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The Great Escape Cruise Part 2

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 3:00 PM until Monday, August 17, 2020, 10:00 AM
Tolchester Marina and Great Oak Marina at Fairlee Creek.
Sue Bartlett
Registration is required
Members pay for their own charges

The Great Escape Cruise Part 2!

The Great Escape Part 1 on July 17-27 was such a success – we decided to turn the Great Escape Cruise into a continuing “series” for 2020!  Hosted by Chuck and Sue Bartlett.

First how are we handling Covid? In this crazy time, things change daily – and we just have to “roll with it”.  So, cruisers, here’s our chance to be spontaneous and flexible and still keep safe.  What better way to “socially distance” yourself than to hop on your boat and “ESCAPE”?  We know that MD recommends masks, 6 foot separation, groupings limited to 10 or less. But we are all adults, you may individually decide your own comfort level.  If you feel sick that weekend or know you’ve been around someone with a confirmed case, we all expect you to stay home.
The Great Escape Part 2 will be a shorter jaunt and will focus on territory toward the northern part of the Bay – Tolchester Marina and Fairlee Creek.  Please sign up on the August event calendar listing on Of course, you may attend any part of the cruise or all of it, just let Bartlett’s ( know your plans as to when to expect you! 

You are responsible for making your own slip arrangements for both marinas are made through Dockwa.t

Thursday, August 13 – Tolchester Marina

Reservations for slips are made through Dockwa.  Slips are $2.75/ft per night plus $8 for 30 amp or $15 for 2 30 amp or 50 amp.  Check in time is noon or after. Marina phone number for questions is:  410-778-1400.

We will meet for docktails in the pavilion from 6-7pm.  Dinner will be on your own.  Restaurant is not open on Thursdays – so bring your own- we can eat together in the pavilion or eat back at your boat!

Friday, August 14 – Tolchester Marina

During the day, we can sit by the pool and enjoy the summer!

There will be music at The Shanty Bar by the Jim Cochran Band at 7pm. 
Those of you that want to will meet for cocktails at the bar and bar type food for dinner or you may eat on your boat.


Saturday, August 15 – Fairlee Creek Great Oak Marina

Check out time at Tolchester Marina is by 11am.  We have a short 5.1 nm run up to Fairlee Creek. Reservations for slips are made through Dockwa.  Slips are $2.75/ft per night plus $6 for 30 amp or $12 for 2 30 amp or 50 amp.  Check in time is noon or after. Marina phone number for questions is:  410-778-5007. 

A boater’s paradise, Great Oak Landing is home to Jellyfish Joel’s Beach Bar, voted “Best of the Bay” year after year by Chesapeake Bay Magazine. The Landing Restaurant and Bar offers casual waterfront dining, live entertainment, and all the best sporting events on HD TVs. Members can enjoy the six-hole executive golf course, time on our 200’ private sandy beach, or keep in shape in our fitness center. Our large pool deck and tiki bar are a great way to cool off during those hot summer days.

We also offer many conveniences including high-speed wi-fi internet service, cable TV, modern bathhouses, and laundry facilities. Our boat detailing services to ensure that your vessel will always be ready for the next adventure.

We offer the convenience of fuel services providing 89 octane gasoline and diesel fuel at our fuel dock. Great Oak Landing is a full-service repair facility featuring our 50-ton travel-lift for service and repairs.

During the day, we will enjoy the pool and then meet for docktails from 6-7pm.   We may be able to arrange transportation into Chestertown during the morning for the farmer’s market (9.4 miles away).  Dinner is on your own.

Sunday, August 16 – Fairlee Creek Great Oak Marina

We will have time for pool time, beach, picnicking, dinghy rides or kayaking during the day.

At 6 pm, you may wish to meet at the Restaurant for a group dinner – separate checks.





Monday, August 17 – Fleet Departs for Home

The next “Great Escape Cruise – Part 3” will take place September 17-22, starting in Solomons Island, cruising to Crisfield and then visiting Slaughter Creek and Cambridge on the way home!  Look for details soon!