Chesapeake Bay Destinations

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Greg, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Greg,

    I think you're referring to BIH Rendezvous, which is another CSR tradition?

    If AC will be on July 8th (2nd week of July, as Dom said), then this might work out just perfect.

    I'd like to mention one important point. As far as I recall, Chesapeake Bay area is known for having a problem with jelly fish. I know a good way how to avoid them in BB area, but if CB is full of the jellies that might spoil the trip to some degree. So, you'd need to find spots where there're very few jellies, which most likelly be closer to the ocean's colder and saltier water. I hope that some local folks can chime in with some details on this.
     
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  2. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    North Jersey
    2003 480 Sedan Bridge
    QSM-11's
    Oh, yeah. Forgot about that. What is the 2011 date?

    I missed that post, is there an Atlantic City CSR 2011 post?

    This is why CSR is so valuable to me... Thanks. Hadn't even considered that.
     
  3. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    North Jersey
    2003 480 Sedan Bridge
    QSM-11's
    Never mind, I found it...

    Yeah, that would be a good date for me too...
     
  4. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    I haven't seen anything official yet, so just going by a preliminary rumor. Last year we had it opened in mid or closer to the end of Jan. When I had it opened the first year in the begining of Jan people thought i was creazy planning a July get together in Jan.

    Anyway, let's give a bit more time and we'll have a thread going.

    On BIH, I think we need to ask Skip, Tim or Gary. As I recall correctly, they were behind organizing it.
     
  5. mistercomputerman

    mistercomputerman Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA
    410 Sundancer - 2001
    Twin 8.1L Mercruisers - 2009
    Something "official" will be forthcoming on AC 2011 shortly. There is some posturing necessary with the good folks at Trump. They have a Bertram group and a go-fast Poker Run group, both in July that might be better avoided.

    Stand-by for more details.

    Did anyone do a BIH (Baltimore Inner Harbor) last year?
     
  6. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    If I recall, it took place just few weeks after the AC Rendezvous.
     
  7. skibum

    skibum Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    2005 Sundancer 260
    496 Magnum HO
    I can help on the jellies... There are far fewer jellies north of the bridge than there are south of it. In July and August the Severn is loaded with them, but up near Middle River / Hart Miller there will be very few. if any.

    The amount of rain seems to make a difference. If we don't get much rain, the jellies make it further north. If we get a normal amount of rain, we don't see any.

    I don't ever recall seeing any in Fairlee Creek.
     
  8. giff1

    giff1 Member

    263
    Feb 9, 2009
    North East River, Upper Chesapeake Bay Maryland
    340 EC 1987
    Repowered 454's MarinePower
    Jelly Fish. Some call them Sea Nettles, I've called them other names.
    There seems to be no problem with them at swimming areas from Fairlee Creek and north. If you anchor in the rivers and creeks there will be no problem with the jellys.
    The best thing about the upper bay is standing in the water behind the boat; with a snack tray and cold beer on the swim platform.:thumbsup:
     
  9. CJ Martin

    CJ Martin Member

    762
    Oct 4, 2006
    Great Mills, MD
    2002 320DA
    350MAG Horizons / V-drives
    Our home marina is right across the Patuxent River for Solomons, and from here we've cruised as far north as Baltimore and as far south as Norfolk.

    An aside, I have the Chesapeake Bay magazine guidebook, and it's ok. A better guide is the Dozier's book:

    http://www.waterwayguide.com/editions.php?area=chesapeake_bay_2011

    Also the Active Captain website:

    https://www.activecaptain.com/index.php

    Coming up from the south, I can recommend Hampton, VA (Bluewater Marina), Cape Charles, VA (Bay Creek Marina), Deltaville, VA (Regatta Point Marina) and of course Solomons, MD. If you are willing to take a 15 or so mile side trip up the Potomac prior to getting to Solomons, Kinsale, VA (Port Kinsale Marina) is one of our favorite destinations on the Bay.

    From Solomons heading North, Herrington Harbor South or Tilghman Island - HHS is a "resort Marina, Tillghman Island (Knapps Narrows Marina) is more laid back, so it depends on what you are looking for. We prefer Oxford, MD to St. Michael's - in Oxford we stay at Mear's Point Marina. Annapolis is a must stop, from there Rock Hall is a short ride - we stayed at the Sailing Emporium and it is a nice place but not close to the town unless you have a dingy. From there the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

    -CJ
     
  10. Searaybio270

    Searaybio270 Active Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Bush River on the Cheasapeake Bay
    1996 EC, Garmin 3210, Dinghy - Seadoo Jet boat with twin 85 horse. Fun and Fast.
    7.4 MC 360 HP each
    Westerbeke 7KW
    The Bush River is near Edgewood Md., which is the old Arsnal. Now it is apart and in name of APG. The BR is nice. If you are looking for a place to hang out then Dove's Cove is nice. Under the train bridge will take you to three marina's. However, I think two of them are semi-private. My FIL belongs to the Bush River Yacht club. We go there to eat ok and drink.
    However, on the other side of the bay is Fairlee, Still Pond and Warton Beach. All good. More activity at Fairlee and depending on which weekend it can be quite interesting. We go to Still Pond a lot. Mainly just to hang out with our fellow boaters.
    North of them is Havre de Grace. Stay out of the flats. But a must visit. Go up the Northeast River to Charlestown marina. Good resturants and the area is quite nice to include the trip.
    BIH - if you haven't been make sure you go. Several good marinas, like the BIH East very good with floating piers.
    Hope that answers your question.
     
