Hallock’s Grace Charters is a family owned and operated business. Trips depart from their private location in Shady Side, Maryland where you can bring your family aboard for a hands-on fishing or crabbing experience. Join their captain and crew anytime from April through November and come experience the best of Chesapeake Bay!

You will fish aboard a 42’ Provincial powered by a 450 HP Diesel engine. This vessel is fitted with top of the line gear, featuring the likes of Okuma, Shimano, and Penn. Your captain will do his best to have the live bait well full when you arrive. There’s room for six passengers on board and children of all ages are welcome.

At the helm is Captain Thomas Hallock, a fifth-generation local fisherman who knows these waters well. He will help you spend your time on Chesapeake Bay fishing for Striped Bass, Bluefish, White Perch, Spanish Mackerel, and more.

Capt. Tom specializes in fishing with light tackle. He will help you land your catch using the most effective method, whether it’s jigging, trolling, or drift fishing. You are welcome to keep your catch and he will clean and fillet it for you.

Crab season starts in June, when you are welcome aboard to fish for this delicacy or to enjoy a crab feast on board with your family and friends. Capt. Tom also offers a deluxe trip which includes a seafood lunch or dinner when you return to shore.

Hallock’s Grace Charters include a fishing license and all the gear you need. You will find free parking and private restrooms on location.

Book your next trip and come indulge in everything that Chesapeake Bay has to offer!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 16 - Jul 31
    US $595
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 13 - Dec 10
    US $700
    This half day trip gives you a chance to fish for Striped Bass, Bluefish Spanish Mackerel, and more. A fishing license, and top of the line gear are provided. Starting time may be flexible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 13 - Dec 10
    US $700
    On this trip you will be fishing Chesapeake Bay for Striped Bass, Bluefish Spanish Mackerel, and more. A fishing license, and top of the line gear are provided. Starting time may be flexible.
  • Private trip
    Spring Catfish Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 13 - May 15
    US $700
    On this trip, you will get a chance to catchs blue catfish that can get up to 40 pounds!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Catfish
    Catfish
  • Private trip
    Spring Catfish Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 13 - May 15
    US $700
    On this trip, you will get a chance to catchs blue catfish that can get up to 40 pounds!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Catfish
    Catfish
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 13 - Dec 10
    US $800
    This trip can leave the dock at any time that suits you! Come aboard and fish the bay for Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, White Perch, and more. Top of the line gear and a fishing license are included.
  • Private trip
    Troutline Crabbing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    US $800
    Catch your own crabs and we can even cook them on the boat for you, or pack them if you pack them if you wish to take them home! The departure time may vary, and the captain will let you know once you book!
    Targeted fish
    Crab
    Crab
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 88 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
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Joseph B.
Darnestown, MD
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Really enjoyed the trip, and five of the six of us are experienced anglers - sixth one gained confidence with this experience....
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Michael S.
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Nice trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day (AM) on September 9, 2023
The fish were hard to catch this day, but we caught enough to have a great day on the water.  Captain Tom and Mate Isabelle...
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AMY DE LOS REYES
Montclair, NJ
Excellent
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6 hr trip with Capt John and Isabelle

VERIFIED   3/4 Day (PM) on September 3, 2023
We had a great time fishing!  Our 3 boys ages 14, 12 and 9 really enjoyed the day being on the water and had a lot of fun! ...
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Jusang L.
Dublin, OH
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3/4 Afternoon Fishing Trip with Captain Tom

VERIFIED   3/4 Day (PM) on July 1, 2023
It was great fishing trip with captain Tom. Even though we had to wrap up earlier due to weather condition we caught...
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Rick G.
Mount Airy, MD
Excellent
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day (PM) on July 3, 2023
The captain and the mate were awesome they were very friendly. What is on fish right away and we call our Max of Rock I suggest...
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FAQs about Hallock's Grace Charters

Hallock's Grace Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $595 per group - Half Day Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 3/4 Day (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 3/4 Day (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Spring Catfish Trip AM (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Spring Catfish Trip PM (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Troutline Crabbing Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Hallock's Grace Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hallock's Grace Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Hallock's Grace Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing

Hallock's Grace Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hallock's Grace Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Perch (White)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Thomas Hallock
Deale, Maryland, United States
ID & license verified
88 Customer reviews
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Member since October 2017
Captain Thomas Hallock is a 5th generation local fisherman. He has 42 years of fishing experience and previously worked in the commercial fishing industry. He now runs family friendly charters on Chesapeake Bay from April through November.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Perch (White) White Perch
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat specs

Provincial (Bay boat) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 450HP Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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