Watermen Heritage Tours
Working the water. It’s a time-honored way of life on the Chesapeake Bay, with its own rhythms and stories, characters and places. If you’ve wanted to know more, to get an inside look, to meet the people and go on an adventure, this is the place to begin.
Here you can find tours on the water and on the land, as well as speakers and presentations, all of which will tell you more and take you into the world of the Chesapeake waterman. Enjoy a sunset sail aboard an historic skipjack or try your hand at trotlining and take home your own crabs - it's all here on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!
"I've lived in Maryland all my life,
but I've never experienced
the Bay like this before!"
You Can Help
Watermen Heritage Tours is a project of a partnership formed by the Chesapeake Conservancy, Coastal Heritage Alliance, Maryland Watermen’s Association, and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The partners have trained more than 100 watermen in heritage tourism and maintain this website to help them publicize their tours.
Money you contribute here goes to support the website and provide training. It is maintained in a separate fund by the Chesapeake Conservancy.