Wm. B. Tennison Cruises


$7.00 for Adults
$4.00 for children 5-12 years
Children under 5 ride free when accompanied by a paying adult (excludes organized groups)
A reservation is required for each child, regardless of age.
No refunds unless cruise is canceled by the captain.

River Cruise Schedule - 2022

May & September

Wednesday through Friday: 2 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays:  2 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.

June, July & August

Wednesday through Friday: 2 p.m.
If the 2 p.m. cruise is full there will be a 3:10 p.m. cruise (minimum: 8 passengers)
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: 2 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.

Register for July 4 Holiday Cruises here:
Monday, July 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, July 4, 2022 at 3:10 p.m.


Wednesday through Sunday: 2 p.m.

There are NO 2:00 p.m. or 3:10 p.m. cruises on the following Waterside Music Series concert dates:

Saturday, June 10
Saturday, July 16
Saturday, August 20

Public River Cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison
Relax and enjoy a leisurely one-hour sightseeing cruise on the river. You will sail the busy Solomons inner harbor, see Solomons Island and the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, pass underneath the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge, and turn back at Pt. Patience and the Naval Recreation Center. 

Departures are from the Calvert Marine Museum dock. All cruises are weather permitting at the captain's discretion. Maximum capacity is 40 persons. Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities with reasonable notice. Strollers and baby carriages are not allowed onboard.

Passengers are required to check in at the museum Admissions Desk to receive a boarding pass no later than 15 minutes prior to the public cruise. The boat will leave promptly at 2 p.m. or 3:10 p.m. and cannot wait for late arrivals. Tickets are nonrefundable (unless we cancel) and nontransferable.

Ticket Purchase Options
 Advance ticket purchase is available online for all river cruises! Online sales will close 2 business days prior to each cruise, and remaining tickets will be available for purchase, in person, at the Admissions Desk the day of the cruise. 

Admissions Desk: The day of the cruise, remaining tickets will be sold in person at the Admissions Desk. Tickets can not be held or reserved over the phone. Tickets for future cruises will not be available at the Admissions Desk. To check for same-day ticket availability, call the Admissions Desk at 410-326-2042, ext. 8068.

Complimentary Pass: To use a complimentary pass, you can purchase your ticket online and in advance to reserve your space and then get a refund at the Admissions Desk; or, you can visit the Admissions Desk the day of the cruise and, if space is available, redeem your pass for a ticket.

Contact Information

Melissa McCormick
Group and Visitor Services Coordinator
(410) 326-2042, ext. 8083
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

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