When you’re craving a crisp fall boating adventure, surrounded by beautiful changing foliage, there’s no better place to be than the Chesapeake Bay—and your Marlago Boat can help you experience the bay with style, comfort, and the ultimate dry ride for captains and passengers alike.

Just read on to learn more about this beautiful boating destination, some of our favorite spots, and a few fall tips before you launch!

Gear up

With cool weather here (and even lower temps on the way), you will want to dress in warm, weatherproof layers for whatever the day may bring.
And of course, one of the most essential pieces of gear for exploring the Chesapeake Bay is your boat itself! Because the Bay boasts so many beautiful, varied landscapes in its expanse—from spacious open water at the heart, to smaller river channels where you can meander past charming waterfront towns and quiet creeks, too—you need a boat whose hull lends itself to tight, precise handling with an onboard space that doesn’t skimp on comfort. Marlago’s 37SS provides the best of both worlds, with optional amenities like built-in tables and a lighted livewell that help you further customize your fishing gear needs.

Chesapeake Bay, your way

Depending on where you are located, you might start your Chesapeake Bay adventure from one of the smaller rivers that flow into it—such as the Potomac or Occoquan. Each delivers a dose of fall foliage and charming landscapes to discover as you navigate gentle curves and watch for local wildlife and shorebirds. Once you venture closer toward the heart of the Chesapeake Bay, brackish, breezy air all around, you can take your fun to the next level with fast-paced cruising or, for anglers, some serious trolling.

But many boaters agree—one of the best parts of your Chesapeake Bay boating adventure is the part that comes after! Your gear or fresh catch stowed away, the crisp autumn sun starting to dip toward the horizon, you are free to simply enjoy the view (and at this time of year, there’s no shortage of views to savor) and perhaps pull up to one of the Bay’s waterfront neighborhoods for a by-the-water bite or stroll around, from Annapolis to Havre de Grace or even Virginia’s Cape Charles, depending on how far south you venture.

(Tip: Adjustable seating on your Marlago 37SS lets you effortlessly transition from fast-paced fun to family downtime, where everyone can unwind and enjoy the swirls of fall color all around.)

We hope that these tips help you enjoy your Chesapeake Bay cruising adventure to the fullest! From splashing summer days to charming fall escapes, your Marlago Boat helps you experience it all in style and comfort. Swing by Marlago Boat dealer Prince William Marina, located on the beautiful Occoquan River, to meet a friendly team of premier Virginia boat dealers and get to know the 37SS in person.