In some communities, boating isn’t just a hobby; it’s a way of life. Beautiful Rock Hall is one such place. Located on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Rock Hall’s history is intertwined with maritime culture. Shipping, fishing, and seafood processing have been several of the city’s most prominent industries dating back centuries. 

If you’re looking for somewhere new to set sail and enjoy pristine waters, Rock Hall could be the perfect vacation destination for you. Osprey Point offers lodging in Rock Hall and operates two of the city’s marinas. As local experts, we’re here to share some insights on boating in the area.

Rock Hall Marinas, Boat Rentals, & Fishing Charters

For a city with just over 1,300 people, Rock Hall sure has a lot of marinas, a whopping 12 of them. That’s a little over 100 people per marina! The sheer amount of marinas in Rock Hall shows the significance of boating in the area. If you’re visiting, boating is an absolute must; there’s so much to explore. 

The most famous body of water to check out is the iconic Chesapeake Bay. Known for being the largest estuary in the U.S. and for its seafood, the Chesapeake Bay is an excellent place for all types of boating. Whether you prefer sailing, powerboating, or cruising, the Chesapeake Bay has you covered. Rock Hall provides almost instant access to the Chesapeake Bay, making it super convenient for locals and tourists alike.

If you’re an angler, don’t forget to pack your fishing gear, Rock Hall is a hotspot for fishing. If you want a little guidance or don’t have a boat to set out on your own, Rock Hall is home to plenty of great fishing charters. Most of Rock Hall’s fishing charters will get you out on the waters of the Upper and Middle Chesapeake Bay and have you reeling in quality catches in no time.

Outside of the Chesapeake Bay, there are plenty of other places to explore or drop anchor and unwind. Still Pond was named the “Best of the Bay” by Chesapeake Bay Magazine as an excellent, although shallow, anchorage. Worton Creek is another convenient anchorage, though it can be quite busy. On the Northside of Rock Hall, Swan Creek is a beautiful spot to discover and anchor your boat. 

Don’t have a boat of your own? Don’t worry; you don’t need to own a boat to enjoy the region’s pristine waterways. There are several boat rental companies that will set you up with everything you need to get out on the water. 

A view from The Annex on the Bay, overlooking one of Rock Hall's marinasLuxury Accommodations in Rock Hall, MD

Do you want to stay near the water? Osprey Point has you covered. One of our lodging options in Rock Hall, The Annex on the Bay, is right on the water’s edge and overlooks Gratitude Marina. To book your stay, make a reservation online or call us at 410-639-2194.