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Tours & River Cruises

The Museum has many options for touring campus, including self-guided and guided walking tours, scenic river cruises aboard the historic 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, and more. For all tour-related questions, or to book your group’s next visit, contact Volunteer & Education Coordinator, Allison Speight, at or call 410-745-4941.

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Highlights Tours

CBMM regularly offers highlights tours of our can’t-be-missed exhibits and objects. These hour-long tours, which explore the Boatyard, Lighthouse, Oystering on the Chesapeake, Floating Fleet, and Waterman’s Wharf exhibits, are free with admission to the general public, and are scheduled at 11 am and 2 pm, Thursday through Sunday.

Please note: Highlights tours are subject to tour guide availability.

Adult Group Tours

With 18 waterfront acres and ample bus parking, the Museum is just a short walk from St. Michaels’ historic shops and restaurants. The Museum will provide a guide for your group tour upon request, with at least two weeks advanced notice. A $75 deposit is required for guided tours. Tour guides are not guaranteed if your group is delayed more than 30 minutes.

Tickets allow you to come and go as you please and may be obtained upon arrival at the Welcome Center. Admission tickets are good for two days, excluding festivals. Bus parking is available.


School Group Tours

Ecology Cruises are offered at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MarylandAt the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, we are dedicated to teaching students about the rich history and culture of the Chesapeake Bay’s communities and environment. Whether at the Museum, in your classroom, or out on the water, our hands-on programs and curriculum units are designed to inspire, challenge, and enlighten your students about the unique heritage of the Chesapeake’s people and places.

For more information on guided tours, self-guided tours, and self-guided tour activities, contact Volunteer & Education Coordinator, Allison Speight, at 410-745-4941 or


Day in St. Michaels Package

St. Michaels Harbor, Maryland.For groups of 30 or more people.

Your authentic Chesapeake Bay experience begins here! Come visit the colonial harbor town of St. Michaels, Maryland, for a full day of activity that offers something for everyone. Our package includes three venues located on Navy Point, a beautiful stretch of waterfront property located on the St. Michaels harbor and the scenic Miles River. Tickets are $67 per person (minimum 30 people per group). A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation, refundable with two-weeks advanced notice of cancellation.


Miles River Cruises aboard the Winnie Estelle

The Winnie Estelle at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.45 minute cruises on the Miles River
May through October on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm*

$10 Non-Members
$5 CBMM Members
$3 Non-member children ages 6-17
FREE for Member children ages 17 and under, and for all children ages 5 and under

Tickets are available at CBMM’s Welcome Center the day of your visit.

*All cruises are weather dependent. Schedule and pricing subject to change. Winnie can accommodate up to 32 passengers.

The Winnie Estelle is also available for private charters and special adult and youth education tours!