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Vinings Landing Marine Center

Directions

Vinings Landing Marine Center is one of the closest full service marinas to the islands of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. With no limiting bridges, no speed zone mazes and an inlet channel courtesy of the United States Navy, navigation is simple and straightforward.


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From the Water

Latitude: N 36° 92' 57.9"
Longitude: W 076° 19' 10"

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Nautical chart overview of Little Creek area

Nautical chart of Little Creek area

From the Atlantic Ocean

Cross over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel through the Thimble Shoal Channel. Take a port turn at either the flashing green 9 buoy or flashing green 11 buoy towards the green 1LC buoy and the red 2 buoy. Follow the channel in with the condos on your starboard side. Make a starboard turn at the point/end of the condos. Be sure not to encroach into the Navy's waters which are located beyond the string of bright orange floats. No Wake Zone begins after starboard turn with Bay Point Marina directly at starboard with Little Creek Marina directly past Bay Point. Vinings Landing is located on the port side of the channel next to the Pretty Lake Bridge. The fuel dock is located parallel to the channel next to the Sunoco sign with a side tie available if arriving after hours.

From Chesapeake Bay

Locate the Thimble Shoal Channel. Take a starboard turn at either the flashing green 13 buoy or flashing green 11 buoy towards the green 1LC buoy and the red 2 buoy. Follow the channel in with the condos on your starboard side. Make a starboard turn at the point/end of the condos. Be sure not to encroach into the Navy's waters which are located beyond the string of bright orange floats. No Wake Zone begins after starboard turn with Bay Point Marina directly at starboard with Little Creek Marina directly past Bay Point. Vinings Landing is located on the port side of the channel next to the Pretty Lake Bridge. The fuel dock is located parallel to the channel next to the Sunoco sign with a side tie available if arriving after hours.

From the Intracoastal Waterway Mile Marker "0"

Follow the Elizabeth River through downtown Norfolk while keeping the Navy ships to starboard. After passing the Navy docks cross over the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. After the tunnel find the Thimble Shoal Channel at green 21 buoy. Take a starboard turn at either the flashing green 13 buoy or flashing green 11 buoy towards the green 1LC buoy and the red 2 buoy. Follow the channel in with the condos on your starboard side. Make a starboard turn at the point/end of the condos. Be sure not to encroach into the Navy's waters which are located beyond the string of bright orange floats. No Wake Zone begins after starboard turn with Bay Point Marina directly at starboard with Little Creek Marina directly past Bay Point. Vinings Landing is located on the port side of the channel next to the Pretty Lake Bridge. The fuel dock is located parallel to the channel next to the Sunoco sign with a side tie available if arriving after hours.