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Address: 1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone Number: 410-268-7601
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Harbor Queen is the well known tour boat docked at the end of Annapolis...

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.

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Historical walking tour of Annapolis

Squire Richard was obviously well-versed in the history of the Naval Academy as well as the State House and residences we passed. His remarks were insightful and detailed. Squire... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was too surface as far as the academy went. We saw noon formation and another venue but not much else. It seemed there was a lot more to see at the academy but they did not show it to us. I would not recommend this tour for anyone that wants a inclusive tour of the academy.

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Thank Joe C
WatermarkJourney, Marketing Specialist at Watermark Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Joe C, The Four Centuries Walking Tour is a tour of the Naval Academy, the Annapolis historic district and the Maryland State House. We are sorry to hear you felt like the tour did not cover enough at the Naval Academy. Our tour guides do their best to encompass the vast history of the Academy and Annapolis in just 2... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Squire Richard was obviously well-versed in the history of the Naval Academy as well as the State House and residences we passed. His remarks were insightful and detailed. Squire Richard's love of the area was evident. AND he's quite funny!

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Thank bharagan
Maryland
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We've been riding on the Jolly Anne "Rudolph Boat" every year around Christmas time for about the last 5 years. My kids love that the boat has antlers and a red nose and the fact that Santa and his "elf" are driving the boat makes the experience even better. The trip is short little ride around the waters of Annapolis... More 

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Thank CBraz88
Falls Church, Virginia
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I live in Annapolis and run a Meetup group for middle-aged active people who enjoy walking, kayaking, biking, festivals, and having good eats and drinks. It's a fun group that does many things. On some summer events, we've enjoyed the Watermark water taxi that takes people around the lovely creeks by Annapolis. We've also enjoyed the Watermark boat ride to... More 

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Thank chessie3315
WatermarkJourney, Marketing Specialist at Watermark Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

Chessie, Your feedback is appreciated as we always like to hear from our customers. I am glad to hear your group has enjoyed several different Watermark experiences. Annapolis is a great place to explore! The Jolly Express is a festive family-friendly activity. I am disappointed to hear it did not meet your expectations. Watermark regularly works with group leaders to... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Any time one can get out on the Chesapeake Bay is a good day. Watermark Cruises just makes it a better day. Whether it is one of the established public cruises or a chartered special occasion, Watermark excels.

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Thank SenecaDoodle
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

In spite of the tragic fire at the Annapolis Yacht Club earlier in the day, the Watermark people reacted proactively and it was still a lovely evening!

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Rockville, Maryland
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82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

After spending several days walking Annapolis, shopping, eating and going full out at Midnight Madness it was a pleasant break to board the Jolly Express with Santa and Petey the elf (love that penguin costume) for some delicious hot chocolate and a view of the mansions and yachts from the water at night. A lovely evening, smooth waters and some... More 

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Thank DRPMI
WatermarkJourney, Marketing Specialist at Watermark Cruises and Tours, responded to this review

DRPMI, Thank you for cruising with us and sharing your feedback! It's always a fun time on the water. Best Regards, Katie R. on behalf of Watermark More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The tour with Squire Fredrick was great. He was very knowledgeable and a joy to listen to. We especially liked that he did not worry about time restraints and covered all we wanted to see and know even though we went over the allotted time. Matt and Ila Verdirame

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My husband and I booked the 400 years of Annapolis History tour, and we were disappointed. We started at City Dock and moved on to the Naval Academy. Most of our tour was at the Naval Academy. We were interested in hearing more about the town of Annapolis. Only two houses were pointed out before we went the Capitol. The... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We were lead on a candlelight tour by Squire Richard through the darkened streets of Annapolis, visiting the homes, businesses, inns and churches where ghostly sightings have been seen or documented. We heard stories, passed down for generations, about the spirit world and sightings and/or sensations of beings who are long past but inhabited the dwellings many years ago. We... More 

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