Dee of St. Mary's Cruises

River Cruises on the Dee of St. Mary's

The Dee of St. Mary’s is a sailing skipjack used in the museum’s Chesapeake Bay Field Lab programs. All sails depart from the CMM dock, weather permitting.

Public Sails Schedule 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

The museum offers 2-hour public sails aboard the historic vessel Dee of St. Mary’s. This is a great way to experience the Patuxent River aboard an iconic Chesapeake Bay Skipjack. Learn about watermen, workboats, and what they caught. Help raise and lower the sail. (Children under 5 are not permitted on Dee public sails.)

Saturday, May 27
Saturday, June 24
Sunday, July 9
Saturday, July 29
Sunday, August 13
Saturday, August 26
Saturday, September 30

Fees and Operations

$25 for ages 13 and up
$15 for children 5-12.
*Sorry, no children under 5 permitted on daytime sails.

Sails depart from the Calvert Marine Museum. Please arrive 20 minutes early.

Advance reservations are required by noon the day prior to the sail. We require 5 business day cancellation for a full refund minus $5 processing fee. If the sail is cancelled due to weather, a full refund is issued.

Reservation Information

For more information contact Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042, ext. 41 or

Click here to download a brochure for all 2017 special cruises on board the Dee of St. Mary's and Wm. B. Tennison.
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Support the Dee
The Dee of St. Mary's is supported through business sponsorships and private donations. As one of the very few skipjacks ever built on the Western Shore, and one of only a handful of surviving skipjacks certified to carry passengers, we need your help keeping her afloat. Become a plank owner to help with the ongoing maintenance of this iconic Chesapeake work dredge.
What to be part of the crew?
Interested in becoming part of the Dee of St. Mary's crew?
 Click here to email Mindy Quinn.

Thank you to our sponsors

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