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Enjoy a day on the Bay

Welcome aboard Mathews Deadrise Charters! We offer a variety of boat tours and experiences on the Chesapeake Bay. Book your spot today and set sail on a fishing adventure, sightseeing tour, leisurely cruise, sunset cruise, oyster farm tour, or family ecotours.

Our Services

At Mathews Deadrise Charters, we offer a wide range of boat tours and experiences on the Chesapeake Bay. Check out our various charter options below, or keep scrolling to learn more about our family-run oyster farm, Chapel Creek Oyster Company! 

What Customers Say

Just went out today for a tour cruise and oyster shucking. It was great time! Was nice to see different parts of VA and get some historical background from the area. Captain Trey was great, friendly and was sure to involve my daughter in the experience. I would most definitely recommend and hope to go out again when we return!



We also operate a family-run oyster farm. Chapel Creek Oysters are grown in the sheltered habitat of the Piankatank River in sight of the Chesapeake Bay. Come to Mathews and see the farm and explore this ecosystem.

We are members of the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Virginia Shellfish Growers Association and are in a partnership with Sensible Seafood through the VA aquarium.

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About us

I am a Virginia Tech Graduate who majored in Geology and earned my masters in Secondary Science Education.

How does one with a teaching and geology background end up an oyster farmer and charter captain one might ask?

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