Hi, We live aboard at Kona Kai Marina on Shelter Island. Kona Kai did just raise their rates, both the per foot rate and the live aboard rate. We are quite happy here because they are very accommodating to live-aboards. The noise from the military planes can be loud, but it is infrequent.
Before we moved aboard full time, we kept our boat at Sunroad on Harbor Island. We didn't find the airplane noise to be much of a problem, maybe because we weren't under the planes but next to them. But we did hate the jet fuel
residue that got all over everything. The boat had to be washed often. They would not allow us to live aboard, which is why we moved to Kona Kai.
We looked into Mission Bay, but there are several issues with it. 1. It is illegal to live aboard in Mission Bay. 2. Nowhere to go really in the bay, and a dangerous entrance/exit to bay (although they are working on fixing it so it is safer). 3. Ski boats and jet skiers overrun that bay, making it problematic for other kinds of boating
. We have never had a boat there, but we would imagine that it would get plenty of airport
noise since it is on the plane's flight path.