The Upper Chesapeake, the Middle Chesapeake, Kent Island, Baltimore, Annapolis, the Lower Chesapeake, the Potomac, and the DelMarVa Coast.
There’s no boating like Chesapeake Bay boating and we aren’t just saying that because it’s our home town.
The Chesapeake Bay spans more than 64,000 square miles and is home to 150 major rivers and streams. A true boater’s playground, you will find everything you need in the Bay. From live music and great tiki bars, to cruising with the kiddos, there’s no shortage of activities here. Snag-A-Slip is a free, online boat slip reservation site where you can explore awesome marinas in the Chesapeake Bay and rent boat slips easily. If you are charting your course or you want to see our marinas on a map, click the interactive map button above!
Washington, D.C. is not just our Nation's Capitol - it's one of many great boating destinations on The Potomac.
Take a cruise along the Potomac River and enjoy great marinas along the Virginia, Maryland and D.C. coasts. Whether you are looking to escape to towns nearby, or cruise to Washington D.C. and its renowned tourist attractions, there's no shortage of events and activities for boaters to enjoy at the many Washington DC marinas on the Potomac River.
With many inlets along your travels, you must stop and enjoy all that this stretch of land has to offer during your cruise down the coast.
The DelMarVa Coast expands from Delaware Bay to Cape Charles, encompassing 135 miles of Atlantic Ocean shoreline. From fun nightlife in Lewes, Dewey Beach and Rehoboth, Delaware, to fishing and surfing in Ocean City, Maryland, your days will be filled with fantastic attractions and memorable experiences. One recommendation from the Snag-Team, stop at the Assateague Island National Seashore and see the beautiful wild horses!
Kent Island is THE gateway to the Eastern Shore and is the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay.
Home to the famous Kent Narrows, Kent Island boasts a 270 acre nature park and some of the best fishing and crabbing in the Bay. Boaters looking for the party life will find no shortage of fun on Kent Island – there are plenty of places to eat, drink and dance the night away right in the heart of the Narrows.
Whether you are boating on the Western or Eastern side of the Upper Bay, you will enjoy cleaner waters, historical hot spots and some of the state’s best crab shacks.
The Upper Chesapeake Bay (defined here as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the mouth of the Susquehanna) is home to some of Maryland’s quaint boating towns, including Havre de Grace, Rock Hall and Chestertown. If you stay tuned, you may even Snag-A-Slip at one of the Bay’s hottest parties – Pirate’s and Wenches in Rock Hall – or, on any given night, throw it down at any of the numerous tiki bars boasting live music in the summer.
Whether you are boating on the Western or Eastern side of the Middle Bay, you will be sure to find fantastic hideaways, hidden gems and plenty of resort marinas.
The Middle Chesapeake Bay (defined here as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the Potomac River) includes some of the Chesapeake Bay’s most famous boating towns, including St. Michaels, Oxford, Deale and North Beach. Boaters who don’t get underway in the Middle Bay will be missing out – from the famous fish festival in Crisfield, to the charming streets of St. Michaels, there’s always something to see here.
Boaters cruising up and down the East Coast will find plenty of convenient stops in this region, as it is a known jumping off spot to and from the ICW.
The Lower Chesapeake Bay (defined here as the Potomac River to Virginia Beach) includes some of the Virginia's great seafaring towns, including Reedville, Deltaville, Hampton and Virginia Beach. Whether you spend a day fishing in Reedville, sailing around Deltaville or partying in Virginia Beach, there's no shortage of things to do in the Lower Chesapeake.
The birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner, Baltimore is a sightseer's dream.
Fill your day with plenty of activities, including a visit to Fort McHenry where everyone can partake in the Baltimore tradition of placing a penny on Edgar Allen Poe's grave. The kids will love visiting places like the National Aquarium, the Science Center and Port Discovery. Once the kids are in bed, this mild city turns into a collection of nightlife oriented neighborhoods. Depending on your preferences, you will have a blast at the hip corner bars in Federal Hill, Fells Point, and Canton or the fine dining restaurants and lounges in Harbor East.
Annapolis, also known as the sailboat capital of the world, is lovingly referred to as a drinking town with a sailing problem. But, that’s not all Annapolis has to offer!
In Annapolis, there’s really something to do for everyone in your party! Whip your little pirates into shape with a walking tour of the Naval Academy, or entertain the history buff of your boat with a tour of the downtown district. The nautical fashionista in your family will love browsing the boutiques of Main Street for popular designer brands and one-of-a-kind pieces handcrafted by shop owners. Once everyone has worked up an appetite, take them to any of popular dockside bars for a nibble and a pint.