- $39 for two adult tickets to Tangier Island with same-day return, valid Sunday through Friday ($54 value)
Tangier Rappahannock Cruises
Scenic cruises down peaceful waters, with the wind dancing on everyone's faces and eagles swooping overhead—these are the specialty at Tangier Rappahannock Cruises. As their vintage vessels glide through the Chesapeake Bay and down the Rappahannock River, riders relax, sip drinks, or just enjoy the sights. Here are three types of cruises that take guests out on waterway jaunts.
Chesapeake Breeze to Tangier Island
Climb aboard the 100-foot-long cruiser to Tangier Island. Up to 150 people fit onto this vessel, whose wide open upper deck allows for viewing the shores of the Chesapeake Bay or signaling the sun to "turn it up" in semaphore. Upon landing at Tangier Island, guests explore the gift shops and restaurants by foot, or commandeer rental bikes and golf carts to tour the tiny island.
Capt. Thomas to Ingleside Winery
The smaller Capt. Thomas was constructed in 1969 and takes tours down the Rappahannock River to Ingleside Winery. Guests are encouraged to bring their binoculars and eye extensions: as the boat passes Fones Cliff, they'll likely catch sight of a bald eagle and her eaglets. Before heading back, guides show guests around the winery, perhaps leading into a picnic on the lush grounds.
On the Riverboat
As the riverboat makes its way down the water, guests gather not only for a scenic tour, but also a delicious meal. On weekend dinner cruises, they choose from roast beef and spiced shrimp, while Sunday guests enjoy a full brunch buffet. Meanwhile, a crew member points out sights along their journey, before passing the reins to a live band or DJ.