Voted “Best of the Bay” year after year by Chesapeake Bay magazine readers, Safe Harbor Zahnisers is renowned for its pristine yacht club atmosphere and warm service from the passionate and professional staff. The award-winning marine service yard combines with the charming waterfront setting allowing boaters to recharge among the many pristine outdoor spaces and resort amenities. La Vela Restaurant is on-site, featuring traditional Italian food reflecting the flavors of southern Italy.
Recently enjoyed 7 days at Zahniser's, Safe Harbor in Solomon's. Jim, marina manager made the difference. He is friendly, polite, extremely helpful and kind. Will definitely return in the Spring. Thank you, Roberto and Maria Kadey Krogen, Gratitude
We stayed 2 nights there. We had repairs to do on the boat. Great service. They understood our situation and made everything to help us! Nice peoples and great expertise there.
Stayed one night in October and loved it. Unfortunately the marina restaurant was not open (heard it’s great), but short, beautiful walk to town and friendly helpful marina staff. Great, clean and updated facility. They are still improving.
Stayed one night in October. Marina staff was friendly and helpful. The marina bathrooms and laundry are first class. Understand they are replacing the fixed pier docks with floating docks this winter.
James, the yard manager, is all about providing top quality service and a positive experience. Very helpful and friendly. The fixed docks are very old but Safe Harbor will be replacing them this year with floating ones. Complimentary bikes are available. Proximity to the small town center is easy walk or bike ride.
okay except the boat on my port side had his boat plugged in to the power pedestal for my slip so I was only able to use 1 vs the 2 30 Amp outlets that I paid for. It would be nice to get the second outlet that I could not use refunded ($8.00) Thanks, Jim Berkon 202-420-0942
There are a lot of changes underway. We were assisted in docking by nice guys from the service staff as there are no dockhands currently which was noted in the confirmation message. The pump out is self service. Floating docks will be installed. Helpful front desk and beautiful new bath house facilities were a plus. The new La Vela restaurant is superb.
I’ve been coming here for years and have always enjoyed our stay. We prefer mooring balls over the docks but now at 1.50/ft it is overly expensive. It’s now cheaper to stay at the dock across the way at Calvert Marina for a 1.00/ft
The marina was very accommodating. We stayed the two days of Hurricane Ida and everything went very well. We were able to use the marinas bikes to see some of the island and the first evening we were walking about a half mile to the restaurants and a kind gentleman gave us a ride. All in all a wonderful experience.
Beautiful and accommodating marina! The slip was great and easy to locate and the showers were clean and warm. The staff are wonderful and helped out with a short haul to check the prop and zincs. The restaurant is great too!
Marina was fine as ususal. Bathhouse was renovated! The second bathrooms were close for renovations. There was only one dockhand available. He was very nice and knowledgable but definitivel overworked. The poolbar and snackbar was closed on Laborday weekend ?! This should have been told to us when making the group reservation. The planned Happy Hour did not happen. Also the provided tents were unusable. The tables and chairs were just too dirty, haven't been cleaned in a week. Otherwise a pleasant stay as usual.
The slip was nice, the bath house was very nice. The pools was nice, except that the bar was closed. The restaurant was, well, they don’t seem to know the restaurant business. But the lit house restaurant was excellent. We will definitely will come back, wee liked the place, hopefully by then the restaurant will have new. Management
Always a relaxing time when we come here. Great staff! We will definitely come back, especially when the Dry Dock restaurant reopens.
Nice marina except for a few things...the docks are in rough shape and the pool bar was closed. Apparently it hasn't been open in 3 years! Heard a lot of complaints from slip holders about it being closed as well. Other than that we plan on coming back next year in hopes that at least the pool bar will be back open!!
We love this marina! Friendly staff, excellent location and very clean bathrooms. Restaurant on site was excellent!
Safe Harbor Zahnisers offers a pool (best of the trip, with lifeguard), well equipped and spacious captain’s lounge, on-site restaurant (we didn’t eat there), free shuttle service to stores and great staff. Showers were old but clean; showers and laundry were under renovation. Bikeable town, walk to maritime museum was worth the admission. Closest ice cream on board walk was not worth the $.
