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Skipjack -Rebecca T. Ruark Charter

21308 Phillips Rd, Dogwood Harbor, Tilghman, MD 21671
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Tilghman
Type: Tours
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Germantown MD
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are just wanting to sail around the bay, this is not the tour. Capt. Wade's skipjack is a beautiful boat full of history and he is happy to share all that with you. He also gives you insight on the bay's history and problems. He is very talkative and loves to engage in conversation. Anyone is welcome to... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

As we were celebrations our 30 the wedding banning anniversary my husband called to make reservations for a romantic night... We arrive to the pier to our surprise no one was there and the captain was a no show. The woman on the phone told my husband what time and where to catch it.. What a waist of my time... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a most delightful sunset sail with Capt. Wade! He has captained this boat for many, many years and has so many interesting stories to tell! He has books full of his photos and news stories to add to his stories. And he's a great sailor! We took a bottle of wine and some snacks, as did the other... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Well, I really really wanted to enjoy this event! Was vacationing in St. Michaels and excited to do this sail with the oldest skipjack and a seasoned waterman with local flavor! Capt. Wade is certainly a character and had some interesting information to share about the bay and history. That being said, I thought we were sailing around the bay... More

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Boonton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a great time we had with Captain Wade on board the Rebecca T!! We sailed on a morning cruise and along with 12 other passengers were delighted with tales from the 50 years of experience from the Captain. We were out for nearly 3 hours and many of us chipped in. Steering the boat or hosting sails. The least... More

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Harrisburg, PA
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Sailed with Captain Wade on the Rebecca Ruark for a 2-hour trip. Yes, we were out 2 hours, but at least an hour of that was listening to Captain Wade speak about the Chesapeake. It was interesting learning about the Chesapeake and why he thought the crabs were in short supply. He also spoke of his experienced of being stranded... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We had a very pleasant sail on the Rebecca T. Ruark with Capt. Wade. Capt. Wade provides a very pleasant and informative sailing trip on a skipjack. He tells about the history of the boat as well as the process of dredging for oysters. We had looked at the other sailing options on Tilghman Island and were glad we had... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This trip is all about Chesapeake Bay. Wonderful sights, and amazing commentary by the skipper, who has seen lots of changes during his time on the bay. Bonus points for letting the passengers steer the boat. Excellent.

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Alexandria, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wade is a true treasure. I highly recommend this two hour bay tour. You can hoist the sail and steer the ship. Do it! make sure to wear sunscreen.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My family and I enjoyed a beautiful sunset cruise on the Rebbaca T Ruark. The captain was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. We enjoyed our 2 hour tour immensely and would highly recommend it as part of your visit to St Michaels MD.

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