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Apr 20, 2013 - Cruising the Bay in Annapolis

Annapolis, the capital of Maryland was once the capital of the USA. Located on Chesapeake Bay near Severn River, this city features the USA Naval Academy, the homes of those who signed the Declaration of Independence, and St. John’s College which is the third oldest in the country. This city is known to be a sailing capital where boating companies offer public and charter dinner cruises suited for charter bus groups wanting to spend some time on the water.

For sightseeing cruises and special event sailings, charter bus visitors can look for Annapolis Sailing Schooner Woodwind Cruises as they operate two boats. Charter bus visitors can steer, raise sails, or just sit back and enjoy the scenic boat ride along Chesapeake Bay. If you want to try their special event dinner cruises, you get to enjoy dishes on board such as bison, crab, chicken, salad, vegetables and dessert in a cruise which lasts about two and a half hours long. Other activities include food talks by the on-board chef as well as places to find locally grown foods, shopping tips and tricks, recipes and how to prepare the dishes. This cruise can fit 48 passengers on each of their boats, just nice enough for larger charter bus groups.

For a more private cruise, Liverte the Schooner can carry up to 49 charter bus passengers on their Chesapeake Bay cruises. Here, you can select your cruise to be personalized in terms of duration, music, food and beverages. Charter bus passengers can choose motor, sailing or other type of ship including they want to go and what they want to eat. Admiral of the Bay can arrange cruises for up to 240 people.

Just a short charter bus ride away, you can take the Spirit of Baltimore which cruises along the Patapsco River. This cruise offers lunch, dinner, theme holidays and charter cruises up to 450 passengers. They offer live performances, DJ, dancing after dinner. Their meals are such like beef, pork, chicken, vegetables, salad, pasta and yummy desserts. The Spirit of Baltimore has 2 decks, as well as a patio deck on the upper side, just perfect for planned celebrations.

If you are keen to try a different type of cruise, do look up on Black-Eyed Susan. This is a two-deck paddlewheel riverboat with an enclosed lower deck and a canopied upper deck, as well as clear sides which folds down in a not-so-ideal weather. This boat can carry up to 149 charter bus passengers and is great for private cruises and themed sailings along the Patapsco River. They offer dinner cruises, and the typical menu would include salad, beef, crab cakes, potatoes, vegetables and dessert in buffet style while taking part in an interesting murder mystery activity.

For a visit to Maryland with a difference, plan a cruise together with your charter bus trip with the assistance of Bus Charter Maryland.