The Staff was courteous and helpful! They gave us a ride to the local museum and picked us up when we were ready to return. The new shower facilities were beautiful, always clean and well maintained. The boater's lounge was comfortable and had coffee available. The pool was lovely and the grill area well appointed. Very quiet overnight. Highly recommend that you choose Safe Harbor Zahnisers. You won't regret it!
Very nice marina!, nice pool and cabana.
Fuel dock easy access. Assistance docking. The service department is one of the best. Immediate response and great service solving all my issues.
Very nice staff and facilities. Look forward to seeing how the new floating docks turn out.
This was a quick overnight for us - arrived mid-afternoon and out super early the next morning. Communication was great, the dock hand was very helpful and volunteered to adjust our slip location when he found out we had friends staying at the marina so we would be closer. The facilities are clean, the pool was refreshing and it was a great stay all around.
Stayed at marina twice on July 2022 trip. Great as always. Surprised they had run out of ice for several days on the hottest period of summer. While they did offer rides to a nearby 7/11 at specified times, I would have thought a big corporate owner like Safe Harbor could have come up with better alternatives. The restaurant is now open again with outdoor seating option and is quite good. It would be nice if they could find a way to reopen bar/snack bar at pool that every misses. Oddly ship's store is now down to just caps and t shirts. Need head chemicals,TP, or sun screen? Need to wait for a ride to West Marine! Sign of too many accountants with sharp pencils!!
Top flight marina in a quality town. From arrival to departure had a great time. Took a complimentary bike into town for two meals. Also enjoyed a meal at the onsite Italian restaurant. Will definitely return to SH Zahnhisers.
A 5-star experience in every way. A prompt and welcome greeting at the dock. Two excellent meals at the on-site restaurant. Newly renovated tile/marble bath house. Bikes available for touring Solomon’s. I highly recommend Safe Harbor Zahnisers.
From SV Journey out of Deltaville, VA, Thanks to the crew at Zahniser's for their exceptional flexibility and willingness to accommodate our shifting schedule. Special thanks to Cameron for his crystal clear instructions and signs posted after hours at the T-head. The Zahniser's crew contributed greatly to an exceptionally enjoyable cruise up the Bay. THANK YOU. M&M
Hailed the marina as we came in and were ably assisted to tie up. We spent the night on the T and only used the showers which seemed new. They were well kept and clean. Docks and grounds are well maintained. Nice place.
We keep coming back! That I Dock T has been Our Favorite! Cameron and Melanie welcomed and treated Us well! We planned to stay two, and ended up staying 7 Nights! Hated to leave. Plan a month in the 2023 Season! Thank You, Dockwa, for making it so easy! Thank You, Safe Harbor, for ensuring the properties are managed so well!
Marina location is very central for access to Solomons, and general atmosphere is nice, dockhand was great and new Italian restaurant was fantastic. Docks are in terrible condition, two boats next to us had power issues with no response or help from marina, the great ships store that used to be there is gone and Pool bar is also closed.
Super service with booking and the dock master was awesome. Very protected area to spend the night. The docks, electrical and water need to be refreshed. Bath house adequate. Restaurant on site excellent. Overall a great experience.
Safe Harbor just took over. Very nice new folks and some upgrades are underway - many more needed such as docks, electrical, heads, etc - the Safe Harbors we visted in New England had already made many improvements and were great.
The main bathrooms/showers/laundry were closed for renovation, in July, in the middle of the season, really? Otherwise our stay was as expected with friendly and helpful staff, bikes plus shuttle to the grocery store. 5 stars for staff, management should plan better.
Service getting a pumpout and into a slip was very good. The good heads were undergoing repairs and the usable heads and showers were some of the worse we have experienced. The docks are now really showing their age.
Always good marina to stay.
Great location, friendly and professional service.
Great convenient and quiet location in Solomons. Superb dock side Italian restaurant, La Vela!
Safe Harbor made an excellent choice when they promoted Mary to GM. The marina she managed in South Carolina was a gem due to her efforts and kindness. We enjoyed our stay and the new restaurant has terrific food.
Love the location and amenities. La Vela was phenomenal. Glad to have a dining option on the premises...and a beautiful view.
