The custom-built Ark Angel is a picture of classic Chesapeake style and class.



Built by Herndon Kilby on Maryland's eastern shore, the Ark Angel was designed in the style of the wooden boats of the golden era of the 20th century.  The boat features a 360 degree walk-around deck with seating, allowing for breathtaking full views of the scenery.  The boat was acquired in 2003 by Captain Tilghman Hemsley, and has been running tours and fishing charters since 2009.  


Charleston, South Carolina Excursions!

Beginning in December 2015 and running until late March 2016, the Ark Angel will be running catered scenic tours out of Charleston City Marina.  Come experience all of the fine amenities offered with our Chesapeake Bay excursions,  now on the beautiful waterways surrounding Charleston.   

Tours will be conducted from Thurs. - Sunday by Captain Francis Hemsley, with two booking times available:  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm and from 4:30 pm to 7 pm.  

The cost for each tour is $2000.00, and is available for parties of 20 persons. 

Fine Food and Drink

Fine Food and Drink

The boat is at home on the Wye River in Queenstown, Maryland, and runs charters around most of the middle and northern Chesapeake Bay.  The boat features a fishing package, but is ideal for sunset tours of the Wye River, wedding parties and corporate events.  All tours feature a regional gourmet menu, served in courses alongside wine and microbrew beer on tap.

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Port –Wye Island
Guests – 20
Crew – 3
Design –  custom
Length – 47'


Sunset Tours
Wedding Parties
Evening Dinner Cruise


Full Bathroom
XM Satellite Radio
Comfortable Seating
Microbrew Beer on-tap
Full Kitchen