Watermark Cruises and Tours

Watermark Cruises and Tours

Watermark Cruises and Tours
4.5
Ghost & Vampire Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Boat Tours • Walking Tours • Sightseeing Tours
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Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Watermark is your destination for fun on land and sea in Annapolis through sightseeing cruises and walking tours. Come enjoy a 40 minute cruise on the iconic Harbor Queen or take a walking tour with our Colonial guides. Choose from our variety of regularly offered cruises, walking tours and special events. Watermark offers many ways to have fun in Annapolis! We also offer group tours, field trips and private events on our yachts.
Annapolis, United States

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2022

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4.5
1,059 reviews
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Audre
Staten Island, NY13 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
The reason for the 3 stars is not because the cruise isn’t an adorable idea & the staff isn’t wonderful, it’s because at the price point they should include more than just one cup of hot cocoa, maybe a cookie to go with it. Also I thought we were going to all sing Christmas carols lol. Instead it was a sightseeing cruise of the beautiful houses (which I love) but we didn’t get to see them lit up! If you go, pick a later time so you can experience the bay all lit up for the holiday season! We loved that the girls got the drive the boat & the Elf & Captain were sweet as can be! Just some things to think about! We would still recommend to go on it! I know boats are expensive, but if the price was a little lower you may get even more patrons! Although it was sold out anyway! It’s the only Christmassy thing to do in Annapolis other than walk around & see the absolutely beautiful city!!! Xoxo
Written 31 December 2022
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We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your feedback!
Written 2 January 2023
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Kwc0213
Severna Park, MD101 contributions
Dec 2022
We took a walking tour for Christmas including hardwood Hammond House. it was a nice way to spend a Saturday in the Annapolis Area. Tour guide is quite gifted.
Written 19 December 2022
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We're so glad you enjoyed our Special Historic Holiday Tour. Thank you for sharing, and happy holidays!
Written 19 December 2022
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Timothy M
Saint Augustine Beach, FL1 contribution
Dec 2022
I can't say enough about the stellar job Suzy and her team did for our cruise. From the big things, like choosing a ship, to the little details like holiday decorations, everything was top notch. Cannot recommend them enough!
Written 7 December 2022
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We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for sharing!
Written 9 December 2022
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Nillapepsi
Stafford, VA1 contribution
Nov 2022
We did the Historic Annapolis/State House/Naval Academy tour. Emma was fantastic!! She was fun, informative, & very knowledgeable about the history of the area & her designated tour subjects. She told us some extra things we wouldn't have known if we had been doing the tour on our own. She showed us photographs she had brought with her along the tour. Very highly recommend!! Thank you, Emma & Watermark!!
Written 27 November 2022
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We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour of Annapolis and will pass your kind words along to Mistress Emma. Thank you for sharing!
Written 28 November 2022
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Erim G
1 contribution
Nov 2022
My name is Erim Gulum and I am the Program Assistant to the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative at Sasakwa USA in Washington. We held a conference with US and Japanese delegates in Annapolis in early November 2022 and sought the services of Watermark to show our guests around the historic district of the city and the Maryland State House. We wanted to take a moment to express how pleased we were with the tour and our guide, Bill Leahy. Many of our participants had never been to the city before and those who were also learned many new things. Bill was knowledgeable, professional and the pace of the tour which he tailored to our needs was perfect. I would highly recommend Watermark as a way to show professional or leisure/recreational groups around the historic sites of the town.
Thank you again for a wonderful experience!
Written 15 November 2022
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We are so glad that your guests enjoyed touring the historic district with us. We will pass your kind words along to Bill. Thank you for sharing, and we hope you'll join us next time you're in Annapolis!
Written 21 November 2022
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dwtownsend22
Alexandria, Virginia5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
A group of 11 of my family went on the Chesapeake Bay Fall Foliage Lighthouse Cruise to celebrate my birthday. The weather was beautiful and the crew was delightful. The cruise was sold-out but not too crowded. There was plenty of seating when we wanted to sit and room to move around. Since the cruise was over lunchtime, we were invited to bring a sack lunch to eat onboard and we could purchase beverages. Our tour guide did a great job of pointing out and explaining the many points of interest. Several of us passengers were celebrating birthdays and the tour guide led everyone in singing Happy Birthday to us. Everyone in my group had a wonderful time. It was perfect! It was a birthday celebration I will fondly remember for many years to come!
Written 31 October 2022
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We are so glad that you joined us for a special day and made memories! Thank you for sharing, and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 4 November 2022
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Zelda G
6 contributions
Oct 2022
I did a walking ghost tour of historic Annapolis last night. It was great fun. I’ve done a lot of ghost tours - a hobby of mine - but this was the best. “Matey Raven” knew so much about the area, weaving stories and history and local traditions into a fascinating talk. I’ll be back in the spring for a purely historic walking tour.
Written 29 October 2022
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That is wonderful to hear. We will pass your kind words along to Matey Raven. Thank you for sharing, and we hope to see you in the spring!
Written 4 November 2022
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12sara64
Pisa, Italy101 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
I loved the docent. The information was super interesting and lovingly given. We all learned a lot and left with love of America and knowledge of grey areas that are hard to quantify
Written 24 October 2022
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We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon. Thank you for sharing!
Written 27 October 2022
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Anthony R
Westminster, MD2 contributions
Sep 2022
It was a wonderful 90 minute cruise out to the Bay Bridge and back. It had lots of seating both indoor and outdoor. The narration gave lots of interesting information and it left from the Annapolis dock area,
Written 19 September 2022
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We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Chesapeake Bay Bridges Cruise! Thank you for sharing!
Written 20 September 2022
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Shannon A
2 contributions
Sep 2022
This weekend we took a day cruise from Annapolis to St. Michaels. It was an absolutely perfect day to be on the water, but it's not a lot of time in St. Michaels. The cruise departs at 10am; by the time you arrive and they prepare the boat to unload, it was about 12:30 when we stepped off. Then, you need to be back on the boat to depart at 3. We had just enough time for a nice lunch at Limoncello, and about 30 min for shopping before we had to head back. So we spent like 5 hours on a boat to have lunch, basically. It's a LOT of boat time, but they have a bar, nice bathrooms and plenty of seating (although if you're on the top deck, the benches can get uncomfortable). The crew was helpful and pleasant. In summary, if you want the boating experience, you'll enjoy this. But if you're looking for ample time in St. Michaels to dine, shop and explore, this is not for you.
Written 19 September 2022
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We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on the boat and appreciate your feedback!
Written 20 September 2022
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