Captain Phil Langley
Born and raised in St. Mary's County on the Chesapeake Bay, Captain Phil has acquired a lifetime of local knowledge. Growing up in St. Mary’s County crabbing, oystering, fishing and hunting…and oh yes, working the tobacco fields. With his Chesapeake heritage and his next generation in the wings, it's no wonder that he has developed a family charter business on the Bay. Come join Captain Phil and let him introduce you to the charm, natural beauty, heritage, and delicate balance of our region's estuaries.
Travel along the same waterway as Captain John Smith and the first settlers of St. Mary's City in 1634. Board the Lisa S, a traditional, 48-foot, wooden charter boat and retrace the trail of the English explorers who sailed the Ark and the Dove up what is now called St. Mary’s River aboard our ‘Heritage Cruise’.
Experience the Chesapeake Bay – hands-on! As part of our ‘Waterman’ excursion you’ll try the tools of the trade - hand tonguing a few oysters or pulling pots to harvest blue crabs.
If you love lighthouses let us glide you round a few of the Chesapeake’s, water-only accessible lights; including Point-No-Point and Hooper Island lights. Board our ‘Bay Lights’ cruise and reach out and touch Point-No-Point Lighthouse, located in the middle Chesapeake Bay.
If you just simply love being on the water, we can accommodate that too with a two, three, or four hour ‘Cruise to Nowhere’ that will blend history, the beauty of the Bay, and some wonderful photo opportunities.
To complete your day, when you return to the pier, settle in for a picnic lunch - shore-side at the ‘Shore-Side Pavilion’ where you’ll find picnic tables, a gas grill, and plenty of room to relax.
Fish The Bay Charters is situated between Solomon’s Island and Point Lookout in Dameron, on the southern tip of Maryland’s western shore. We’re tucked away on St. Jerome’s Creek at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay; about an hour and one-half south of Washington D.C. and two hours south of Baltimore. Trips depart from St. Jerome's Creek; departure times vary based on season – contact Capt. Phil for details 301-904-0935 or check us out on the web at www.mdcharterfishing.com .
The Lisa S our 48 ft. heritage charter/tour boat – U. S. Coast Guard approved for up to 48 passengers
The Chesapeake Charm our 40 ft. charter boat - U.S. Coast Guard approved for up to 12 passengers