by bouchakl on Oct 08, 2021
Very pleasant stay. The staff was great to work with and on dock to assist. Walking to the Calvert marina was well worth the time. Beautiful waterfront walking in the area as well as several dining choices. Even came across a neighbor offering fruit from their tomato garden to anyone passing by. Beautiful area to visit.
by motoringmariah on Oct 06, 2021
Super quiet nice stop in a mix of residential and commercial marine facilities. Dinghy ride around was interesting to see amazing homes and then HUGE Moran Tugs. Plenty of good food and drinking places in walking distance. We liked Boomerangs BBQ and The Pier for sunset happy hour. Was surprised to see this Safe Harbor didn't have floating docks when every other one we stayed at did......but no big deal tide so small you don't necessarily need them. Checkout the Calvert Maritime Museum the light house was amazingly restored and interesting to see in person. Museum has otters that get fed at 1pm and it was fun to see them too!
by pattiu on Oct 06, 2021
Great Marina! Great Location where you can walk or ride the marina bikes anywhere in town!
by wink on Oct 04, 2021
Very nice marine and very helpful staff
by rtriley45 on Oct 01, 2021
Wonderful with great people. John, the Dockmaster, is excellent.
by stadlerda on Sep 27, 2021
Overall great marina. In particular service manager Phillipe is above and beyond in terms of taking care of customers in need.
by lorib272 on Sep 27, 2021
Another nice stay at Zanhisers
by brentsmall on Sep 23, 2021
Such a nice well managed marina. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They truly have a lot to offer.
by alexcooke on Sep 13, 2021
Loved the stay but we were affected by the wakes. Staff was first class!
by tjt2222 on Sep 13, 2021
Great location, great facilities, great staff... I would recommend to anyone!
by tomfox_1 on Sep 07, 2021
Great communication from marina, and very helpful staff when docking. Facilities were very clean, and pool was great. Free bikes was really nice so we could get out and see some things nearby - the Maritime museum is worth a visit. There is a huge white tent set up for slipholders with tables and grills which was really handy. There's a lot within walking distance (~1.5 mi).
The marina was recently bought by Safe Harbor and they closed the onsite restaurant. Bummer. The pool bar is not open either. The G-Dock slips (I was in G-20) are VERY narrow (36' boat; 12'9" beam). I barely fit, and my crew had to manhandle the entry a bit. Larger boats (38-40 feet) had to take multiple tries to get into the slip, since the marina wants you backed in. And because the distance from G dock to H dock is minimal it required us to use a line around the outside bollard to pivot so we didn't risk fending off boats on H dock before the rudder had bite (you can't begin your turn until you're all the way in the lane between G and H dock due to how narrow the exit from the slip is). The power plug was a single 30 amp, which we made due with, though we really needed either a 50 amp or two 30-amp plugs. Hopefully Safe Harbor will do some much needed updates to the slips to modernize them.
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. When we have larger groups staying with us, we do our best to keep the majority of the boats together. If the slip does not have the appropriate power requirement, please don't hesitate to let us know so we can help with a solution immediately upon arrival. We are happy to report that the marina is slated for major renovation this winter, including floating docks, new power and increased fairway space, allowing more room to maneuver. Our on-site restaurant has been undergoing renovations and is slated to open this fall under new ownership. We hope to see you again soon!
by bigbit2you on Sep 06, 2021
Great staff. Awesome facilities. Convenient to town.
by jekeraccount on Sep 02, 2021
The marina was very accommodating. We stayed the two days of Hurricane Ida and everything went very well. We were able to use the marinas bikes to see some of the island and the first evening we were walking about a half mile to the restaurants and a kind gentleman gave us a ride. All in all a wonderful experience.
by bdenison51 on Aug 30, 2021
Had a nice 2 day stay. Disappointed that the restaurant was closed but pool was nice to have on a hot day. Great internet. Docks are a bit worn and there is no breaker for power. Hot power plug!
Thanks so much for your review. Apologies that our new on-site restaurant wasn't quite open, but we're pleased to let you know that not only will it be opening soon, our docks (and dockside power) are slated for renovation this winter. Stay tuned, and we hope to see you again!
by morefenders on Aug 23, 2021
Absolutely perfect - as always!!
by kingzransom on Aug 22, 2021
Great dock crew, the marina had bikes to lend, pool was great. All in all a great 2 days.
by why on Aug 22, 2021
Had to detour due to weather so ducked into Solomon's. SHZ was pretty nice. Good help docking. On site restaurant was closed so short walk to town. Dog walk area is pretty far from the docks( my dog is not that well trained after being on the boat for hours). Also we were on the end of the T so lots of water slapping from all the boats going by. Also , wife said no hot water in shower, but we had fun.
by captkirk on Aug 20, 2021
Safe Harbor is doing great things. Super friendly customer-service focused & competent staff. Excellent amenities and finally re-opening a ‘top notch’ restaurant very soon!
by mperrie on Aug 18, 2021
We had a great time at the pool, it was very refreshing. I'm looking forward to the pool and snack bar to open.
by lastmistake on Aug 16, 2021
Great dock hands. Ben did a fantastic job getting us into a tight slip. Marina grounds and the pool were in great shape. Very much needed after a hot day cruising on the bay.
by evensong on Aug 13, 2021
Lovely marins with professional staff. We are having to stay while they replace a bent propeller shaft on our boat due to it being improperly hauled at our home marina. Hope to relocate here for next year. We have another reservation until the work starts in a few days and are looking forward to it. Lovely pool. The only disappointment is the pool bar is closed as well as the restaurant as both are being remodeled. Great private showers and an on-site laundry.
by silvergirl on Aug 08, 2021
Great marina with friendly service. Good helpful dock hands. Restaurant on site has been closed for over a year (as has bar/snack bar next to pool) and but several restaurants within walking distance. Shuttle available to grocery.
