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Bring your group to explore CBMM’s 18 waterfront acres, our 12 exhibition buildings, and the surrounding town of historic St. Michaels. CBMM will provide a guide for your group upon request, with reservations made at least two weeks in advance. Some customization is available.

Each guided tour includes two days’ admission to CBMM. A minimum of 10 guests is required for group booking rates. See the bottom of this page for tour options and rates.

Please send specific questions to groups@cbmm.org.

Please note that Winnie Estelle is currently undergoing routine maintenance and is temporarily closed. We appreciate your understanding.

 

Guided tour rates apply–see bottom of this page

 

CBMM’s General Tour
Discover the incredible history, heritage, and culture of the Chesapeake Bay through CBMM’s interactive exhibits and priceless collections. Explore a working boatyard, scale the winding stairs to a birds-eye view of St. Michaels from our 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and witness the legacy of the Chesapeake’s oystering and crabbing industries. 90 minutes, locations and timing can be customized. Guided tour rates apply–see bottom of this page.

 

Self-Guided Exploration
In addition to our guided tours, we offer the option of self-guided tours by reservation. Maps are available. Self-guided tour rates apply–see bottom of this page. 

 

Guided tour rates apply–see bottom of this page

 

Catch of the Day Tour

Learn what it means to “follow the water” in every season on the Chesapeake. Participants will view the Bay through the eyes of a waterman as they tong for oysters, pull crab pots, explore a skipjack, and hear stories of commercial hunters used at the turn of the 19th century. 90 minutes. Guided tour rates apply–see bottom of this page

 

Oystering on the Chesapeake Tour

This hands-on tour explores the history of the greatest oyster factory on Earth—the Chesapeake Bay—and how the oyster has shaped the culture, industry, and environment of the Bay and its people. Through maps, activities, and giant oyster shells, participants will learn about a time when oysters lay thick as stones. Tales told aboard a skipjack will delve into the Oyster Wars and an oyster gold rush. Tour guests will also take an up-close look at an oyster nursery’s crabs, fish, and baby mollusks. 90 minutes. Guided tour rates apply–see bottom of this page

 

Ecology Cruise aboard Winnie Estelle*

*Winnie Estelle is currently undergoing routine maintenance for the 2023 season, however this program is available on land. Email groups@cbmm.org for more information.

 

Learn about the Chesapeake’s animals, plants, and environment through hands-on activities aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle. This 90-minute tour explores the Bay watershed from large to small, starting with maps of the Chesapeake’s waterways and populations, moving to water quality testing, and ending by examining the many organisms that call an oyster reef home. 25-passenger maximum. Flat rate per cruise in addition to group tour rate per person. Some activities may be modified for health safety. Guided tour rates apply–see bottom of this page

 

Day in St. Michaels Tour Package

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. $78 per person, minimum 25 participants per group. Click here to download the Day in St. Michaels Package flyer.

 

 

Guided tour rates apply–see bottom of this page

 

Hooper Strait Lighthouse Virtual Tour

Take an up-close look at an authentic Chesapeake Bay screwpile-design lighthouse with a CBMM virtual tour guide. Participants will spend 30–45 minutes on Zoom, Google Meet, or another platform exploring a virtual version of CBMM’s 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. $50 per CBMM virtual tour guide. Small and large group availability, all together or on individual devices. Guided tour rates apply–see bottom of this page

 

Custom Shipyard Tours and Programs (virtual or in-person)


Reserve a custom workshop, guided paddle, and more! For details and pricing, reach out to Shipyard Education Programs Manager Jenn Kuhn at jkuhn@cbmm.orgafad@cbmm.org, or 410-745-4980. Guided tour rates apply–see bottom of this page

 

Private CBMM Member Family & Friends Group Tours

CBMM Members receive a 50% discount on guided tours for small private family and friends groups. Private guided tours are based upon availability and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. This discount does not apply to corporate, community, or school groups. Guided tour rates apply–see bottom of this page

Members at the Individual and Household Levels may book tours for 6–15 participants.

Members at the Family & Friends Level may book tours for 6–30 participants.

 

Guided tour rates apply–see bottom of this page

 

Scenic Cruise aboard Winnie Estelle: flat rate of $300 plus group rate per person*

 

Ecology Cruise aboard Winnie Estelle: flat rate of $500 plus group rate per person*

 

*Winnie Estelle is currently undergoing routine maintenance for the 2023 season, we appreciate your understanding. 

GROUP TOUR RATES

Rates are per person and are based on the size of the group. Group rates are available with advance reservations only.

Self-Guided
(10–29 participants)
Self-Guided
(30+ participants)
Guided
(10–29 participants)
Guided
(30+ participants)
Adults $14 $12 $18 $15
Seniors (65+) $12 $10 $15 $12
Students (17+) $12 $10 $15 $12

 

Youth may attend Adult Group Tours with a parent/guardian. Rates are $9/child guided (10-29), $8/child guided (30+), $7/child self-guided (10-29), $6/child self-guided (30+) for ages 6–17. Children ages 5 and under are free.