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Safe Harbor | Zahniser's Yachting Center

$1.50/ft - $2.50/ft

First-Come, First-Serve

Day Trip
Not Offered
245 C Street
PO Box 760
Solomons, MD 20688
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46 Reviews

by schippmom on Nov 28, 2018

One of our favorite marinas! Great, clean facilities. Friendly, extremely helpful folks. We always enjoy a meal at the Dry Dock. They have bicycles to use and and they’ll shuttle you to a grocery store if needed

by johnmoriarty on Nov 19, 2018

Great marina, one of the best we’ve ever visited. Terri and the staff were attentive and extremely helpful. Charming location. Facilities are clean and first rate. Nice restaurant on site. A+.

by spica on Nov 17, 2018

Outstanding welcome and service, excellent facilities, all is top!

by maryjean on Nov 14, 2018

Great Marina. Great facilities. Excellent staff. Very helpful.

by photoman41 on Nov 06, 2018

Our recent stay at Zahniser’s Yachting Center was great. The dock staff were very professional, helpful and informative about marina amenities. Enjoyed dinner at Dry Dock Restaurant. The food, drinks and service were outstanding. Will definitely return.

by bobhaze101 on Oct 29, 2018

Excellent, helpful arrival experience from dockhand Jason. Top notch bath facilities, sturdy & clean docks. We've already recommended Zahniser's to friends!

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 woodsboats on Oct 28, 2018

Loved Zahniser's. Great facility, easy on/off face docking. Terry was really knowledgable and friendly. The free shuttle to town runs three times a day and picks you up when you're done shopping. We had two really good dinners at the on site restaurant the Dry Dock. We'll be back in the spring.

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 ja3365 on Oct 28, 2018

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 c34 on Oct 15, 2018

Good location, excellent staff and facilities.

by captaindoug on Oct 14, 2018

Great marina with good service, good repair work and a short walk into town. The restaurant, the Dry Dock, was awesome.

by bellacay445 on Oct 13, 2018

They are awesome! Best marina in the Chesapeake so far. Right from helping us tie up, to shuttling us into town for groceries and propane, to amazing happy hours, to the best friendly service overall. Highly recommended!!

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 sowwanin on Oct 13, 2018

Great marina, great staff.

by captcarp on Oct 09, 2018

Great people, great service. Jason on the docks was incredible, fast respectful and a pleasure. Jim, service manager also great to deal with

Niice facilities- laundry, showersrest rooms and restaurant.

I’ll stop there again on my way north.

by sailordoc89 on Oct 06, 2018

We stayed twice in the last 2 weeks while going up and down the bay. Outstanding service, friendly staff, and very clean facility. We'll be back.

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 merryott on Sep 09, 2018

We always enjoy our stay at Zahnisers! The entire staff are a pleasure. We particularly enjoy our time at the pool and the pool bar.

by jerseymoe on Sep 08, 2018

Zahnisser's is one of the BEST marinas we have the pleasure of docking with. We are always greeted with a smile and helpful hand. Terry and her team are incredible in accommodating all and making us feel like we are important to the marina. The amenities are kept to a 10+ rating and have been that way for years. We wish you continued success and a good winter. All the best, Jersey Moe

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 rjohn831 on Sep 08, 2018

Great people and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Pool was awesome and the Dry Dock restaurant was amazing

by pequod34 on Sep 04, 2018

Zanhiser’s is as terrific as ever! They’ve always set the standard for what a well run, well maintained marina should be!

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

by nitro on Sep 02, 2018

Beautiful setting, extremely helpful and friendly staff. On-site restaurant is excellent.

by abhammel on Sep 01, 2018

Had a great stopover. Terry met us on the dock and was super helpful, we really enjoyed the very nice shower facilities and the beautiful pool! Had dinner at the Dry Dock restaurant at the marina - wonderful staff and food. Had some engine trouble on day of departure, Zahnisers quickly was able to provide support and one of their marine mechanics, Billy, came to the rescue. He had us on our way In less than two hours and in the process of the repair was gracious to show and teach me about the problem and solution as he worked.

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 webarber on Aug 30, 2018

Everyone was very helpful. The only disappointment was that the pool/bar closed at 6pm. I think a lot of boaters, particularly transients coming in late in the afternoon, would have appreciated it being open until 8pm.

by skrudi76 on Aug 26, 2018

Great staff and great facilities One of our favorites.

by rmhall on Aug 24, 2018

Perfect as always. We will miss you Zanhisers

Marina Response:
Thank you! We will miss you too. Until next time...

by jcottingham0561 on Aug 20, 2018

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 akispg on Aug 18, 2018

Excellent service nice people good facilities excellent location

by josephafickjr on Aug 17, 2018

Very nice marina!, nice pool and cabana. Dry Dock Restuarant is very good Terry is the best👍👍👍

by carlngrant on Aug 12, 2018

Great marina. Nice, helpful staff. Good restaurants!

by sgaudian on Aug 12, 2018

Always very clean and accommodating. In addition, the Dry Dock restaurant is delicious. We’ll be back next summer and we highly recommend!

