Safe Harbor Zahnisers

2.95/ft - 3.25/ft


Day Trip
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245 C Street
Solomons, MD 20688
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Check-out before 12:30 PM

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340 Reviews

by Ken K. on Nov 25, 2023
Dave and crew were super helpful and very accommodating for all our needs. We highly recommend SHZ.

by Thomas L. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2023
Nice facilities and cool historic location to visit. Good Italian restaurant at the end of the dock.

by Will B. - Verified user on Nov 13, 2023
Great staff, good facilities, great onsite restaurant. Even better facilities this year.

by Wendy H. - Verified user on Nov 13, 2023

by John P. - Verified user on Nov 07, 2023
Great as always. Staff is very helpful.

by Robert S. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2023
Great spot, great restaurant!

by Phil B. - Verified user on Nov 04, 2023
Great service and facilities. Really liked the showers with toilet. Felt like being in my own bathroom at home. Liked the loaner bike idea but they were poorly maintained with loose handlebars and such. I think a couple of hours with an Allen wrench and a bicycle pump would put things in order. TO be really ambitious replacing the seat height adjustment with a quick-lock system would also be a big help. We used the bikes to go to Weis’s supermarket and enjoyed getting a bit of useful exercise.

by wade c. - Verified user on Nov 04, 2023
This was a wonderful marina. We were going to arrive late and David graciously provide a map and a great slip assignment. When we arrived, not expecting any dock assistance, two gentlemen came up and assisted us with everything. They were very friendly and very informative. It is also a beautiful marina. Overall our only regret was that we could not stay an extra day and see the town!!

by Bobby S. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2023
Great staff nice floating docks the Italian restaurant on site was excellent

by John F. - Verified user on Nov 02, 2023
Personnel were outstanding. Nice facilities. Softened water!!!

by Antonio R. - Verified user on Nov 01, 2023
Beautiful place. Well run. Nice competent folks.

by Robert H. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2023
Great stay as always. Love all the improvements in bathrooms and showers.

by Robert L. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2023
Very nice facility.

by Robert S. on Oct 28, 2023
wonderful all new with amazing showers and laundry we will be back !!!!!

by David P. - Verified user on Oct 26, 2023
super clean, top notch service. Very responsive. Certainly one of the best marinas on Chesapeake Bay.

by Sean O. on Oct 25, 2023
Well run Marina with excellent facilities. Floating docks make for easy landings/departures, staff were friendly and available, restrooms/showers clean and functional, and onsite restaurant / bar had excellent dining. Very much enjoyed our stay.

by Mike and Amy C. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2023
It’s always a great stay at Zahnisers!

by Michelle V. - Verified user on Oct 24, 2023
We love it here! It was our 2nd time visiting and Jim the GM and Dave the Dock master were so accommodating and helpful. Jim stayed late to wait for us to come in as it was a rough travel day. Dave gave us a terrific recommendation for a local hike and drove us there and back. The setting is beautiful, gorgeous floaters as well as high end showers/laundry facilities. Great restaurant too (La Vela) I highly recommend Zanhisers!

by Lisa F. - Verified user on Oct 23, 2023
Very nice place. Great showers and laundry. Excellent shuttle. Bikes ! All great. We were on a mooring was perfect. Good shelter !

by Bill E. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2023
Excellent. Nice floating docks, dock hands to handle lines. The bath house is beyond excellent—private individual rooms, a flood of luxurious hot water, and a heated mirror that didn’t fog so I could shave. First class.

by Clifford B. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2023
Manager, Jim was fantastic. Excellent facilities and very nice to have some moorings and not just docking as option for stay.

by David S. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2023
Mooring A has a damaged eye on the mooring’s pennant. Had to pull in more pennant and use a cleat knot. Otherwise a wonderful stay.

by Tracy S. - Verified user on Oct 12, 2023
Very nice place to stop and refresh! Nice clean bathrooms and nice landscaping. The only thing I would recommend is putting a float on the mooring line. I picked ours up and it was slimmed with black mud! It made a complete mess!

by Scott V. - Verified user on Oct 07, 2023
We have stayed here a few times and have always had a great experience. The staff is super friendly and always made us feel so welcomed. Marina is clean and well kept. Highly recommend staying here.

by Joel A. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2023
Very nice location with clean updated facilities and excellent staff.

by Kathleen K. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2023
Great staff. Very accommodating.

by Anonymous - Verified user on Sep 28, 2023
Great facility with new floating docks, new restrooms and an easy walk to the Calvert Maritime Museum and nearby restaurants.

by Craig N. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
Jim leads a great crew at a marina with great facilities. Good restaurant on site (WED - SUN). New floating docks are in excellent condition.

by W David B. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2023
This is one of the best marinas we have stayed in. David is a knowledgeable and helpful dock master. Services are well handled.

by Dave B. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2023
Very pleasant, short walk to town.

by Thomas L. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2023
We stopped by in late September 2023 and had good assistance from dockmaster Dave in getting tied up. The restrooms, showers and laundry were all first rate. The whole facility is clean and well run, quiet but close to town, and a pleasure to visit. This is my go-to Marina in Solomons.

by Richard N. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2023
Very nice marina in a fun little town. The bathrooms are great, dockmaster and office is very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms are big, private and very comfortable. Nice pool, and great restaurant. We had a very nice, 4 day stay there.

by blane s. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2023
Very accommodating staff. Great dock power and water. Private shower facilities are one of the best experienced in nine years of travel.

