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Anchorages

There is a good-sized anchorage in Back Creek off the Severn River in Eastport which has good holding in sand and mud.  Be sure to keep clear of the channel as a lot of boats travel back and forth in this creek.  A nice dingy-landing has been established for cruisers along the seawall behind the last row of docks at Mears Marina.

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Marinas

Mears Marina - This is one of the premier marinas in the Annapolis/Eastport area.  Most of the slips are taken up by the Yacht Club members, but they do have some transient berths available for short-term berthage.  Long-term berthage of your boat  requires the owners to join the Severn River Yacht Club.

Facilities:

Docks with finger piers Self-service Laundry Yacht Maintenance Yard
Toilets Internet Access Travel Lift
Showers Receive & Hold Mail Chandlery on premises
Power and Water at berth Fuel Dock Pump Out Facility

Large gazebo and BBQ area.  There is a small, but comprehensive maintenance yard with a crane to lift boats out of the water or to pull masts.  Their workmanship is first-rate as the owner, Lewis Hartge, is a native Marylander,  from a boating family and really knows boats.  The work must be done by the staff as the boat-owner is not allowed to do their own work.

This marina is home to the very active Severn River Yacht Club.  There is a pool and tennis courts, but you must be a member to use them or have the club extend reciprocal membership to you provided you are an active member of a bona-fide yacht club.  Every weekend from about May- Oct., the marina serves coffee, tea, juice, bagels and donuts up at the gazebo from about 8am.  The marina staff are very friendly and efficient. 

Mailing Address:
Mears Marina
519 Chester Avenue
Annapolis, MD  21403

Dockmaster:   Bob DeYoung
  • Phone:  410-268 8282
  • Fax:  410-268 7161
  • VHF:  16

Advantages

  • Within walking distance to all cruising amenities in Eastport

  • On the Annapolis side of Back Creek, so it is an easy walk across the Spa Creek bridge into the city

Disadvantages

  • Small haul-out yard

  • Not allowed to do your own work in yard.

Port Annapolis- This marina is located on the East side of Back Creek and is usually the marina of choice for cruisers that need to do some work on their boat.  It is also the home of the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) Annapolis Gam in October.

Facilities:

Docks with finger piers Self-service Laundry Yacht Maintenance Yard
Toilets Internet Access Travel Lift
Showers Receive & Hold Mail Chandlery on premises
Power and Water at berth Fuel Dock Pump Out Facility

The marina has a nice pool.  There is a good boat maintenance yard with a travel lift where you can do your own work or hire it out.  There are several repair shops in the complex and around Eastport and Annapolis.  Small store which sells basic grocery items.

Mailing Address:
Port Annapolis Marina
7074 Bembe Beach Rd.
Annapolis, MD  21403

Dockmasters:  410-269-1440

Advantages

  • Large boat maintenance yard where you can do your own work or hire it out

Disadvantages

  • Must depend on buses or have a car to get to most of the cruiser amenities.

Bert Jabin's Marina- This marina is located at the head waters of Back Creek.  It has a good yacht maintenance yard and travel lift. 

Facilities:

Docks with finger piers Self-service Laundry Yacht Maintenance Yard
Toilets Internet Access Travel Lift
Showers Receive & Hold Mail Chandlery on premises
Power and Water at berth Fuel Dock Pump Out Facility

 

VHF:  16

Advantages

  • Large boat maintenance yard where you can do your own work or hire it out

Disadvantages

  • Must depend on buses or have a car to get to most of the cruiser amenities.

Other Marinas in the Area -  There are several other marinas in the area on both sides of Back Creek, but our knowledge is limited regarding their facilities.

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Cruising Amenities

Since this is our hometown, we have personal experience with everything listed below.

Grocery Stores -

  • 7-11 small grocery, Sixth St., Eastport
  • Royal Farm Store, small grocery, Sixth St., Eastport
  • Giant supermarket, Forest Drive, Bay Ridge
  • Safeway, Forest Drive, Bay Ridge

Self- Service Laundry -  Most of the marinas have washers and dryers for use by their customers.

Postal Services -

  • Eastport Post Office, Bay Ridge Ave., Eastport, next to the Eastport Shopping Center.
  • Mailboxes Etc.- Eastport Shopping Center

Shopping Centers -

  • Eastport Shopping Center - Bay Ridge Ave, Eastport  (This is within walking distance of Mears Marina and the dingy landing of the anchorage.)
  • Bay Ridge Shopping Center - Forest Drive, Bay Ridge
  • Also see Annapolis - City destination

Banks/ATMs -

  • Eastport Shopping Center
  • Bay Ridge Shopping Center

Propane Gas Canister Refills - (see Annapolis - City information)

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Transport

Buses -   See Annapolis - City destination

Taxis - See Annapolis - City destination

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Yacht Services

Since this is our hometown, we have personal experience with everything listed below.

Chandleries -
  • West Marine - 111 Hillsmere St.`, Hillsmere
  • Weems and Plath - 222 Severn  Ave.
  • Oceana Ltd. - 1811 Virginia St,  Annapolis.
  • See Annapolis City for others.

Sailing and Canvas Shops -

  • Housely Sails - Virginia St.
  • North Sails
  • Doyle Sails
  • Sobstad
Rigging Services - Annapolis Yacht Systems, 7074 Bembe Beach Rd.

Charts/Marine Books - West Marine 

Marine Fittings - Chesapeake Marine Fasteners, 10 Willow St.

 

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Medical

Dentists - Dr Tattersall

Optometrist - Dr. Stephen Schwartz

Hospitals - See Annapolis - City

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 Miscellaneous

 The following are services or places visited and recommended by Bob and Judi. We can only say that our experience was a good one and we hope that you will also have a favorable experience.

Liquor Store - 

  • Eastport Liquors - Eastport Shopping Center
  • There is also a liquor store at Bay Ridge Shopping Center.
  • Many others, also see Annapolis - City

Florists Michele's Little Shop of Flowers,  921 Chesapeake Ave.

Delis - Great deli/caterer at Eastport Shopping Center

Theaters/Cinemas - See Annapolis - City

Restaurants -  See Annapolis - Entertainment

Recommended Things to See and Do - See Annapolis - Entertainment 

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