Luxury Yacht Charter Portsmouth and Norfolk

Yacht Charter in Portsmouth and Norfolk

Portsmouth and Norfolk lie opposite each other just inside the James River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. The region is heavily used as a military and commercial shipping hub, with the Naval Station Norfolk, which is actually in Portsmouth, being the largest naval station in the world. Here you will find 75 ships including five aircraft carriers, eight submarines and 22 guided missile destroyers. Despite this, it is still a wonderful base from which to explore the area on yacht charter, with Virginia Beach a short sail away. The towns of Portsmouth and Norfolk are also very near to Chesapeake Bay, America’s largest estuary which offers sailing enthusiasts a wealth of possibilities.

Marinas in Portsmouth and Norfolk

Whilst facilities for commercial shipping are second to none, there are only a few marinas which cater to the yacht charter industry. They include:

Ocean Marine Yacht Center
Tel: +1 757 399 2920
www.oceanmarinellc.com

Tidewater Yacht Marina
Tel: +1 757 393 2525
www.tyamarina.com

Waterside Marina
Tel: +1 757 625 3625
www.watersidemarina.com

Portsmouth Boating Center
Tel: +1 757 397 2092

Weather in Portsmouth and Norfolk

Portsmouth and Norfolk enjoy a temperate and seasonal climate, with hot and humid summers and cool winters. During the summer temperatures hover around 30C whilst in the winter they fall to between 10C and zero.

Top Five Things to do in Portsmouth and Norfolk:

  1. For those of you on a family yacht charter in Virginia take the kids to the Children’s Museum of Virginia. www.childrensmuseumva.com
  2. Tee off at the Bide-A-Wee Golf course. Tel: +1 757 393 8600
  3. Check out ‘Chicks Beach’, one of the area’s best beaches.
  4. For those interested in military history, the Museum of Military History is exceptional. Tel: +1 757 393 2773
  5. Another museum worth a visit is the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum. Tel: +1 757 393 8591

Top 5 Restaurants in Portsmouth and Norfolk:

  1. For simple – but sensational – seafood head to Clayton’s, in Portsmouth. Tel: +1 757 488 6243
  2. A popular restaurant in Norfolk is Todd Jurich’s Bistro which serves fantastic Southern fare. www.toddjurichbistro.com
  3. Café Europa has an eclectic European menu which is worth checking out. Tel: +1 757 399 6652
  4. Norfolk’s Vintage Kitchen has won numerous awards and it is easy to see why. www.vintage-kitchen.com
  5. If you are craving something spicy on your yacht charter head to Nawab Indian Cuisine in Norfolk. www.nawabonline.com

  • Thursday, 05 January 2012

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