If you love travel and seafood then Maryland is the place to visit! I know it might not be the first state that comes to mind when you are planning a trip but I am here to tell you why Maryland is the place to be! Just a short drive from Toronto, about 8.5 hours awaits beautiful scenery and most importantly, delicious food.
Since Maryland is most famous for its blue crab and fresh seafood we wanted to share a unique interactive experience called the Hook & Cook. This is not your typical seafood restaurant experience, as they allow visitors to climb aboard a traditional crabbing boat with local watermen and catch their own fresh fish, crabs or oysters. Then the chef prepares the fish that you caught just the way you like it. What an experience! Turn your meal into a “snack-tivity” and make this the adventure of a lifetime for family weekends, boys’ trips, or even a couple’s getaway.
If you want to cook your own seafood like true watermen, the Fish the Bay Charters can accommodate up to 25 anglers for a half-day or full-day trip. Making it a perfect family outing or special occasion. Not only will you catch the best fish but you will also get a tour of the Lower Chesapeake! It’ll be a day filled with lots of food and adventure.
Typically caught from April through October, the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab is an absolute must-try meal! For an educational watermen’s experience, Solomons Island Heritage Tours invites you to be their crew for a day. You will learn about the gear and techniques to make a living on the Chesapeake, from bait, crab and eel pots to oyster dredges, as well as their hands-on tips for seasoning, preparing and picking crabs. They’re even pet-friendly! For an insider tour of the soft shell crab industry, Captain Grant Corbin Sr. starts his trip at the crab shedding house — where you can select a few to take home for dinner. You’ll never find an experience quite like this one!
Maryland offers a true variety to indulge in these salty pearls of deliciousness. Whether you’re tonging for oysters aboard a heritage tour or slurping them down at a seafood festival, the Chesapeake Bay has no shortage of these nautical culinary treasures. Enjoy a relaxing, educational, and unforgettable sailing tour and catch oysters on Chesapeake Bay water on the historic Skipjack H.M. Krentz.
Maryland’s Hook & Cook experience is like no other. Who wouldn’t want to go on a road trip, learn something new AND eat the best seafood? Get your hands dirty and create memories with loved ones in Maryland. You won’t regret it!