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Listed below are some motels, hotels, and places to eat in the vicinity of Holiday Hill Marina, Edgewater/Mayo Maryland where you can stay before or after your DreamCatcher Charter or during the time you are taking sailing lessons aboard DreamCatcher. Also, plan on an extended stay before or after your Charter or sailing instruction. Under the Places of Interest column, find that additional time activity.


FISHERMAN'S DOCK: A Unique Houseboat Experience - For reservations and info contact: Fisherman’s Dock at 1.410.798.7503 or, better yet, email

Sam's Market - The biggest and best sandwiches you can find on the way to Holiday Hill Marina - on Maryland Route 214 a mile and half before you get to the Marina. Located at 949 Mayo Rd
Edgewater MD 21037 . Call ahead and order your sandwiches before arriving for your Charter or sailing instructions.
Primary: 410 798-8001

Annapolis Day Trips - Want to spend an extra day before or after your Charter or Instructions aboaqrd DreamCatcher? Then check out some day trips in the vicinity of Annapolis.
Annapolis Lodging - a Complete guide to lodging facilities within minutes of Holiday Hill Marina home port of DreamCatcher

Bayside Inn Restaurant - Check out their menu!! Good food and good times abound where you can relive your Charter aboard DreamCatcher. Within 5 minutes of Holiday Hill Marina

Calvert Cliffs State Park - The cliffs which dominate the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay for thirty miles in Calvert County, were formed over 15 million years ago when all of Southern Maryland was covered by a warm, shallow sea. Over 600 species of fossils have been identified from these cliffs, with the teeth of various species of shark as the most abundant fossils. The park is 14 miles south of Prince Frederick on Maryland Routes 2 & 4.

  Old Stein Inn- German Food & Drink - complete with beer garden and Polka

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center– Just minutes from Holiday Hill Marina the center has two interpretive walking trails, offers a calendar of activities including a seminar series and has guided canoe tours on a scheduled basis. The water side part of the Institute offers beautiful fall leaf watching from the Rhode and West Rivers. A featured excursion on the fall leaf watching Charter.


Ghosts of Annapolis- Do you really want to know what goes on in Annapolis at Night???? Haunted houses, restless spirits, the ghosts of Joe Morgue, Thomas Dance, and the Headless Man and scary tales abound on a Guided Ghost Walk or Haunted Pub Crawl. Call Ghosts of Annapolis Tours for reservations - 410-263-9686,

    Concord Point Lighthouse, Susquehanna River, Havre de Grace; 410-939-3213 Dockage: in-town marinas
    Fort Washington Lighthouse, Potomac River, grounds of Fort Washington Park; 301-763-4600, Dockage: closest is Fort Washington Marina on Piscataway Creek; lighthouse is about 2 miles away by shoreline (accessible at low tide), 1 mile by roads
    Hooper Strait Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels; 410-745-2916 , Dockage: daytime tie-ups permitted at museum dock (fee)
    Piney Point Lighthouse, Potomac River, Lighthouse Museum and Park, Piney Point; 301-769-2222 Dockage: museum pier 
    Point Lookout Lighthouse, mouth of Potomac River, Point Lookout State Park; 301-872-5688 Dockage: short-term tie-ups at camp store pier on Lake Conoy (1-mile hike to lighthouse); the closest marina, Point Lookout on Smith Creek, is about 5 miles away 
    Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse & Lightship Chesapeake, Baltimore Maritime Museum, Inner Harbor; 410-396-3453, Dockage: Inner Harbor marinas & city docking facilities
    Turkey Point Lighthouse, mouth of Elk River, Elk Neck State Park; 410-287-8170 , Dockage: none in park's Elk River boat area; best accessed by car from town of North East
    Blackistone Lighthouse(replica), Potomac River, St. Clements Island Museum, Coltons Point; 301-769-2222, Dockage: state park dock on island
    Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse owned), Chesapeake Bay offshore of Sandy Point State Park ; 410-974-2149 Dockage: park marina