Chesapeake Bay Marinas

As the largest estuary in the U.S., Chesapeake Bay boasts over 11,000 miles of coastline for boaters to navigate. Surrounded by Maryland and Virginia, the Chesapeake’s waterways lead to bustling cities like Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington D.C. The estuary formed over 10,000 years ago from a melting glacier, and today its main source of freshwater stems from its three largest and most trafficked rivers — Susquehanna, Potomac and James. As one of the most iconic boating locations on the east coast, Chesapeake Bay’s reputation for breathtaking sunsets, abundant fishing grounds, and significant nautical history draws boaters from all over the country to see the sites.