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Archive For: SC – 10 – Beaufort River to Calibogue & Hilton Head

  • FOCUS ON – Harbour Town Yacht Basin, Hilton Head Island, SC, AICW Statute Mile 565


    Harbor Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies just off the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on Calibogue Sound, below Statute Mile 565 at Marker 32, right in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort.

    Recently voted the 2015 “Marina of the Year” by Marina Dock Age magazine, the Harbour Town Yacht Basin has been a place for visitors and guests to enjoy world-class accommodations for over 40 years. Located in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort and on the Calibogue Sound, this full-service marina offers everything: shopping, dining, entertainment, watersports, fishing charters, cruises, and much more. Irrefutably Hilton Head Island’s most famous and visited marina, our amiable and experienced staff and Harbourmaster are dedicated to providing each visitor and guest with lifelong memories all amidst the spectacular backdrop of the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse.
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    The Harbour Town Yacht Basin was built in 1969 by legendary founder, Charles Fraser. Modeled after a famous harbor in Portofino, Italy, Harbour Town Yacht Basin was designed to attract visitors while preserving the natural beauty of the landscape. This included preserving the Liberty Oak, which was incorporated into the layout of the marina in lieu of building more slips. Centuries old, the Liberty Oak has stood as a symbolic landmark for wedding venues and concerts, but the most iconic image of the yacht basin is the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Constructed the same year as the marina, the lighthouse has welcomed visitors to one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth while offering one-of-a-kind views.
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    Harbour Town Yacht Basin is an intimate marina that offers over 100 docking slips where visitors can dock nightly, monthly, or even for a lifetime. Modern facilities and exceptional service continue to contribute to the world-class resort experience that keeps guests coming back year after year. Guests and visitors at the yacht basin can enjoy world-class facilities throughout The Sea Pines Resort, such as the Harbour Town Clubhouse, the Sea Pines Beach Club, the Plantation Golf Club, and the luxurious Inn & Club at Harbour Town.
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    Guests can enjoy charter fishing, cruises and sightseeing tours, as well as watersports at Harbour Town. Explore fertile fishing grounds with the island’s most experienced captains on a three-hour or overnight excursion aboard a fishing charter, observe various marine life from aboard a multi-passenger yacht during a sightseeing tour of Calibogue Sound and Daufuskie Island, or close up on a waverunner, kayak, or paddleboard.

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  • FOCUS ON – Windmill Harbour Marina, AICW Statute Mile 558


    Windmill Harbour Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located hard by the southwesterly mouth of the Waterway’s passage south down Skull Creek, on the shores of Hilton Head Island, south of marker #27.

    Welcome to Windmill Harbour Marina, situated on the northwest coast of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We are located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just ½ mile south of the Pinckney Island Bridge at mile marker 558, 500 yards south of channel marker 27, and ½ mile north of channel marker 29 in the Calibogue Sound. The marina’s 15.5 acre harbour boasts 258 boat slips, offering many for short or long term rental or sale. Transient dockage is available including dining privileges at the Yacht Club, laundry, restrooms and showers, competitively priced fuel and a pump out station. Our remarkable harbour offers a safe, tide free haven protected by a lock system directly off the Intracoastal Waterway. The Windmill Harbour Marina lock is 75′ long by 19′ wide. Hours of operation are 0800 to 1900 by harbour master or 24 hours by yachtsmen with a keycard. We monitor channel 14 VHF and our phone number is 843-681-9235.
    One of only three private locked harbours on the east coast, Windmill Harbour Marina offers an unparalleled combination of convenience and security…the safest place to keep your yacht.

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    Windmill Harbour initially began in 1981, the founding company chose a Southwestern style featuring an adobe look and a large windmill at the entrance.  This design, however, was not embraced by the community. In response, the founders removed the windmill and the land plan changed to a mix of single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums in a more acceptable southern traditional style, similar to residences found in Charleston. As Windmill Harbour began to take shape, more and more homes were built in that style. This led to the evolution of the Charleston Lowcountry look one sees in Windmill Harbour today.
    Windmill Harbour is home to a variety of different boaters. From small center console fishing boats to large offshore sport fishing boats, fertile fishing grounds are nearby. A significant fleet of Harbor 20s engages in class racing and there are numerous cruising and sailing activities including the Calibogue Cup, Harbour Town Cup and Ocean Challenge.

