Directions & Approach (Marina 37.16.08 N/ 076.00.06 W)
Approach from the Bay and Cape Charles Channel to Cherry Stone Inlet Channel. Use NOAA Chart 12224 or view this chart from Mytopo . (Please note that the approach into Kings Creek and The Oyster Farm Marina is now maintained by private aids. As such, older charts will not reflect the current lateral aids noted below.)
From the Cape Charles Town Jetty and Fishing Pier proceed through RN "2" & GC "1" then to Day Mark “2A” Fl R 2.5s and Green Day Mark ”3” (Heading @ 022m). Use the dolphin (tripod of pilings) as a range between these two navigational aids. Be sure to back-range (look behind you) as the current in this channel can approach 2 knots at times and, in conjunction with the wind, may set the mariner out of the channel. Come right once past R"4" to 093m and proceed down the channel marked with RN "4A" & cans 3A, 3B & 3C heading to G”5” and R”6”.
DISREGARD DAY MARK 2CI . THIS DAY MARK IS FOR ANOTHER CHANNEL AND NOT FOR YOUR APPROACH INTO KINGS CREEK).
Continue to follow the marked channel on into Kings Creek. Hail the marina once past R"4" on channel 16. You'll be asked to switch and answer our working channel. Dock hands with Oyster Farm Marina will be happy to assist you with dock lines, hook-ups and any other boating needs that you may have upon your arrival into Kings Creek. Click here for a graphic representation of this approach.