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Pricing

Prices are customized to each charter. For an idea of where our pricing starts, please see our basic package prices.

Food and Beverage

Events on Watermark yachts are customized for your needs. While each event is unique, our staff knows what works well and can advise on menu selection, beverage options, and other event elements to ensure success. Watermark's vessels each have a liquor license, and beverage service is supplied by Watermark. Special orders are available with certain beverage options. Watermark works with carefully selected preferred caterers whose experience on our yachts will deliver the best results for your party. If your menu selection requires a different provider, we recommend working with your Event Planner. Guests are welcome to choose from our list of our preferred vendors or choose their own vendor. Guests may bring their own food for a per person fee that varies by boat.

Event Planning

When you choose Watermark for as your event venue, you're also getting an experienced event planner. A Watermark Event Planner can assist you with additional activities that will help create a memorable event for your group. For a unique experience, package your event with a Walking Tour with our colonial tour guides. Ask a Watermark Event Planner about Destination Charters and Themed Events.

Boat Sharing

Watermark charters are exclusive to your event. Whether you have two guests or 240, our boat is your crewed yacht for the contracted time.

Crew

As U. S. Coast Guard-regulated vessels, our yachts are under the control of licensed captains, who, along with our crew, are trained to provide a safe and fun environment for your guests. The Watermark crew is experienced in making your guests feel comfortable and safe at all times--just ask them! Questions during an event may be directed to an Event Specialist or Watermark captain.

Weather

Our events take place rain or shine and charters are available year round. A spring/summer shower can add an element of entertainment to your cruise and most of our vessels have indoor space that is climate controlled. A Watermark Event Planner will help you choose a boat that will allow your group to have a perfect event, even if it rains.

Our Captains and Operations staffs are trained to ensure a safe cruise and pay close attention to the weather. Weather may dictate specific routes and occasional dockside time to ensure comfort for you and your guests.

Safety

All USCG regulations are carefully followed by Watermark, which enjoys a superior safety record and leadership status in our industry with the Coast Guard, our regulatory agency. Watermark takes pride in its vessel and passenger safety training, all part of our promise of excellent customer service for our guests. Guests do not have to wear life jackets. However, guests who wish to wear a life jacket during the cruise are welcome to bring one. All of Watermark's vessels have emergency equipment including life jackets in the unlikely event they are needed.

Our charter guests rarely get seasick. Most of our charter events take place on the Severn River, a waterway that is calm in most weather conditions. Some guests may still choose to take precautions if they are prone to motion sickness.

Boarding & Cruising

Boarding and departure locations vary based on your needs (and other factors such as size of the boat, water depth, etc.). A Watermark Event Specialist will work with you to find the best location for your group. Guests, please ask your host for your departure location. Once the location has been finalized the Event Specialist will provide you with directions and parking info. Watermark has docking at many convenient locations in Baltimore, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore. Our experienced Vessel Operations Directors assist with this process.

Your private yacht charter start time and duration is customized to meet your needs. All events are custom and can vary in start time and duration. Event specific information will be outlined on your contract. Your Event Specialist will work with you to determine the cruise route that best meets your vision of your event. The cruise route may be altered during your event if you so choose or as weather dictates. Watermark can provide chartering services from one destination to another (like a waterfront restaurant) or depart and return to the same port. There are many possibilities when planning your private cruise.

Handicapped Accessibility

Most of our vessels are handicapped accessible. Please discuss special needs with your Event Specialist so we can choose the best boat for your guests.

Swimming & Fishing

Our charters are not fishing charters and we do not allow swimming off our vessels.

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