Dataw Island Marina, 100 Marina Drive, Dataw Island, SC 29920 Mile Marker 521, 843 838 8410VHF 16 & 68   Located on the Sampit River, Harborwalk Marina is only a boardwalk away from Georgetown's Historic District, great food, shopping, etc. A safe harbor from bad weather and located in calmWelcome to The City Marina The City Marina Wins Jack Nichol Award for Design See our feature on The Visitors Network Located on mile marker 469.5 of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Charleston City Marina features 19,000 feet of linear dock space covering 40 acres of water.  The marina was named 2005 National Marina of the Year (Marina Dock Age Magazine), and offers state-of-the-art amenities and facilities to promise an enjoyable stay.  The City Marina's MegaDock extends 1,530 feet and is the longest free standing floating fuel dock in the Southeast.  These features, and Historic Downtown Charleston location, make The City Marina one of the east coast's most popular marinas.
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More Praise for Georgetown Landing Marina, AICW Statute Mile 403

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 10-21-2011

Located just south of Hwy 17 Bridge in the mouth of the Great Pee Dee River, Georgetown Landing Marina has a long, welcoming transient/fuel dock that makes easy handling of the occasional opposing wind and river currents that can occur.

Very good marina. People are very helpful. They helped us move our sailboat to other side of facedock to point into wind for storm. Not many marinas this considerate. Arranged for free transport to local WalMart and stores. Highly recommend a stay here on way through ICW.
Dean & Nancy aboard S/V Pegasus

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Good Run in the Waterway from Charleston to Georgetown, SC

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 08-30-2011

This is certainly good news for area boaters. We’d like to hear from others about boating conditions in your waters.

This morning took icw Charleston to Georgetown. No damage visible. No significant floating debris. Marinas at both ends doing well.
Skipper Tom Divers, aboard m/v Tanqueray

Praise for Georgetown Landing Marina, AICW Statute Mile 403

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 06-25-2011

Located just south of Hwy 17 Bridge in the mouth of the Great Pee Dee River, Georgetown Landing Marina has a long, welcoming transient/fuel dock that makes easy handling of the occasional opposing wind and river currents that can occur.

We are first timers on the ICW and can’t say enough good things about Georgetown Landing Marina. They couldn’t do enough for us and helped us with restaurants and incidentals. We had no real experience docking in the presence of a strong current and they responded right away on Ch 16 and helped get us in. Each day that we went up and down the ICW they asked us where we were going and about when we’d expect to be back. Agree w/statements about their general orientation to sport fishing but it had no effect on the hospitality they showed us.
R & T Fishleder
aboard M/V Tessie Belle

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Good Visit to Harborwalk Marina, Georgetown, SC, AICW Statute Mile 403

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 06-12-2011

VHF 16 & 68   Located on the Sampit River, Harborwalk Marina is only a boardwalk away from Georgetown's Historic District, great food, shopping, etc. A safe harbor from bad weather and located in calmHarborwalk Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! is the northwesternmost marina on the downtown Georgetown/Sampit River waterfront.

Harborwalk Marina, Georgetown – had another great trip to Georgetown a month ago. The marina is in perfect condition, with incredible service (we arrived late and they waited for us and had three dock hands to assist with a an easy landing. Excellent facilities at this marina, in fact the cleanest restrooms and laundry I’ve found yet! New docks and a great view of downtown. We were amazed at the recently redone boardwalk all along the harborside. Did a lot of exploring of the Georgetown area on bike and had two great meals, one at Portofino and the other at our favorite Rice Paddy.
Skipper Bill Saint

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Good Run and Good Depths from Dewees Creek to Myrtle Beach, AICW Statute Miles 455-355

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-25-2011

We have received a number of recent reports of shoaling south of McClellanville and have set a Navigation Alert near green marker #37, statute mile 431.

