Re: Cruising middle lower Chesapeake Bay
You may also want to consider coming up the York river....to York River Yacht Haven. You can get overnight dockage and there is an excellent resturant, pool, laundry facilities and ship's store.
It is right across from Yorktown where there are beaches, restaurants, and a maritime museum. You can motor over and dock for several hours for just a few dollars.
We often see dolphins in that area as well.