Guide to amenities and services renting a transient boat slip at Elk River, Bohemia River, Northeast River and Susquehanna River marinas

The Chesapeake Bay has many rivers, coves and marina destinations to explore. Boaters can cruise the bay from the southernmost tip in Virginia at the mouth all the way north to the Upper Chesapeake Bay, reaching into Maryland and Delaware.

If you are looking to cruise your way up into the Upper Chesapeake Bay, here are some of the marinas available for transient slip rentals in Elk, Bohemia, Northeast and Susquehanna Rivers.



Transient Boat Slips at Elk River Marinas on Upper Chesapeake Bay

The Elk River is located on the north end of the Chesapeake Bay and begins at Turkey Point and leads up to the entrance of the C and D Canal. Marinas located on the northern end of the Elk River on the Chesapeake Bay are easily accessed by towns and cities in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Although these marinas are a bit lacking in amenities and require cautious cruising up shallower waters of the Elk River, they do offer transients easy access to destinations like Chesapeake Inn on the C and D Canal.

Elk River Marinas:

The Cove Marina
Location: Far north end of Elk River, north of C and D Canal
Amenities / Services: Laundry, ship store, on-site security
Contact number: 410-620-5505

Triton Marina
Location: Plum Point, north of C and D Canal on Elk River
Amenities / Services: Fuel dock (gas only), on-site restaurant, high and dry boat storage
Contact number: 410-398-7515

Locust Point Marina and Taylor’s Marina
Location:
Far north end of Elk River, north of C and D Canal
Amenities / Services: Store and Launch program, ship store
Contact number: 410-620-5505

Transient Boat Slips at Northeast River Marinas on Upper Chesapeake Bay

Located on the western coast of the Upper Chesapeake Bay, Northeast River marinas are popular home ports to Pennsylvania and Delaware residents because of the easy access from major area roads. Marinas on the Northeast River offer transient slip renters easy access to area destinations such as the NautiGoose Restaurant (with limited docking), Main Street in Northeast, MD (with quaint shops, restaurants and bars) and the nearby Susquehanna River.

 

Northeast River Marinas:

Jackson Marine Sales / Shelter Cove Marina
Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay on the Northeast River
Amenities / Services: Covered sheds, Hi and Dri rack storage, boat sales-brokerage, fuel dock, snack bar, playground, river beach and annual poker runs
Contact number: 410-287-9400

McDaniel Yacht Basin
Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay on the Northeast River
Amenities / Services: Ship store, canvas shop, engine shop, fuel dock (gas and diesel), private swimming pool, laundry facilities and tennis courts
Contact number: 410-287-8121

Transient Boat Slips at Susquehanna River Marinas on Upper Chesapeake Bay

Located on the eastern shore of the Upper Chesapeake Bay, the Susquehanna River is home to several marinas that offer transient slip rentals. The town of Havre de Grace is located near marinas and offers transient boaters small town shops and restaurants. Boaters are cautioned to avoid the shallow waters of the “Susquehanna Flats” upon entering the river and should stay within marked channels.

Susquehanna River Marinas:

Havre de Grace Marina / Log Pond Marina
Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay on the Susquehanna River
Amenities / Services: Floating docks and moorings, full-service yard, bath house and laundry with A/C
Contact number: 410-939-2161

Tidewater Marina
Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay on the Susquehanna River
Amenities / Services: Ship store, Wi-Fi, picnic areas, free courtesy shuttle for transients
Contact number: 410-939-0950

Transient Boat Slips at Bohemia River Marinas on Upper Chesapeake Bay

The beautiful Bohemia River, located on the eastern shore of the Upper Chesapeake Bay south of the C and D Canal, is a popular destination for boaters from many area marinas and rivers for anchorage, crabbing or fishing. There are many coves past a no-wake zone that are often full of boats rafted up on any given summer weekend.

 

Bohemia Bay Marinas:

Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor
Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay on the Bohemia River
Amenities / Services: Ship store, fuel dock (gas & diesel), covered sheds, private swimming pool, A/C heads and laundry facilities, picnic pavilion and river beach
Contact number: 410-885-2706

Bohemia Vista Yacht Basin
Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay on the Bohemia River
Amenities / Services: Ship store, floating and mooring slips, private swimming pool, bath house and laundry facilities, pump-out services
Contact number: 410-885-4007

Hack’s Point Marina
Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay on the Bohemia River
Amenities / Services: Ship store, bath house, internet service at slips
Contact number: 410-648-2005

Two Rivers Yacht Basin
Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay on the Bohemia River
Amenities / Services: Ship store, fuel dock (gas only), marine repair shop (specializing in Volvo-Penta), fixed and floating docks, sailboat moorings, bath house, private swimming pool
Contact number: 410-885-2257

Have you docked your boat as a slip holder or transient at any of these marinas on the Upper Chesapeake Bay? Please leave your comments below on your favorite marinas… or marinas boaters should avoid and why!

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Diane is the founder of MyBoatLife.com as well as the boating lifestyle site for kids BoaterKids.com. She is also active in the boating industry, serving as the marketing director for a marine sunshade product, SureShade, and founder of Marine Marketing Tools, a collaborative site for sharing marine marketing best practices. Diane is also the author of the children's book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl.

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