Marina Spotlight: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay River Marsh Marina

By July 11, 2022July 20th, 2022Dock, Explore

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay River Marsh Marina, on the Choptank River in Cambridge, Maryland is one of the premier marinas and resorts in the Chesapeake Bay. Not only is it a journey’s end unto itself, but it’s just minutes from Cambridge, the charming and fascinating Eastern Shore destination – and one of the oldest cities in Maryland.

Visit Cambridge


Cambridge is a unique and historically packed boating destination. Its delightful main street, designated as a Maryland Main Street, is home to eclectic shops, tempting dining options, and a host of tourist attractions for all ages and interests. It’s legendary for its connection to prominent civil rights movements, and served as a stop on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. To bring the story to life, you can visit The Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center and learn the life story of Harriet Tubman – freedom seeker, Underground Railroad conductor, abolitionist, suffragist, human rights activist, and one of Maryland’s most famous daughters.

Cambridge History

To dig even deeper into the history of Cambridge, you can visit Spocott Windmill and Village and step back into the 1800s. The village preserves the 19th-century heritage of the Cambridge region and  contains collections of artifacts dating back to the region’s colonial and pioneer eras.  It’s also home to the only post-style windmill in Maryland, and a collection of 19th-century civic buildings and residences. The village is open dawn to dusk daily and even offers self-guided tours. And of course, if you really want to take it all in, and stretch your sea legs, take an Historic Cambridge Walking Tour.

Cambridge Wildlife

Also nearby is the stunning Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, one of the Chesapeake Bay’s foremost habitats for migrating bird species. It also offers a wide variety of outdoor visitor activities including camping.

Wildlife enthusiasts don’t need to stop there, other notable local wildlife parks worth visiting include the Upper Choptank River Sanctuary and the Sandy Hill Sanctuary. One is more beautiful than the other!

Where to Dock in Cambridge


Just minutes from everything Cambridge has to offer is the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay River Marsh Marina. Chesapeake Bay Magazine has named it the “Best of the Bay” for four years in a row! 

This marina and resort is loaded with amenities that any captain and crew would revel in – most notably Maryland’s leading Eastern Shore golf course, the River Marsh Golf Club. But that’s just the beginning, on site, boaters can enjoy the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, miniature golf, Frisbee golf, FootGolf, tennis, water activities, scavenger hunts, fishing excursions, live entertainment, a fitness center, yoga, guided bike tours, kayak tours, nature hiking tours, paddling in the Bay and the famous Sago Spa and Salon. Phew! That’s a lot of enjoyment packed into one marina. 

Visitors also have an impressive variety of fresh and fun dining options, including a selection of casual and upscale bars and restaurants that will appeal to everyone in your crew. And if your visit is a family boating getaway, parents will be very happy to learn that the resort also offers Camp Hyatt for the kids, and even a kennel for four-legged crew members.

One more benefit of staying within the resort is that should you feel like spending a night on land, you can check in to one of the Hyatt’s many waterfront rooms or suites – and never be far from your boat.

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Jo Montgomery

Author Jo Montgomery

Jo is a lifelong boat lover and writer. She learned the ropes of boating on her family’s 36’ Carver at the Jersey (joy-see) shore. With over 30 years of writing under her belt, she delights in seeking out, and sharing, the things most important to fellow boating enthusiasts. Jo now lives in Connecticut, near the water she adores, with her husband, two children and large, hairy dog. She is over the moon to be part of the Snag-A-Slip crew!

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