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Get tips on boating the Chesapeake Bay from the experts. Chesapeake Bay Magazine cruising editor Capt. Jody Argo Schroath brings you everything you need to find the best anchorages, avoid the shallows, and get the most out of your time on the Bay.

The Potomac River is not only the Chesapeake Bay’s largest river, it is also rich in history. It was the birthplace of the American Revolution and home to many of the country’s early presidents and political leaders. It remains an extraordinary river to cruise, kayak and travel by boat. The Potomac Guide takes boaters from Washington D.C., within walking distance of the National Mall and its museums, to Alexandria and National Harbor Marina, with its National Wheel and new MGM Grand Casino. The Guide describes every creek, bay, and tributary along the way, pointing out good cruising spots, marinas and places to put in boats and kayaks.


For nearly 50 years, the Guide to Cruising Chesapeake Bay has been the cruisers bible for exploring the bays, rivers, creeks, and streams of the nation’s largest estuary. The guide offers a clear and accurate description for navigating virtually every river, creek, and anchorage on the Bay, with NOAA chart segments, locator maps, suggested three- to five-day cruises, marina and restaurant listings


Capt. Jody Argo Schroath takes you down the Intracoastal Waterway step by step, from planning to execution. Laid out by mile marker, the guide tells you where to anchor, what services are available at the marinas along the way, how high the bridges are, and when to duck.