Annapolis has been named one of the top waterfront destinations in the country. Want to arrive in true style? Come by boat. Annapolis is located at 38 degrees, 58 minutes, 35 seconds north and 76 degrees, 28 minutes, and 46 seconds west. 

Annapolis welcomes boaters from near and far, with several desirable access points for mooring your boat and plentiful marine services. Choose to anchor in downtown Annapolis or Eastport, where the action is. Or, if you prefer, where it’s quieter. We’ve made it easy for you to choose where to dock by breaking down your options by locale. Planning to come by boat, read our article "Coming by Boat? Let Us Help You Choose where to Dock" for more information.

If you make arrangements with the Harbor Master's office in advance, your slip at City Dock will be ready and waiting for you. Or, you can drop anchor at a mooring ball right in front of the Naval Academy and catch a water taxi into town. Sandy Point State Park's marina facility includes 22 launching ramps. Six finger piers are available for day use on a first-come, first-served basis. The public boat launch at Truxton Park is open year round.

Check out Portbook for a more complete listing of Annapolis and Chesapeake Bay marinas that provide slips and services for recreational boaters. The Chesapeake Boater's Guide introduces paddlers and boaters to the best places to access America's first national water trail, the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.  

Dozens of public and private yacht yards and marinas define the coastline of Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay. Whether you choose to dock in Annapolis or follow our four rivers to ports in the Annapolis countryside, you'll find the services and supplies you need for the next leg of your journey. Bon voyage!