June 2020 – RIC

Watermen’s Heritage Cruisest-mary-s-county
St. Mary’s City, MD
Tuesday – June 2, 2020

Discover the best of Southern, Maryland!  Travel over the Potomac River Bridge into Maryland for a visit to Historic St. Mary’s City, a former colonial town that was Maryland’s first settlement and capital. It is now a large, state-run historic area and reconstruction of the original settlement. It includes a living history area and museum complex.  Enjoy a guided tour and visit to four living history sites.

Lunch is included at the dining hall at nearby St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Next, set sail into the Chesapeake Bay this afternoon for a special Watermen Heritage Tour by Fish the Bay Charters.  During your 1½ hour cruise your captain will give you a better understanding of life on the Chesapeake Bay. Pull and re-bait a few commercial crab pots and hear about the life cycle of blue crabs in our waters. Travel offshore where you see the Point-No-Point Lighthouse. Learn why it was built, and the importance of the lighthouses in the Chesapeake Bay. Return to St. Jerome’s Creek for a dock side demonstration on the traditional methods of shaft tonging oysters and learn about the life cycle of oysters as well as their importance to the Chesapeake Bay’s Eco-system.

$169.00     CH: 7:00am / 8:00pm     HI: 7:30am / 7:30pm

44th Annual Harborfestharborfest1
Friday – June 5, 2020

Norfolk’s 44th Annual Harborfest is the largest, longest-running Maritime Festival in the Nation!  It’s also one of SignaTours most popular summer tours.

The Harborfest celebrates nautical history through a host of events that begin with the incredible . . .  Parade of Sails.  The name says it all as “Tall Ships” from all over the world join a regatta of pleasure boats sailing down the Elizabeth River into downtown Norfolk. Witness this premier event aboard the Spirit of Norfolk.  From the comfort of the Spirit of Norfolk, enjoy unobstructed views along with narration from your captain describing the many different tall ships sailing in the Parade! 

While on the Spirit, enjoy a delicious buffet lunchBack in port, your afternoon is free to take in all the festivities of Harborfest! You may also have an opportunity to tour the “Tall Ships” already docked. (On Your Own & Subject to Availability)

What an exciting way to welcome the summer season!

$145.00    CH:  7:30 AM / 6:30 PM     ES:  8:00 AM / 6:00 PM

“Murder for Two”murder for two
Fredericksburg, VA
Wednesday – June 10, 2020

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents a “whodunit” musical comedy that you don’t want to miss!  In this hilarious 90-minute show, 2 performers play 13 roles—not to mention the piano—in a witty homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.

Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small-town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills—with the help of his silent partner, Lou.  But whodunit?   Marcus has only a short amount of time to find the killer and make his name known before the real detective arrives.

It is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder!   Don’t miss this “killer” musical comedy!  Plated lunch served before the show.  Enjoy great center floor seating!

$130     CH: 10:00am / 6:30pm   HI 10:30am / 6:00pm

Be All You Can Be!
us armyNational Museum of the United States Army
Fort Belvoir, VA
Thursday – June 18, 2020

Be among the first to see the impressive National Museum of the United States Army opening in early June 2020.

This 185,000 square foot facility is the first and only museum of its kind to showcase the comprehensive history of the Army from the founding of the United States to the present.  It celebrates over 240 years of Army history and honors our nation’s Soldiers – past, present, and future.  It is located on an 84-acre site on Fort Belvoir – located just south of Washington, D.C.

Upon arrival, step inside the 360° theatre offering a multi-dimensional immersive experience designed to introduce you to the American Army.  Then enjoy a Guided Highlights Tour, Lunch, and time to explore on your own. Such galleries include Fighting for the Nation, Army and Society and Soldiers’ Stories.  Visit the cutting-edge simulation gallery that transports visitors into Army experiences through the power of virtual reality and motion platforms.

$120.00     CH: 7:30am / 6:00pm     HI: 8:00am / 5:30pm

A Unique Treasuretangier
Tangier Island, VA
Saturday – June 20, 2020

In 1608 Captain John Smith sailed up the Chesapeake Bay and landed at a small island he named Tangier.  Tangier was transformed from the hunting and fishing grounds of the Pocomoke Indians to the unique island it is today. Learn how the rich oyster and crab grounds surrounding the Island drew early settlers to Tangier many years ago and continues to draw fishermen today.

Once arriving in Reedville, board the Chesapeake Breeze for a one-and-a-half-hour cruise to Tangier Island.  During your cruise, learn about historic Reedville and other areas of interest.  Tangier Island is a small, largely unspoiled, fishing village which remains the “soft crab capital” of the nation. The people of Tangier, who speak with a lingering trace of Elizabethan accent, are warm, friendly and proud of their heritage.

After arriving at Tangier, enjoy a family style lunch at the Chesapeake House for a fantastic, family-style lunch (including crab cakes and oyster fritters) at this favorite island restaurant.

The Chesapeake Breeze will be docked at Tangier for two and a half hours.  After lunch, stroll along the small roads and visit the unique gift shops or, for a small fee, hop aboard one of the local’s golf carts and take a tour around the island.

$139.00     CH: 7:00am / 7:00pm     HI: 7:30am / 6:30pm

A Father’s Day Special!lgo_mlb_washington_nationals
World Series Champions
Sunday – June 21, 2020

This Father’s Day celebrate the dream of cheering on the World Series Champions – the Washington Nationals – in person!  After a thrilling World Series, this will be the hottest ticket in town!  The rivalry with another Richmond favorite – Atlanta Braves – provides you with a great opportunity to see these two teams battle it out in the gorgeous Nationals Stadium.

Start your summer off with a hot dog in one hand and an ice-cold drink in the other while sitting in this state-of-the-art ballpark. What could be better?!  Your excellent “in the shade seats” give you that perfect view of “America’s Pastime.” Gather your family and friends for an ideal Father’s Day Celebration!

$165.00      CH:  9:00 am / 7:00 pm    HI:  9:30 am / 6:30 pm