Safe Harbor Zahnisers is the most comprehensive marine facility on the Chesapeake Bay. Located in the heart of historic Solomons Island, Zahnisers blends the beauty of a pristine yacht club and the technical expertise of an award winning repair yard.
Whether you are seeking a convenient stopover while in transit or a relaxing getaway, come visit Safe Harbor Zahnisers and spend a day in charming Solomons Island. Centrally located in Back Creek, we can accommodate yachts (power and sail) up to 150 feet in length.
The Dockmaster monitors the VHF channel 09.
Cruise to Zahnisers and then enjoy a group gathering on the premises! Tie up and relax with friends in the shade of our tent, courtesy of the marina. We have grills, tables, and chairs for your gathering, whether catered or pot-luck.
Zanhiser's is as good as it gets without floating docks. Dockside personnel are terrific and facilities are very clean. We appreciate the personal bathrooms. Solomons is a fun place with good food and a short walk away.
Zahniser’s is always a favorite stop! Terri waited for us in spite of our late arrival. Great dinner at the Dry Dock. And the town of Solomon’s is so beautiful! Not to mention a stunning sunset on K dock! Thanks Zahniser’s! See you in the fall...
Great dock assisting on arrival. Terry, Dockmaster, great help with a weather issue nice amenities, clean, comfortable We’re coming back.
Staff were very helpful while docking. Food at the pool was excellent. Nice swimming. Clean rest rooms. As a transient, it would have been helpful to know there was a shuttle to the food market.
Terry, the dock master, made complete arrangements for our late arrival. Everything went smoothly.
Top support by Jeff and Terry on our late afternoon arrival. Support facilities top notch and staff across the marina very helpful. Thanks.
Great staff, good facilities, great onsite restaurant.
I would like to thank Jim Sharky , for taking the time to stop by the boat on his day off, had great Dinner at the Dry Dock and we where off the next morning, Thank You for a Great Stay, Gary
Iwhat a wonderful marina! Terry is a super host the made me feel like family while I was there. Nothing I asked was out of the question. Even though they were short staffed at the time I was there, the drove me to the grocery store, gas station, West Marine and even a hardware store... Excellent hosts! The facilities were spotless and comfortable. The restaurant was enjoyable. If you're lucky you might run into Captain Phil. Great human being with a sense of humor to go with his knowledge. I recommend a drink and conversation if you're heading to the intercoastal.
Great facility. Friendly people. Nice visit. Thanks.
One of our favorite marinas! Great, clean facilities. Friendly, extremely helpful folks. We always enjoy a meal at the Dry Dock. They have bicycles to use and and they’ll shuttle you to a grocery store if needed
Great marina, one of the best we’ve ever visited. Terri and the staff were attentive and extremely helpful. Charming location. Facilities are clean and first rate. Nice restaurant on site. A+.
Outstanding welcome and service, excellent facilities, all is top!
Great Marina. Great facilities. Excellent staff. Very helpful.
Our recent stay at Zahniser’s Yachting Center was great. The dock staff were very professional, helpful and informative about marina amenities. Enjoyed dinner at Dry Dock Restaurant. The food, drinks and service were outstanding. Will definitely return.
Excellent, helpful arrival experience from dockhand Jason. Top notch bath facilities, sturdy & clean docks. We've already recommended Zahniser's to friends!
Loved Zahniser's. Great facility, easy on/off face docking. Terry was really knowledgable and friendly. The free shuttle to town runs three times a day and picks you up when you're done shopping. We had two really good dinners at the on site restaurant the Dry Dock. We'll be back in the spring.
Good location, excellent staff and facilities.
Great marina with good service, good repair work and a short walk into town. The restaurant, the Dry Dock, was awesome.
They are awesome! Best marina in the Chesapeake so far. Right from helping us tie up, to shuttling us into town for groceries and propane, to amazing happy hours, to the best friendly service overall. Highly recommended!!
Great people, great service. Jason on the docks was incredible, fast respectful and a pleasure. Jim, service manager also great to deal with Niice facilities- laundry, showersrest rooms and restaurant. I’ll stop there again on my way north.
We stayed twice in the last 2 weeks while going up and down the bay. Outstanding service, friendly staff, and very clean facility. We'll be back.
We always enjoy our stay at Zahnisers! The entire staff are a pleasure. We particularly enjoy our time at the pool and the pool bar.
Zahnisser's is one of the BEST marinas we have the pleasure of docking with. We are always greeted with a smile and helpful hand. Terry and her team are incredible in accommodating all and making us feel like we are important to the marina. The amenities are kept to a 10+ rating and have been that way for years. We wish you continued success and a good winter. All the best, Jersey Moe
Great people and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Pool was awesome and the Dry Dock restaurant was amazing
Zanhiser’s is as terrific as ever! They’ve always set the standard for what a well run, well maintained marina should be!
Beautiful setting, extremely helpful and friendly staff. On-site restaurant is excellent.