On suggestion for improvement: The pool is very nice but has little shared area for lounges is you don't want full sun exposure. There are some umbrellas, but they don't create much shade. Please give guests the option of more shade while lounging around pool!
by alexaspencer1 on Aug 07, 2021
Stayed here years ago, when the restaurant and pool bar were open- before it was a big conglomerate situation. Was wonderful back then. A lot has changed. The entire staff is friendly enough but everyone is watching the clock. Came in at 4:30, which seemed to be an issue. Office closes at 5:00, went to get ice at 5:01 and they were gone. We were told the pool bar and restaurant were closed for renovations, not one worker in or out, very disappointed.
by jasonfox98 on Aug 07, 2021
We absolutely love this Marina; second only to our own.
-Easy to find/approach.
-Nice facilities (especially once the restaurant and pool bar open back up again. Really like the pool.
-Incredibly friendly staff.
-Very clean bathrooms and showers.
-Easy walk to town without being in the midst of it.
-Self-serve pump-out that is easy to approach and use.
Can't say enough good things!
by pjnorth on Jul 31, 2021
Zahniser's is excellent all around, i.e. facilities, location and management exceed expectations.
by pjeffreynorth on Jul 28, 2021
Excellent facility and very well managed.
by debby30 on Jul 26, 2021
Relaxing town to explore while at the marina. The lack of a marina restaurant is why I can only rate it a four out of five.
by mking1 on Jul 24, 2021
Got the location requested … clean bath house … close to the action.
by rlwest05 on Jul 19, 2021
July 2021: Our first time here and we love the marina and will be back. Area is well maintained and restrooms are very, very clean. Lots of area for dog walking. We would recommend installing gas grills as in other Safe Harbor marinas. Our only issue was with the shower by the restaurant; could not get cold water; had to turn the faucet off and let it cool down before completing a shower.
by ahoy on Jul 19, 2021
Always a great place to stay.
by cstreger on Jul 18, 2021
Stay at Zahnisers was nice, bathrooms are better than some other marinas. No gas for grills and pool closed promptly at 6pm, wish it was later. Finger piers are very short, approximately 5 feet which made getting on/off the boat challenging.
by jetstream on Jul 16, 2021
Friendly,professional staff. Nice protected docks. Easy in and out.
Always a pleasant experience.
by ascharfmd on Jul 16, 2021
First time here after having stayed at two other marinas in Solomons in the past. This is our favorite and we will definitely be back. Docks are older but quite serviceable. We had a nice T dock near the pool next to our friends who were traveling with us. Restrooms are sparkling clean day and night. Pool is nice but could use a little more shade, maybe some of those big overhead shade sails? We have two small dogs and there was enough grassy areas to walk them. They also like to take long walks and the surrounding neighborhood was really nice for that. Some marinas do not have much around them. There are a few pavilions with tables you can eat at and a few picnic tables under trees. Gas grills would be a perfect addition like other local Safe Harbor marinas have. Easy walk into town for ice cream and restaurants. Marina also has a shuttle to the local grocery store which is a great idea! Dockhands were knowledgeable and nice. Overall a great experience and we will be back later this summer!
by tjdube on Jul 15, 2021
Always a great place to stay. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, great facilities, super pool. Full service yard if needed. This is our go-to spot in Solomons when sailing up or down the bay. You really can't beat the facilities and being close to all that the town offers is a bonus.
by deibleb on Jul 12, 2021
Everything was as expected.
by steamboatwilly on Jul 10, 2021
Great layout, great location, welcoming staff.
by dheredia005 on Jul 07, 2021
Great place to visit. Mary Hunt General Manager has a great crew of Red Shirt’s do an excellent job helping you dock your boat.
But as of today the restaurant and pool bar is being remodeled but lots to do in town.
by lafargejim on Jul 03, 2021
Have been to Zahnisers over 20 times in last 15 boating seasons (Covid affected). Always a good experience. Courteous and knowledgeable staff; professional marine facility; close to town; great pool for family - grandchildren, parents, grandparents. walking distance to CMM, one of the best maritime museums in the country.
by 7179616046 on Jun 30, 2021
Very nice people and very accommodating. Great location . Only issue was the docks needed repairs. Tripped over a few nails popping out but fixed them with a hammer...
by bajinaji on Jun 30, 2021
Zanheiser's is always the best. Still disappointed that Dry Dock restaurant hasn't re-opened yet. The Solomons is very active, and a few new restaurants have opened.
by sgaudian on Jun 27, 2021
Always very clean and accommodating. In addition, the Dry Dock restaurant is delicious. We’ll be back next summer and we highly recommend!
by goldmans on Jun 27, 2021
Always friendly and accommodating
by mike.shupp on Jun 26, 2021
Great Marina. Centrally situated with great amenities and easy access to town.
by debbieprosek on Jun 26, 2021
Great stop!! Loved it all!!
by williamfennecken on Jun 25, 2021
Great facility. Helpful staff. Nice pool. Short bike ride to food store.
