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York River Oyster Company

York River Oyster Company

December 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  At the mouth of Sarah’s Creek is the York River Yacht Haven and York River Oyster Company restaurant — a full service marina along with a “Shell of a Good Time!” eatery.  The tone is casual, with an outdoor covered patio and bar area leading to a dining room inside. We sat outside under […]

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

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  Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, is one of Virginia’s most special and historically rich locations. The mansion and grounds provide an in-depth glimpse into George and Martha’s life. The site is located along the banks of the Potomac River, making it ideal to for boaters; dock at Mount Vernon Docks, a quick walk to […]

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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                                As the weather cools and long boating trips wane, you can still boat to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and immerse yourself in the history that makes Chesapeake Bay as special as it is. The museum, which was founded in […]

Chesapeake Bay Marina 411

Chesapeake Bay Marina 411

October 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Name Annapolis City Marina Annapolis Landing Marina Aquia Bay Marina Address & Phone 410 Severn AveAnnapolis,MD410-268-0660 980 Awald Drive Suite 400 Annapolis, MD410-263-0090 432 Aquia Creek RdStafford, VA540-720-7437 Website annapoliscitymarina.com annapolislandingmarina.com http://www.aquiabaymarina.com Monitors VHF Channel 9 9 N/A Total Slips 86 118 135 Transient Slips Yes Yes No Transient Space Fee $2.50/ft $2/ft N/A Low […]

Cutty Sark Grill

Cutty Sark Grill

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The cozy and casual restaurant at Cutty Sark Marina, located in the newly developed East Beach neighborhood of Norfolk, nestles into a row of marinas along Pretty Lake Avenue. There are finger slips for smaller boats and the restaurant can accommodate a few larger boats as well — call ahead to check on availability. The […]

The Boatyard Bar & Grill

The Boatyard Bar & Grill

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The Boatyard Bar & Grill is in Annapolis just across Spa Creek from downtown Annapolis. The popular family-friendly restaurant is filled with great food and daily specials. The Boatyard is easy to get to. You can dock at the nearby Annapolis City Marina or tie up a dinghy at the end of Fourth Street, a […]

Windows on the Water and Poolside Café

Windows on the Water and Poolside Café

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Boaters on the Rappahannock looking for a unique place to dock and dine can set a course for Yankee Point Marina. Nestled in the quiet waters of Myer’s Creek off the Corrotoman River, the marina offers two different venues, the Poolside Café and Windows on the Water, along with ample free dockage while you eat, […]

Cantler’s Riverside Inn

Cantler’s Riverside Inn

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Cantler’s Riverside Inn is only minutes by water from the busy Annapolis City Dock, even though you feel like you’re a world away. Overlooking the creek and banks, the restaurant is a favorite for boaters who want fresh seafood in a great setting. The restaurant offers free docking while you eat.  If there are enough […]

Captain Chuck-A-Muck’s

Captain Chuck-A-Muck’s

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Captain Chuck-A-Muck’s on the Jones Creek is a great laid back destination for hungry boaters.  They have a relaxed atmosphere and many boaters pull into their dock for a nice lunch or dinner.  Stunning views of Jones Creek will accompany your meal. You can eat on the deck or inside. Jimmy Buffett is often playing in the […]

Foxy’s Harbor Grille

Foxy’s Harbor Grille

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Within the historic harbor of St. Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore dwells a little outdoor establishment that makes its guests feel like they’ve landed in the Caribbean.  Once you’ve docked your boat at the St. Michaels marina, follow the pier to the umbrellas covering Foxy’s patio. My family and I enjoyed an early Sunday dinner […]

Kentmorr Restaurant

Kentmorr Restaurant

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Nestled on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, Kentmorr Restaurant in Stevensville offers a relaxed atmosphere and great food. The dockside restaurant caters to locals, boaters, and tourists since 1954. It beckons with stunning views of the Bay and a beachfront tiki bar complete with palm trees and hammocks. The marina can accommodate vessels up […]

Sunset Grill Seafood Restaurant

Sunset Grill Seafood Restaurant

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Rustic and inviting, the Sunset Grill Seafood Restaurant in the Willoughby Harbor Marina has been a home away from home for boaters in the Ocean View region of Norfolk for years. Navigating to the marina is easy. Stay clear of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and the channel will guide you right in. If Willoughby Harbor […]

757 Crave on the Harbor

757 Crave on the Harbor

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Lower Chesapeake Bay boaters have frequented 757 Crave on the Harbor for years, enjoying the delicious, eclectic menu, casual atmosphere, and attentive service. The marina restaurant is located at mile marker 0 on the Intracoastal Waterway, halfway between Maine and Florida in Portsmouth, Virginia, and sits at the end of the main dock at Tidewater […]

Chart House

Chart House

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Images of summer boating along the Severn River always come to mind when I think of Annapolis, but no matter the season, this city is a bustling place to visit and dine. One of those dining destinations is Chart House, situated in what used to be the primary shipyard for John Trumpy & Sons. While […]

