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.
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's tickets are for ages 5-12. When registering, the number reflects the spaces available. For example, if 3 tickets are the most you can purchase, then only 3 spaces remain. Check at the Admissions desk the day of the cruise to inquire about last-minute availability.
Please note that public cruises scheduled in the months of June, July and August will depart from the Lore Oyster House located at 14430 Solomons Island Road S, Solomons, MD 20688, a half mile south of the Calvert Marine Museum.
$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.
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.