Clean and meticulously kept marina!
by damifudo on Jun 24, 2021
Great marina my only complaint was the pool closed at 6 pm after a long hot sail and we arrived at 4:30. Pool should stay open to 7 pm on summer nights. Otherwise it would have been 5 stars
by vernonb on Jun 21, 2021
Staff were great but facility (docks, electric) needs a major upgrade.
Thank you for staying with us, and for your feedback. We are happy to let you know that the docks and electric on the north end of the marina are slated for upgrade & replacement, so stay tuned, and we hope to see you again!
by gwittich on Jun 21, 2021
Excellent marina, nice little town
by alskd1111 on Jun 17, 2021
Zahnisers is the gold standard of marinas: clean, well maintained, extensive facilities, well protected, close to the Bay, efficient and friendly staff, quick to answer radio calls ... you name it. Can't wait to have the Dry Dock Restaurant return (we're told July 2021); we will drive down for the great meal and view! Note the marina does not have fuel, but nearby marinas do.
by anniedote on Jun 15, 2021
The marina is nice. We enjoyed the pool and facilities. The slip holders were not very welcoming to the transients. Some were outright rude.
by bknorris1 on Jun 14, 2021
The marina was very well cared for and convenient. Even with arriving late our slip was reserved and well marked.
by jerimay53 on Jun 14, 2021
Love the location and amenities. We can't wait for The Dry Dock to reopen since it's convenient to have a dining option on the premises...and a beautiful view.
by hcalkins on Jun 07, 2021
Gave our friends a ride to the Holiday Inn
Clean and spacious bathrooms, Nice pool
by rwlpatrick on Jun 04, 2021
This was a nice marina. The staff were very helpful and nice. The bathhouse was nice and clean.
by jeffskoda on Jun 04, 2021
Excellent facilities and staff. Well kept and everyone was very professional.
by wnilsen on May 31, 2021
Beautiful and accommodating marina! The slip was great and easy to locate and the showers were clean and warm. We only wish we had been there when restaurant was open.
by frankbayridge1 on May 31, 2021
Another wonderful stay. They always go the extra mile to make us feel special! Thank you!
by jflannery16 on May 12, 2021
Last time there was a private party at the restaurant. Now the restaurant is closed. If you don’t have a restaurant then don’t claim you do! Also, maybe have a couple trash cans placed around? Premium price without the premium amenities.
by captmahty on May 06, 2021
Wonderful stay. Helpful staff. Courtesy bicycle
by tblewis on Apr 17, 2021
We stopped by in early January and dock hands helped us get tied up and connected for an overnight stay. A well kept full service marina.
by captaindaveonillusion on Dec 15, 2020
I broke down and was towed into Safe Harbor Zahnisers. I needed major engine (and generator) repairs which they took care of expertly and reasonably. Billy Osborne (mechanic extraordinaire) did an amazing job to get me going again. Phillipe (service manager/team leader) was great to work with.
by stheurer on Nov 22, 2020
Very nice stay. Helpful staff and great restrooms and showers at a reasonable price
by dws on Nov 16, 2020
Awesome professional help docking, clean and well kept docks and facilities.
by leoticheli on Nov 14, 2020
Excellent staff. Spotless bathrooms.
by ularples on Oct 28, 2020
Everything as expected.
by duggerrw on Oct 18, 2020
Dock Master and staff very friendly & accommodating to our needs.
by maalbornoz on Oct 08, 2020
Beautiful place. Not many shops in town but highly recommend Island Hideaway Restaurant (marina restaurant closed)
by larryaleonard2 on Oct 01, 2020
To whom it may concern, my relationship started with Skip Zanheiser, back in 1978, when we opened a sail service loft in his marina, Leonard Sails. That service loft still exists, as Quantum Sails. For the majority of that time, I have had a relationship with Jim Sharkey. Jim, older brother Bob, and his family, have been friends in Annapolis, for many, many, years. This past weekend, I was a guest at your marina, and was shocked to hear, that Jim had lost his job, as a result, of the purchase of the marina. Jim has managed Zanheisers Marina for over 40 years, and has an intimate relationship, with every one of its slip holders. This move to replace him, makes me very sad, for the entire facility, and is one you will come to regret. I hope you will reconsider, what you have done to Jim, and his family. He has dedicated himself to the success of Zanheiser’s Marina, and is entitled to be reinstated, and to your apology. Sincerely, Larry Leonard, Mobile 443 852 2053, Email [email protected]
by emchugh797 on Sep 28, 2020
Clean marina. Nice facilities and helpful staff.
by josephafickjr on Sep 27, 2020
Very nice marina!, nice pool and cabana.
Dry Dock Restuarant is very good
Terry is the best👍👍👍
by gjmcc1015 on Sep 18, 2020
We were first time users of the Service Department this season and we were thoroughly impressed. It was clear everyone cared about us and our boat. All of the work was professionally done and the pricing, although not "cheap", was very fair given the quality of the labor and materials used. We would not hesitate to use them again or to recommend them to others. Thanks Zahnizers and big thanks to Dockmaster Mary for the recommendation!
by simplicity on Sep 14, 2020
Great service. Mary was quick with assistance when we docked! Love Z’s!
by flatswing on Sep 11, 2020
Always a good place to stay. Mary is a great addition though we miss her in Beaufort, SC! Pool is very busy & not socially distanced on w/e’s. Pump out is intermittently out of order (though usually fixed the same day) so plan carefully. On site restaurant & pool bar are closed due to COVID-19 but easy walk or dinghy ride/bicycle to restaurants on island. No gasoline of any type on site for dinghy. The closest Marina for non ethanol gas is Clarke’s point marina past Point Patience but en route to Cuckold Creek/ Mill Creek anchorages
by jaaapeee on Sep 10, 2020
Great facility, dockmaster, Mary, excellent. Negative was too many people in pool and nobody wore masks in the pool area when they weren't in pool.
