Special event on April 24th! Several participating captains are leading one hour sample tours from Merroir Restaurant in Topping, Virginia. Book your tickets now before they sell out!
Take one of our tours and experience the Chesapeake Bay like few ever have.
Want to learn about where your Chesapeake Bay seafood comes from, how it’s caught, and meet the men and women who harvest it? Virginia’s working watermen love what they do for a living, and their enthusiasm for protecting and preserving the Chesapeake Bay is both passionate and contagious.
Now, through the Watermen’s Heritage Tour Program, you can experience the Chesapeake Bay from the perspective of working watermen and help preserve the centuries old tradition of working on the water. Learn how watermen catch fish, crabs, oysters and clams, take part in hands-on demonstrations and discover what it truly takes to get our local seafood from the Chesapeake Bay to the table. Soak up the local history and culture of tidewater Virginia and take home your own special memories of a one-of-a-kind day on the water!
We encourage you to explore these pages and find a location, captain and a tour that are perfect for your needs. Get out of your office and enjoy theirs – Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries! We will see you out on the water!