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Nautical Chartbooks

Nautical Chart books to navigate the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, Chincoteague Bay, Tidewater Virginia and Maryland.

The chart books are red-light readable and include a planning chart, tidal currents, course headings, towing services, and a marina index.

Current Information

Our Cruising Guides contain the latest information on buoys, water depth, tidal currents, marinas, ramps, and channels.

We compile navigation information from the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sources.

Family-Owned since 1921

Family owned and operated since 1921, Williams & Heintz Map is a local manufacturer, with four generations of boating knowledge and experience.

Digitally Compatible
providing excellent services

The new 2018-2019 chart books come with come with links to take you to an App, so that you can have the Williams & Heintz Cruising Guides on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone too.

Individual charts can be purchased separately from PDF Maps from I-Tunes or Google Play.

Custom Charts

Personalized custom charts are available for print on wet strength paper, and in large print.

We update and republish every 2 years for the most up-to-date navigation chart books of Maryland and Virginia!


We use a special Wet Strength paper. This paper is fully functional even when wet.

Each chart book is enclosed in a heavy-duty vinyl sleeve to protect it from spray.


Williams and Heintz printed the very first Guide for Cruising Maryland Waters beginning in the early 1960’s for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Now, we publish it under the title of Maryland Cruising Guide. This complete chartbook includes over 50 insets of rivers and harbors.

Included in your purchase of the new printed chart book, is a digital download of each individual chart. Now you can have the Williams & Heintz Cruising Guides on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone too.

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Happy Thanksgiving and Smooth Sailing

The 2016-2017 Williams & Heintz Maryland and Virginia Cruising Guides can be pre-ordered now for Christmas deliveries of the chart books. Happy Thanksgiving and smooth sailing!

Summer Sailstice Invite

Greetings, You are invited to the 14th annual Summer Sailstice – June 21, 2014. Saturday, June 21st marks the 14th anniversary of Summer Sailstice, a global holiday celebrating sailing. In 2013, sailors participated by racing, cruising or daysailing from all 50 US states and over 40 countries sailing ‘together’, wherever they were in the world. […]