Field Trip Ideas in Annapolis
Field Trip Ideas in Annapolis
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake is a great way to start your field trip in Annapolis. Get out on the water for incredible views of the Naval Academy, historical Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Your kids will be surrounded by all this while searching for sunken treasure in the beautiful Annapolis Harbor.
The Pirate Adventure lasts an hour and 45 minutes all together, feel free to stay afterwards for a picnic lunch in our indoor party room.
Want to extend your field trip in Annapolis a little further?
There are plenty of places to stay and play in the Annapolis area and we have included some of our favorite field trip ideas in Annapolis to extend your trip a little further after your Pirate Adventure.
- Navy Way Boot Camp
On the grounds of the USNA this experience lasts one hour and comes highly recommended. Experience life in the navy after trying out life as a pirate! Tailored for children ages 6-12. New recruits are issued a Dixie cup cap (just like the real sailors), learn the proper Navy terms, marching, chanting and most important, how to take orders. Click here for more information on the Navy Way Boot Camp.
- Quiet Waters Park
Quiet Waters is a great place to let the kids run after their Pirate Adventure. Quiet Waters is about a 10 minute bus ride from Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake. This award-winning park is located on the South River and has playgrounds, a lot of open space, hiking paths, and pavilions to rent. Important info. to note, they are closed are Tuesdays. Click here for more information on Quiet Waters Park.
- Sandy Point State Park
Sandy Point State Park is a great place to let your kids cool down with a swim in the Chesapeake Bay after their Pirate Adventure. Just like it sounds, Sandy Point is a wide swath of sand located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay with views of the Bay Bridge. The beach is staffed by lifeguards, there are bathing areas, playgrounds, and picnic areas and you can even include fishing in your field trip if you are feeling really adventurous! Sandy Point is about a 20 minute bus ride from Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake. Click here for more information on Sandy Point State Park.
- Annapolis City Dock
A walk over the Spa Creek drawbridge will take you to Ego Alley and the Annapolis City Dock. Walk the docks, feed the ducks and head up main street for some ice cream. About a 20 minute walk with a large group of kids, parking is available on City Dock if you choose to drive. You will pass the Green Street playground on your left after crossing the bridge. Green Street is a nice shady area with plenty of play space.
- Annapolis Maritime Museum/Fourth Street Playground
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a short walk away from Pirate Adventures. This is a new museum and is still fairly small but kids will enjoy the large aquarium and model work boats outside along with an exhibit on the history of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Admission is by donation and hours are limited so they ask that you call and schedule your visit to make sure they are appropriately staffed. Click here for more information about the Annapolis Maritime Museum. The fourth street playground is also a short walk away from Pirate Adventures and has some nice shade, a small playground, and a basketball court. If you have split your group into two time slots these are great options for your layover time of an hour and 15 minutes.
Here is handy map to get you started planning a great field trip to Annapolis!