Originally Posted by Camden Jack
We recently completed the route from Florida to home in Maine. My suggestion is that you try to start each day about an hour before low tide. That way you will always have a rising tide, and should have no problems if you pay attention to the channels.
What??? No way! You'll run into multiple tide cycles travelling most of the waterway in a day unless you have a really slow boat & a really short day! As mentioned previously , the OP is only headed from Norfolk to Beaufort (I'm assuming NC & not SC) so tides aren't too much of an issue on that stretch.