Fishing & Crabbing

We spend as much time on the water as we possibly can, whether it be fishing, clamming, or crabbing. Here are our top picks to get out on our beautiful waters.

Captain Steve`s Bait & Tackle

Captain Steve`s Bait & Tackle

If you need bait, tackle, crabbing gear, supplies, the latest fishing report, ice...if you need it, Captain Steve`s has it. This place is awesome, as is the family and staff! We here at Seaside Vacations aren`t just fans, we`re customers as well, lol.

If you need any help getting outfitted for your salt water experience either stop by the shop, email [email protected] or call them anytime at (757) 336-0569, they will be happy to answer your questions.
Location: 6527 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone: (757) 336-0569
White Lightning Chincoteague Fishing Charters

White Lightning Chincoteague Fishing Charters

Capt. Frank fishes two boats, a 23` Clearwater Center Console, and a 41` Viking Sportfish. From back bay, to near shore coastal, to offshore canyon fishing, Capt Frank can put you on your targeted species. Anything from Flounder to Tog, Seasbass, Mahi, Wahoo or White Marlin, Capt Frank has the knowledge and skill to put you on the fish.

For your convenience, Capt Frank`s trips depart from either Captains Cove, or Chincoteague, whichever is more convenient for your group.

Capt. Frank holds a US Coast Guard 100 Ton Masters license and has been guiding fishing charters in Maryland and Virginia waters for more than 35 years.

He is passionate about fishing and truly enjoys showing his guests a great time on the water. His mission is to provide family oriented, budget priced, fishing charters that are interactive and enjoyable for all ages and levels of experience.
Location: 4113 Main St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone: (703) 407-2700
Island Queen Charters

Island Queen Charters

We fish for Flounder, Kingfish & Croaker in season. Also offered are nature cruises, Chincoteague pony tours, and island sunset cruises. Captain Charlie resides on Chincoteague Island, and is a native of the Eastern Shore. He is no stranger to saltwater fishing. With over 40 years experience on the waters around Chincoteague Island, he knows where and when the fish are biting. I am USCG Licensed, inspected and insured!
Location: 2246 Curtis Merritt Rd, Slip # 16, Chincoteague Island, VA
Phone: 757-990-2404
Rumor Has It Sportfishing

Rumor Has It Sportfishing

The Rumor Has It is a 2015 36 FT Albemarle Express boat that boasts all of the amenities you need for a comfortable and exciting day on the offshore fishing grounds. The twin Cummins 600 horsepower electronic and smokeless diesel engines give her a 28 knot cruise to insure you have the absolute most fishing time possible to make your trip a success.

She is fully equipped with redundant state of the art electronics, safety gear, TV and satellite radio. Our Cabin is air conditioned as well as heated so that customers can enjoy their ride to and from the fishing grounds.

We target the many blue water species that inhabit the offshore fishing grounds. Our Captain`s have been fishing the waters off of Chincoteague, Virginia, for 30 years and work very hard to put our charters on productive waters. We accommodate groups up to 6 people with all bait and tackle included. Join us on an offshore fishing adventure where rumors of the deep can become reality!
Location: 2246 Curtis Merritt Road Chincoteague Island, VA 23336, Slip #41
Phone: (757) 894-1972
Chincoteague Bay Adventures

Chincoteague Bay Adventures

Chincoteague Bay Adventures offers customize-able fishing trips to serve any angler`s need. If you would like to fish or explore our local waters, have fun on-board with a friendly captain, look no further!

For your convenience, Capt Tim`s trips depart from either Captains Cove, or Chincoteague, whichever is more convenient for your group.

These waters are home to a wide variety of species, including Sharks. Captain Tim knows his ways around these waters, 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. 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 back country waters. The boat is equipped with fishfinder, GPS, an icebox, and a toilet compartment.

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 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.
Location: Curtis Merritt Harbor Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336, United States
Phone: 305-395-2876