Sawyer Fishing Charters & Chesapeake Bay Tours

Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Tours and Chesapeake Bay Cruises!!

Specializing in Chesapeake Bay Tours for large groups, Chesapeake Bay Crab Feasts, Nature Cruises, Lighthouse CruisesSawyer Charters offers Chesapeake Bay Tours, Tours for Bus Groups, Chesapeake Bay Sunset Cruises, Cruises to Solomons Island, Smith Island, and other destinations along the Chesapeake Bay, along with Chesapeake Bay Crab Feasts. Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Cruises are also offered.

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(410) 397-3743

Would you like to go on a cruise?? Choose from one of our options or if you have something else in mind, give us a call!!
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Easy access from the Ocean Gateway (Rt 50) from Annapolis, Baltimore, Ocean City,

Pennsylvania, Virginia or Delaware


*Bus groups welcome.*

Our boat is USCG inspected and certified for up to 41 passengers!!
We are located on
Hoopers Island, just 40 minutes south of Cambridge, Maryland.

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SAWYER CHARTERS' LINE OF MARYLAND BUS TOURS

 

Have a large group of people who want something to do? Choose from our line of bus tours. These are perfect for bus groups who come to visit us. Call for pricing!

 

Large Bus Groups Welcome!! This is our specialty!!

 

Want a testimonial? How about this one?

 

"Hi Dave, thank you for providing such a wonderful tour and excellent buffet for our senior center's trip on July 1, 2016. Kelley was a great tour guide!" - Cynthia B. Minor, Trip Coordinator

 

"ISLAND EXPERIENCE" TOUR

Travel through lush pine forests and over waterways to Hoopers Island in Dorchester County, the heart of Chesapeake Country on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Enjoy a one-hour narrated cruise of the Honga River, aboard a 50-ft. authentic Chesapeake-built vessel. Take in the scenery that features pelicans, cormorants, ospreys, and bald eagles. Learn how commercial fishermen make their living on the Chesapeake Bay as USCG licensed Capt. Dave informs and entertains you!

Narrated Boat CruiseOsprey

Enjoy a buffet-style meal at Old Salty's Restaurant on Hoopers Island, that often features crab cakes, clam strips, fresh fish, soft-shell crabs, baked lemon pepper chicken, ham, vegetables, salad, rolls, iced tea, and a slice of pie!

Buffet-style meal at Old Salty's Restaurant

After lunch, visit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Check out the Visitors Center and Gift Shop! Then, sit back and enjoy a narrated tour aboard your bus through the Wildlife Drive, watching for bald eagles, various waterfowl, sika and white-tail deer, Delmarva Fox Squirrel and other species.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Your final stop will be at Emily's Produce, a popular produce market, operated by a family that has farmed in Dorchester County for seven generations! They offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meats, flowers, plants, and much more!

Emily's Produce in Church Creek, MD

15 person minimum, 40 person maximum

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us at (410) 397-3743!

 

 

HARRIET TUBMAN BY LAND & SEA - NEW FOR 2017!

Harriet Tubman

Meet your tour guide at Sailwinds Visitor Center in Cambridge, MD and travel along the "Highway To Freedom", a road along which most of the enslaved people who escaped from this area lived, while our tour guide narrates and points out notable landmarks. These landmarks include the Stanley Institute, Parsons Creek/Stewart's Canal, and the New Revived Church.

Stanley Institute  Stewart's Canal / Parsons Creek 

Take a cruise aboard the "Sawyer" vessel, while Capt. Dave Schauber takes you along waterways where Harriet Tubman worked and learned valuable skills that helped her lead fellow slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad.

Then, enjoy a buffet-style seafood meal at Old Salty's Restaurant on Hoopers Island. The meal includes crab cakes (one per person), fried soft shell crabs, fish, clam strips, ham, chicken, salad, vegetables, and other items.

Crab Cakes  Fried Soft Shell Crabs 

After lunch, visit the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center & State Park. See exhibits that illustrate her work as a freedom fighter, leader, and liberator. Then, on the way back to Cambridge, see and learn about more landmarks that were significant to the life of Harriet Tubman and her community!

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center & State Park 

15-person minimum, 40-person maximum

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COME TO THE ISLANDS! Hoopers Island and Smith Island - NEW FOR 2017!
The Sawyer  Bayside Inn Restaurant  
Meet your tour guide in Cambridge, MD and travel to Hoopers Island, while our guide educates you about Dorchester County and the way of life that has prevailed here for hundreds of years!

On Hoopers Island, hop aboard the Sawyer and take a cruise to Smith Island, which can only be accessed by boat.

On Smith Island, enjoy a family-style meal that includes crab balls (two per person), clam fritters, ham, corn pudding, macaroni salad, cole slaw, and vegetables. After lunch, take a walk around the island and enjoy the scenery.

Smith Island Crab Balls  Smith Island Cake 

Then, enjoy the return ride back to Hoopers Island.
 
20-person minimum, 30-person maximum

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"A TASTE OF DORCHESTER" TOUR

WINE, DINE, & CRUISE!

