"ICW Rose Buddies of Elizabeth City" Elizabeth City by grandmaR

Elizabeth City Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 58 photos

Elizabeth City on the Pasquotank

Elizabeth City is the home of the Rose Buddies. The Rose Buddies welcome boats who have come south through the Dismal Swamp Canal or going north from Albemarle Sound, and if there are at least 4-5 boats, they have a little wine and cheese party for them about 5 pm. The goal of these little parties is for the cruisers (so often isolated on their own boats) to get to know one another.

Leaving Elizabeth City

Looking back at the free docks. There is no electricity, although you can get water if you have a long enough hose. They let us use the bathroom in the nearby mall. If you want to go to the grocery store on the road out of town, someone will usually give you a ride.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Rose Buddys, Free Docks and friendly people
  • Cons:Hard to get there by boat if the Dismal Swamp is closed
  • In a nutshell:Hospitable City
  • Last visit to Elizabeth City: Oct 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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