by David P. - Verified user on Sep 14, 2023
Very accommodating Marina. Facilities were the best I have seen. I definitely recommend this place for other boaters.

by Sarah K. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2023
Mooring balls very convenient

by Guy B. on Sep 11, 2023
Wonderful location and the facilities are first class. Love stopping over here.

by Larry L. on Sep 09, 2023
It's been around 10 years since we last visited Zahnisers, prior to its acquisition by Safe Harbor. We always enjoyed visiting before, and the upgrades since the acquisition are very nice. The pier we docked on was a floating dock with ipe planking. The bathhouse is updated and clean. The new Italian restaurant looked good but unfortunately was closed on the days we visited. The pool seemed pretty much the same as last time we visited, and was much appreciated during the extremely hot (95F +) days. I wouldn't hesitate to visit again on our next sailing adventure.

by Daniel W. on Sep 07, 2023
A fantastic Marina. Dave is the Harbor Master and did a wonderful job!!

by Greg G. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
All goodness. Staff was super helpful and glad all the facilities are up and running now. I miss the marina store that SH killed off to make the new office and “boaters lounge”. Dock hands could use some basic skills training, but nice enough to know what they didn’t know.

by Domenic S. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
Pool & bathrooms were awesome!

by Sarah G. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
They were very accommodating to us especially since we didn’t have a reservation! Love vibe! Definitely going to go and stay longer.

by Thomas G. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Great,Dave and his staff are awesome, knowledgeable, fun and enthusiastic about there jobs and working environment. Capt. Thomas Gardi / SV ScottyAnn 47 Tayana

by David E. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
New and improved. In every way. Floating docks. New management. New restaurant. Same great pool and staff. We had a fabulous experience.

by Cynthia D. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Friendly, helpful staff! Facilities are extremely nice.

by Michael F. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Great staff they were so helpful

by George L. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Very impressed with improvements made.

by Garry J. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Excellent facilities with newly refurbished bath houses that have private bathrooms with showers. New floating docks also very nice.

by RICH L. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
This is a great marina. We have been coming here for about 20 years. Outstanding restroom and shower facilities. One of the best local restaurants is on the property. We docked here 18 years ago, Labor Day 2005. We were blessed with 2 new grandsons during a 30 hour span, while were were there! One born in MD and the other in NYC!

by David F. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Transient stopover en route from Rock Hall to Crisfield. Very helpful dock crew. Clean facilities. I’ve stayed here before and I will again I’m sure.

by MARK B. on Aug 13, 2023
1. Get garbage cans close to docks 2. I paid $500 for a wash down. Quality was nor good. 3. Staff could have been more accommodating

by Rich M. on Aug 09, 2023
We loved docking at Zahnisers for the weekend. Everything was clean and every person we encountered was nice and helpful. We arrived late so we received an email telling us what our slip number was and the combinations to the bathrooms. We asked for a late checkout and no problem. The food on site at La Vela was excellent! The servers in the pool bar area were very nice. An all-around great experience. We will be back!

by Wendi B. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2023
Great stay. Beautiful docks, showers and laundry facilities. Friendly staff. Enjoyed the shuttle service to the local Weis grocery store. Highly recommend!

by David S. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Excellent staff and facilities. Nice Italian restaurant on site.

by William S. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Excellent marina from docking assist, to floating docks, clean bathrooms, friendly employees, free laundry, pool, and restaurants. Great time every time we stay there.

by Donald K. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Very nice marina. Great friendly staff! Facilities are clean and top notch with all the amenities you need.

by John P. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
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.
Marina Response:
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 Shirley E. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Love the floating docks and new bath house. Pool was perfect and the crushes at the bar were fantastic!

by Tim & Pat S. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
Great Marina and restaurant (La Vela)

by Richard W. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
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. July 2023 Update: We loved our stay at the marina. The floating docks are a PLUS. Restrooms are beautiful, the pool and pool bar are enjoyable, and the new restaurant on site, La Vela, is fantastic. Dave, our dockmaster, was courteous and very helpful. We will definitely return.

by Steve K. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Great Place and Great Staff

by Mary Ann A. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2023
Fabulous staff, great pool, free bike use, walking distance to many restaurants. La Vela Restaurant on site but need advance reservations. Excellent Food! Updated bathhouses but needs more frequent cleaning, especially the shower area grout.

by Randy P. on Jul 19, 2023
Friendly staff, great docks, exceptional customer service. We were very impressed. Bikes need love!

by Pierre M. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2023
Excellent stay! Super clean and great staff! We’ll definitely be back!

by Mike M. on Jul 14, 2023
Zahnisers continues to be one of the best marinas on the bay. The renovations by Safe Harbor are outstanding. In 2021 and 2022 we did the ICW and after experiencing several marina bathrooms along the way, we can say the new bathrooms at Zahnisers are by far the best on the east coast. The floating docks, new electrical pedestals, and office are exceptional as well. Great place overall!

by William I. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2023
This marina has a lot to offer. It has recently been refitted with new, floating docks, new bathhouses. The pool area is nice, there is an on-site restaurant, which is very good and it is walking distance to town. They also have bikes for longer excursions.

by Bradley W. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2023
We had a great overnite stay. Upon Arrival we recieved great guidance from Maya and she had plenty of help to get secured. The new floating docks are fabulous as was the bathhouse facility. We look forward to stopping again on our way back from Washington, DC.

by GREGORY L. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2023
Great Marina dodgeville dark hands and wonderful bathrobe and shower facilities. Superb restaurant on property and pool

by William J. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2023
Excellent, friendly staff and excellent, clean facilities! Courtesy van available. Nice pool!

