No. All boats are first come, first serve, and tickets are for immediate use. We are usually busiest from 2pm to sunset on weekends.
No. All boats are first come, first serve, and tickets are for immediate use.
The Chessie Dragon Paddleboats can accommodate 4 passengers
The Electric Pirate Ships can accommodate 6 passengers
These are the legal limits for the boats. Unfortunately, we cannot make exceptions
Yes. All passengers count towards the limit, regardless of age.
You do! Our staff will give you a brief safety orientation and show you how to use the boat, and then you’ll be on your way.
No. Unfortunately, we do not have the staff to accommodate this. Most people pick up driving the boat very quickly. If you’re nervous, feel free to ask lots of questions during your safety orientation.
Yes! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, but anyone can drive! For younger children on the Pirate Ships it can be helpful to have an adult handle the throttle while the child steers.
The Chessie Dragon Paddleboats are pedal-powered. They have two seats for pedalers and two seats for non-pedalers. If you want to switch who pedals mid-way through your ride, you must return to the dock to switch seats safely and staff will assist you.
The Electric Pirate Ships have motors. No one needs to pedal them. They can seat up to six passengers.
Yes. We have a safety boat monitoring the paddling area. Feel free to flag them down if you need any assistance.
Yes. ALL customers must wear a lifejacket, including adults. We provide lifejackets of all sizes.
Yes. We have lifejackets in sizes from infant to XXL. We’ve never had a customer we could not fit!
Yes. As long as it’s a standard Coast Guard approved jacket, you are welcome to bring your own.
No. We accept credit card payments only. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express
For the safety of our customers and staff, we will close temporarily if there is rain heavy enough to affect visibility, strong wind, thunder, or lightning. We will make every attempt to reopen later in the day if it looks like the weather will pass quickly. This is often the case during summer storms.
We will stay open through periods of clouds and light rain without accompanying wind or electrical activity.
If the Baltimore City Health Department issues a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert we will delay opening until 4pm.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome onboard. We do not provide dog lifejackets.
Most of our visitors find that they can thoroughly explore the entire paddling area in 30 minutes. If you are interested in riding for longer, let the cashier know when they sell you your ticket. We can only sell tickets for 30 minute increments.
No. Baltimore Harbor is an active harbor with many commercial and recreational vessels. For the safety of everyone, all riders are asked to stay inside our paddling area. Staff will point out the boundaries to you during your safety orientation.
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