Have not been to HHS for quite a while. My wife and I could not get over the quality of the landscape and overall the staff hospitality. The transient pier was also a huge plus.
Zanheiser's is always the best. Glad that the restaurant is open again. Good food.
As always Zahnisers is a great place to stay. The staff are great and the facilities continue to get better.
We always enjoy staying at Zahniser’s. The GM, Mary, is wonderful and sets the tone. Everyone there is more than happy to help and accommodate whatever you need during your stay with them. Their dock hands are excellent. Their pool is lovely. The restaurant on site served a delicious meal. As well, my husband enjoyed borrowing one of their bicycles. All told, they always exceed our expectations.
Great staff, very helpful.
Absolutely perfect - as always!! Every person we encountered was top notch, and the food at the new restaurant was excellent - especially the octopus! Safe Harbor Zahnisers is one of our favorites stops on the bay!
Always a pleasure to stay at this marina. Great amenities, new wonderful Italian restaurant. And the staff can't be beat!
Very fine stay. Velas Restaurant top notch with friendly staff. John the Dockmaster very helpful and friendly. Fixed docks , no problem because small tidal change. We enjoyed this as one the nicest marina experiences of our 1500 miles so far.
Great staff and facilities on site restaurant La Vela is fantastic. Marine Museum walking distance and very good.
Great marina very nice lounge and location location location Great place to visit
Wonderful Marina and really helpful staff. We will be back.
Perfect lounge for docktales or a potluck dinner Beautiful marina and very clean facilities at the lounge especially
John, the dock master did a good job.
Great Marina! Great Location where you can walk or ride the marina bikes anywhere in town!
Excellent service and facilities. The main bathhouse is being renovated but the secondary bathhouse was good, clean and a short walk from our pier. The captains lounge with free coffee and tea was an added benefit.
The dockmaster (John) was very professional and quite helpful. The facilities were nice and the free bikes were a treat to ride around the small town. Definitely a wonderful marina with plenty of amenities. The showers were ok, but not up to the standards of the rest of the marina. Likely on their to do list to renovate and upgrade. We liked it!
Arrived over thanksgiving weekend. Marina appropriately closed for the weekend. Emailed us info we needed. Setting is delightful. Easy walk to town. Clean facilities.
Very helpful staff. Used their courtesy van - twice. Very nice, clean facilities. Restaurant on site and close to shopping. Limited parts and accessories but we were there late in the season. Would definitely book again.
Clean, quiet, and peaceful. Dockhand met us and helped with lines. Loved having loaner bikes. West Marine was a 5 min bike ride away! Very nice bath house. Everything we needed and nothing we didn't want. Perfect.
Friendly, helpful people with nice clean facilities and awesome technician support. Thanks again, team!
Great staff and facilities. Thanks for accommodating Green Eyes!
The marina appears nice and full service. We were transist and will say disappointed in the Dockmaster. We requested to stay an additional night and looked into an extended winter stay. Never got called back or word. Had to go into office after passing individual on dock for office to assist with the extra night as he walked back in. When I ask stated sold out. I will say for a large group marina this is not what we have experienced at other Safe Harbors. He might have had a bad day but customer service is something we have learn to expect at Safe Harbor Marinas
Beautiful setting, extremely helpful and friendly staff. On-site restaurant closed but due to open soon.
Very pleasant stay. The staff was great to work with and on dock to assist. Walking to the Calvert marina was well worth the time. Beautiful waterfront walking in the area as well as several dining choices. Even came across a neighbor offering fruit from their tomato garden to anyone passing by. Beautiful area to visit.
Super quiet nice stop in a mix of residential and commercial marine facilities. Dinghy ride around was interesting to see amazing homes and then HUGE Moran Tugs. Plenty of good food and drinking places in walking distance. We liked Boomerangs BBQ and The Pier for sunset happy hour. Was surprised to see this Safe Harbor didn't have floating docks when every other one we stayed at did......but no big deal tide so small you don't necessarily need them. Checkout the Calvert Maritime Museum the light house was amazingly restored and interesting to see in person. Museum has otters that get fed at 1pm and it was fun to see them too!
Very nice marine and very helpful staff
Wonderful with great people. John, the Dockmaster, is excellent.
