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Wilma Lee’s 2022 Season Runs March 26th-October 30th

Tickets are now available for our Heritage, Sunset, and Wednesday Night Race Cruises!

Heritage Cruises

Heritage Cruises

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.

Tickets are available for purchase!

Sunset Cruises

Sunset Cruises

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).

Tickets are available for purchase!

Wednesday Night Races

WNR Watch Party

Join our crew for a two-hour watch party of weekly Wednesday Night Races. Have a front row view as sailors compete! Includes complimentary beverages (wine, beer, canned cocktails and soda).

Tickets are available for purchase!

Charter Cruises

Charter Cruises

Give your guests the unique experience of setting sail with us on the Wilma Lee, one of only a few remaining Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks. Enjoy this special setting perfect for small weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, reunions, vow renewals, bachelor/bachelorette parties, cocktail parties, team building, or just a casual cruise on the water.

Specialty Cruises

Specialty Cruise

Cruise the Chesapeake Bay on one of the few remaining skipjacks while enjoying an afternoon of celebration. From Blue Angel watch parties to Father and Mother’s Day, it’ll be a day you won’t forget.

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

Specialty Cruise tickets are announced throughout the season. Scroll down to learn more!

Education Cruises

Education Cruises

Come experience life as a crew member living on the water, become familiar with skipjack terminology and tools, and explore the water ways and tributaries around the Bay. Students will be actively engaged in conducting water quality testing, investigating Bay animals, maritime history, and STEAM concepts, all while enjoying the beautiful Chesapeake Bay setting.

Set sail with us on the Wilma Lee, one of only 23 remaining Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks. Public cruises are offered from March to October. See our cruise descriptions below for costs, times, and departure points. Boarding starts 15 minutes prior to departure time, so please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure to allow ample time for parking. Cruises depart rain or shine, but are subject to cancellation due to high winds and unforeseen conditions. Tickets are refunded or rescheduled should Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park need to cancel.

CONTACT US

Please see frequently asked questions below. If you need assistance with your order, please email guestservices@amaritime.org. 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.

IMPORTANT INFO & WILMA LEE CRUISE DESCRIPTIONS

Heritage Cruises

  • Cost: $45 per person, $40 AMM Members, $20 (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.

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Sunset Cruises

  • Cost: $65 per person, $60 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).

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Wednesday Night Races (WNR) Watch Party

  • Cost: $65 per person, $60 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).

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Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

  • Cost: $95 per person, $50 (Children 12 & under)
  • Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Day of the Week: Sunday, May 8th
  • Departs/Returns: Docks at Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis MD 21403 (Eastport)

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

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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, 2022 & Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  • 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 for more information on how to purchase tickets.

Private Charters

  • Cost: $950-1,400 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.

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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 Wednesday Night Races, Heritage, and Sunset Cruises. Become a member today!

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 unless otherwise noted on the 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 guestservices@amaritime.org. Every passenger is required to have a ticket.