Captain David Rowe

Captain David Rowe and Bay Quest Charters, LLC offer a variety of charter boat services on the Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, and Atlantic Ocean. Types of tours available include: oyster tonging, crab potting, fishing tours, scenic cruises, ecotours, bird watching, and more. All tours include an overview of the local fisheries, history, and culture of the area.

Capt. David Rowe grew up in the little fishing village of Lewisetta and has made a career "following the water." At age 13, Capt. Dave began working as a first mate for a well-known local charter captain and by age 19 he was a fully licensed Captain. He holds a 100-ton Master License for Coastal and Inland waters with a Towing Endorsement. Capt. Rowe also has a Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Off-season will find him oystering, commercial net fishing, or crabbing. With his working knowledge of boats, equipment and the water, he is a Captain who can find and catch fish as well as provide a safe and enjoyable trip for you and your group. His more than 40 years of experience brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to each of his watermen heritage tours. 

His boat, the Bay Quest, is a custom built 43' fiberglass Chesapeake Bay Deadrise, which is a style of boat unique to the Chesapeake Bay known for its beautiful flared bow, allowing it to glide through the water and offer a stable ride. Powered by a 450 hp Cummins diesel engine, you’ll have a fast quiet ride to and from the fishing grounds. U.S. Coast Guard INSPECTED and licensed for up to 24 passengers. The Bay Quest has received a special recognition by the Coast Guard for its years of safe service. 

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