by jc911rsa on Sep 09, 2020
Friendly helpful staff. Beautiful marina in a wonderful town. We will go back!
by rgdodson54 on Sep 09, 2020
Outstanding in every way. Easy walk to restaurants.
by sababound on Sep 08, 2020
What a fantastic stay! It was my first time to Solomons and SHZ. From the minute I made reservations on Dockwa and a couple of phone calls to the marina, the line of communications was excellent! The staff at Zahnisers was great in getting our 3 boats together for the weekend. From the minute I entered the channel and started my communications, the dock master was extremely helpful and polite. She guided me in like a pro. She and here crew got all of us in our slips and made us feel right at home. A beautiful, picturesque setting on the water. I mean, WOW! The facility is clean and inviting. A very nice pool to get refreshed. Very clean bath houses, from semiprivate to private. Even though there were some restrictions with COVID_19, I don't think we could have found a better marina. A Big Thank You to the staff at Safe Harbor Zahnisers for helping us make it a fabulous weekend!! - SV Saba Bound
by jmckinney on Sep 08, 2020
Staff was excellent. Disappointed that the restaurant was closed but with Covid there wasn’t any option.
by donpjr on Sep 03, 2020
First time stay and it was great. Easy t-head tie up and good advice on shoal mid channel on entry. Food was great and some live music. This is a busy place with locals coming and going to take advantage of the restaurant and bar. We will stop by here again.
by fitzsailing on Sep 01, 2020
Transient stopover en route from Annapolis to Rappahannock River. Easy to get to from the Patuxent. Very clean showers. Swam in the pool - it was lovely and pristine. Walked into town. Need a car for groceries though. On site restaurant closed due to COVID. Super assistance in docking too.
by charles9871 on Aug 31, 2020
Hard to get too excited about marinas these days. SHZ does a good job but the pandemic seems to color everything - shorter hours, fewer staff, closed bars, restaurants, etc. Nice place but hard to be enthusiastic....
by ivanpe on Aug 21, 2020
We had a transient slip for two nights for a 41 ft catamaran at Zahnisers in mid August. Truly excellent experience starting with reservation consultation, help with docking and excellent, clean facilities overall. Bikes available for a quick spin through the Island were great
Highly recommend this marina.
by bryanhagar on Aug 13, 2020
What a joy it was to take my 1989 Pearson out on the water this weekend after Safe Harbor Zahnisers worked through my small list of overdue maintenance and repair work. Everything they do they do well with attentive service and skilled craftsmanship.
by dwarren on Aug 12, 2020
This was our second visit and enjoyed both. We will come again.
by mybuoys on Aug 11, 2020
Always a great stop. Amazing staff beautiful grounds safe and close to shopping. Well protected harbor.
by johnsons3 on Aug 06, 2020
Needed a slip to prepare for a hurricane. Zahniser’s was able to accommodate and was able to stay several days. Nice marina, bathrooms were very neat and clean. Laundry room had two each for washers and dryers. Staff were terrific.
by mtcruiser on Aug 03, 2020
Excellent assistance getting docked. Wooden,fixed docks are small but similar to others in Solomons. Had Called ahead with urgent request for help with my Cruiseair Aircon (Zanhiser was identified as a servicing dealer) . Phillipe sent Tech to my boat shortly after docking and parts were ordered that day. Repairs turned out to be difficult but Zanhisers stayed with the job until it got done correctly. Can't say enough about their excellent service support.
by bozberg on Jul 30, 2020
Always appreciate good customer service. Had a great dockhand greet us at SHZ, even wearing a face mask, which we appreciated. During 19 day cruise in July (meaning lots of overnights in marinas for power/AC), this had by far the best pool. Only knock on SHZ is price. How about giving transients a break on quick overnights in the middle of the week? $100 for a 39 ft trawler on a Tuesday seems high. But I’m a cheapskate.
by colleencorte on Jul 24, 2020
Very attentive staff. Excellent marina.
by bobkim on Jul 23, 2020
Zahnisers is a great marina. Great facility, great professional people.
by markrives on Jul 20, 2020
Despite all the limitations of Covid19 procedures, we enjoyed the marina. Super helpful and accommodating marina staff.
by forflix on Jul 19, 2020
This is a clean, accessible, with good facilities. The staff are friendly, informative, organized, and knowledgeable. I look forward to visiting again.
by jcm1304 on Jul 17, 2020
We had great service from Philippe and his crew, nice people trying their very best to help to the extent of the capacity.
by photoman70 on Jul 17, 2020
Always enjoy staying at Zahnisers. Staff is professional, very helpful and knowledgeable. The pool was very nice and inviting with the terrifically hot weather during our stay.
Unfortunately Dry Dock was closed. We always enjoy dining there during our stay.
We’ll be back.
by kitgraves on Jul 09, 2020
Great experience. Dock master and assistant were knowledgeable and efficient in getting us tied up. The dockmaster Mary was very welcoming and all paperwork was completed before arrival. I would highly recommend this stop in Solomons
by dfanelli on Jul 07, 2020
My husband and I arrived prior to the Fourth of July for a three night stay. We were terribly disappointed that the Dry Dock restaurant was closed. We were also unhappy with the management after our dinghy engine was stolen from behind our boat. The management never approach us in regards to this misfortune they even insinuated that we dropped it in the water, when the DNR police confronted them. Poor customer service and no empathy. We will not be back. We miss the small family owned business and not this insensitive corporate marina.
