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Category: Staff

Meet Mickey Lalor: Our Charter Fleet Service Manager

We are excited to announce the addition of Mickey Lalor to the Cruise Annapolis team as our Charter Fleet Service Manager. Mickey joins us with a wealth of knowledge accumulated from his 26-year career in the United States Coast Guard as a Response Operations and Boat Forces Specialist. During his career, he spent over 17 years stationed in different regions of the Gulf Coast, including a post as Commanding Officer at South Padre Island on the Texas-Mexico border. During this time he conducted both boat operations, law enforcement, and search and rescue missions. Having recently retired from the military, he and his wife and children have settled in the Annapolis area.

Mickey grew up in Florida, on the ICW, sailing with his father on a Hobie Cat, Sunfish, and Catalina. While working on power boats in the Coast Guard, he continued sailing as a hobby with friends in Annapolis for small races. His whole family also enjoys cruising on the Chesapeake Bay when able, and even plan to take a catamaran trip off Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii later this month.

When asked about his desire to continue working on the water, Mickey emphasized his “love for interacting with the maritime community”. He gained his 100ton Captains License in 2002, and always planned to utilize it in some capacity after Coast Guard retirement.  With his new position at Cruise Annapolis, he will ultimately be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of a growing charter fleet. He looks forward to the interaction with charter clients and their guests, to ensure they enjoy their time and maybe learn a little seamanship from him.  Hopefully, they become return charterers or even new owners of their own yacht.

Welcome to the team, Mickey!

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Category: Around Annapolis, Charter Tips

5 of the Best Places to Grab a Bite in Annapolis

Spring is finally here and chartering season is upon us. As the Maryland State Capital and America’s Sailing Capital, Annapolis is booming with charming attractions and activities during the warm months ahead. Whether you’re heading out on a weekend charter or a week-long trip, you’ll need to fuel up on food to keep the fun going. Consider trying one (or more!) of these places to dine:

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Category: Around Annapolis, Charter Tips

Top 10 Cruising Destinations on the Chesapeake Bay

It’s no secret that the Chesapeake Bay is home to some of the best sailing destinations in the United States – Annapolis, MD is America’s Sailing Capital after all! The Cruise Annapolis charter base is situated just across from the United States Naval Academy and is one to two days of sailing away from popular stops. Charter guests delight in the ease of access to the following top ten cruising destinations:  

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Category: Around Annapolis, Charter Tips

Why Choose Cruise Annapolis for Your Charter Adventures?

An Interview with Repeat Charter Guest: Andrew Gunn

When it comes to choosing the perfect company to charter with, people spend a lot of time researching everything from yacht availabilities to local attractions to pricing.

Our team had a wonderful conversation with one of our frequent charter guests, Andrew Gunn, to determine what motivates him to continue working with us for his family’s chartering adventures. For the past three charter seasons, the Gunn family of four has traveled to Annapolis to charter catamarans from our fleet of Jeanneau and Fountaine Pajot models.

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Category: Around Annapolis, Uncategorized

5 Annapolis Landmarks to Visit

When you charter with Cruise Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay you have the opportunity to experience quite a bit of American history. Whether you’re most familiar with the landscape of Annapolis by land or by water, every local and visitor has a favorite landmark. From historic buildings to the lighthouses that dot the Chesapeake Bay, there many fun facts to learn about our hometown. Here are five local landmarks to keep an eye out for during your charter:

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