Capt. John's 

Sassafras Adventures

Cruise the Beautiful & Historic Sassafras River & Chesapeake Bay Aboard an Authentic Chesapeake Bay Fishing & Crabbing Boat.

About Your Adventure

Design your trip with Capt. John

Maximum of six people

Tour from 1 to 8 hours

Cruise the Sassafras River & view all the best that nature provide or cruise to nearby destinations.

Snacks, box lunches, hors d'oeures or elegant dinners can be can be arranged.


Your Captain & boat owner, John Ellis, holds a 50 tons Master's license from the US Coast Guard.  He is an avid boating enthusiast with over 35 years of boating experience on the Sassafras River and Chesapeake Bay.  A member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary for 30 years, he has received numerous awards & citations. 

The boat, "Poor Dorothy", is a 32 foot custom-built Chesapeake Deadrise.  Originally designed for crabbing & fishing, she has recently been refurbished & converted to a superb day cruising vessel.  Her accommodations include LED deck & guest lighting, dinette tables, bench seating, heat & stereo (bring your iPod, USB flashdrive or CD's).   "Dorothy" has all of the required safety equipment and has been examined by the US Coast Guard.

To make reservations please contact Captain John at 410-648-5935

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