Outfitters, Guides, and Suppliers
CHESAPEAKE BAY, GENERAL
- Ken Penrod’s Life Outdoors Unlimited Bass
Fishing. Beltsville, MD. Bass and striper fishing in the upper Chesapeake
Bay, the Potomac River, and other bay tributaries. Phone (301) 937-0010.
Trades Association of Maryland. Annapolis, MD. Maintains list of charter boat
and rental boat services, marinas, and boat access points around the Maryland
portion of the Chesapeake Bay. Ask for the Waterfront Guide. Phone (410)
335-8722. Web site www.mtam.org.
Bay Charter Captains Association. Annapolis, MD. Ask for a list of charter
boat operators around the upper Chesapeake Bay. Phone (410) 974-0605. Web site
Charter Boat Association. Gloucester, VA. As for a list of charter boat operators
around the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay. Phone (757) 229-2878.
MOUTH OF BAY, VIRGINIA
- Adventure Parasail. Virginia Beach.
Go parasailing off Virginia Beach. Phone (757) 422-UFLY.
Dive Center. Virginia Beach. Equip yourself or hire a guide to explore dozens
of underwater shipwrecks off the Virginia Beach coast. Phone (757) 481-7949.
Dive Center. Virginia Beach. Snorkeling and diving equipment for exploring
the underwater world off Virginia Beach. Phone (757) 420-6179.
View Watersports. Norfolk. Rent surfboards, fishing boats, sailboats, paddle
boats, personal watercraft, and other equipment. Phone (757) 583-8888.
Rentals, Inc. Virginia Beach. Rent kayaks and canoes to tour Back Bay National
Wildlife Refuge. Bring fishing or crabbing gear for bass, catfish, bream, perch,
and blue crabs. Located next to Sandbridge Realty. Phone (757) 721-6210.
Express. Virginia Beach. Go parasailing off Virginia Beach. Phone (757) 437-7700.
Inlet Jet Skis. Virginia Beach. Rent personal watercraft for exploring the
Atlantic coast. Phone (757) 714-6634.
- Tidewater Adventures. Norfolk.
Kayak eco-tours in cities around Hampton Roads to Eastern Shore, Great Dismal
Swamp, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, First Landing State Park, Plum Tree
Island National Wildlife Refuge, and more. Dolphin tours are also available. Phone
(757) 480-1999 or (888) 669-8368. Web site www.TidewaterAdventures.com.
WESTERN BAY, VIRGINIA
- Bay Trail Outfitters. Mathews. Rentals,
sales, guided tours for kayak and canoe. Phone (804) 725-0626.
Billy’s Charters. Wicomico Church. Daily fishing charters, sunset cruises
to waterfront restaurant. Phone (804) 580-7292.
- Capt. Rick DeVivi.
Reedville. Fishing charter boat. Phone (804) 453-7644.
- Capt. Steve
Bernardo Fishing Charter. Deltaville. Fish the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake
Bay aboard the Lady Catherine II. Phone (804) 730-1595.
Bay Sportfishing Adventures. Reedville. Charter a fishing trip aboard the
Red Osprey with Capt. Ferrell McLain. Phone (703) 691-1758.
Chuck O’Bier. Lottsburg. Fishing charters. Phone (804) 529-6450.
Canoe and Kayak. Aylett. Rental canoes and kayaks and guided environmental
excursions on the Pamunkey and Mattaponi rivers. Phone (800) 769-3545.
and Mattaponi River Excursions. King William. Narrated river cruises from
the Pamunkey Indian Reservation. Phone (804) 769-0841.
- The Red Osprey.
Reedville/Smith Point. Charter a fishing trip with Capt. Ferrell McLain. Phone
- Roy Amburn Fishing Charter. Reedville. Fishing
trips aboard the charter Robin Sue. Phone (804) 798-5183.
WESTERN BAY, MARYLAND
- Fun Cruise Inc. Solomons Island. Special
event parties, group rental. Phone (410) 326-3303.
- Rod-N-Reel Charter
Captains. Chesapeake Beach. Offering over 25 charter boats and the headboat,
Tom Hooker. Phone (301) 855-8450.
