Safe Harbor Zahnisers

$3.25/ft - $4/ft


Day Trip
Not Offered
245 C Street
P.O.BOX 760
Solomons, MD 20688
Check-in after 12:30 PM
Check-out before 12:30 PM

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374 Reviews

by David D. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2024
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 Richard W. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2024
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 Raymond C. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2024
We keep coming back! The Marina modernization is AWESOME! The new Floating Docks exceeded expectations! New faces, with a little more Customer Service Training, should help with anticipated upgrades. Hated to leave. Thank You, Dockwa, for making it so easy! Thank You, Safe Harbor, for ensuring the properties are managed so well!

by Curt H. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2024
Great Marina, friendly staff!

by Rob S. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2024
We spent two nights at Zahnisers on a lovely T-head dock with power and water readily available. We had originally planned to pick up a mooring ball (several well-spaced in the mooring field), but the hot weather made shore power more appealing! Dave (dockmaster) gave us a great rundown of the amenities and offered a ride to the grocery store (Maya was an excellent chauffeur!). The pool bathhouse offered nice restrooms, but each only had one shower stall. However, the other bathhouse had 7 private suites with sink, toilet, and shower. There are also 3 washers and 3 dryers in the bathhouse (free, but you need your own laundry supplies). There were several bikes available to borrow, but they went fast, especially in the evening. The walk to a few restaurants (strongly recommend CD Cafe) was not too long. The pool was very busy, but we didn't take advantage of it. It looked to be very nice, with a pool bar and plenty of seating. We were very impressed with the marina, even at the premium cost. We weren't that impressed with Solomons in general, but will come back to Zahnisers if we make another trip.

by Ross D. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2024
Wonderful staff. Exceptionally clean facilities. The food that we ordered from La Vela on site was scrumptious.

by Patrick C. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2024
This is one of the nicest marinas on the Bay. Great bathhouses! First-rate staff. Nice pool. Lots of great restaurants within walking distance.

by Alan B. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2024
Reserving a mooring for Saturday night through Dockwa took the stress out of our late arrival. Plus it was easy, and fun, to have dinner at La Vella on the yard grounds after a long sail.

by kelsea B. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2024
Very beautiful Marina. Always very clean. Great pool and floating docks. Stay is friendly and helpful!

by Marie F. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2024
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 Lynne M. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2024
We stayed three nights on a mooring ball and really enjoyed our stay. Great location tucked back in a quiet spot. The facilities were really nice, especially the showers in the main building. We didn’t use the pool, but it was very busy, and had a pool bar. There’s also an excellent Italian restaurant called La Vela on the marina premises. We will definitely be stopping by this marina again.

by Dennis S. on Jun 15, 2024
Great marina and staff. Dave, the dockmaster, cooked a Dutch oven dish and shared with the 35 or so boaters who also brought dishes. It was one of the best docktails in our 5300 miles of the Great Loop. The shuttle took us to get provisions. Jasmine was a delight to deal with. The facilities are fantastic.

by Chris R. on Jun 11, 2024
Stayed over June 8th. First impressions were very favorable, from the well kept docks to the amazingly wide fairways- no « tight marina «  willies here. Our dockhand, Campbell, was knowledgeable and efficient. The facilities were splendid great pool (and pool bar), bathhouse, etc. Great location for Tiki bar access.

by Larry T. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2024
We’ve been to Zahniser’s many times. Always good. Dock hands could use a little additional training.

by bill w. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
Always a winner! Great stop.

by Kathleen K. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2024
Dave, the Dockmaster, was the best! He was the epitome of calm, cool and capable as he brought us into our slip. His other crew were excellent too. We appreciated how gracious everyone was and the facilities were top notch! We had a lovely dinner at the Italian restaurant on site. Overall is was a great experience and we look forward to our future visits.

by George U. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2024
Mooring ball for the night, easy in and easy out!

by George S. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2024
This is our third time staying with Safe Harbor Zahnisers. It has so much to offer, loaner bicycles, shuttle car, beautiful pool, bathrooms are super clean and staff is awesome!!! Annual slip holders are very welcoming so much that we were invited to their potluck supper. Short walk into town and great restaurant on site too!

by Dorothy H. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2024
Beautiful marina with the best shower rooms! Excellent dock staff! Five stars, no question!

by Margaret A. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2024
A beautiful marina and very friendly staff. Lived it and will return.

by Jeffrey N. - Verified user on May 30, 2024
SH Zahnisers is one of our favorite stops on the ICW. Excellent in all respects.

by Mark C. - Verified user on May 29, 2024
The mooring never moved

by Sean C. on May 27, 2024
We took our first boat trip of the year to Safe Harbor Zahnisers (from home port of Safe Harbor Oxford.) We were blown away with the top-notch facilities and matching attentive and friendly staff. Exceptional stay all around. My wife, 5 yr. old daughter and I had plenty to do in the surrounding beautiful community of Solomons. The food and surroundings at the on site restaurant can't be beat. We barely scratched the surface in the four days we were there. Would recommend this marina as a 'must' destination on the Bay.

by Jane B. on May 26, 2024
The crew at S.H. Zahnisers is five stars. Jim Pickett has the place ship shape and has selected a great group of people to help run the marina. Jim always answers promptly in a professional and kind way. Dock master Dave is super and has a great group the working the docks. Dock are always well cared for and in perfect condition. Jasmin in the front office is forever helpful and cheerful and giving first rate service. Thank you to the great crew at S.H. Zahnisers!

by Michelle V. - Verified user on May 25, 2024
Wonderful marina and staff. Campbell and Mia were at the docks to assist even after 5:00 on a holiday weekend. Facilities are super nice, and the marina and town have a warm, welcoming vibe. Highly recommend!!
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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.


  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


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



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