Harbor Queen with a party

STEM Field Trips

STEM related field trips

Watermark offers many cruises that can be tailored to fit your curriculum needs. Call us for more information.



a group of kids aboard the harbor queen


National Acquarium

Critter Cruise

60 minutes – Annapolis

Offered in partnership with the Annapolis Maritime Museum, this field trips offers hands-on learning with “critters” of the Chesapeake Bay including crabs, eels and oysters. Students visit interactive stations around the boat while they cruise along local waterways.

Meets STEM and Environmental Literacy standards.

Suggested Grade Level: All Ages. Minimums may apply.


Chesapeake 101

3 hours – Annapolis

Offered in partnership with the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Chesapeake 101 has indoor and outdoor hands on STEM activities including a 40-minute narrated cruise on the Harbor Queen. Students will put their problem solving skills in a team building activity as well as participate in 3 stations of your choosing (full list provided upon request):

  • Oyster tonging activity
  • Exploring oyster reef critters
  • Oyster dissection
  • Watershed pollution activity
  • Seining for life in the creek – in hip waders (provided)
  • Crabbing and crab ecology – warmer weather only

Meets STEM and Environmental Literacy standards.

$17.50/Student, $22.50/Adult (1 free adult per 20 students!)
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd – 8th – program is tailored for the grade level.
Limited dates and times. Call for availability.


Aquatic Adventures with the National Aquarium

A fully coordinated 3-4 hour itinerary – Baltimore

Spend the day on and under the sea! Watermark and the National Aquarium package what you learn at the Aquarium with an opportunity to get out on the water on a Baltimore Harbor Cruise. The 45-minute cruise explores Baltimore’s harbor treasures, the important history of the waterfront and its role today as a working port. Eat lunch on the boat while you cruise past Federal Hill, Fell’s Point, Fort McHenry and much more.

$30.95/Student (Minimum 20 students.)

Join us for Sup & Spook this October
Enjoy dinner at the historic Maryland Inn followed by a ghost tour
Thursday, October 6th & 20th
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