Jamestown Yacht Basin 757-229-8309
The Jamestown Yacht Basin is located on Powhatan Creek, near Historic Jamestown, just a five-minute boat ride from the James River. Speed boats and jet skis are permitted to launch from this marina. Boats coming via the Colonial Parkway, on trailers, have a 12 foot height restriction, due to tunnels. However, the yacht basin is easily accessible via Jamestown Road. The yacht basin has 125 wetslips, but they are usually booked, so call ahead. The fully functional marina has a boat launch and stocks boat supplies, ice, gas, and marine fuel. Local fish include catfish, croaker, striped bass, and large mouth bass. Jamestown Yacht Basin is the only covered marina in James City County.
Kingsmill Marina 757-253-3919
Kingsmill Marina offers 15 transient boat slips equipped with water and power connections. You can dock, dine, and experience Kingsmill Resort & Spa, including golfing, tennis, other recreation, and traditional spa treatments such as massage and facials. Kingsmill is a full-service marina with full-service fueling and concrete floating docks for embarking and disembarking ease. Enjoy a bite to eat at 'The Deck' at the Marina. Its light fare and live entertainment complement the panoramic view of the James River. The marina store stocks provisions along with boating and fishing supplies. Located 35 miles upriver from the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, look for channel marker #40 on the James River to access the Marina.
Two Rivers Country Club Marina 757-258-4863
Two Rivers Country Club Marina is located in a protected, private harbor nearby the intersection of the James and Chickahominy Rivers. The Yacht Club has exclusive membership offering 100 boat slips, 78 slips from 25 feet to 50 feet, and 8 transient slips. As a full-service marina, amenities include water, electric & dock boxes for all slips, boat launching ramp, marina fuel, terrace with awnings and tables, Harbour House with office, shop, bathrooms, showers, laundry, and ice. The Yacht Club also offers a Junior Sailing program.
Waller Mill Resevoir 757-220-6178
Waller Mill Park is a 2700-acre park surrounding a 343-acre fishing lake maitained by the City of Williamsburg Parks and Recreation. It is restricted to rowboats, canoes, pedal boats, and kayaks. No gasoline boats are permitted, however electric motors are permitted and available for daily rentals at a cost of $15-20. This is a great fishing lake--well stocked with striped bass, large mouth bass, blue gill, yellow and white perch, catfish, and red-earred bream. Fishing is permitted from boats only. The park has been open to the public for over 20 years. To get to Waller Creek, take Airport Road (Rt. 645), which runs between I-64 and Rt. 60 West.
Chickahominy Riverfront 757-258-5020
Located at the mouth of the Chickahominy River, approximately 1/2 mile from the James River, is Chickahominy Riverfront Park. The 140-acre outdoor facility is maintained by the county of James City. Offering a four-wide boat ramp, it permits speedboats and jet skis. Boats and campsites are available for rental.
Diascund Landing, located in James City County, is a public boat launch overseen by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Located on the Diascund Creek Resevoir, this scenic 1,110-acre lake straddles New Kent and James City counties. It is an electric-only lake, home to big bass. From Williamsburg, Go west on Rt. 60 past Norge for 8 miles to the intersection of Route 603 north. Boat access is 1/2 mile on the right.
York River 1-800-933-PARK
The York River, where catfish, spot, croaker, striper, and crabs are plentiful, is accessed at Croaker Landing. The landing has a boat launch, dock, a 360-foot fishing pier, parking, and restrooms. The pier is licensed, so those fishing on the pier need no salt-water license. Those fishing from boats and the shore, however, must have a Virginia saltwater fishing license. You can buy an annual pass for parking, boat launching, and pier fishing at the park or by calling 1-800-933-PARK. Parking and launch-fishing pier fees are required at all times.