by David D. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2023
Great marina! Very clean marina and the staff are all so very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was so good we had dinner there both nights.

by Daniel F. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2023
Great marina and thanks to the crew helping us to dock. Bath. House is brand new, the restaurant La Vela is authentic Italian food.Excellent food Thanks to Chef Antonello to bring a real taste of Italy to Solomons See you soon

by Arlene P. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
Excellent facilities! Restrooms, bathhouse and pool were immaculate. The dock captain was professional, friendly and thorough regarding all matters.

by Michelle M. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
While the marina is very nice and the facilities were clean and looked new, the pool bar and restaurant were closed Monday and Tuesday of our stay, the day prior and of the Fourth of July. I can understand this being the policy since those are generally less busy days, but for the Fourth of July? Everyone at the pool was disappointed! From my understanding, the pool bar and restaurant are subleased and the owner did not want to be open on the fourth. Had we known this, we definitely would have docked elsewhere for the holiday.

by Nancy S. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2023
Very beautiful new marina. Love the floating docks. The restaurant and marina staff are great.

by Thomas C. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2023
Have stayed at this facility twice. Each time was excellent. Facilities are first rate, dock crew very responsive and professional, and close to town. Easy walk to restaurants as well as an Italian restaurant on the premises. Did I forget to mention the pool??? It was quite refreshing. They also have a pool bar but I can’t comment as we didn’t use it

by JAMES on Jul 02, 2023
The dock office closes too early so I could not get a slip it was just after 5pm. Also moorings are charged by the foot. Otherwise great marina.

by Dennis S. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2023
This place is tough to beat, highly recommend.

by Kirsten Z. on Jun 23, 2023
Have been coming to Zahniser's for several years now. We were pleased with the new floating docks and renovated bathrooms. Also very happy to have the pool bar back open. I had accidentally reserved a mooring ball. But the deck crew was more than accommodating in switching us to a slip. We love Solomon's and will continue to come back.

by Lisa G. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2023
We have been to Solomon's many times, but this was our first time at Zahnisers. Unfortunately the weather was terrible, so we did not get to use the pool, but the new floating piers were excellent, WIFI was the strongest of any marina we visited on our 2 week trip, bath houses were newly renovated, clean and cool, dockhands were helpful and the on-site Italian restaurant was steps away from our slip. We will definitely be back!!

by Scott G. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2023
Always friendly and accommodating We were on s mooring. Easy in easy out

by Laura M. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2023
Great facility. Dockhands not very helpful when tying up.

by Steven W. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2023
Quiet mooring field with easy access to dinghy dock and great Italian restaurant

by Robert V. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2023
Great stay with excellent facilities!

by Ricky D. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2023
Everything wonderful clean and manicured!!

by Fred S. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2023
Excellent facilities, good personnel

by Edward Z. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2023
Very nice, recently updated shore facilities. Active Capt description no longer correct, boat size and price no longer printed on ball and Instructions to pick any open appropriate ball not clear. Staff was helpful, pool nice, bikes and offer to shuttle to supermarket. Price for a ball is double of expected, $1.50/ft but still half of a slip. Wouldn’t hesitate to return for a few nights

by Gregory M. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2023
Great stay as always

by Jack B. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
Jim, was very friendly. Dave very professional. Well done by all. Would love to come back. Jack

by Karen H. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
Excellent water The bikes were a treat

by John l. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
The Marina is nice enough, but the mooring pennant was a filthy barnicle mess!

by Jeffrey N. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2023
SH Zahnisers is one of our favorite stops ... excellent in all respects.

by David T. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2023
Great new floating docks.

by susan b. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2023
Beautiful marina and area. The best bath house we’ve seen!!

by Russell K. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2023
GM, Jim, and his staff were great. The new restaurant La Cela, has re-opened the pool cafe with a fun menu and daily drink specials. I was not able to eat at La Cela as they book up very early in the day or even the day before. A lot of structural upgrades are underway. The new floating docks are great and they are paving the parking areas over the coming weeks. I would definitely stay here again.

by Alvan H. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2023
Love the new floating docks, very helpful staff. Great restaurant La Vela.

by Amy O. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2023
We loved the Marina, the restaurant was wonderful. The bathrooms were clean, there is a lovely pool area. Would definitely stay here again . Fuel is at Spring Cove Marina just down the way . Other boaters were extremely friendly

by Laurie W. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2023
Thank you! We had a wonderful trip.

by Daniel N. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2023
Outstanding facility and staff!

by Nick M. - Verified user on Jun 02, 2023
Very nice and peaceful spot. Docks were great, and showers/bathroom areas very clean and nice. Pool right there and a reasonable walk to restaurants if you don’t want to use the one on site. Would stay again.

by William L. - Verified user on May 29, 2023
Easy to reserve a mooring ball from the bay using Dockwa. Very convenient. Moorings provide good protection from weather and are very close to dinghy dock.

by Laurie M. - Verified user on May 20, 2023
We stayed 2 nights on a mooring ball. Good floating dinghy dock. Bathroom/showers are newly updated, very clean and some of the best ones we've seen in our travels! The laundry room has new machines and was spotless. Best of all, the laundry was free! Overall an excellent stay!

by David D. - Verified user on May 18, 2023
Very nice, new docks. Unfortunately when we were there power and water had not yet been turned on other than that everything was great. Restaurant was great. Make a reservation.

