Faded Glory

Chesapeake Bay Boat Cruises

If you're in the mood for a little socializing, hop aboard our oyster boat, The Faded Glory—the 42-foot Chesapeake Bay dead rise workboat belonging to one of Irvington hotels—the historic Hope and Glory Inn. It is Coast Guard-certified for 25 passengers. Join our Captain Pete Cardozo and let him take you out on the "main street" of our town. Owner Dudley Patteson also has a 50 ton Captain's license and subs for Pete, on occasion.

Directions and Location: All cruises leave from Rappahannock Yachts (RY), a boatyard and marina, located on Carter's Creek less than a mile from the inn. Follow King Carter Drive (the inn faces this street) past the entrance to The Tides Inn; take a right on Carters Creek Road (RY sign on the corner); and, then take a left on Rappahannock Road. The entrance to the boatyard will be on your immediate right at 70 Rappahannock Road. Proceed into the boat yard and head straight toward the water where you will see a small dock with the Faded Glory tied up alongside. If your cruise is in a weekend, there will be no boatyard activity—therefore parking is permitted close to our boat.

It can be arranged for Tides Inn groups on private charters to be picked up at their marina.

Creek Cruises

It's hard to imagine anything more delightful savoring wine from the Dog and Oyster as the sun beats down on your bare shoulders and the old workboat chugs its way down Carter's Creek. Join us on one of our creek cruises from May 15 through October.

Saturday Evening Creek Cruise – 5p.m. to 6p.m. - $55 per adult; $40 per child. This cruise includes wine paired with assorted cheeses and fruits. What better way to begin your evening? The water is Irvington’s Main Street - (*Note: Advance reservations required and a minimum of 6 per cruise).

Private Cruises

Plan a private cruise that is based on "your" itinerary and "your" venue for 12-25 people. Choose which creek cruise suites you – cocktail, crab, oyster, sunset, luncheon, or dinner cruises!  

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