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    One of the most important assets of the community is the marina and its unique harbor. The harbor is composed of 15.5 acres and houses more than 255 boat slips and is the largest harbor on Hilton Head Island by nearly a hundred slips. The lock was constructed to create a protected harbor from the weather and the changing tides. It was only the second lock existing on the eastern seaboard at the time. The lock is operated with the gravity flow of water, electricity and hydraulics. As complicated as it may appear, it is very simple to operate.

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    As the marina and neighborhood came together the next step was to give the community a place to gather. Thus the South Carolina Yacht Club was born. The vision was that the club would be populated by the most interesting residents and visitors to Hilton Head Island, reminiscent of those early social gatherings on Hilton Head. This led to the decision which established a club that property owners could choose to join, but were not required to do so, and that would invite membership from outside of Windmill Harbour and Hilton Head as well. More detailed information on the founding of the South Carolina Yacht Club can be found on its website.

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    The unique history, breathtaking beauty, meticulous planning and unique harbor have made Windmill Harbour a premier marina community in the Lowcountry. Its vibrancy and growth are a testament to its founders and its residents.

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  • Sea Pines June Events/Activities, Harbour Town Yacht Basin, AICW Statute Mile 565


    Harbor Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies just off the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on Calibogue Sound, below Statute Mile 565 at Marker 32, right in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort.

    Events/Activities
    June 1-30
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    Gregg Russell Concerts
    Every night except Saturdays; 8-9:30pm
    Celebrating 40 years in Harbour Town in 2016, Gregg has become a Sea Pines classic. You can find him underneath the Liberty Oak entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Complimentary.

    SondorBlue Concerts
    Saturdays; 7:30-9:30pm
    SondorBlue is a young, talented band of four Island-raised musicians turned college students. Their fun, energetic music blends styles and songs from the 60’s to modern day, and is known to leave fans tapping their feet and dancing along. Complimentary.

    Full Moon Shore Explore
    June 20; 8-10pm
    Discover our beaches under a full moon. Search for nocturnal life including ghost crabs and other sea creatures, which scurry throughout our dunes and surf systems. Reservations are required; contact (843) 842-1979. Minimum of 6 guests. $16/adult, $11/child (ages 12 & younger).

    Monday Night Exhibition
    Mondays through August 29; 5:30pm
    Join us for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. This event is sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. For additional information, please contact the Sea Pines Resort Racquet Club at 843.363.4495.

    Crabby Encounters Shore Explore
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-10:30am
    Spend your morning searching for the crabs of Hilton Head Island and learning about crabs and other beach creatures, including the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. Supplies provided; catch & release. Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979 $19/adult, $14/child (ages 12 & younger)

    Freshwater Fishing
    Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
    9-10:30am
    Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Supplies provided. Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979. $19/adult, $14/child (ages 12 & younger)

    Flick & Float
    Wednesdays 8-10pm
    Enjoy a fun summer night floating on a tube at the Harbour Town Swimming Pool while watching a movie and eating pizza with your family. Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979. $17/adult, $14/child (ages 12 & younger)

    Lowcountry Family Ghost Stories
    Thursdays 8-9:15pm
    Join us in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve for an evening of Lowcountry activities, ghost stories, and toasting marshmallows around a campfire. Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979. $16/adult, $11/child (ages 12 & younger)

    Forest Preserve Wagon Journey
    Tuesdays; 5-6:30pm
    Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979. Minimum of 6 guests. $17/adult, $13/child (ages 12 & younger).

    Golf Croquet Clinic
    Tuesdays; 9am
    Enjoy playing croquet on our immaculate lawn adjacent to the Harbour Town Clubhouse. Reservations are required; contact (843) 842-1979. $10 per person.

    Charter Fishing
    Daily; Call for reservations
    Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers the most experienced fishing captains on Hilton Head Island operating private fishing charters all year long. Just 10 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, its fleet, including the Izzy A, Echo, and Integrity, will guide you to the most fertile fishing grounds. Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers trips ranging from three-hour inshore excursions to overnight trips to the Gulf Stream, 70 miles offshore. All items are provided, and catch will be cleaned at the docks. Reservations are required; contact Harbour Town Yacht Basin at (843) 363-8335.

