Chesapeake Bay Cruising

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

October 21, 2019
I continue my love-hate relationship with our boat. I still hate worrying about how the errands are going to get done, but I love a nice day on the Bay.
October 14, 2019
Here are some key winterization tips to prepare your boat before the first freeze. Often times, winter is closer than you think.
October 14, 2019
You can’t mention selling your boat without several people nodding sagely and tossing out the old aphorism about the two happiest days of boat ownership: the day you
October 7, 2019
This boat is a blast! Bruce Ogden and I ran around the West River powered by a 90-hp outboard at up to 40 mph at wide open throttle.
October 2, 2019
Cruisers from the Northeastern Seaboard and Canada will head to Hampton, VA, October 17-20 for the annual H
September 27, 2019
I have many fond memories as a child exploring far-away destinations from Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, to Islamorada in the
September 16, 2019
As we welcome the beautiful weather of fall, we are also reminded of Hurricane Isabel, which hit the Chesapeake region in September of 2003.
September 13, 2019
If your yacht club isn’t going to Croatia this year or your boat won’t make it to the Grenadines in a week, don’t worry, you can still enjoy an exotic boating vacation by chartering.
September 9, 2019
Personable Annapolis and Kent Island resident Phil Besche sat down with PropTalk recently to talk all things waters
August 19, 2019
As most of us were preparing for the cold dark days of winter last November, Annapolitans Sandy Nuwar and Jeannie Hillock were snorkeling with their friends and families in the clear blue waters of
August 2, 2019
One night last fall on a boat delivery south to Norfolk from Rhode Island, the mate noticed that there didn’t seem to be any red and green reflections from the running lights up on the bow, just af
July 19, 2019
With boating season in full swing many of us will enjoy opportunities to welcome friends and family on our own boats, and we’ll also get the pleasure of being
July 11, 2019
Lake Vienna is a serene man-made lake along Route 50 near Cambridge, MD, designed exclusively for waterskiing activities.
June 26, 2019
Tami and Terry Gaido had been searching for the perfect boat for years. Recently retired, they live on Smith Creek, close to the mouth of the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.
June 5, 2019
When we do anything for the first time in our lives, it somehow seems to imprint on our memories so well that we are always able to relive that experience in our minds, even if it is years later.
June 4, 2019
Seventy-one-year-old Washington College math professor Gene Hamilton has been waterskiing in one form or another since 1957, when he started at the age of nine.
June 4, 2019
For Tracey and John Garcia, weekend cruising, whether solo or in a convoy, is a passion. Here are some of their cruising tips for the Chesapeake Bay.
June 1, 2019
We want to thank everyone for submitting such awesome photos for our Dog Days of Summer August Cover Contest.