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Old 15-10-2014, 05:44   #1
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Decent Norfolk area marina?

Hey y'all, so we have made it to the Chesapeake and will be needing to store our boat somewhere in the Norfolk area for a month or so. Any ideas? Not really familiar with the area. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Decent Norfolk area marina?

Tidewater Yacht Marina is very nice and convenient Tidewater Yacht Marina | Portsmouth, Virginia (VA) | Waterway Guide Marina Close-Up.Portsmouth Boating Center Portsmouth Boating Center | Portsmouth, Virginia (VA) | Waterway Guide Marina Listing
A little further is Atlantic Yacht Basin Atlantic Yacht Basin, Inc. | Chesapeake, Virginia (VA) | Waterway Guide Marina Listing
There are a few others, too. If you need to go much less expensive but don't mind a little out of the way, Lambs Marina in Elizabeth City might fit the bill Lambs Marina | Camden, North Carolina (NC) | Waterway Guide Marina Listing
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Old 15-10-2014, 08:40   #3
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Re: Decent Norfolk area marina?

Scott's Creek in Portsmouth is pretty nice. Bill the owner is super nice. Pretty cheap rates. In the middle of no wheres though.
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We just stayed at Ocean Marine Center in Portsmouth. It is a little less expensive than Tidewater, is gated and it is just as convenient to Portsmouth/Norfolk attractions as Tidewater. We met other cruisers who left their boat here for a couple of weeks while they traveled home. I would consider it for sure.
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We've stayed in the Bluewater Yachting Center in Hampton several times. Very nice and a great seafood restaurant right on the site. Hampton is a nice little town, to boot.
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Re: Decent Norfolk area marina?

I've refitted at Cobb's Marina in Little Creek. Reasonably priced friendly place. Food Lion and a Worst Marine a short walk away. Bus to central Norfolk.

Vinings Landing nearby is pretty good too.
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Re: Decent Norfolk area marina?

Little creek has never seemed much of a destination to me, but I guess the services are there. Sounds like it might be better situated for doing yacht business as compared to tidewater, which doesn't have a lot around it, although Portsmouth is always a fun stop in for me. There's a tapas place a few blocks in, good,stuff for a weary sailor. I'd been single handing for 30 hrs though so who knows how good the food really is. Little creek reminds me of the creeks in oriental, but maybe I'm remembering it tighter than it is.

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Re: Decent Norfolk area marina?

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Worst Marine a short walk away
Not anymore. West Marine is now a considerable drive, over on Virginia Beach Blvd. They consolidated the smaller stores into one large store and put that store about 20-30 minutes away from any navigable water. Foolish if you ask me.

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