by Andrea H. - Verified user on May 17, 2023
Heather is great! Very personable & helpful. New bathhouse facilities are beautiful. Private bath with head. Lots of upgrades to property & docks. Great visit..we will be back. S/V Moneypenny. Walkable to local restaurants.

by Alain R. - Verified user on May 10, 2023
Clean and renovated facilities.

by Robert K. on Apr 30, 2023
We reserved and picked up a mooring with no issues. The staff was friendly and helpful. I needed my wind instrument replaced on the mast and I was able to schedule it in an afternoon and it was done the following morning. The shower and restroom facilities were new and very nice.

by Michael B. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2022
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 Minta F. - Verified user on Nov 01, 2022
Zahniser’s moorings have been one of our go to stops along the way. Before they sold to Safe Harbor a ball was around 30$ a night. When Safe Harbor first took over they changed the rate policy and went to a dollar per foot. For our boat that was a cost of $42. Imagine my surprise when we pull in November 2022, pick up a ball and call the office to register. Was told to register through Dockwa and found the new rate is $1.50 a foot!! That’s a big jump for a mooring! We were just doing an in and out so didn’t even get off the boat to use any of their amenities. That’s the most we have EVER paid for a mooring. I’m thinking we will not be back.

by Roberto R. on Oct 28, 2022
Recently enjoyed 7 days at Zahniser's, Safe Harbor in Solomon's. Jim, marina manager made the difference. He is friendly, polite, extremely helpful and kind. Will definitely return in the Spring. Thank you, Roberto and Maria Kadey Krogen, Gratitude

by Guy B. on Oct 27, 2022
We stayed 2 nights there. We had repairs to do on the boat. Great service. They understood our situation and made everything to help us! Nice peoples and great expertise there.

by Christine J. on Oct 24, 2022
Stayed one night in October and loved it. Unfortunately the marina restaurant was not open (heard it’s great), but short, beautiful walk to town and friendly helpful marina staff. Great, clean and updated facility. They are still improving.

by Dennis P. on Oct 23, 2022
Stayed one night in October. Marina staff was friendly and helpful. The marina bathrooms and laundry are first class. Understand they are replacing the fixed pier docks with floating docks this winter.

by Michael P. - Verified user on Oct 22, 2022
Great staff and facilities on site restaurant La Vela is fantastic. Easy walk to town

by Bob S. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2022
Excellent facility, great support and service.

by JEREMY W. - Verified user on Oct 20, 2022
FANTASTIC showers and free laundry. Brand new washers and dryer’s. Also they are in the process of making floating docks which will make this marina pretty dang perfect. Definitely recommend. Free bikes, grocery shuttle, absolutely top notch marina.

by Sheila G. - Verified user on Oct 18, 2022
Our stay was on mooring ball C and on arrival we found that the pennant eye was frayed. We secured the boat using the mooring eye instead of the pennant. Am disappointed as Zahniser's is a very good marina but at $1.50/ft for a mooring ball expect better as in addition, the wifi in the mooring field was very, very weak- unusable. The restaurant is excellent but does not require an overnight stay.

by Joseph M. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2022
Very nice Marina. It will be great once the dock work is complete. I would come back.

by Brian F. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2022
James, the yard manager, is all about providing top quality service and a positive experience. Very helpful and friendly. The fixed docks are very old but Safe Harbor will be replacing them this year with floating ones. Complimentary bikes are available. Proximity to the small town center is easy walk or bike ride.

by Jeremy S. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2022
Super nice people there!

by Craig F. - Verified user on Oct 14, 2022
Internet sucks, well it sucked at Charleston, Bluewater and now your spot. Maybe just a Safe Harbor deal. There were no trash cans. Internet is very important in today world, you all need to step up your game.

by Nick W. - Verified user on Oct 12, 2022

by Beth A. - Verified user on Oct 07, 2022
Hooked up to mooring in a great\nLocation. Easy access to dinghy dock. Bathrooms/showers are super nice, very clean. Nice amenities.

by Tim M. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2022
Updated nicely from last year

by James B. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2022
okay except the boat on my port side had his boat plugged in to the power pedestal for my slip so I was only able to use 1 vs the 2 30 Amp outlets that I paid for. It would be nice to get the second outlet that I could not use refunded ($8.00) Thanks, Jim Berkon 202-420-0942

by Bob W. - Verified user on Sep 24, 2022
There are a lot of changes underway. We were assisted in docking by nice guys from the service staff as there are no dockhands currently which was noted in the confirmation message. The pump out is self service. Floating docks will be installed. Helpful front desk and beautiful new bath house facilities were a plus. The new La Vela restaurant is superb.

by Stephen R. on Sep 22, 2022
I’ve been coming here for years and have always enjoyed our stay. We prefer mooring balls over the docks but now at 1.50/ft it is overly expensive. It’s now cheaper to stay at the dock across the way at Calvert Marina for a 1.00/ft

by Josie J. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2022
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 Wendy N. on Sep 10, 2022
Beautiful and accommodating marina! The slip was great and easy to locate and the showers were clean and warm. The staff are wonderful and helped out with a short haul to check the prop and zincs. The restaurant is great too!

by Peter B. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2022
Marina was fine as ususal. Bathhouse was renovated! The second bathrooms were close for renovations. There was only one dockhand available. He was very nice and knowledgable but definitivel overworked. The poolbar and snackbar was closed on Laborday weekend ?! This should have been told to us when making the group reservation. The planned Happy Hour did not happen. Also the provided tents were unusable. The tables and chairs were just too dirty, haven't been cleaned in a week. Otherwise a pleasant stay as usual.

