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Stay and Sail the Chesapeake Bay

June 25, 2018 by Robert English

We Have it all here on Solomons Island

Sunset Sail with Captain Carmel

Captain Carmel and Judith

Book a sailing lesson. Take a luxury yacht charter. Simply sip wine and relax while a captain takes you for a sunset sail. You could go kayaking, or jet-skiing if you’re feeling energetic. How about sport fishing? We’ve got that covered too!  Solomons Victorian Inn would love to entertain you on shore. Sail Solomons or Bunky’s Boat Charters will cater to your every sailing need on your Chesapeake Bay-cation.

Yacht Charters

If you’ve read our other blogs you’ll know we went with Chesapeake Bay Charters for a sunset sail. It was a wonderful experience. Having Captains Josh and Carmel take us for a sail was just up our street (creek). Literally. They picked us up right by our Inn! We took some wine and reveled in the beauty of watching the sun set over the Bay as the captains did all the work. They are happy to have you take over, if you’d like to take the helm.

Sailing Lessons

Sail Solomons training Yacht moored at Zahnisers boat yard

Sail Solomons training yacht

Sail Solomons office on jetty at Zhanersers boat yard

Sail Solomons School and Charters








If you need sailing lessons Sail Solomons has everything you need.  They have lessons for complete beginners right up to ASA certified. They have such a huge array of lessons, from one-day to multiple-day courses, it is easy to find the right one for you. We recently had guests who came all the way from Colorado to take an advanced course with them.

Yacht racing without a yacht!

If you are already a sailor, but have no yacht of your own, you might like to crew in one of the many yacht races that take place around Solomons Island. Southern Maryland Sailing Association  organizes many of these races and can hook you up with owners looking for crew members. Their most famous annual event is the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge that takes place between July 21st and 23rd this year.

Stay and Sail the Chesapeake Bay

You will start your day with our delicious breakfast. We can even rustle you up a packed lunch if you need one. We will have cookies and soft drinks for you upon your return. A comfortable wrap-around porch awaits, so you can relax and reflect on what you learned (or experienced) during the day. There are many excellent restaurants within walking distance of Solomons Victorian Inn. Maybe you could meet up with your new-found sailing friends in the evening and compare notes!



A magical voyage with Chesapeake Bay Charters

August 1, 2015 by Robert English

sailing_sunsetjudith-&-carmalettasailing_captain-joshJudith and I enjoyed a really special and magical 2 hour sunset voyage last week. Our new friends, Captains Josh and Carmeletta Muckley of Chesapeake Bay Charters picked us up from a slip, steps in front of Solomons Victorian Inn. The weather was warm, but not too humid and it got even better as we motored away from the harbor into the fresh breeze of the bay. The engine was turned off and we were treated to a very efficient display of raising the sails. The natural sound of the wind catching on the fabric and easy motion of the yacht as we sliced through the water has a dreamy quality that was only enhanced with a bottle of beer. We headed over toward the Patuxent Naval Base where a Yacht race was in progress, then changed direction toward Governor Johnson Bridge and a wonderful sunset. It really doesn’t get much better than this! Another beer and some great conversation fueled our journey back toward Solomons Island and a diversion up the Back Creek before turning around again and getting a real treat as the wind picked up and we experienced the thrill of tacking back and forth by the light of the moon to get us back to the Inn. Josh and Carmeletta are wonderful company and they went out of their way to make the trip as magical as it could be for us.

Check out Chesapeake bay charters at or ring 443 963 9463. Located at Beacon Marina, Dock D, Slip 17, 255 Lore Road, Solomons, MD 20688