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Maryland Begins Here! ... Water Taxi Tours To St. Clement's Islands - Maryland's First Colonial Landing 1634

image of Water Taxi   Water Taxi Hours of Operation

Water taxi service is available weekends starting in June and available through September. The water taxi leaves the pier at the St. Clement's Island Museum at 10 am and makes continuous trips to St. Clement's Island State Park and back until 2 pm. (The Boat Captain will take a lunch break from 12:30 pm to 1 pm) The 2 pm departure from the museum is the last trip over to the Island and the last trip back to the mainland from the Island is 3:00 pm. Please call ahead to ensure hours of operation and weather conditions - high wind, rough water, rain or storms will cancel service. 301-769-2222.

The water taxi is not available Memorial Day, July 4th, July 9th, or Labor Day.

Water Taxi Rate

Weekend Service Rate (For group rates, see below)

Water taxi transportation fees are $7 per person, which includes children of any age. Dogs are not allowed on the water taxi unless they are a Working Guide Dog, and they ride free. The water taxi fee includes admission to the museum.

Water taxi transportation to St. Clement's Island is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. The water taxi will not operate during rain, lightning, high wind or rough water conditions for the safety of our passengers. Visitors are strongly encouraged to call ahead to the St. Clement's Island at 301-769-2222 to ensure that the water taxi will be operational the day of your visit.

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  Blackistone Lighthouse Tours

The St. Clement's Hundred provides volunteers for guided tours of the lighthouse. Call the St. Clement's Island Museum for an updated Lighthouse Tours schedule at 301-769-2222.

There is no fee for guided tours but donations are gratefully accepted and are used for lighthouse maintenance expenses.

Chartered Tours

The museum Water Taxi may be chartered during the week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Prices are based on a 20 person minimum. Groups under 20 people may charter the boat if they pay the remaining balance.

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Water Taxi Tours

Student and Youth Group Charters -
$7 per person ($140 minimum payment)

This rate includes 3 hours of educational programs in the museum and on St. Clement's Island. Teachers may rent the boat for additional hours at $50 per extra hour. Teachers are free. Only one chaperone for every ten students will be admitted for free. Additional chaperones will be charged the full program fee. Student charters are subsidized by St. Mary’s County Government.

Adult Group Charters - $10.00 per person ($200.00 minimum payment)

This rate includes 2 hours of time on St. Clement's Island. A guide is provided by request for an additional $25.00. Group leaders may rent the boat for additional hours at $50.00 per extra hour. Prepayment must be paid in full. There is a non-refundable processing fee of $25.00.

Contact St. Clement's Island Museum site supervisor Christina Barbour at 301-769-2222 or 301-769-4723 to arrange for group tours and/or water taxi charters.

Water Taxi Transportation to St. Clement’s Island is subject to cancellation due to unsafe water/weather conditions. Therefore, please call the museum the day you intend to visit for current information. If you decide to cancel your charter you must cancel with at least 24 hours advanced notice to have your money refunded.

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