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.

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 and by request on the weekends (please reach out to cam@dbms.org to set up a time).

Ongoing Programs at DBMS

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

Become a Donor

Make your 2022 contribution to help sustain the wonderful work done here at DBMS! Learn more

Shawn Dahlen Memorial Fund

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 full day, half day, and combinations of individual programs. Sailing is back, and can now be combined with marine science, paddle sports, 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!

DBMS Connections Made In 2020

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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.

Duxbury Bay Maritime School

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