Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Zahniser's gets it...

Unfortunately, like so many waterfronts across America, there is no public access in Solomons, Maryland. We're anchored in the Solomons - 2 anchorage right near Zahniser's Yachting Center. Zahniser's is a full-service marina with slips and moorings. But we're going to be here for a week and we prefer to anchor. In environments like this, many marinas might not allow us free-loaders to use any of their facilities. Staying at a slip for the week would cost us about $700. One of the moorings for the week would cost about $280. Our total cost for the week will be $0. Yeah, we like anchoring a lot.

But we also like walking to the grocery store and throwing out garbage, and sometimes just getting off the boat and walking around. A quality facility like Zahniser's makes that possible for us even though they're giving up hundreds of dollars to do it.

When we go to a marina office, we print out their full ActiveCaptain listing. If they don't know how to update the data online, they can just write in the missing info and we'll enter it for them. When I walked into Zahniser's office and explained the sheets, the dockmaster and assistant manager jumped out from their offices.  "You're ActiveCaptain! Thank you for having us in your listing. We follow it and update our data all the time." This was a nice surprise - they actually know us.

Zahniser's currently has 9 reviews and has an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 in ActiveCaptain. There are only a handful of marinas across North America with such a perfect rating with more than 5 reviews. But then, it's really no surprise. They get it.

2 comments:

jeffnick said...

When we were trawlering I bought a foldable 3 speed bicycle with coaster brakes to get around on shore. Now that we're older and less energetic I modified it some. And yes, it still folds.

http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n171/jeffnick/Misc/?action=view&current=DSCI1079.jpg

TakingPaws said...

That rig is a dog!

Actually, the bike is a cool enhancement. I'll bet it is convenient. I saw the exact same thing at MTOA. They were zipping all around.

Cool boat dog too...