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Heritage Cruise

Heritage Cruise

Experience Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay like never before on this guided two-hour heritage cruise aboard the historic Skipjack Wilma Lee. Complimentary water is available onboard.

Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise

Join our crew for a two-hour extraordinary cruise enjoying the golden hour on the Chesapeake Bay. Includes complimentary beverages (wine, beer, canned cocktails and soda).

Wednesday Night Races

WNR Watch Party

Join our crew for a two-hour extraordinary view of the races. Includes complimentary beverages (wine, beer, canned cocktails and soda).

Check back during the 2022 cruising season for more watch party opportunities.

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Cruise

Lighthouse Cruise

Experience close-up views of the iconic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse and discover the history of the light during this guided three hour cruise. Complimentary water is available onboard.

Check back during the 2022 cruising season for more tour opportunities.

Fireworks

Fireworks

Check back next season for more fireworks cruises. View the Sherwood Forest Fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July. Departs and Returns from Annapolis City Dock, Susan Campbell Park, Dock St, Annapolis, MD 21401. Includes snack box and complimentary adult beverages.

Specialty Cruises

Specialty Cruises

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Set sail with us on the Wilma Lee, one of only a few remaining Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks. Public cruises occur from April through October, please see descriptions below for costs, times, and departure points. Boarding starts 15 minutes prior to departure time, please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure to allow ample time for parking. Cruises depart rain or shine, and are subject to cancellation due to weather and unforeseen conditions, but are refundable should Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park need to cancel.

Please see frequently asked questions below. If you need assistance with your order, please email [email protected]. We will get back to you during normal business hours (Mon. – Fri., 9am – 5pm). If you need assistance outside of business hours, please call the boat phone at 410-271-3074 which is checked the day of the cruise.

Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures while aboard the Wilma Lee! Use @skipjackwilmalee and @annapolismaritimemuseum on Instagram and @annapolismaritimemuseumandpark on Facebook.

All members receive a $5 discount on our Heritage, Sunset, Wednesday Night Races and Thomas Point Lighthouse Cruises. Become a member today!

IMPORTANT INFO & WILMA LEE CRUISE DESCRIPTIONS

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 City Dock or Annapolis Maritime Museum and are noted on each ticket. 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.
  • 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 [email protected]. Every passenger is required to have a ticket.

Heritage Cruises

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  • Cost: $35 per person, $30 AMM Members, $15 (Children 12 & under)
  • Time: 2 hours, exact times vary, please refer to ticket
  • Days of the Week: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Mondays
  • Departs/Returns: please refer to ticket

Experience Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay like never before on this guided two-hour heritage cruise aboard the historic Skipjack Wilma Lee. Learn about the city’s history and the ecology of the Bay while viewing landmarks like the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the Naval Academy. Tour guides will identify and share fun facts about native Chesapeake Bay wildlife along the route. Perfect for families and maritime enthusiasts. Complimentary water is available onboard.

Sunset Cruises

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  • Cost: $60 per person, $55 AMM Members (21 and older only)
  • Time: 2 hour sunset cruise, exact times vary, please refer to ticket
  • Days of the Week: weekend days vary
  • Departs/Returns: please refer to ticket

Join our crew for a two-hour extraordinary cruise enjoying the golden hour on the Chesapeake Bay. Includes complimentary beverages (wine, beer, canned cocktails and soda).

Wednesday Night Races (WNR) Watch Party

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  • Cost: $50 per person, $45 AMM Members (21 and older only)
  • Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • Days of the Week: Wednesday
  • Departs/Returns: Docks at Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis MD 21403 (Eastport)

Join our crew for a two-hour extraordinary view of the races. The WNR tradition watch party aboard the Wilma Lee is a perfect opportunity to catch the races up close. We invite you to sit back and watch the fierce competition of one-design sailboat racing. Includes complimentary beverages (wine, beer, canned cocktails and soda).

Thomas Point Lighthouse Cruise

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  • Cost: $45 per person, $40 AMM Members, $25 (Children 12 & under)
  • Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Days of the Week: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month throughout the summer
  • Departs/Returns: Docks at Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis MD 21403 (Eastport)

Experience close up views of the iconic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse and discover the history of the light. During this three hour cruise, learn about the experiences of the lighthouse keepers and their way of life aboard the light. Learn about preservation efforts to protect the light today. Complimentary water is available onboard.

Blue Angels Viewing

  • Cost: $150 per person, $75 (Children 12 & under)
  • Time: 11:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Days of the Week: Tuesday, May 24 2021 & Wednesday, May 25 2021
  • Departs/Returns: Docks at Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis MD 21403 (Eastport)

Includes boxed lunch and complimentary beverages (wine, beer, canned cocktails and soda).

Check back in May 2022.

Fireworks Viewing

  • Cost: $95 adult/$60 children
  • Time: 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Days of the Week: Saturday, July 3, 2021 (Sherwood Forest)
  • Departs/Returns: Annapolis City Dock, Susan Campbell Park, Dock St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Includes snacks and complimentary beverages (wine, beer, canned cocktails and soda).

Check back in July 2022.

Private Charters

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  • Cost: $1,400 for 2 hours, discounts available on certain weekdays

Give your guests the unique experience of setting sail with us on the Wilma Lee, one of only a few remaining Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks. Built in 1940 by the well-known boat builder, Bronza Parks, and meticulously restored in 2019, the Wilma Lee offers an authentic setting perfect for small weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, reunions, vow renewals, bachelor/bachelorette parties, cocktail parties, corporate team building, or just a casual cruise on the water. Clients will work with preferred caterer to select food/drink and use catering staff.