Chesapeake Bay, East Coast and Beyond

Experience trawler cruising by joining us as we head south on the IntraCoastal Waterway to Florida in January or as we go  back north to Chesapeake Bay in the spring.

Cruise – without owning, insuring, maintaining, cleaning, worrying, provisioning

Learn – before buying or increase your skills and confidence with your own boat

All-inclusive (food, beverages, docking, everything except expenses you injure ashore)

Trawler Time is a very different concept in chartering.

We wake up, have coffee and breakfast and check the weather. Then we make some sort of plan for the day and rarely stick to it. Sometimes we anchor, sometimes we stay at a marina. Eat on the boat or at a restaurant. This is a real taste of the cruising lifestyle.

ADIRONDACK follows idyllic cruising weather south in the winter, north in summer. Imagine cruising with us from Chesapeake Bay to Florida. Meet us at a port somewhere along the Intracoastal waterway and travel along the coast, stopping at a new spot every day. This is how to learn trawlering.

Capt. Jeff Janacek is a USCG 100T Licensed Master of the Great Lakes, Near Coastal and Inland Lakes and chartered for almost ten years on Lake Superior. He has cruised over 45,000 miles, including the Great Loop, DownEast Circle Loop, Intracoastal Waterway, Alaska’s Inside Passage, the Caribbean Sea and the Bahamas and is a seasoned powerboat instructor. Check out the family blog at

Capt. Jeff will teach you all the tricks of the trawlering trade, including different kinds of trawlers, trawlering etiquette, rules of the road, docking, anchoring, maintenance, knots, navigation, cruising tips, meal planning, everything you need to know about handling, acquiring and keeping up a trawler. Or you can just come along for the ride, and leave the driving to him, although help with boat duties is greatly appreciated.

Trawler and Travels

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2014-04-02, 13:45
Captain Jeff makes his passengers feel safe , comfortable and engaged. The boat is so maneuverable that we could move quietly past some whales w...
2014-04-02, 13:44
Susan and I have enjoyed the Adirondack and life on the water with Jeff several times. We’ve travelled on Lake Superior and along the Intercoastal W...

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