Welcome Aboard the Veteran, a historic Chesapeake Bay buyboat! Golden Age Charters is here to make your Bay-dreams come true. Captain Sheffield will take you on a hour cruise on the Rappahannock River while you relax watching the waves and wildlife. You can even dock you at your favorite waterfront restaurant.
A one hour cruise, dock to dock is $120. Other special packages available.
Boat capacity is 6 people – Food and beverages are available or bring your own – Pet & Children Friendly – Captain can officiate weddings
History: M/V Veteran buyboat was built in Irvington, Virginia in 1914. She was launched the Elsie Louise and hauled freight and dredged oysters for over 65 years. She was then converted to a menhaden rig in the 1980s and rechristened Georgeanna. Her menhaden career lasted until 2002 when she began a brief career in towing and salvage work. In 2007 she was reshaped into a luxury cruiser and rechristened Veteran, the name she bears today. Through four careers and three deck designs she has kept her hull lines and her spirit intact and today carries on in the indomitable tradition of the adaptable and capable Chesapeake Bay Buyboat.
Mission: To provide access to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for as many people as possible while giving back to our community by sponsoring outings for non-profits and educational groups.