Few people know the Chesapeake Bay and it’s waterways as well as Tow Jamm’s very own Fleet Captain, Trevor Hammon. Trevor is a local captain, waterman and waterfowl hunting guide. His knowledge of the Eastern Shore and it’s tributaries are second to none. Capt. Trevor has handpicked some of his favorite anchorages and we are sharing them so that you can enjoy fall boating to the fullest.
From North to South:
Queenstown Creek- Located just north of the Kent Narrows, this getaway offers a secluded anchorage and a great beach and sandbar for the kids and family. Be sure to stay in the middle of the channel when entering the Creek.
Lloyds Creek- just past Shaw Bay on the Wye River is a perfect place to drop the hook and enjoy the wildlife. If you haven’t explored the Wye River, it’s one of our favorites on the Bay!
Leeds Creek- just off of the Miles River and across from St. Michaels Harbor, Leeds Creek offers a safe anchorage, wildlife and a short ride into St. Michaels for restaurants, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Marinas and great local shops. If you haven’t visited St. Michaels, it's a must!
Grace Creek- located off of Broad Creek, near Bozman. Grace Creek is a picturesque anchorage and great place to watch local crabbers bringing in their catch to P.T. Hambelton’s Seafood. Get lucky and you might even be able to buy some fresh crabs off the boat!
Dun Cove- off of Harris Creek, near Tilghman Island. Dun Cove is a beautiful deepwater anchorage and a short dinghy ride away from the waterfront restaurants and marinas on Tilghmans Knapps Narrows.
Tripps Creek- behind Deep Water Point off of the Tred Avon River. Past the town of Oxford, this is a stunning setting and quiet place to enjoy a night on the hook. Open a book, sit back and relax!
The Strand- just off the Town of Oxford is a mooring field and anchorage. Enjoy watching the Bellevue Car Ferry bring its passengers across the River and be sure to visit historic Oxford with its beaches, restaurants, marinas and great streets for walking and exploring the local maritime culture.
La Trappe Creek- located just off of the Choptank River, La Trappe Creek at Martin’s Hollow will be on your portside as you enter, there is a beautiful beach and sand bar to your port going into the creek. There is deep water close to the beach. If you’re looking to visit a port for the day, you can cruise up to Cambridge to visit the historic town, eat at the delicious restaurants and get any supplies or parts you need.
British Harbor- up the Choptank River, one mile north of Chancellors Point- this is a deepwater anchorage. When anchored at British Harbor, boaters can dinghy over to Suicide Bridge Restaurant for great food, they also have slips available. Check to see their schedule for their Mississippi style paddle wheel boat for its rides and dinner cruises!
Hudson Creek- off of the Little Choptank River. Looking for a secluded, peaceful anchorage to truly escape? Hudson Creek will be on your port side as you enter the Little Choptank, anchor inside the mouth of the creek and enjoy the view!
*Before anchoring, please check the weather forecast, the tides and local charts of the area to familiarize yourself. Be sure you set your anchor with the appropriate scope ratio and turn on your anchor light if you are staying overnight. You are responsible for your boat and the safety of you and your guests aboard. For more information or questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-745-3000. Happy Boating!