- Solomons Boat Rental.
Solomons Island. Ski boats, power skiffs, motorboats. Phone (410) 326-4060 or
(800) 535-BOAT. Pager (410) 495-0096.
- Skipjack Tours, Inc. St.
George Island. Group hands-on tours on St. Mary’s and Potomac rivers, focusing
on natural history. Phone (301) 994-2245.
- Solomons Charter Captains
Association. Solomons. Fish Apr. through Nov. with licensed charter captains
for rockfish, blues, trout, flounder, mackerel, spot, drum, croaker, perch, sea
bass. Phone (410) 326-2670.
- Terra Mariae Tours. Leonardtown. Professional
guides help plan itinerary on Maryland’s western shore. Phone (301) 475-5441.
- Guided Tours of Annapolis. Whether
you want to walk the historic area, take a water taxi, sail on a schooner, or
charter a fishing boat, Annapolis has something to fit your needs. Here is a partial
- Annapolis Walkabout. Phone (410) 263 8253.
Marine Tours & Charters, Inc. Phone (410) 268-7600
Annapolis Tours. Phone (410) 626 6000.
- Historic Annapolis Foundation
Walking Tours. Phone (410) 268 5576
- Maryland State House Tours.
Phone (410) 974-3400.
- Schooner Woodwind Tours. Phone (410) 263-7837.
Centuries Tours of Annapolis. Phone (410) 263 5401 or (410) 263 5357.
Charters. Pasadena. Chesapeake Bay three-sail bateau, the Cindy Jean,
sails out of Rock Creek in the Patapsco River, just east of Baltimore’s Inner
Harbor. Overnight charters to the Eastern Shore are also available. Phone (410)
- Clipper City Tall Ship Cruises. Baltimore. Cruise Baltimore’s
Inner Harbor in a legendary clipper ship. Operates from Apr. 1 through Oct. 31.
Phone (410) 539-6277.
- Harbor Cruises Ltd. Baltimore. Charter the
Bay Lady or Lady Baltimore for a romantic harbor cruise. Food prepared
on board. Phone (410) 727-3113 or (800) 695-BOAT.
- T&D Bass Guide
Service. Baldwin. Hire an experienced guide for bass fishing. Phone (410)
UPPER BAY, MARYLAND
- Skipjack Martha Lewis.
Havre de Grace. Two-sail bateau can take 32 passengers for cruises, environmental
exploration, catered parties. Phone (800) 406-0766 or (302) 777-5488.
Queen. North East. Sunset and moonlight cruises on Mississippi paddleboat
on the Susquehanna River. Phone (888) 937-3740.
- Miss Clare Cruises.
Chesapeake City. Boat tours of the upper Chesapeake Bay, Turkey Point Lighthouse,
fall foliage. Phone (410) 885-5088.
- Chesapeake Horse Country Tours.
Chesapeake City. Motorcoach tour to historic Chesapeake City, county horse farms,
C&D Canal Museum, old churches. No children. Phone (410) 885-1797 or (800)
UPPER EASTERN SHORE, MARYLAND
- Chester River
Cruises. Chestertown. View the historic waterfront of Chestertown. Phone (410)
- Chester River Kayak Adventures. Rock Hall. Environmental tours of
the Chesapeake Bay. Phone (410) 639-2001. Web site www.rockhallmd.com/crkayak.
- Great River Yacht Charters. Rock Hall. Sail cruises at sunset,
overnight, or by day. Phone (410) 639-2166.
- Gratitude Yachting Center.
Rock Hall. Sail cruises. Phone (410) 639-7111.
- Haven Charters.
Rock Hall. Sail cruises. Phone (410) 639-7140.
- The Sailing Emporium.
Rock Hall. Sail cruises. Phone (410) 778-1342.
- Schrader’s Hunting.
Millington. Hunt or photograph waterfowl, snow geese, upland birds, dove, deer,
small game, and released mallards on this shooting preserve. Fishing and archery
also available. Phone (410) 778-1895.
