Oxford Charters offers amazing fishing experiences on the stunning Chesapeake Bay waters. Based out of historic Oxford, MD, you’ll be on the water in no time. Easily accessible from Easton, Cambridge, and St. Michaels, they’re conveniently located in a prime spot for exploring these rich nearshore waters.

Captain Ritchy and his crew have a lifetime of experience fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. They use the most advanced techniques to give you the best opportunity to fill the boat. They’re committed to ensuring a fun experience for any type of angler, so hop aboard and make the most of these world-famous waters.

The “Dana-Kat” is a 40’ Mabry downeast boat. Completely refurbished in 2018, she offers maximum comfort. She boasts a spacious air-conditioned and heated cabin, along with top-of-the-line electronics. Up to 6 passengers can make themselves at home as you utilize the restroom, bunk, and working kitchen.

All trips come with top of the line fishing equipment including Shimano and Penn rods and reels. Everything you need, including fishing licenses, is included except food and drinks, just bring those and make the most of your day on the water.

Troll from the downriggers or bottom fish, jig and drift fish, as you seek to entice the bite of some highly-prized fish. Expect an intense battle to land some monster species, as you go after Rockfish, Bluefish, Perch, Mackerel, Drum, and many more.

At the end of the trip, your catch will be filleted and packaged by the first mate. He’ll work hard before, during, and after the trip, so gratuity is expected.

Come and join Captain Ritchy and his crew for an exceptional fishing experience. The season runs from mid-April right through mid-December, so there’s no reason to miss out. Oxford Charters is waiting to teach you about the riches of the Chesapeake.



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 10
    US $760
    Get out first thing in the morning and catch the bite of some exciting and delicious fish. Starting May 1 through May 15 is trophy season, you'll have a chance to land a 30 to 50-pound Striper during this time. After that, we will be trolling and using live bait to catch mainly striped bass. July, August, and September are when Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and occasional Cobia or Red Drum may be caught in addition to striped bass. Trips may be customized with departure, duration, etc.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $760
    For those who would rather sleep in, the afternoon trip may be for you. Enjoy 6 hours of a more leisure trip on the Bay. Like the morning trip, this trip can be customized as well with departure, duration, etc.
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Harry S.
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Excellent trip, boat, and crew!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on May 27, 2024
We had a really fun fishing trip with Captain Ritchy and first mate Matt! The boat was spacious for our family of 5, with plenty...
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Fantastic Day on the Bay!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 20, 2023
Capt. Ritchy and Matt were laid back and great with are group the majority of whom had never fished in any way, shape, or form! ...
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Made it happen!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 15, 2023
Captain Ritchy and Matt did a great job! Our party was three adults and three kids, had a great time and Captain Ritchy found...
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Suzanne H.
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 31, 2023
We had a wonderful day. Nice boat and great Captain!
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 5, 2023
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FAQs about Oxford Charters

Oxford Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $760 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $760 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Oxford Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Oxford Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Works for 20% to 25%)
  • Fishing License

Oxford Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay)

Oxford Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Oxford Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Perch (White)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Ritchy Eason
Oxford, Maryland, United States
49 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
Captain Ritchy has been working on and around the Chesapeake Bay his whole life and has a real passion for fishing. With over 40 years of experience, he's participated in several local tournaments and knows exactly what it takes to land a monster fish. He wants others to be able to enjoy and experience the Eastern Shore life and what the Chesapeake Bay has to offer.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Mabry (Bay boat) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 550HP Fiat engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Chesapeake Bay

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Works for 20% to 25%
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Checks
Bank Transfer