  11. Bugsy24

    Bugsy24 Active Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Freehold, New Jersey
    2008 310 Sundancer
    T-350 Mag,Br3's W/Axius
    Hey I would love to do AC or BIH, keep me in mind with a "Heads Up" when planned.:grin:
    Thanks, Marshall
     
  12. Lady Ashley SR560

    Lady Ashley SR560 New Member

    161
    Nov 24, 2009
    Upper Chesapeake Bay , Fairlee Cr. Great Oak Landi
    2000 560 Sedan Bridge Raymarine c-120 12" color chartplotter, B&G networked Auto Pilot , Furuno Ra
    3406-E cat. diesels
    If you do stop in Fairlee Cr.(great oak landing marina) be sure to stop and say hi. Im on E-DOCK 217. Cold ones waiting...... Marinas open 7 days.... resturant and beach bar Fri. - sun. last year. A fun place with friendly people. And hell I'm there ... what more could anyone want..... C you soon....lol
     
  13. C.W.

    C.W. New Member

    32
    Jul 28, 2010
    Kent Island
    310DA
    T5.0
    Is that the Crab Claw? Good place on the water and cash only.

    I'm new to boating on the Chesapeake, but I'm wondering why nobody has mentioned Smith Island yet? That's one of the destinations we're planning on this Summer.

    Chesapeake Beach has a nice water park if you've got kiddies and a spa for the wife...never been there by boat though.
     
  14. Searaybio270

    Searaybio270 Active Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Bush River on the Cheasapeake Bay
    1996 EC, Garmin 3210, Dinghy - Seadoo Jet boat with twin 85 horse. Fun and Fast.
    7.4 MC 360 HP each
    Westerbeke 7KW
    CAPT Pete,
    I have seen your boat at Fairlee and on the water. Nice boat. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Boatingfool

    Boatingfool New Member

    389
    Feb 13, 2008
    Annapolis, MD
    560 Sedan Bridge
    V10 1050hp Mans
    Ehh.. If you go there recommend bringing your own lunch. A group of us took a cat ride over there from chrisfields one year (labor day weekend) and many if us got really sick. Can't remember the name of the restaurant, but it's right accross from the little museum they have there. Also watch your water depth (take it slow) when you get close to the island.
     
  16. jasonschmitz

    jasonschmitz New Member

    43
    Jul 20, 2009
    Lancaster, Pa
    1999 Crownline 290 CR
    Furumo 1850 DF
    Twin 5.0 Volvos
    We are moving to Havre De Grace this year, but if you get the chance, the Nauti-Goose is a great place for a Crabcake sandwich!
     
  17. Bodkin Creek George

    Bodkin Creek George Member

    550
    Sep 11, 2008
    Bodkin Creek, Chesapeake Bay Md.
    2004 340 SDA
    8.1 V-Drives
    I would say that Fairlee Creek and Tolchester Beach are a must. Great party time.
    George
     
  18. Marcus E

    Marcus E New Member

    97
    Dec 14, 2010
    Chesapeake Bay
    340 Sundancer
    8.1 Mercruisers
    Spent 3 years on Fairlee Creek, F-dock....a real party. Warton Creek is a pleasant departure from a busy Great Oaks (Fairlee Creek). Still Pond is great for rafting with friends. Also, Fairlee Creek can be tricky getting in.
     
  19. Bodkin Creek George

    Bodkin Creek George Member

    550
    Sep 11, 2008
    Bodkin Creek, Chesapeake Bay Md.
    2004 340 SDA
    8.1 V-Drives
    Skinny water up there at Havre De Grace. Boat with care. Remember the cost of a boat slip and waterfront property is usually determined by it's location and usability. Sometimes it's cheaper to drive your vehicle a little further so that your boat doesn't have to travel so far to the fun and action. Just my 2 cents worth.
    George
     
  20. SeaRayChick

    SeaRayChick New Member

    13
    Dec 2, 2010
    Chesapeake Bay
    270 Sundancer 1984
    330 Mercruiser w/ Velvet Drive Transmission & TR Drive
    Bought our girl instead of going on a honeymoon... looking for some nice coves on the Eastern Bay... 3.5 ft clearance a must! Any ideas?
     

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