    Geocaching
    Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sea Pines and discover your adventurous side through geocaching! Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game where you’ll follow clues to find hidden items at our popular sights. Share your pictures on Instagram and tag @theseapinesresort. Get started at seapines.com/geocaching. Complimentary.

    RESORT CONTACT:
    Nancy Cappelmann (843.363.8335)seapines
    The Sea Pines Resort
    ncappelmann@seapines.com

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Liz Smith (843.842.1935)
    The Sea Pines Resort
    lsmith@seapines.com

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  • Praise for Windmill Harbour Marina, AICW Statute Mile 558


    Windmill Harbour Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located hard by the southwesterly mouth of the Waterway’s passage south down Skull Creek, on the shores of Hilton Head Island, south of marker #27. Our thanks to Bob Miller for these kind words for one of our fine sponsors!

    Just wanted to comment on the staff and marina facilities at Windmill Harbour . We kept our 43′ motor yacht there over this past winter (2015-16) and believe there is no better choice in the Hilton Head area. Very professional marina staff and pleasant location. The marina is in a gated community so it is safe and secure, and the marina is protected by a lock system which keeps the water depth constant in the marina. It is home to the South Carolina Yacht Club so many nice boats and activities. They welcome transient boaters as well as those for longer stays. One thing to be aware of is that access to stores and restaurants will require transportation as it is a residential area.
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  • Sea Pines May Events/Activities, Harbour Town Yacht Basin, AICW Statute Mile 565


    Harbor Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies just off the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on Calibogue Sound, below Statute Mile 565 at Marker 32, right in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort.

    Events/Activities May 1-30
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    12th Annual Yacht Hop
    Sunday, May 1; 5:30-9pm
    Step aboard stunning yachts docked in Harbour Town Yacht Basin and enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment by The Headliners. All proceeds benefit patient care programs at Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. To purchase tickets, please contact (843) 706-2296 or visit hospicecarelc.org.

    Stan Smith Super Series
    Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22
    Please join Stan Smith, Sea Pines Resort’s touring professional, past champion of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and former U.S. Olympic men’s coach and his staff for a fun-filled weekend. The class will feature video analysis of your serve, stroke and strategy instruction, footwork and many practice drills. Reservations required; contact (843) 363-4495. $305; adults only.

    Full Moon Shore Explore
    May 19; 8-9:30pm
    Discover our beaches under a full moon. Search for nocturnal life including ghost crabs and other sea creatures, which scurry throughout our dunes and surf systems. Reservations are required; contact (843) 842-1979. Minimum of 6 guests. $15/adult, $10/child (ages 12 & younger).

    Gregg Russell Concerts
    May 27-29; 8-9:30pm
    Celebrating 40 years in Harbour Town in 2016, Gregg has become a Sea Pines classic. You’ll find him under the famed Liberty Oak, entertaining adults and children alike, and his concerts are not to be missed. Complimentary

    Sandbox at the Stables
    Monday, May 30; 10am-2pm
    Join us on Memorial Day for the 4th Annual Sandbox at the Stables event. There will be live music, games, exhibitions, pony rides, concessions and more! Admission is $5 and tickets for concessions and other activities are sold separately. For more information, please visit thesandbox.org.

    Monday Night Exhibition
    Mondays through August 29; 5:30pm
    Join us for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. This event is sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. For additional information, please contact the Sea Pines Resort Racquet Club at 843.363.4495.

    Forest Preserve Wagon Journey
    Tuesdays; 5-6:30pm
    Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required; contact (843) 842-1979. Minimum of 6 guests. $16/adult, $12/child (ages 12 & younger).

    Golf Croquet Clinic
    Wednesdays; 10am
    Enjoy playing croquet on our immaculate lawn adjacent to the Harbour Town Clubhouse. Reservations are required; contact (843) 842-1979. $10 per person.

    Introduction to Fly Fishing
    Daily; Call for reservations
    Learn the art of fly casting and the basics of fly fishing in the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Join Captain Fuzzy Davis for a custom two-hour clinic that will have you casting like a pro. All tackle and flies are included and no license is required. Targeted species include bass and bluegill. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting The Sea Pines Resort recreation department at (843) 842-1979. $200 for up to two anglers, $75 for each additional angler with a maximum of five anglers.

