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Centrally-located county in Maryland and site of the state capital of Annapolis

Live Webcam Bert Jabin's Yacht Yard, Annapolis, Maryland - United States


Maryland’s capital city, is on Chesapeake Bay

The City of Anapolis offers many attractions for visitors, City residents, and businessmen alike. If you feel at home on the water, spend the afternoon kayaking on the Chesapeake Bay or relaxing on a sailboat. You can also attend a walking tour of the historic district. Visit a museum to learn about our maritime history or an art gallery to view famous paintings, ceramics, and silver, created by artists with Maryland roots. The Naval Academy is also a popular destination offering guided tours, sports events, and annual fireworks on the fourth of July. Looking for nighttime entertainment? After you dine in a world famous waterfront restaurant you can find information here on local opera, symphony, ballet, and theater performances.

The Cultural Arts Foundation and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts both strive to enrich the City with performing and visual arts. The Historic Annapolis Foundation preserves Anne Arundel County's and Anapolis' architectural history. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is dedicated to conserving and restoring the waterway while educating the public.

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the nation. It is also one of the most productive bodies of water in the world, highly valued for its commercial and recreational resources. The Chesapeake Bay defines our cuisine, our history, our climate, and our maritime heritage. To understand Annapolis is to first appreciate our relationship with the Chesapeake Bay. It is an ecological wonder, and the subject of many educational and environmental foundations and programs. The health and preservation of the Bay is an ongoing commitment.

Explore Annapolis and Anne Arundel County by water. Spend a day sailing the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in North America, host a social event on a breathtaking yacht, or kayak the many creeks feeding the Bay. From performance sailing and boat shows to relaxed sailing charters, there are so many things to do and so much to see!

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is closer than you think. Centrally located between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C., we are easily accessible by car or bus via major thoroughfares. Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is located in the heart of Anne Arundel County, offering service from major airline carriers including Southwest Airlines. Amtrak offers a convenient East Coast stop near the airport.

Surrounded by 400+ miles of the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County offers a wide range of unique venues for your next meeting. We have it all—from locations where some of the most important events in history took place, to spectacular waterfront facilities that you’ll find awe-inspiring, and teambuilding activities guaranteed to get your team’s adrenaline pumping.

Come Sail Away to a place where teambuilding works better outside the meeting room. Imagine your group as the crew on a 74-foot-schooner, learning about how to work the helm, navigate and trim the sail while skimming along the sun streaked Chesapeake Bay. Then, as an experienced captain calls out orders, you sail swiftly back toward the Severn River, competing with another schooner in a “match racing” format.

Feel the wind in your face and the strain on your muscles, followed by the high-fives of your colleagues as you step ashore and pop the cork on some victory champagne! It's the ultimate team building challenge, just one among many single-day or multi-day opportunities for incredible corporate outings in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

For other safe and exhilarating team building experiences on the Chesapeake, you can climb aboard sailing yachts or custom power yachts. Back on land, go for the gold during your company’s very own Beach Olympics. Feel the sand sift through your toes during volleyball, relays and other competitive games. With the setting sun reflected in the rippling water, there’s still time for networking.

Let colonial guides clue you in on a unique scavenger hunt amid the historic homes and buildings of Annapolis. Armed only with a compass, you and your team can follow clues to discover the hidden secrets of Maryland's colonial capital. Afterward, cap a perfect day with a dinner of colonial fare that includes entertainment provided by a jovial balladeer!

Also available are more traditional team building seminars, workshops and programs, but in very untraditional settings, surrounded by all the mystique of the Chesapeake Bay region.

Groups that are visiting for more than one day should be sure to sample sumptuous seafood at a local restaurant and enjoy accommodations that range from quaint bed and breakfasts, boat and breakfasts, campgrounds and country inns, to luxurious hotels with friendly staff at your service.

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County has it all - hundreds of years of history, boat and walking tours, great attractions, sailing excursions, golf, fishing, shopping, great pubs and restaurants. Plus, we are known for our year-round festivals and blockbuster events and boast one of the largest malls in the country.

In 1764, a canal was marked off along a conceptual route stretching across the Delmarva Peninsula from the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay to the Delaware River. The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal was the vision of Augustine Herman to connect Maryland commerce with the colonies to the North. After an unsuccessful first start further to the north construction began at the Chesapeake City location in 1824 and was completed in October of 1829. At it's completion, two structures were reported to have been standing in the town which was then known as Bohemia Village: a pre-revolutionary building known as Chick's Tavern House and a lock house for collecting tolls.