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.

September 21, 2020
If you’re looking for a mix of experiences on your Caribbean charter, you can’t go wrong with starting in St.
September 17, 2020
It is often said that there is a silver lining in every dark cloud. How could that be, one might ask, with a cloud as dark as the Covid-19 pandemic?
September 11, 2020
Have you ever wondered what a Great Loop Harbor Host is?
August 28, 2020
These days we are seeing so many boats out on the water, and for good reason - boating is a great form of social distan
August 26, 2020
In his 25th year owning the 46-foot custom deadrise Full Moon, Mike Krissoff is blown
August 24, 2020
In a way, this powercat charter was a double conversion.
August 20, 2020
The Wye River is a hidden gem behind Eastern Bay, between Kent Island and
August 12, 2020
Has there ever been a better time for family boating?
August 4, 2020
A good many boat travelers really enjoy the peace, freedom, and quiet of anchoring.
July 22, 2020
All boaters have a dream. For some it’s chartering in the Caribbean.
July 12, 2020
It’s estimated that a whopping 500,000 jellyfish stings are suffered every summer around the Bay.
July 10, 2020
What exactly are poker runs? Well, contrary to popular opinion, a poker run is a game of chance and not a race.
June 30, 2020
We recently sat down virtually with experienced liveaboard and cruiser Tom Hale to talk about cruising the ICW, and he shared helpful tips for first-time cruisers.
June 19, 2020
Wakeboats are all the rage these days, but do you know the science behind them?
June 17, 2020
In the Club Notes section of PropTalk, we focus on the clubs and associations that bind together Chesapeake Bay boaters, and the benefits that come with a boating club membership.
June 17, 2020
Many Chesapeake Bay boaters are wondering about safe boating practices during the pandemic. In most areas, the water is open; however, it’s more important than ever that boaters are responsible.
June 11, 2020
It’s that time of year again—time to send in your submissions for our Dog Days of Summer August Cover Contest presented by Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat!.
May 21, 2020
If you’re not ready to buy a boat or would rather have someone else do the maintenance and work, as a co-owner of the Chesap