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Daysail Rate:

Welcome to the new Sailing Season! And come on down to Solomons Island in Southern MD for a schooner sail on the Chesapeake Bay!

Schooner Heron Charters will have a day rate of $750 for wkdays, wkends, and holidays!


For a party of six: a wonderful afternoon sailing on the Bay aboard the beautiful 60-foot staysail Schooner Heron, with Captain. Charter folks will bring their own food and drinks in their own coolers with ice.

Nothing on the Bay can compare with this amazing offer!

The "standard" cruise leaves the dock at 12 noon and returns at 5 pm, giving you your evening to enjoy a night out in Solomons Island. You should arrive by 11:30 am, so you can load your gear onto the boat and ready yourself for the noon departure. We will motor out of Mill Creek and quickly make the Patuxent River. From there it is a short sail out into the lovely Chesapeake Bay.

Cruise Ideas:

  • Start your 5-hour sail later in the day. Perhaps you would like to leave at 4 pm or 5 pm to enjoy the setting sun as we return to the homeport.
  • Sail/motor up the Patuxent River to tie up at the famous Vera's Restaurant, enjoy a meal ashore, then have a pleasant sail/motor back down the River to the homeport. (I say "sail/motor" because the winds have to be just right to get in a good sail up or down the Pax River.)

Special Occasions and Ideas:

  • The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race: (see our webpage describing this great event) We offer two slots for this spectacular event which takes place the third week of October, during the years which we do the Race. Check in with us about this.
  • Wives of Sailors... "women only" day (except for the lucky Captain) to enjoy a day on the water without the spouse's friendly commands.
  • Smaller boat sailors testing their skills on a larger boat.
  • Parties to celebrate a special event, such as a wedding, a
    , a retirement, a birthday, reunions, etc.
  • See our Special Events page to learn about what's coming up in Solomons and Southern Maryland this 2018 season. To get you started, check out the website for the Solomons Maryland Business Association. This will give you a good idea of the goings on in our fabulous small town.
  • Annual Taste of Solomons! 11 am - 4pm. Experience and share food and drink samplines from a variety of Solomons' restaurants.
  • Father's Day and Mother's Day. Treat your father and mother, and five others to a wonderful day on the water. What a great way to show your love and appreciation!
  • (September): Solomons Plein Air Festival 2018. This is an exciting plein air competition for both artists and views. Takes place on Solomons Island and the surrounding communities of Solomons and Dowell.
  • July 4 Fireworks Cruise. Sail on Heron, then anchor in the Patuxent River near the barge where the fireworks are shot. You can't get a better view than that! THIS IS THE BEST CHARTER OF THE YEAR.

  • Calvert Marine Museum has great events and concerts year round. Check out their website for more details. http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/events/calendar.php
    friendship, team building, and fun. Have your business outing while having a glorious sail on the Bay!
  • Give the gift of a sailing day on the Bay aboard Schooner Heron. As a birthday gift, for any celebration, as a reward for reaching business goals... The treasured memories of a daysail with close friends will last a lifetime.
  • Come up with your own ideas and bounce them off us. We will be open to consider your own special version of fun on the water.

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