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We make your Bay-dreams come true!

Offering year round Sunrise / Sunset Cruises, On Board Dining, Holiday Outings, Event Hosting, Weddings, Sightseeing, Head Rate Outings and much, much more

aboard the historic Buyboat M/V Veteran with Captain Sheffield. Whether it is just you or you and a group looking for a Chesapeake Bay experience you will treasure forever, contact us today!


custom Cruises start at $120 for a 1 hour cruise!

Cruises are for up to 6 people & include soft drinks and bottled water.

We make your Bay-dreams come true!

(442) Bay - 4 - You cbbveteran@gmail.com

Welcome Aboard!

My name is Michael Sheffield, USCG licensed captain of the Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Veteran out of Urbanna, Virginia. Veteran was originally named Elsie Louise and hauled freight and dredged oysters for over 65 years.

She was then converted to a menhaden snapper rig in the 1980s and rechristened Georgeanna. Her menhaden career lasted until 2002 when she began a brief career in towing and salvage work. In 2007 she retired and was reshaped into a luxury cruiser and rechristened Veteran, the name she bears today. Through four careers and three deck designs she has kept her hull lines and her spirit intact and today carries on in the indomitable tradition of the adaptable and capable Chesapeake Bay Buyboat.

Want to read more about the life and times of Veteran? Click HERE to read the article in the Southside Sentinel. It is a well written read by Larry Chowning.

We look forward to sharing our love of the history of our region and the wonders of life on the water with you and yours today!

Contact us today for charters, fundraising opportunities, appearances or to find out more about Veteran!

E-Mail: cbbveteran@gmail.com

phone: (442) Bay-4-You

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In memory of Captain Wesley "Dootsie" Walker of the Georgeanna

In memory of Earnest "Cade" Hendrix, former mate of the Georgeanna

Just as each sailor remembers every vessel served upon, so too does each vessel remember every sailor she has served. Fair winds and following seas.