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.

May 23, 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 13, 2022
It’s that time of year again—time to send in your submissions for our Dog Days of Summer August Cover Contest.
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 26, 2022
Chesapeake Bay native Elle Bassett shares how she became a riverkeeper and what she loves about her job.
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.
April 5, 2022
Eric Packard signs his emails “Artist (I also like to fish).” By all accounts this fishing machine, for whom art is a method of expression, is living the dream.
March 7, 2022
After our exciting second season exploring destinations near and far, I couldn’t wait to start planning our next list of seaports for 2021.
March 7, 2022
When it comes to boating safety, the first thing you need to keep in mind is that driving a boat is nothing like driving a car.
March 7, 2022
Margaret Butler was raised in the inner city, where she wasn’t exposed to recreational boating, but after she and h
February 25, 2022
Warning: reading this article about fun boating times in warm climates while your boat is winterized and you are hu
January 31, 2022
Dreaming of the Great Loop? Here's how this couple prepared for the Loop in one year and then set out on the adventure of a lifetime.
January 26, 2022
As told to Beth Crabtree: Regular readers of PropTalk's Club Notes section will recognize the striking photos (usually taken by photographer J.D.
January 6, 2022
This is an ICW journey in three parts. In leg one, we covered the journey from Arnold, MD, to Fernandina Beach, FL.