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 1, 2021
If you are one of the boaters who attended the recent Bay Bridge Boat Show with the goal of buying your very first boat or upgrading to your next boat, you definitely need to read further.
May 28, 2021
This series is about one woman's solution for cruising: buying a trailerable boat. This installment covers the boat, motor, and tow vehicle.
May 23, 2021
Annapolis boatbuilder and self-proclaimed “mad scientist,” Tony Smith, woke up to an unusual sight
May 23, 2021
The Classic Yacht Club (CYCA) of America kicked off the 2021 season with an extra special event, because 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of CYCA. 
May 14, 2021
It’s that time of year again—time to send in your submissions for our Dog Days of Summer August Cover Contest.
April 27, 2021
If you are like most boaters, the happiest day of boating is the post spring commissioning splash and the
April 23, 2021
One woman's solution to cruising: buying a trailerable boat.
April 12, 2021
Jeff Foulk felt so deeply about the boating life that he created the Argo navigation app to make boating on the Bay eve
April 12, 2021
Now that spring (and spring commissioning season) has come to the Chesapeake Bay, boaters will be running to their mari
April 1, 2021
Johnny Albani and Joe Lovejoy are two friends brought together by their love of adventure, Naval service, and, most recently, their discovered affec
March 31, 2021
Have you ever heard a sound that brought you instantly back to a memory?
March 25, 2021
Many Chesapeake Bay boaters have spent their boating lives waterskiing around the creek, fishing, buzzing across the Ba
March 19, 2021
In the first four articles in this series, we detailed the sale of our trawler and the purchase of a smaller faster Legacy 3
February 19, 2021
When we head out on the water, few of us are thinking about preparing crew for emergenci
February 17, 2021
Mike Pitchford shares short stories and tips from snowbird cruisers who made the migration down the ICW from Annapolis for the winter.
February 2, 2021
In parts one and two of this DelMarVa loop cruise, the authors covered their journey from Annapolis to Ch
January 27, 2021
As boaters trying to keep up with updated marine safety equipment, when we hear about new inn
January 11, 2021
A skipper endures a stressful boat delivery from Boston to Cape May with a couple whose opinions don't quite match up.