by Gabriel R. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2022
The slip was nice, the bath house was very nice. The pools was nice, except that the bar was closed. The restaurant was, well, they don’t seem to know the restaurant business. But the lit house restaurant was excellent. We will definitely will come back, wee liked the place, hopefully by then the restaurant will have new. Management

by ed h. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2022
Always a relaxing time when we come here. Great staff! We will definitely come back, especially when the Dry Dock restaurant reopens.

by Heather M. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2022
Nice marina except for a few things...the docks are in rough shape and the pool bar was closed. Apparently it hasn't been open in 3 years! Heard a lot of complaints from slip holders about it being closed as well. Other than that we plan on coming back next year in hopes that at least the pool bar will be back open!!

by Susan C. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2022
We love this marina! Friendly staff, excellent location and very clean bathrooms. Restaurant on site was excellent!

by Fred S. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2022
Safe Harbor Zahnisers offers a pool (best of the trip, with lifeguard), well equipped and spacious captain’s lounge, on-site restaurant (we didn’t eat there), free shuttle service to stores and great staff. Showers were old but clean; showers and laundry were under renovation. Bikeable town, walk to maritime museum was worth the admission. Closest ice cream on board walk was not worth the $.

by James S. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2022
The Staff was courteous and helpful! They gave us a ride to the local museum and picked us up when we were ready to return. The new shower facilities were beautiful, always clean and well maintained. The boater's lounge was comfortable and had coffee available. The pool was lovely and the grill area well appointed. Very quiet overnight. Highly recommend that you choose Safe Harbor Zahnisers. You won't regret it!

by Joseph A. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Very nice marina!, nice pool and cabana.

by Charlie M. on Aug 13, 2022
Fuel dock easy access. Assistance docking. The service department is one of the best. Immediate response and great service solving all my issues.

by Riley N. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2022
Very nice staff and facilities. Look forward to seeing how the new floating docks turn out.

by Tom N. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2022
This was a quick overnight for us - arrived mid-afternoon and out super early the next morning. Communication was great, the dock hand was very helpful and volunteered to adjust our slip location when he found out we had friends staying at the marina so we would be closer. The facilities are clean, the pool was refreshing and it was a great stay all around.

by Michael M. on Aug 03, 2022
Stayed at marina twice on July 2022 trip. Great as always. Surprised they had run out of ice for several days on the hottest period of summer. While they did offer rides to a nearby 7/11 at specified times, I would have thought a big corporate owner like Safe Harbor could have come up with better alternatives. The restaurant is now open again with outdoor seating option and is quite good. It would be nice if they could find a way to reopen bar/snack bar at pool that every misses. Oddly ship's store is now down to just caps and t shirts. Need head chemicals,TP, or sun screen? Need to wait for a ride to West Marine! Sign of too many accountants with sharp pencils!!

by David S. on Aug 03, 2022
Top flight marina in a quality town. From arrival to departure had a great time. Took a complimentary bike into town for two meals. Also enjoyed a meal at the onsite Italian restaurant. Will definitely return to SH Zahnhisers.

by Ron A. on Jul 29, 2022
A 5-star experience in every way. A prompt and welcome greeting at the dock. Two excellent meals at the on-site restaurant. Newly renovated tile/marble bath house. Bikes available for touring Solomon’s. I highly recommend Safe Harbor Zahnisers.

by Michael P. on Jul 25, 2022
From SV Journey out of Deltaville, VA, Thanks to the crew at Zahniser's for their exceptional flexibility and willingness to accommodate our shifting schedule. Special thanks to Cameron for his crystal clear instructions and signs posted after hours at the T-head. The Zahniser's crew contributed greatly to an exceptionally enjoyable cruise up the Bay. THANK YOU. M&M

by John N. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
Hailed the marina as we came in and were ably assisted to tie up. We spent the night on the T and only used the showers which seemed new. They were well kept and clean. Docks and grounds are well maintained. Nice place.

by Raymond C. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2022
We keep coming back! That I Dock T has been Our Favorite! Cameron and Melanie welcomed and treated Us well! We planned to stay two, and ended up staying 7 Nights! Hated to leave. Plan a month in the 2023 Season! Thank You, Dockwa, for making it so easy! Thank You, Safe Harbor, for ensuring the properties are managed so well!

by R M. on Jul 12, 2022
Marina location is very central for access to Solomons, and general atmosphere is nice, dockhand was great and new Italian restaurant was fantastic. Docks are in terrible condition, two boats next to us had power issues with no response or help from marina, the great ships store that used to be there is gone and Pool bar is also closed.

by Dennis B. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2022
Super service with booking and the dock master was awesome. Very protected area to spend the night. The docks, electrical and water need to be refreshed. Bath house adequate. Restaurant on site excellent. Overall a great experience.

by William M. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2022
Safe Harbor just took over. Very nice new folks and some upgrades are underway - many more needed such as docks, electrical, heads, etc - the Safe Harbors we visted in New England had already made many improvements and were great.

by Harvey W. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2022
The main bathrooms/showers/laundry were closed for renovation, in July, in the middle of the season, really? Otherwise our stay was as expected with friendly and helpful staff, bikes plus shuttle to the grocery store. 5 stars for staff, management should plan better.
Marina Response:
We appreciate you staying with us and for taking the time to post a review. We’re so glad you rate our staff five stars – our team takes great pride in providing exceptional customer service. Our bath house project did face delays that carried on beyond the anticipated completion date, and we certainly regret any inconvenience it caused to your experience with us. Please visit again to take advantage of the finished product!

