Themed River Cruises Highlight Summerfest Fun

For the second consecutive year the Choptank River Queen will be the setting for five, one-hour themed cruises at Summerfest. Festival goers can cool down and relax aboard this exquisite reproduction of an authentic 80-foot turn-of-the-century paddlewheel riverboat. Cruises will take place on Saturday.

The schedule is:
2:30 p.m. Praise Cruise with the Gospel Traveliers
4 p.m. Bayou Cruise with the Crawdaddies
5:30 p.m. Kids Cruise with Paul Belanger and Friends
7 p.m. Bluegrass Cruise with Free Range Pickin

Refreshment sales and fully enclosed air-conditioned cabins and an open-air deck make the Choptank River Queen the place to be. Tickets are $8 per person, $4 for ages 4 to 12 and children under 3 are free.

Tickets are available in advance through the Caroline County Recreation & Parks office at (410) 479-8120. Major credit cards are accepted. Tickets will also be sold at the festival and are limited to 130 passengers per cruise. Last summer cruises sold out before the scheduled departure so advance ticket purchases are encouraged.

Passengers should arrive at G. Daniel Crouse Memorial Park at least 15 minutes before departure time. Pets, other than guide dogs, are not permitted on board. Complimentary shuttle transportation for customers with mobility limitations is available from First Street to the boarding location compliments of Choptank Electric Cooperative.

River cruises are supported by Hertrich Chevy  Dodge and MTS Broadcasting’s WAII 100.9, The Duck 107.1 and the HEAT 106.3.

For more information, call (410) 479-8120 or visit