Ship Sippin': Tobacco Barn Distillery Tasting Cruise
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Ship Sippin': Tobacco Barn Distillery Tasting Cruise

Half Shell Adventures is excited to present our first Ship Sippin' spirits-tasting cruise! We're welcoming Hollywood, MD's Tobacco Barn Distillery for a two-hour tasting cruise where you'll try three of their most popular products: Moll Dyer Cinnamon Whiskey, Dancing Bee honey rum, and First Landing Bourbon. Each of these spirits will be paired with a delicious appetizer catered by No Thyme To Cook.

Learn more about Tobacco Barn Distillery here.

Tickets are $40 and include the tasting of three spirits and hors d'oeuvres. You can purchase your tickets here. Additional pours will be available for purchase onboard. 

Please note: No outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

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Cruise for a Cause: Friends of the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Cruise for a Cause: Friends of the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter

Half Shell Adventures is raising money for the Friends of the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter, the official non-profit supporting Calvert County's Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter. Join us for a two-hour morning cruise on the Patuxent! Relax and unwind during a scenic tour of the Solomons Harbor while sipping on mimosas and Bloody Marys as well as other beverages in our selection.

A portion of ticket sales will be donated to FOLLKAS to help fund the medical treatment of our community's homeless animals, support the needs of the shelter, and provide other care to animals in our area as is necessary.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 10 and under and can be purchased here.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted. Please note, this is not a dog-friendly cruise.

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Endless Summer: The Beach Boys Cruise
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Endless Summer: The Beach Boys Cruise

We're picking up Good Vibrations on the Half Shell! Join us for a two-hour Beach Boys-themed sunset cruise. We'll be Surfin' USA, enjoying a beautiful evening on the water, listening to some of your favorite Beach Boys hits, and sipping on the beachiest beverages around.

Don't miss out on all the fun, fun, fun! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

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Sunday Afternoon Crab Feast
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Sunday Afternoon Crab Feast

The only thing better than a Sunday afternoon crab feast is a Sunday afternoon crab feast on a beautiful, historic boat! Spend an afternoon Southern Maryland style: on the water with freshly steamed blue crabs and corn. Enjoy a two-hour cruise of the Chesapeake Bay or Patuxent River, complete with access to our onboard bar stocked with beer, wine and cocktails as well as non-alcoholic drinks like soda, water and juice.

Crab feast tickets: $55
Adult general admission (no crabs included): $20
Kids 10 & under (no crabs included): $12
Purchase tickets here.

You're welcome to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

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Happy Hour on the Half Shell
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour on the Half Shell

Join us on the historic Half Shell for a special Wednesday edition of our weekly happy hour cruise!

We're switching things up and hosting our regularly scheduled Thursday night happy hour cruise on Wednesday, August 28th. Take advantage of discounted beer, wine, and cocktails and enjoy a scenic sunset cruise of the Patuxent River or Chesapeake Bay!

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

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Labor Day Morning Cruise
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

Labor Day Morning Cruise

Kick back, relax, and enjoy a beautiful two-hour morning cruise aboard the historic Half Shell. Spend a morning on the water with your family before the kids go back to school, or soak up a sunbeam with some friends on your day off!

We'll be serving mimosas and Bloody Marys along with non-alcoholic beverages as well.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted. The Half Shell boards from our pier at No Thyme To Cook, located at 14624 Solomons Island Road South.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. Please purchase your tickets here.

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Labor Day Sunset Cruise
Sep
2
5:30 PM17:30

Labor Day Sunset Cruise

Kick back, relax, and enjoy a beautiful two-hour sunset cruise aboard the historic Half Shell. Spend an evening on the water with your family before the kids go back to school, or take in the sights of the Solomons Harbor at sunset alongside some friends.

We'll be serving beer, wine, and spirits as well as non-alcoholic beverage options. Cash and credit card are both accepted at our onboard bar!

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted. The Half Shell boards from our pier at No Thyme To Cook, located at 14624 Solomons Island Road South.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. Please purchase your tickets here.

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Bon Voyage Osprey: An Audubon Adventure Tour & Fundraiser
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Bon Voyage Osprey: An Audubon Adventure Tour & Fundraiser

We invite you to join us for a sunset cruise on the Patuxent River to support and raise funds for the Southern Maryland Audubon Society (SMAS)! This fundraising event will offer food and drinks as we wish the osprey a successful migration to their winter homes. Enjoy the beautiful sunset over the water while helping to ensure that future generations can enjoy the rich natural resources Southern Maryland has to offer.

Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple and can be purchased here. Your ticket includes a two-hour cruise, heavy hors d'oeuvres provided by No Thyme to Cook, and one specialty cocktail per person. Additional beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase onboard.

All ticket proceeds will be donated to SMAS to support their mission of promoting the appreciation, conservation, and protection of birds, other wildlife, and their natural habitats. Learn more about the Southern Maryland Audubon Society here.

Click here to purchase your cruise tickets.

Please note: No outside alcoholic beverages are permitted onboard.

Cover photo courtesy of Christina Ricchiuti-Dubin.

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Happy Hour on the Half Shell
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour on the Half Shell

Join Half Shell Adventures for our Thursday night happy hour cruise. Take advantage of discounted beer, wine, and cocktails and enjoy a scenic sunset cruise of the Patuxent River or Chesapeake Bay!

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

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Happy Hour on the Half Shell
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour on the Half Shell

Enjoy a beautiful happy hour cruise on the Half Shell! Take advantage of discounted beer, wine, and cocktails and enjoy a scenic sunset cruise of the Patuxent River or Chesapeake Bay!

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

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Ladies Night
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Ladies Night

Enjoy a scenic, evening cruise out of the Solomons harbor aboard the historic Half Shell. Picture yourself welcoming the weekend with your favorite girls by your side, taking in the sights of the sunsetting beyond the Solomons bridge. You have a cocktail (or beer) (or glass of wine) (or water/soda) in your hand, and a perfect musical variety is playing through the boat's speaker.

Can you see it? Don't miss out! Grab your tickets today. If you have any questions, please email us at info@halfshelladventures.com.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

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Happy Hour on the Half Shell
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour on the Half Shell

Join Half Shell Adventures for our Thursday night happy hour cruise. Take advantage of discounted beer, wine, and cocktails and enjoy a scenic sunset cruise of the Patuxent River or Chesapeake Bay!

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

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National Prosecco Day
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

National Prosecco Day

It's prosecco o'clock! Join us for an evening cruise on the historic Half Shell to celebrate National Prosecco Day.

Take in the sights of the Solomons harbor during a two-hour evening cruise. Enjoy great music, warm company, and cold drinks.

In addition to prosecco and creative prosecco cocktails, our onboard bar will be stocked with beer, wine, and spirits!

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

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Summerfest: Family Mini-Cruises | LEONARDTOWN WHARF
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

Summerfest: Family Mini-Cruises | LEONARDTOWN WHARF

Half Shell Adventures is excited to be teaming up with Discover U Children's Museum to offer 30-minute mini cruises during their Summerfest Movie Under The Stars event! Summerfest is the perfect way to spend an afternoon/evening with your family exploring exciting games, cool arts & crafts, and delicious food from local vendors. They'll finish the night with a Screen on the Green -- a special showing of Hook!

Enjoy a short, nautical tour of Leonardtown Wharf while enjoying the unique atmosphere of the historic Half Shell, a 1928 Chesapeake Bay buyboat. Take advantage of our onboard bar, stocked with beer, wine, cocktails, and plenty of non-alcoholic beverages, too.

Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 & under. You're welcome to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside beverages are permitted. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Please note: This event leaves from the dock at Leonardtown Wharf. Half Shell will be running cruises every half hour, so please be sure to purchase the correct ticket(s) for your preferred time slot. Your cruise ticket does not grant you access to Discover U Children's Museum's Summerfest. Tickets for Summerfest can be purchased here.

Learn more about Discover U Children's Museum and their mission by visiting their website.

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Wine & Waves: Coppola Winery
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Wine & Waves: Coppola Winery

Join us for an evening wine tasting, led by a representative from Coppola Winery! Try three wines: Pinot Grigio, Bee's Box Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, each paired with an appetizer catered by No Thyme To Cook. Learn more about Coppola Winery here.

Your ticket includes the tasting of three wines and hors d'oeuvres. Additional pours will be available for purchase. Please note: No outside alcoholic beverages are permitted onboard.

Questions? Please visit our website for more information or email info@halfshelladventures.com!

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here.

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Happy Hour on the Half Shell
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour on the Half Shell

Join Half Shell Adventures for our Thursday night happy hour cruise. Take advantage of discounted beer, wine, and cocktails and enjoy a scenic sunset cruise of the Patuxent River or Chesapeake Bay!