Spooky Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Spooky Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

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In October, Halloween is on our mind, and what could be more fun than listening to spooky ghost stories? The Alexandria’s Ghost and Graveyard Tour is a 33-year-old event that will spook you out in no time as you’re guided by lantern through the beautiful streets of Old Town at night. You’ll be enthralled listening […]

North Beach, Maryland

North Beach, Maryland

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North Beach, Maryland has been called “The Jewel of the Chesapeake Bay” so you know it must be a gem of a place to visit! This town is located on the western shore at the northern tip of Calvert County. Bring your boat to Herrington Harbour South for transient dockage; call or email the gift […]

Chesapeake City, Maryland

Chesapeake City, Maryland

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Chesapeake City, Maryland is a historical town filled with Victorian charm. Located along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, it is perfect for a day trip on your boat. You can easily dock at the town dock, which is located on the west side of the Back Creek Basin. It is limited to first-come, first-served and […]

Yorktown, Virginia

Yorktown, Virginia

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One of Virginia’s many charms is that it is a state rich with historical towns. As a boater, you can add to the charm by spending a day exploring a harborside town such as Yorktown. Yorktown is part of the “Historic Triangle” in Virginia made up of Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg. The town is filled […]

Orioles Park at Camden Yards

Orioles Park at Camden Yards

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Not much beats spending the dog days of summer in the stands of Orioles Park, at Camden Yards, catching your favorite team. The only thing that makes a day at the ballpark better is taking your boat to and from the game! The Orioles play 13 home games in the month of August, giving you […]

Carter Creek and Irvington, Virginia

Carter Creek and Irvington, Virginia

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One of its many charms is that Chesapeake Bay has no shortage of places to drop anchor and spend a day. This abundance means boaters have new places to explore — have you visited Carter Creek, near Irvington, Virginia yet? Carter Creek and the town of Irvington are located on Virginia’s northern neck.  There are […]

Music Under the Stars

Music Under the Stars

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The town of Urbanna, Virginia hosts Music under the Stars on Saturday, August 15. This free live music concert, featuring classic rock by 33 East, takes place at the Urbanna Town Marina. Going to the concert by boat is easy — the Urbanna Town Marina has transient slips; call 804-758-5440 to reserve space.  If the […]

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

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The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre (ASGT) is entering its 50th season and they are celebrating with the public with three different musicals through September 6! ASGT is an outdoor community theater, run only by volunteers, that puts on three musicals each summer on the historic site formerly known as Shaw’s Blacksmith Shop, located at 143 […]

33rd Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

33rd Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

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  Hampton Roads has been host to the longest running outdoor jazz festival for 33 years straight.  Located along the downtown Norfolk waterfront, this year’s festival on Friday July 17 and Saturday July 18 promises to live up to its awesome past. Going by boat makes the event even better — the event organizer, Festevents, […]

Cobham Bay

Cobham Bay

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Finding places to anchor for a day can be quite the topic of conversation between boaters. To have a fun day out on the water, head on over to Cobham Bay just off the James River. As a place where most locals go to, the fun of dropping an anchor and taking the dinghy around […]

28th Antique & Classic Boat Festival

28th Antique & Classic Boat Festival

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The 28th Antique Boat Festival takes place at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in Saint Michaels, Maryland from Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21. More than 100 wooden classics and vintage boats will be on land and in the water for this family-friendly event on the banks of the Miles River. Scenic boat rides […]

Tangier Island

Tangier Island

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. There’s plenty to do on Tangier Island in the Lower Chesapeake Bay. Sometimes referred to as “the soft-shell capital of the world,” it’s a great spot for a day trip. Docking is available at James Parks Marina on the northern tip of the island in Tangier North Channel; to make reservations call 757-891-2581. This […]

Kiptopeke State Park

Kiptopeke State Park

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On Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Kiptopeke State Park is a favorite spot among boaters in the region. The 562-acre state park, located three miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, offers a swimming beach, hiking trails, picnic areas, a playground, boat ramps, a fishing pier, and excellent bird-watching. “We see a variety of boaters during […]

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

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Every year, boats line up along the shore of Sandy Point State Park as concert-goers soak in some blues. With headliners like Gregg Allman and blues legend Buddy Guy, this year’s Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival on Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17 is gearing up to be a good one. There are limited slips […]

Calvert Marine Museum

Calvert Marine Museum

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. Want to touch a dogfish shark, see an octopus or jellyfish up close, and enjoy watching an otter at play? You can do all of that at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons in Calvert County, Maryland. Solomons is a small island at the mouth of the Patuxent River, where almost everything is accessible […]

Virginia Air & Space Center

Virginia Air & Space Center

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  Taking your boat to the Virginia Air & Space Center transforms a fun day of entertainment and education into an all-out adventure. The Virginia Air & Space Center is the visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. Boat slips are available close by at the Crowne […]