    Charter Fishing
    Daily; Call for reservations
    Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers the most experienced fishing captains on Hilton Head Island operating private fishing charters all year long. Just 10 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, its fleet, including the Izzy A, Echo, and Integrity, will guide you to the most fertile fishing grounds. Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers trips ranging from three-hour inshore excursions to overnight trips to the Gulf Stream, 70 miles offshore. All items are provided, and catch will be cleaned at the docks. Reservations are required; contact Harbour Town Yacht Basin at (843) 363-8335.

    Geocaching
    Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sea Pines and discover your adventurous side through geocaching! Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game where you’ll follow clues to find hidden items at our popular sights. Share your pictures on Instagram and tag @theseapinesresort. Get started at seapines.com/geocaching. Complimentary.

    RESORT CONTACT:
    Nancy Cappelmann (843.363.8335)seapines
    The Sea Pines Resort
    ncappelmann@seapines.com

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Liz Smith (843.842.1935)
    The Sea Pines Resort
    lsmith@seapines.com

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  • Gregg Russell’s 40th Anniversary, Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC AICW Statute Mile


    There are few boating parents who have not taken their offspring to a Gregg Russell concert under the Liberty Tree at Harbour Town Yacht Basin, only to discover that they, the parents, have had as much fun as the kids. These wonderful concerts are a great way to reward your children and yourself after a long day on the water.

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    Gregg Russell’s 40th Anniversary in Harbour Town
    Gregg Russell will celebrate 40 years of performing in Harbour Town this year. Since 1977, Russell has entertained adults and children with his family-friendly music, becoming a classic not only throughout Sea Pines but Hilton Head Island as well.
    Gregg Russell has also written and performed children’s music for TV specials although he is best known for performing on the Liberty Oak stage in Harbour Town. Fifteen years ago, the nature-inspired playground across from the stage was even named after Gregg Russell as a tribute to his 25 years of entertaining visitors and guests.
    “It is an honor and pleasure to know and work with Gregg, and what an achievement to have performed to the delight of children and families for 40 years,” says Rob Bender, Director of Recreation and Marine Operations at The Sea Pines Resort. “Our mission is to create lifelong memories and I cannot think of a better example than the memories Gregg has created for our guests night after night and year after year.”
    Gregg Russell fans can celebrate his 40 years in Harbour Town by submitting their favorite photos from his many performances to marketing@seapines.com to be shared in the Harbour Town Facebook page, and by joining him under the Liberty Oak on the dates below:

    March 28- April 1 from 7:30-9pm
    April 4-8 & 11-13 from 7:30-9pm
    May 27-29 from 8-9:30pm
    June 1-August 26, every night except Saturdays; 8-9:30pm

    For more information on activities and amenities at Harbour Town or The Sea Pines Resort, please visit www.seapines.com/events.

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  • Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival, March 7-12, AICW Statute Mile 565


    Harbour Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is home to the Wine and Food Festival in Sea Pines Resort just off the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on Calibogue Sound.

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    Celebrating our 31st anniversary this year, the Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival launched three decades ago as part of an island wide promotion to bring visitors and stimulate the island’s tourism industry in the early spring shoulder season. Hilton Head Island was mostly known then as a summer beach and golf destination. A group of devoted wine enthusiasts along with some great island culinary talents started the tradition of the annual Wine & Food Festival serving as the herald of spring. It was a coming out party of sorts, for residents and visitors alike who wanted to shake off winter. And with the help of many hands, the festival grew. From its origin as a one-day three-hour tasting (in a parking lot), the festival has now blossomed into a full week of events surrounding the iconic Harbour Town Yacht Basin at The Sea Pines Resort. On this year’s festival itinerary, you’ll find exceptional wine dinners, educational seminars, a movie screening, the Sip and Stroll, a one of a kind tasting from Banfi, plus the traditional Grand Tasting and well-loved Public Tasting. Our signature event, the original Public Tasting, is one of the largest outdoor tented public wine tasting on the East Coast!

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  • Harbour Town Yacht Basin Wins ValvTect 2015 Marina of the Year, AICW Statute Mile 565


    Harbor Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies just off the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on Calibogue Sound, below Statute Mile 565 at Marker 32, right in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort. Harbour Town Yacht Basin was also recently awarded 2015 “Marina of the Year” by Marina Dock-Age magazine.

