Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Things to do when visiting The Essex Inn in Tappahannock, VA

How does a Rivah Cruise sound to you? Plying the waters of the great Rappahannock River, one can enjoy a bit of history, see rare bald eagles and ospreys, watersports and lots of interesting and beautiful scenery along the way.  The Captain Thomas boat  is docked just a short drive from The Essex Inn in Tappahannock.  From May through October it operates and departs at 10:00 AM daily except on Mondays. The tour is narrated while you enjoy the 20 mile cruise up river to the popular Ingleside Winery, where you will disembark for a tour and wine tasting and lunch. The lunch is an additional $12.00 per person.  You may also bring your own picnic.
The next stop is at Wheatland,  the last remaining steamboat wharf on the Rappahannock.  For a small fee one can visit and tour the house, gardens, wharf and museum of  river history.
Your return trip will bring you back to Tappahannock about 5:00pm. Check out the other river cruises that are listed on our virginia-vacation.htm">"area attractions" page.

Looking up the canal towards the Rappahannock
The Captain Thomas viewed from our friends property near the Inn

1 comment:

  1. A river cruise sounds like an amazing day out. I love to photograph nature, and scenery like this may having me splurge for new lenses to try and capture a bald eagle in flight. Camera or not, however, a day on the water is always welcome.