Deltaville has been dubbed “Boating Capital of the Chesapeake” for good reason. This beautiful, rural peninsula hosts 24 marinas and 10 boatyards. Its location makes it a popular home port as well as a convenient cruising destination. If you need anything for your boat, you can find it here: service, provisions, marine supplies, all served up with welcoming smiles. Deltaville residents take pride in their community and love to share a lifestyle of fishing tournaments, sailing races, local festivals and firehouse dinners. There are consignment and antique shops to browse on a lazy day in port and if you are in the mood for some touring, head for Deltaville Maritime Museum in Holly Point Nature Park. The museum chronicles the history of Chesapeake Bay watermen and its 36 acre park features outdoor sculpture gardens and a venue for waterfront plays and concerts. If you have time, see the tip end of Deltaville, called Stingray Point. Local lore says Captain John Smith was stung by a stingray here and was given the antidote for the bite by local Native Americans.
Where to Dock
- Deltaville Marina (804-776-9812, deltavillemarina.com) is a full-service, family-friendly facility in a resort-like setting on Jackson Creek.
- Deltaville Yachting Center (804-776-9898, dycboat.com) a fullservice marina, home of Chesapeake Yacht Sales, on Broad Creek.
- Norton Yachts (804-776-9211, nortonyachts.com) a full service marina, sailboat school and charters, yacht sales, on Broad Creek.
- Chesapeake Cove Marina (804-776-6855, chesapeakecovemarina.com) a full service marina with on-site prop shop, on Broad Creek.