    January 25, 2016
    Harbour Town Yacht Basin Wins 2015 ValvTect Marina of the Year
    The Harbour Town Yacht Basin has been selected as the 2015 “Marina of the Year” by ValvTect Marine Fuels. The award was presented to Harbourmaster Nancy Cappelmann, at the ValvTect Marina of the Year award dinner held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
    ValvTect judges entries based on operations, commitment to customer service and environmental stewardship. The Harbour Town Yacht Basin also won the 2015 Marina of the Year award by Marina Dock Age Magazine, and was voted second in Marinalife’s 2015 Best Marina Contest.
    “We value our partnership with ValvTect and are thrilled to receive this recognition,” says Nancy Cappelmann, Harbourmaster. “ValvTect provides our boaters the cleanest and most efficient fuel products on the market. Thank you to Gerald Nessensen and Paul Craufurd from ValvTect for their confidence and support throughout the year.”
    Located in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town is irrefutably Hilton Head Island’s most famous and visited marina, where guests enjoy a variety of activities, including shopping, dining, watersports, fishing charters, sight-seeing cruises and much more—all amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Harbour Town Lighthouse.
    For more information on activities and amenities at Harbour Town Yacht Basin, please visit www.harbourtownyachtbasin.com.
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    RESORT CONTACT:
    Nancy Cappelmann (843.363.8335)seapines
    The Sea Pines Resort
    ncappelmann@seapines.com

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Liz Smith (843.842.1935)
    The Sea Pines Resort
    lsmith@seapines.com

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  • Harbour Town Yacht Basin Wins 2015 Marina of the Year, AICW Statute Mile 565


    Harbor Town Yacht Basin, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies just off the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on Calibogue Sound, below Statute Mile 565 at Marker 32, right in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort.

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    Harbour Town Yacht Basin Wins 2015 Marina of the Year
    The Harbour Town Yacht Basin has been selected as the 2015 “Marina of the Year” by Marina Dock-Age magazine. There are two categories for awards: Large Marina, with over 250 slips and Small Marina, with 250 slips or less. Harbour Town won in the Small Marina category.
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    Marina Dock Age judges entries based on responses to criteria including business operations, facilities improvements, environmental responsibility, customer satisfaction, advertising and marketing programs, industry involvement, benefits to the community and special challenges. Marina Dock Age magazine is dedicated to marina and boatyard management and the promotion of best practices within the marine industry.
    “We are thrilled to have been awarded Small Marina of the Year by this industry leader,” says Nancy Cappelmann, Harbourmaster.
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    Located in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town is irrefutably Hilton Head Island’s most famous and most visited marina, where guests enjoy a variety of activities, including shopping, dining, watersports, fishing charters, sight-seeing cruises and much more—all amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Harbour Town Lighthouse.
    For more information on activities and amenities at Harbour Town Yacht Basin, please visit www.seapines.com

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  • Good Visit to Hilton Head Harbor, AICW Statute Mile 557


    Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina overlooks the Waterway’s southwestern shoreline opposite marker #20, north of Calibogue Sound.

    Hey all I stopped for 3 days due to sickness and Jack and Bourbon were both friendly and they checked in on me regularly. If your looking for good food and a good nights sleep give them a try. The restaurant was pricey but the food is great and the ladies will go the extra mile. I was so sick and the restaurant gave me a big bowl of soup and would not take a penny. If you stop make sure you have a biscuit for Bourbon, Jack’s Labrador and give him a hug from me. Before you leave don’t forget to top off your tanks as the fuel is the lowest price around.
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  • FOCUS ON: Port Royal Landing Marina


    Port Royal Landing Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is a perfect example of true Southern hospitality and of a marina family that cares about boaters! Port Royal Landing Marina guards the western banks of Beaufort River just south of marker #244.

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    The delightful hospitality that you find in the Low Country of South Carolina is often referred to as “The Royal Treatment” here at Port Royal Landing Marina. Our staff is available and anxious to do everything we can to exceed your expectations of quality and service. It is our goal to make your stay at PRLM the most pleasant marina experience you have on your trip. We intend to be the standard by which you judge all other marinas along the waterway.
    CLICK HERE for a video introduction to Port Royal Landing Marina.

