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Skipjack -Rebecca T. Ruark Charter

21308 Phillips Rd, Dogwood Harbor, Tilghman, MD 21671-1163
+1 410-829-3976
Review Highlights
HIghlight of a weekend in Maryland!

Captain Wade Murphy and his historic skipjack, the Rebecca T. Ruark, were the highlight of a fall... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
A real trip into history!

We had a wonderful time - this was the highlight of our visit to the Eastern Shore! Captain Wade... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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21308 Phillips Rd, Dogwood Harbor, Tilghman, MD 21671-1163
+1 410-829-3976
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Captain Wade Murphy and his historic skipjack, the Rebecca T. Ruark, were the highlight of a fall weekend to St. Michael's, MD. We made a visit to Tilghman Island and were so happy we booked a 2 hour trip with Captain Wade. He is everything...More

1  Thank vhatfield
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had a wonderful time - this was the highlight of our visit to the Eastern Shore! Captain Wade Murphy is a fount of knowledge about the Chesapeake Bay, oystering, and the life of a waterman. He has seen the glory years of oystering on...More

Thank 560heliot
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A FIVE STAR EXPERIENCE. Capt. Murphy is a national treasure and so is the Rebecca T. Ruark which is the oldest skipjack in the Chesapeake fleet. Our cruise was a wonderful experience and Capt. Murphy regaled us with tales (tall and otherwise) about skipjacks, oysters...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

So, why would there be 3 Terrible reviews at the same time that there are 77 Excellent reviews? For those of us who truly enjoyed our cruise with Captain Wade, it’s clear that some people (only a very few in this case) are not able...More

1  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

From beginning to end this was the trip of the year. Captain Wade Murphy Jr was a kind and gracious host. His Skipjack the Rebeeca T Ruark is obviously something he loves deeply and she is a Chesapeake treasure. She has won more Skipjack races...More

Thank jhughes388
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Living on the Jersey Shore, coming to Tilghman Island is like home away from home. Making the experience even more special, and a must for anyone visiting the Island, is a trip on the SkipJack, Rebecca T. Ruark. Your Captain, and host for the trip,...More

1  Thank delmardirect82
Reviewed 16 September 2017

You cannot miss his passion for preserving the Chesapeake Bay. We talked about the decline of the rock fish (stripped bass) and the moritoriam saving that fishery which is now booming and his advocating for something very similar for the oysters. We had just a...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I was disappointed with my experience aboard Captain Wade's vessel. Some of his comments made me very uncomfortable. He told us that black people just "naturally separate themselves from whites." He offered his political views on the unfortunate fire in Cambridge, Maryland in 1967; without...More

2  Thank Eric_476
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Located in Dogwood Harbor, this charter was our last stop before leaving Maryland. We drove almost 40 min to get out on the water and we were so glad we did. Captain Wade was a delightful educating captain. He told us many stories aboard the...More

Thank DebbieA45
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The Rebecca Ruark is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a "must do" for any visitor to Tilghman Island in the summer months ( it's out oystering in the winter as a regular workboat). It's one of the few ( perhaps only...More

Thank Ian J
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
What the last responder said is correct. He does special cruises if you have a group like a wedding party, or any other dedicated group.
17 August 2016|
Response from Lisa627 | Reviewed this property |
Sunset cruise is 6 p.m. departure; there is a daytime cruise at 11 a.m. I think. Boat holds at least 20 people. I would be sure to bring a life jacket for a child/baby as not sure Capt. Murphy has those. Best to call him... More