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

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Hump Day on the Half Shell
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Hump Day on the Half Shell

Who says you need to wait until the weekend to have a little fun? Join us for a two-hour sunset cruise on the historic Half Shell, and enjoy our selection of beer, wine, and spirits.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for kids 10 & under. You can purchase yours here.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

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SOLD OUT: Wine & Waves with Rombauer Vineyards
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT: Wine & Waves with Rombauer Vineyards

Join us for an evening wine tasting, led by a representative from Rombauer Vineyards! Try three wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Zinfandel, each paired with an appetizer catered by No Thyme To Cook. Learn more about Rombauer Vineyards here.

Your ticket includes the tasting of three wines and hors d'oeuvres. Additional pours will be available for purchase.

Questions? Email info@halfshelladventures.com for more information.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here.

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Hump Day on the Half Shell
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Hump Day on the Half Shell

Who says you need to wait until the weekend to have a little fun? Join us for a two-hour sunset cruise on the historic Half Shell, and enjoy our selection of beer, wine, and spirits.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

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NAS PAX Appreciation Cruise
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

NAS PAX Appreciation Cruise

Half Shell Adventures shows our appreciation for Naval Air Station Patuxent River employees!

Whether you're a NAS PAX employee, a friend of one, or simply looking for a unique way to take in the beauty of the Patuxent River, we invite you to join us onboard the historic Half Shell for a Saturday afternoon cruise! Any and all are welcome. Our bar menu includes beverages for every taste, including several beer, wine, and cocktail options as well as non-alcoholic drinks, too.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets for NAS PAX employees are $15. General admission is $25. You can purchase your tickets here!

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Friday Night Cruise
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Friday Night Cruise

Kick off your weekend with an evening cruise on the historic Half Shell!

Enjoy a sunset cruise out of Solomons, complete with delicious drinks, beautiful scenery, and our warm and welcoming crew. Plus, you might even hear some of the Brett Eldredge concert at Calvert Marine Museum! Our bar menu includes beverages for every taste, including several beer, wine, and cocktail options.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. You can purchase your tickets here.

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Happy Hour on the Half Shell
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour on the Half Shell

Join Half Shell Adventures for our Thursday night happy hour cruise. Take advantage of discounted beer, wine, and cocktails and enjoy a scenic sunset cruise of the Patuxent River or Chesapeake Bay!

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

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Happy Hour on the Half Shell
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour on the Half Shell

Join Half Shell Adventures for our Thursday night happy hour cruise. Take advantage of discounted beer, wine, and cocktails and enjoy a scenic sunset cruise of the Patuxent River or Chesapeake Bay!

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

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Hump Day on the Half Shell
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Hump Day on the Half Shell

Who says you need to wait until the weekend to have a little fun? Join us for a two-hour sunset cruise on the historic Half Shell, and enjoy our selection of beer, wine, and spirits.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

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Crab Feast Cruise
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Crab Feast Cruise

The only thing better than a Sunday afternoon crab feast is a Sunday afternoon crab feast on a beautiful, historic boat!

Spend an afternoon Southern Maryland style: on the water with freshly steamed blue crabs and corn. Enjoy a two-hour cruise of the Chesapeake Bay or Patuxent River, complete with access to our onboard bar stocked with beer, wine and cocktails as well as non-alcoholic drinks like soda, water and juice.

You're welcome to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets can be purchased here.
Crab Feast Tickets - $55
Adult General Admission (No Crabs Included) - $20
Kids 10 & Under (No Crabs Included) - $10

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Fins Up: Jimmy Buffett Night
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Fins Up: Jimmy Buffett Night

Fins to the left, fins to the right... Join us on the Half Shell for Jimmy Buffett night!

Get your fellow parrotheads together to listen to your favorite Buffett hits, enjoy an evening on the water, and sip some beverages that will make you feel like you're in Margaritaville. It's always 5 o'clock on the Half Shell!

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

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CANCELED: Happy Hour on the Half Shell
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

CANCELED: Happy Hour on the Half Shell

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather. All ticket holders have been contacted via email.

Join Half Shell Adventures for our Thursday night happy hour cruise. Take advantage of discounted beer, wine, and cocktails and enjoy a scenic sunset cruise of the Patuxent River or Chesapeake Bay!

