Captain William Saunders

Captain William Saunders

Tides Inn
480 King Carter Dr.
Irvington, VA 22480

Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of the Rappahannock and Corrotoman Rivers, nearby Carter Creek and surrounding Lancaster County, VA.  Take a watermen’s heritage tour aboard an authentic, all wooden Chesapeake Bay deadrise (the “Miss Nicole”) with Captain William Saunders. Captain Saunders has over 30 years of experience working on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries and takes great pride in his attention to detail, safety and excellent customer service. Types of tours available include:

  • Hands-on oyster tonging/dredging
  • Fishing tours and gill netting
  • Scenic day cruises
  • Romantic sunset cruises
  • Famous “all-you-can-eat” steamed crab cruise
  • Customized tours tailored to your individual needs

Leaving from Tides Inn in Irvington, VA, Captain Saunders can easily customize your tour to include nearby ports of call such as historic Urbanna and Locklies Creek. Tours include an overview of the local fisheries, history and culture of the area delivered from the unique perspective of an authentic working waterman. Captain Saunders takes great pride in delivering a one-of-a-kind, customer-focused tour and strives to provide an enjoyable and memorable on-the-water experience. Contact Captain Saunders for seasonal availability and pricing or visit his website for additional detailed information. (P.S. Be sure to ask about the one-of-a-kind “Oyster Experience” – you’ll be glad you did!)



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