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Chester River Packet Company

High St, At the end, near the water., Chestertown, MD 21620-1397
+1 410-635-0321
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Sweet boat, sweet trip!

We were a large group (28 people) so wanted to keep everyone happy. Called about a month in advance... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
David H
,
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Would recommend it for bucket list

We went as a group to celebrate our friends birthday, it was a terrific ride with great food... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
bigdirty1
,
Chestertown
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River Packet, a 65-foot classic yacht, offers charter cruises on the scenic Chester River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. This 1920-style tour boat, based in historic Chestertown, is a unique venue for both private events and public cruises. Let the River Packet's crew take care of the details while you and your guests take in the surroundings and enjoy the culinary expertise of Occasions Catering, which has offered a unique blend of catering and event hosting services for more than seven years.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“top deck” (5 reviews)
“chester river” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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High St, At the end, near the water., Chestertown, MD 21620-1397
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+1 410-635-0321
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We were a large group (28 people) so wanted to keep everyone happy. Called about a month in advance and they were very accommodating. They offered us a private event at the same price they regularly charge. They even offered a day that they do...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We went as a group to celebrate our friends birthday, it was a terrific ride with great food, people were really nice, such a peaceful trip

Thank bigdirty1
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Packet keeps a regular schedule of evening departures, plus special events, giving a comfortable (with tasty eats and bar) tour of the Chester River, starting from Chestertown. My wife and I always take our out-of-town guests for a bit of Eastern Shore escapism. A...More

Thank moseman73
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

In town for a wedding and it was a beautiful day, so we impulsively booked a 90 minute river cruise. Great views and pleasant staff.

Thank TVroxDE
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We took the cruise it was very enjoyable and the crew is very friendly. It has a cash bar and some on the cruise were definitely using the cash bar alot. The brunch offered was well done and everything was tasty they also offered fruit...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I took the Saturday nite sunset cruise this past weekend. This was my first excursion with this company. I wasn't sure of what to expect but thought I would give it a try. It was a wonderful experience. Everyone on the boat was very friendly....More

Thank rachel s
RiverPacket, Guest Relations Manager at Chester River Packet Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you, Rachel! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself, the food and the sunset! That's all we can ever ask for. We look forward to serving you again in the near future! ~Stephanie Somers, Chief Steward Chester River Packet Co.

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Called over a week ago to make reservations for 20 people. I noticed on their website calender they were open for reservations. I called and spoke with the Captain. He said "yes we can handle 20 more people. So, I made a sign up sheet...More

1  Thank jonisunshine
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Fun & relaxing trip up and down the Chester River with explanation of sites, some history...Not too long to be annoying, just right for a short excursion with really good food, buffet style..not froo-froo, just good food, and extremely nice hosts.

Thank jrdurham132
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I came to Chestertown for an overnight getaway with my husband, and we decided on enjoying a casual dinner cruise on the Packet. It is a cute, well maintained boat with so much going for it! Great food (Kelly the caterer provided ham, chicken salad,...More

Thank Cathy T
RiverPacket, Guest Relations Manager at Chester River Packet Company, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Hi Cathy, Thank you so much for your lovely review!! This is exactly what we hope guests feel when they are onboard. We appreciate you taking the time to rave about us! :) Please visit us and Chestertown again sometime! ~Stephanie Somers, Chief Steward Chester...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

We went on a cruise with about 40 friends and family. The cruise itself was fine, but they also catered a meal and it was 5 STAR! An abundant quantity of food made with high quality fresh ingredients, and perfectly prepared. Very accommodating and friendly...More

Thank Gustavo N
RiverPacket, Guest Relations Manager at Chester River Packet Company, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi, Gustavo! Thank you so much for the glowing review!! I will be "sure" to pass along the wonderful words to our fabulous caterers. Thank you again! ~Stephanie Somers, Chief Steward, CRPC

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yukon03
16 May 2016|
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Response from RiverPacket | Property representative |
Hi there, the following is our Memorial Day Weekend cruise schedule. Thursday, May 26 - Sunset Cruise, 7 – 9pm Friday, May 27 - Sunset Cruise, 7 – 9pm Saturday, May 28 Snack Cruise ONLY, 1 – 2:30pm Sunday, May 29... More
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