Discovery Cruises

Offering museum members both the past and living maritime history of the Chesapeake Bay, the Deltaville Maritime Museum is continuing to offer cruises aboard classic deadrise boats.


These scheduled 2016 Discovery Cruises coincide with the monthly Holly Point Market on the 4th Saturday of each month from April 23 through August 26. Cruises will also be offered Saturday, July 23 (Family Boatbuilding Week), and at the Holly Point Art & Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 15. During special events, Discovery cruises will begin at 10:30 AM, 1 PM & 3 PM, with a check in time 30 minutes before boarding. The cruises will be conducted on Deltaville’s beautiful and historic Jackson Creek.


The hour-long Discovery Cruises will be offered free of charge to Deltaville Maritime Museum members and potential museum members, to let them enjoy an on the water experience aboard a classic vintage Chesapeake Bay workboat. Discovery Cruises will include Mill Creek, Jackson Creek, and the Piankatank River. Passengers are encouraged to join the Deltaville Maritime Museum and to participate in the museum’s many programs.


Boats will also be available for private charters, under the following guidelines: Charters can accommodate up to 6 passengers during daylight hours only. The cruising areas will be Jackson Creek and the Piankatank River depending on the weather. Food and beverages, if required, will be the responsibility of the passengers. We cannot accommodate fishing charters. The private charter rate is $100/hour with a 2-hour minimum, with all proceeds going to the Deltaville Maritime Museum. The charter rate will include the exclusive use of a classic round stern deadrise, a Coast Guard licensed captain and fuel. Please call Captain Pete Cardozo, 804-238-2036 to discuss your private charter plans for birthdays, anniversaries or special events.


For Discovery Cruises or private charter information and reservations, please call the Deltaville Maritime Museum at 804-776-7200 or Captain Pete Cardozo at 804-238-2036.