I can't really rate the marina because I can't stay there. In fact, it is difficult to get a transient slip there. I was looking into booking a trip there a few weeks out and looked them up on Dockwa. There were no dates available for the entire season (?). So I messaged the marina and they confirmed they are 100% booked up for the season. The only option for transients is to waitlist. Transient slips are only available based on their members' cruising plans (they must sublet out members' slips when they go cruising). That fact is not clear on Dockwa or on the marina's own website. And they don't communicate with you even when you do sign up on the wait list. A dockmate recently used their waitlist to try and book a slip and never heard anything from the marina. That's not uncommon, I know, when you don't get a slip. But when their entire transient booking process is based on using the waitlist, it's not unreasonable to think they would communicate with people on that list. If you're full for the season (as they are) you probably don't care are about transients. And with these two independent examples of trying to deal with the marina, that's the indication I'm getting. Too bad, too. It looks like a nice place. But the moral of the story for me is, if you're looking for transient slips in Annapolis, you may want to look elsewhere.
Outstanding location, on the calm Swan Creek. Loved the colonial style building and the clean, well-cared for grounds. Docks, bath houses, pool all in great condition. Food at the restaurant was also excellent. Only negative was minor, but worth mentioning: It doesn't appear that anyone maintains their free bicycles. We used them to get to/from town and found few with air in their tires (fortunately, there was a pump nearby), some with peeling hand grips, one that continuously threw it's chain. Good thing it had no chain oil or putting it back on over and over again (about 10 times to/from town) would have been a mess. Like I said, a minor thing, but if you're going to offer bikes, give them a service each spring... UPDATE (6/2020): Stayed at OP again this past weekend. The conditions were ideal, the deck hands helpful and available, the pool clean and the bikes in good repair! Another relaxing trip to OP. Highly recommend!
Marina was clean, dock hands were friendly. But everyone leaves the grounds at night, meaning you're at the mercy of the behavior of other boaters. Not always a good thing. There were a few rowdy folks that seemed to think it was OK to show off their boat stereos at 11pm with loud music. It would have been understandable (although still not OK) if they were 18. But they were more like in their 50's. There was no way to address this without a confrontation. This is where on-site marina management would have helped.
The marina is really nice. Quiet setting in the marsh. Floating docks are great. Office staff was really helpful. Two neat pools. Only critique is the dock hand needs to be trained. We’ve all dealt with rookie dock hands but this guy knew nothing about boats, tying lines, the marina itself or even which is port and which is starboard. He’s a nice guy and seemed like a hard worker. But he needs to be trained on being a dock hand. A lot.
Dock hand that greeted us was knowledgeable about lines and tying up the boat. Had our registration info all ready. Although it was a week day and. It crowded, we were ignored by the Tiki Bar staff. So we went upstairs and ate there. Not ignored there. Good service. Good sushi. Pleasant marina, especially mid week. Definitely will come back (although I’ve heard it’s loud on weekends).
Nice marina. Not a “resort” but we weren’t looking for that. It has a pool but we didn’t try it as it was late Sept. What it is is a clean, well cared for marina. Beautiful Bay front (but protected) location. Serene setting with friendly people. Clean wash rooms. Small shop with some key repair parts - a nice feature. Walking distance to Rock Hall’s waterfront hot spots. We also walked in to town (although that’s probably a mile or more, one way). Only down side is a single fuel slip.
This is an A+ resort. Great facilities. Numerous clean bathrooms. The restaurant isn't open (and I'm not sure why it takes almost a year to remodel and open a new one) but the old one was great so I suspect the new one will be, too. Beautiful grounds, lots of places to cookout. The Bay's best pool. The only negative was putting our group on the transient pier in the main channel instead of in slips. We got rocked a lot. Last time I visited I had a slip. It's a pricey marina to,pay for to be stuck on the main channel in and out.