Wm. B. Tennison Cruises

Fees

$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.

River Cruise Schedule - 2022

May & September
Cruises run at 2 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.
An additional 3:10 p.m. cruise will run on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. 
Due to maintenance, the Wednesday, May 25, Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27 cruises has been canceled.

June, July & August
Cruises run at 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. If the 2:00 p.m. cruise is full there will be a 3:10 p.m. cruise with at least 8 passengers. Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, there will be a 3:10 p.m. cruise.

October
Cruises run at 2 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

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. 

Public Cruise Details
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.

Public Cruise Ticket Purchase Options
Online:
 Advance ticket purchase is now available online for all river cruises! Online sales will close 24 hours prior to each cruise, and remaining tickets will be available for purchase, in person, at the Admissions Desk the day of the cruise. To check for same-day ticket availability, call the Admissions Desk at 410-326-2042, ext. 8068.

If you have comp passes you must purchase your tickets to reserve and you will be refunded at the desk. If you come to the museum on the date it will be first come first serve. There are no reservations for the 2:00 p.m. or 3:10 p.m. cruises.

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.


Contact Information

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

Click on calendar for registration links.

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