Had a great stopover. Terry met us on the dock and was super helpful, we really enjoyed the very nice shower facilities and the beautiful pool! Had dinner at the Dry Dock restaurant at the marina - wonderful staff and food. Had some engine trouble on day of departure, Zahnisers quickly was able to provide support and one of their marine mechanics, Billy, came to the rescue. He had us on our way In less than two hours and in the process of the repair was gracious to show and teach me about the problem and solution as he worked.
Everyone was very helpful. The only disappointment was that the pool/bar closed at 6pm. I think a lot of boaters, particularly transients coming in late in the afternoon, would have appreciated it being open until 8pm.
Great staff and great facilities One of our favorites.
Perfect as always. We will miss you Zanhisers
Excellent service nice people good facilities excellent location
Very nice marina!, nice pool and cabana. Dry Dock Restuarant is very good Terry is the best👍👍👍
Great marina. Nice, helpful staff. Good restaurants!
Always very clean and accommodating. In addition, the Dry Dock restaurant is delicious. We’ll be back next summer and we highly recommend!
Wonderful facility. We came in during a storm and the staff was very helpful in getting us docked. Great restaurant and pool!
We have always have enjoyed our stays at Zahnisers, however, we have reached a conclusion that in the future we will be focusing our travels at marinas with floating docks.
We consider Zahnisers to be one of the best marinas on the Bay. Whenever we travel south to the Pautuxent or further we always stop at Zahnisers for one or two days. This year we spent two days on our way to the Potomac and three days on the way back. Both times we had mechanical problems and needed technical support, both times we got immediate help and both times the problems were resolved. On the 4th of July when we were in the Potomac our generator quit at 3 in the afternoon, I called the dock master Terry Walters, at Zahnisers. Terry got us a slip even though it was a holiday and she was alone. This wasn’t the first time I have had to call Terry on a holiday and she has always been able to accommodate us and get use a slip with easy access. The courtesy ride to the local food store, the bicycles and the Dry Dock restaurant are added pluses. I would like to give special thanks to Terry, Jim Sharkey, Glenn and Brian.
Zahmisers has been a perennial favorite when we pass through Solomons. Terri on the dock is somehow always there when we arrive. (Do you ever take time off?) The shuttle to Weis Market, etc. is reliable. In the past, Quantum Sails has been invaluable with sail repairs. It seems the new management is keeping up Zahniser's high standards.
Stayed a night at Zahnisers with 5 other boats from our club. Our groups was docked fairly close together, the docks were In decent shape and the dock hands were on hand and courteous. Onsite restaurant handeled our large group with no more delay than you expect with big groups and all 14 of us enjoyed our meals. Only negatives were the pump out was out of service and we had to go to another nearby marina for pump out and they did not have ice available on the honor system lime other marinas so we were not a able to pick some up for our before hours departure so a solid 4 Stars which indicates a really great marina that will not disappoint.
I have been staying at Zahnisers since 1983. Our recent stay in late June 2018 was typical with good help with docking and getting oriented. Instructions to the designated docking space was clear and courteous. We had reserved a table at the Dry Dock well in advance. Service was pleasant but VERY slow. It took over 2 hours+ for our meal to be served and most of the guests had already left for the evening. It appears that they were overwhelmed even though our waitress told us they knew this was one of the busiest times of the year based on historical data. Fortunately, the food was well prepared. So the rating for the overall experience was lower. Hopefully the new management will improve this situation so we will look forward to our next visit.
Wonderful marina. Nice clean facilities. Very friendly and helpful folks, esp. Dockmaster Terry.
The Dockmaster, Terry, was competent, thorough, and friendly, as was all staff we encountered, office and dockhands. The docks (H,I,and J especially) are showing their age; slips are cramped and decking needs replacement.
Friendly and attentive staff; plenty of “T” head slips for our classic and hard to maneuver sailboat; great support facilities for engine parts; very nice laundry and shower facilities; very good on site restaurant/bar, the Dry Dock, and convenient location to “town”.
We always enjoy stays at Zahniser's. The service is excellent, from the dockmaster to checking in to the pool staff. We enjoyed our meals at the Dry Dock also. We will be back.
Caters to sailboats, powerboaters seemed to get cold shoulder by slipholders
Great service at the dock and ashore. Restaurant was quite tasty as well. All around - a nice stop.
Excellent experience! Easy registration, informative, helpful staff, and we had a delicious meal at the Dry Dock restaurant.
Decent docks, excellent front desk for reservations. excellent restrooms, very helpful dockhands. Pool area very nice. Repair facility very competent and timely. Restaurant on site and town within easy walking distance offers other options and shopping. We always try to stop here when we are in the area.
we love Zahnheisers and have been coming here since 2001 or so. to they saved our trip a long while back when they fixed the starter problem on our former sailboat. The facilities are wonderful. Our only complaint is the very aged planing on the docks. But we always make do with that.
Always pleasant stay at Zahniser 's. Helpful dock hands and wonderful staff. The Dry Dock restaurant has improved !