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  • France Canal Cruise: Day 1 Hesse to Boofzheim by way of Strasbourg, France

    France Canal Cruise: Day 1 Hesse to Boofzheim by way of Strasbourg, France

    Two charter boats explore France in a week-long cruise along the Canal du Marne au Rhin in Alsace, France. >See full FRANCE CANAL CRUISE SERIES Chesapeake Flotillas, our Chesapeake MD based charter company, planned a week-long cruise along the Canal du Marne au Rhin in Alsace, France. There were two boats of 10 people each, and…Read More »
  • On Board the Schooner A.J. Meerwald

    On Board the Schooner A.J. Meerwald

    Historic Chesapeake Bay Schooner sets sail in annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Being a licensed Captain is a great source of pride to me. I have enjoyed working with my clients as well as pursuing other commercial opportunities like relief captain jobs on various schooners, water taxi and tow boat jobs, and tour boat and ferry…Read More »
  • The End of Summer Blues: Post Labor Day Boating

    The End of Summer Blues: Post Labor Day Boating

    5 Ways to Extend Your Season with Fall Boating Unless you’re one of those lucky boaters who enjoy year-round sunshine in states like Florida or Hawaii, for the rest of us it’s time to face the music as summer ends and cooler weather rolls in. The passing of Labor Day weekend marks the end of…Read More »
  • Boat Cruise Meal Planning with Chef Theresa

    Boat Cruise Meal Planning with Chef Theresa

    How to plan for meals and galley provisions for boat trips, cruises or charters from an experienced charter chef In previous articles, I have discussed trip preparation through the use of checklists – like how to create good checklists and three checklists you should create for your boat. I have also discussed how cruising couples can have…Read More »
  • 5 Essentials To Pack For Your Day On The Water

    5 Essentials To Pack For Your Day On The Water

    There’s nothing better than spending a hot summer day floating around on your favorite vessel. Whether you’re heading out on your own boat, tagging along with a friend, or renting a pontoon for the day, it’s important to plan ahead and prepare the essentials. Now wait a second, we’re not talking about the items that…Read More »
  • West Marine Summer Super Sale on Boat Gear

    West Marine Summer Super Sale on Boat Gear

      West Marine Summer Sales on Boat Gear and Boating Accessories Bookmark for sale info updated throughout the summer! Summer is a great time to pick up new boat gear at big savings. All summer long, starting with 4th of July sales, West Marine will be offering some of their best sales on essential boating supplies.…Read More »
  • West Marine #2016Bucks4Me July 4th Selfie Contest

    West Marine #2016Bucks4Me July 4th Selfie Contest

    West Marine Launches “Red, White, Blue & a Selfie Too” Social Media Contest through July 4th West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, is giving America’s love of selfies a patriotic twist with its first “Red, White, Blue & a Selfie Too” social media contest, offering participants the chance to win a $2,016 West Marine gift card. The contest…Read More »
  • Chesapeake Bay Captained Sailing Charter Cruises

    Chesapeake Bay Captained Sailing Charter Cruises

    Experience sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with a professional yacht captain offering charter sailboat cruises The Chesapeake Bay is an amazing body of water to explore. The largest estuary in America, the Chesapeake Bay is approximately 200 miles long from its northern headwaters in the Susquehanna River in Maryland to its outlet in the Atlantic Ocean at Virginia. And of…Read More »
  • How to Hire a Yacht Delivery Captain: Step-by-Step from a Professional Captain

    How to Hire a Yacht Delivery Captain: Step-by-Step from a Professional Captain

    A professional captain’s point of view on everything you need to consider when hiring a delivery captain to relocate your yacht or boat There are lots of reasons one may wish to have a boat relocated. Perhaps you have purchased your dream boat but it is lies several hundred miles away in a distant and unfamiliar…Read More »
  • Most Popular Boat Names for 2016

    Most Popular Boat Names for 2016

      BoatUS shares their annual list of the most popular boat names chosen by boaters – compare top boat names from 2016, 2015 and 2014 So you just bought a boat and now you have the big decision of what to name it (and you thought shopping for the ideal boat size and model was…Read More »