Georgetown, Maryland - MD, United States
39.366941 / -75.88908
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James on October 13th, 2017:
|Vessel Name||Boat Type||Vessel LOA||Vessel Draft|
|Spectackular||Sail||32 ft||4.5 ft|
I was a transient here for a night - my first overnight away from my home port. I was a bit perplexed by the number of empty slips in this very reasonably priced, and appealing well-kept marina. I can only attribute it to the time and motoring commitment required to reach this part of the Sassafras. That said, the cruise up the river was beautiful, but not something I'd want to do every time I wanted to hit the bay. This would also lend itself to more motor yacht traffic than sailboat traffic. The fuel dock and office are at the river’s northern bank, and the sign designating the marina as you approach is large and clear, which is good because this area is crowded with marinas. I found the fairways to be ample size for easy maneuvering and backing into the slip. The dock hand was helpful and answered many of my “first-time ‘away-from -home-port’ stay” questions. Once you are tied up after a long motor up the Sassafras, the hilltop pool is not to be missed. Spectacular view of the Sassafras, many tables with umbrellas, lounge chairs, and the bathhouse is adjacent to the pool. The bathhouse provides private rooms with toilet, sink and stall showers in each. Very clean, very nice and very air-conditioned. There is a large picnic area with grills (since I believe they don’t allow grilling on the boats near the docks). There is on site restaurant, but we didn’t dine there. The setting is nicely landscaped and shows their efforts to create the “resort” setting they advertise. The vibe while we were there was notably laid-back. (it was a Thursday in August). The area in general seems welcoming to anchoring and your dinghy to shore, since I saw many sailboats anchored out. If there was anything to gripe about, it would be the “unwalkability” of the area in general – not a fault of the marina. We couldn’t easily meander our way from this marina to a restaurant at a nearby marina via the water’s edge without some acrobatics. You could walk on the street, but then you lost the view of the water. A fee-for-service water taxi would have been nice.If I was planning a season where I intended to really explore the Sassafras on my weekend cruises, this would be at the top of my short-list as a spot to get a seasonal slip. I’d say that its location in relation to the bay is distant so if you are looking for a spot that provides quick access to the upper bay, this isn’t it. The scenic cruise up the Sassafras makes the excursion worthwhile and I would encourage it at least once.