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Address: 21308 Phillips Rd, Dogwood Harbor, Tilghman, MD 21671
Phone Number: 410-829-3976,

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Wonderful sailboat tour with lots of history

We took a two hour tour and have nothing but good things to say. Captain Wade provides lots of great, local history and we had the sails up the whole time. We were able to help... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We took a two hour tour and have nothing but good things to say. Captain Wade provides lots of great, local history and we had the sails up the whole time. We were able to help raise and lower the sails and steer the boat. Rebecca is a beautiful and historic boat and the experience is well worth the price.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We took a two hour ride (which actually ran for 30 mins more, the more the better) with the company of Captain Murphy and his beloved vessel Rebecca. Altogether there were 8 people on the boat and everyone had a great time. Capt. Murphy talked about crabbing on the bay, his life with and without the boat, the birds that... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Sailing on the Rebecca T. Ruark with Captain Wade Murphy was the highlight of our trip to St. Michael's! Captain Wade is fun and interesting. Telling you his story as well as the story of waterman on the bay and the history of his beautiful skipjack. The boat itself is amazing and it was such an awesome experience to sail... More 

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Wye Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

As a resident of the Eastern Shore, I had long wanted to sail in this spectacular skipjack. Captain Wade makes you feel his guest. He is not a traditional tour guide, he is a real waterman who shares his history and hospitality with everyone aboard. We were lucky to have another captain sailing with us that day, so Capt. Wade... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My grandsons 9 and 10 weren't thrilled about a 2 hour educational cruise but this was the highlight of their week by the time it was over. Capt. Murphy was wonderful with them. He said he was going to put them to work and he really did. For us it was funny and interesting, not to mention a lovely, relaxing... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Capt Wade gives the full experience of being on the Bay. Local color and a great cruise is what to expect. Don't expect a vacation cruise, 'cause this is a working man and the way a skipjack on the bay should be experienced. Don't miss it.. Great history and some of the best experiences and stories of the history of... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A very pleasant afternoon/evening spent sailing with friends out on the Bay. Captain Wade is a character and yes he can go on a bit. However he did so with our blessing, if we had had enough he would have stopped. His opinions based on experience are worth listening to, you may not agree with all he says, but it... More 

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Germantown MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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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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Address: Address: 21308 Phillips Rd, Dogwood Harbor, Tilghman, MD 21671
Phone Number: 410-829-3976,
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Talbot County  >  Tilghman

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