Opening of the Bay: Family Day Passes on Sale!

Passes now available online for attending Family Day

Come one, come all! Join us at DBMS on May 28th 10am-2pm.

Welcome to the Duxbury Bay Maritime School!

The Duxbury Bay Maritime School is a nonprofit organization that exists as a gateway for all to Duxbury Bay. We have educational and recreational programs for both kids and adults with the majority of our programming taking place during the summer season. Outside of scheduled programs, DBMS hosts educational speaker series, social engagements and other events to connect with the Duxbury community and beyond. We hope whatever brings you to the William P. Ellison Campus leaves you with a lasting impression of the valuable natural resource that is Duxbury Bay.

We are thrilled to provide another year of learning & fun out on Duxbury Bay!

We have expanded our offerings from last summer so families can choose combinations of individual programs. Sailing and paddlesports can now be combined with marine science, powerboating and rowing! Click the “Explore Summer Jr. Programs” button to learn more. We look forward to getting kids back outside and on the Bay this summer! If you missed the Summer 2022 Junior Programs Webinar, head to our Summer Junior Programs page for a link to the recording.

Opening of the Bay is back!

After a few years away, we are so excited to invite you all back to our annual Opening of the Bay in our 25th year. We are returning to our standard weekend format with the Dockside Gala on May 27 and Family Day on May 28. This year, for the first time ever, we are selling passes for Family Day in advance online! Skip the line day of and grab wristbands for your family and friends today by clicking the “Family Day Passes” button below. Scroll down or head to the Outreach page to learn more about this incredible weekend.

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Ongoing Programs at DBMS

Below you will find links to programs that are ongoing throughout the year at DBMS.

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Support DBMS when you Shop!

This holiday season, support DBMS by getting gifts for your family and friends in our store. Shop online anytime at our virtual store front. Prefer to peruse in person? Pop in for some exclusive in-store finds! The DBMS Store is located in our main office and is open to the public 9-5 on weekdays.

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Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are now available for purchase online! Click the links below to purchase a voucher today. Need to redeem a gift voucher? Click the “Redeem Gift Voucher” link below and follow the instructions.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Duxbury Bay Maritime School, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other School administered programs.

Duxbury Bay Maritime School

dbms@dbms.org – 781.934.7555 – 457 Washington Street – P.O. Box 263A Duxbury, MA 02331