It’s a doggone good time to take your dog out on the water! Bring your dog for a cruise of Annapolis onHarbor Queen to benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. The 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Cruise is coming up onThursday, July 23. Local pet friendly business Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark® has teamed up with the AACSPCA to plan a fun evening fundraiser on the water for dogs and their humans. Now in its third year, dozens of dogs have enjoyed this special evening on the water with their human companions. The Dog Days of Summer Cruise is open to the public.
This won’t be the first time Harbor Queen goes to the dogs; the vessel is pet-friendly every day and dogs always cruise free. As featured in National Geographic’s The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel, Harbor Queen is an Annapolis icon; she offers an open air lower deck and fully open top deck so pups can enjoy the wind blowing through their hair. Hot dogs can cool off in baby pools on the top deck. Guests will enjoy food from Graul’s Market, music, games, a silent auction and a full cash bar. Special refreshments will be served for Fido. The party starts dockside at 6:00 p.m. and Queen will depart at 6:30 p.m. for a one-hour cruise around the Annapolis Harbor.
“Dogs like getting out on the water almost as much as people! There’s a nice breeze out on the water and Harbor Queen is one of our most accommodating vessels for dogs,” says Debbie Gosselin, President of Watermark. “Now in its third year, this Dog Days of Summer Cruise has become a tradition. The event draws lots of attention as dozens of dogs and their owners make their way around City Dock onto Queen. It’s a fun night for the dogs – and people – of Annapolis.”
Development and Programs Manager for the AACSPCA Rita Melvin says, “The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is excited to be partnering with Watermark for this doggone good time aboard the Harbor Queen! We have known for ages that Annapolis is the pet friendliest city around and it is time everyone else knew as well!” The SPCA receives no funding from city, county, state, or federal government. The organization is supported by private donations.
Tickets for the cruise are $30/Adults, $15/Children 3-11, Free 2 & Under. Half of ticket proceeds will be donated to the AACSPCA. Friendly on-leash dogs welcome. Dogs cruise free! Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase tickets online at cruisesonthebay.com. The Dog Days of Summer Cruise is Thursday, July 23 from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. and departs from Annapolis City Dock. Guests will check-in at Watermark’s ticket booth under the red umbrella.