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Public Cruises and Water Taxi

From where do you cruise?

Our public cruises in Annapolis depart from Annapolis City Dock. Our public cruises in Baltimore depart from the Light Street Finger Piers at the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

Get driving directions and parking information.

 

How long are your cruises?

Our cruises vary in duration from 40 minutes up to 7.5 hours. Each cruise will list duration and departure information.

Can we bring our own food and beverages?

Guests are welcome to bring a snack or sandwich onto the boat. However, beverages are not permitted. Light snacks, beverages and cocktails may be purchased on most of our cruises at River Run Bar.

 

Do you have dinner cruises?

Watermark does offer dinner cruises for private events only.  If you are interested in renting one of our vessels for a private dinner cruise, please visit Yacht Charters on the Bay for more information.

 

What is your weather policy?

We are constantly watching the weather forecast as safety is our number one priority.  Our cruises will take place rain or shine.  If Watermark cancels a cruise due to severe weather, all guests will be notified and refunded in full.

 

What is your refund policy?

If Watermark cancels a cruise, a refund will be provided.  Please reference the return policy on these individual event pages.  All cruises are subject to cancellation due to severe weather, lack of participation or mechanical breakdown.

 

Are the boats safe?

All Watermark vessels are U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified. They have emergency equipment including life jackets in the unlikely event they are needed. Guests who wish to wear a life jacket during the cruise are welcome to bring one.

 

Do I have to purchase tickets on-line?

Walk-Ups are always welcome!

Baltimore: Advance tickets for all Baltimore cruises are available online. Tickets for Baltimore cruises may also be purchased at the Baltimore Visitors Center or from the Watermark Ticket Kiosk located on the promenade of the Baltimore Inner Harbor and right in front of our boats on the Finger Piers. View Directions and Parking information here

Annapolis: Tickets for Annapolis Cruises may be purchased from the Ticket Kiosk at Annapolis City Dock during our regular cruising season. Find us under the red umbrella up to one hour prior to our first cruise of the day.

Tickets for Miss Anne Spa Creek cruises may be purchased directly from the Captain. In Annapolis, 40 minute cruises do not have advance reservations (unless you have a group of 30 or more people). Just walk up and purchase your ticket anytime during the day for any cruise. Advance tickets are available online (with a ticket fee) in Annapolis for 90 minute cruises, Day on the Bay Cruises, Bay Lighthouse Cruises and Special Event Cruises. A limited amount of tickets are available for advanced online purchase for 90 minute cruises; walk-ups still welcome. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to the cruise start time with the line starting around 30 minutes before the cruise start time.

Tickets purchased online are subject to the refund policy provided at the ticket purchase.

Acceptable payment methods are cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover), traveler check, money order.

 

Can I bring my dog?

We love dogs and they ride free on our regularly scheduled cruises. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome on most of our public cruises, except for the following:

  • Fireworks Cruises
  • Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Cruises
  • Live Music Cruises including WRNR Rock ‘N River Cruises
  • Cruises to Festivals in St. Michaels (WineFest, OysterFest, Watermen’s Festival)

 

Can I bring my stroller?

Strollers are welcome aboard our tour boats. Our cruises are very family friendly.

 

Are your vessels handicap accessible?

Most of our boats are handicapped and wheelchair accessible with the exception of Miss Anne (40 minute Spa Creek tours) and the Water Taxis. Not all bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Please contact our sales office at 410-268-7601 x100 to discuss any special needs or requests. We’re happy to discuss the accessibility of each vessel or tour in detail.

Please visit our safety and accessibility page for more information.

 

May guests smoke on the vessels?

To provide the most enjoyable environment for guests, staff, and our beautiful natural surroundings, smoking is not allowed on board.

 

Are your vessels climate controlled?

All Baltimore cruises are on climate controlled vessels (main decks). In Annapolis, 90 minute cruises, Day on the Bay to St. Michaels Cruise and Bay Lighthouses Cruise are on climate controlled vessels (main decks). 40 minute Annapolis cruises are not typically on climate controlled vessels.

 

Do you offer any discounts?

At Watermark, we want to remain a viable option for families to enjoy the history, culture, and fun of this region.  We are often asked about ticket discounts.   “Does Watermark offer (military; AAA; student; senior; etc) discounts?”  For parties under 30 guests, we do not.  Watermark believes that everyone deserves the best price.  Who doesn’t deserve a discount?  We strive to keep our ticket prices as low as possible for adults and children and to provide the best value to all.   Nothing gives us greater pleasure than seeing guests of all ages and backgrounds enjoy our boat rides and walking tours. Learn more about our group discounts.

 

Additional Questions

Please email us at info@watermarkjourney.com or call 410-268-7601.


 

Dogs Are Welcome!

German Shepard on a cruise

Dog on a cruise

Dog with sunglasses on a cruise