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Guide to Cruising
Chesapeake Bay


Published by
Chesapeake Bay Magazine


This edition of the Guide to Cruising Chesapeake Bay includes a NEW Cruiser's Overview of the Bay, expanded navigator's reference, detailed descriptions of 300+ secluded anchorages, hundreds of charts and illustrated aerial views, current listings of 400+ marinas with locator maps, guides to 200+ waterfront restaurants, shore guides to 31 favorite ports, tide tables, planning and distance charts, and much more!

For nearly 50 years, the Guide to Cruising Chesapeake Bay has been the cruisers’ bible for exploring the bays, rivers, creeks and streams of the nation’s largest estuary. Beginning in the north with the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, the guide takes boaters on the trip of a lifetime, from the beautiful bluffs of the Sassafras River in the north and to the water-wading cypress that guard the mysterious Chickahominy River in the south.

In between, the guide introduces boaters to more than 30 favorite ports of call, with walking tours and locator maps of sites, restaurants and marinas. All the Bay’s iconic ports are here, like Baltimore, Annapolis, St. Michaels, Oxford, Hampton and Portsmouth, as well lesser-known ports to discover, such as Cape Charles, Crisfield, Cambridge and Rudy Inlet.

The guide offers a clear and accurate description for navigating virtually every river, creek and anchorage on the Bay, with NOAA chart segments and locator maps. Readers will also find a listing of all the restaurants accessible by boat and every marina and its amenities.

Finally, new this year, the guide for the first time offers suggestions for three- to –five-day cruises in every part of the Bay. The grand tour, the Great Chesapeake Bay Loop, visits major destinations from the Susquehanna to the ICW, with well-known sites and gorgeous little anchorages

Clear, concise and complete, this is the Bay’s most praised and prized cruising guide. Published by the editors of Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

Perfect bound, 8 1/2" x 11", 368 pages.



Guide to Cruising Chesapeake Bay - 2017 Ed.
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