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.



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

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 -

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 -

Captain Scottie Moss
Explore the waters off of Kinsale with Captain Scottie.
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