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For Immediate Release

March 24, 2017

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Katie Redmiles, Marketing Specialist

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Watermark® Opens Another Season of Fun in Annapolis

Annapolis, MD – Spring is here! Watermark is happy to announce another season of fun as the 2017 season of daily walking tours and cruises kicks off in historic Annapolis. Annapolis’ iconic Harbor Queen returns to City Dock this Saturday, March 24 for her 46th season of 40-minute cruises. The familiar sound of her horn will surely help welcome Spring to Annapolis. Colonial tour guides are also back on the streets leading walking tours every day beginning on Saturday. Watermark offers many fun ways to experience the Chesapeake Bay region every single day now through the Fall.

“We are thrilled Harbor Queen has cruised back to her home at City Dock, just in time for a beautiful opening weekend. In addition to Harbor Queen cruises starting back up, our newest class of tour guides celebrated their graduation this week with a tea ceremony at the Chase Lloyd House; walking tours are stepping out every day. The calls are starting to come in and we’re finding everyone is ready to have some fun outside.” says Debbie Gosselin, president of Watermark.

In April, Miss Anne Spa Creek Tours will begin, 90-minute cruises will start running on weekends and Historic Ghost Walk will be back to spooking guests after dusk. ArchiTrex, an architecture walking tour, will enjoy its first full season beginning in May. Watermark’s first Special Event of the year, Cruise to the WineFest at St. Michaels in late April is already sold out. Longer cruises including Bay Lighthouses and Day on the Bay to St. Michaels start in May.

The Annapolis Water Taxi will begin weather dependent weekend service in mid-April and start regular daily service in mid-May. (Start dates TBA)

Walking tours from Annapolis Tours by Watermark include Four Centuries Walking Tour, Historic Ghost Walk and ArchiTrex. The Four Centuries Walking Tour is offered twice daily. Cruises from Cruises on the Bay by Watermark include 40-Minute Annapolis Harbor & USNA Cruise, 40-Minute Spa Creek Cruise, 90-Minute Severn Scenic River Cruise, 90-Minute Chesapeake Bay Bridges Cruise, 90-Minute Thomas Point Lighthouse Cruise, Bay Lighthouses Cruise, Chesapeake Bay Trio and Day on the Bay to St. Michaels Cruise. All vessels are available for private charter.

For more information on walking tours and a full schedule visit

For more information on cruises and a full schedule visit

About Watermark: Watermark immerses people in the history, culture and fun of the Chesapeake area more completely than any other tour or charter company. Whether you want to learn or just enjoy, no one else offers so many ways to experience this special place, both by land and by water. Watermark® an Annapolis-based, locally owned and operated business, has been creating authentic experiences since 1972. Watermark sub-brands include Annapolis Tours® by Watermark®, offering the original Annapolis colonial tours; Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark®, with the easiest way to have fun on the water; Yacht Charters on the Bay™ by Watermark®, and Wedding on the Bay™ by Watermark®, offer flawless events on pristine yachts; Destination Education™ by Watermark®, gives teachers the most engaging way to immerse their students in history. For a complete list of walking tours, sightseeing cruises, yacht charters and services offered by Watermark visit

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