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.

June 17, 2024
Rafting up boats never gets old for socially-oriented boaters, and now that summer’s here, it’s a good time to tie up with fri
June 13, 2024
It’s that time of year again—time to send in your submissions for PropTalk's annual Cover Contest celebrating powerboating on the Chesapeake Bay.
June 5, 2024
We boaters have a unique perspective. We see the water and shoreline differently, and scientists want to hear about it.
May 28, 2024
I’ll never forget the night I was anchored out for the Fourth of July fireworks.
April 15, 2024
Ah, the first sunny spring day on the boat!
March 20, 2024
Chesapeake boaters Nancy Merrill Sullivan and Jason Sullivan are in the midst of completing America’s
March 10, 2024
With the boating season right around the corner, now is a good time to consider your boating safety gear.
February 27, 2024
I have a confession to make. This is a story about a boat delivery that didn’t turn out so well.
February 19, 2024
In October 2023, Ernest Smith completed a bucket list 20-day loop of the Chesapeake Bay in his 17-foot Boston
January 29, 2024
Chesapeake Bay boaters Dave and Sonia Astle recently completed America's
January 24, 2024
Many Chesapeake Bay boaters are aware that the Coast Guard Auxiliary offers free vessel safety checks.
January 21, 2024
There is no way to sugarcoat this. It’s winter. It is in fact an El Niño winter.
December 27, 2023
Do you have trouble keeping New Year’s resolutions? We at PropTalk recommend making boating resolutions instead.
November 30, 2023
Upon selling Walden, a 1987 Ericson 38-200 sailing sloop, and moving from South Florida to Annapolis, MD, it was time for a new
November 29, 2023
This fall, a group of 45 international cruisers teamed up with a group of Annapolis-based cruisers, both power and sail, to experience the beauty of the
November 16, 2023
As the cold weather sinks in, we wanted to share some cold water safety tips for boaters on the Chesapeake Bay