Marina Response:
We appreciate your great review and look forward to seeing you again next year!! Thanks for choosing Zahniser's.

by carrolm on Jul 26, 2018

Wonderful facility. We came in during a storm and the staff was very helpful in getting us docked. Great restaurant and pool!

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 trawlerguy on Jul 15, 2018

We have always have enjoyed our stays at Zahnisers, however, we have reached a conclusion that in the future we will be focusing our travels at marinas with floating docks.

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 jimd on Jul 13, 2018

We consider Zahnisers to be one of the best marinas on the Bay. Whenever we travel south to the Pautuxent or further we always stop at Zahnisers for one or two days. This year we spent two days on our way to the Potomac and three days on the way back. Both times we had mechanical problems and needed technical support, both times we got immediate help and both times the problems were resolved. On the 4th of July when we were in the Potomac our generator quit at 3 in the afternoon, I called the dock master Terry Walters, at Zahnisers. Terry got us a slip even though it was a holiday and she was alone. This wasn’t the first time I have had to call Terry on a holiday and she has always been able to accommodate us and get use a slip with easy access.

The courtesy ride to the local food store, the bicycles and the Dry Dock restaurant are added pluses.

I would like to give special thanks to Terry, Jim Sharkey, Glenn and Brian.

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 peircej on Jul 09, 2018

Zahmisers has been a perennial favorite when we pass through Solomons. Terri on the dock is somehow always there when we arrive. (Do you ever take time off?) The shuttle to Weis Market, etc. is reliable. In the past, Quantum Sails has been invaluable with sail repairs. It seems the new management is keeping up Zahniser's high standards.

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 bill815 on Jul 05, 2018

Stayed a night at Zahnisers with 5 other boats from our club. Our groups was docked fairly close together, the docks were In decent shape and the dock hands were on hand and courteous. Onsite restaurant handeled our large group with no more delay than you expect with big groups and all 14 of us enjoyed our meals. Only negatives were the pump out was out of service and we had to go to another nearby marina for pump out and they did not have ice available on the honor system lime other marinas so we were not a able to pick some up for our before hours departure so a solid 4 Stars which indicates a really great marina that will not disappoint.

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 eaglesail on Jul 03, 2018

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.

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 peregrine 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 roland52 on Jun 22, 2018

The Dockmaster, Terry, was competent, thorough, and friendly, as was all staff we encountered, office and dockhands. The docks (H,I,and J especially) are showing their age; slips are cramped and decking needs replacement.

by qnq98fdfmq on Jun 14, 2018

Friendly and attentive staff; plenty of “T” head slips for our classic and hard to maneuver sailboat; great support facilities for engine parts; very nice laundry and shower facilities; very good on site restaurant/bar, the Dry Dock, and convenient location to “town”.

by gwennol on Jun 11, 2018

We always enjoy stays at Zahniser's. The service is excellent, from the dockmaster to checking in to the pool staff. We enjoyed our meals at the Dry Dock also. We will be back.

by rjfav on Jun 11, 2018

Caters to sailboats, powerboaters seemed to get cold shoulder by slipholders

by kanuk on Jun 10, 2018

Great service at the dock and ashore. Restaurant was quite tasty as well. All around - a nice stop.

by adamo0001 on Jun 09, 2018

Excellent experience! Easy registration, informative, helpful staff, and we had a delicious meal at the Dry Dock restaurant.

by bora on May 28, 2018

Decent docks, excellent front desk for reservations. excellent restrooms, very helpful dockhands. Pool area very nice. Repair facility very competent and timely. Restaurant on site and town within easy walking distance offers other options and shopping. We always try to stop here when we are in the area.

by rglantz on May 28, 2018

Wonderful facility; friendly staff.

by aprilkochan on Oct 16, 2017

we love Zahnheisers and have been coming here since 2001 or so. to they saved our trip a long while back when they fixed the starter problem on our former sailboat. The facilities are wonderful. Our only complaint is the very aged planing on the docks. But we always make do with that.

by jihojhan on Jul 07, 2017

Always pleasant stay at Zahniser 's. Helpful dock hands and wonderful staff. The Dry Dock restaurant has improved !

by marinabuzz on Sep 15, 2015

2015 Boater's Choice Award Winner as Voted by the Members and Visitors of Marinas.com

About Safe Harbor | Zahniser's Yachting Center

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.


  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Captains Lounge
  • Dry Storage
  • Ice
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Oil Recycling
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel Lift
  • Winter Storage
  • Wireless Internet



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