Frequently Asked Questions
Prices are customized for each charter. Contact us to request a quote for your event.
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 easily accommodated with 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 supply their own approved food for a modest surcharge.
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.
Watermark® charters are exclusive to your event. Whether you have two guests or 240, our boat is your crewed yacht for the contracted time.
As U. S. Coast Guard-regulated vessels, our yachts are under the control of licensed captains, who, along with our crew, are trained in safety and security, so that you and your guests may relax and enjoy! The Watermark® crew is experienced in making your guests feel comfortable and cared-for–just ask them! Questions during an event are welcomed by Watermark staff.
Our events take place rain or shine and charters are available March through December. 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 vessel that will allow your group to have an unforgettable experience, even if it rains.
Our Captains and Operations staffs have guest and vessel safety as the number one priority, as Watermark’s safety record will show. Staff pay close attention to the weather. Weather may dictate specific routes and occasional dockside time to ensure comfort for you and your guests.
Watermark® enjoys a superior safety record and leadership status in our industry with our regulatory agency, the U S Coast Guard. Watermark® takes pride in its vessel and passenger safety and security training program and our decades-long safety record. All of Watermark®‘s vessels have emergency equipment including PFD’s (life jackets) in the unlikely event they are needed. Guests are not required to wear PFD’s.
Our charter guests rarely get seasick. Most of our charter events take place on the protected waters of the Severn and Patapsco Rivers, waterways that are calm in almost all 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.
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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