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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been staying at Zahnisers since 1983. Our recent stay in late June 2018 was typical with good help with docking and getting oriented. Instructions to the designated docking space was clear and courteous.
We had reserved a table at the Dry Dock well in advance. Service was pleasant but VERY slow. It took over 2 hours+ for our meal to be served and most of the guests had already left for the evening. It appears that they were overwhelmed even though our waitress told us they knew this was one of the busiest times of the year based on historical data. Fortunately, the food was well prepared. So the rating for the overall experience was lower. Hopefully the new management will improve this situation so we will look forward to our next visit.
Wonderful marina. Nice clean facilities. Very friendly and helpful folks, esp. Dockmaster Terry.
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...
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.
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”.
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.
Caters to sailboats, powerboaters seemed to get cold shoulder by slipholders
Great service at the dock and ashore. Restaurant was quite tasty as well. All around - a nice stop.
Excellent experience! Easy registration, informative, helpful staff, and we had a delicious meal at the Dry Dock restaurant.
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.
Wonderful facility; friendly staff.
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.
Always pleasant stay at Zahniser 's. Helpful dock hands and wonderful staff. The Dry Dock restaurant has improved !
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.
2015 Boater's Choice Award Winner as Voted by the Members and Visitors of Marinas.com
Zahniser’s Yachting Center is proudly owned and operated by Safe Harbor Marinas, the largest marina company in the world. Zahniser's is the most comprehensive marine facility on the Chesapeake Bay. Located in the heart of historic Solomons Island, Zahniser’s blends the beauty of a pristine yacht club and the technical expertise of an award winning repair yard. Zahniser’s Yachting Center is proud to be a Maryland Clean Marina! As a participant in the Clean Marina Program, Zahniser’s strives to protect Maryland’s waters and its natural resources.
Whether you are seeking a convenient stopover while in transit or a relaxing getaway, come visit Zahniser’s and spend a day in charming Solomons Island. Centrally located in Back Creek, we can accommodate yachts (power and sail) up to 150 feet in length.
The Dockmaster monitors the VHF channel 09.
Cruise to Zahniser’s and then enjoy a group gathering on the premises! Tie up and relax with friends in the shade of our tent, courtesy of the marina. We have grills, tables, and chairs for your gathering, whether catered or pot-luck.