The opportunities are many…create a custom day on the bay for up to six passengers for a simple sightseeing cruise around Annapolis to the top of Spa & Back Creeks, around the United States Naval Academy, maybe a stop at the Annapolis Maritime Museum…or to Thomas Point Light, which was the last manned lighthouse on the Bay…or on to the decrepit and haunting Bloody Point Light, present but no longer standing watch at the southern tip of Kent Island…under the Bay Bridge past Sandy Point Light, currently anticipating restoration…and up to Baltimore Harbor Light, now owned by Cap’n Mike’s friends who are doing an incredible job in completely restoring this monument to navigation and Chesapeake Bay history.
Your choice…close to home, we can cruise the West, Rhode, South or Severn Rivers…a picnic lunch or a sunset cruise…eat crabs at Mike’s Crab House or Jimmy Cantler’s…enjoy a cold beer, a bottle of wine, or some off-the-wall dockbar concoction with who knows what for ingredients.
Want to get farther away? St. Michaels is an easy trip with quaint shops, plenty of bars & restaurants and, perhaps best of all, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
Too tame? How about an excursion to Lyons Distilling Company, a micro, craft distillery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in St. Michaels, dedicated to transforming raw ingredients into splendid liquor, rum and whiskey, step by step, in ultra-small batches.
“Environmentally-minded? How about a cruise around Poplar Island, once so eroded one could boat OVER it. Since its reconstruction with dredged material began in 1998, Poplar Island had grown to 1,140 acres by 2005. Plans call for the addition of another 575 acres. Half of the island’s acreage will be turned into wetlands and half into uplands. The project will use 68 million cubic yards of dredged material protected by 35,000 feet of containment dikes, built with 75% federal funding and 25% state funding. Only “”clean”” material, dredged from approach channels, is being used on Poplar Island. The island is the home of approximately 175 different species of birds, including terns and osprey. More than 1,000 diamondback terrapins have been reported hatching annually on the island in recent years. While not yet open to visitors, Poplar Island shows well from the water and is a unique environment success story. The dock bar at Lowe’s Wharf is close by with a sandy beach, volleyball, cold drinks and a wide range of food.”