Chesapeake Bay Cruising

Our Chesapeake Bay Cruising section features insights from liveaboards, tips and stories on cruising the Great Loop and Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), along with expert tips about boat maintenance and safety. For charter vacation stories visit our powerboat chartering section.

August 7, 2022
You’re out on the water, enjoying the sun and the breeze, when you stumble across a pod of sailboats. A regatta, how wonderful! Time to go watch the bright colorful sails and exciting action.
August 4, 2022
Just how much do you know about the different types of emergency beacons?
July 25, 2022
When Tom Mrazik stepped up to board the Coast Guard response boat from what remained of the submerged s
July 5, 2022
There are many different types of boating clubs around the Chesapeake Bay. They cater to a wide range of interests including social events, racing, & more.
June 14, 2022
Your canine crew can come in all shapes and sizes, so learn how to pick the right personal flotation device (PFD) or dog life jacket for your cherished companion.
June 8, 2022
This is part II in our Inside the Chesapeake Bay Loop journey.
June 6, 2022
After an unplanned stop in Coinjock, NC, while on the ICW, the author learns how boat mechanics and marinas can
May 31, 2022
It’s that time of year again—time to send in your submissions for our Dog Days of Summer August Cover Contest.
May 31, 2022
Doug and Susan Smith intend to begin the Great Loop this year on their Bayliner 4788 and share their adventures with PropTalk readers.
May 26, 2022
Last year my wife Elizabeth (aka The Admiral) and I completed the DelMarVa Loop adventure on our 1999 Formula
May 23, 2022
Two important things to know about a voluntary Vessel Safety Check (VSC) is that they are free and there is no consequence if you don’t pass.
May 16, 2022
When you’re all fired up to go boating, it’s easy to forget important details.
May 12, 2022
The Chesapeake Yacht Club (CYC) is continuing its expansion and modernization program with the addition of five mooring balls in the spring of 2022.
May 2, 2022
Last summer was the first full season boaters were required to use an engine cutoff switch
April 12, 2022
Ferry travel, whether part of a school field trip, a quest for crab cakes, or a need to get to the other side has long been a central part of life on the
April 7, 2022
Ready for the spring splash? Make sure to follow these spring commissioning tips so that you and your boat are ready to hit the Chesapeake when the warm weather finally arrives.