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

2024 Public Cruises on the Packet

The River Packet runs regularly scheduled public cruises Thursday - Saturday evenings, and Saturday/Sunday afternoons from April through November, unless privately chartered or otherwise unavailable. Enjoy a leisurely trip down the Chester River with friends, relaxing on the upper deck or snuggled down in the spacious interior cabin. Food is included on all cruises except the Saturday River Tours (1:00 pm sail); beverages available for purchase on all trips.

Note: All cruises subject to change/cancellation due to weather, insufficient signups, or privately chartered sails. Please check our Cruise Calendar for the latest information or call 410-635-0321.

Cruise season: April - November (public & private options)
December (private only)

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.

$50 per person
$25/children 10 & under; Free for children 3 & under

“Casual Cuisine” meal included; Cash Bar

April - October: 6:00 - 8:00 pm (board at 5:45 pm)

November: 5:00 - 7:00 pm (board at 4:45 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 River Tour and enjoy a 90-minute jaunt down the river. Enjoy beverages available at our Cash Bar.

$25 per person; Free for children 3 & under

Cash Bar; No food included/available

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

Sunday Brunch Cruise

Join us for a 2-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.

$50 per person
$25/children 10 & under; Free for children 3 & under

Brunch buffet included; Cash Bar

12:00 - 2:00 pm (board at 11:45 am)


Boarding 15 minutes prior to departure
from High Street Town Dock,
unless otherwise specified