Experience The Wonderful Waters of Chincoteague Island, VA

Off-Shore Fishing
In-Shore Fishing
Scenic Cruises
Sailing
Waterfowl Hunting

We are a non profit organization serving the Chincoteague area Charterboat Captains and members. The waters of Chincoteague Island on Virginia's Eastern Shore on the Atlantic ocean offer a great variety of recreation to provide you memorable experiences of sport and relaxation from April through October.

Chincoteague's off-shore Fishing rivals the best in the Mid-Atlantic, with excellent catches of bluefin and yellowfin tuna, as well as dolphin, marlin, wahoo and king mackerel. Wreck fishing for sea bass is also very productive, with many large tautug being caught along with triggerfish, blues and spadefish. The in-shore fishing produces plentiful catches of flounder along with croaker, sea trout, and sea bass.

Scenic cruises offer the opportunity to explore the many fascinating areas around the channels, coves and marshes of the Chincoteague and Assateague waters. You will enjoy nature, the abundance of birds and wildlife, historic and scenic places. You will also have a chance to see the famous wild ponies, bald eagles, and atlantic bottle nose dolphins.

Whatever your pursuits, the Chincoteague Captains are sure to fulfill your pleasures. All members of the Chincoteague Island Charterboat Association will provide you fully professional services. Take your choice from the list on our members page. Each listing indicates the types of service offered.

We, the Captains of Chincoteague Island are proud members of the Chincoteague Island Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Charterboat Operators, Virginia Charter Boat Association, and the Recreational Fishing Alliance.

For more information about our organization, please email us.


Chincoteague Island Charterboat Association hosts "Take A Kid Fishing Day"


The Chincoteague Island Charter Association hosted "Take A Kid Fishing Day" on Aug 1, 2012.  Eight Captains from the Association donated their boats to take 25 kids fishing and then provided fish cleaning, lunch, T-Shirts, Combos and Tackle to further their fishing skills. They also learned about navigation and safety on the water from each Captain.  Local tackle shops Capt Bob's Marina and Capt. Steves Bait & Tackle donated several door prizes.  Two tackle boxes were awarded for the biggest and most fish caught. Other door prizes were given out by drawing names. The trips were helped with costs with a grant from the VA Marine Resources Commissions with monies from the Va Saltwater Development Fund.

For over 400 years, Native Americans and settlers have enjoyed the beauty and bounty of the protected waters of Chincoteague and Assateague. These waterways have been used as highways to navigate in and around these beautiful islands for recreational and commercial fishing, waterfowl hunting, the harvesting of shellfish, or just for the pure pleasure of seeing nature’s glory.

Since 1925 the Chincoteague Volunteer Firemen conduct their annual pony roundup and swim for residents and visitors alike to enjoy the now world famous Chincoteague ponies. Through their efforts the Chincoteague Ponies have become a major part of the tourism to the area, not only during the roundup, but throughout the year. The CICA is concerned that tourism and our waterway and beach access may be in jeopardy due to the mandatory revision of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and the Assateague National Seashore management plans.

Please go to www.chincoteague.com/preserve-access for further information.

The CICA wants our waterways to remain open to the entire Chincoteague Community and its visitors. You, as our customers, could lose valuable access to these waters. Please help us to continue to serve the public by voicing your concerns.

Thank You.