Sawyer Charters and Tours

(410) 397-3743 - (443) 521-2055 - sawyercharters@yahoo.com

http://www.dorchestercountytours.com

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Welcome to Dorchester County! We are a family-owned and operated business based right here in Dorchester County on Maryland's Eastern Shore. We have offered packaged Dorchester County tours for more than 15 years to bus companies, travel organizations, senior centers, AARP chapters, church groups, and many other groups who are interested in learning about what Dorchester County has to offer!

Island Experience Tour

Enjoy a one-hour narrated cruise on one of the Chesapeake Bay's best charter boats, a scrumptious buffet-style seafood meal, a guided bus tour and visit of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and a stop at a popular family-owned and operated produce market!

After meeting our step-on tour guide at the Dorchester County Visitor Center in Cambridge, Maryland, travel through lush pine forests and over the waterways of south Dorchester County, as our tour guide educates and entertains your group with the history of Dorchester County, and a discussion of the industries that support the local economy.

Step aboard our 52-foot Chesapeake Bay charter boat, the Sawyer, and enjoy a one-hour narrated cruise on a Chesapeake Bay tributary, while Captain Dave Schauber discusses commercial fishing and how it has supported the local economy for hundreds of years and continues to today. Special emphasis will be on crabbing. Keep an eye out for some of the migratory bird species in the area, such as ospreys, great blue herons, cormorants, brown pelicans, and bald eagles!

Ospreys The Sawyer Great Blue Heron

After the boat cruise, it's time for lunch! Hop back on the bus and head to Old Salty's Restaurant and Gift Shop on Hoopers Island! The meal is served buffet-style and features crab cakes, fried soft-shelled crabs, fish, clam strips, chicken, ham, vegetables, tossed salad, and much more! An assortment of pie slices will be available for dessert.

Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes Old Salty's Restaurant on Hoopers Island Old Salty's Pie

After lunch, it's time to head to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge consists of over 29,000 acres of land, which serves as a sanctuary for not only migratory bird species like Canada geese and snow geese, but also for whitetail and sika deer, the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel, turtles, brown pelicans, and much more! The refuge and surrounding area also boasts the highest concentration of bald eagles east of the Mississippi River and north of Florida. Enjoy a guided bus tour of the refuge, along with a tour of the refuge Visitor Center and gift shop.

Bald Eagles and Canada Geese at Blackwater Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Turtles at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

On the way back to Cambridge, we'll make a stop at Emily's Produce, a popular produce market that is owned and operated by a family who has been farming the fields of Dorchester County for 7 generations. Emily's Produce offers a wide variety of local fruits and vegetables, meats, plants, jams, jellies, and many more items.

Emily's Produce in Church Creek, Maryland

 

Suggested Itinerary (times are approximate and may be adjusted)

9:30am: Meet step-on tour guide at Dorchester County Visitor Center in Cambridge

10:30am: Narrated boat cruise aboard the Sawyer

12:00pm: Buffet-style seafood meal at Old Salty's Restaurant & Gift Shop

2:00pm: Tour Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Visitor Center, and Gift Shop

3:30pm: Visit Emily's Produce

4:00pm: Conclusion of Tour

25-person minimum, 40-person maximum

*If you have more than 40 people in your group, and you want to do this tour, we can do a land-based version of it that does not include the boat ride. Our boat can only take 40 people at one time. Please call or email us for options and pricing!

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Sawyer Charters and Tours

(410) 397-3743 - (443) 521-2055 - sawyercharters@yahoo.com

http://www.dorchestercountytours.com