William Saunders

Contact Information

(804) 761-2974



Departure Location
Tides Inn
480 King Carter Dr
Irvington, VA 22480
Trip Information

Capacity: Up to 6

Avg. Tour Length: 3.5 hours

Avg. Tour Cost: $350

Trip Types
  • Oystering
  • Crabbing
  • Fishing
  • Historical Tours
  • Seafood Tastings
  • Scenic Cruises
  • Wildlife / Birdwatching
  • Custom Trips

Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of the Rappahannock and Corrotoman Rivers, nearby Carter Creek and surrounding Lancaster County, VA.  Take a watermen’s heritage tour aboard an authentic, all wooden Chesapeake Bay dead rise (the “Miss Nicole”) with Captain William Saunders. Captain Saunders has over 30 years of experience working on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries and takes great pride in his attention to detail, safety and excellent customer service.

Leaving from Tides Inn in Irvington, VA, Captain Saunders can easily customize your tour to include nearby ports of call such as historic Urbanna and Locklies Creek (home of the famous Merroir Seafood Restaurant). Tours include an overview of the local fisheries, history and culture of the area delivered from the unique perspective of an authentic working waterman. Captain Saunders takes great pride in delivering a one-of-a-kind, customer-focused tour and strives to provide an enjoyable and memorable on-the-water experience.

P.S. Be sure to ask about the water-to-table “Oyster Experience” – you’ll be glad you did!

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