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Skipjack -Rebecca T. Ruark Charter

21308 Phillips Rd, Dogwood Harbor, Tilghman, MD 21671-1163
+1 410-829-3976
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Such a fun, unique adventure!

Captain Wade was a wonderful host for us! My wife and I sailed at 11am on a Saturday morning with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin S
Thank you!! Captain Wade :)

I felt like I was sitting at a bar really talking to a fisherman of the sea. His stories were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael S
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21308 Phillips Rd, Dogwood Harbor, Tilghman, MD 21671-1163
+1 410-829-3976
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Wade was a wonderful host for us! My wife and I sailed at 11am on a Saturday morning with him for two hours, although only the two of us showed up he happily gave us a wonderful ride, with a bit of adventure too,...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I felt like I was sitting at a bar really talking to a fisherman of the sea. His stories were , just him talking about his life, how the sea has changed, how the area was developed and omg.. how his ship experienced his life...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Capt. Wade is a "lovely old man of the sea" with many tales to tell. The Rebecca T. Rusrk is a historic skipjack and a real working boat. Out sunset sail was calm and beautiful even though the Chesapeake was quite windy and rough. A...More

Thank candydeg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you take the sail, you will be entertained by the captain, that's for sure. He's a long-time waterman who has lots of interesting stories to tell. Don't expect a quiet, romantic ride. Come prepared to sit back and hear about the boat, the area,...More

Thank Nurps
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The Rebecca Ruark is the oldest skipjack on the Chesapeake. Her long time owner has bestowed many years of loving care on her upkeep and sailing her out of Tilghman Island into the waters of the chesapeake is a delightful experience. Your captain will regale...More

Thank Lawrie D
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Anyone interested in sailing, the Chesapeake Bay, oyster harvesting, marine ecology and conservation, or 19th-20th century Watermen history will be richly rewarded. Take a look at the wonderful book "Skipjack: The Story of America's Last Sailing Oystermen by Christopher White before or after your sail...More

Thank Swellfoop
Reviewed 10 June 2017

My sail with Captain Wade Murphy Jr. was 2 hours of a mix of history, enjoyment and a glimpse of a world of hard men, difficult work and a love of a heritage of Oystermen, crabbing, the work that goes into the life of a...More

Thank howejr56
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I sailed the Chesapeake on my my own boat for many years. Many years ago, I read the book Beautiful Swimmers and became interested in the Skipjack and the oysterman life. If you ever wanted to sail a skipjack or are interested in the ecology...More

Thank Frank B
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience on the evening cruise. Captain Wade is knowledgeable and a great sailor. We had a great time with him and this was the highlight of our trip!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The evening (6-8pm) cruise on the historic Rebecca T. Ruark Skipjack was delightful!!! It was a beautiful evening and we thoroughly enjoyed the stories and history from Captain Wade, who truly loves his Rebecca and the water! If you want a delightful evening, talking with...More

Thank Janet M
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
What the last responder said is correct. He does special cruises if you have a group like a wedding party, or any other dedicated group.
17 August 2016|
Response from Lisa627 | Reviewed this property |
Sunset cruise is 6 p.m. departure; there is a daytime cruise at 11 a.m. I think. Boat holds at least 20 people. I would be sure to bring a life jacket for a child/baby as not sure Capt. Murphy has those. Best to call him... More