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Watermark Cruises and Tours

1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-268-7601
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Ranked #5 of 28 Activities in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: Harbor Queen is the well known tour boat docked at the end of Annapolis City Dock. Come enjoy a 40 minute cruise or take a walking tour with our... more » Owner description: Harbor Queen is the well known tour boat docked at the end of Annapolis City Dock. Come enjoy a 40 minute cruise or take a walking tour with our Colonial guides. With over 7 regular cruises and 4 walking tours in Annapolis to choose from, Watermark offers many ways to have fun in Annapolis! We also offer cruises of the Baltimore Inner Harbor, group tours, field trips and private events on our yachts. « less
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Glenview, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We took a 40 minute cruise tour. It was nice and we got a nice view of the water and got a little history of the area. I felt that it was a bit short though. I really wanted to do the Spa Creek tour, but we had to leave town before the first tour of the day took place,... More

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Beltsville, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Although we only live 40 minutes from Annapolis, we kept putting off doing the "touristy things" in all the wonderful places around us. Shame on us! But I'm happy we waited, as we got a weather-perfect day. Beware - parking in downtown Annapolis is a horror and a crap shoot on weekends. We toured on a Sunday. You can only... More

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WatermarkJourney, Public Relations Manager at Watermark Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Hi there! Thnank you so much for taking a chance on doing "touristy things" with us. So glad you discovered locals have fun too! We offer validated parking at the Park Place garage on West Street. Guests who park there can ride the free Circulator to City Dock. We're glad to hear you found the boat accessible! We actually DO... More

Towson, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were walking on the pier when we saw the boat loading up. We casually asked what the cruise was for, and after learning it was a 45 minute narrated boat ride in the harbor, AND they were pet friendly, we were in! Our 3 month old puppy came on board with us, and the staff was very sweet, they... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a beautiful day for cruise on the Inner Harbor. We learned about the many different sites on the shore line. The history of the writing of the Star Spangled banner was an interesting tidbit with the 200th anniversary coming soon with celebrations at Fort McHenry. It is amazing how many waterfront condos have gone up in the last... More

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are looking for a great tour in Annapolis, this is it! But the real difference was the guide- Fred Taylor. I am a professional tour guide in DC and wanted to learn more about the War of 1812 while visiting Annapolis. Having read in advance, Steve Vogel's excellent, Through The Perilous Fight, I had a better understanding on... More

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Canaan, New Hampshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I did the 90 minute Severn River cruise and while it was a nice boat ride on a pretty river, as a tour it was a complete dud. The major problem was with the promised narration, which only really covered the naval academy and was either silent or playing music for the rest of the time. Even the parts about... More

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WatermarkJourney, Public Relations Manager at Watermark Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Hi AndyV2011, We are sorry you did not enjoy your cruise. If you can, could you please call our sales office at 410-268-7601 x100? We'd like to learn more about your experience. Thank you, The Watermark Team More

maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I took the Bay Lighthouse cruise for my mothers bday this past July and I enjoyed it. I live in Baltimore and it was easy to drive to annapolis park discounted at the PARK PLACE GARAGE> watermark gives you a voucher to park for $2 alll day ( others are 10 - 20 $) ThentheFREE TROLLY picks you up right... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I took my daughter to Annapolis for a quick tour of the state capital. While I had not planned specific events the Watermark cruise looked to be a viable option. We were able to walk right up and purchase tickets only minutes before departure. The cruise was relatively brief yet informative. Overall it was just an overall pleasant tour of... More

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Gambrills, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

From the good humored and friendly repartee of the Skipper, Capt. Dean to the skilled and helpful members of the crew, the trip was made all the more enjoyable. The weather was perfect for a jaunt around the Annapolis skyline and the Naval Academy all the way to Round Bay and back, the view and the narrations of points of... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The inner harbor of Annapolis is really nice. We took the forty minute cruise and we were very pleased. The presentation was made by a recording and very easy to follow. The history was interesting about the Naval Academy and very well done. The trip was only fifteen dollars per person and well worth it. Try it you will like... More

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