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, 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 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 is available..

You can go spinning, jigging, drift fishing, fly 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.

Capt. Tim a 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



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 16 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 1
    $209
    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) – Private Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1
    $209
    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.
  • 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
    $229
    Light tackle spin or fly casting for one or 2 anglers. 2 PERSONS MAXIMUM
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shark Hunters
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 7
    $279
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 7
    $279
    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).
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About the Captain

Captain Tim Walch
Chincoteague, Virginia, United States
65 Fishing Reports
228 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
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) Striped Bass
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
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
5 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
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Available
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
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

Big Flounder Hang On
Big Flounder Hang On
June 13, 2022
Although rapidly warming waters have jump started the summer shark fishery, we are still getting a nu m bee of 4 pound plus flounder. Also picked up a surprise tautog at one of the bridges. Still have Wednesday and Saturday mornings open this week so get on the water and catch some. Aloha
And just like that...IT'S SHARK SEASON!!
And just like that...IT'S SHARK SEASON!!
May 30, 2022
Despite still cool water temps, we have caught shark two days in a row. Flounder has begun to slow so shark it is. Aloha

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 228 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (209)
Flounder filets: Bay-to-Table. Thanks Captain Tim!
Success on a stormy day
Success on a stormy day
+206
Angler Rating
211
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Daniel C.
Toms River, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Fishing with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private Fishing on June 24, 2022
We had a fantastic experience on the water: we saw the Wallops rocket (the June 24, 2022 sounding rocket launch) return to...
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Valerie R.
NEW SALEM BRO, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Shark trip with Capt Tim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shark Hunters on August 7, 2021
The weather wasn’t supposed to be the best and Capt Tim gave us an option to continue with the trip or cancel. We decided...
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Chris B.
Lenexa, KS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private Fishing on May 26, 2022
Had an outstanding time! Granted, the weather and the water made fishing extremely difficult, we had an excellent time. He...
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Don V.
Gaithersburg, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Success on a stormy day

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private Fishing on June 16, 2022
Captain Tim was weather alert on a stormy day which allowed us to make the most of our time on the boat.  Captain Tim had...
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Colton W.
Gettysburg, PA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private Fishing on August 11, 2021
All I can say is WOW ! This was my first time booking a charter and I’m so glad it was with Captain Tim! We were hooking...
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FAQs about Chincoteague Bay Adventures

Chincoteague Bay Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $209 per group, additional $69 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private Fishing (4 hours)
  • $209 per group, additional $69 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private Fishing (4 hours)
  • $229 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Fall Sports Fishing (4 hours)
  • $279 per group, additional $79 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shark Hunters (4 hours)
  • $279 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 (Available)
  • 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