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.

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 22, 2024
The title says it all, doesn’t it? When navigating out on the water, should you use chartplotters, smart phone/tablet apps, or a combination of the two?
January 21, 2024
There is no way to sugarcoat this. It’s winter. It is in fact an El Niño winter.
January 3, 2024
Last month (December PropTalk) the author detailed his journey of buying his dream used boat, a Chaparral 2550 SX
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
November 13, 2023
Perhaps the most difficult task for a boat owner is attempting to make paint adhere to metals that are subject to the ad
November 8, 2023
It’s once again time to (regrettably) put the boat away for the winter and complete the necessary winterization procedures.
November 3, 2023
Croatia is a strange place. It’s part Eastern Europe and part laidback Mediterranean.
October 21, 2023
Jimmy Buffett passed away on the Friday of Labor Day Weekend.
October 17, 2023
The first day of charter is usually hectic.
October 11, 2023
The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW, or for our purposes just the Atlantic ICW) and the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Wa