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Water Taxi Tours To St. Clement's Islands -
Maryland's First Colonial Landing 1634
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 3:30 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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