Thank you for your review and for staying with us. It is of the utmost importance to us that our guests’ concerns are met with a sensitive and timely response. When a staff member reported the missing outboard to management after being notified by the owner, the Dockmaster immediately responded to the boat for more information, and passed along the contact information for Maryland DNR to the owner. It was explained that the marina would be filing a report with DNR, and it was suggested that the owner file a report with DNR as well. Any reference to a possibility that the outboard was in the water, be it by the DNR officer or marina management, was made out of an abundance of due diligence, rather than in an accusatory manner. We regret the loss of any customer’s property during a stay at Safe Harbor Zahnisers and work diligently with all parties involved to complete a thorough investigation.
by shackman on Jul 07, 2020
Attentive, professional staff. Great facilities.
by knotready on Jul 01, 2020
The staff is very helpful and this is a great Marina. We stopped here because we really enjoyed the pool and grill last year but Covid made this a different visit 🙃
by finlain on Jun 29, 2020
Stay was excellent. Very well run facility and Mary was a great help each step of the way.
Staff was pleasant and facilities were immaculate.
We will go back here!
by happysailor on Jun 28, 2020
Great place. Friendly staff. Nice pool. Bikes to go into town. Great place for exploring in your dinghy. Awesome two night stay.
by davepenfield on Jun 26, 2020
Had engine issue and they were very rapid in response and diagnostics
by dave376 on Jun 25, 2020
Great staff and facilities
by wagner5 on Jun 25, 2020
I would like to thank Jim Sharky , for taking the time to stop by the boat on his day off, had great Dinner at the Dry Dock and we where off the next morning, Thank You for a Great Stay, Gary
by sndbowen on Jun 23, 2020
Love Zahnisers. It was our home marina for 20 years.😎
by todsails2 on Jun 20, 2020
good place but much of it is not available because of covid.
by edhale on Jun 16, 2020
Always a relaxing time when we come here. Great staff! We will definitely come back, especially when the Dry Dock restaurant reopens.
by idridall on Jun 15, 2020
We stopped at Safe Harbor Zahnhisers on our way from South Carolina to Rhode Island and had a wonderful stay. The staff was very welcoming and the facilities are beautiful. We hope to be back on our next trip south! Thank you to Jim Sharkey and his excellent team.
by captainridge on Jun 14, 2020
Excellent facility and a nice walk to town.
by endeavortug on Jun 11, 2020
Dock hand, Mary, was very helpful and got us in very efficiently. Nice view. Restrooms were excellent. Don’t count on them having full service boatyard unless you have made an appointment ahead of time. We broke down and they could not fit us in their schedule.
by bholdaway on May 25, 2020
Great service, nice location
by kgv on May 17, 2020
We came in just before sunset. Our slip was clearly marked Reserved with our boat name and an info packet was attached to the reserved sign. Bathroom/shower facilities were very clean and well appointed. We will be back!
by jdhikel on Mar 15, 2020
Very courteous and friendly staff and very nice and clean facility. Meal at dry dock was excellent as well.
by annmcc on Mar 05, 2020
Well organized stay by dockmaster, slip ready when we arrived, Dry Dock restaurant was awesome!
by audrey588 on Nov 29, 2019
As other reviewers noted, the tranquil location is visually appealing and the services are very convenient. We arrived late in the season (mid-November) but the dockside water was still on, the Shuttle service still available, and the Dry Dock Restaurant was still open. Dockmaster Terri organized our arrival (via Dockwa) and cheerfully greeted us at the dock; under Philippe's proactive management, we were able to get an electric part for our shore cord reel efficiently replaced by Glen, and tireless trouble-shooting on our Furuno system by Chuck. We were last here 6 years ago, but with the recent acquisition by Safe Harbor, I hope the old/fixed docks and restrooms will be refreshed.
by mrbarnum on Oct 27, 2019
Great little town. Excellent marina facilities.
by halfjndlay on Oct 25, 2019
Well organized, everything you could want, great staff
by saylor on Oct 24, 2019
We had a wonderful visit at Zahnisers (even during the start of off season). Service work was performed by talented staff-- we started calling Chuck the "Professor" because of his amazing knowledge and insight of the electronic systems on our boat. Dry Dock Restaurant serves up wonderful and creative dishes. And Dockmaster Terry was friendly and helpful. The marina was reasonable walking distances to other restaurants and view of the rivers.
by april55 on Oct 17, 2019
Excellent all around. Terry & staff are friendly & very accommodating. Love docking at Zahnisers!
by shanagolden on Oct 14, 2019
Facilities were top notch. Staff very helpful. Drinks at the marina bar restaurant were expertly poured by the friendly bartender.
by dspatio on Oct 13, 2019
Great Place nice and clean and well run
by clindbloom0051 on Oct 12, 2019
Always responsive and welcoming on the VHF. Dock hands are consistently knowledgeable and efficient. And the restaurant, Dry Dock is excellent.
by amh0628 on Sep 04, 2019
We had a wonderful stay. Very nice facility. Great location to get to the museum. Pool was great and it was nice that there was a bar and food available without having to leave the pool area. Also appreciated the use of the van to run to grab a few groceries.
