Chincoteague Bay Adventures

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Chincoteague Bay Adventures offers customizable fishing trips to serve any angler’s need. 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 Cancelation 2 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Oct
    $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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Oct
    $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
    4 Hour Trip - Clam, Crab, Fish (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Nov
    $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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Nov
    $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 Cancelation 2 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Apr
    $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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 2 days notice
    4 hours 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.
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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 Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 2 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.

About the Captain

Tim Walch
Chincoteague Island, Virginia, United States
Member since June 2017
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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.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
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Half day trip
Half day Fall Fishing trip with Captain Tim
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Paul H.
Queen City, TX
 5.00
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Friday The 13th - Tim takes on the east wind

VERIFIED   July 13, 2018
I done both trips with Tim-Sharks & also Clams/Crabs/Fishing. Tim is a very hard worker & worked the lines & the...
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Ken R.
Freeland, MD
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   July 4, 2018
Had a good experience with Captain Tim. We arrived about 30 minutes early and Tim put us right out on the water. Only caught...
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John O.
Rixeyville, VA
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Half day Fall Fishing trip with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   October 7, 2018
We had a great trip with Captain Tim, who was hard-working and personable. On a beautiful summery morning (even tho it was...
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Jen I.
Suffolk, VA
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   January 5, 2019
Captain Tim was extremely accommodating.  He was able to show us a really good time and came home with a cooler full of...
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Peter O.
Hyattsville, MD
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Half day shark trip

VERIFIED   June 27, 2018
I took my boys, ages 18 & 6 out for the afternoon shark trip. The conditions weren’t the greatest because of some strong...
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Fishing Reports

Weather and the Power of Communication

June 15, 2019

We are managing to catch despite late spring/early summer challenging conditions. From racing thunderstorms home to tropical storm force winds on a bluebird day, it's been an adventure. To that end, I'm amazed at the distance anglers are travelling… Read Full Report →


Sharkin' Time Is Here!

June 10, 2019

Despite challenging weather this last week sharks are getting easier to find. Just in time as shark trips are booking fast. Now is the time to pick your spot and tussle with a big one. Read Full Report →


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