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Safe Harbor Zahnisers

$2/ft - $2.25/ft

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245 C Street
PO Box 760
Solomons, MD 20688
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76 Reviews

by jflannery16 on Oct 19, 2019
Great dock help and easy access as usual. Very disappointed however that the restaurant was booked with a private party when the dock hand told us otherwise. Would have gone out earlier if we knew.

by april55 on Oct 17, 2019
Excellent all around. Terry & staff are friendly & very accommodating. Love docking at Zahnisers!

by shanagolden on Oct 14, 2019
Facilities were top notch. Staff very helpful. Drinks at the marina bar restaurant were expertly poured by the friendly bartender.

by dspatio on Oct 13, 2019
Great Place nice and clean and well run

by clindbloom0051 on Oct 12, 2019
Always responsive and welcoming on the VHF. Dock hands are consistently knowledgeable and efficient. And the restaurant, Dry Dock is excellent.

by amh0628 on Sep 04, 2019
We had a wonderful stay. Very nice facility. Great location to get to the museum. Pool was great and it was nice that there was a bar and food available without having to leave the pool area. Also appreciated the use of the van to run to grab a few groceries.

by shoniej74 on Sep 02, 2019
clean restrooms, nice pool

by digger54 on Sep 02, 2019
The best place we've stayed. Communication was great prior to and during arrival, amenties are top shelf. Courtesy shuttle to supermarket was very convenient. Management and staff are very friendly. Don't forget the Dry Dock Restaurant with the beautiful view overlooking the marina and St John's Creek

by silvergirl on Aug 28, 2019
Great marina with friendly service. Good helpful dock hands. Restaurant on site and several within walking distance. Shuttle available to grocery. On suggestion for improvement: The pool is very nice but has little shared area for lounges is you don't want full sun exposure. There are some umbrellas, but they don't create much shade. Please give guests the option of more shade while lounging around pool!

by 9412689917 on Aug 23, 2019
Excellent facility, full service. Polite staff always willing to help. Decent rates for dockage. This facility is very protected from the elements.

by nitro on Aug 22, 2019
Beautiful setting, extremely helpful and friendly staff. On-site restaurant is excellent.

by emchugh797 on Aug 14, 2019
Staff was helpful and welcoming. The marina was clean.

by stdreiss on Aug 07, 2019
Spent 4 nights at Zahnisers the week after 4th of July. Great stay. The dock master is awesome, accommodating and really knows what she is doing. The maintenance folks are first class. They were able to fix a problem with my anchor and the all important galley refrigerator. With all the amenities they provide, I would highly recommend it for at least a weekend but certainly longer. Steve

by eagles88 on Aug 05, 2019
A pretty marina and the restaurant is good, but the services they provide for slip holders is pathetic. As a slip holder I contacted them several times (via email, phone and in-person) for a quote have a new electric panel installed and to have my engine checked out. They never bothered to respond to any of my requests, perhaps because i don't have a half a million dollar boat as those seem to be the slip holders who are treated well. Other marinas on Solomons Island did respond to my service requests and help me fix my issue even though i did not hold a slip with them.

by akispg on Aug 05, 2019
Excellent service nice people good facilities excellent location

by ukpasa on Aug 01, 2019
Wonderful and accommodating staff. Great food at Dry Dock restaurant.

by royboy1961 on Jul 26, 2019
Beautiful marina with wonderful staff.

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

by pyazktfzcg2xyyk9rwrv on Jul 14, 2019
First class. Excellent dock hands.

by scotthkraft on Jul 13, 2019
Great all around visit. Impressed by and grateful to Terry (Dock Master), Mickey (Marina office), Philip (Service) and Beth (Pool Bar). It was so enjoyable that we stayed an extra day!

by meehan on Jul 07, 2019
We had another great visit to Zahniser’s. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful We hope to be back again this season

by tcasey58 on Jul 07, 2019
Can’t wait to come back again next year, wonderful!

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

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

by eaglesail on Jun 25, 2019
I love the staff at Zahnisers as they provide consistent, reliable, and pleasant services. I am less enamored with Dockwa. It does not provide the proper human interface when things go wrong. We scheduled a recent Saturday arrival at Zanhisers. Powerful winds pushed us away from our destination. I sent an email to the dockmaster (who is not on the weekends) and luckily a staffer checked that mail and moved our reservation to Sunday. Saturday we had another boat issue that forced us home. Zahnisers insisted we cancel with Dockwa and therefore we received a minimal refund for our lost night of dockage. Computers do wonderful things but they can replace a kind voice helping with the understanding of an emergency situation. I will not favor marinas that have a policy of insisting only on Dockwa reservations. Unfortunately, this means that I will most probably choose another marina in Solomons for my visits
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 jcottingham0561 on Jun 23, 2019
Zanhiser's is as good as it gets without floating docks. Dockside personnel are terrific and facilities are very clean. We appreciate the personal bathrooms. Solomons is a fun place with good food and a short walk away.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your great review and for choosing Zahniser's. Come visit us again soon!

by ja3365 on Jun 19, 2019
Zahniser’s is always a favorite stop! Terri waited for us in spite of our late arrival. Great dinner at the Dry Dock. And the town of Solomon’s is so beautiful! Not to mention a stunning sunset on K dock! Thanks Zahniser’s! See you in the fall...
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 justqnaround on Jun 17, 2019
Great dock assisting on arrival. Terry, Dockmaster, great help with a weather issue nice amenities, clean, comfortable We’re coming back.

by siouxvoris on Jun 12, 2019
Staff were very helpful while docking. Food at the pool was excellent. Nice swimming. Clean rest rooms. As a transient, it would have been helpful to know there was a shuttle to the food market.

by trafalgar1 on Jun 09, 2019
Terry, the dock master, made complete arrangements for our late arrival. Everything went smoothly.

by messingabout on May 04, 2019
Top support by Jeff and Terry on our late afternoon arrival. Support facilities top notch and staff across the marina very helpful. Thanks.

by willblake on Apr 30, 2019
Great staff, good facilities, great onsite restaurant.

by wagner5 on Mar 20, 2019
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 rhodehard on Jan 08, 2019
Iwhat a wonderful marina! Terry is a super host the made me feel like family while I was there. Nothing I asked was out of the question. Even though they were short staffed at the time I was there, the drove me to the grocery store, gas station, West Marine and even a hardware store... Excellent hosts! The facilities were spotless and comfortable. The restaurant was enjoyable. If you're lucky you might run into Captain Phil. Great human being with a sense of humor to go with his knowledge. I recommend a drink and conversation if you're heading to the intercoastal.
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 dave4504 on Dec 16, 2018
Great facility. Friendly people. Nice visit. Thanks.

by schippmom on Nov 28, 2018
One of our favorite marinas! Great, clean facilities. Friendly, extremely helpful folks. We always enjoy a meal at the Dry Dock. They have bicycles to use and and they’ll shuttle you to a grocery store if needed

by johnmoriarty on Nov 19, 2018
Great marina, one of the best we’ve ever visited. Terri and the staff were attentive and extremely helpful. Charming location. Facilities are clean and first rate. Nice restaurant on site. A+.
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 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 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 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 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 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

About Safe Harbor Zahnisers

Safe Harbor Zahnisers is the most comprehensive marine facility on the Chesapeake Bay. Located in the heart of historic Solomons Island, Zahnisers blends the beauty of a pristine yacht club and the technical expertise of an award winning repair yard.

Whether you are seeking a convenient stopover while in transit or a relaxing getaway, come visit Safe Harbor Zahnisers 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 Zahnisers 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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