Bay Discovery Trips


Enjoy the natural beauty of the Bay on a CBF Bay Discovery Trip.

Michael Adams

Join us for an upcoming trip on the water.

Experience our beautiful Bay and its tributaries first hand, learn about the creatures that inhabit our waterways, and get a taste of what 35,000 students experience each year when they join us on a CBF field experience.

Trips are open to current CBF members. Not a member yet? Join today!

Questions? Please contact us at or 410-268-8816.

Fall 2021 Trips

Bay Discovery Skipjack Trips

For most Chesapeake Bay fans, the word "skipjack" brings to mind romantic images of a Bay tradition. For watermen, the word means hard work and a long day of oyster dredging on the Bay. For trip participants on the Stanley Norman, the skipjack experience will involve a little of each! While aboard, you'll be invited to help hoist the sails or simply enjoy the view! You will leave with a better understanding of oysters and their role in keeping the Bay clean as well as what CBF is doing to restore the oyster stocks in order to save the Bay.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Registration Deadline: September 19, 2021
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Annapolis, MD
Register Now

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Registration Deadline: September 20, 2021
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Annapolis, MD
Register Now

Bay Discovery Fishing Trip

Spend the morning aboard the Marguerite in search of whatever is biting! Our experienced crew will provide all the knowledge and equipment necessary—just bring your enthusiasm! (Gear and licenses are provided.)

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2021
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Annapolis, MD
Register Now

Bay Discovery Cruise

Experience all that the Bay and its rivers and streams have to offer while learning how to restore and protect this national treasure for future generations.We will venture out on the Chesapeake Bay to explore the surrounding waterways. While aboard, CBF staff will discuss the current state of the Bay and its tributaries and examine what is living in this diverse and dynamic part of the Bay.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Registration Deadline: October 4, 2021
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Annapolis, MD
Register Now

INCLEMENT WEATHER AND REFUND POLICY: In the event of light rain, trips will still run. However, should heavy rain, thunderstorms, or other severe weather conditions arise, the trip will be cancelled. We will notify you by email and at the phone number you provide if weather will affect your trip. Your registration fee will be refunded if the trip is cancelled. Refunds will not be provided if you are late and miss the boat, however, so please allow plenty of time for travel.


Would you like to be added to our contact list for future trips? Complete the form below.


  Please provide your contact information.













   Please leave this field empty

Contact us at with any questions.

Bay Discovery Trips

Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

Explore Our Timeline

Stay Up-to-Date on Bay News

Want to stay up-to-date on all news and happenings in your region and across the Chesapeake watershed? Join our digital community.

Sign Up
This website uses cookies to tailor and enhance your online experience. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more information, including details on how to disable cookies, please visit our Privacy Policy. Close