Rum Runners of the Chesapeake

Join us aboard the historic skipjack, Wilma Lee to hear the exciting stories of Rum Runners in the Chesapeake. As Prohibition gripped the country, the mazelike waterways and the defiant culture of the watermen made the Bay a prime location for booming illegal enterprise.

 Beverages and tastings will be provided by Lyon Rum, a signature line of rums paying tribute to the rich, spirited traditions of the Eastern Shore, located  steps from the Chesapeake in St. Michaels. Includes complimentary snacks. 21+

Weather Cancellation Policy

We cruise rain or shine, but we will cancel two hours prior to departure for high winds or thunderstorms. We will contact you via text on the cell phone number provided. Cruises are subject to cancellation due to weather and unforeseen conditions and are fully refundable. No refunds for guest cancellations or no-shows.

Departure/Return Location

Refer to your ticket for departure point. Cruises are from the Annapolis Maritime Museum Campus, Annapolis Maritime Museum Park Campus, or Annapolis City Dock, please check the schedule before booking. Boarding starts 15 minutes prior to departure time, please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure. We depart on time, please be prompt. No refunds for no-shows.

Other Important Info

  • Tickets are required for children, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. The U.S. Coast Guard considers all children, regardless of age and size, to be passengers, and as such, you need to purchase a ticket for each child.
  • Please allow extra time for parking. We are unable to hold the boat past our scheduled departure time. Parking at AMM Park campus includes a 10-minute walk from parking, down to the dock.
  • Flat shoes are recommended and heels will not be permitted.
  • Please bring sunscreen, water bottle, hat and wear comfortable clothing. There is very little shade on the boat. No outside food or drink permitted.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • If you do not receive an email confirmation after purchasing your ticket, please email cmorrill@amaritime.org. Every passenger is required to have a ticket.