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Crabbing, Fishing, and Oystering

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Catch Your Own Fresh Seafood

It’s no surprise that seafood is plentiful around Virginia’s River Realm! Fresh Oysters, Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs, Rockfish, Flounder and so much more can be found in our waters, and though our local seafood retailers and restaurants are a great place to find a fresh catch, there’s nothing quite like catching your own. Waterman’s Heritage Tours, Guided Fishing Charters, and dropping a line at a public dock are just a few ways in the River Realm to achieve a DIY Fresh Catch experience.

DIY Fresh Catch Experiences

Watermen Heritage Tours

Experience the Chesapeake Bay with an authentic working waterman as your personal guide. These Captains have created on-water tours relating to the ecology of the Bay, how seafood is harvested, our waterway history and general site seeing. They even create customized tours for families. Join them for a life changing experience as you get out on our rivers and creeks to explore the River Realm. Tour sizes determined by size of each Captain’s vessel.

Meet The Watermen

Capt. Trey Sowers >>
Capt. William Saunders >>
Capt .J. C. Hudgins >>
Capt. David Rowe >>
Capt. Forrest Dameron >>
Capt. Danny Crabbe >>

Guided Fishing Charters

There are many captains throughout the River Realm that would be happy to have you aboard for a guided fishing trip! Whether you’re looking to do a guys or girls trip or a family outing, our fishing charters can accommodate your group. Set out onto the Rappahannock River or Chesapeake Bay and enjoy some sunshine, salt air, and live action. Want to learn more about fishing on the River and Bay? Check out our First-timer’s Guide To Fishing In The River Realm!

Find A Charter Captain

Restin' Easy Fishing Charters >>
Up The Creek Boat Rentals >>
Miss Diane Fishing Charters >>
Clamity Jane Fishing Charters >>
WC Sport Fishing Charters >>
Teaser Fishing Charter >>

Launch A Boat or Use A Public Dock

There’s plenty of ways to get out on the water for a fun fishing trip. You can BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat) and utilize our public boat ramps located along the Rappahannock River and its creeks, or find a boat rental facility. If you prefer to stay a little closer to shore while you fish and crab, our public docks make a great resource, and we have many vacation rentals that offer a private dock for your outdoor recreation.

Find A Public Dock or Boat Ramp

Oakes Landing Boat Ramp >>
Windmill Point Landing >>
Whiting Creek Boat Ramp & Dock >>
Mill Creek Landing Public Boat Ramp >>
Millstone Landing Boat Ramp >>

Find Boat Rentals

Up The Creek Boat Rentals >>
Carefree Boat Club in Urbanna >>