    Royal Treatment
    Slow down, sit back, and relax. Stay another day or two. Enjoy the surrounding historic area, our facilities, and our service. Take advantage of our location between the two historic towns of Beaufort and Port Royal. Get a large dose of that Low Country “Royal Treatment” and we believe you too will find us habit forming!
    Problems? Let one of our knowledgeable staff members help. We can’t solve them all, but when we cannot, we will make every effort to find someone who can.
    CLICK HERE for bios of the Port Royal Landing Marina Staff

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    When berthed at our marina, you are surrounded by history. Jean Ribaut sailed into the Port Royal Sound in 1562 and wrote to his sponsors in France that there was “no fairer no fitter place.” His way of saying “it just doesn’t get any better than this.” He liked the area enough that he established the village of Port Royal that same year. Beaufort is a relative newcomer, chartered much later in 1711. Today, these two historic towns are separated only by the width of a sign post at the Burger King on Ribaut Road, which runs through both towns. This entire area is known for some of the finest hospitality in the South. We will be glad to make dinner reservations for you or to provide information on any of the many attractions in our area.
    bombarding_of_port_royal_sc (1)There are many magnificent antebellum homes along the water and on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort- some of which are open to the public, such as the John Mark Verdier House. Even those that are not open to the public are still worth a trip by foot, bicycle, tour bus, horse drawn carriage, or our courtesy car to take a look at their magnificent pre-civil war construction. The area, and specifically some of these homes, has been host to a number of award-winning movies such as Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides, and The Great Santini (The last two were written by local author Pat Conroy). In fact, in the closing scene of The Prince of Tides, our marina can be seen as Nick Nolte rides over the adjacent bridge. In addition to the antebellum homes, there are several pre-civil war churches, the Beaufort Museum, fine antique stores, horse and buggy rides in the downtown area, tabby ruins at Old Sheldon Church and Dataw Island. Beaufort also features Hunting Island State Park, Parris Island, and the Penn Center, where the native Gullah traditions and language are preserved and nurtured. We will be glad to give you directions, provide you with maps, lend you the courtesy car, or drive you downtown to get started.

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    Ship’s Store– Located landside, you will find our ship’s store stocked with many marine items that you may need. We are a Land-N-Sea overnight order center. Should we not have what you need in stock, our 25,000+ item catalog probably does. Orders in by 3:00 PM are delivered around noon the next day with no freight charge to you. Deliveries are made Tuesday through Friday.
    Courtesy Car– The marina has a courtesy car available for your convenience. It is available for short trips in the area during normal marina hours. ATM machines, grocery stores, pharmacies, auto parts stores, medical facilities, banks, churches, golf courses, and shopping in downtown Beaufort or Port Royal are all just a short ride from the marina. We can provide you with a map and directions to any of these locations.
    Dock Carts– For ease in moving those supplies up and down our pier and docks, we have available a number of dock carts for your use. Also, if you need some additional hauling power, we can help with one of our golf carts. Just let us know!
    Shower and Restroom Facilities– Clean, code secured, well-lit showers and restroom facilities are located adjacent to the ship’s store. Detergent, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and other toilet articles are available in the ship’s store for purchase.
    Laundromat– We have an on-site laundry facility open twenty four hours for your convenience.
    The Back Porch Grille– Also landside, you will find the Back Porch Grille, our own little taste of waterway Marina3 (1)America. They serve what according to many of our repeat customers is the best cheeseburger on the ICW. A menu is included in your welcome package and we hope that you will give it a try. A ten percent discount is available for our visiting boaters. There is usually live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. The food is good, the service fair, the beverages cold, and the clientele… well, they are a study in themselves. The Back Porch Grille opens daily at 11:00 AM (opens at 4:00 PM on Mondays) and the food is available until 9:00 PM (or later with notice.) The bar closes around midnight, and it can be an adventure. Stop in and give it a try.
    Thank you for staying with us, best wishes, and safe passage. Please let us know what you have seen along the waterway that we might use to improve your next stay.

    Just a walk or short bike ride away:

    Food & Beverage
    .4 miles………….Hardee’s: breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and fried chicken
    .5 miles………….Agave: Mexican grill (authentic Mexican cuisine)
    .6 miles………….Piggly Wiggly: grocery store
    .6 miles………….ABC Wine & Spirits: beer, liquor and wine
    .45 miles……….Alvin Ord’s: fresh made sandwiches and taco salads, etc.
    .45 miles……….CJ Seafood Express: fresh seafood market (shrimp, fish, crab, etc.)

