Looking for somewhere a little more adventurous to sail next summer? Then head to Annapolis, the sailing mecca of the world and cruise the Chesapeake Bay. The largest estuary in the United States and around 200 miles long, it offers endless shoreline to explore, protected waters, great anchorages, beautiful natural scenery with towns and villages steeped in history. Throw in the obligatory ‘crab shack’ and you have the perfect combination for a truly memorable yacht charter.
With so many delightful creeks, coves, rivers, towns and villages to visit, we have compiled a list of top places worth visiting and can help create an itinerary for an unforgettable sailing vacation. If you follow a southern route from Annapolis, ports of interest include Galesville, which is said to be the birthplace of Quakerism in Maryland. At Herrington Harbor you will find a resort equipped with all the amenities you would expect of an exotic getaway; think Olympic sized swimming pool, private beaches and outdoor movie nights. What better way to kick back and relax with a drink in hand while watching a film with your feet in the sand?
Heading north, you can stop off at Baltimore Harbor. With Maryland Science Center, the National Aquarium and Baltimore World Trade Center, there’s also a Maritime museum and the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historical Shrine where you can learn all about the Battle of Baltimore. We’re sure that wherever you go, you will be welcomed warmly to all of the marinas in the Bay, and will never find yourself short of something to do!
The cruising season starts in early April and runs into November so whether it’s a short getaway or an extended cruise, Chesapeake Bay has something for everyone. Next summer may seem a long way off but not is the perfect time to finalise your plans for a charter to this truly stunning destination. Book your bareboat charter by the 31st December 2015 and you will receive a special 15% early booking discount! For more information and destinations from the yachting world, keep an eye on Boatbookings.com!