The Northern Neck peninsula, between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, is a rural, history-laden destination settled by the English in the mid-17th century, after Captain John Smith explored the area more than 400 years ago. Productive fishing and agricultural activities, and lush natural settings remain hallmarks of Virginia's Northern Neck.

Now, visitors can experience the watermen’s unique heritage through guided tours given by the region’s watermen themselves.

 

PARTICIPATING WATERMEN

Captain William Saunders
Rappahannock River Cruises aboard a family & pet-friendly Chesapeake Bay workboat - 804.761.2974 - www.rappahannockrivercharters.com

Captain David Rowe
Bay Quest Charters, LLC . Go oyster tonging aboard a 43' Chesapeake Bay deadrise, and see an on-water view of oyster hatchery -
www.bayquestfishing.com

Captain Danny Crabbe
Crabbe's Charter Fishing can take you oyster tonging aboard the KIT II, a Chesapeake Bay deadrise. See an oyster garden and learn how oysters grow - www.crabbescharterfishing.com

Captain Bill Bryant
Rappahannock River Heritage Tours will take you fishing crab pots on Greenvale Creek near Mollusk. Explore the creeks which serve as a nursery for crabs - 804.580.6925

Mal Luebkert
Aboard either Obsession or MS JEMM, go crabbing or oystering on Chesapake Bay tributaries - 804.453.3043 - mluebkertjr@nnwifi.com

 

Visit the Northern Neck Tourism Commission

 

www.NorthernNeckHeritage.com