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 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 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.
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.
December 28, 2021
As we take our last sip of eggnog, wave farewell to 2021, and make plans to ring in the New Year, let’s make sure to focus on what’s really important:
December 15, 2021
This is an ICW journey in three parts. In leg one, we covered the journey from Arnold, MD, to Fernandina Beach, FL.
November 30, 2021
Southern Maryland Boat Club hosted the return of the American Power Boat Association’s (APBA) Vinta
November 29, 2021
Have you ever wondered about the role of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary?
November 15, 2021
If you prepare your boat now with proper winterization techniques, you'll be able to hit the ground running much faster next spring.
November 10, 2021
The Grenadines are a string of islands that extends between St.