Offering family fun in Annapolis, Pirate Adventures also organizes Family Fishing Adventures (FFA). Awaiting in a dock on Carrol’s Creek, the fluorescent green Sea Dragon is ready to take kids on a fishing expedition they will never forget.

Captain Smee (aka Christopher Hendershot), who also entertains young pirates sailing on the Sea Gypsy, will be at the helm. Possessing a wonderful knack with kids, Christopher is thrilled to share his fishing and crabbing wisdom with families and their children. He welcomes both locals and visitors to Annapolis, and the FFA tour runs from the spring to fall.


Family Fishing Adventures began sailing in 2016, and it has grown in popularity ever since. We recommend making reservations early because seating is limited to 20 passengers, and the weekends are especially in high demand.

Christopher knows the best fishing holes on the Severn River along the U.S. Naval Academy. Children will learn how to properly bait a hook, tie a lure to a fishing line, and use light fishing gear. The fishing will be catch and release, so the fish will get a chance to grow even bigger.

Kids on the FFA tour will also discover the joys of crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay. They’ll get lessons on baiting crab traps and hauling them up.

Family Friendly

Family Fishing Adventures is a terrific way to introduce children to fishing without having to spend a lot of money on boats and equipment. Professional Chesapeake Bay fishing charters are often too expensive for the typical family, and they are not designed for children.

FFA is a fun way to spark a kid’s interest in a wholesome activity. Sea Dragon was specially designed to safely accommodate children and their fishing activities aboard the boat. Tickets are priced to be affordable for families, and the tour brings plenty of value by lasting one hour and 45 minutes.

Families or groups can rent Sea Dragon for a private tour. This includes discounted outings for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, who will get participation patches afterwards. A field trip can be specifically designed to cover educational topics like Chesapeake Bay marine life and ecology.

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Founded in 1988, Red Hot & Blue Annapolis is a full-service, casual-themed restaurant chain and caterer featuring delicious award-winning ribs, Memphis-style barbecue, smoked wings, and Southern sides and desserts.

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