Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The NEW "Unofficial" Boaters Guide to Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia.

Welcome to Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia

Welcome to Olde Towne Portsmouth. Virginia's quaint historic seaport.
We love boaters and we hope that you are planning to visit us while traveling the ICW. Olde Towne Portsmouth is an historic seaport conveniently located at Mile Marker Zero of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and we have the deepest natural harbor anywhere.

Buoy number 36 is mile marker "0" on the Intracoastal Waterway is located on the Elizabeth River between downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia.
This is the “unofficial” Boater’s Guide for our great neighborhood, Olde Towne. “Unofficial” since any descriptions may be colored by our personal opinions as business owners and residents of Olde Towne – this is not an official publication of the City of Portsmouth. We have worked hard to provide you with information specifically useful to boaters and to do so as accurately as possible.

The "unofficial" boaters guide to Olde Towne Portsmouth, mile marker "0" Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
State law (no pump-out facility or electricity) prohibits Portsmouth from making its two basins or landings (High Street Landing and North Landing) officially available to overnight stays. But the landings are perfect
for tying up and enjoying the many great shops, restaurants and attractions in town. We also have 2 great marinas on each side of downtown Portsmouth waterfront: Tidewater Yacht Marina and Ocean Marine Yacht Center, both of which have transient slips and are conveniently located in walking distance to the many historic sites and museums, downtown shopping and numerous "chef owned" restaurants. You can also ride the downtown Portsmouth "LOOP" bus for FREE with numerous stops through downtown Portsmouth and even to the local Food Lion  for groceries and other necessaries before continuing your journey on the ICW. This is one of your last accessible opportunities to replenish your coffers for 100's of miles with exception to the occasional convenience store.

We have 2 great marinas on each side of
downtown Portsmouth, Virginia: Tidewater Yacht Marina and Ocean Marine Yacht
Center, both of which have transient slips
If there is a piece of info we have overlooked, let us know! We intend the “unofficial Boater’s Guide” to be updated regularly. Write us at

Skipjack Nautical Wares and Marine Gallery storefront
is located on the Elizabeth riverfront in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia, just slightly south of mile marker "0" and next to the High Street basin.
You can pick up a FREE copy of the "Unofficial" boaters guide at Skipjack nautical Wares & Marine Gallery located at One High Street (next to the High Street basin,) or download a copy here.