Boating & Maritime

In Olde Towne

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 Portsmouth Boat Mooring Requirements»

  •  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 (757-439-8294)
  • Olde Towne Courtesy Shuttle providing transportation around
    the Olde Towne district (757-355-0478)

olde towne/portsmouth

Marinas & Sales


Boat Club

yacht marina

north point
yacht sales

ocean yacht

scotts creek

boating center

virginia boat
and yacht

nautical boats
& marina