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.
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.
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 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 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.
May 5, 2019
After seeing jetskis on display at the Baltimore Boat Show, and after owning one years before, the author was ready to add a new PWC to his fleet.
April 30, 2019
When purchasing a boat, you have one chance to identify as many faults in the vessel as possible. This is where a marine surveyor comes in.
April 10, 2019
In our Ask the Expert column, we regularly ask Terry Slattery, a graduate engineer
April 3, 2019
We had been cranking the little Westerbeke diesel engine for 10 minutes, on and off,
April 2, 2019
Julie Heikes of Easton, MD, began waterskiing at the age of 11. Like many young children of the day, she learned to ski thanks to her dad.
March 13, 2019
Getting any vessel ready to splash after months of sitting idle is no small task. Keep this spring commissioning tips in mind.