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

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Hump Day on the Half Shell
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Hump Day on the Half Shell

Who says you need to wait until the weekend to have a little fun? Join us for a two-hour sunset cruise on the historic Half Shell, and enjoy our selection of beer, wine, and spirits.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

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Bloody Mary Morning Cruise
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Bloody Mary Morning Cruise

We're turning Sunday into funday! Spend your morning on a two-hour cruise, sipping Bloody Marys on the Chesapeake Bay or Patuxent River. Additional non-alcoholic and adult beverages will also be available for purchase.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 10 and under. Purchase your tickets here!

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Summer Cocktails: Mix It With Rum
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Cocktails: Mix It With Rum

Enjoy a two-hour sunset cruise on the historic Half Shell while sipping on some of your favorite rum beverages, including our signature mango, pineapple, and orange rum punches. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $20 and can be puchased here.

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SOLD OUT: Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise
Jul
4
8:00 PM20:00

SOLD OUT: Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a beautiful view of the Solomons fireworks display aboard the historic Half Shell. Looking for the best place to view the Solomons fireworks display? Join Half Shell Adventures for an evening cruise of Solomons Harbor! The cruise will begin at 8pm, but our onboard bar will be open starting at 7:30 for you to enjoy our selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside beverages are permitted.

Tickets for this cruise go on sale on Friday, June 21 at 9am. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 10 years and under. You can purchase tickets here.

Learn more about the Solomons fireworks here.

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SOLD OUT: Earth, Wind & Fire: Concert Listening Cruise
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD OUT: Earth, Wind & Fire: Concert Listening Cruise

Join us as we cruise near Calvert Marine Museum's PNC Waterside Pavilion during the Earth, Wind & Fire concert. Enjoy some of the live music of the concert, beverages, and a beautiful evening on the Patuxent River. We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

Please note that Half Shell Adventures is not affiliated with the Calvert Marine Museum.

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Bark & Boat Dog-Friendly Cruise Benefiting PAWS
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Bark & Boat Dog-Friendly Cruise Benefiting PAWS

Spend your Sunday morning enjoying a two-hour cruise out of Solomons with your favorite furry friend! This BYOP (bring your own pup) cruise will also benefit the Patuxent Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) as a portion of ticket sales will be donated to their organization.

Any breeds or sizes are permitted onboard, but we ask that you only bring your pets who play well with other animals, adults, and small children.

There is no additional fee to bring your pup onboard, but we do ask that you reserve a ticket for your dog so we have an accurate headcount prior to the event. Adult tickets are $20, kids 10 and under are $10. You can purchase tickets here.

In addition to our selection of beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase, there will also be some light snacks available by donation to PAWS. We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

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Margarita Night
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Margarita Night

Join us onboard the historic Half Shell for a two-hour sunset cruise out of Solomons. In addition to homemade margaritas, we will also have beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

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Clean Out The Cooler Cruise
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Clean Out The Cooler Cruise

Sometimes throughout the Half Shell's season, we wind up with a bit of a hodge podge of inventory. And we can only keep so many beverages in our onboard coolers...

So, that's where you come in! Join us for a two-hour sunset cruise out of Solomons, enjoying our eclectic selection of beer, all for just $3 each. We will also have wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

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Happy Hour on the Half Shell
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour on the Half Shell

Join Half Shell Adventures for our Thursday night happy hour cruise. Take advantage of discounted beer, wine, and cocktails and enjoy a scenic sunset cruise of the Patuxent River or Chesapeake Bay!

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

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Teachers' Night
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Teachers' Night

What better way to celebrate the end of the school year than onboard the historic Half Shell? Enjoy a two-hour cruise of the Chesapeake Bay or Patuxent River, complete with access to our onboard bar stocked with beer, wine and cocktails as well as non-alcoholic drinks like soda, water and juice.

Teachers' tickets are $15, admission for non-teachers is $20. Tickets can be purchased here.

We encourage you to bring your own food onboard, however, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

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Wine & Waves: Rodney Strong Vineyards
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Wine & Waves: Rodney Strong Vineyards

Join us for an evening wine tasting, led by a representative from Rodney Strong Vineyards! Try three wines: Upshot Red, Upshot White, and a delicious rosé, each paired with an appetizer. Learn more about Rodney Strong and what makes each of these blends unique.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here. Your ticket includes the tasting of three wines and hors d'oeuvres. Additional pours will be available for purchase.

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