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Watermark Cruises and Tours
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Cruise to Watch the 2013 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race
Oct 28, 2013 by: Barbara L from Gaithersburg
I led a group of 17 to join a special cruise with Watermark on Oct. 17th to see the start of the 2013 Chesapeake Schooner Race to Norfolk VA. No one in our group was a sailor but I can speak for all 17 of us that we had a simply magnificent time watching the action. The Captain told us all about the ships as they came along and about the race history. The boat we were on, Lady Sarah, hovered in what seemed like the middle of the action and there was so much room on our boat for everyone to see and take pictures from every angle, be it from the upper and lower deck, inside and outside and close up. All of the tables inside gave a perfect place for us to eat our lunches but we all "ate fast" because we didn't want to miss a thing! Our group said the experience was stupendous and we might just go again next year. Two years ago we as a group took the Watermark tour of the lighthouses and next year we'll do the cruise to St. Michaels (and maybe the Schooner Race again). I had top notch service from the Watermark staff in setting up our tour and there wasn't even the tiniest glitch along the way. Everyone was so cooperative. Staff boarding the ship and handling onboard service were very, very friendly and knowledgeable. A super experience - I wouldn't change a thing!
Great ghost tour!
Oct 27, 2013 by: Sassy B from Cambridge, Maryland
The Watermark Tours sponsored by Historic Annapolis, Inc. are great. We recently went on the evening ghost tour and loved the guide Kim who was dressed in colonial garb and kept up her persona throughout the tour as an indentured servant even when talking about current happenings. The small group roamed the side streets of the beautiful historic town, stopping at major 18th century structures where Kim unfolded her stories of strange happenings. The talk was well researched and documented, which made it all the more fascinating. Historic Annapolis is a beautiful place to take a tour, whether in the daytime or evening with its great shops, beautiful waterfront, and wonderful eating establishments
Oct 20, 2013 by: Beckynbug from Oley, Pennsylvania
We took the 2.25 hour four century tour with Squire Richard. This was a fantastic tour. Richard was not only incredibly knowledgable about the history of the town, the churches, the government, and the Naval Academy, he was very funny and made the tour so much fun. I would recommend this tour to anyone and it was a great value as well.
Great Chesapeake Schooner Race Cruise
Oct 18, 2013 by: Sabrina R from Baltimore, Maryland
I have done several special event cruises with Watermark now and have been very pleased with all of them. The crew members have all been friendly and helpful. The captain's are really good at making sure you see what you go out to see and that no matter where you are on the boat you don't have to move to see the sights. The Great Chesapeake Schooner Race was a spectacular way to see these tall ships in all their glory. There information about the race and the ships made the experience that much nicer for me. I had a booked cruise canceled and this is the one I did instead. The Watermark office was very easy to reach and a delight to work with. I am looking forward to doing more cruises with them.
National anthem cruise
Oct 14, 2013 by: Ed B from Hamilton, New Jersey
Took the 1 hour national anthem cruise. It rained a bit, but not enough to send us inside the cabin. Cool views of the harbor all the way out to ft mchenry. They offer shorter 45 min cruises every hour, but I thin that ends by Columbus Day, so check the website. Crew was very friendly and welcoming.
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