Redfish, Striped Bass, Cobia, Flounder, and many more. You can customize your trip to suit you, your family, friends, or fellow anglers, or you can ask Captain Tim for suggestions.

Capt. Tim has a cooler to store your catch so that you can have a tasty meal afterwards, once he 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 Chincoteauge.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    US $229
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Bowfishing
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    US $229
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Bowfishing
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Spring Flounder
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jun 1
    US $239
    Light tackle jigging up to 6 people
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shark Hunters
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 7
    US $239
    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!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shark Hunters
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 7
    US $239
    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).
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 360 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Shark on!
Shark on!
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Appropriate for children
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Jordan H.
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Great day on the water.

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private Fishing on June 16, 2024
Started the day off catching a good number of fish, but they turned off after awhile which is never the captains fault. He...
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Joseph P.
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Late spring /early summer Flounder trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Spring Flounder on May 21, 2024
I took a half day trip with Capt. Tim while I was on Chincoteague for a vacation the week before Memorial Day. I had told him...
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Shawn W.
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day trip with Capt. Tim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private Fishing on August 12, 2023
This was our second shark fishing trip with Capt Tim and Chincoteague Bay Adventures.  The shark bite was slow at first. ...
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Travis M.
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Fishing with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shark Hunters on July 31, 2023
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Kaitlyn H.
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Fishing with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private Fishing on July 17, 2023
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FAQs about Assateague and Chincoteague Bay Adventures

Assateague and Chincoteague Bay Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $229 per group, additional US $49 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $229 per group, additional US $49 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $239 per group, additional US $49 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Spring Flounder (4 hours)
  • US $239 per group, additional US $49 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shark Hunters (4 hours)
  • US $239 per group, additional US $49 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shark Hunters (4 hours)

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

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

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

Assateague and 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 Assateague and Chincoteague Bay Adventures include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Whiting

Meet the Captain

Captain Tim Walch
Chincoteague, Virginia, United States
91 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
360 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2017
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
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) Striped Bass
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

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
Available
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
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 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Chincoteague to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
4+
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Chincoteague Fishing Calendar

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Recent fishing reports

Eyes On August!
Eyes On August!
June 11, 2024
Flounder season has transitioned into "what would you like to fish for?" season. Sharks, whiting, flounder, trout and more have moved inshore for the summer to create multiple options for fun on the water. Our calander has filled for June and July (still open Fathers Day June 16th and June 30th). If you're looking to get in on the fun in August now is the time to book. Mornings are recommended as they are cooler and calmer than the afternoons. Check our calander for availability and we'll see you on the water, Aloha!
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