Maryland Boat Excursions Fit for Families
Written by MWT Contributor: Piper
As Spring warms up and the forecast for snow finally fades, we are looking forward to exploring the Maryland waterways. These boating and water activities introduce kids to fishing, crabbing and canoeing and pirate life on the sea. Check out our list of local family-friendly water adventures in Maryland and be sure to add them to your summer plans!
Family Fishing Adventures, Annapolis
The interactive fishing adventure will have your child immersed in the world of Fishing & Crabbing and take them on a journey they could get nowhere else! Hop on deck for an hour and 45 minute trip aboard our 30-foot U.S.C.G. certified fishing vessel to learn how to Fish, Crab, and preserve the Chesapeake Bay. Tickets are $20 adults and $16 children. Check the special event calendar for discount days!
Ruddy Duck Adventures, Dowell
Start your adventure in Solomons Island, Maryland. The all-inclusive packages make it easy! Day trips include fossil hunting, kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), scenic cruises, nature and wildlife exhibits, craft beer and more! Tickets are $20 children and $89-$199 adults.
Urban Pirates, National Harbor & Baltimore Harbor
Climb aboard the new pirate ship for an interactive adventure sailing from the Capital Wheel Pier in National Harbor, MD or hop on at the Baltimore Harbor. With the lively crew, you will learn to talk, dance, and play games like a pirate, blast enemies with water cannons and navigate treacherous waters to discover vast treasures. Tickets $12 ages 2 and under, $22 ages 3-adult.
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, Annapolis
On the pirate ship Sea Gypsy, sailors always find the treasure, always defeat the stinky pirate, and always walk away with incredible stories! Young pirates will read a treasure map to find the sunken treasure and enter a water cannon battle with Pirate Pete! Tickets $12 age 2 and under, $22 ages 3-adult.
American Chestnut Land Trust, Prince Frederick
ACLT provides friendly, expert guides to make your family canoe trip fun, informative and safe! They also offer you the option to use their canoes (2 person) or you are welcome to bring your own canoe/kayak. For ages 6 and older only. Suggested donation of $15/person.
Of course several local parks also offer seasonal boat rentals at very reasonable prices. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, as well as Calvert Marine Museum also offer guided canoe trips occasionally. Check out local county parks and recreation websites to learn more about boat trips near you.
Let us know what adventures you and your family have found on the Maryland waterways! What are some of your favorite Maryland boat tours?
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