A Great Location with Easy Chesapeake Bay Access


Bowleys Resort Marina is quite literally at the Bay’s heart. Nestled on the peninsula between Seneca Creek and Middle River means no lengthy river trips or tricky channels to worry about. Taking only minutes to get from the Marina to the Bay, it is the quickest and most direct route into the Chesapeake Bay.

The resort marina is truly “in the middle” of it all. I-95 offers easy access from points north and south of the bay. As well as our prime location and easy access for travelers, it is also the biggest resort marina of its kind in Maryland, attracting boaters from Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

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A Marina with Real History!


You might say that our resort marina’s namesake, Captain Daniel Bowley, was quite literally “flung” onto the American shore. Legend has it, during his voyage to Jamaica, his vessel collided with another ship and he was launched from his perch on the high mast onto the deck of the other ship. And there he stayed until that ship landed in America.

After the peninsula came into the possession of 12 Philadelphian men of means in the latter part of the 19th century, the old Bowley estate was turned into a game reserve for hunting the pheasants and and other fowl that were there. The old Bowley House was fitted and furnished to house the 12 men and it was here that it is believed one Grover Cleveland, future President of the United States, penned his acceptance for the first presidential nomination.

But it wasn’t only future presidents that took time to visit Bowleys Quarters for hunting birds. Another notable visitor to the area was baseball legend Babe Ruth, who hunted duck there.

Don’t Forget the Family Friendly Amenities


History is not all we have a lot of—we are steeped in family-friendly and well-maintained amenities for all of our boaters and their crews! You may come for the boating, but you will stay for the atmosphere at our member-owned Maryland resort marina.

Family Resort Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Picnic area
  • Covered pavilions
  • Club house
  • Volleyball court
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Playground
  • Climate-controlled bathhouse
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ship’s store
  • Regular social events
  • Code-secured gated facility
  • Fuel Pier

Our covered pavilions make for a great place to host an event. From birthday parties, to weddings, and from crab feasts to family reunions you have a space to celebrate any occasion.

Our marina is completely fenced in, with a passcode-secured fence so that you, your family, no matter what their age, and your pets can enjoy your stay with the minimum of fuss and complete security.
Our swimming pool has a dedicated lifeguard on duty for your increased protection and added peace of mind.  

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Your wellbeing and safety is in experienced and expert hands

Bowleys Resort Marina takes the safety of all boaters’ seriously, which is why we turned to the professional management of Coastal Properties Inc. Their attention to detail, coupled with the implementation of experience-based safety protocols, has helped them to establish and maintain a long history of success.

Our slips are available to all boaters whether you prefer to own or lease a slip. All we require is a love of sailing, family fun, and a sense of adventure for exploring the Chesapeake.