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. (Children under 5 are not permitted on Dee public sails.)                                          

Click on a date to register. Children tickets are for ages 5-12 years.
When registering the number reflects the space available. For example the number 3 is the most you can purchase, then only 3 spaces remain.
There may be remaining seats available. Check at the Admissions desk the day of the cruise.
Please note that public cruises scheduled in the months of June, July and August will leave from the Lore Oyster House located at 14430 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons, MD 20688 one half mile south of the Calvert Marine Museum. 

Saturday and Sunday Cruises from 2:30-4:30 p.m.


Saturday, May 23, 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sunday, June 7, 2020
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Friday Cruises from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 19, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020


Fees and Operations


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

Please arrive 20 minutes early.

Advance reservations are required by noon the Friday 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.

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 Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.



Click here to download a brochure for all 2019 Special Cruises on board the Dee of St. Mary's and Wm. B. Tennison.
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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