See Mathews by Water


Call or email us to book a cruise on our 38 ft. classic wooden Chesapeake Deadrise “The Helen Elizabeth”. We’re the only B&B in Virginia that has a boat cruise available right from our back yard!


Regularly scheduled cruises available each week-end. Contact us to arrange for a private charter, fishing charter, or lighthouse tour to include New Point Comfort Light and/or Wolftrap Light.


Mathews Deadrise ChartersUSCG certified, Captain Trey Sowers will lead you on an authentic Chesapeake Bay experience straight from our dock up the East River where you will see historic homes and landmarks including the last surviving Tidemill in Virginia.You will then be treated to an oyster shucking demo and a chance to try it yourself as well as sample some of Captain Trey’s own scrumptious Chapel Creek Oysters fresh from his oyster farm and served at some of the finest restauraunts in Richmond VA and surrounding areas.


We only take out up to 6 passengers at a time, so you will never feel overcrowded. Meet new friends, enjoy a few drinks, relax, and savor your time on Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay as you watch the fish jumping, osprey in their nests, and maybe even a few dolphins will say hello. It’s all good here at the Inn at Tabbs Creek @thebay.calm

  • Oyster Cruises
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Private Charters
  • Lighthouse Cruises
  • Picnic Lunches & Dinners Available