Overall great marina. In particular service manager Phillipe is above and beyond in terms of taking care of customers in need.
Another nice stay at Zanhisers
Such a nice well managed marina. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They truly have a lot to offer.
Loved the stay but we were affected by the wakes. Staff was first class!
Great location, great facilities, great staff... I would recommend to anyone!
Great communication from marina, and very helpful staff when docking. Facilities were very clean, and pool was great. Free bikes was really nice so we could get out and see some things nearby - the Maritime museum is worth a visit. There is a huge white tent set up for slipholders with tables and grills which was really handy. There's a lot within walking distance (~1.5 mi). The marina was recently bought by Safe Harbor and they closed the onsite restaurant. Bummer. The pool bar is not open either. The G-Dock slips (I was in G-20) are VERY narrow (36' boat; 12'9" beam). I barely fit, and my crew had to manhandle the entry a bit. Larger boats (38-40 feet) had to take multiple tries to get into the slip, since the marina wants you backed in. And because the distance from G dock to H dock is minimal it required us to use a line around the outside bollard to pivot so we didn't risk fending off boats on H dock before the rudder had bite (you can't begin your turn until you're all the way in the lane between G and H dock due to how narrow the exit from the slip is). The power plug was a single 30 amp, which we made due with, though we really needed either a 50 amp or two 30-amp plugs. Hopefully Safe Harbor will do some much needed updates to the slips to modernize them.
Great staff. Awesome facilities. Convenient to town.
Had a nice 2 day stay. Disappointed that the restaurant was closed but pool was nice to have on a hot day. Great internet. Docks are a bit worn and there is no breaker for power. Hot power plug!
Great dock crew, the marina had bikes to lend, pool was great. All in all a great 2 days.
Had to detour due to weather so ducked into Solomon's. SHZ was pretty nice. Good help docking. On site restaurant was closed so short walk to town. Dog walk area is pretty far from the docks( my dog is not that well trained after being on the boat for hours). Also we were on the end of the T so lots of water slapping from all the boats going by. Also , wife said no hot water in shower, but we had fun.
Safe Harbor is doing great things. Super friendly customer-service focused & competent staff. Excellent amenities and finally re-opening a ‘top notch’ restaurant very soon!
We had a great time at the pool, it was very refreshing. I'm looking forward to the pool and snack bar to open.
Great dock hands. Ben did a fantastic job getting us into a tight slip. Marina grounds and the pool were in great shape. Very much needed after a hot day cruising on the bay.
Lovely marins with professional staff. We are having to stay while they replace a bent propeller shaft on our boat due to it being improperly hauled at our home marina. Hope to relocate here for next year. We have another reservation until the work starts in a few days and are looking forward to it. Lovely pool. The only disappointment is the pool bar is closed as well as the restaurant as both are being remodeled. Great private showers and an on-site laundry.
Stayed here years ago, when the restaurant and pool bar were open- before it was a big conglomerate situation. Was wonderful back then. A lot has changed. The entire staff is friendly enough but everyone is watching the clock. Came in at 4:30, which seemed to be an issue. Office closes at 5:00, went to get ice at 5:01 and they were gone. We were told the pool bar and restaurant were closed for renovations, not one worker in or out, very disappointed.
We absolutely love this Marina; second only to our own. -Easy to find/approach. -Nice facilities (especially once the restaurant and pool bar open back up again. Really like the pool. -Incredibly friendly staff. -Very clean bathrooms and showers. -Easy walk to town without being in the midst of it. -Self-serve pump-out that is easy to approach and use. Can't say enough good things!
Zahniser's is excellent all around, i.e. facilities, location and management exceed expectations.
Excellent facility and very well managed.
Relaxing town to explore while at the marina. The lack of a marina restaurant is why I can only rate it a four out of five.
Got the location requested … clean bath house … close to the action.
July 2021: Our first time here and we love the marina and will be back. Area is well maintained and restrooms are very, very clean. Lots of area for dog walking. We would recommend installing gas grills as in other Safe Harbor marinas. Our only issue was with the shower by the restaurant; could not get cold water; had to turn the faucet off and let it cool down before completing a shower.
Always a great place to stay.
