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Old 31-03-2017, 04:28   #1
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I would like to go to New Orleans next year for Mardi Gras. Anyone have a marina recommendation that would be a good choice (boat drafts 6'4")?
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Any of them in New Orleans on the lake will be fine. SouthShore has the best liveaboard facilities and is probably the easiest to get to the French Quarter from, but is located pretty far from everything else.

There are three other marinas I would recommend first. The Orleans Marine (also called the inner harbor), The New Orleans Municiple Yacht Harbor (the outer harbor), and bucktown marina.

The outer harbor still hasn't been fixed from Katrina so it doesn't have power, the slips are dangerous, and they have limited slips that can even be rented out. I would steal clear.

The inner harbor is really where you want to be. Good slips, power, water, live aboard amenities, etc.

Bucktown is fine, and is pretty much brand new. The problem is that it's isolated from the marine suppliers that the inner/outer marinas are built around. I know nothing about it's facilities except that whatever it has is pretty much brand new.
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I would like to go to New Orleans next year for Mardi Gras. Anyone have a marina recommendation that would be a good choice (boat drafts 6'4")?
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Stayed there once on the way through, during Mardi Gras. Not a long Uber rise into town and back. Good secure Marina, has a service center on site and a restaurant /bar in the RV park attached.

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Marinas in Slidell are nice, but would take a short drive to New Orleans. Or Mandeville with a short drive over the Causeway Bridge to New Orleans.
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As this isn't all that far away in the future I thought I would bump it.
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Nothing has changed. One of the marines is supposed to start reconstruction in a few months, but they have been saying that since Katrina so who knows.
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