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Here are answers to some of your questions and links to more info, you can also just call 410-941-9463 and ask us or email Jess@AnnapolisCatamaranCharters.com.


Do we offer one day event charters? Yes, a private charter is a great way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or company event. Click on our EVENT CHARTERS page for details.


What to bring on your bareboat charter? Food and drinks, way points on portable GPS, portable DVD player, DVDs (great for kids), your iPod or smartphone (connects to the on-board sound system), a good book, bathing suit, boat shoes, laptop w/WIFI, hat, sunscreen. CDs of your own taste. 

What is on the boat? Linens, pillows, blankets, towels, salt & pepper, paper towel, tee pee, mask and snorkel. See full list on the Specifications page.

Do we have different boats? Imagine is not available? If you would like to charter a different size boat or Imagine is not available we will be glad to arrange that for you, just give us a call. 

Where is the boat? The boat is berthed at Liberty Marina in Edgewater, MD (five miles from downtown Annapolis). Click here for DIRECTIONS.

Where can I learn details about operating the boat before going out on my charter?Click here for the vessel operations manual.


What if I have never sailed a catamaran before? Check out our Catamaran Charter Tips.


What about internet? Annapolis is covered by Annapolis Wireless and many hotels around anchorages and marinas offer WIFI service, quite a few are open. The signals carry surprisingly far over water, but don't expect blazing speeds. You can also bring your WIFI hotspot or mobile phone, there is coverage almost everywhere on the Chesapeake Bay.


What about pump outs? Please have the holding tanks pumped out and keep the receipt as proof. There is a $25 charge if you want us to have the pump out done. This is to help keep the Chesapeake Bay clean. Pump outs are available at most marinas and fuel docks.


What about fuel? We note the fuel level at the beginning of the charter (like when renting a car) and charge you to refill it, or you can top off with DIESEL FUEL during the pump-out. Note that the normal operation of the engines to get out on the Bay, anchoring, recharging batteries etc. for a 2-3 day charter will not use more than a few gallons of diesel.


What about the security deposit? We refund your security deposit within two weeks less any damage, fuel & pump-out charges. We need time to check the boat including propellers and rudders.


What about the weather? Spring on the Chesapeake Bay is delightful usually with good winds. 
The summer is hot and sometimes muggy, although a breeze can be had when anchoring out. Like a quick shower? We experience refreshing thunder showers in the afternoons on muggy days. 
The fall is beautiful when the leaves are changing color, there are good winds and comfortable temperatures. 

Click here for the NOAA weather forecast for Annapolis. This weather forecast is very accurate, but keep checking, the weather does change on occasion:)

Which way is the wind blowing? Check WindFinder for Thomas Point.

Click here for the latest conditions at Thomas Point Light.






A nice day on the Chesapeake Bay


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Call 410-941-9463 for reservations and charter information or
 email Jess@AnnapolisCatamaranCharters.com