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Monthly cruises offered on Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Winnie Estelle

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering three different types of monthly cruises this summer for guests looking to get out on the water aboard its 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle.

New this year, CBMM is inviting guests to bring someone special for an evening cruise to watch the sun set over the beautiful Miles River. Scheduled for 7:15pm on June 3 and July 1, and 7pm on Aug. 5, cruises are dependent on weather, and boat and water conditions. The cost to take part is $45 per person, with a 20% discount offered to CBMM members. To register, visit

Returning for the second year in a row are Wednesday Night Racing Spectator Cruises, which invite the public to spend an evening on the Miles River watching sailboat races. With each set to depart from CBMM’s campus in St. Michaels, Md., these cruises are scheduled for 5:30–7:30pm on June 8, July 13, and Aug. 3.

The cost to participate in one of CBMM’s Wednesday Night Racing Spectator Cruises is $30 per person, with a 20% discount for CBMM members.

CBMM’s Eco Cruises are also returning with monthly offerings this summer. Adults and children of all ages are encouraged to join this citizen science excursion on the Miles River, scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 10–11:30am; Tuesday, July 12, 10–11:30am; and Thursday, Aug. 18, 1–2:30pm.

Eco Cruises are an up-close and personal exploration of the Chesapeake Bay’s unique habitat and ecology and offer opportunities for passengers to try their hand at water testing and explore the critters on an oyster reef, all while cruising in the breeze. The cost to participate in one of CBMM’s Eco Cruises is $25 per person, with a 20% discount for CBMM members.

To register for these, or one of CBMM’s other upcoming cruises, visit

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