Cruise the Chester River and enjoy views of
historic Chestertown, Maryland


Public Cruises on the Packet

The River Packet runs regularly scheduled public cruises on Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening, and Sunday afternoon from April through December, unless privately chartered. Enjoy a leisurely trip down the Chester River with friends, relaxing on the overhead deck or snuggled down in the spacious gallery. Food is included on all cruises except the Saturday River Tour; cash bar available for all trips.

Note: Public Cruises may be canceled if there is an insufficient number of tickets sold; due to inclement weather; or if someone charters the boat for a private event. Please check our Cruise Calendar for the latest information or call 410-635-0321.

Our cruise season is from April through December.
Off-season: January - March (no cruises available)

All cruises depart from the foot of High Street in Chestertown unless otherwise noted.

Evening Cruises

Spend two hours enjoying the scenery and catching a beautiful sunset over the banks of the Chester River. Cruises run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from Spring through late Fall.

$35 for adults; $20 for children 12 & under; Free for children 5 & under

“Casual Cuisine” buffet included; Cash Bar

May - Labor Day: 7:00 - 9:00 pm (board at 6:45 pm)

April & Fall (Sept. - Dec.): 6:00 - 8:00 pm (board at 5:45 pm)

Saturday Afternoon Cruise

Just want to get out for a short guided tour to see the Chester River? Join us for our Saturday afternoon tour and enjoy a 90-minute jaunt up and down the river. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch! Enjoy beverages available at our Cash Bar.

$20 per person; Free for children 5 & under

Cash Bar; No food included

Saturdays 1:00 - 2:30 pm (boards at 12:45 pm)

Sunday Brunch Cruise

Join us for a 2.5-hour trip down the Chester River while enjoying the seasons and a hearty brunch. Observe the unspoiled views along the river banks; chat with friends; or, just read the Sunday paper on a cozy bench in the salon. We guarantee it's a great way to start a new week.

$40 for adults; $20 for children 12 & under; Free for children 5 & under

Brunch buffet included; Cash Bar

12:30 - 3:00 pm (boards at 12:15 pm)