4/24/2011, we departed Dewees Creek NORTHBOUND, at 06h15, about 1 hour before low tide. That brought us through Andersonville and McClellanville through the low tide period in the area. Our chartplotter’s Tide Almanac reported the low tide at 0.3 ft above datum for that low tide. Several observations. It was a very quiet morning on the water, so we ran the charted midline course. For that entire 25 mile run, we never saw less than (to be very conservative) 8 to 8.5 ft of water. Yes, lots of mud flats and dock floats sitting on the bottom, and careful about following the magenta line, but no water depth problems! Second, after the tide started rising around McClellanville, we had a fair current all the way in to Myrtle Beach. In fact, we averaged about 1 mile per hour greater SOG than we run in normal, still water over that distance, and made 100 miles from 06h15 to 17h45, which we deemed a long but not uncomfortable day.
Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary

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Missing Range Markers in Esterville Minim Creek Channel, South Carolina AICW Statute Mile 418

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-24-2011

The Esterville Minim Creek Channel connects the North Santee River with the Western Channel of Winyah Bay south of Gerogetown, SC. The missing range markers are charted between green marker #7 and red marker #16. Range markers are typically not as sturdy as daymarkers and a good high wind will often knock them down.

Three of the four range markers between the North Santee River and the Estherville – Minim Creek Canal (mm 416-418) are missing. There was at least 7 ft. at mean low through the cut when we went through so it should not be a problem, but if you are looking for them they are gone.
Mitch and Carole Brodkin

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Capt. Jones Visits Winyah Bay and Harborwalk Marina, AICW Statute Mile 403

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-22-2011

VHF 16 & 68   Located on the Sampit River, Harborwalk Marina is only a boardwalk away from Georgetown's Historic District, great food, shopping, etc. A safe harbor from bad weather and located in calmHarborwalk Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! is the northwesternmost marina on the downtown Georgetown/Sampit River waterfront.

We left the protection of the ICW at Cat Island and entered the western channel of Winyah Bay where the wind really began to howl. It was against the ebb tidal current causing steep, short seas which covered the bay. Everywhere we looked were windblown streaks of foam, and every wave was breaking at its crest, I estimated it was blowing force 8, similar in appearance to what we had experienced a year earlier at Fort Myers, Florida. Despite the strong adverse current, we were driven to hull speed by the wind, dead astern — surfing — showing 6 and 7 knots actual speed on the GPS. It was an exciting, but not a dangerous, ride, and we were happy to make Georgetown by lunchtime. A call to the harbormaster at Harbor Walk Marina had obtained a slip. We were met at the dock where we tied up with surprisingly little difficulty with the wind pushing us away from the float and toward the shoreline rip rap, only feet away. Good line handling and, dare I say it, good boat handling saved the day. After we got tied up, the wind began to really howl. Two boats came in after we did, their crews wide eyed and appearing thankful to have found shelter.
Captain Ted Jones

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Warning on Dewees Inlet north of Charleston, SC

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 07-15-2010

Between the Winyah Bay Entrance south of the AICW from Georgetown, SC and the Charleston, SC harbor entrance, there is really no safe inlet and Dewees Inlet carries this emphatic warning from Claiborne: WARN ANYONE OFF FROM USING THIS INLET. THERE IS NO CHANNEL TO SPEAK OF AND TO SAY IT’S TREACHEROUS IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. IT COULD BE DEADLY!!!

We are headed back off-shore to the south – Charleston, but would prefer Isle of Palms as it takes about two hours off the trip… if we can get in through Dewees Inlet. Charts show no marked channel to the outside but inside the water is charted deep (no channel markers), tides run 5+ feet and there are some tempting areas that may not be shoaled up. Does anyone know if this passage can be made safely with a ~6 ft. draw at HT? Thanks
Captain Ric

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Good Report on Harborwalk Marina in Georgetown, SC (AICW Statute Mile 403)

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 07-15-2010

VHF 16 & 68   Located on the Sampit River, Harborwalk Marina is only a boardwalk away from Georgetown's Historic District, great food, shopping, etc. A safe harbor from bad weather and located in calmLocated in the calm waters of the Sampit River harbor and convenient to all the attractions of downtown Georgetown, Harborwalk is A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

We just stayed at Harborwalk Marina in Georgetown, SC and found it newly renovated… great showers and laundry. Low tide is a trip coming in – stay to starboard after the entry marker and hug the docks. At Harbor Walk Marina depth is around 6.5 ft. at the inner most dock at low tide. Outside and finger docks have plenty of water even at a dead low tide.
Captain Ric

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Georgetown Landing Marina, AICW Statute Mile 403

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 05-12-2010

Georgetown Landing Marina has a long, welcoming transient/fuel dock that makes easy handling of the occasional opposing wind and river currents that can occur. Because of the expanse of open dockage, Georgetown Landing makes a great rendezvous spot for groups flotillas.