- Sea Dux Outfitters. Chestertown. Hire a waterfowl guide for sea ducks,
oldsquaws, and scoters or charter a fishing boat. Phone (410) 778-4362. Web
River Marine Services, Ltd. Chestertown. Fish, crab, or cruise the Chester
River in rental boats. Phone (410) 778-2240.
- Capt. E. Meredith Charters.
Grasonville. Fishing headboat leaves daily out of Kent Narrows. Phone (410) 827-7737
or (410) 827-8541.
- C & C Charters Maryland. Grasonville. Sail
and power yachts for bareboat and captained charters, boat rentals. Phone (410)
827-7888 or (800) 733-SAIL.
- Island Boat Rentals. Stevensville.
Phone (410) 827-4777.
- J & P Hunting Lodge. Sudlersville. Guided
upland bird and goose hunts, sporting clay range, lodge, pro shop. Phone (410)
- Little Boat Rentals at Easton Point. Easton.
Rental crab skiffs, pontoon deck boats, sailboats, or canoes to explore the Tred
Avon River and tributaries on the west side of Easton. Phone (410) 819-0881 or
- Oxford Sailing Charters. Oxford. Sail during the
day, at sunset, or overnight on a Pearson 33-foot sailing sloop. Phone (410) 226-0038.
- Rebecca T. Ruark. Tilghman. Sail the Choptank River near Tilghman
Island aboard one of the oldest and fastest skipjacks. Oyster dredging included.
Phone (410) 886-2176.
- Patriot Cruises. St. Michael’s. Cruise aboard
the climate-controlled Patriot on the Miles River, while learning about
the history of Talbot County. See historic homes, waterfowl, and the watermen.
Phone (410) 745-3100.
- Skylark Sailing Yachts. Oxford. Explore the
Tred Avon River aboard a rental 16-foot sailboat. Phone (410) 822-4581.
LOWER EASTERN SHORE, MARYLAND
- Loblolly Landings & Lodge, Inc.
Church Creek. Hunting for sika and white-tailed deer. Accommodations available.
Located a short distance from the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Phone (800)
- Sawyer Fishing Charters. Church Creek. Charter fishing,
B&B packages with fishing, bay tours. Phone (410) 397-3743.
Flemmings Sika Camp. Cambridge. Sika deer hunting. Phone (410) 228-7452.
Best Charters. Salisbury. Fishing parties, wildlife tours, photography, sightseeing.
Phone (410) 546-5456.
- Barbara Ann II & Barbara Ann III. Crisfield.
Charter boat and headboat out of Somers Cover Marina. Phone (410) 957-2562.
Time II Charter Boat Fishing. Crisfield. Enjoy fantastic bottom fishing aboard
this 50-foot, fiberglass, custom-built charter boat. Phone (800) 791-1470. Web
EASTERN SHORE, VIRGINIA
- Assateague Adventures. Chincoteague.
Group lectures and tours on the ecology and traditions of the islands. Phone (800)
- Assateague Island Tours. Chincoteague. Tour Chincoteague
National Wildlife Refuge by boat or bus, Apr. through Sept. Phone (757) 336-6155,
(757) 336-6698, or (757) 336-6122.
- Barnacle Bill’s. Chincoteague.
Charter fishing inshore for croaker and flounder or offshore for bluefin and yellowfin
tuna, dolphin, and wahoo. Phone (757) 336-5188.
- Captain Barry’s Back
Bay Cruises. Chincoteague. Bird-watching, crabbing, clamming, romantic evening
cruises. Phone (757) 336-6508.
- Island Cruises Inc. of Chincoteague.
Chincoteague. Guided boat tours, spring through fall. Phone (757) 336-5593 or
- Capt. Bob’s Marina. Chincoteague. Fish the channels,
inlets, and offshore waters for flounder, trout, croaker, tuna, and shark. Phone
- Kings Creek Marina. Cape Charles. Charter boats,
headboat, tackle shop, boat ramp. Phone (757) 331-2058.
Seaside Marina. Wachapreague. Charter all-day and half-day boats for deep-sea
fishing offshore. Phone (757) 787-4110.
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