Choptank River Boat Cruises *Closing for the Season November 1st

Enjoy the stunning views that the Choptank River has to offer on your very own private charter.  The Choptank River is a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and the largest river on the Delmarva Peninsula, spanning 71 miles in length.  Take in the fascinating scenery that our custom cruises have to offer including the breathtaking sunset over the Chesapeake Bay when opting for a sunset cruise.  While cruising, you will see the true deep heritage of the Choptank River, from generations of local blue crab boats to fisherman and gorgeous sights.  Along the banks of LaTrappe Creek and Island Creek you will enjoy views of some of the most amazing architecture the iconic Eastern Shore has to offer.  There will be an abundance of wildlife on your tour.  From ducks and geese, turtles, blue herons, shorebirds, to pods of dolphin seen some years, there is never a shortage of beautiful photo opportunities.  Choptank River Boat Cruises includes a variety of options tailored to your desires.  If it is more of a dining or laid back tiki bar experience that you are after, you may visit one of the well known waterfront restaurants, all just a short boat ride away. 

 

The Captain

Captain Shawn Moore has traveled the waters of the Choptank River since he was a young boy, alongside his father.  From fishing, hunting, and crabbing, to making family memories, he has traveled almost every inch of the river.  Over the years, taking family and friends out for days on the river and seeing the enjoyment that boating yields led him to want to share the experience with the public. 

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Vessel

Our 25’ May Craft pilot house is the perfect boat for a Choptank River cruise.  From the quietness of the outboard engine mounted on a bracket, to a spacious pilot house to block the wind and provide adequate shade, the pilot house boat is an Eastern Shore favorite.    

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Details

  • Departure:  The boat will depart from Ferry Point Marina, in Trappe, MD, located at the foot of the Choptank River Bridge.  We ask all guests to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time. 

  • Bathroom: There is a bathroom for emergency use only.  We ask that guests use the marina bathroom, if necessary, prior to departure time. 

  • Food and Drink:  Ice and bottled water will be provided in a large insulated cooler.  Beverages of choice and food are welcome aboard, though we ask that the food is clean so that no traces are left behind.  Take advantage of the marina store to grab any last minute food and drinks! 

  • Number of guests:  Choptank River Boat Cruises is licensed by the United States Coast Guard to carry a maximum of six guests.  All ages are welcome.  Big or small, the maximum number of guests is six.  Adult, youth, toddler, and infant life jackets will be provided. 

  • Music:  There is a Bluetooth sound system on the boat.  Guests may connect to play their favorite playlist while they enjoy their cruise, making this a personalized experience. 

  • Weather:  Captain’s discretion is used to determine weather related cancellations.   The decision to cancel may be made up to 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure times and is for the safety of the passengers.  In the event of a cancellation due to weather, Choptank River Boat Cruises will issue a full refund or allow for the cruise to be rescheduled for another available date and time.  The boat will cruise in a little misty rain, though not in a full blown rain event. 

  • Cancellation Policy:  24 hour notice before the time of the scheduled cruise will be necessary for a full refund to be issued

Booking and Pricing

Booking: 

Please contact Captain Shawn Moore to book your Choptank River Boat Cruise. 

You may reach him at:

$100 deposit via Venmo or PayPal payment is due within 24 hours of booking.  If payment is not received within 24 hours, then the scheduled cruise time will be open for booking and no longer confirmed for the interested party. 

Pricing:

  • Morning Cruise: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm $400

  • Mid Day Cruise:  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm $400

  • Afternoon Cruise:  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm $400

  • Sunset Cruise:  5:30 or later, depending on date and time of sunset $450

*Additional time may be requested if available. 

Additional Cruises Price Available Upon Request:  

The sky is the limit!  Own or renting a waterfront home in the area?  We would love to pick you up from your private dock.  If you prefer a dock to dinner cruise, we would be happy to meet you at our departure location, or the agreed upon dock of your choice, for a delightful cruise and delicious local meal at the waterfront restaurant of your choosing.  If it is a corporate outing or special occasion you are celebrating such as birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party, we can make it a memorable experience for all with a custom cruise.