NEW for Summer 2023 – Log Canoe Charter Cruises and Harbor Highlights Tours

Enjoy a private river cruise to watch the log canoe races on the Miles River on board one of the vessels in CBMM’s historic floating fleet. Log canoe races are a quintessential Chesapeake pastime, and a log canoe charter provides an up close and exciting look at the action. Amateur photographers, sailing aficionados, or wooden boat enthusiasts will all find something to enjoy on a CBMM log canoe charter!*

*2023 Log Canoe Charter Cruises replace our yearly Log Canoe Spectator Cruise offerings while Winnie Estelle undergoes routine maintenance. We anticipate Log Canoe Cruise aboard Winnie Estelle to resume in 2024.


How it Works: Participants can reserve a floating fleet vessel (to be assigned) for a designated 2-hour time frame. Participants may have up to 6 passengers for their cruise, per Coast Guard limitations

Location: Aboard CBMM’s floating fleet

Cost: $375 per charter, with up to six passengers allowed per charter



Registration Information:

  • March 15 – March 31Members-only registration opens. Member discount applies. Become a CBMM Member today to receive a 20% discount on registration!
  • April 1: Open registration for CBMM members and non-members.


Looking for more cruise opportunities this summer?

CBMM will also be offering drop-in cruises aboard boats in its floating fleet, including Dory Boat, Volunteer, and Old Point, on Fridays, Saturday, Sundays, and select Mondays, beginning May 19. 

These 45-minute Harbor Highlights Tours offer guests the opportunity to explore St. Michaels Harbor, including CBMM’s working waterfront, while learning the history of the port. The cost is $15 per passenger for CBMM members and $25 for non-members. 

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


Enjoy a 45-minute scenic Miles River cruise aboard 1920 Chesapeake buyboat Winnie EstelleDrop-in cruises depart from CBMM at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 31. Sign up at the Welcome Center on the day of your visit and meet under the Lighthouse for boarding.


All cruises are dependent on marine conditions and availability. Schedule and pricing are subject to change. Winnie can accommodate up to 20 passengers. Cruises are also offered on Memorial Day and July 4.


Winnie Estelle Boarding Passes*
$10 non-member adult
$3 non-member child ages 6–17
FREE non-member child ages 5 and under
$5 CBMM Member adult
FREE Member children ages 17 and under


*Please note that CBMM admission is required to cruise on Winnie Estelle (general admission is free for CBMM Members). Boarding passes may be purchased on the day of your visit at the Museum Store or Welcome Center.