    Cypress Wetlands Boardwalk

    Cypress Wetlands Boardwalk

    .76 miles……….Mizu Japanese Restaurant: hibachi steakhouse and   sushi
    .7 miles………….Port Royal Farmers Market: local produce and         various fresh foods. Saturdays 8-12pm
    .8 miles………….Pizza Hut: dine in and delivery pizza
    .9 miles………….Carolina Tavern: wings & ribs sports bar
    1.6 miles……….Smokin Planks: family owned and operated BBQ and Smokehouse
    1.6 miles……… 4 Island Pizza: take out & delivery only
    1.9 miles……….La Nopalera Restaurant: Mexican food
    1.1 miles……….Red Rooster Café: breakfast & lunch meals Monday   through Saturday
    1.7 miles……….11th Street Dockside Seafood Restaurant: overlooking shrimp docks on Port Royal Sound
    1.9 miles……….Moon Doggies Café & Grill: great American food meets Southern hospitality
    1.9 miles……….Athenian Gardens: authentic Greek dishes with American friendly options
    1.9 miles……….City Java: local coffee shop, breakfast & lunch
    2.7 miles……….Publix: grocery store
    2.8 miles……….Rancho Grande restaurant: Mexican food
    2.8 miles……….Island Meat Market: Family owned market with full selection of prime cut meats
    2.8 miles……….Bill’s Liquor: great selection of craft beer, premium liquor and fine wines
    Medical Care & PharmacyOld Spanish Fort Beaufort,  SC
    .4 miles.………..CVS Pharmacy
    .4 miles………….Doctor’s Care Medical Facility
    .8 miles………….US Naval Hospital
    1.7 miles………..Keyserling Cancer Center
    1.85 miles………Dentists & Family Doctors, etc.
    1.9 miles………..Beaufort Memorial Hospital
    Other Businesses & Services
    .4 miles…………Citgo Service Station
    .4 miles…………Advance Auto Parts
    .5 miles…………Ferguson Enterprises: plumbing, bath, kitchen & lighting
    .6 miles…………West Marine
    .6 miles…………MCAS Credit Union & ATM
    .6 miles………..Music Cooperative: Instrument sales, service and lessons
    .75 miles………CAPA’s Closet: thrift store benefiting abused children and child abuse prevention
    1 mile…………..Roy’s Aquarium: pets & supplies
    2.8 miles………Grayco Hardware & Home: family owned hardware and home goods store

    Thank you for staying with us, best wishes, and safe passage. Please let us know what you have seen along the waterway that we might use to improve your next stay.

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  • Port Royal Landing Marina Thanksgiving Dinner, AICW Statute Mile 539


    This annual Thanksgiving celebration at Port Royal Landing Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is a perfect example of true Southern hospitality and of a marina family that cares about boaters! Port Royal Landing Marina guards the western banks of Beaufort River just south of marker #244.

    The Port Royal Landing Marina will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The marina furnishes smoked turkeys, just bring a side to share and your favorite beverage. Dinner starts at 1:00. The marina is offering buy 2 nights and get a third night free or buy 5 nights and get 2 additional nights free. For more information contact Capt Bill Mote at 843-592-3344, or the Marina for reservations. Everyone is welcome, come join the fun.

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  • More Good Words for Windmill Harbour Marina, AICW Statute Mile 558


    Windmill Harbour Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located hard by the southwesterly mouth of the Waterways’ passage south down Skull Creek, on the shores of Hilton Head Island, south of marker #27.

    We too are in Windmill Harbour and really do enjoy the marina. We’ve been there over 4 years and are going to use it as our home base when we begin cursing full time 3 years from now. It is the most weather protected marina I’ve ever been in. Good clean fuel, easy in and out, and 5+’ at low tide in the approach.
    Phil Savoy

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  • Family Rescued near Hilton Head Island, SC off AICW Statute Mile 560


    Bravo DNR! The May River, where this rescue took place, departs the Waterway westward from statute mile 560. Windmill Harbor, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is on Hilton Head Island east of the Waterway at Mile 588.

