Wm. B. Tennison Cruises


$7.00 for Adults
$4.00 for children 5-12 years
Children under 5 ride free when accompanied by a paying adult (excludes organized groups)
A reservation is required for each child, regardless of age.
Infants count as well and must have boarding passes.
No refunds unless cruise is canceled by the captain.

River Cruise Schedule

May & September

Wednesday through Friday: 2 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays:  2 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. The 3:10 tickets must be purchased at the admissions desk and will go if the 2:00 p.m. is full.

June, July & August

Wednesday through Friday: 2 p.m.
If the 2 p.m. cruise is full there will be a 3:10 p.m. cruise (minimum: 8 passengers)
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: 2 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.


Wednesday through Sunday: 2 p.m.

Public River Cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison
Relax and enjoy a leisurely one-hour sightseeing cruise on the river. You will sail the busy Solomons inner harbor, see Solomons Island and the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, pass underneath the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge, and turn back at Pt. Patience and the Naval Recreation Center. 

Departures are from the Calvert Marine Museum dock. All cruises are weather permitting at the captain's discretion. Maximum capacity is 40 persons. Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities with reasonable notice. Strollers and baby carriages are not allowed onboard.

Passengers are required to check in at the museum Admissions Desk to receive a boarding pass no later than 15 minutes prior to the public cruise. The boat will leave promptly at 2 p.m. or 3:10 p.m. and cannot wait for late arrivals. Tickets are nonrefundable (unless we cancel) and nontransferable.

Ticket Purchase Options
 Advance ticket purchase is available online for all river cruises. You must go to the museum Admissions Desk to get your boarding pass at least 15 minutes prior to the cruise.

Admissions Desk:  Available tickets will be sold at the museum Admission Desk the day of the cruise. Tickets can not be held or reserved over the phone, but you may purchase them online. Tickets sold at the Admissions Desk will only be sold for cruises on that date.

Complimentary Pass: To use a complimentary pass, you can purchase your ticket online and in advance to reserve your space and then get a refund at the Admissions Desk; or, you can visit the Admissions Desk the day of the cruise and, if space is available, redeem your pass for a ticket.

For more information about public cruise please call the Admissions Desk at 410-326-2042 ext. 8068.

Contact Information

Melissa McCormick
Group and Visitor Services Coordinator
(410) 326-2042, ext. 8083
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

For public cruise information please contact the Admissions Desk at 410-326-2042 ext. 8068.