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ALBEMARLE LOOP

Effective at 8:30 AM on September 17, 2018, the locks at Deep Creek, Virginia and South Mills, North Carolina will return to their normal operating schedule to accommodate vessels desiring to use the Dismal Swamp Canal (Route 2) of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. See details to the right. Also see tropical storm and weather forcasts for Albemarle Sound to the right.
Tropical Storrms5 Day Forcast Dismal Swamp Navigation details.

Our North Carolina Albemarle Loop (AL) provides the boating public with an exciting opportunity to cruise and explore the protected waters of historic Albemarle Sound. Free slip rentals offer access to many adventures, entertainment, sporting events and various cultural activities. Visit the friendly communities surrounding Albemarle Sound as you share your boating experiences with other families in high-quality marinas. Albemarle Loop Member Marinas in the Albemarle Sound group offer at least 48 hours of FREE slip rental fees, fresh water, and pump outs where available!  Also enjoy some unique facilities and amenities, such as shops and restaurants, museums, nature trails, historic sites, tennis and bocce courts, golf, museums and more.”

To qualify for these special promotions, present the coupon available on this website. You are welcome to take advantage of the Loop's free slip offer at our marinas once per season (or more if approved by the marina dock master).  Follow the path of America’s first English settlers. We welcome you to follow the path of America’s first English settlers. You’ll be glad to have taken this excursion. * 
 
* Please note that several marinas have limited space and require advanced reservations. See coupons for details. Albemarle Loop Gateway Marinas participate in the Albemarle Loop Passport Program and offer incentives geared to their location operations.  See the About section for more information on marina capabilities.

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Next Steps
CHeck Out Loop coupons, the passport program and Loop retail discounts


Albemarle Loop Coupons Marina Coupons

CLICK on the coupon image above to download the latest coupons.  There are no coupons for Gateway Marinas,  These marinas have special rates and discounts.  Call for details. Click here to view Coupons on the website.

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Loopers who cruise the Albemarle Sound earn “points” by staying at LOOP member marinas. Each stay, free or paid visit, counts towards rewards in the LOOP Passport Program.  


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Use of these promotions from participating Albemarle Loop establishments associated with the local marina you are using as a transient boater is limited to transient AL boaters. The participating establishment may ask for the marina dockage coupon or proof that you are an AL transient boater at the time of the use of the promotional.

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CLICK on the image above to order Albemarle Loop "gear" that has been selected for cruisers that sail the Albemarle Sound.  All proceeds from these sales go to support the continued operation of the Albemarle Loop.

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Loopers who cruise the Albemarle Sound are often interested in historical accounts about the Sound and in human interest stories about the cruisers themselves.


"LOOP" Brochures and Albemarle Sound weather


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