Marinas in United States East Coast
Marina and yachting facilities throughout the United States are of a high standard. There are marinas practically everywhere and the only problem for visiting yachts are the high docking fees, though most marinas will discount for extended stays. In some ports municipal marinas, docks or moorings are priced at a price that may be more affordable to those cruising on a restricted budget
With such a long coast line country, the climate varies considerably, from a cold and temperate north to a tropical climate in the south. Hurricanes occur from June to November and most marinas have hurricane emergency proceedures in place.
Cruising along this coast has the added attraction and shelter of the Intra Coastal Waterway, ICW, a network of canals, rivers and estuaries, which stretches along most of the eastern seaboard offering the chance of sailing up or down the coast, without contending with the Atlantic, but almost within sight of the ocean.
The east coast of the USA conforms to the IALA-B International Maritime Buoyage System, so red buoys mark the starboard side upon approach from the sea.