by shoniej74 on Sep 02, 2019
clean restrooms, nice pool
by digger54 on Sep 02, 2019
The best place we've stayed. Communication was great prior to and during arrival, amenties are top shelf. Courtesy shuttle to supermarket was very convenient. Management and staff are very friendly. Don't forget the Dry Dock Restaurant with the beautiful view overlooking the marina and St John's Creek
by 9412689917 on Aug 23, 2019
Excellent facility, full service. Polite staff always willing to help. Decent rates for dockage. This facility is very protected from the elements.
by nitro on Aug 22, 2019
Beautiful setting, extremely helpful and friendly staff. On-site restaurant is excellent.
by stdreiss on Aug 07, 2019
Spent 4 nights at Zahnisers the week after 4th of July. Great stay. The dock master is awesome, accommodating and really knows what she is doing. The maintenance folks are first class. They were able to fix a problem with my anchor and the all important galley refrigerator. With all the amenities they provide, I would highly recommend it for at least a weekend but certainly longer. Steve
by eagles88 on Aug 05, 2019
A pretty marina and the restaurant is good, but the services they provide for slip holders is pathetic. As a slip holder I contacted them several times (via email, phone and in-person) for a quote have a new electric panel installed and to have my engine checked out. They never bothered to respond to any of my requests, perhaps because i don't have a half a million dollar boat as those seem to be the slip holders who are treated well. Other marinas on Solomons Island did respond to my service requests and help me fix my issue even though i did not hold a slip with them.
by akispg on Aug 05, 2019
Excellent service nice people good facilities excellent location
by ukpasa on Aug 01, 2019
Wonderful and accommodating staff. Great food at Dry Dock restaurant.
by royboy1961 on Jul 26, 2019
Beautiful marina with wonderful staff.
by pmiddleton on Jul 18, 2019
Very friendly awesome ammenities. Very well organize
by pyazktfzcg2xyyk9rwrv on Jul 14, 2019
First class. Excellent dock hands.
by scotthkraft on Jul 13, 2019
Great all around visit. Impressed by and grateful to Terry (Dock Master), Mickey (Marina office), Philip (Service) and Beth (Pool Bar). It was so enjoyable that we stayed an extra day!
by meehan on Jul 07, 2019
We had another great visit to Zahniser’s. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful We hope to be back again this season
by tcasey58 on Jul 07, 2019
Can’t wait to come back again next year, wonderful!
by msnelgrove on Jun 28, 2019
Very helpful staff. Wonderful facilities and very clean. Will stay there again.
by gistre on Jun 28, 2019
Great marina, attentive dock staff.
The Dry Dock restaurant is superb. Using the loaner bicycles was great fun.
by eaglesail on Jun 25, 2019
I love the staff at Zahnisers as they provide consistent, reliable, and pleasant services. I am less enamored with Dockwa. It does not provide the proper human interface when things go wrong. We scheduled a recent Saturday arrival at Zanhisers. Powerful winds pushed us away from our destination. I sent an email to the dockmaster (who is not on the weekends) and luckily a staffer checked that mail and moved our reservation to Sunday. Saturday we had another boat issue that forced us home. Zahnisers insisted we cancel with Dockwa and therefore we received a minimal refund for our lost night of dockage. Computers do wonderful things but they can replace a kind voice helping with the understanding of an emergency situation. I will not favor marinas that have a policy of insisting only on Dockwa reservations. Unfortunately, this means that I will most probably choose another marina in Solomons for my visits
Thank you for leaving us this review and for bringing your experience at the restaurant to our attention. We can certainly understand the frustration of waiting that long for food and will be working to ensure that this does not happen to our guests in the future. We are happy to hear that the dock staff was helpful and that you at least enjoyed the food. We also look forward to your next visit and our opportunity to give you an even better experience.
by jcottingham0561 on Jun 23, 2019
Zanhiser's is as good as it gets without floating docks. Dockside personnel are terrific and facilities are very clean. We appreciate the personal bathrooms. Solomons is a fun place with good food and a short walk away.
Thank you for your great review and for choosing Zahniser's. Come visit us again soon!
by ja3365 on Jun 19, 2019
Zahniser’s is always a favorite stop! Terri waited for us in spite of our late arrival. Great dinner at the Dry Dock. And the town of Solomon’s is so beautiful! Not to mention a stunning sunset on K dock! Thanks Zahniser’s! See you in the fall...
We appreciate your kind review and feedback. The sunsets here are unreal, and we love hearing that our guests got to enjoy them. Looking forward to seeing you in the fall!
by justqnaround on Jun 17, 2019
Great dock assisting on arrival. Terry, Dockmaster, great help with a weather issue nice amenities, clean, comfortable
We’re coming back.
by siouxvoris on Jun 12, 2019
Staff were very helpful while docking. Food at the pool was excellent. Nice swimming. Clean rest rooms. As a transient, it would have been helpful to know there was a shuttle to the food market.
by trafalgar1 on Jun 09, 2019
Terry, the dock master, made complete arrangements for our late arrival. Everything went smoothly.
by messingabout on May 04, 2019
Top support by Jeff and Terry on our late afternoon arrival. Support facilities top notch and staff across the marina very helpful. Thanks.
by willblake on Apr 30, 2019
Great staff, good facilities, great onsite restaurant.
by rhodehard on Jan 08, 2019
Iwhat a wonderful marina! Terry is a super host the made me feel like family while I was there. Nothing I asked was out of the question. Even though they were short staffed at the time I was there, the drove me to the grocery store, gas station, West Marine and even a hardware store... Excellent hosts!
