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 Schedule 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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.)                                          Join us for a public sail in 2019:

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.

Check back for 2020 cruise dates.

Fees and Operations

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

Sails depart from the Calvert Marine Museum at 14200 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons, Maryland 20688.   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

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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