Once renowned for its oysters, the Chesapeake Bay is best known today for its crabs, Blue Crabs most specifically. It’s also regrettably home to one of the Country’s four Dead Zones, hypotic (oxygen depleted) waters unable to sustain life. Although in decline, the Bay still harvests the majority of crabs sold in the country.
Although only a few of the sail powered fishing vessels still operate for that purpose, several of the 30 remaining antique crafts are available for charter. Relive history and cruise the Bay with authentic watermen; Dredge for oysters, help host sails or simply sit back and enjoy a sunset sail. Attend the annual Labor Day Skipjack Festival on Deal Island and catch the races.