Photo: David Hawxhurst


The Washington Post publishes another article featuring Watermen Heritage Tours

May 22, 2014

A waterman’s work is traditionally a solitary, quantitative activity. Watermen leave early in the morning, collect their harvests, then head home with the satisfaction of a job well done.


Reel in adventure on Maryland waterways with boating, fishing and waterman tours

April 8, 2014

Harvest oysters firsthand. Board a waterman's vessel, cast your line and experience life on the water. Enjoy a sunset sail aboard an historic skipjack or trotline for your own crabs. There are countless ways to experience adventure this spring, and it all starts on the water.

Watermen Heritage Tours featured as a 'Hidden Gem Tour' in the Washingtonian Magazine

February 18, 2014

Among other wonderful tours that celebrate the area's history and culture, the Watermen Heritage Tours Program was featured in the Where and When section of the Washingtonian Magazine.

The Washington Post Highlights Watermen Heritage Tours

October 10, 2013

Christine Dell’Amore, freelance writer for the Washington Post, took a Watermen Heritage Tour with John VanAlstine, a graduate of the Chesapeake Conservancy's Watermen's Heritage Tourism Training Program, and shares her experience in this weekend's Travel section of the The Washington Post.

Maryland Office of Tourism learns about Watermen Heritage Tours

August 14, 2013

Maryland Insights highlights Watermen Heritage Tours as members of the Maryland Office of Tourism in Calvert and St. Mary's County receive a first-hand experience of what the watermen have to offer. Conservation and tradition tied together in a unique and fun experience.

St. Mary's Media Pamphlet


St. Mary's proudly spotlights the Watermen Heritage Tourism program in the annual "Profile for Travel Writers". This fun pamphlet showcases all of the fun events going on outdoors in this Eastern Shore county.

Watermen Heritage Tours catching on with the public

Fall 2013

Writer, Lara Lutz, of Bay Journeys, describes the experience of being on a waterman's boat, and the many ways in which the training program is helping their communities.


Watermen Heritage Tours mentioned in Travel and Tour World

July 8, 2013

As the Maryland Office of Tourism pushes to buy local, the Watermen Heritage Tour is championed as a way to have a wonderful experience as well as celebrate local traditions.


Our Bay: Award for watermen tourism program

February 9, 2013

The Capital Gazette features the Watermen Heritage Tourism program. This innovative program was awarded the 2013 Maryland Preservation Partnership Award, given by the Maryland Historical Trust.




Timothy Wheeler of the Baltimore Sun joins a training tour

November 19, 2010

As the heritage tourism program gets started, writer Timothy Wheeler documents a training tour in which watermen and their families learn how to share their experiences and stories with the public to help subsidize losses in recent crab and oyster numbers.