Stay at Zahnisers was nice, bathrooms are better than some other marinas. No gas for grills and pool closed promptly at 6pm, wish it was later. Finger piers are very short, approximately 5 feet which made getting on/off the boat challenging.
Friendly,professional staff. Nice protected docks. Easy in and out. Always a pleasant experience.
First time here after having stayed at two other marinas in Solomons in the past. This is our favorite and we will definitely be back. Docks are older but quite serviceable. We had a nice T dock near the pool next to our friends who were traveling with us. Restrooms are sparkling clean day and night. Pool is nice but could use a little more shade, maybe some of those big overhead shade sails? We have two small dogs and there was enough grassy areas to walk them. They also like to take long walks and the surrounding neighborhood was really nice for that. Some marinas do not have much around them. There are a few pavilions with tables you can eat at and a few picnic tables under trees. Gas grills would be a perfect addition like other local Safe Harbor marinas have. Easy walk into town for ice cream and restaurants. Marina also has a shuttle to the local grocery store which is a great idea! Dockhands were knowledgeable and nice. Overall a great experience and we will be back later this summer!
Always a great place to stay. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, great facilities, super pool. Full service yard if needed. This is our go-to spot in Solomons when sailing up or down the bay. You really can't beat the facilities and being close to all that the town offers is a bonus.
Everything was as expected.
Great layout, great location, welcoming staff.
Great place to visit. Mary Hunt General Manager has a great crew of Red Shirt’s do an excellent job helping you dock your boat. But as of today the restaurant and pool bar is being remodeled but lots to do in town.
Have been to Zahnisers over 20 times in last 15 boating seasons (Covid affected). Always a good experience. Courteous and knowledgeable staff; professional marine facility; close to town; great pool for family - grandchildren, parents, grandparents. walking distance to CMM, one of the best maritime museums in the country.
Very nice people and very accommodating. Great location . Only issue was the docks needed repairs. Tripped over a few nails popping out but fixed them with a hammer...
Always very clean and accommodating. In addition, the Dry Dock restaurant is delicious. We’ll be back next summer and we highly recommend!
Always friendly and accommodating
Great Marina. Centrally situated with great amenities and easy access to town.
Great stop!! Loved it all!!
Great facility. Helpful staff. Nice pool. Short bike ride to food store. Clean and meticulously kept marina!
Great marina my only complaint was the pool closed at 6 pm after a long hot sail and we arrived at 4:30. Pool should stay open to 7 pm on summer nights. Otherwise it would have been 5 stars
Staff were great but facility (docks, electric) needs a major upgrade.
Excellent marina, nice little town
Zahnisers is the gold standard of marinas: clean, well maintained, extensive facilities, well protected, close to the Bay, efficient and friendly staff, quick to answer radio calls ... you name it. Can't wait to have the Dry Dock Restaurant return (we're told July 2021); we will drive down for the great meal and view! Note the marina does not have fuel, but nearby marinas do.
The marina is nice. We enjoyed the pool and facilities. The slip holders were not very welcoming to the transients. Some were outright rude.
The marina was very well cared for and convenient. Even with arriving late our slip was reserved and well marked.
Great visit Gave our friends a ride to the Holiday Inn Clean and spacious bathrooms, Nice pool Hugh
This was a nice marina. The staff were very helpful and nice. The bathhouse was nice and clean.
Excellent facilities and staff. Well kept and everyone was very professional.
Last time there was a private party at the restaurant. Now the restaurant is closed. If you don’t have a restaurant then don’t claim you do! Also, maybe have a couple trash cans placed around? Premium price without the premium amenities.
Wonderful stay. Helpful staff. Courtesy bicycle
We stopped by in early January and dock hands helped us get tied up and connected for an overnight stay. A well kept full service marina.
I broke down and was towed into Safe Harbor Zahnisers. I needed major engine (and generator) repairs which they took care of expertly and reasonably. Billy Osborne (mechanic extraordinaire) did an amazing job to get me going again. Phillipe (service manager/team leader) was great to work with.
Very nice stay. Helpful staff and great restrooms and showers at a reasonable price
Outstanding! Awesome professional help docking, clean and well kept docks and facilities. Convenient location.
Excellent staff. Spotless bathrooms.
Everything as expected.
