Help! Suggestions needed to plan our trip, please.

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by J&J Express, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. J&J Express

    J&J Express New Member

    8
    Oct 1, 2017
    New Jersey
    50 Sea Ray
    QSM11 660 hp
    We are looking to take a trip from the Atlantic City area down the Chesapeake. Just wondering about how long the trip is from AC to Chesapeake City, and should this be our first stop? We are traveling in a 50 ft. Sea Ray. We’ve only gone south to Ocean City Maryland so this is new territory for us. We were thinking about making stops in Chesapeake City, Annapolis, St. Michaels, the Baltimore Harbour. Any recommendations on where to go, stay, see would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. SCORPIO

    SCORPIO Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 7, 2008
    Delaware
    1989 300 DA
    Twin 5.7 Merc Alpha I
    Lewes Delaware is across the Bay from Cape May and is a very nice town, good food and shoppng all close to the water. Slips are scarce so call the harbor master to reserve one being that you are on the large side.
    If you don' stop in Lewes, don't stop until Chesapeake city, not enough water in the small creeks along the DE. BAY for a boat your size.
     
  3. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    I'll take a stab at your first question. Looks like about 118 statutory miles. 6-7 hours? depending upon how fast you're able to go, which is usually a function of the sea conditions. Delaware Bay can be real bad, I've heard, if the wind and the tide are opposing each other. I did it once on a friend's boat and it was beautiful.

    I'll let the Chesapeake guys give you guidance on where to stay!
     
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  4. SCORPIO

    SCORPIO Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 7, 2008
    Delaware
    1989 300 DA
    Twin 5.7 Merc Alpha I
    In Delaware we say, 'wind against tide means a rough ride' 'winds from the north (over about 10 kts) don't go forth.' In a 50 foot boat you have more of a wave tolerance than smaller craft but watch the winds just the same.
     
  5. J&J Express

    J&J Express New Member

    8
    Oct 1, 2017
    New Jersey
    50 Sea Ray
    QSM11 660 hp
    Thanks for the info. I’ll look Into Lewes Delaware. We were actually thinking about our first stop being Chesapeake City.
     
  6. J&J Express

    J&J Express New Member

    8
    Oct 1, 2017
    New Jersey
    50 Sea Ray
    QSM11 660 hp
    Thanks for responding. We’ve been estimating about 6 hours from LBI to Chesapeake City but are trying to get confirmation. Don’t know if we want to make that run in one day or two. We’ve never traveled the Delaware Bay we usually stay in the ocean so we are looking for guidance.
     
  7. J&J Express

    J&J Express New Member

    8
    Oct 1, 2017
    New Jersey
    50 Sea Ray
    QSM11 660 hp
    We’ve never ventured this way. We usually stay in the ocean so we’ve been looking for advice.
     
  8. swaterhouse

    swaterhouse Member GOLD Sponsor

    307
    Jan 7, 2015
    Mattapoisett, MA
    2007 Sundancer 44
    Cummins QSC 8.3
    Not sure when you are planning to go but there are 5 (or 6) boats coming from NYC area starting July 28th-ish headed to Chesapeake for 2 weeks, hitting every port you have listed, your more than welcome to join us for some or all. Link to details below.

    http://clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/csr-northeast-flotilla-2018-heading-to-chesapeake-bay.87178/

    I haven't fully detailed my travel to/from plans but it looks to be about 5-6 hours from AC to Chesapeake City assuming you have good weather.
     
  9. J&J Express

    J&J Express New Member

    8
    Oct 1, 2017
    New Jersey
    50 Sea Ray
    QSM11 660 hp
    Thank you for the invite. That would have been fun. We love meeting new boating friends. Unfortunately we are traveling the middle of August. Have a safe trip.
     

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