Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) stretches from Portsmouth, Virginia to Key West, Florida and serves as a navigable route along its length without many of the hazards of travel on the open sea.
This stretch of water is used often by East Coast cruisers who head South to Florida for the Winter and back North to New England for the Summer. Many boaters prefer to take the Atlantic ICW because the waters are calmer and there are many places, including fun cities and charming towns, to stop along the way. Here we've included marinas in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Snag-A-Slip is a free, online boat slip reservation site where you can explore awesome marinas on the Atlantic ICW and rent boat slips easily. If you are charting your course or you want to see our marinas on a map, click the interactive map button above!
North Carolina is famous for its BBQ - and its awesome boating!
Not only is this state a convenient stop for boaters cruising up and down the coast, but it is also a travel and boating destination all unto itself. Boaters will want to explore the Outer Banks region, as well as the history-laden and charming towns of New Bern, Washington, Morehead City and more. From open-sea beaches and shipwreck diving sites, to boutique shopping and dining on quaint downtown streets, there's plenty to see and do in North Carolina.
Wilmington, North Carolina - NC, USA
Virginia might be for lovers, but it's also for boaters!
While many Virginia marinas are considered a part of the Lower Chesapeake Bay, Portsmouth technically marks the beginning of the Atlantic ICW. Kick your Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway adventure off, or end it with a bang, at Mile Marker 0!
A must-stop for coastal cruisers looking for some Southern charm and carefree beach towns.
Be sure to plan a stop in beautiful Savannah, where you will enjoy history, great food and charming shops. Beach-goers will also want to visit Jekyll island, one of Golden Isles of Georgia, known for its rich history, wonderful golf courses and charming, laid-back vibe.
South Carolina is a top boating destination along the East Coast – what’s not to love?
Boaters cruising down the coast should plan a visit to Charleston. This great historical city will dazzle you with its southern charm and hospitality, offering fantastic historical walking tours, shopping and some of the best restaurants in the South (and beyond). Visitors also love South Carolina’s famous beaches - including Myrtle Beach, Folly Beach and Hilton Head – for swimming, surfing, fishing and all sorts of fun in the sun.