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A Bright Start to the Baltimore Season

With a spotlight shining bright on the city of Baltimore, our Baltimore cruising seasons opens with a perfectly lit start.

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Signs of Spring in Annapolis

The Spring Equinox has arrived and so has our season of daily cruises and tours in Annapolis! Daffodils, Maryland Day...and Harbor Queen. The signs of Spring in Annapolis

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Special Tour: African American Heritage Tour

Celebrate Black History Month on a walking tour of Annapolis that honors local African American heritage. Offered on Saturday, February 18th.

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Special Events at Watermark in 2017

Make plans for the New Year with our Special Events schedule. Daydream about cruising in warmer weather and book your seat for something fun in 2017.

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Behind the Scenes: The Queen of All Food Drives

Harbor Queen is throwing a party for a cause during the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade! To benefit the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. See behind the scenes photos of the holiday set up completed by Watermark's elves.

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Coming Up: Holiday Fun on Land & Sea

The holidays are coming and we are ready to celebrate through the New Year! For the season, we are offering festive walking tours and cruises to learn about holiday traditions and start your own.

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The Spirited Ghost Guides of Annapolis

​Take a Special Historic Hauntings tour with our ghost tour guides and you’re guaranteed to meet a spooky spirit! And not one that lingers in the mist either; your guide herself may have a ghostly presence, a keen intuition or a witchy past. Read on to learn about some of the souls ready to take you on a ghost tour.

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Bookworms Cruise Free During Baltimore Book Festival

Are you attending the Baltimore Book Festival? Bring your purchased book to our ticket kiosk for a free child's ticket. The Festival is coming up on September 23-25.

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An Ode to the Dog Days of Summer

All dogs aboard! As the dog days of summer wind down, we give a special shout out to the dogs that cruise with us on our boats. Cute pictures to boot!

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Coming Up: Special Events in August

We have a few standout opportunities to enjoy the region from the water during the month of August. Savor summer -- and St. Michaels -- on one of our special event cruises.

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Partner Spotlight: Four Rivers Heritage Area

​For this month’s Partner Spotlight we’re focusing on a unique organization that brings together and lifts up heritage areas in our region. Four Rivers is one of Maryland’s state heritage areas encompassing the area of Annapolis, London Town and South Anne Arundel County.

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Summer Snapshots

We're fortunate to have picturesque jobs in a picturesque place! For this post, we pulled together some of our favorite photos captured so far this season. Some land, some sea, some Annapolis, some Baltimore, some Chesapeake Bay...enjoy!

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Coming Up: Special Events in July

Fourth of July, Fireworks Cruises, Wednesday Night Races and more special events carry us through the month of July! Think outside the box and have some fun on a specially offered cruise this summer.

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Summer Camp Ideas for Camp Leaders

​While parents look to Summer Camps to entertain and engage their children for the summer, Summer Camps look to Watermark for activities for their campers. We offer youth pricing and customized itineraries for campers in Annapolis and Baltimore. Check out our top picks for summer campers.

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Coming Up: Special Events in June

May is a traditionally busy month at Watermark with USNA Commissioning Week activities (hello, Blue Angels!), field trips and Memorial Day weekend events. We look forward to the lovely month of June which will include our regularly scheduled cruises and tours plus a couple special somethings too...

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Rehearsal Dinner 101

​In today’s wedding planning world, rehearsal dinners can be as traditional or non-traditional as you’d like it. One thing never changes: it’s a time for couples and their closest loved ones to enjoy each other’s company, share a meal together and relax before for the wedding day.

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Partner Spotlight: Waterfront Partnership

For this month’s Partner Spotlight we’re cruising to Baltimore and writing about the Waterfront Partnership. Dedicated to a healthy and active waterfront, the Waterfront Partnership is responsible for big initiatives in Baltimore.

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The Baltimore Season Opens

Inclement weather is pushing our Baltimore season's Opening Day back by a day but we're not letting that keep us down...Baltimore cruises are back!

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The Annapolis Season Opens

Welcome home Harbor Queen! Queen is back at her slip at Annapolis City Dock ready to begin her 45th season of cruises. Colonials are giving Four Centuries Walking Tours every day and Spring is truly in the air. We're so happy to kick off another season of fun in Annapolis.

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​Company Picnics That Bring Your Team Together in a Fun Way

Company picnics should reward your team and bring them together. The best way to accomplish this? Make it fun! Throw in a team building aspect, add in some light competition, set a theme…or throw all of that out the window and just set the goal for a relaxed atmosphere for colleagues to bond.

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Coming Up: Special Events in May

Rock the boat on a Special Event Cruise. Outside of our regularly scheduled tours and cruises, we plan Special Events throughout the year. During the month of May we have a new one: a Mother's Day Cruise!

