Dee of St. Mary's Cruises

Patuxent 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 

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. Help raise and lower the sail.

When registering, the number reflects the spaces available. For example, if 3 tickets are the most you can purchase, then only 3 spaces remain. 

If there is inclement weather you will be notified by the crew prior to the cruise. 

Remaining Sail Dates for 2020

Sunday, October 25  1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  (SOLD OUT)

Fees and Operations

$25 for ages 13 and up
$15 for children ages 5-12  *To obtain the children's rate, enter a discount code during check out, based on the number of children's tickets you would like to purchase:

Discount Codes
1child *Discount of $10 off 1 Adult fare
2children *Discount of $20 off 2 Adult fares
3children *Discount of $30 off 3 Adult fares
4children *Discount of $40 off 4 Adult fares
5children *Discount of $50 off 5 Adult fares

*Sorry, children under 5 are not permitted on Dee public sails.

Please arrive 20 minutes early.

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

Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the Admission Desk the day of the cruise.

Reservation Information

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

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.

Want 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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