Dock Master and staff very friendly & accommodating to our needs.
Beautiful place. Not many shops in town but highly recommend Island Hideaway Restaurant (marina restaurant closed)
To whom it may concern, my relationship started with Skip Zanheiser, back in 1978, when we opened a sail service loft in his marina, Leonard Sails. That service loft still exists, as Quantum Sails. For the majority of that time, I have had a relationship with Jim Sharkey. Jim, older brother Bob, and his family, have been friends in Annapolis, for many, many, years. This past weekend, I was a guest at your marina, and was shocked to hear, that Jim had lost his job, as a result, of the purchase of the marina. Jim has managed Zanheisers Marina for over 40 years, and has an intimate relationship, with every one of its slip holders. This move to replace him, makes me very sad, for the entire facility, and is one you will come to regret. I hope you will reconsider, what you have done to Jim, and his family. He has dedicated himself to the success of Zanheiser’s Marina, and is entitled to be reinstated, and to your apology. Sincerely, Larry Leonard, Mobile 443 852 2053, Email [email protected]
Clean marina. Nice facilities and helpful staff.
We were first time users of the Service Department this season and we were thoroughly impressed. It was clear everyone cared about us and our boat. All of the work was professionally done and the pricing, although not "cheap", was very fair given the quality of the labor and materials used. We would not hesitate to use them again or to recommend them to others. Thanks Zahnizers and big thanks to Dockmaster Mary for the recommendation!
Great service. Mary was quick with assistance when we docked! Love Z’s!
Always a good place to stay. Mary is a great addition though we miss her in Beaufort, SC! Pool is very busy & not socially distanced on w/e’s. Pump out is intermittently out of order (though usually fixed the same day) so plan carefully. On site restaurant & pool bar are closed due to COVID-19 but easy walk or dinghy ride/bicycle to restaurants on island. No gasoline of any type on site for dinghy. The closest Marina for non ethanol gas is Clarke’s point marina past Point Patience but en route to Cuckold Creek/ Mill Creek anchorages
Great facility, dockmaster, Mary, excellent. Negative was too many people in pool and nobody wore masks in the pool area when they weren't in pool.
Friendly helpful staff. Beautiful marina in a wonderful town. We will go back!
Outstanding in every way. Easy walk to restaurants.
What a fantastic stay! It was my first time to Solomons and SHZ. From the minute I made reservations on Dockwa and a couple of phone calls to the marina, the line of communications was excellent! The staff at Zahnisers was great in getting our 3 boats together for the weekend. From the minute I entered the channel and started my communications, the dock master was extremely helpful and polite. She guided me in like a pro. She and here crew got all of us in our slips and made us feel right at home. A beautiful, picturesque setting on the water. I mean, WOW! The facility is clean and inviting. A very nice pool to get refreshed. Very clean bath houses, from semiprivate to private. Even though there were some restrictions with COVID_19, I don't think we could have found a better marina. A Big Thank You to the staff at Safe Harbor Zahnisers for helping us make it a fabulous weekend!! - SV Saba Bound
Staff was excellent. Disappointed that the restaurant was closed but with Covid there wasn’t any option.
First time stay and it was great. Easy t-head tie up and good advice on shoal mid channel on entry. Food was great and some live music. This is a busy place with locals coming and going to take advantage of the restaurant and bar. We will stop by here again.
Transient stopover en route from Annapolis to Rappahannock River. Easy to get to from the Patuxent. Very clean showers. Swam in the pool - it was lovely and pristine. Walked into town. Need a car for groceries though. On site restaurant closed due to COVID. Super assistance in docking too.
Hard to get too excited about marinas these days. SHZ does a good job but the pandemic seems to color everything - shorter hours, fewer staff, closed bars, restaurants, etc. Nice place but hard to be enthusiastic....
We had a transient slip for two nights for a 41 ft catamaran at Zahnisers in mid August. Truly excellent experience starting with reservation consultation, help with docking and excellent, clean facilities overall. Bikes available for a quick spin through the Island were great Highly recommend this marina. -Skipper
What a joy it was to take my 1989 Pearson out on the water this weekend after Safe Harbor Zahnisers worked through my small list of overdue maintenance and repair work. Everything they do they do well with attentive service and skilled craftsmanship.
