The Chesapeake Inn Marina is located in the scenic Back Creek Basin and offers boaters a beautiful place to spend the day or stay the night. With the support of our expert marina staff, easily accessible amenities, and worry-free floating docks, you’ll have nothing but fun from tie up to cast off. We provide live music, slip-side food and drink service, and docking aid every day to ensure your satisfaction in an experience as unique as the Chesapeake Bay itself. Need a break from the boat? Feel free to take some time off the water and enjoy our historic town of Chesapeake City. With downtown just steps from the marina, its quaint streets offer unique shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and top-tier restaurants ready to make your retreat unforgettable.
Make it a day trip! Berth is free before 11pm and guests are accommodated on a first-come-first-serve basis. If the marina is full upon your arrival please take advantage of the Back Creek basin. Drop an anchor in its secluded lagoon adjacent to our docks and we will pick you up on our water taxi, free of charge.
Thinking of staying the night? You do not need to make a reservation to spend a night with us, but if you want to better your chances of receiving dockage, we recommend you reserve a slip. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and only for those intending to stay overnight. To reserve a slip feel free to reach out over the phone, via email, or through Dockwa. Power, water, and shower access are included in your dockage fee.
We had a great time, mostly due to the staff (helpful/friendly dock hands) and location. It's extremely walkable to everywhere in the small, historic downtown area. Floating docks are always a plus too. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is because of the bathroom facilities. Showering with a table of diners right outside the door is really strange, and probably stranger for them than us!
One of our favorite places on the Bay. Great dock staff, great service for food and drink right to your boat., outstanding restaurant upstairs with great Tiku Hut and bar food downstairs.
Nice marina Good restaurant
Great location, Very pretty marina even if it's a little restrictive about washing boats. And an extremely helpful dockmaster who works afternoons into the evenings keeping all the transient vs Dock-In-Dine slips occupied.
Excellent staff. This place is busy, so reserve early.
Sean is an excellent dockhand !
Great dock hands every time, thanks Clem and Sean!
Clean. Super friendly. Great food. A must stop or make it a destination.
Great boating environment, live music everywhere, great restaurants everywhere. We also love this friendly and historic town. One of our favorite boating destinations! Matt S
Best dock crew anywhere. Always a great experience. Music food, and drinks!
Dock master was excellent
Clem was great help getting us in. Food tasty at restaurant. Great view of canal, passing ships. We’ll be back.
Awesome staff and dock guys, they know how to take care of you there, and the entertainment and amenities where great, love this place.
Fun spot! The marina staff are very nice and helpful. Great floating docks. The food at the restaurant was very good and the servers were top shelf! At the present moment, we're sitting The Deck outside bar having lunch. The menu has great variety, staff is excellent, and there are a ton of tv's so you can watch whatever sports event you want. We will definitely come back!
Best place on the Chesapeake Bay!!!
Dockhands were quick to move to help and Waitresses were attentive. Excellent experience over all.
Very satisfied, great service, will be back soon
Friendly, courteous staff. Clean, well maintained. Easy walk to historic district.
Wonderful place to stay!! Highly reccommended...
Very competent dock hand; attentive. The presence of the obnoxious cigarette boats spoil the peace and tranquility. Can’t give 5 stars for that reason.
Horrible! We got there before noon and we’re put on the most popular dock,meaning loads of younger people, all drinking,wearingnext to nothing, no social distancing, and loud. We put up with this until 7pm when the rap music started blasting, then asked to be moved. Bathrooms are awful,located right in the heart of the outside dining area, so you have to ask people to move to access them.
Love the dockside service!
Always fun and dock hands are skilled and helpful.
Marina staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Chesapeake City is a charming historic village with great restaurant choices. Although our stay was mid-week and nearly off season-- we could see that the marina and restaurants at the Inn are a 'happening' spot. The Tiki Bar had lively music playing all afternoon and evening-- but not too loud.
We particularly liked the powerwashing at the Tiki Bar at 7:AM accompanied by the loud cursing of the operator. We also liked the table set up blocking the ramp from the dock. Our favorite was the absence of anyone from the marina until noon. We arrived early around 10:30. Then we had to move because a 50’ needed our slip. We are 47’ LOA. The best was the dochand who called the lines “ropes”!
We just had some electric problems. Not enough amps on C dock.
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).
It was great other than .....really resent the go fast starting their engines at 1 in the morning and revving them for 15 minutes before leaving, I know they have a quiet mode. No rules on this at this marina? Woke me out of a sound sleep. 12, ok....after that, quiet mode please.
Dock hands were wonderful, food the best. Love the city.
Nice floating docks in view of the outside bar. What more can you ask?
Dock handler -- Clem -- was outstanding. He was very busy (nice Sunday in August) but still made sure every boat and every Captain was taken care of. He had to run from one end of the marina to the other several times during our visit to ensure every boat was taken care of -- he did not keep anyone waiting. He also did a great job of prioritizing the boats that had reservations and ensuring as many boats as possible were in slips. Food was okay -- we had salads, hamburgers, and some appetizers. A 4 rating for the food -- and service was slow . Beer was very cold and good selection!
Had a great time. Good food, awesome band. The showers definitely need updating.
Marina and staff were great but the loud rap music for hours next to our boat was offensive and unacceptable, expected the marina to control the volume but nothing happened.
Always a great place to visit.
Very nice staff, good food, great atmosphere
Perfect place to stop for the night or for a meal. Great food, atmosphere. Staff is super polite and professional. Can easily walk into town for a little shopping.
We only stayed at the marina Saturday night. The reservation through dockwa was perfect!
Nice and helpful, floating docks good, restaurant OK
As always the marina is clean and the restaurant serves a very great meal with excellent service
Staff was great, quiet and uneventful night. No wakes, good sleep.
We stayed the weekend for a family members wedding. My negative comment was your bathhouse facilities were seriously dirty. For the amount of money charged to stay the weekend, the bathhouse facilities were gross. Remind you this is the BEGINNING of boating season so there should be no excuse. Please address the problem for future boaters.
Enjoyed our one night stay here. The staff were very helpful and had our slip assignment already reserved. Lively place with good food close to the historic town ad park for our dog.
The dockhands and staff were excellent. This was my first DOCKWA reservation and it was flawless. A good friend had a wedding at the marina, the food was excellent. The dock bar area was very nice. Bartenders and greeters were nice. The only issue I had was there are just 2 bathrooms/showers for the entire marina. They are securely coded, but you have to walk into the deck restaurant and actually excuse yourself from patrons to get to the door. Chairs and tables are set up just next to the doors. Otherwise this place was great.
The Chesapeake Inn is always a great place to stay when your boating around Maryland