An aspect of Maryland’s heritage that is dwindling, watermen and their way of life are woven into the Chesapeake Bay’s identity. Their way of life has influenced its culture, economy, and history. Offering a special perspective into an endangered way of life, Watermen Heritage Tours are enlightening experiences that are also enjoyable. These excursions also aid in the preservation of the culture and tradition of the Chesapeake Bay region.
Boating on the Chesapeake with a waterman is a unique experience. The tours can involve crabbing, kayaking, photography, sunset sailing, and skipjack charters, all of them exploring aspects of how it is to enjoy the Bay. Some tours give attendees the opportunity to select the aspects that most interest them including:
Watermen are not on the water the entire day. Tours on land cover the trade of the waterman. Participants will learn about oyster seeding and the soft-shell crab industry. They will have the chance to explore other aspects of the waterman’s livelihood ashore. The following lists the land tours available:
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Make sure to stop by The Crab Shack for a great meal before or after taking a Watermen Heritage Tour!
Lovers of fat, juicy crab and amazing seafood don’t have to drive to Baltimore, Ocean City, Hooper’s Island, or Annapolis anymore. Stay close to home and enjoy wonderful deliciousness all year around at the two locations below!
Our Crofton branch can accommodate a large party group, so if you are interested in reserving tables, please call (443) 302-2680.