Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs

Live crabs fresh from the Chesapeake Bay.
Available for weekend pickup by weekly advance pre-order. From our boat to your belly, it doesn't get any fresher.


With no true standard of sizing in the industry, buying crabs can be confusing and frustrating. Are your crabs heavy or light? What is a large? How many are in a bushel?

We’ve been there.

That’s why at Patriot Watermen we decided to set our own standards so our customer can have confidence in their purchase and quality of crustaceans. 

We only keep & sell heavy male crabs, the rest go back into the bay during crabbing efforts as our commitment to a sustainable Chesapeake fishery for the future.

Patriot Watermen Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Sizes

  • Medium - 5 1/4“ - 5 1/2”
  • Large - 5 1/2” - 6”
  • Extra Large - 6” - 6 1/2”
  • Jumbo Jimmy - 6 1/2” - 7”
  • Chesapeake Champ - 7” +

Crabs are sold by the dozen, with a 20% discount at 6 dozen to give our customers that “build your own bushel” option. Mix and match to your hearts content. Discount automatically applied at checkout.

Each week we will update the available inventory for purchase based on our boats weekly catch. Orders will be accepted online on a first come first serve basis. Your order can then be picked up from our Chesapeake Farmhouse location Saturday 9a-12p. 


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