I had the pleasure of staying overnight at a transient slip in your marina. The marina facilities, as always, were first rate, but I am writing specifically to commend the efforts of Dockmaster Terry Walters. Her directions were clear and concise and the transient dock was easily identified and clearly marked for an “after hours” arrival. The registration procedure the following morning was quick, pleasant, and efficient. If only one could look forward to such consideration and courtesy at the other (many) marinas I visit each year.
– Captain Jeremy Hopkins, Annapolis, MD
After cruising for a year and a half, Lady needed some serious maintenance. Zahniser’s had a specialist for each of her needs; main engine, generator, air conditioning, refrigeration, carpentry. Everybody was friendly, courteous, and helpful. The pool was good. There’s a restaurant and two bars at the marina and town is an easy walk. We love this place and we’ll be back.
– Captain McNamara, Tulsa
Marina services are complete; physical plant is exceptionally well maintained. Friends of ours have had complex repairs done with no complaints. The restaurant has a long tradition of very fine southern Maryland cuisine. Small, beautiful vista, not stuffy. Just right. One of our favorite restaurants for many years. Marina is in the heart of the Solomons Island tourist Mecca. A little far to walk to the Tiki Bar down at the other end of the island, but you probably could use the exercise. I know I do!
– Pasadena, MD
This is an excellent marina and staff. There is everything available here that you may want. Grocery store and post office about 3/4 miles away from the marina.
– Captain Cilibraise
This is a nice place. We have used both the slips and their Mooring balls. Mooring comes with pass to the pools and facilities. The pool is terrific with it’s own bar..very nice. Well stocked store and working yard. Short walk to town and eateries. Nice helpful folks as well. Restaurant on the grounds is nice as well. Enjoy… Big Grin
– Chesapeake Bay, MD
If you want your boat repairs/maintenance done to the highest standards and you can afford it, Zahniser’s is hard to beat. They have done all my serious repairs and custom fabrications and I’m very happy with their work. First class operation.
– Solomons Island, MD
A first-rate spot. Dockhands very helpful. Beautiful property, and exceptional shower facilities. Good restaurant on site. Free bikes. An easy walk to town and services. Highly recommend.
Stayed here in July 08 while emergency work was done on our engine; the staff was so impressive we came back in Nov 08 to leave our boat for the winter. The marina is immaculately maintained with a large pool and good facilities. The location is beautiful and close to the town center; grocery store is about a mile away.
– Captain Jo S, Bermuda
Extremely nice marina with full amenities. Staff extremely helpful. Had a steering problem and the staff went out of its way to launch a small boat and tow us into the correct dock space and then wait around to make certain that everything was in order. Reasonable rates for the area. Great access to the town. Very friendly dock mates and nice picnic areas for relaxing, etc. Definitely a place to stay.
– Captain Dave, Norfolk, VA
We love Zahniser’s. For us, coming from Baltimore, it is a perfect stop-over when running down the bay, to Norfolk or Rudee’s Inlet. They have the friendliest staff, a great pool and there are always lots of activities in town. One of our favorite places on the bay! Can’t wait to get back in September for Trawler Fest.
– Captain Charlie
Thank you for your generosity in allowing the Sultana to dock at the marina last week. Everything went very smoothly from start to finish. I also want to extend my thanks to the staff at the yachting center. The Dockmaster was terrific and the Sultana captain had nothing but good things to say about the accommodations and her crew’s interaction with your staff. I am ever mindful of the importance of good neighbors. You and the Yachting Center win my Good Neighbor Gold Award for the year.
– Calvert Marine Museum Deputy Director, Solomons
We want to take the time to send a very special thank you to everyone at Zahniser’s who have made our trip possible! The boat has had no problems to speak of, thanks to all the good work each and everyone does during the off season. More specifically the new windlass and furler have proved themselves on a daily basis, and all the usual maintenance work has thankfully resulted in a trouble free trip so far. Our thoughts of summer vacation are what get us through the winter work season and once again you have made it all worthwhile.
– Evergreen, Solomons
Zahniser’s may be the nicest marina on the bay. They have, in my opinion, the best restaurant in Solomons on their premises. The also do very, very good work on boats.
– Captain Henkin, Royal Tern
Just a quick note to recognize the excellent hospitality we have enjoyed on our several visits aboard our sailboat Celestial. The Dockmaster and her summer helpers were excellent as always. She goes the extra mile to accommodate us and has ensured we will keep coming back.
– Captain Lindner, Celestial
Just a quick note to say that everything worked out well with our stay at Zahniser’s last weekend. The pool, the bar, the bicycles, the museum, and the hospitality make your destination a favorite for us…Zahniser’s has everything a 7 year old needs. You all run a beautiful place to visit. Thanks again!
– Captain Vail, Virginia
So much in life goes unsaid, so here is one exception. All of you at ZYC have made a huge contribution to our boating experience. Being new at all of this with our first boat, we still thank the Sea Gods for planting us there in Solomons back in 2006. Your responsiveness, your help, the excellent quality of everything you do and the friendliness with which it is all delivered are VERY MUCH appreciated. We can not imagine a better place to keep our boat. Thanks to all of you!
– Captain McCarty, Mississippi
I have spent the last 30 years struggling through my client’s boat repairs in yards from Miami to Newport. This experience has resulted in a very short list of yards I can recommend without hesitation. After sending or delivering Hinckleys, Burgers, Hatterases, Symbols, Monks, Grand Banks, Offshores, Jarvis Newman’s, to name a few, to Zahniser’s, I can say without reservation that Zahniser’s is without a doubt, the best yacht service organization I have encountered. My clients have tested the ZYC team year after year with every boat service imaginable from custom tanks, varnish, full paint jobs, electronics, mechanicals and rigging. The owners of these boats are very particular and respect value yet the calls and emails of praise keep coming in thanking me for referring them to your yard. Please pass on to your technicians that their efforts and professionalism is the talk of the Bay.
– Walczak Yacht Brokerage Service, Annapolis
An over due note of thanks to let you know that it was meant to be for our transmission to fail his past May. Truly, the week at Zahniser’s was one of our best vacations, in large part due to your thoughtfulness and professionalism. If you hadn’t made a spot for our SeaRay that day, no telling where we would have ended up. Thank you again. In the meantime, we have met countless other boaters who have been at your marina and also had a terrific experience.
– The Campbells, Beaufort, NC
Thank you for the wonderful experience. Our two seasons at Zahniser’s will always be memorable. Your service and accommodations are wonderful.
– The Patry’s
Thank you so much for everything you did for us with the boat. It was a huge comfort to know that we could leave our boat with you and that it would be taken care of. You really run a first class operation and it showed clearly with our experience. We look forward to working together and sending you boaters. Thanks again for everything.
– Joy, Marina Life