Great place to stay. The dock staff were very friendly and helpful (including Bella the yellow lab pup!) The bathrooms were very clean. It was an easy walk into town. We were inside the long face dock and had no problems in strong winds from both the south and north. Being at a sportfishing marina wasn’t a bad deal–someone didn’t want their king mackerel catch and gave it to us!!
S/V Moondance

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Hazzard Marine And Georgetown, SC (near Statute Mile 403)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-25-2010

Moving upstream from Winyah Bay, Hazzard Marine is the first facility cruisers will encounter on the downtown, Sampit River Georgetown waterfront. This facility was rebuilt several years ago, and now is a gar cry from the forgettable fishing craft dock that once it was.

Very helpful people and nice location is you want close access to downtown. We had several meals at The River Room restaurant and were pleased with the quality of their food and reasonable prices.
If you like 100+ year old houses, this is the place for you! The older districts of town begin just next to Hazzard Marina. Don’t miss the Rice Museum.
Sykes
SV Aquarius

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Boat Shed Marina (Georgetown, SC – Near St. M. 403)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-01-2010

VHF 16 & 68   Located on the Sampit River, Harborwalk Marina is only a boardwalk away from Georgetown's Historic District, great food, shopping, etc. A safe harbor from bad weather and located in calmBoat Shed Marina is one of several very fine facilities along the downtown Georgetown/Sampit River waterfront. Please also consider Harborwalk Marina, a bit farther upstream. This facility is a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

Because of high winds and very cold temps we pulled in to Boat Shed instead of dropping the anchor. This is our second stay here and we find it a great place to tie up. They have changed the marina office to a larger building and now have a super stocked ship’s store. Cost of $1.40 per foot includes electric, WiFi, water, and cable TV hook-up. The fuel hoses can easily reach any boat on the dock. Several trash containers spaced along the pier. Friendly staff and close to town and all the restaurants.
Larry Morrow

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Hazzard Marine (Georgetown, SC, near Statute Mile 403)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 12-15-2009

Like Captain Andy, I can remember with Hazzard Marine was one of the most forgettable “facilities” in the SC Low Country. My how times have changed, this time for the better. Hazzard Marine is now an excellent facility, but so its Harborwalk Marina (A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR), just a bit farther upstream.

Equus is on the hard in Georgetown at Hazard’s Marina & Boatyard with a shaft- cutless bearing- stuffing box problem that was about to sink us . Hazard’s is a first-class operation now. I remember it from years ago as only a rickety old pier with a bad fuel pumps. It is now small but five star for service and accomodations..
Best of the season to you and yours,
Andy Denmark

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Kudzu Bakery (Georgetown, SC)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-11-2009

Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1776, Georgetown, South Carolina 29442I can add to Captain Lea’s comments below Kudzu Bakery, by relating that their chocolate chip cookies are to die for, and, really, we’ve never had anything here that wasn’t good. Kudzu is within walking distance of all the downtown Georgetown marinas, and within a long walk or a quick taxi ride from Georgetown Landing Marina (on the Pee Dee River). Give Kudzu a try, you won’t be sorry!

We have not eaten at the Kudzu Bakery but always stop there to buy their delicious foods, jams, pickles, etc. Not to be missed in Georgetown!
James Lea
S/V Estelle

Downtown Georgetown Marinas (Sampit River, Statute Mile 403)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-03-2009

On 9/1/09, as part of a “South Carolina Wish List,” I posed the following question:

13. Has anyone docked at either Hazzard Marine, Boat Shed Marina or Harborwalk Marina along the downtown Georgetown waterfront (Sampit River)? How did you find these facilities?

