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.

April 27, 2021
If you are like most boaters, the happiest day of boating is the post spring commissioning splash and the
April 23, 2021
One woman's solution to cruising: buying a trailerable boat.
April 12, 2021
Jeff Foulk felt so deeply about the boating life that he created the Argo navigation app to make boating on the Bay eve
April 12, 2021
Now that spring (and spring commissioning season) has come to the Chesapeake Bay, boaters will be running to their mari
April 1, 2021
Johnny Albani and Joe Lovejoy are two friends brought together by their love of adventure, Naval service, and, most recently, their discovered affec
March 31, 2021
Have you ever heard a sound that brought you instantly back to a memory?
March 25, 2021
Many Chesapeake Bay boaters have spent their boating lives waterskiing around the creek, fishing, buzzing across the Ba
March 19, 2021
In the first four articles in this series, we detailed the sale of our trawler and the purchase of a smaller faster Legacy 3
February 19, 2021
When we head out on the water, few of us are thinking about preparing crew for emergenci
February 17, 2021
Mike Pitchford shares short stories and tips from snowbird cruisers who made the migration down the ICW from Annapolis for the winter.
February 2, 2021
In parts one and two of this DelMarVa loop cruise, the authors covered their journey from Annapolis to Ch
January 27, 2021
As boaters trying to keep up with updated marine safety equipment, when we hear about new inn
January 11, 2021
A skipper endures a stressful boat delivery from Boston to Cape May with a couple whose opinions don't quite match up.
January 10, 2021
Chesapeake Bay boaters may be thinking about adding some decorative boat lighting, such as multicolored decorative LED
January 4, 2021
In Part one of this DelMarVa loop journey, the authors covered the first leg of their cruising journey from departing Annapolis to exploring Chesapeake City, Lewes, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Here is…
December 28, 2020
Do you think you can motivate yourself to hit 100 days on the water in the calendar year? Many of our readers listed this as a goal for the New Year.
December 23, 2020
Are you making any resolutions for the new year? Along with your fitness and other self-improvement commitments, how about making a few boating resolutions?
December 15, 2020
Cruisers on the Bay have all kinds of dreams, often beginning with a dream of exploring the rivers and creeks close to home, but as boaters gain experience, their cruises tend to become longer, and