Our cruises vary in duration from 40 minutes up to 7.5 hours. Visit our Cruises page for information on all of our cruises and their durations. The only "destination cruise" we offer is our Day on the Bay to St. Michaels which travels from Annapolis to St. Michaels and back.
Food and Beverage
Guests are welcome to bring a snack or sandwich onto the boat. However, beverages are not permitted. Light snacks, beverages and cocktails may be purchased on all of our cruises at our cash bar (we recommend having cash as credit cards are not typically available while cruising).
We do not do full dinner cruises. If you are interested in renting one of our vessels for a private dinner cruise, please visit Yacht Charters on the Bay for more information.
Our cruises will take place rain or shine. All cruises are subject to cancellation due to severe weather, lack or participation or mechanical breakdown.
All Watermark vessels are U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified. They have emergency equipment including life jackets in the unlikely event they are needed. Guests who wish to wear a life jacket during the cruise are welcome to bring one.
Advance tickets for all Baltimore cruises are available online. Tickets for Baltimore cruises may also be purchased at the Baltimore Visitors Center or from the Watermark Ticket Kiosk located on the promenade of the Baltimore Inner Harbor and right in front of our boats on the Finger Piers. Find us under the red umbrellas.
Tickets for Annapolis Cruises may be purchased from the Ticket Kiosk at Annapolis City Dock during our regular cruising season. Find us under the red umbrella up to one hour prior to our first cruise of the day. Tickets for Miss Anne Spa Creek cruises may be purchased directly from the Captain. In Annapolis, 40 minute cruises do not have advance reservations (unless you have a group of 30 or more people). Just walk up and purchase your ticket anytime during the day for any cruise. Advance tickets are available online (with a ticket fee) in Annapolis for 90 minute cruises, Day on the Bay Cruises, Bay Lighthouse Cruises and Special Event Cruises. A limited amount of tickets are available for advanced online purchase for 90 minute cruises; walk-ups still welcome. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to the cruise start time with the line starting around 30 minutes before the cruise start time.
Advance tickets are non-refundable.
Acceptable payment methods are cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover), traveler cheque, money order.
Secure Online Ticket Purchases: Online ticket purchases are completed through Xola, our ticketing partner and are fully secured with a Symantec SSL certificate. When you make a purchase through Xola, all data (including credit card information) is transmitted over a secure connection. For additional security, credit card data is never stored. When you click a "book now" button on our website, the Xola checkout app opens in a secure "iframe" within our website. All data transmitted happens over a secure connection and any booking placed from within the Xola checkout app is fully secured with a Symantec SSL certificate.
Non-US credit cards will not process payment on our ticketing site. Please call the office to book tours and cruises in advance using a Non-US credit card.
If you are using an older web browser, you may not be able to purchase tickets online. Please call our sales office during regular business hours to purchase over the phone: 410-268-7601 x100.
Our cruises are dog friendly. Watermark welcomes dogs on leashes and their responsible owners aboard our tour boats. Fido rides free.
Most of our boats are handicapped and wheelchair accessible with the exception of Miss Anne (40 minute Spa Creek tours) and the Water Taxis. Not all bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Please contact our sales office at 410-268-7601 x100 to discuss any special needs or requests. We're happy to discuss the accessibility of each vessel or tour in detail.
Handicapped parking information: Cars with handicapped license plates or with a current hang tag may park at a metered space for twice the allowed time at no charge. If you wish to remain in the spot, you must pay the meter rate and stay only the allotted time. Handicapped licensed cars may also park in the residential district for four hours.
All Baltimore cruises are on climate controlled vessels (main decks). In Annapolis, 90 minute cruises, Day on the Bay to St. Michaels Cruise and Bay Lighthouses Cruise are on climate controlled vessels (main decks). 40 minute Annapolis cruises are not typically on climate controlled vessels.
The following discount is available for 45-minute Baltimore Harbor Cruises only:
- Kids Cruise Free on Mondays. Free child ticket with each adult ticket purchase.
Watermark tries to keep the ticket prices accessible to everyone and we do not regularly offer additional discounts off our ticket prices. This includes AAA, Military, Senior or other discounts. If you have a group of 30 or more, we do have group discounts with advance reservations and purchase with a contract. Learn more about our group discounts.
Watermark cruises are located near a variety of parking facilities. You can find some suggestions on our site here.