Always a great stop. Amazing staff beautiful grounds safe and close to shopping. Well protected harbor.
Needed a slip to prepare for a hurricane. Zahniser’s was able to accommodate and was able to stay several days. Nice marina, bathrooms were very neat and clean. Laundry room had two each for washers and dryers. Staff were terrific.
Excellent assistance getting docked. Wooden,fixed docks are small but similar to others in Solomons. Had Called ahead with urgent request for help with my Cruiseair Aircon (Zanhiser was identified as a servicing dealer) . Phillipe sent Tech to my boat shortly after docking and parts were ordered that day. Repairs turned out to be difficult but Zanhisers stayed with the job until it got done correctly. Can't say enough about their excellent service support.
Always appreciate good customer service. Had a great dockhand greet us at SHZ, even wearing a face mask, which we appreciated. During 19 day cruise in July (meaning lots of overnights in marinas for power/AC), this had by far the best pool. Only knock on SHZ is price. How about giving transients a break on quick overnights in the middle of the week? $100 for a 39 ft trawler on a Tuesday seems high. But I’m a cheapskate.
Very attentive staff. Excellent marina.
Zahnisers is a great marina. Great facility, great professional people.
Despite all the limitations of Covid19 procedures, we enjoyed the marina. Super helpful and accommodating marina staff.
This is a clean, accessible, with good facilities. The staff are friendly, informative, organized, and knowledgeable. I look forward to visiting again.
We had great service from Philippe and his crew, nice people trying their very best to help to the extent of the capacity.
Always enjoy staying at Zahnisers. Staff is professional, very helpful and knowledgeable. The pool was very nice and inviting with the terrifically hot weather during our stay. Unfortunately Dry Dock was closed. We always enjoy dining there during our stay. We’ll be back.
Great experience. Dock master and assistant were knowledgeable and efficient in getting us tied up. The dockmaster Mary was very welcoming and all paperwork was completed before arrival. I would highly recommend this stop in Solomons
My husband and I arrived prior to the Fourth of July for a three night stay. We were terribly disappointed that the Dry Dock restaurant was closed. We were also unhappy with the management after our dinghy engine was stolen from behind our boat. The management never approach us in regards to this misfortune they even insinuated that we dropped it in the water, when the DNR police confronted them. Poor customer service and no empathy. We will not be back. We miss the small family owned business and not this insensitive corporate marina.
Attentive, professional staff. Great facilities.
The staff is very helpful and this is a great Marina. We stopped here because we really enjoyed the pool and grill last year but Covid made this a different visit 🙃
Stay was excellent. Very well run facility and Mary was a great help each step of the way. Staff was pleasant and facilities were immaculate. We will go back here!
Great place. Friendly staff. Nice pool. Bikes to go into town. Great place for exploring in your dinghy. Awesome two night stay.
Had engine issue and they were very rapid in response and diagnostics
Great staff and facilities
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
Love Zahnisers. It was our home marina for 20 years.😎
good place but much of it is not available because of covid.
We stopped at Safe Harbor Zahnhisers on our way from South Carolina to Rhode Island and had a wonderful stay. The staff was very welcoming and the facilities are beautiful. We hope to be back on our next trip south! Thank you to Jim Sharkey and his excellent team.
Excellent facility and a nice walk to town.
Dock hand, Mary, was very helpful and got us in very efficiently. Nice view. Restrooms were excellent. Don’t count on them having full service boatyard unless you have made an appointment ahead of time. We broke down and they could not fit us in their schedule.
Great service, nice location
We came in just before sunset. Our slip was clearly marked Reserved with our boat name and an info packet was attached to the reserved sign. Bathroom/shower facilities were very clean and well appointed. We will be back!
Very courteous and friendly staff and very nice and clean facility. Meal at dry dock was excellent as well.
Well organized stay by dockmaster, slip ready when we arrived, Dry Dock restaurant was awesome!