The facilities were spotless and comfortable. The restaurant was enjoyable. If you're lucky you might run into Captain Phil. Great human being with a sense of humor to go with his knowledge. I recommend a drink and conversation if you're heading to the intercoastal.
Thank you so very much for this lovely review. It was a pleasure having you here at ZYC, and we love reading about how much you enjoyed your stay. We do hope that you will come back and see us again soon!
by dave4504 on Dec 16, 2018
Great facility. Friendly people. Nice visit. Thanks.
by schippmom on Nov 28, 2018
One of our favorite marinas! Great, clean facilities. Friendly, extremely helpful folks. We always enjoy a meal at the Dry Dock. They have bicycles to use and and they’ll shuttle you to a grocery store if needed
by johnmoriarty on Nov 19, 2018
Great marina, one of the best we’ve ever visited. Terri and the staff were attentive and extremely helpful. Charming location. Facilities are clean and first rate. Nice restaurant on site. A+.
Wow! Thanks for the A+! Zahniser's is our own little piece of paradise, and we just love to hear when people enjoy it as much as we do. Please come back and see us again soon.
by spica on Nov 17, 2018
Outstanding welcome and service, excellent facilities, all is top!
by maryjean on Nov 14, 2018
Great Marina. Great facilities. Excellent staff. Very helpful.
by photoman41 on Nov 06, 2018
Our recent stay at Zahniser’s Yachting Center was great. The dock staff were very professional, helpful and informative about marina amenities. Enjoyed dinner at Dry Dock Restaurant. The food, drinks and service were outstanding. Will definitely return.
by bobhaze101 on Oct 29, 2018
Excellent, helpful arrival experience from dockhand Jason. Top notch bath facilities, sturdy & clean docks. We've already recommended Zahniser's to friends!
Thank you VERY much for your recommendation! We sincerely appreciate when our Members and guests spread the word about our community. It makes us happy to hear that you enjoy Zahniser's, and we look forward to seeing you again!
by woodsboats on Oct 28, 2018
Loved Zahniser's. Great facility, easy on/off face docking. Terry was really knowledgable and friendly. The free shuttle to town runs three times a day and picks you up when you're done shopping. We had two really good dinners at the on site restaurant the Dry Dock. We'll be back in the spring.
We are already looking forward to your return in the spring! Thank you very much for choosing Zahniser's, and we appreciate your feedback. Wishing you a happy winter. See you next time!
by c34 on Oct 15, 2018
Good location, excellent staff and facilities.
by captaindoug on Oct 14, 2018
Great marina with good service, good repair work and a short walk into town. The restaurant, the Dry Dock, was awesome.
by bellacay445 on Oct 13, 2018
They are awesome! Best marina in the Chesapeake so far. Right from helping us tie up, to shuttling us into town for groceries and propane, to amazing happy hours, to the best friendly service overall. Highly recommended!!
Thank you so much for your review and recommendation. We are happy to be your favorite on the Chesapeake so far. Please come back and stay with us again soon. Safe travels!
by sowwanin on Oct 13, 2018
Great marina, great staff.
by captcarp on Oct 09, 2018
Great people, great service. Jason on the docks was incredible, fast respectful and a pleasure. Jim, service manager also great to deal with
Niice facilities- laundry, showersrest rooms and restaurant.
I’ll stop there again on my way north.
by sailordoc89 on Oct 06, 2018
We stayed twice in the last 2 weeks while going up and down the bay. Outstanding service, friendly staff, and very clean facility. We'll be back.
Well we look forward to your return! Thank you for staying with us at Zahniser's and for taking the time to leave us this great review. Happy boating!
by merryott on Sep 09, 2018
We always enjoy our stay at Zahnisers! The entire staff are a pleasure. We particularly enjoy our time at the pool and the pool bar.
by jerseymoe on Sep 08, 2018
Zahnisser's is one of the BEST marinas we have the pleasure of docking with. We are always greeted with a smile and helpful hand. Terry and her team are incredible in accommodating all and making us feel like we are important to the marina. The amenities are kept to a 10+ rating and have been that way for years. We wish you continued success and a good winter. All the best, Jersey Moe
Thank you for your great review! It's great to hear how much you enjoy Zahniser's. Hope to see you early next season! Enjoy your winter as well.
by rjohn831 on Sep 08, 2018
Great people and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Pool was awesome and the Dry Dock restaurant was amazing
by pequod34 on Sep 04, 2018
Zanhiser’s is as terrific as ever! They’ve always set the standard for what a well run, well maintained marina should be!
Thank you for these kind words! It's always great to have you here at Zanhiser's. See you next time!
by abhammel on Sep 01, 2018
Had a great stopover. Terry met us on the dock and was super helpful, we really enjoyed the very nice shower facilities and the beautiful pool! Had dinner at the Dry Dock restaurant at the marina - wonderful staff and food. Had some engine trouble on day of departure, Zahnisers quickly was able to provide support and one of their marine mechanics, Billy, came to the rescue. He had us on our way In less than two hours and in the process of the repair was gracious to show and teach me about the problem and solution as he worked.
