• In February you sent us the most-bestest photos you've taken around the bay and you voted in our annual survey. Well, we've chosen our favorites and tabulated all of your answers, and HERE ARE THE RESULTS! YAY!

  • Editor at large Wendy Mitman Clarke went down the Delaware, north to south, and she picked up a few tips along the way. This month's feature story offers you those tips for safety and fun!

  • John Page Williams lays down "four aces for the bay" in this month's boat review. That's actually, four winners -- four reviews -- that will make you feel like you came out on top, and didn't break the bank!

  • It's time for one of our most robust features ever! July means that you get to review all of the top marinas along the Chesapeake Bay. Check them out on our marina maps that cover Maryland and Virginia!

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Down the Delaware
For many Chesapeake sailors, the first step to adventuring north is sailing south down the Delaware Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Here are some hard-earned tips for making this potentially problematic passage safer and more fun. read more »
Cruising with Kids
"Thanks to iPads and smart phones, cruising with kids has gotten infinitely easier…" read more »
Yopps Cove: What's the Use?
The author discovers that what first impressed her about Carter Creek, Va.’s Yopps Cove isn’t what Impressed her the second time . . . or the third. read more »
Wilton Creek: Best Storm-Hole Ever?
The Piankatank River’s Wilton Creek may be the Bay’s perfect refuge in a blow. read more »
Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille
You won’t find any gruel at the Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille. Instead, you’ll find friendly staff, great food and a little extra pirate fun. read more »
The Shanty: Boathouse Chic
This brand-new old boathouse is a big hit in Cape Charles, Va. read more »
  Phosphorus Fight, Round Two
Delegates and Senators have introduced five bills that seek to...
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  Fat Cat Blues
The giant blue catfish, a Mississippi River native introduced to the Bay in the 1970s, thrills ...
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Cobalt 200
This hands-down winner is surprisingly affordable.
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From Havre de Grace and North East River to Point Lookout and the northern and eastern shores of the Potomac River

From Smith Point to Cape Henry and the southern and western shores of the Potomac River
Lankford Bay Marina
Learn more about this full service marina on Maryland's Eastern Shore. (2:37)
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Annapolis City Marina
Soak up the ambiance of this full service marina located in one of the most popular cruising destinations on the Chesapeake. (1:40)
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  Glancing Sideways
Side-scan sonar is now available in the recreational marketplace.
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  Dial 'Er In
No boat is perfect, but with some time and careful study...
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  Fish for a Cure 2014
Team Chesapeake Bay Magazine sponsored a boat in the annual Fish for a Cure tournament.
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  Pets Aboard
Devoted exclusively to photos of cruising critters of the Chesapeake (all reader submitted).
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  Dancing with Feathers
Stunning wildlife photography by Kevin Fleming, from his book Wild Delmarva.
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  Chesapeake Tides
Bay tide tables, including Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C. and Hampton Roads, with tidal differences for 50 additional Chesapeake Bay locations.
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  The Chesapeake Bay in the Civil War
Blockade runners, smugglers, gunboats, and street-brawlers, this is the chronicle of the armies and ironclads that did battle on the Bay during the Civil War.

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