The historic 18th-century seaport town of Annapolis, Maryland is America's sailing capital. Known best for the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S. Naval Academy, and delicious steamed crabs & crab cakes, Annapolis offers the perfect balance of small town charm and big world sophistication. With over 500 miles of magnificent shoreline, the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States, providing great sailing, fishing, and sightseeing.
South Annapolis Yacht Centre is nestled in the Maritime Republic of Eastport, with only a short walk or water taxi ride connecting you to historic downtown Annapolis, the Naval Academy, shops, and restaurants. Our docks overlook Annapolis Harbor and Spa Creek with fantastic views of St. Mary's Church and the Eastport Bridge. Our wonderful location provides you with access to the liveliness of downtown Annapolis and the quiet tranquility of Eastport.
The natural beauty of Spa Creek and abundance of century-old trees decorate the area, looking out over historic St. Mary's Church. From this location, you are close to some of the Bay's best cruising and fishing areas. Attractive destinations such as Baltimore's Inner Harbor, St. Michael's, Oxford, and Solomon's are only a short boat trip away.
Directions by Land
Start on US Route 50 (US-301 / John Hanson Highway). Take Exit 24 to MD Route 70 (Rowe Blvd.) heading south. Continue on Rowe Boulevard for (1.2) miles and bear right onto Northwest Street. Continue left on Northwest Street for (0.1) miles to Church Circle. Take the 4th right off of Church Circle onto Duke of Gloucester Street. Continue for (0.5) miles then turn right onto Compromise Street. Go over the Eastport Drawbridge and make your first right onto Severn Avenue (past the Mercedes Dealership). Go three blocks to the stop sign and make a right onto Washington Street. The marina is straight ahead with the Walton Lane driveway on the left. SAYC is located at 1 Walton Lane (corner of Washington Street & Boucher Avenue). The marina office is down the ramp and through the tunnel towards the water. Click here to visit Google Maps
Directions by Water
As you round "Greenbury Point" you can follow the fairway marked by cans, bells, and nuns for about 3/4 mile. This will allow you to clear "Horn Point" shoal to port (FL. 6 sec. HP). The Severn River and the U.S. Naval Academy will be directly in front of you. Bearing to port you will enter Annapolis Harbor. At the split channel marker (GC "1SC") bear left leaving the mooring field to starboard. Pass under the Spa Creek Bridge (opens on request every half hour, in season - VHF CH 13 / 410-974-3840) and the marina will be directly ahead towards the covered slips. The main turning basin is due west from the bridge with additional dockage past the covered slips to port. Click here to visit The Annapolis Harbor Nautical Chart.