Responses follow:

Boat Shed Marina. New docks and great people. We were sailing north out of Charleston Harbor to Georgetown and got stuck when the wind shifted to the north and we had to tack several times. We got there two hours after they closed but two dock hands stayed to help us dock. Very good people and we will definitely go back there.
Best Regards
George
S/V Chez Nous

Hazzard Marine in Georgetown- good directions into the marina and a very helpful dockhand. We needed to go into town to provision at the Piggly-Wiggly, so we called the Midnight Cab Co. $3 to anywhere in town!
Joy and Shel Rabin, aboard m/v Evening Star

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Georgetown Landing Marina (Statute Mile 403)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-03-2009

On 9/1/09, as part of a “South Carolina Wish List,” I posed the following question:

12. Has anyone stayed at Georetown Landing Marina lately? What was your experience there?

Responses follow:

We have stayed at Georgetown Landing Marina for at least six years in our trek up and down the waterway. It is always an easy in and out for us. They answer the phone and radio promptly. Very long face dock, easy to get fuel. A young staff of dockhands but always skilled and knowledgeable. Free wi-fi does work. Excellent restaurant adjacent to the marina and is within walking distance of some food stores. The last time we were there was this past April. Only downside is no cable TV.
Ken Stickrath

Subject: SC wish list
Cruising News: We visited both Charleston City Marina & Georgetown Landing within the last six months. I agree with the opinion expressed about
Georgetown Landing on the web site. The marina is oriented towards sport fishing. The office is very friendly, the walk into town acceptable, Wifi not reliable, currents are strong & docking on the outside in heavy weather is not a good idea.
Tim Carter

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Scarey Incident While Anchored On Winyah Bay (south of Georgetown, SC)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-18-2009

I guess the incident described second-hand below by Captain Arnold could happen anywhere at anchor. Scarey to think about, but at least the cruiser in question was not harmed.
There has been a HUGE debate about whether cruisers should have guns aboard raging on several of the other mailing lists. Incidents like this will certainly make one think!

An experienced cruiser who goes every year to the Exumas from Chesapeake, moored as he always does in Winyah Bay just south of Georgetown in the charted mooring area just before you turn into the Estherville Canal (or after if you’re going north) .
He was woken up at 4am by somebody trying to get on his boat. It was a fellow asking for a cigarette and without permission he clambered on board and approached the cabin hatch asking if he could look around. My friend had a .45 pistol. As the guy poked his head down through the hatch he hit his face hard with the gun then demanded the guy immediately back off and jump off the boat or he’d be shot. He did so – where another guy had a small boat a few yards away. Apparently he learned there had been a series of robberies on boats in the bay. This incident was in May this year.
We have to consider the unpalatable fact of poor economic times. Amateur Piracy might well become a current risk on the ICW – especially to those who like mooring overnight in lonely coves. Owners should have a weapon of some kind on board – though maybe not a gun, since a flare pistol might be equally effective. And should NEVER come out of the hatch since by staying inside the boat, you hold the stronger position if temporarily.
You might recall I had a similar experience of two guys being on my boat at night as I was docked at Deep Creek Lock. In that incident I think they were simply teenagers looking to steal something on deck – but who knows – they are certainly volatile situations which could easily go wrong.
I’m holed up in Mill Creek, VA, – an absolutely pristine beautiful creek with deep water and high bluffs with only a few splendid homes hiding behind trees. Meeting a friend tomorrow across the river at Reedville. No signs of pirates here as yet. :-)
Best wishes
Arnold

Harborwalk Marina Adds New Bath House, Laundry and Captain’s Lounge (Georgetown, SC, Statute Mile 403)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-07-2009

VHF 16 & 68   Located on the Sampit River, Harborwalk Marina is only a boardwalk away from Georgetown's Historic District, great food, shopping, etc. A safe harbor from bad weather and located in calmHarborwalk Marina is the most upstream facility along the downtown Georgetown waterfront. They are also the closest to the business district’s many excellent restaurants (don’t dare miss the Rice Paddy and the River Room), and great shopping. Of course, I’m prejudiced, as these fine folks are a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!
Stop by and visit with Captain Chris! Tell him the Cruisers’ Net sent you!

