Destination – Annapolis, MD

Known as the sailing capital of the United States, Annapolis sits at the mouth of the Severn River off the Chesapeake Bay with a beautiful view of the Bay Bridge. As you cruise into the harbor, you are welcomed by the U.S. Naval Academy seawall on your starboard and a skyline of church steeples and Read More

Take a Caribbean Cocktail Cruise

Where Rum Is the Main Attraction Whether you enjoy the delicate taste of silver rum mixed with tropical juices in a smiling tiki glass or prefer the robust flavors of aged rum sipped neat in a tumbler, the islands deliver whatever your lips desire. As the birthplace of this divine elixir, the Caribbean is a Read More

Captain’s Tips – Boat Repair

Long-distance boaters like to say cruising can be defined as working on the boat in exotic locations. Hopefully, it’s more than that, but unexpected breakdowns happen. Even without emergency repairs, if you travel over long distances or time, stopping for regular maintenance during a trip is almost guaranteed. At home, most boaters have favorite service Read More

Fabulous Forts of the Coastal Southeast

The ports and river inlets of the Eastern Seaboard offer a unique glimpse into the history of exploration, colonialism, independence and the Civil War. Ships planted the American colonies here, and trade by sea propelled the United States into the powerhouse economy of the world by the turn of the 20th century. However, maintaining a Read More

Bonding on the Boat

We were surrounded. On our left, a fishing boat protruded from the dock. From the right, a strong gust of wind shook the American flag on the fly bridge. Tall wooden pilings formed boundaries on either side. Our slip at Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo, NC, was narrow and complicated. Using the bow thruster, my Read More

Best Breweries on the Water

Set a course for these 12 breweries on the water, where you can practically step off your boat and up to the bar. HARPOON BREWERY & BEER HALL Boston, Massachusetts You’ll find this well-known brewery inside an old warehouse in the Seaport District of South Boston. The original Harpoon Ale was crafted here in 1987, Read More

Newcomers to the Chesapeake Bay Dock & Dine Scene

When warm weather rolls into the Bay, everybody eagerly anticipates the arrival of new restaurants in the Chesapeake Bay to pick crabs and savor local seafood. Change inevitably comes with the new season. Some restaurants don’t survive the winter hibernation, and beloved watering holes occasionally disappear from the shores. But before long, hopeful new owners Read More

Anchors Aweigh on Long Island Sound

Millions of years ago, glaciers buckled, folded and fractured the bedrock shores of what is now Long Island Sound. This ancient activity underlies the crook-and-cranny beauty that attracts boaters from around the world. It’s a popular body of water, yet you can still find quiet pockets surrounded by the bounty of nature, particularly with the Read More