    Family rescued by DNR officers after boat sinks in storm
    By Staff reports
    newsroom@islandpacket.com August 10, 2014
    Two S.C. Department of Natural Resources officers patrolling the May River rescued a family Saturday after their boat sank during a storm, a DNR spokesman said.
    Lance Cpl. Adam Henderson and conservation officer Josh Reid came across the family of four about 5 p.m. near Alljoy Boat Landing, 1st Sgt. Robbie Smith said.
    The family — which included two young boys — was heading back toward Windmill Harbour when large waves from Saturday afternoon’s storm overtook their 18-foot boat and caused it to sink quickly. The family tried to contact the U.S. Coast Guard before the boat sank, but the mayday message was never transmitted, Smith said.
    The family clung to a 15-inch section of the boat that was sticking out of the water for more than an hour until Henderson and Reid found them, Smith said.
    The two officers pulled the family onto their boat and took them to the landing, where they were treated for small cuts and abrasions by EMS and released.
    Sea Tow removed the submerged boat from the water Sunday afternoon, Smith said.

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  • Swimming Ban in Battery Creek Lifted, Port Royal, SC, AICW Mile 542


    As reported by Erin Moody in the Island Packet on August 5, a leak of 5000-plus gallons of sewage forced the prohibition of swimming in Battery Creek. However, as of August 8, Battery Creek, a popular anchorage lying just west of the Beaufort River by Port Royal, is now cleared for swimming.

    Swimming advisory for Battery Creek lifted after sewage leak
    By LAURA OBERLE
    August 8, 2014
    A swimming advisory for Battery Creek was lifted Friday after water-quality tests came back clean, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced.
    Read more here:
    http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/08/08/3248330/swimming-advisory-on-battery-creek.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1

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  • Good Words for Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Island, AICW Statute Mile 564


    Shelter Cove is located in a man-made cove on the southeastern shores of Broad Creek in Hilton Head Island near markers #22 and #23. The Merchant’s comments below come to us via the AGLCA forum.

    Plan on staying at Shelter Cove Marina in Hilton Head.
    Great location, pricing, food and entertainment within easy walking distance. Free Shuttle will take you to all locations within Palmetto Dunes. There is a great Kroger on the shuttle route. Marina staff is very friendly. Check your tide table. Always easier to come and go on a mid to high tide.
    Bill and Sandra Merchant

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  • Good Words for Palmetto Bay Marina, east of AICW Statute Mile 564, Hilton Head Island, SC

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    After leaving Calibogue Sound, Hilton Head Island’s Broad Creek runs northeast for a bit and then turns sharply east. Soon after flowing through this easterly cut, Palmetto Bay Marina will come abeam to the south.

    Claiborne –
    We just departed our favorite Hilton Head Island stop – Palmetto Bay marina. This is the best marina to access the central section of Hilton Head. Most stores, supplies and restaurants are within biking distance on the bike trail or just off the trail. Cruisers will find all their regular stores nearby: Publix, Starbucks, Panera, Fresh Market, etc. AND – the great Jazz Corner, one of the few small jazz clubs left in the country, serving excellent music and food every night.
    Palmetto Bay is less “upscale” than the other marinas on HH, and that’s what we like. Dockhands are friendly, great Sunrise Café for breakfast (6 am!) and lunch. Bathrooms and shower are shared with other marina and restaurant clientele, so shower timing is important.
    The very friendly Yacht Club of Hilton Head is on this property (no docks), and we have joined in their Friday dinner activities on previous stops here. These YC members are very proud that their club staffed the Olympics sailing races several years ago when the Savannah YC turned down the opportunity.
    Capt. Wendy Young
    “Blue Crab” 32′ Island Gypsy

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  • Report from Palmetto Bay Marina, east of AICW Statute Mile 564, Hilton Head Island, SC

    Palmetto Bay Marina – Click for Chartview

    After leaving Calibogue Sound, Hilton Head Island’s Broad Creek runs northeast for a bit and then turns sharply east. Soon after flowing through this easterly cut, Palmetto Bay Marina will come abeam to the south.

    Everything about this marina has changed. All new inexperienced staff. Captain Woody’s has relocated, but the Black Marlin is as good as ever. Docks are being populated by “Derelict boats” being brought in by the management and rented to a non-boating clientele as housing. Used this marina for years, unfortunately it’s become necessary to bypass it for Shelter Cove Marina a mile beyond.
    Pinched Nerve

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