by David T. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2022
Service getting a pumpout and into a slip was very good. The good heads were undergoing repairs and the usable heads and showers were some of the worse we have experienced. The docks are now really showing their age.
Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us at Safe Harbor Zahnisers, and for taking the time to provide feedback. We're so pleased to hear that our dock staff provided great service. As for the restrooms, you are correct - our primary bath house is undergoing a full renovation. The additional bath house is itself slated for a full renovation immediately following, and the majority of our fixed docks will be replaced with new floating docks this fall/winter. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you'll stay with us again to enjoy these improvements.

by James L. - Verified user on Jun 29, 2022
Always good marina to stay.

by James B. - Verified user on Jun 29, 2022
Great location, friendly and professional service.

by Kenneth K. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2022
Great convenient and quiet location in Solomons. Superb dock side Italian restaurant, La Vela!

by Donna P. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2022
Safe Harbor made an excellent choice when they promoted Mary to GM. The marina she managed in South Carolina was a gem due to her efforts and kindness. We enjoyed our stay and the new restaurant has terrific food.

by Jeri M. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2022
Love the location and amenities. La Vela was phenomenal. Glad to have a dining option on the premises...and a beautiful view.

by Norman W. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2022
Have not been to HHS for quite a while. My wife and I could not get over the quality of the landscape and overall the staff hospitality. The transient pier was also a huge plus.

by Laura L. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2022
Zanheiser's is always the best. Glad that the restaurant is open again. Good food.

by Calep A B. on Jun 13, 2022
As always Zahnisers is a great place to stay. The staff are great and the facilities continue to get better.

by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2022
We always enjoy staying at Zahniser’s. The GM, Mary, is wonderful and sets the tone. Everyone there is more than happy to help and accommodate whatever you need during your stay with them. Their dock hands are excellent. Their pool is lovely. The restaurant on site served a delicious meal. As well, my husband enjoyed borrowing one of their bicycles. All told, they always exceed our expectations.

by Todd H. - Verified user on May 31, 2022
Great staff, very helpful.

by Jim H. - Verified user on May 30, 2022
Absolutely perfect - as always!! Every person we encountered was top notch, and the food at the new restaurant was excellent - especially the octopus! Safe Harbor Zahnisers is one of our favorites stops on the bay!

by Frank M. - Verified user on May 30, 2022
Always a pleasure to stay at this marina. Great amenities, new wonderful Italian restaurant. And the staff can't be beat!

by bob p. on May 24, 2022
Great marina very nice lounge and location location location Great place to visit

by Nicolette W. - Verified user on May 24, 2022
Wonderful Marina and really helpful staff. We will be back.

by Doris W. - Verified user on May 17, 2022
Perfect lounge for docktales or a potluck dinner Beautiful marina and very clean facilities at the lounge especially

by Douglas D. - Verified user on May 05, 2022
John, the dock master did a good job.

by Patti U. - Verified user on May 02, 2022
Great Marina! Great Location where you can walk or ride the marina bikes anywhere in town!

by James A. - Verified user on Apr 13, 2022
Excellent service and facilities. The main bathhouse is being renovated but the secondary bathhouse was good, clean and a short walk from our pier. The captains lounge with free coffee and tea was an added benefit.

by Paul B. - Verified user on Jan 17, 2022
The dockmaster (John) was very professional and quite helpful. The facilities were nice and the free bikes were a treat to ride around the small town. Definitely a wonderful marina with plenty of amenities. The showers were ok, but not up to the standards of the rest of the marina. Likely on their to do list to renovate and upgrade. We liked it!
Marina Response:
Right you are - our restroom facilities are slated for renovation this winter. Many thanks for your kind review - we look forward to seeing you again!

by Bob O. - Verified user on Nov 28, 2021
Arrived over thanksgiving weekend. Marina appropriately closed for the weekend. Emailed us info we needed. Setting is delightful. Easy walk to town. Clean facilities.

by Fred on Nov 21, 2021
Very helpful staff. Used their courtesy van - twice. Very nice, clean facilities. Restaurant on site and close to shopping. Limited parts and accessories but we were there late in the season. Would definitely book again.

by Leanne L. - Verified user on Nov 10, 2021
Clean, quiet, and peaceful. Dockhand met us and helped with lines. Loved having loaner bikes. West Marine was a 5 min bike ride away! Very nice bath house. Everything we needed and nothing we didn't want. Perfect.

by Christine L. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2021
Friendly, helpful people with nice clean facilities and awesome technician support. Thanks again, team!

by Teresa S. - Verified user on Oct 28, 2021
Great staff and facilities. Thanks for accommodating Green Eyes!

by Scott S. on Oct 25, 2021
The marina appears nice and full service. We were transist and will say disappointed in the Dockmaster. We requested to stay an additional night and looked into an extended winter stay. Never got called back or word. Had to go into office after passing individual on dock for office to assist with the extra night as he walked back in. When I ask stated sold out. I will say for a large group marina this is not what we have experienced at other Safe Harbors. He might have had a bad day but customer service is something we have learn to expect at Safe Harbor Marinas

by Michael C. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2021
Beautiful setting, extremely helpful and friendly staff. On-site restaurant closed but due to open soon.

by Kristine B. - Verified user 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 Scott L. - Verified user 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 Wink C. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2021
Very nice marine and very helpful staff

by Richard R. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2021
Wonderful with great people. John, the Dockmaster, is excellent.

