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 - Shark Hunters (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $250
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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 a cooler to store your catch, sunscreen, glasses, dress for the trip, and bring a camera. Pack food and drinks, and come along!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Hunters (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $250
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Your target includes toothy Bull, Blacktip, Spinner, Dusky and Hammerhead Sharks, with 30 lb stand-up tackle. The captain will provide the fishing gear, yand ou should bring a cooler to store your catch. You may also 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
    Fall Sports Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Nov 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $199
    up to 6 persons
    Light tackle spin or fly casting for one or two anglers. TWO PERSON MAXIMUM
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Clam, Crab, Fish (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $195
    up to 2 persons
    + $65
    each additional person
    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 time of low tide on 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 - Clam, Crab, Fish (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $195
    up to 2 persons
    + $65
    each additional person
    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 time of low tide on 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 - Private Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $195
    up to 2 persons
    + $65
    each additional person
    This trip is great for families, as you can tailor it to suit your needs. Captain 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 - Private Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $195
    up to 2 persons
    + $65
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip is great for families, as you can customize your itinerary. Captain Tim will supply you with the fishing gear, lures, and bait. He will also bring the 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.

About the Captain

Tim Walch
Chincoteague Island, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
46 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
90 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)
Cobia
Flounder
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)
Speckled Trout
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 90 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Nicholas G.
Annapolis, MD
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
Great trip. We didnt do so hot on the fishing but we was always in good spots even had a shark on, but you cant force the...
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Chicago, IL
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Fishing, Crabbing and Clamming Day 2 Trip 2

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
Today, my son and I wanted to round out our fishing experience. We started by heading out to the point and started...
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Stillwater, PA
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Shark Fishing Morning Trip

VERIFIED   August 9, 2019
My boyfriend and I booked a shark fishing trip and were NOT disappointed!! It is definitely a fantastic experience. The captain...
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Paul M.
Washington, DC
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Best Day Ever with my son!

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
This was the best day I could have asked for with my son. We went out and first caught a bucket full of bait fish, a pair of...
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Michelle V.
Alexandria, VA
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Shark Hunt!

VERIFIED   July 10, 2019
We were staying in Ocean City and looking for an affordable shark hunt that was also not lacking in quality. This is it!! Definitely...
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