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 historic 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 the Wednesday before the cruise. This is an adults only cruise. BYOB
July Public Sails Saturday, July 31 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. (FULL)
August Public Sails Friday, August 6 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (FULL) Sunday, August 8 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, August 14 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, August 20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (adults only) Sunday, August 22 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, August 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (adults only) Saturday, August 28 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
September Public Sails Friday, September 3 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (adults only) Sunday, September 12 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, September 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (adults only)
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.
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.
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.
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.