The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail was created for users like you — recreational fishers and boaters, kayakers and canoe enthusiasts, bird watchers, eco-trip guides, and families. Visit CBIBS before you venture out on the water for important information on current conditions, living resources, and launching points for your trip to see the buoys. In addition to getting information from and about the buoys here, you can also call 877-BUOYBAY or have information sent to your web-enabled cell phone or other mobile devices.

Before you head out, be sure to check out this website to get information about the areas surrounding the buoys. Also, we have provided links to nature guides to help you identify plants, birds and other animals that you may encounter along your adventure. There is also a great list of items to bring on your adventure so that you can experience the Bay and access the buoy information at the same time.

Once you’ve started your trip, make sure to access the CBIBS through our toll-free cellular access (1-877-BUOYBAY) while out of your craft. This cellular link will provide real-time data, a historical and cultural background of the surrounding area, and much more information that will make your excursion more meaningful.