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.

November 14, 2022
Grandfather once told me, in reference to preparing a boat for the winter, that whatever you do right in the fall, whe
November 3, 2022
These former college roommates have built lifelong friendships around their shared love of boating. Their "boys sails" have become an annual event.
November 2, 2022
It was a great day for award-winning boats, displayed in the water and on land Saturday, September 17 as the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Antique and
October 20, 2022
One way to get through a cold Chesapeake winter is to plan a summer cruise. The very effort will warm you up!
October 13, 2022
In the fall of 2021, my husband Mark and I purchased a beautiful 2018 Jeanneau NC 895 in Por
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.