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The mercury may be climbing, but you can always keep your cool in Maryland. From Deep Creek to the Chesapeake Bay and on to the ocean, in Maryland you’re never far from the water. So dive in to these great August aquatic getaways. And don’t miss our water parks and swimming holes pages for more fun in the sun.

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1 Chesapeake Beach Water Park Under The Stars, Chesapeake Beach, Thru Aug. 11

There’s nothing cooler than Chesapeake Beach Water Park, except maybe hitting the slides at night! This annual adventure kicks the fun up a notch, don’t miss it!


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St. Clement Island Water Taxi Photo By: St. Mary's County

2 Water Taxi to St. Clements Island - Saturday & Sunday thru September 30

Take a quick day trip to see St. Clement's Island and the Blackistone Lighthouse. Fee includes admission to the Museum.


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38370 Point Breeze Rd
Coltons Point, MD 20626
301-769-2222


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People on a boat crossing the bay to St. Michaels Photo By: Sabrina Raymond

3 Day on the Bay to St. Michaels - Saturdays thru September 30

Spend a Day on the Bay and enjoy St. Michaels on land. Cruise across the Bay to spend over three hours at this quaint, historic village.
Annapolis


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1 Dock St
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-268-7601


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The Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, a traditional oyster dredging boat, offers public sailings with educational demonstrations on most Saturdays and Sundays from Long Wharf Park in Cambridge. Photo By: Skipjack Nathan

4 Sail on the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester - thru October 28

More than a two hour sail on the beautiful Choptank River. Built by volunteers and launched in 1994, she is the last of the Bay's skipjacks built to be a dredge boat. See website for pricing.
Cambridge


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Long Wharf Dock
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-253-0919


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5 St. Mary’s College of Maryland Governor’s Cup Yacht Race, St. Mary’s City, Aug. 4-5

The oldest and longest sailboat race on the bay is also home to one of the Chesapeake’s biggest and best parties. Great bands, fun on the beach, and a parade of gorgeous racing yachts have kept Governor’s Cup a thrilling Maryland tradition for 43 years. 


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18952 E. Fisher Road
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
240-895-3039


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6 44th Annual White Marlin Open, Ocean City, Aug. 7-11

The best anglers from all over the world will be in Ocean City this weekend for the world’s largest billfish tournament. Catch a charter or man the docs as the boats come back from the Mid-Atlantic Canyon with record-breaking fish and more than $4 million in prize money on the line.


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Gentleman kayaking by the Burnside Bridge Photo By: River & Trail Outfitters

7 Antietam Kayak and Brunch Tour - Thru September 17

Start the trip with brunch at the historic Newcomer House and then go on a guided paddle down this scenic stream. Explore Burnside Bridge from the water and experience a beginner whitewater stretch.
Sharpsburg


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Newcomer House
Keedysville, MD 21756
301-834-9950


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8 Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend - August 11-13

Town-wide theme party with fun for young and old. Live entertainment, grub and grog, merchants, artisans, decorated dinghy flotilla, beach party, buccaneer's ball, treasure hunt, costume contests and mayhem.
Rock Hall


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5657 S Hawthorne Ave
Rock Hall, MD 21661
410-935-3491


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9 Solomons Island Dragon Boat Race, Solomons, Aug. 18-19

Beautiful, home-built dragon boats hit the waters of the Patuxent for fast-paced fun. Don’t miss the beautiful Parade of Teams. Artisan vendors, music and fun all make for a great day on the water!


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Solomons River Walk
Solomons, MD 20688
410-535-4583


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38370 Point Breeze Rd
Coltons Point, MD 20626
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Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester
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Long Wharf Dock
Cambridge, MD 21613
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18952 E. Fisher Road
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
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Newcomer House
Keedysville, MD 21756
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5657 S Hawthorne Ave
Rock Hall, MD 21661
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Solomons River Walk
Solomons, MD 20688
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