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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

December 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  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 […]

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 […]

Windows on the Water and Poolside Café

Windows on the Water and Poolside Café

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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, […]

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 […]

The Surf Rider Restaurant

The Surf Rider Restaurant

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I like walking into the Surf Rider. As soon as you step inside this casual and easy going place, you feel like one of the locals. You sense that there are good food and gracious people here, and you’re right. The open dining area, with a full bar off to the side, is flooded with […]

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 […]

Spooky Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Spooky Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Yorktown, Virginia

Yorktown, Virginia

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Carter Creek and Irvington, Virginia

Carter Creek and Irvington, Virginia

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

A Boating Approach to Math Education

A Boating Approach to Math Education

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Joe Youcha knows that the best education is not a one-way street. As director of Building to Teach, an organization that works with underserved students, Youcha designs and builds boats together with the students. Designing and building boats teaches students new math skills and helps them acquire new strategies for the job market. Building […]