From the beaches to the mountains, Virginia offers a perfect family destination for your summer vacation. Planning on bringing your boat along to enjoy the Virginia waters? Start planning your summer vacation here. Want to find the best Marinas in Virginia that will suit all your boating needs? Choose one of the following 10 marinas in Virginia to dock your boat and ensure you have the best boating experience this summer!

Crown Pointe Marina

Rated 4.7/5 stars, this quiet, family-oriented marina located at the mouth of the York River in Hayes,Virginia, offers quick access to the Chesapeake Bay. This full-service marina contains over 200 slips as well as protected dockage for both power and sail boats. Additionally, the two swimming pools make this marina a year-round favourite with locals and visitors alike! There is also plenty to do near the marina, such as gunkholing and fishing opportunities. Don’t forget to check out the nearby wineries and theme parks.

Ocean Yacht Marina

Also receiving 4.7/5 stars, this Marina located in Portsmouth is a short 15 minute drive from Norfolk/Virginia Beach International Airport. This new complex features a modern Marina including all the amenities, an indoor dry storage building, a complete parts department, and for boats of all sizes, a fantastic repair facility.

Stingray Point Marina

Don’t be fooled by the daunting name, this marina is a fantastic spot rated 4.7/5 stars by customers. The marina is located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, at the mouth of the Rappahannock River on Broad Creek. They are committed to providing a quiet, secure and scenic facility for boaters a pool placed in a park-like setting is included in the amenities and the social events throughout the season are what create a fun community atmosphere that the entire family is sure to enjoy. You won’t want to miss the Stingray Point Lighthouse Replica; an exact replica of the original 1858 lighthouse that stood watch at Stingray Point.

Tidewater Yacht Marina

Awarded Best of the Bay in 2016, Tidewater Yacht Marina has been recognized as being one of the Best Resort Marinas and Best Fuel Docks in the Southern Bay! Located in the heart of Portsmouth’s Olde Town District, among these 18th and 19th century buildings, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a riverfront park and an abundance of places to see and tour. You’ll be within walking distance of the many museums such as the Naval Shipyard Museum, the Lighthouse Museum, the Children’s Museum of Virginia as well as the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the Old Harbor Market. Tidewater Yacht Marina is also widely praised for their fabulous  Fish & Slips Marina Raw Bar and Grille restaurant that offers a variety of delicious comfort food.

Cobb’s Marina

This safe haven located in Norfolk, minutes from the Chesapeake Bay is an exceptional marina for boaters looking for an environmentally friendly operation. It is best known for its friendly atmosphere, honest and reliable customer service, exceptional boat maintenance, top quality boat repair and affordable rates!

 Scott’s Creek Marina

Known as the ‘no frills’ marina, located in Portsmouth, you’ll be sure to have a great experience with clean facilities while keeping costs down. Customer’s describe it as a “great place to find when you’re in need” with “very knowledgeable staff”.

 Fishing Bay Marina

Located in Deltaville on the beautiful deep waters of Fishing Bay at the mouth of the Piankatank River. Their deep water basin (16-18 feet) make this marina a favourite for boats heading up and down the Bay. Not far from Deltaville’s centre, you can shop for supplies, enjoy fine and casual dining and even sit back and watch a semi-pro baseball game!

The Boathouse Marina

This popular boater-owned, boater-friendly marina received a stellar rating with 4.5/5 stars based on 30 reviews. Located in Colonial Beach, this place is equipped with a Tesla charging station, free wifi and has free laundry services available!

Slaughter Creek Marina

This highly rated marina is located in Maryland, only a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay. Offering not only boat rentals, but bike rentals as well if you and your family want to tour this city on two wheels after a day out on the water. If you are interested in crabbing, fishing and adventuring, this is the place for you!

Dare Marina

This full-service marina offers excellent service with inside, outside and on-the-water storage. The on-site ship store provides a variety of equipment and parts with an extremely knowledgable staff. It’s located on Chisman Creek which offers a protected deep water harbor close to Chesapeake Bay which people can find access to some of the best fishing on the East Coast

Get boating in Virginia this summer and check out these awesome marinas to dock your boat!