by David S. 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 Lori M. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2021
Another nice stay at Zanhisers

by Brent S. on Sep 23, 2021
Such a nice well managed marina. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They truly have a lot to offer.

by Alex C. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2021
Loved the stay but we were affected by the wakes. Staff was first class!

by TJ T. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2021
Great location, great facilities, great staff... I would recommend to anyone!

by Thomas F. - Verified user 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.
Marina Response:
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 David B. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2021
Great staff. Awesome facilities. Convenient to town.

by William D. - Verified user 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!
Marina Response:
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 Ira Z. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2021
Great dock crew, the marina had bikes to lend, pool was great. All in all a great 2 days.

by Joseph M. - Verified user 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 Kirk Y. - Verified user 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 Michelle P. - Verified user 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 Robert B. - Verified user 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 Marie F. - Verified user 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 Alexa S. - Verified user 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 Jason F. 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 Anonymous on Jul 31, 2021
Zahniser's is excellent all around, i.e. facilities, location and management exceed expectations.

by Jeffrey N. - Verified user 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 Marc K. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2021
Got the location requested … clean bath house … close to the action.

by Gregg H. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
Always a great place to stay.

by Celeste S. - Verified user 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 Nick E. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2021
Friendly,professional staff. Nice protected docks. Easy in and out. Always a pleasant experience.

by Dave M. - Verified user 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 Timothy D. - Verified user 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 Brian D. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2021
Everything was as expected.

by Will R. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2021
Great layout, great location, welcoming staff.

by David J. - Verified user 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 James I. - Verified user 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 Ray R. - Verified user 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 Suzanne G. - Verified user 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 Mike S. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2021
Great Marina. Centrally situated with great amenities and easy access to town.

by Deborah P. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2021
Great stop!! Loved it all!!

by William F. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2021
Great facility. Helpful staff. Nice pool. Short bike ride to food store. Clean and meticulously kept marina!

by Bryant G. - Verified user 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 Vernon S. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2021
Staff were great but facility (docks, electric) needs a major upgrade.
Marina Response:
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 Gerhard W. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2021
Excellent marina, nice little town

by GEORGE K. 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 Anne D. - Verified user 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 Brian N. - Verified user 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 Hugh c. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2021
Great visit Gave our friends a ride to the Holiday Inn Clean and spacious bathrooms, Nice pool Hugh

by Lee P. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2021
This was a nice marina. The staff were very helpful and nice. The bathhouse was nice and clean.

by jeffrey S. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2021
Excellent facilities and staff. Well kept and everyone was very professional.

by James F. - Verified user 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 Marty L. - Verified user on May 06, 2021
Wonderful stay. Helpful staff. Courtesy bicycle

by David R. 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 Scott T. - Verified user on Nov 22, 2020
Very nice stay. Helpful staff and great restrooms and showers at a reasonable price

by David s. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2020
Outstanding! Awesome professional help docking, clean and well kept docks and facilities. Convenient location.

by Leo T. - Verified user on Nov 14, 2020
Excellent staff. Spotless bathrooms.

by Wayne A. - Verified user on Oct 28, 2020
Everything as expected.

by Richard D. - Verified user on Oct 18, 2020
Dock Master and staff very friendly & accommodating to our needs.

by Martin A. - Verified user on Oct 08, 2020
Beautiful place. Not many shops in town but highly recommend Island Hideaway Restaurant (marina restaurant closed)

by Laurance L. 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 Stephen M. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2020
Clean marina. Nice facilities and helpful staff.

by Geoff & Jenni M. 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 David K. - Verified user on Sep 14, 2020
Great service. Mary was quick with assistance when we docked! Love Z’s!

by Jeremy H. 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 Julien H. - Verified user 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 Jeffrey C. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2020
Friendly helpful staff. Beautiful marina in a wonderful town. We will go back!

by Richard D. on Sep 09, 2020
Outstanding in every way. Easy walk to restaurants.

by Michael M. - Verified user 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 Joseph M. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2020
Staff was excellent. Disappointed that the restaurant was closed but with Covid there wasn’t any option.

by Don P. - Verified user 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 Charles H. - Verified user 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 Ivan P. - Verified user 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. -Skipper

by Bryan H. 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 Samuel A. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2020
Always a great stop. Amazing staff beautiful grounds safe and close to shopping. Well protected harbor.

by Sue J. - Verified user 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 joseph r. 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 Brad O. - Verified user 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 Anonymous on Jul 24, 2020
Very attentive staff. Excellent marina.

by Bob F. on Jul 23, 2020
Zahnisers is a great marina. Great facility, great professional people.

by Mark R. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2020
Despite all the limitations of Covid19 procedures, we enjoyed the marina. Super helpful and accommodating marina staff.

by Nina M. - Verified user 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 Josh M. - Verified user 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 David W S. 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 Edward g. - Verified user 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 Anonymous 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.
Marina Response:
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 Sarah H. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2020
Attentive, professional staff. Great facilities.

by Karen W. - Verified user 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 Elaine W. - Verified user 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 Willem F. - Verified user 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 David P. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2020
Had engine issue and they were very rapid in response and diagnostics

by Dave S. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2020
Great staff and facilities

by Gary W. 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 Dorsey B. - Verified user on Jun 23, 2020
Love Zahnisers. It was our home marina for 20 years.😎

by Willard E. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2020
good place but much of it is not available because of covid.

by Isabella R. 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 RJ P. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2020
Excellent facility and a nice walk to town.

