Area Attractions

Many area attractions within a short driving distance from the Maritime Academy.
Sports, military, beaches, water parks, air museums and more. Come enjoy many of our area attractions with us.

Over 90+ courses

MAMA offers over 90+ USCG approved deck courses and engine room courses.

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MAP Program

MAP assists Mariners obtain their Merchant Marine Credentials. Learn more.

Military Benefits

MAMA accepts any GI Bill! To apply for benefits, please visit this page for more info.

Affordable Courses

The courses we offer are inexpensive and affordable. See pricing on course pages.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, call us at (757) 464-6008 from Mon-Fri 7AM-4PM Eastern.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens is nestled near the banks of the James River in Williamsburg, Virginia, which is the perfect place for a family vacation. Surrounded by the Historic Triangle of Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown, we’re only an hour away from Virginia Beach and Richmond. From farm-to-table dining to activities by the water, this destination has something for everyone. For more information click: Busch Gardens.

Water Country USA

Get your pulse racing as you take on our mega-slide or kick up your feet and relax as you float along our lazy river. There’s tons of fun for your little ones, too, with themed play areas, child-sized water slides and shallow pools.Water Country USA

Nauticus & The Battleship Wisconsin

*Guided Command & Control Tour
Daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and Weekends at 3 p.m. Ages 8 and up.
Tours-3Explore previously sealed off areas of the Battleship during this fascinating guided tour. Includes the Captain’s cabin, Admiral’s cabin, Combat Engagement Center, Flag Bridge, navigation Bridge and Quartermaster’s space. This 90 minute tour involves climbing up to 4 decks (aka floors) and entering small spaces. Participants must be physically fit and wear comfortable walking shoes.
*Guided tours cost $20 per person in addition to regular Nauticus admission, which is required.

For more information click: Nauticus.org

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum

​​​​​​​​Explore over 800,000 gallons at one of the best aquariums and animal habitats in the country​. Experience our hands-on exhibits, nature path, and marshlands. Travel on an aquatic journey from the shore to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and experience coastal habitats from around the world. Thousands of animals representing over 300 species, displayed in entertaining and educational exhibits, are ready to enchant, entertain and inspire you! For more information click: VirginiaAquarium.com