Watermark’s vision since the beginning has been to immerse people in the history, culture and fun of the Annapolis area more completely than any other tour or charter company. Whether you want to learn or just enjoy, no one else offers so many ways to experience this special place, both by land and by water, in less than an hour or as long as you like. In fact, we originated the idea of giving our guests a truly authentic Annapolis experience 41 years ago. And our unique training program ensures that everyone in the company — from period-dressed tour guides to captains to Event Planners — shares that experience in the most interesting and exciting way.
Watermark, originally Chesapeake Marine Tours, began by offering a single sightseeing cruise to St. Michaels aboard the Annapolitan in 1972. Founder Ed Hartman, an attorney by trade, had a love of boating and a desire to invest in the local community. The company quickly expanded to include scenic narrated cruises of the Annapolis Harbor on Harbor Queen and private yacht charters.
Today in its second generation of family ownership with Hartman's daughter Debbie Gosselin at the helm, Watermark's range of offerings includes endless possibilities for private charters with Yacht Charters on the Bay™ and Wedding on the Bay™, Annapolis water taxi service, a variety of walking tours with Annapolis Tours®, public cruises in Annapolis and Baltimore with Cruises on the Bay™ and special event tours and cruises throughout the year.
About Cruises on the Bay
Cruises on the Bay is Watermark's "Destination Fun." Watermark specializes in sightseeing cruises in the Chesapeake Bay region that are an easy, affordable and fun way to get out on the water. With seven different cruises to choose from in Annapolis, four different cruises to choose from in Baltimore and a variety of special event and holiday cruises throughout the year, there is always something to do with Watermark. Watermark also operates the Annapolis Water Taxi service. Our professional and well trained crew is accommodating and courteous and our vessels are clean and meticulously maintained. Join Watermark for an Unforgettable Journey on the water in Annapolis, Baltimore, or both!