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About Rappahannock River Cruises

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 "Captain Thomas".


The narrated cruise departs Hoskins Creek at Tappahannock at 10 A.M. You'll want to bring your binoculars, so you can get a close-up look at our rare, magnificent national symbol, the bald eagle. These magnificent birds nest in the trees and cliffs beside the Rappahannock.

There are about 50 year round resident eagles, with another 40 or so migratory bird that come and go all year round. Some of the birds you will see come to fish the waters of the Rappahannock, but nest as far as 50 miles away. You'll also want to see the many species of waterfowl and the points of interest as you enjoy a relaxing cruise eighteen miles upriver. Where the boat will dock, and you will escorted to one of Virginia’s top wineries, Ingleside Plantation.


Once at Ingleside, you can enjoy a buffet style lunch or take your own picnic to enjoy in the courtyard. After lunch, you are given a tour of the winery, where you can see the wine making process first hand. But, the real treat of any winery, is of course is the wine. A tasting of some of the premier wines that Ingleside has to offer follows the tour. The winery also boasts one of most unique gifts shops in the area. When you visit Ingleside via the Capt. Thomas you also can benefit from special discount pricing when you purchase wine.


Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing cruise back down the Rappahannock River; while you enjoy your glass of wine take all of the scenery that the river has to offer.



2014 Schedule and Rates:
• May 4th - October 19th everyday except Mondays and Tuesdays
• Cruise leaves Tappahannock, Va at 10 am and returns at approximately 4:30 pm
• Cruises are $27.00 for adults, $15.00 for children
• The optional lunch served at Ingleside Winery is $13.00 for adults and $8.00 for children


Group rates are also available


Please note that any trip to the island may be cancelled due to severe weather conditions or due to a lack of participation.


Book your reservations for the Rappahannock River Cruise to Ingleside today!
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Or call us at 804-453-BOAT(2628)

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Our Customers Say

Every summer, we have our family reunion aboard the Capt. Thomas. It’s a great way to entertain your family and friends for a day.
Ann B ~ Bedford Family Reunion

Main Office: 468 Buzzard Point Road, Reedville, VA. 22539 l Phone: 804-453-BOAT (2628)