Come and get away from it all as you enjoy a casual cruise aboard the “Helen Elizabeth”, our 34 ft. classic Chesapeake Bay Deadrise boat. Savor an authentic Chesapeake Bay experience with a local oyster farmer as your Captain. Take in the views of local river estates, historic homes, Chesapeake Bay wildlife, or beaches and lighthouses.
U.S.C.G. Certified, Captain Trey Sowers will lead you on an authentic Chesapeake Bay experience as he points out different landmarks along the peaceful waters of Mathews, Virginia. You will also enjoy an abundance of wildlife along the way including sea birds such as Osprey, Blue Heron, White Egrets, Cormorants, Pelicans, and even the occasional Bald Eagle. In summer, we often see several Dolphins cruising along with us as they playfully jump about. Want to throw in a line? We offer 1/2 day fishing charters for bottom fishing with a wide variety of salt water fish to be caught such as Rockfish, Speckled Trout, Croaker, Spot, Puppy Drum, Bluefish, and even small sharks, (just to name a few!).
Most of our cruises also include an oyster shucking demonstration and oyster tastings courtesy of Captain Trey and his company Chapel Creek Oyster Company, LLC. Captain Trey is also a popular local Oyster Farmer, and his scrumptious oysters are featured in many of our areas finest restaurants from Mathews to Richmond, Virginia. He knows all about this fascinating mollusk, so go ahead and Shuck Um, Eat Um, and ask all the burning questions you have about oysters. Want to take a dozen or so home to shuck , oven roast, or grill? Let us know in advance and we can arrange that for you.