At the helm of his 46' boat, Lady Luck, Captain Don Marani captains crews into the Chesapeake Bay's plentiful waters. Along with small groups of up to six, he leads fishing expeditions out to the best spots, where clients propel their lines for rockfish, perch, and catfish. Aboard the Lady Luck, you'll enjoy an outside canopy to stay out of the sun, a large area where you can fish, and a private bathroom. Beverages and box lunches are also available.
Upper Chesapeake Bay Charters' USCG-licensed captains and career fishermen know the Chesapeake Bay waters like the back of their hands. They use this knowledge to ferry small groups on charters aboard one of the company’s two vessels, helping clients to snag catfish and use trotlines to mine blue crabs. During all trips, the expert fishermen supply equipment, clean catches, and snap pictures of people holding fish while looking quietly triumphant, like a cat who just learned how to flush a toilet.
Additionally, Upper Chesapeake Bay Charters' crew uses their watercraft to embark on sightseeing tours. They point out wildlife as well as Baltimore landmarks such as the USS Constellation.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Fly-fishing lessons and guided trips
Q&A with Mike, Owner, Instructor, and Guide
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
If it is your first time fly fishing, we will discuss and practice the basics of casting, tying knots, selecting flies, and finding fish. We will show you how to setup your fly rod and tie on flies, depending on what we are fishing for.
As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
Fishing comes with with alot of unexpected events. Our instructors and guides work to resolve any situations that arise. They are also certified in first aid and CPR.
Chesapeake Bay is 200 miles long, but that’s not the only reason it’s the United States’ largest estuary. The Bay also serpentines off into hundreds of rivers and creeks, accessible with South River Boat Rentals’ vessels. Seafarers explore the estuary’s fringes in the powerboats and sailboats, cruising past historic sites, such as Jamestown and Tangier Island. Alternatively, fishing parties set sail for piscatorial hot spots, casting from the boats’ decks. To teach newbies the ropes before they hit the water, the company’s team hosts sessions on boating basics, from steering to stopping at fish crossings.
Since 1999, Alltackle.com has been providing the worldwide fishing community with high quality fishing tackle, equipment, and marine supplies.
With a robust website and two Maryland locations, we have outfitted local anglers of all skill levels and have shipped equipment to over 100 countries around the world.
Captain Brian Mayer has seafaring in his blood. As a boy, he watched his father command vessels around Chesapeake Bay. Now, as a 100 Ton Master Captain at Marauder Charters, he carries on his family's legacy during intimate afternoon and evening cruises. Groups of up to four passengers board a 23' Wellcraft, which sports advanced electronics, tested safety equipment, and a spacious cockpit filled with cushy seating. Once aboard, they set out for Maryland's waterways, traversing rivers, creeks, and waterfronts during three-hour cruises along some of the state's most scenic stretches.
The boat isn't short on creature comforts, guests can grab a shaved ice from the cooler, connect their iPod to the JBL sound system, and kick back while Captain Mayer cuts gently across the water. During evening cruises, the soundtrack of your choosing sets the tone and with boat's underwater light system, passengers can catch a glimpse of action below the surface even when the sun goes down.