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.

October 3, 2022
A lot of Chesapeake Bay boaters choose to charter in the Caribbean, especially the British Virgin Islands (BVI), due to its re
September 19, 2022
Excitement, abundant beautiful weather, and soothing scenery set the stage July 30 and 31 for when vintage rac
September 14, 2022
Thinking outside the box led me to a creative solution—buying a 41-foot trawler that I could liveaboard at the base marina in Groton.
August 29, 2022
Merriam-Webster defines a marina as “a dock or basin providing secure moorings for pleasure boats and often offering su
August 29, 2022
Attempting to plan your first powercat charter vacation can seem like a daunting process. But it doesn’t have to be. We recently caught up with Ian Pederson at The Moorings who lent some insight.
August 22, 2022
In the debate of RVs vs. boats, this Chesapeake couple realizes how many similarities the two hobbies have in common.
August 7, 2022
You’re out on the water, enjoying the sun and the breeze, when you stumble across a pod of sailboats. A regatta, how wonderful! Time to go watch the bright colorful sails and exciting action.
August 4, 2022
Just how much do you know about the different types of emergency beacons?
July 25, 2022
When Tom Mrazik stepped up to board the Coast Guard response boat from what remained of the submerged s
July 5, 2022
There are many different types of boating clubs around the Chesapeake Bay. They cater to a wide range of interests including social events, racing, & more.
June 14, 2022
Your canine crew can come in all shapes and sizes, so learn how to pick the right personal flotation device (PFD) or dog life jacket for your cherished companion.
June 8, 2022
This is part II in our Inside the Chesapeake Bay Loop journey.
June 6, 2022
After an unplanned stop in Coinjock, NC, while on the ICW, the author learns how boat mechanics and marinas can
May 31, 2022
It’s that time of year again—time to send in your submissions for our Dog Days of Summer August Cover Contest.
May 31, 2022
Doug and Susan Smith intend to begin the Great Loop this year on their Bayliner 4788 and share their adventures with PropTalk readers.
May 26, 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.