Nestled on the northern tip of Long Beach Island, Van's Bait & Tackle. For all your fishing needs BAIT, TACKLE, FISH ADVISORY & BOAT / PONTOON RENTAL. The waterfront is not going to be the same. We have characters, great location and story. Stop by see for yourself. Barnegat Light . USA
Van's is located on the northern tip of Long Beach Island. The boat rental business has been around since the Leni Lenapi Indians feasted at their clam bakes on the white sands of the island. We're a hatchet throw away from the pristine waters of the Atlantic. You just have to make it through our famous inlet.
Surrounded by water and underneath the shadow of the world famous Barnegat Light Lighthouse, Van's dockside constantly highlights the activity of fishing, watersports, and pure fun in this delightful environment. The Barnegat Bay arena features clamming, crabbing, fishing, etc. ...and if you want more adventure travel offshore, head through the inlet to tuna fish or fish for a variety of our populace in clean pristine ocean waters.
Each day the sun glistens it's morning glory on our docks, our staff of captains, seamen, dock-hands & crew have no knowledge of what may come through the door of our little shop or pull up to the docks for fuel or provision. The scene on set can be of comedy, drama, emergency, or just plain error blended in with hilarity. But Van's is ready to serve and help with any simple or complicated scenario.
A beautifully told story is a symphonic unity in which structure, setting, character, genre and idea meld seamlessly. Great STORY with exceptional CHARACTERS surrounded in gorgeous tranquil location is the equation for a brilliant superb TV Reality Series. Our team of actors are perfectly cast to make comical sport.
Producer / director David Kaltenbach is proud and thrilled to be a part of Van's Team to create an incredible episodic series. Both David and Executive Producer Jeff Kline share a vision that is key to the upcoming reality show "Van's on the Water." Kaltenbach has been filming for over 30 years on Long Beach Island and will be reaching deep into his creative quiver to interweave stories related to this seashore town in conjunction with the chaos & antics on the dock and in the shop.
On a lovely cloudy morning, Capt. Alan Thomas traveled on the"Nightwatch" to the northend of Barnegat Light's inlet. Fly fisherman, Drew Fialko, chartered the trip to fish for blues and strippers.
From the green screen studio room at Van's we're looking forward to tie Jake down and hear how he has been very successful in the sports fishing realm.
An adventuresome experienced fisherman with exceptional knowledge of fishing.
Capt. Jake Kline travels offshore with his friends to tuna fish. Visiting friend from Hawaii, Taylor, hooks her first tuna and is ecstatic back at the dock. As the crowd observes, Capt. Jake carves quarters and beautiful fillets.
Dockside: "Hilarity is the word. Extreme Amusement! "
An experienced seaman and true 'salty dog' character.
Like the wind and the rain, ever changing, everyday at Van's is unique.
Clever and creative!
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
06:00 am – 06:00 pm