The skies change from blue to soft pink as the sunset sets across the calm waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
Sunset over the Chesapeake Sunset over the Chesapeake Bay. © Dave Spier

Legacy Journeys

Chesapeake Bay Region

Observe breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and the maritime culture of Maryland and Virginia fueled by the nation’s largest estuary.

This trip is full. To join the waitlist, contact Katie James at
(800) 329-4930 or

Vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all travelers on 2022 Legacy Journeys.

Explore the Journey

April 23-29, 2022

Full Itinerary

April 23-29, 2022 | THE CHESAPEAKE BAY REGION ATTRACTS TRAVELERS from around the world for its serene beauty and rich glimpse into American heritage. This journey stretches from the nation’s capital to quiet historic towns steeped in maritime culture along Maryland’s Eastern Shore to a remote Virginia island in the bay. Our trip begins in Washington, D.C., where a boat ride along the Anacostia reveals a river revived and teeming with returning wildlife, including bald eagles. From there, we follow the water to tranquil creeks, a cypress forest, quaint fishing towns, oyster reefs and out on the open bay.


  • Visit Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, a prime spot for viewing bald eagles and other birds during spring migration. 
  • Ferry to Virginia’s Tangier Island, a small island community rich in history and culture in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Look and listen for prothonotary warblers, wood ducks and pileated woodpeckers at the Nassawango Creek Preserve.
  • Visit Horn Point Laboratory, one of the largest oyster hatcheries on the East Coast.

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Information & Reservations

Reservations for all trips will open on Tuesday, September 14 at 12 p.m. ET. and can be made with the trip specialist listed below.

Katie James
Phone: (800) 329-4930


Vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all travelers on 2022 Legacy Journeys.