Annapolis Yacht Charter

Annapolis Yacht Charter is synonymous with sailing and hosts the yearly US sailboat Show and the US Naval Academy. This is a show I do go to sometimes to promote my marine books, it’s a great boat show not to mention the famous Maryland crab feasts are worth coming for.

Every yacht charter in the Chesapeake Bay is a virtual voyage of exploration that takes you through wetlands, up many rivers, across some wide bays and you end each day at an historic waterfront town.

The Chesapeake Bay which is the largest estuary in North America, is famous for its exceptional waterways that suit sailboat cruising and yacht charters.

It offers protected sailing waters, some great anchorages, beautiful natural scenery, really unique and historic towns and villages that make the Chesapeake the perfect choice for sailors, from beginner to expert.

The Chesapeake Bay has a shore line that stretches some 2000 NM and is fed by more than 150 rivers. Historic Annapolis and Anne Arundel County are regarded as the sparkling crown jewel of the Mid-Atlantic, and is widely regarded as the best sailing destination on the East Coast.


Nearest Airport Baltimore/Washington (BWI)

The Climate In the period April to October, the temperatures can vary from 65° to 80° and spring and autumn give the best bay sailing conditions. The winds are in the 10 to 25 knots range and during the summer, the breezes tend to be a lot lighter.

Charter Seasons

Low season is from November to March

High season is from July to August

Medium season is from April, May, June, September & October

There are not many waterways in the world that can match the Chesapeake Bay for sailing pleasure. It is some 200 miles long, it’s also reputedly the largest estuary in the United States with literally thousands of miles of shoreline to sail to. It offers sailors very protected waters, some really great anchorages, magnificent natural scenery, and so many unique towns and villages that have a wealth of history.

Port Annapolis Marina on Back Creek is situated in historic Annapolis (home of my favourite sailboat show). Annapolis is also home to the famous U.S. Naval Academy.

The Southern sailing circuit includes West River and Galesville, Harrington Harbor North, Harrington Harbor South, St. Michaels, Tilghman Island, Oxford, Cambridge and Solomons Island. The Northern circuit has Rock Hall, Chester River and Chestertown, Baltimore Harbor, Georgetown and the Sassafras River.  And of course everything in between.

They say Chesapeake Bay takes the name from a Powhatan Indian word, “Chesepioc,” which is evidently translated as “Great Shellfish Bay.”  The area has seen some foreign tourists and sailors, first it was Spanish explorer Vincente Gonzalez, the 1st European to sail in about 1561. The French then started a  settlement called Port Royal which is now Annapolis in 1605. Then along came the English settlers who established Jamestown on the James River in 1607. Some 2 years after that Captain John Smith explored and charted the Chesapeake Bay, and his journal states  that “heaven and earth have never agreed better to frame a place for man’s habitation.” So true!  Looking for a good local Annapolis Yacht Charter then try Dream Yacht Charter. More about sailing yacht charter and Annapolis Yacht Charter