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Behind the Scenes: Field Trip Season

We welcome students on field trips any time during the school year but traditionally the months of April and May are the busiest months for field trips. In our office we call it "Field Trip Season!" Join us for a glimpse into the many things that go into a successful field trip season.

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Four Rivers' Maryland Day Brings Free Fun

For the 9th year in a row, Four Rivers Heritage Area is partnering with regional heritage organizations and businesses to showcase the area’s historical, cultural and natural heritage. Events and activities will take place throughout the Maryland Day Celebration weekend of March 18, 19, and 20 for one dollar or less; many of the activities are free!

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​The 2016 Watermark Season by the Numbers

The official start of Spring is just 8 days away but if you’ve stepped outside this week you know Spring has Sprung! Spring is undoubtedly our favorite season because it means it’s also the start of the Watermark Season. Our walking tours will soon head out daily, cruises will run on their regular daily schedules and students are starting to join us for field trips every day. Private yacht charters are underway too! Let’s dial the 2016 season down by the numbers.

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Partner Spotlight: Historic Annapolis

Since 1952 Historic Annapolis has led the way in preserving the city's architectural legacy and unique historic character for future generations and for residents and visitors today. The foundation has been instrumental in saving nearly 400 historic buildings in Annapolis.

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10 Reasons to Plan a Corporate Event for Clients

It’s not just a party…planning a corporate event for clients is a valuable tool for businesses. Whether you want to thank your clients, gain their feedback on a new product or service or foster a place for networking, a corporate event is a unique way to generate and maintain business.

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10 Field Trip Tips for Teachers

Destination Education by Watermark loves working closely with teachers to plan successful field trips for their students. With thousands of students joining us annually for field trips, we've developed a list of tips to make the planning process easier and field trip a big hit with students and parents!

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Partner Spotlight: The Annapolis Maritime Museum

Introducing a new part of the Watermark blog, our Partner Spotlight. Each month we'll write about one of our heritage, educational and/or tourism partners in the Chesapeake Bay region. This month we're talking about the Annapolis Maritime Museum, their mission and how we work together.

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Behind the Scenes: Annual Tour Guide Training

What happens during Winter at Watermark? Tour guide training and certification is a major part of how we spend the winter in preparation for tour season. Each year Watermark tour guides -- new and returning -- take part in an extensive training program.

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Watermark's 2016 Special Events

In addition to our regular schedule of walking tours and Annapolis and Baltimore cruises, we also offer a wide selection of special event tours and cruises throughout the year. Our special events can coincide with the season, holidays, city festivals or our area partnerships.

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The Queen of All Food Drives Brings in Donations

In spite of the cancellation of the 2015 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade and the tragic fire downtown the afternoon of the event, The Queen of All Food Drives still took place resulting in a record donation amount to the Food Bank of Anne Arundel County.

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Celebrating the Holidays with Baltimore's Fox45

Captain Santa from the Jolly Express and Mistress Jeannie from Holiday Candlelight Stroll pay visits to our friends at Baltimore's Fox45. Watch the fun segments!

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Watermark Welcomes the Annapolis Green House

Watermark is proud to become a Founding One Hundred supporter of Annapolis Green and also says hello to the Shiplap House.

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The Queen of All Food Drives Returns

Watch the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade on Harbor Queen and give back to the community! Annapolis’ favorite sightseeing boat will again host “The Queen of All Food Drives” during Parade and collect food for the Food Bank of Anne Arundel County.

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Holiday Events at Watermark

Fun all year long! Watermark's favorite holiday events return for the 2015 season plus new this year, New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruises in Annapolis and Baltimore. You're invited!

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Behind the Scenes: Photography with Watermark Ghost Edition

Working with photographer Sabrina Raymond, we recently created ghostly images to promote our annual Special Historic Hauntings Tour. With a new location - James Brice House - new photography was in order. See how we did it!

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Watermark Recognized at AAACCVB's 25th Anniversary

The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB) recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary and publicly recognized key tourism partners including Watermark.

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October at Watermark: Special Events

Fun doesn't end with summer. Watermark's Special Event calendar is jam packed for October! Dogtober Fest Cruise, Special Historic Hauntings, Schooner Race Cruise & OysterFest are coming up,

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Destination Cruises: A Private Yacht Adventure on the Bay

Some of our favorite places to go on a private yacht charter. St. Michaels, Waterfront Crab Houses, Lighthouses and Baltimore Favorites.

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10 Reasons to Cruise to St. Michaels

Day on the Bay to St. Michaels. An Annapolis tradition. See ten reasons to take this cruise and learn all about quaint "St. Mike's." So much to do, you might need to visit more than once!

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