Claiborne,
We wanted to reach out and let everyone know that after starting the process of dredging, tearing down and rebuilding floating docks some 2-3 years ago……. we have finally finished our new marina office, captain’s lounge, laundry and bath house.
We can now say we have completed the dredging and 625 feet of linear floating docks, a 1,200 square foot marina office, captain’s lounge and bath house. We have two private shower and restroom facilities along with four washers and driers, all climate controlled. They are secured with a pass key and open 24 hours. The lounge is setup for reading, computer use and has a big screen TV. We have a friendly new staff and are ready to serve your overnight needs. We have the most competitive dock and fuel rates on the ICW. Being downtown, with in walking distance of everything, is pretty nice too.
I like to tell everyone we may not be the biggest, but we are the best!
Here is what all we offer now.
Permanent & Transient dockage
high speed – high capacity, diesel and gas pumps
ice, oil and batteries
30/50/100 amp service • showers & heads
wireless internet • cable TV • laundry facilities
city water • pump-out service • lounge with big screen TV
fish cleaning station • dry storage • parking
Chris Carroll
Operations Manager
Harborwalk Marina

The marina now has a new laundry facility that also houses two bathrooms. I believe it is climate controlled. My boat was moored in the innermost dock and am in 10 feet of water. Nice floating docks. Chris, the dockmaster who assisted me, was very helpful. This is the closest marina to downtown Georgetown, a couple blocks closer than the Boat Shed and Hazard Marine. For some reason, there were no seats in the bathrooms when I showered. It was only after I left that I noticed two plastic seats on the porch that should have been in the bathrooms for changing.
HB Koerner

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Georgetown Downtown Anchorage and Anchor Lights (Statute Mile 403)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 08-03-2009

If memory serves, and sometimes, at least in my case, it does not, this is the second posting we have had here on the Cruisers’ Net concerning the local water cops in Georgetown handing out tickets for anchored vessels not showing an anchor light. So, if you drop the hook off the downtown Georgetown waterfront (on the Sampit River), be SURE you have an anchor light that functions till the next morning’s light (see below)!

Subject: Georgetown, S.C. harbour update
Cruising News: Know And Follow the rules!
This past Friday I received a little “gift” from the DNR, in the form of a 110.00 ticket for “No anchor light between sunset and sunrise”. Now I did think I had an anchor light, I had installed a solar light on the Stearn rail that glowed brightly every night as I walked down the Harbourwalk. There were several problems with this that the DNR was only happy to point out! First was that solar lights are only as good as the batteries they contain AND how much direct sunlight they receive. The DNR patrol toured the harbour at 04:30, and apparently by then my light managed to run down. I’m not usually out and about at 4:30, so I was unaware.
The second and probably more important point is that a light on the rail is NOT visible 360 degrees, and therefore does NOT satisfy RULE 30.
It would seem that the only option would be the masthead anchor light, but no the DNR will accept two lights, one on the bow and one on the stearn to create a 360 degree arc of visibility. (Remember the rule ALSO states that the light must be visible for a minimum of two miles. My problem was that my exhisting anchor light will drain the batteries in no time, and me getting up the mast with ease just ain’t going to happen. What I came up with is a low amp light with a photo cell mounted on a ‘pig stick’ that I can put up when we are at anchor (which by the way is where the boat lives way too much of the time. I hope this might clear up some of the confusion re lights here. BTW, there should be more news soon regarding the proposed mooring field, I’ll post as soon as I hear anything.
Fair winds
George


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Quick Comment on the Georgetown, SC Downtown Anchorage (St. M. 403)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-12-2009

Here’s a quick word of advice from Captain Joey Presnell about anchoring on the branch of Sampit River, which serves as the downtown Georgetown anchorage.

Run your anchor light or you will get a ticket. It’s getting crazy here reminds me of old days in florida
Joey


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