CRAB Adaptive Boating Center

CRAB Adaptive Boating Center

When you arrive at the Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) Adaptive Boating Center, you will first be struck by its peaceful beauty. Situated on Back Creek in Annapolis, the views from every aspect of the property inspire a sense of communion with the natural world around you.

Next you will notice the convenience and comfort the facility offers. With seven accessible guest parking spaces, five ADA-compliant restrooms, accessible picnic tables, adaptive technology, and a marina that exceeds current ADA requirements, our guests can be sure of an easy and enjoyable experience at the ABC.

The Arthur & Patricia Edwards Family Marina is the only Marina of its kind in the country, featuring 140 feet of raised floating docks, including an 80 foot T-Head, four transfer lifts, transfer slides and boarding ramps all designed to safely board guests with disabilities onto any vessel.

When signing up for a CRAB program, guests have their choice of sailing on one of its six Beneteau 22As, its Martin 16 sip/puff sailboat, or its Gemini Freestyle Power Catamaran. Members of the community may also wish to request CRAB assistance with boarding private vessels from this incredible facility.


Attractions, The Chesapeake Bay