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.
- 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
Photo by Allen Graves
Portsmouth Marinas & Sales
Scotts Creek Marina
6 Harper Ave.
pool, full service
and ship’s store
Nautical Boats & Marina
3825 Adams St.
160 slips, wide piers, boat yard
Virginia Boat and Yacht
3515 Shipwright St.
monthly slip rentals, engine and fiberglass repairs and brokerage