Thank you very much for your great review and feedback. It was our pleasure to help you with your repairs, and we are happy that we were able to get you back up and running quickly. We appreciate you choosing Zahniser's and hope to see you again for a future stopover or even a longer visit!
by webarber on Aug 30, 2018
Everyone was very helpful. The only disappointment was that the pool/bar closed at 6pm. I think a lot of boaters, particularly transients coming in late in the afternoon, would have appreciated it being open until 8pm.
by skrudi76 on Aug 26, 2018
Great staff and great facilities One of our favorites.
by rmhall on Aug 24, 2018
Perfect as always. We will miss you Zanhisers
Thank you! We will miss you too. Until next time...
by carlngrant on Aug 12, 2018
Great marina. Nice, helpful staff. Good restaurants!
by carrolm on Jul 26, 2018
Wonderful facility. We came in during a storm and the staff was very helpful in getting us docked. Great restaurant and pool!
Thanks for the great review. We are glad that we could provide a safe haven for you to relax and enjoy. Please come back and see us again soon!
by trawlerguy on Jul 15, 2018
We have always have enjoyed our stays at Zahnisers, however, we have reached a conclusion that in the future we will be focusing our travels at marinas with floating docks.
Thank you for your review, and we appreciate you choosing Zahnisers. We are sorry to hear that you might make a different choice in the future. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to better accommodate your vessel in the future.
by jimd on Jul 13, 2018
We consider Zahnisers to be one of the best marinas on the Bay. Whenever we travel south to the Pautuxent or further we always stop at Zahnisers for one or two days. This year we spent two days on our way to the Potomac and three days on the way back. Both times we had mechanical problems and needed technical support, both times we got immediate help and both times the problems were resolved. On the 4th of July when we were in the Potomac our generator quit at 3 in the afternoon, I called the dock master Terry Walters, at Zahnisers. Terry got us a slip even though it was a holiday and she was alone. This wasn’t the first time I have had to call Terry on a holiday and she has always been able to accommodate us and get use a slip with easy access.
The courtesy ride to the local food store, the bicycles and the Dry Dock restaurant are added pluses.
I would like to give special thanks to Terry, Jim Sharkey, Glenn and Brian.
Thank you very much for your review and your feedback! We are always happy to have you at Zahnisers, and it was our pleasure to assist you in getting a slip and getting your boat fixed up. We sincerely look forward to your next visit!
by peircej on Jul 09, 2018
Zahmisers has been a perennial favorite when we pass through Solomons. Terri on the dock is somehow always there when we arrive. (Do you ever take time off?) The shuttle to Weis Market, etc. is reliable. In the past, Quantum Sails has been invaluable with sail repairs. It seems the new management is keeping up Zahniser's high standards.
Thank you for your excellent review, and we are so grateful that you continue to choose Zahniser's! We agree that Terry is an invaluable asset to the marina. Safe Harbor Marinas has strived to continue the excellent standards of Zahniser's, and we appreciate hearing that you agree. Looking forward to seeing you next trip. Happy boating!
by bill815 on Jul 05, 2018
Stayed a night at Zahnisers with 5 other boats from our club. Our groups was docked fairly close together, the docks were In decent shape and the dock hands were on hand and courteous. Onsite restaurant handeled our large group with no more delay than you expect with big groups and all 14 of us enjoyed our meals. Only negatives were the pump out was out of service and we had to go to another nearby marina for pump out and they did not have ice available on the honor system lime other marinas so we were not a able to pick some up for our before hours departure so a solid 4 Stars which indicates a really great marina that will not disappoint.
Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review and for choosing Zahniser's. We appreciate your feedback and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience our pump out closure caused you. Please come visit us again soon, and we will make sure to give you a 5 star experience!
by peregrine on Jun 27, 2018
Wonderful marina. Nice clean facilities. Very friendly and helpful folks, esp. Dockmaster Terry.
We appreciate your great review and agree that Terry is awesome! Hope to see you again soon!
by roland52 on Jun 22, 2018
The Dockmaster, Terry, was competent, thorough, and friendly, as was all staff we encountered, office and dockhands. The docks (H,I,and J especially) are showing their age; slips are cramped and decking needs replacement.
by qnq98fdfmq on Jun 14, 2018
Friendly and attentive staff; plenty of “T” head slips for our classic and hard to maneuver sailboat; great support facilities for engine parts; very nice laundry and shower facilities; very good on site restaurant/bar, the Dry Dock, and convenient location to “town”.
by gwennol on Jun 11, 2018
We always enjoy stays at Zahniser's. The service is excellent, from the dockmaster to checking in to the pool staff. We enjoyed our meals at the Dry Dock also. We will be back.
by rjfav on Jun 11, 2018
Caters to sailboats, powerboaters seemed to get cold shoulder by slipholders
by kanuk on Jun 10, 2018
Great service at the dock and ashore. Restaurant was quite tasty as well. All around - a nice stop.
by adamo0001 on Jun 09, 2018
Excellent experience! Easy registration, informative, helpful staff, and we had a delicious meal at the Dry Dock restaurant.
by bora on May 28, 2018
Decent docks, excellent front desk for reservations. excellent restrooms, very helpful dockhands. Pool area very nice. Repair facility very competent and timely. Restaurant on site and town within easy walking distance offers other options and shopping. We always try to stop here when we are in the area.
by rglantz on May 28, 2018
Wonderful facility; friendly staff.
by aprilkochan on Oct 16, 2017
we love Zahnheisers and have been coming here since 2001 or so. to they saved our trip a long while back when they fixed the starter problem on our former sailboat. The facilities are wonderful. Our only complaint is the very aged planing on the docks. But we always make do with that.
by jihojhan on Jul 07, 2017
Always pleasant stay at Zahniser 's. Helpful dock hands and wonderful staff. The Dry Dock restaurant has improved !
by marinabuzz on Sep 15, 2015
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