Saturday Public Sails

Each sail is two hours long we tell stories and dredge for oysters. Sails are unique depending on wind, weather, captain, and crew.

Advance reservations are recommended and accepted ONLINE, until midnight of the day before the sail. We carry up to 20 passengers per trip and the boat leaves the dock promptly on schedule.

In July and August we sail from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm to escape the hottest part of the day.


Adults Children Under 12 infants
$40.00 $20.00 Free

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Sails are subject to cancellation due to weather and unforeseen conditions. A full refund will be made if the sail is canceled by the Dorchester Skipjack Committee due to weather or other circumstances.

You may cancel your reservations for refund up to three days in advance of sailing date. A credit for the amount of your payment, less a $5 processing fee, will be issued to your credit card. No refunds will be issued for reservations canceled less than three days prior to sailing date.

Cancellations may be made and refunds requested by calling the Dorchester Skipjack Committee at 410-228-7141, or by email to

Last Minute, Day-of-Sail Reservations

Last Minute, Day-of-Sail Reservations

Call 410-228-7141 before 11am. We'll let you know of any remaining spaces. You can pay at the dock by cash or check only.

Special Sails

Celebrate with that special someone while enjoying a spectacular sunset on the Choptank River.  Email for more information or click below!


May 25

Sunset Sail

  • Light Fare
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Bring your own beverage of choice
Celebrate Chesapeake Style!

Create Your Custom Charter

Make that special celebration even more memorable with a sail aboard a traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjack. Groups of up to 20 may charter the Nathan for any occasion, seven days a week, from late April through early November.


  • Family reunions
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • School Groups
  • Weddings
  • Corporate outings
  • Team-Building
  • Any occasion!

Food, Drink, Docents & Ministers

Bring your own food and beverages to make the event even more enjoyable. We can provide a trained docent at no extra charge to add an educational dimension to your excursion. Ordained ministers can be arranged for onboard weddings. More information on sailing with us can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page, or email for more information.

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