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Address: 21308 Phillips Rd, Dogwood Harbor, Tilghman, MD 21671-1163
Phone Number: 410-829-3976,

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Sunset cruise with Capt. Wade Murphy is a must-do!

Sailed on Saturday evening with a legend. We had done with trip 15 years ago with our daughters and it only gets better with each visit. Capt. Wade's stories are fascinating; he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sailed on Saturday evening with a legend. We had done with trip 15 years ago with our daughters and it only gets better with each visit. Capt. Wade's stories are fascinating; he provides a wonderful overview of the history of his skipjack, the oyster industry, and the role of watermen in building the area. He also provides a compelling argument... More 

Thank Lisa627
Lawrence, Kansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know it seems a little late to review an event from last September but we are headed back in a few weeks and this is the one segment of the trip we never want to miss. We travel to the Eastern Shore of Maryland every summer and have for years. We usually stay in Oxford or St. Michaels but... More 

Thank ekf52
Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we decided to plan a short vacation to Tilghman, we knew we wanted to get out on the water. This was a great choice! The dock was in a convenient location. The price was less than some of the other boats. We loved hearing the history of the boat and about the captain. Very family friendly, as well. My... More 

Thank dcbuckeye
Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Wade will tell you how the other skipjack charters charge much more and you'll probably get crammed in with a crowd. He does this for the love of it. He makes a point of going around to everyone on the boat to make sure they're happy and engaged. He's entertaining and the real deal. His thick Eastern Shore accent... More 

Thank Christopher E
Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Folks, Captain Wade is interesting, entertaining, and knowledgeable about the ecology of the Bay. You'll get to hoist the sail and man the helm. We've been many times. It's a don't miss if you're in the area. Take your cooler and snacks. We were down over the 4th of July with our grandson (9yrs old) and he got to steer.... More 

Thank Jon B
Mansfield, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i have sailed at least three times with captain wade since i started visiting the area 20 years ago from ohio, and each time is a memorable experience! in fact his prices are still the same from my first outing on the "rebecca" in 2000! His stories about the boat, his life as a waterman, family and the ecology of... More 

Thank Laurie G
Leesburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Capt. Wade Murphy is awesome, he is a walking history book of the Tilghman Island area of the Chesapeke Bay on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He has a way to teach the people that rides with him on a afternoon or a sunset cruise, he encourages kids and adults alike to participate raising the mast to taking his baby... More 

Thank mldeeben
Neptune, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Frankly, while Captain Wade was a charming and friendly host, he did not share much insight and as much knowledge about oysters and oystering and being a waterman that I had hoped to hear. The area has a lot of history and I would have enjoyed hearing more about it rather than about his immediate family. The trip took us... More 

Thank ejmoller
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed hearing Capt Wade tell his stories about his experiences in the seafood harvesting business, his boat which was built in 1886, sunk in a storm and recovered. His grandson is a terrific first mate! Time well spent and a good value!

Thank Derrick G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Captain Murphy is a charismatic with a great sense of humor. He's seen a lot in his lifetime of boating and if you choose "education" over "silence" when you're out on the water, he'll share countless amazing stories about the boat you're sailing on and the bay itself. Everyone on our trip of five guests got a chance to either... More 

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