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How to Start a Boating Business

Steps to follow when starting a business in the marine industry to transform your passion for boating into a prosperous career So you love boating and now you’re thinking – how can I start a boating business so I can spend every day on the water? There are many opportunities for boating businesses, from...

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Vegan Boat Meal Planning with Chef Theresa Vollman

How to plan & prepare vegan and vegetarian boat meals that will satisfy the entire crew when entertaining guests with special dietary needs on your boat It becomes more likely that you will cross paths with a vegetarian or a vegan.  If you happen to have one on your boat, there could be disappointment…or...

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Flotillas Cruises – Skippers, Crew, and Just Plain Folk

Coordinating captain, trip leader, skipper and crew activities for a smooth sailing flotilla cruise In my introductory article on flotillas, I discussed the potential benefits of flotilla cruises and some of the high-level planning issues – bow to stern. Flotillas – cruising with more than one boat – can be a great way to explore...

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Flotilla Cruises – Bow to Stern

A comprehensive how-to guide to planning a sailing cruise with more than one boat on the journey In previous articles about chartering, I have discussed several towns on the Chesapeake from which you might start a charter and a number of my favorite gunkhole destinations. Switching gears a bit, I’d like to begin to discuss...

Chesapeake Bay Chartering

Chartering a Boat on the Chesapeake Bay

Charter locations and sailing destinations to explore on the Chesapeake Bay I am unapologetically a sailor.  There is something so peaceful and calming about being on a boat under sail with the sunshine on my shoulders and the wind on the beam. And there is nothing more relaxing than sailing on the Chesapeake Bay....

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France Canal Cruise: Day 7 Final Leg to Boofzheim

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 took clients cruising on the canals in Alsace, France on its annual overseas adventure in September. Two boats and 20 people cruised the region for a week. While...

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France Canal Cruise: Days 5 & 6 Arriving in Strasbourg At Last

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 took clients cruising on the Canal du Marne au Rhin in Alsace, France on its annual overseas adventure in September. Eighteen clients thought it sounded like a great...

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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...

Chesapeake Bay Sailing Charters

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...