Field Trips & Summer Camps

Learn how to Fish, Crab, and Preserve the Chesapeake Bay! 

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As much fun as Fishing & Crabbing can be on its own, the enjoyment of this sport can also be used as a tool to teach children the importance of teamwork, patience, persistence and being resourceful.  Kids will learn how the right equipment, knowledge, and a little bit of luck from mother nature is used throughout every fishing & crabbing experience.  Our dedicated Captain and Crew will ensure everyone on board is having a great time while teaching these valuable skills throughout the entire adventure.


Here at Family Fishing Adventures our dedicated Captain and Crew will help plan your next field trip! With over 10 years of experience hosting field trips for summer camps, elementary schools, and middle schools we understand the process of coordinating and executing each field trip. We will customize your trip to fit your needs and make it as easy as possible for your organization throughout the entire process.
Give us a call at 410-279-8325 to get started!

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How do I make a reservation?

Before reserving your trip with Family Fishing Adventures we recommend that you check out our Daily Trips page to see when we sail. We recommend that you know the maximum amount of tickets  you think you will need before calling. We will take a name, phone number, and credit card to hold your reservation. Our cancelation policy allows you to cancel your tickets for any reason at least 24 hours prior to your trips departure. Give us a call at 410-279-8325 to make your reservation today!
To email us go to our Contact Us page and submit your questions! We will be happy to answer any questions through email.

What payment methods do you accept?

When you make a reservation Family Fishing Adventures will hold a credit card on file. On the day of the trip you can pay however you like, we accept: Cash,  All major Credit Cards, and Checks made out to Family Fishing Adventures.

How do you handle bad weather?

We will cancel your trip two hours before your scheduled departure in the event of any steady rain, thunderstorms, or high winds.  We do operate in a slight drizzle or heat. The Sea Dragon is conveniently covered by a 25-foot roof from bow to stern.  You may cancel your reservation for any reason 24 hours prior to your departure.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

The Captain reserves the right to cancel any trip, private party, or field trip, for any safety reasons, or unforeseen weather conditions. We will always be watching the weather and will do our best to cancel any trip at least 2 hours prior to departure. In the case of high winds, heavy rain, or thunderstorms, we will cancel your trip and try to help you reschedule for another day.  If there is light rain we will continue our Adventure , the Sea Dragon is conveniently covered by a 25-foot roof from bow to stern that will protect us from the sun and rain.  For Private Boat Parties you may cancel your trip for any reason 72 hours prior to the trips departure. For all other reservations, you have the right to cancel for any reason 24 hours prior to the trips departure. If you cancel your reservation within the 72 hour (Full Boat Parties) or 24 hours (all other reservations) and we can not sell your tickets, we will charge the card on file for your total reservation cost.

Do we need our own Fishing Gear?

Not at all, at Family Fishing Adventures we supply all Fishing equipment including a fishing pole for each child on board, lures, bait, and all of the Crabbing Gear we will use. Feel free to bring your child’s own gear if they have a lucky pole or reel at home that they would prefer to use.

 Do we need a Fishing or Crabbing License?

No, our U.S.C.G certified Captain has all of the Fishing & Crabbing permits through his Maryland Fishing Guides License. As well as, Crabbing & Fishing Permit Stickers on the boat to allow every child on board to Fish & Crab.

What should we wear?

Every angler knows that it is important to be prepared for anything. Dress for the weather, but on a average day where the weather is warm, a t-shirt, shorts, and soft soled shoes will do perfectly. Always try to avoid wearing flip flops on a fishing boat, but it is not mandatory as our captain and crew will make sure everyone is operating the fishing poles safely. If there is a chance of rain, bring a poncho or light rain coat. The Sea Dragon is covered by a 25-foot roof from bow to stern that will protect you from the sun and rain, but it is always better to “have it and not need it, rather then need it and not have it”.

Do you sell drinks or snacks on board? 

Yes, we sell water and gatorade on board. As well as, light snacks (chips, pretzels, popcorn).