Notice regarding COVID-19:

As of 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 24th, all buildings on the DBMS campus will be closed to all until further notice. DBMS Staff members may still be reached via email. Please see the Senior Staff page for email addresses. Additionally, any DBMS program that is cancelled due to COVID-19 will result in a full refund, or a credit towards a future program – your choice. We are thinking of our community and hope everyone remains safe and healthy during this time.

All Programs

Check out all programs offered at DBMS for kids and adults!

FREE Online Programs

Starting Monday, March 30th DBMS will provide free online programs for kids to help keep them engaged and learning while being at home. See messages below on how to get started from DBMS Directors of whom will be offering these programs…

Kenzie Thompson – Director of Marine Science

Spring Programs

Starting in May 2020, DBMS will be offering after school programs through the following departments: Powerboating, Marine Science, Jr. Sailing and Jr. Rowing. Our middle school programs do fill up fast so be sure to register soon!

High School Teams

Both the High School Sailing and Rowing teams practice here at DBMS. Registration is now open for the sailing team and tryouts for the varsity and novice rowing teams begin April 27th.

Enrollment Update for Summer Programs

While we still have plenty of availability in many of our Summer Programs, certain weeks tend to book faster than others. To ensure you get the spot in the program of your choosing, please book as soon as you know your summer schedule. Reach out to Registrar, Kenzie Thompson, with any questions:


DBMS is a nonprofit organization and relies heavily on the generosity of people like you! To learn more about our donor community and how you can contribute follow the link below.

2020 Annual Fund

Make your contribution to the 2020 Annual Fund to help sustain the wonderful work our Directors and staff do here at DBMS!

Welcome to Dockside Yoga at DBMS

DBMS hosts a number of fitness and wellness classes through our Dockside Yoga program year round. Explore our schedule and pricing 

Book An Event

DBMS is regarded as the South Shore’s Premier Waterfront Venue. To tour our space or inquire about an event follow the link below.

DBMS Venue

Our event calendar is filling up fast for weddings and special occasions in 2020 and beyond. Be sure to check out this gorgeous campus for your next event. Learn More

DBMS Store

Shop our on site store online! DBMS has a small store in the main office where we carry hats, sun shirts, small gifts and authentic DBMS Sail Bags.


NEW authentic Seabags products are in made from actual DBMS programs sails!

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.

Save the date for our Annual Fundraiser…

*Tickets for the Dockside Gala will go on sale once we have a clearer picture on when it will be safe to hold a large gathering again. Please look for communication on this by early April. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Mark your calendars for the DBMS Annual Fundraiser – 23rd Opening of the Bay Weekend! The Gala takes place on Friday, May 22nd at 6pm. Family Day takes place on Saturday, May 23rd 10am-2pm and is free to attend with the option to purchase food and game tickets. This fun-filled weekend helps DBMS raise the much needed fund to support our Scholarship and Outreach programs.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

We have several ways you may contribute to our annual fundraiser either through a corporate or family sponsorship. Please email Development Director, Ali Spolsino, at for more information.

Duxbury Bay Maritime School – 781.934.7555 – 457 Washington Street – P.O. Box 263A Duxbury, MA 02331