On this tour, enjoy a narrated "Taster's Cruise" aboard the 50-ft. Sawyer, featuring tasty "crabmeat hors d'oeuvres". Cruise the waters around Hoopers Island, learning how commercial fishermen harvest crabs and fish.

Follow that with the delicious seafood buffet-style meal at Old Salty's!

Next, take a tasty & informative tour of Dorchester County's first winery, "Layton's Chance Winery & Vineyards." Learn the art & science of wine making, with several samples of wine to enjoy. Wine may be purchased there!

Photo From LaytonsChance.com

15-person minimum, 40-person maximum

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us at (410) 397-3743!

 

OYSTER AQUACULTURE TOUR
Baby Oysters  Half-Shell Oysters 

Meet your tour guide in Cambridge, MD, and enjoy a narrated ride down to Hooper Island Oyster Aquaculture Company, a producer and marketer of high-quality half-shell oysters, along with the equipment that is used in the fledgling oyster aquaculture industry. During your tour of the oyster facility, see how oysters are farm-raised from baby spat to full-sized edible oysters!

Then, hop aboard the Sawyer, where Capt. Dave Schauber will give you a history of the area and discuss how commercial fishermen in the area make a living through the use of pound nets, crab pots, and trot lines.
Boat Cruise Aboard The Sawyer 

After that, enjoy a local, home-cooked, buffet-style meal at Old Salty's Restaurant. This meal includes crab cakes (one per person), fried soft-shell crabs, clam strips, fish, chicken, ham, salad, and vegetables. Enjoy a slice of homemade pie for dessert!
Old Salty's Restaurant 

25-person minimum

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us at (410) 397-3743!

 
CRUISE & CRAB FEAST
Chesapeake Bay Maryland Crab Feasts
If you like crabs, then this is the one for you!

Enjoy a one-hour narrated boat cruise on the scenic Honga River and observe ospreys, great blue herons, white egrets, and bald eagles as Capt. Dave Schauber entertains you with facts and legends of the Chesapeake Bay and its watermen.

River Cruise On The Sawyer!

Next, enjoy a two-hour crab feast at Old Salty's Restaurant, with steamed shrimp, chicken, and side items!
 
25-person minimum, 40-person maximum 
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SAWYER CHARTERS' LINE OF CHESAPEAKE BAY LIGHTHOUSE TOURS AND CHESAPEAKE BAY CRUISES

 

Don't have a big bus group for one of the tours above? No problem. Consider one of our options below for smaller groups!

 

CRAB FEAST CRUISES
 (3-4 hrs.)
 Set your clock to "ISLAND TIME".
Relax & Savor the Crabs & Scenery!

Chesapeake Bay Maryland Crab Feasts

Sunset on the Chesapeake Bay Chesapeake Bay Maryland Crab Feasts

Spectacular sunsets, abundant waterfowl and scenery await you in an area rich in maritime history.  Come, visit the quaint waterman's village of Hoopers Island in southern Dorchester County in the "heart" of Chesapeake country on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
 

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CHESAPEAKE LUNCH or DINNER CRUISES
TO
SOLOMONS ISLAND and SMITH ISLAND

Sunset on Solomons IslandAn aerial view of what you'll be seeing with us!!Drum Point Lighthouse at the Calvert Marine MuseumThe Calvert Marine Museum at Solomons

Enroute from Hoopers Island to Solomons Island, see Hoopers Island lighthouse; view ships in the channel on their way to and from the ports of Baltimore; watch watermen harvesting the day's catch from pound nets or crab pots; pass by the Patuxent Naval Air Station and view lovely waterfront homes as you enter the harbor at Solomons.

Your narrated cruise includes a visit to the Calvert Maritime Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, and lunch or dinner at a waterfront restaurant.
The cruise to historic SMITH ISLAND, which is only accessible by boat, includes a visit to Ewell and Tylerton, a tour of the local museum, rental of golf cart or bicycle for a leisurely self-guided tour of this unique Island and lunch or dinner at a waterfront restaurant.

What are you waiting for??

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LIGHTHOUSE TOURS of the CHESAPEAKE BAY
No Point Lighthouse    Hoopers Island Lighthouse
Visit six "beacons" of the Chesapeake and learn their fascinating history & legends.
(More Information Click Here)

Sign up for our Lighthouse Cruise on Saturday, May 2, 2009!!

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We offer full and half-day Chesapeake Bay Maryland fishing charters off of Maryland's Eastern Shore, fishing for rockfish (stripers or striped bass), bluefish, croakers, Spanish mackerel, and other species. We also offer Chesapeake Bay lighthouse cruisessunset cruises and other Chesapeake Bay tours, floating crab feasts, and cruises to various destinations along the Chesapeake Bay. We are located on Hoopers Island, about 40 minutes south of Cambridge, Maryland. Regardless of the size of your group, or the uniqueness of your occasion, there is nothing that we can't handle! Come join us for a memorable experience on the Chesapeake Bay!

 

 

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Sawyer Fishing Charters and Tours

Hoopers Island, MD

Capt. Dave Schauber

1345 Hoopers Island Road

Church Creek, Maryland 21622

 

Marina Address:

1747 Hoopersville Road

Fishing Creek, MD 21634

 

410-397-3743
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   Email:  sawyercharters@yahoo.com

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