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.

2021 Public Sails on the Dee of St. Mary's

The museum offers 2-hour public sails aboard the vessel Dee of St. Mary’s. This is a great way to experience the Patuxent River aboard an iconic Chesapeake Bay Skipjack. Guests will have an opportunity to help raise and lower the sail.

For the evening cruises you will have a food choice to select. All registrations must be received by 3:00 p.m. the Thursday before the cruise. This is an adults only cruise. BYOB

We require 5 business days for cancellations for a refund minus a $5 processing fee. No refunds for less than 5 business days notice. No transfers.

Ticket sales close 24 hours before the sail. There may be remaining tickets that can be purchased the day of the sail at the museum for the day cruises. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 8068 to see if tickets are available.

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September Public Sails
Friday, September 17 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. (FULL)

October Public Sails
Sunday, October 3 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 10 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 23 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 30 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Fees and Operations

$25 for ages 13 and up
$15 for children ages 5-12  
$35 for Friday evening, adult-only, cruises - BYOB optional and your choice of sandwich wrap will be provided. Please specify during registration.

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

Please arrive 20 minutes early and check in at the boat.

If there is inclement weather you will be notified by the crew prior to the cruise and you will receive a full refund.


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.

Reservation Information
Melissa McCormick
Group and Visitor Services Coordinator
(410) 326-2042, ext. 8083
Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Thank you to our sponsors

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