by Doug K. 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 Brian H. - Verified user on May 25, 2020
Great service, nice location

by Jeffrey R. - Verified user 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 Joe H. - Verified user on Mar 15, 2020
Very courteous and friendly staff and very nice and clean facility. Meal at dry dock was excellent as well.

by Ann M. - Verified user on Mar 05, 2020
Well organized stay by dockmaster, slip ready when we arrived, Dry Dock restaurant was awesome!

by Audrey R. 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 Matthew B. - Verified user on Oct 27, 2019
Great little town. Excellent marina facilities.

by Harald F. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2019
Well organized, everything you could want, great staff

by Tina P. 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 April U. on Oct 17, 2019
Excellent all around. Terry & staff are friendly & very accommodating. Love docking at Zahnisers!

by Daryl S. - Verified user 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 Jeff D. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2019
Great Place nice and clean and well run

by Christopher L. - Verified user 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 Ann H. - Verified user 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 Karl H. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2019
clean restrooms, nice pool

by Charles M. 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 Ronald C. - Verified user 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 Steven D. 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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 05, 2019
Excellent service nice people good facilities excellent location

by scott a. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2019
Wonderful and accommodating staff. Great food at Dry Dock restaurant.

by Roy S. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2019
Beautiful marina with wonderful staff.

by Patricio M. on Jul 18, 2019
Very friendly awesome ammenities. Very well organize

by Lee R. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2019
First class. Excellent dock hands.

by Scott K. - Verified user 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 Judy M. 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 Anonymous - Verified user on Jul 07, 2019
Can’t wait to come back again next year, wonderful!

by Mark S. on Jun 28, 2019
Very helpful staff. Wonderful facilities and very clean. Will stay there again.

by Gregory I. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2019
Great marina, attentive dock staff. The Dry Dock restaurant is superb. Using the loaner bicycles was great fun.

by Stuart S. 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
Marina Response:
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 John C. - Verified user 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.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your great review and for choosing Zahniser's. Come visit us again soon!

by James A. - Verified user 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...
Marina Response:
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 Stephen S. - Verified user 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 Susan C. 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 Allen J. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2019
Terry, the dock master, made complete arrangements for our late arrival. Everything went smoothly.

by Chess H. - Verified user 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 Mark B. 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.
Marina Response:
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 David T. - Verified user on Dec 16, 2018
Great facility. Friendly people. Nice visit. Thanks.

by John M. 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+.
Marina Response:
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 PRADIGNAC - Verified user on Nov 17, 2018
Outstanding welcome and service, excellent facilities, all is top!

by Henry D. - Verified user on Nov 14, 2018
Great Marina. Great facilities. Excellent staff. Very helpful.

by Anonymous 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 Bob H. - Verified user 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!
Marina Response:
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 David W. 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.
Marina Response:
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 Douglas J. - Verified user 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 Dan H. - Verified user 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!!
Marina Response:
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 Andrew S. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2018
Great marina, great staff.

by Dennis C. - Verified user 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 mark h. 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.
Marina Response:
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 Bud B. 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 Anonymous 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
Marina Response:
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 Roger J. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2018
Great people and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Pool was awesome and the Dry Dock restaurant was amazing

by Jeffrey G. - Verified user 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!
Marina Response:
Thank you for these kind words! It's always great to have you here at Zanhiser's. See you next time!

by George H. 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.
Marina Response:
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 William B. - Verified user 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 Steve R. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2018
Great staff and great facilities One of our favorites.

by Mike H. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2018
Perfect as always. We will miss you Zanhisers
Marina Response:
Thank you! We will miss you too. Until next time...

by Carl G. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2018
Great marina. Nice, helpful staff. Good restaurants!

by Tim C. - Verified user 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!
Marina Response:
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 Richard W. - Verified user 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.
Marina Response:
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 Jim D. - Verified user 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.
Marina Response:
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 Bill B. - Verified user 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.
Marina Response:
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 Rick C. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2018
Wonderful marina. Nice clean facilities. Very friendly and helpful folks, esp. Dockmaster Terry.
Marina Response:
We appreciate your great review and agree that Terry is awesome! Hope to see you again soon!

by Roland A. - Verified user 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 Charles H. - Verified user 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 Richard M. 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 Richard F. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2018
Caters to sailboats, powerboaters seemed to get cold shoulder by slipholders

by Brian D. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2018
Great service at the dock and ashore. Restaurant was quite tasty as well. All around - a nice stop.

by Anonymous on Jun 09, 2018
Excellent experience! Easy registration, informative, helpful staff, and we had a delicious meal at the Dry Dock restaurant.

by douglas w. 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 Randy G. - Verified user on May 28, 2018
Wonderful facility; friendly staff.

by April K. - Verified user 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 Jiho H. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2017
Always pleasant stay at Zahniser 's. Helpful dock hands and wonderful staff. The Dry Dock restaurant has improved !

by Pam H. on Sep 15, 2015
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About Safe Harbor Zahnisers

Voted “Best of the Bay” year after year by Chesapeake Bay magazine readers, Safe Harbor Zahnisers is renowned for its pristine yacht club atmosphere and warm service from the passionate and professional staff. The award-winning marine service yard combines with the charming waterfront setting allowing boaters to recharge among the many pristine outdoor spaces and resort amenities. La Vela Restaurant is on-site, featuring traditional Italian food reflecting the flavors of southern Italy.


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  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Dry Storage
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Swimming Pool
  • Groceries
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Floating Docks
  • Oil Recycling
  • Winter Storage
  • Travel Lift
  • Captains Lounge
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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