Baltimore is a vibrant city fueled by its history, cultural diversity, and innovative community. Visiting boaters that dock at one of Baltimore’s pristine marinas will have a busy day exploring the surrounding area. First, become the ultimate fan and show your competitive spirit at an Orioles' or Ravens' game. Next, get off the beaten path and explore one of Baltimore's many hiking trails, parks, or reservoirs. Finally, pet a stingray at Baltimore's National Aquarium, a can't-miss destination in the city's historic Inner Harbor Promenade.
Best time to visit Baltimore marinas by boat
Visit Baltimore by boat between April and November, as the warm weather days surmount the cold. Peak Season though is July through August as the temperature during the day is in the mid to upper 80s. Conversely, winter is considered the off-season for Baltimore boaters as the city experiences all four seasons.
Fun Things to Do Around Baltimore Harbor
Once steel mills and shipbuilding sites, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is now a bustling, must-see destination for all. Visit the National Aquarium, Historic Ships in Baltimore floating museum, Maryland Science Center, or Port Discovery Children’s Museum. See a live show at MECU Pavillion or Power Plant Live! Enjoy the views from the water on one of Baltimore’s water taxis or a Chessie Dragon paddle boat. Then refuel and grab a bite at one of the restaurants that line Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, like Blackwall Hitch or Rusty Scupper.
Baltimore’s Public Markets
Baltimore’s historic public markets make up the oldest continuously operating public markets in the United States. Long before the cafeteria-style food markets became trendy, they served up farm-fresh produce, local delicacies, and exotic foods. Established in the late 1700s, the Broadway Market and Lexington Market are the two most popular.
Jones Falls Trail
If you’re looking to escape the city, this ten-mile hiking and biking trail that follows its namesake Jones Falls waterway is the place for you. The trail cuts through the woods, past Cylburn Arboretum and Druid Hill Park, and down to the Inner Harbor. This is the perfect activity for the boater that brings their bike on their trawler adventure.