As other reviewers noted, the tranquil location is visually appealing and the services are very convenient. We arrived late in the season (mid-November) but the dockside water was still on, the Shuttle service still available, and the Dry Dock Restaurant was still open. Dockmaster Terri organized our arrival (via Dockwa) and cheerfully greeted us at the dock; under Philippe's proactive management, we were able to get an electric part for our shore cord reel efficiently replaced by Glen, and tireless trouble-shooting on our Furuno system by Chuck. We were last here 6 years ago, but with the recent acquisition by Safe Harbor, I hope the old/fixed docks and restrooms will be refreshed.
Great little town. Excellent marina facilities.
Well organized, everything you could want, great staff
We had a wonderful visit at Zahnisers (even during the start of off season). Service work was performed by talented staff-- we started calling Chuck the "Professor" because of his amazing knowledge and insight of the electronic systems on our boat. Dry Dock Restaurant serves up wonderful and creative dishes. And Dockmaster Terry was friendly and helpful. The marina was reasonable walking distances to other restaurants and view of the rivers.
Excellent all around. Terry & staff are friendly & very accommodating. Love docking at Zahnisers!
Facilities were top notch. Staff very helpful. Drinks at the marina bar restaurant were expertly poured by the friendly bartender.
Great Place nice and clean and well run
Always responsive and welcoming on the VHF. Dock hands are consistently knowledgeable and efficient. And the restaurant, Dry Dock is excellent.
We had a wonderful stay. Very nice facility. Great location to get to the museum. Pool was great and it was nice that there was a bar and food available without having to leave the pool area. Also appreciated the use of the van to run to grab a few groceries.
clean restrooms, nice pool
The best place we've stayed. Communication was great prior to and during arrival, amenties are top shelf. Courtesy shuttle to supermarket was very convenient. Management and staff are very friendly. Don't forget the Dry Dock Restaurant with the beautiful view overlooking the marina and St John's Creek
Excellent facility, full service. Polite staff always willing to help. Decent rates for dockage. This facility is very protected from the elements.
Spent 4 nights at Zahnisers the week after 4th of July. Great stay. The dock master is awesome, accommodating and really knows what she is doing. The maintenance folks are first class. They were able to fix a problem with my anchor and the all important galley refrigerator. With all the amenities they provide, I would highly recommend it for at least a weekend but certainly longer. Steve
A pretty marina and the restaurant is good, but the services they provide for slip holders is pathetic. As a slip holder I contacted them several times (via email, phone and in-person) for a quote have a new electric panel installed and to have my engine checked out. They never bothered to respond to any of my requests, perhaps because i don't have a half a million dollar boat as those seem to be the slip holders who are treated well. Other marinas on Solomons Island did respond to my service requests and help me fix my issue even though i did not hold a slip with them.
Excellent service nice people good facilities excellent location
Wonderful and accommodating staff. Great food at Dry Dock restaurant.
Beautiful marina with wonderful staff.
Very friendly awesome ammenities. Very well organize
First class. Excellent dock hands.
Great all around visit. Impressed by and grateful to Terry (Dock Master), Mickey (Marina office), Philip (Service) and Beth (Pool Bar). It was so enjoyable that we stayed an extra day!
We had another great visit to Zahniser’s. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful We hope to be back again this season
Can’t wait to come back again next year, wonderful!
Very helpful staff. Wonderful facilities and very clean. Will stay there again.
Great marina, attentive dock staff. The Dry Dock restaurant is superb. Using the loaner bicycles was great fun.
I love the staff at Zahnisers as they provide consistent, reliable, and pleasant services. I am less enamored with Dockwa. It does not provide the proper human interface when things go wrong. We scheduled a recent Saturday arrival at Zanhisers. Powerful winds pushed us away from our destination. I sent an email to the dockmaster (who is not on the weekends) and luckily a staffer checked that mail and moved our reservation to Sunday. Saturday we had another boat issue that forced us home. Zahnisers insisted we cancel with Dockwa and therefore we received a minimal refund for our lost night of dockage. Computers do wonderful things but they can replace a kind voice helping with the understanding of an emergency situation. I will not favor marinas that have a policy of insisting only on Dockwa reservations. Unfortunately, this means that I will most probably choose another marina in Solomons for my visits
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.
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 marina, great staff.
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!
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
Great marina. Nice, helpful staff. Good restaurants!
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.
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.
Wonderful facility; friendly staff.
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 !