We went down in Feb a few years ago. Actually had to break through the ice to get out of Deale Md, but there was no ice in Solomans or anywhere south of that. We came into Norfolk covered in icicles (from the spray) but that's another issue. Don't know if the Dismal Swamp is open - we took that route
. There's a lot of deadfall, so our 6' draft
found quite a few "speedbumps", but otherwise no issue. You won't have the draft
, but imagine your props would be more exposed, so seek local advice
. Activecaptain is your friend. We ran the genny at the Dismal Swamp Welcome center as there are no plugins, and it was coooold.
You will have it all to yourselves down to Elizabeth City, and even then just a few hardy souls all the way down to Florida
. Only place that was closed for us was the Alligator River marina, but they had a guy on call.
I can recommend some marinas if you are interested. When you're in the cold all day, a hot shower
is definitely worth the $.