March 1, 2021

The Eight Best East Coast Boating Destinations To Hit This Season

East Coast Boating Destinations

As another great boating season comes closer, our team looks forward to getting away from land and hitting the water. Personally, we enjoy sailing the east coast, whether that be during day trips or extended vacations. Here is a list of 9 of the best spot on the east coast to explore this summer!

  1. Charleston, South Carolina 

Charleston truly is one of the best places that mixes a historic city that mixes in inlets, harbors, and marinas. Charleston features great shopping and dining options, sailing schools, and tours of the city. 

(Source: Charleston SC Gov.)

  1. Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Between oceans, the bay, rivers, and lakes, there are tons of places to take your boat out in Virginia Beach. We love riding our bikes on their famous boardwalk, dining in their restaurants, and watching the sunset on the pier with all of the other boaters in the area. The boaters here are extremely friendly and have tons of great suggestions for specific places to go in the area!

(Source: WAVY)

  1. Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is one of New England’s greatest places to trip to. The city is extremely charming with a small town feel with all the opportunities of a big-yacht town. Newport has some of the best seafood restaurants on the east coast making it one of the greatest places to get your seafood fix!

(Source: Discover Newport)

  1. Westhampton, New York 

Westhampton holds an abundance of sailing clubs, surf clubs, and beaches. It is about a two hour train ride from Manhattan, so it is a great place for city goers to take a weekend trip to get away from a fast paced life and unwind and participate in watersports such as surfing, parasailing and jet skiing. It is also one of the best places to go crabbing and fishing!

(Source: Village of West Hampton Dunes)

  1. Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina 

Wrightsville Beach is one of the greatest hidden gems of the southeast. Boaters in Wrightsville Beach love to hit the Intracoastal Waterway, spend time at the beach, and head to historic Downtown Wilmington. Imagine Charleston on a different scale with a smaller town feel. Wrightsville beach has great dining options and is ideal for families and kids. 


  1. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

Fort Lauderdale is one of our favorite places to visit each season. The city is surrounded by 23 miles of coastline with beautiful beaches and great people. It is home to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, making it the boating capital of the world. Every water activity you can imagine is at your fingertips in Fort Lauderdale. When the sun sets, dock your boat and enjoy the great nightlife of the city!

(Source: Florida Public Adjuster)

  1. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Martha’s Vineyard is one of the most luxurious spots to head to in the Northeast. Located on the Southeastern Coast of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is great for fine dining, film and art festivals, spa visits, and beach trips. Regardless of its small size, this island is a great place to be during the busy summer season. 

(Source: CruiseMapper)

  1. Tybee Island, Georgia 

With its warm southeastern temperatures, Tybee Island is a great place to be all summer and fall season. The island features a weekend long Pirate Fest each fall, making it an awesome place to take your yacht and meet other boaters.

(Source: Agoda)

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