Safe Harbor Bohemia Vista
Safe Harbor Bohemia Vista

Welcome to Safe Harbor Bohemia Vista

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Safe Harbor Bohemia Vista offers a quiet, safe harbor as your homeport or a cruising destination - with top amenities, nearby local attractions and some great opportunities for fishing and family boating fun!
Slips Transient Slips Mean Low Max Length/Beam Fuel Dock Pumpout Hauling Capacity Winter Storage

95 floating docks & lifts

10+ floating & lifts





35 tons

Outside & Wet

Located just off the Chesapeake Bay, two miles up the beautiful Bohemia River, Bohemia Vista Marina offers a variety of mooring options to fit your lifestyle whether a sailor or power boater. Stay in the water and take the river with ease and convenience or choose one of our dry storage options for the boater on the go.

The marina’s friendly, family-oriented atmosphere has all the amenities of a yacht club with an in-ground swimming pool, fantastic views of the river, and picnic pavilions with grills. Or if you want to explore, it is an easy trip to Chesapeake City, Havre de Grace, the Sassafrass River & beyond to enjoy great restaurants, state parks, and museums.

We’ve got great fishing here as well, with the Susquehanna Flats and other key hot spots nearby. The crabs are abundant, too!


Bohemia Vista Marina strives to provide its marina members with comfort and convenience. Quality customer experiences and user-friendly facilities and resources are our priorities.

  • Lift slips with auto stops
  • Fully stocked ship store with ice and snacks
  • Newly renovated bath house with private showers
  • In-ground swimming pool to enjoy on hot summer days
  • Boat ramp and trailer parking for your convenience
  • Free pump-outs for current members
  • New boardwalk and picnic areas with gas grills
  • Pet-friendly for those that boat with their dogs
  • New community room with big screen television
  • Free wi-fi access
  • Laundry facility for your convenience

Chesapeake City’s historic area is on the National Historic Registry, as well as Maryland’s Historic Registry. The town has many restored historic homes, shops and galleries, featuring hand-painted originals and prints, antiques, collectibles, clothing, gifts, and crafts. Additional sights include the Canal Museum, art galleries, summer concerts, boat tours, and tours of the nearby horse country. There are also many fine restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and transient/seasonal boat dockage availability. Chesapeake City’s Victorian charm has been featured in several national magazines, including Travel & Leisure, Coastal Living, and Southern Living. Convenient to several large cities on the east coast, this historic village on the banks of the C&D Canal is a favorite spot for those seeking a weekend getaway or a vacation retreat. For all the things to do in Chesapeake City visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website at

About the Area

The 14-mile, hand-dug Chesapeake & Delaware Canal was opened to traffic on October 17, 1829. At that time there were three buildings on the south bank at the western end of the canal. As the ship traffic through the canal increased, the little cluster of buildings grew into a busy commercial community providing goods and services to passengers and shippers. In 1839, the place was named Chesapeake City. By 1849 the town, now extending over to the north bank, was well established and at its population peak. For the next 75 years, Chesapeake City prospered.In 1927, the C&D Canal was dredged to a sea-level waterway, eliminating the need for ships to stop for the locks at Chesapeake City. The town’s economic base quickly declined. Commerce was further complicated in 1942 when a ship destroyed the bridge that connected the two sides of the town, leaving residents and travelers for seven years with only a ferry as a means to cross the canal. The opening of a new high-level bridge in 1949 did nothing to restore the town’s economy—travelers swept by high above the town. Another blow struck the town in the 1960s when an entire street of 39 homes was razed to make way for a widening of the canal, which by then was the third busiest in the world.

Today, Chesapeake City is the only town in Maryland that is situated on a working commercial canal. Most of its interesting 19th-century architecture remains intact, and the area that encompasses it on the south bank has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the city dock, pleasure boaters find a tranquil harbor off the busy Inter-Coastal Waterway, of which the canal is a major element. From the basin, visitors can walk easily into town or tour the Canal Museum, where the story of the canal is told and the massive waterwheel and steam engines that filled the locks stand in mute testimony. Outside is a replica of the lighthouses that lined the canal in days gone by.

Chesapeake City now is a destination widely known for its unique inland view of ocean-going vessels, for the proudly preserved and displayed reminders of its history, and for its friendly hospitality. Travelers discover fine dining, picturesque stores, outdoor concerts, seasonal events, and outstanding bed & breakfasts. From its origin as a rough and rowdy boom town, through an era of dispiriting depression, Chesapeake City has emerged as a charming and interesting place with a warm welcome for its visitors.


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Bohemia Vista Marina

Slips / Storage

Summer Slips

We have over 100 slip options available! Whether you want a fixed or floating slip, our wet slips come in sizes up to 50′! We offer fixed and floating slips up to 70′ with power (30 amp & 50 amp) hook-ups and water. Accompanying our slips, we now offer 12,000 lb and 15,000lb lifts. Plus, there is convenient parking near your boat with easy access to the river.

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In order to provide you with multiple storage options, we also have dry, or land, storage available. We offer winter, summer and on-shore unlimited packages for boats 23′ and bigger. For package details and pricing please give us a call at 410-885-2056.

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Make the good times BETTER. Invite friends and family to join your marina. With the Safe Harbor Referral Program, when your friend signs up for a slip or winter storage, you will both receive a $250 credit towards your slip/storage agreements (see link below for more details).  Please contact your marina office to help answer any additional questions you may have about this program.

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Our Staff

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    Christie Stillwaugh, General Manager


Bohemia Vista Marina

140 Vista Marina Road Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915
General Manager:
Christie Stillwaugh
Buoy Ref:
"NOAA Chart 12277"
39° 29' 15.36" N / 075° 54' 3.9594" W
Directions by Sea: Red and green lights mark the entrance to the docks. Watch for "slow-no wake" markers and mooring balls just outside. Report July 2015, Bohemia River depths are less than charted by up to 2 feet. Local advice is to avoid the northern side of the river and to enter at mid-tide or higher for drafts of 4 feet or more.


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140 Vista Marina Road Chesapeake City MD 21915 USA
39.4876 -75.9011