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Cape Charles Town Harbor   --   Cape Charles
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A Virginia Clean Marina

Designated a "VIRGINIA CLEAN MARINA" it hosts unique mix of commercial, industrial, recreational vessels in its protective basin boasting 95 slips, 1000 feet of dock space with 44 new floating slips, new restroom and shower facilities and a seafood restaurant on site. Whether for work or play, it provides access to the greatest fishing areas on the Chesapeake Bay. The Harbor’s state-of-the-art public boat ramps are enjoyed by pleasure and sport fishing crafts as well as charter boats that run expeditions daily.

Smitty Dize and his crew provide Welcome Packages for transient boaters with a variety of information about the Town and its businesses. Please see Smitty to receive yours.

11 Marina Road
Cape Charles , VA  23310


Phone 1:  757-331-2357   (Office)

Phone 2:  757-331-3479   (Fax)

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Nassawadox Creek/Bayford Ramp (South)   --   Franktown
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Bayford Road
Franktown , VA  23354

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Wise Point   --   Kiptopeke
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Launching Fees Apply

The Wise Point Boat Ramp, as part of the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, is managed to provide wildlife-oriented recreation including fishing, hunting and wildlife observation. Access to the ramp is from Route 13 and Route 600 (Seaside Road) through the refuge onto Ramp Lane.

Hours of Operation (boat ramp and parking area closed all other times):

  • February through September: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
  • October through January: 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Note: the remainder of the wildlife refuge is closed from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise)
  • Closures:
    • The ramp is closed during shotgun portion of the refuge deer hunt
    • The ramp may at times be closed to protect public health, safety, or natural resources; to conduct maintenance operations; or for other reasons

Fees and Passes (required for parking and/or launching):

  • Day Pass: $10 per day per vehicle (available at fee booth)
  • Annual Pass: $120 per calendar year. Please contact us.
  • Commercial Pass: Required for businesses (i.e., commercial fishing, guide service, etc.). Please contact us.
  • Canoe & Kayak Pass: Required for vehicles with more than 2 canoes or kayaks. Please contact us.

General Ramp Rules and Regulations:

  • Day use area only (no overnight parking)
  • A pass is required for parking and/or launching (must be displayed from your rearview mirror)
  • Launching or loading is limited to 20 minutes
  • Parking is allowed in marked spaces only
  • Prohibited activities include:
    • Use or display of alcoholic beverages
    • Pets (even in vehicles)
    • Personal watercraft (Jet Ski, etc.)
    • Fishing or crabbing along the shore or ramp
    • Cleaning, gutting or disposal of fish or bait
    • Swimming or wading
    • Kite boarding or wind surfing
    • Vehicles or trailers exceeding 8.5 feet in width or 45 feet in length when coupled
    • Mooring at or walking on the commercial boat dock
    • Being present in the area outside hours of operation 

Amenities include:

  • 41 trailer parking spaces
  • 21 vehicle only parking spaces
  • Twin 16-foot wide boat ramps
  • Floating courtesy pier
  • Restrooms


Due to the critical nature of their habitats for wildlife, Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge and Skidmore Island (part of the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge) are closed to the public. Trespassing (including boat landing or walking on the beach) is prohibited.

Off Rt 600 just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Kiptopeke , VA  23310


Phone 1:  757-331-2760   (Refuge Headquarters)

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Kiptopeke State Park Boat Ramp   --   Kiptopeke
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Launching Fees Apply

Nature rules at a beautiful bay beach, where calm, shallow waters are perfect for small children, and the fun doesn't stop there. A boat launch, fishing pier, (or surf fish right off the beach), picnic andexcellent camping facilities combine with walking/biking trails allowing exploration of scenic maritime forests and dunes. Pets are allowed on leash only. Top 100 Family Campgrounds by ReserveAmerica. 5 sun-filled cabins with rocking chairs on porches sleep 16 each.

3540 Kiptopeke Drive
Kiptopeke , VA  23310


Phone 1:  757-331-2267  

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Red Bank Boat Ramp   --   Nassawadox
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At the end of Rt 715
Nassawadox , VA  23413

Phone 1:  757-739-4689  

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Oyster Public Harbor   --   Oyster
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Oyster , VA  23419

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