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Baltimore Inner Harbor

Baltimore Inner Harbor

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318 Reviews
Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

The Basics

Highlights include the Harborplace shopping center, waterfront restaurants serving up fresh seafood and other specialties, and Baltimore’s pyramid-shaped National Aquarium—home to jellyfish, dolphins, and sharks. You can also learn about the city’s seafaring history at the Maritime Museum.

Whether you want to stroll along the promenade or cruise above the city in a helicopter, there are multiple options for exploring Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area. Dinner cruises and yacht charters are a good way to explore Chesapeake Bay, while ghost tours and walking tours typically depart from the Inner Harbor area and include visits to sites such as Key Bridge, Fort McHenry, and the Federal Hill neighborhood.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Baltimore

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Fun Sail Ride through inner harbor
Cassie_I, Sep 2021
Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience
The sailboat ⛵️ was a fun way to experience the Baltimore inner harbor. The weather was wonderful and the boat was big enough to enjoy without feeling cramped.
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Harbor sail
Carol_L, Sep 2021
Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience
Peaceful and calm sail. Very informative about the Baltimore area and highlights. Salt of the earth Captain and first mate. Would recommend
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Amazing sail boat experience!
Laura_S, Aug 2021
Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience
Amazing, friendly crew. Knew all about the history of Baltimore and shared many cool facts. Played great music and even offered free water and soda. Highly recommend!!
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Wanderlust overload
Shaniyah_C, May 2021
Baltimore Scavenger Hunt: Inner Harbor & Outer Sights
The GPS was spot on and the picture, quizzes and challenges were fantastic! It’s a wonderful app to facilitate great date and family events to learn about the city!
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Great experience
Arlene_R, Aug 2021
Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience
Captain Tom and his first mate Lindsay were just amazing. My out of town guest are still talking about it the next day. It was a beautiful day and we learned more about the inner harbor and it’s history by just asking. Very relaxing and worth every penny. Great experience especially for out of town guest to experience Baltimore.
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New places to visit next trip
Zipporah_F, Apr 2021
Baltimore Scavenger Hunt: Inner Harbor & Outer Sights
10 out of 10 would definitely recommend to family and friends, because it is very interactive and hands on. Definitely have a few additions to my list of museums to visit during my next trip.
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Sailing away..
KIMBERLY_O, Aug 2021
Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience
Great time, beautiful weather and very friendly crew. Would recommend to anyone interested in sailing!!
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Sailing the Inner Harbor
Lisa_S, Jul 2021
Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience
Loved the sailing tour! See the city from a different point of view… and learn some history of Baltimore.
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Wonderful time
Famlee, Jul 2021
Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience
Had a great time. Captain Tom & his deck hand were very knowledgeable & friendly. The hour & a half spent on the boat went too quickly. Would definitely do it again
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Great experience
Samantha_S, Jul 2021
Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience
The captain was very nice and the lady that was helping knew a lot of history about Baltimore. It really made the experience better to hear all the history of the city. The ride was smooth and I like that they let you explore the whole ship.
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Good for a distraction
Philly, Nov 2020
Baltimore Scavenger Hunt: Inner Harbor & Outer Sights
It was fun. Questions were easy. Not enough time to answer once you arrived and started to read. But good time.
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ENJOY!
Freda_M, Jul 2021
Baltimore Inner Harbor Sailing Experience
Captain Tom and his crew mate, were very hospitable and knowledgeable about the various sites we passed. Captain Tom was forgiving, too, since we were running a couple of minutes behind schedule. You need to BE at the Marina 15 minutes BEFORE setting sail. Thank you Capt. Tom!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Inner Harbor is great for kids, as many of its attractions are within easy walking distance.

  • Most of the Inner Harbor is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, with ramps and elevators throughout. Limited parking at the Visitor Center is specifically designed for visitors with disabilities.

  • Dogs are allowed along the waterfront promenade.

  • Many Inner Harbor restaurants serve up Baltimore's specialty: crab cakes and other crab-based dishes.

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How to Get There

The Inner Harbor is bounded by President, Lombard, Greene, and Camden streets. Water taxis are a good way to get around; from the Inner Harbor, you can cross the Bay to Little Italy, Fells Point, and Canton. Day passes are also available for the Metro Subway and bus systems.

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When to Get There

The Inner Harbor typically hosts events during spring, summer, and fall. Although summer can be hot and humid, the breeze off Chesapeake Bay cools things off a bit. Baltimore has milder winters than most Northeast cities, so this can still be a pleasant time to explore.

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Haunted Baltimore

Baltimore's (and Maryland's) history is long and complicated. Learn all about it—and mingle with paranormal-activity buffs from all over the world—on a ghost tour or wicked-history tour, which includes stops at the city’s most haunted spots.

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