While on active duty in Norfolk I lived aboard on my 36 ft Jeanneau at Salt Ponds Marina in Hampton. Their channel tends to shoal, but I had a shoal draft and never had a major issues. I went aground once but that was before I new about the shoaling. After that never any issues. They have since dredged, but I would recommend a shoal draft since the bay is shallow. Salt Ponds was very nice, quiet and not very expensive. Good luck.