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Swimming Point on Craford Bay in Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA

Photo by Gil Ward

Welcome to Mile Marker Zero on the Intracoastal Waterway

America’s Intracoastal Waterway is a network of canals, inlets, bays and rivers that runs the length of the Eastern Seaboard from Portsmouth, Virginia, to the Florida Keys, and along the Gulf of Mexico from Apalachee Bay to Brownsville, Texas. The ribbon of water is divided into the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Together they provide navigable routes for commercial barges and light water-borne pleasure craft, away from the hazards of the open sea. Traveling the entire length of the Intracoastal Waterway involves a journey of about 3,000 miles, with connections to the Great Loop offering access to an additional 4,500 miles of inland waterways.

Portsmouth offers:

  • Free overnight dockage for vessels 40 feet and under (36-hour limit, and no more than 3 days in any 30-day period) at both the North Harbor Landing and High Street Landing basins. There is no electricity, water, or facilities. A city-owned, free, do-it-yourself pump-out is available at the North Harbor basin. Click here for details: Requirements for Mooring Boats at the North Harbor and High Street Inlet
  • 85 miles of navigable channels
  • Easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay
  • A location in the heart of all waterfront festivals
  • Walking or biking to the Olde Towne historic district as well as many area restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Daily ferry service to Norfolk aboard the Elizabeth River Ferry
  • Downtown Water Taxi serving Portsmouth and Norfolk
  • Olde Towne Courtesy Shuttle providing transportation around the Olde Towne district
Mile Marker Zero Intracoastal Waterway

Photo by Allen Graves

Portsmouth Marinas & Sales

Ocean Marine Yacht Center Portsmouth, VA

Ocean Marine Yacht Center
201 Wavy Street

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Tidewater Yacht Marina Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA

Tidewater Yacht Marina
10 Crawford Parkway

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North Point Yacht Sales Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA
North Point Yacht Sales
10 Crawford Parkway
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Ocean Yacht Marina
1 Crawford Court

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Scotts Creek Marina
6 Harper Ave.

135 deep slips, swimming
pool, full service
and ship’s store


Nautical Boats & Marina
3825 Adams St.
160  slips, wide piers, boat yard

Portsmouth Boating Center
1244 Bay St.

Dry storage, service, brokerage, slips, travel lift, and fuel


Virginia Boat and Yacht
3515 Shipwright St.

Complete travel lift service,
monthly slip rentals, engine and fiberglass repairs and brokerage
Norfolk Waterfront from Craford Bay in Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA

Photo by Gil Ward