The Best Boat Rental in Annapolis
What to Know About Renting a Boat in Annapolis
Annapolis is a big boating hub, with hundreds of stunning motor yachts, sailboats, and more. As the sailing capital of the United States, it stays true to its name with beautiful wooden schooners and sailboats cruising in and out of the many ports around Annapolis. A visit to this city isn’t complete without time spent on a boat, exploring the beauty of Chesapeake Bay. Historic cruises are available to enjoy around downtown, and you can see a lot from the water. The Chesapeake Bay is well known as a unique waterway for cruising on sailboats and motorboats of all sizes. Protected waters, beautiful anchorages, astounding scenery, scrumptious seafood, and historic villages make the Chesapeake an excellent choice for beginning or seasoned boaters.
When you charter a boat out of Annapolis, make plans to visit the docks of Edgewater, Tilghman Island, Ridge, Deale, Reedville, Chincoteague Island, Newport News, Norfolk, New Hampton, and Fenwick Island.
Rent a motor yacht or powerboat while in Annapolis and spend hours cruising and touring. There is so much to discover on the water in Annapolis; you’d be missing out if you don’t rent or charter a boat during your stay. Soak up the sun from the deck of your boat, and explore on your own or let a captain take you to all the best places. A motor yacht will take you to all the great highlights, seeing the skyline from the perspective of the water.
If you don’t want to cruise around on a boat or are traveling on a budget in Annapolis, consider renting a stand-up paddleboard or kayak during your trip. You’ll still have all the fun of being on the water, but you’ll power yourself and get a good workout during your trip. Rent the equipment on your own or take a guided tour or lesson to learn these paddle sports!
For anglers traveling to Annapolis, book a fishing charter to spend a day out reeling in great catches, like the state fish, the striped bass. There are lots of fishing boats and cruises available leaving from the port in Annapolis daily, so no matter when you visit, you’ll be able to book the perfect experience.
Boating Events in Annapolis
Due to its title as the sailing capital of the United States, there are lots of sailing and other boat shows that pop up in Annapolis throughout the year. There are also various sailboat races organized by local marinas, fun events for both sailors participating and spectators watching as white sails fill with wind and race around the Chesapeake Bay.
Other Things To Do
While on land in Annapolis, there is plenty to see and do to enjoy all the awesome things this city has to offer. Enjoy a walk to Sandy Point State Park and admire the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. If you want to dive more into the history - tour the Governor’s Mansion, Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial, and the Maryland State House or try a historic walking tour of Annapolis.
Be sure to check out the shops in downtown Annapolis if you’re looking for some retail therapy. There are also a lot of great restaurants in Annapolis, some of the best restaurants include the Boatyard Bar & Grill and O’Leary’s Seafood Restaurant.
Marinas in Annapolis
Boat slips at marinas in Annapolis are hot commodities, as this is a popular boating destination for people traveling the east coast. A few of the top marinas to check out include Port Annapolis Marina, Annapolis Yacht Club, and Mears Marina Annapolis. Take a walk on the Annapolis City Dock, one of the top free things to do for visitors, and check out the various marinas. Watch spectacular boats cruise in and out of port, and see the sunset with the beautiful backdrop of the harbor.
Annapolis is the thriving capital city of Maryland and is known for its historic charm and thriving boating culture. It considered the sailing capital of the United States, so if you’re a sailing enthusiast, this is the place to be. A lot of tourism comes in from the surrounding east coast cities like Washington D.C. and Baltimore, and there is a draw for visitors to the Naval Academy.
The best time of year to visit Annapolis is during the late summer and early autumn when the leaves start to change color, and the weather is warm but not stifling. The spring is also a beautiful time, especially if you can catch the flowers blooming. Winter in Annapolis is too cold to enjoy time on a boat.
To get to Annapolis, the easiest way is to catch a flight to the Baltimore International Airport, which is a 30-minute drive from Annapolis. You can also arrive by boat to the City Dock in Annapolis, or by bus on the MTA Maryland. Once in Annapolis, it’s easy to explore most of the city on foot, or you can catch a taxi.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Annapolis.
Captain Alberto is a very experienced sailor. Went with friends on a half day and we had a great time. I also learned a lot that I will be able to use when I sail alone with friends. If you are thinking of hiring him for a day, you should.
Capt. Alberto is an extremely knowledgeable sailor who can make sailing fun for both the experienced and inexperienced sailor. He has a great deal of technical knowledge and can explain it very well. Our sail was delightful even though the weather was not 'ideal'. We're sure others will enjoy their time sailing as we did.
Amazing day sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with Captain Eddie! Captain made the ride fun and memorable, and we had an amazing time. Went out for a sail with my wife, brother and his two sons. Captain Eddie remembered each of our names, and made conversation with both adults and kiddos. Each of us had a turn at the helm, which the boys were very much looking forward to. The trip was a sunset sail, with departure around 5:30pm for an 8:15pm sunset. We went out from the slip into the Severn River, then out past the Naval Academy and into the Bay. We had lots of questions about everything along the way, and Captain seemed to have answers for all. Captain Eddie is highly experienced, from cross-oceanic sails to teaching at renowned local sailing academies. Though the winds picked up, and the waters got a bit choppy, we felt safe the whole time, as Cap'n Eddie managed the sheets and rigging while we enjoyed the ride. The boat comfortably seated our crew of 5. We enjoyed the sun and wind above, so didn't spend time in the cabin down below.
We had a wonderful day on the Bay. The boat is beautiful and Ed is a fantastic captain, very knowledgeable and easy going. We would definitely do this again.
We had a great time on our charter, Ed was great, taught us a lot about sailing and the area. We didn’t really used the sails as much as we expected but he explained why, we wanted that as part of the experience but we understand it was a little more risk for first timers.
My family and I had a great time spending the day on the water in this boat and with Eddie, the captain! Eddie was very knowledgeable, skilled with the boat, and engaged us in the sailing experience. Thanks for a wonderful day trip! We would be happy to book again!