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Tangier Rappahannock Cruises

468 Buzzard Point Road

Tangier and Rappahannock Cruises offers three different cruise experiences.

FREDERICKSBURG: Journey back into an era-gone-by on the scenic Rappahannock River. Enjoy a narrated cruise by historic Civil War sites and George Washington's boyhood home. Enclosed for rain or shine, our climate controlled cabin includes seated dining and a dance floor upstairs. Join us for a Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the, Paddlewheeler "The City of Fredericksburg." A favorite choice for weddings and receptions. Lunch Cruises are Tuesday-Saturday from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM. Dinner Cruises are Tuesday-Thursday from 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM. Sunday Brunch Cruises are Sundays from 1:00 PM-3:30 PM. Friday and Saturday nights are dinner-dance cruises. Fridays from 8:00 PM-11:00 PM and Saturdays from 7:00 PM-10:00 PM. Departs from the city dock on Sophia Street in downtown Fredericksburg.

RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER: Virginia's Rappahannock River is full of adventure, history, and excitement. It all comes alive for you in a day you'll always remember, aboard the cruise boat, Capt. Thomas. View the rare bald eagles as you take the twenty mile narrated cruise up the scenic Rappahannock River. Your destination is Virginia's premier winery, Ingleside Plantation, for tour a tour and tasting. Catered lunch is available.Departs from Tappahannock, Virginia Wednesday-Sunday at 10:00 AM.

TANGIER ISLAND: Your cruise leaves from historic Reedville, Virginia, the center of the largest fishing industry in the U.S. The ship often paswses fishing boats working their nets or large ocean freighters traveling between Baltimore and Norfolk. After a relaxing one and one half hour narrated cruise, the ship docks at Tangier where you are met by a friendly guide. Spend two and one half hours walking around this quaint island, or take a tour on a mini-bus. Departs Reedville daily at 10:00 AM.


Lee Goodman

Saturday, May 12, 2018
The ship, captain and crew were all awesome. Tangier island is amazing; sitting in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay like a Pearl on the water. The hour and forty minute ride was comfortable and seemed short while taking in all the natural beauty surrounding the Bay. Thanks again for the great trip Captain.

Gary Bell

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
This company's website says, "...running daily ferry trips to Tangier Island from Reedville, Va" and further says the 2017 schedule was from "May 6 - October 14". We were on a long-planned bicycle trip and were scheduled to cross from Tangier Island to Reedville on October 9. In double-checking with them a week earlier I was told, "The ferry is running as of now" and when I asked for elaboration was told it depended on the number of passengers and the weather because the season had ended Labor Day weekend, that we should call two days prior to double-check. When we did I was told the ferry was cancelled forcing us to greatly change our prearranged plans at the last minute. Very disappointing and it cost us a lost hotel deposit, though Tangier did at least promptly refund our ferry payment. I would strongly suggest Tangier Island Cruises modify their website stating something to the effect that ferry service is uncertain after Labor Day and also providing additional caveats for insufficient passengers, weather, and any other factors which may make the ferry service unreliable so people making plans using their website would not be put in the same untenable position we were. Such clarification would protect Tangier Island Cruises as well as their potential customers.

Deborah Bell

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Boat ride was great, it was neat to see the island but not enough to do. Only restaurant open over-charged for the poor meal we got for the $$$ we paid! Also only ice cream store wasn't open on Sunday's, couldn't even get ice cream to fill us up after a measley meal. But, 5 stars for a great boat ride!

Gabriel Gillette

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
A great way to spend the day I the water, and get a chance to explore and have lunch on Tangier island.

Glen Moore

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Crew on boat were super nice. Not too crowded the day we went. Plenty of room on the boat.

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