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Good Visit to Bucksport Marina, AICW Statute Mile 377

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 09-17-2012

At Bucksport cruising visitors will discover all new docks, new power pedestals, a newly reopened on-site restaurant, clean – climate controlled showers and laundromat, as well as a warm welcome for the cruising communityMany good words about newly renovated (and under new ownership) Bucksport Marina and their on-site restaurant, continue to be recorded here on the Cruisers’ Net! And, of course, these good people are a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS NET SPONSOR! PLEASE patronize them and all our other sponsors whenever possible!!!!

A great place in a spectacular location. Good food and music on the deck (And they are adding a larger covered deck). Staff is friendly and helpful and anxious to make your stay a great one.
Dan Virga

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Glowing Review of Bucksport Marina, AICW Statute Mile 377

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 08-17-2012

At Bucksport cruising visitors will discover all new docks, new power pedestals, a newly reopened on-site restaurant, clean – climate controlled showers and laundromat, as well as a warm welcome for the cruising communityMany good words about newly renovated (and under new ownership) Bucksport Marina and their on-site restaurant, continue to be recorded here on the Cruisers’ Net! And, of course, these good people are a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS NET SPONSOR! PLEASE patronize them and all our other sponsors whenever possible!!!!

This location is quaint and beautiful! The view is simply fantastic and Chef Jay made our visit extremely memorable. The food was delicious and the Chef came over and talked to us, it was so personable! If you have yet to stop while heading south, DO NOT pass this place up!!
Mae M

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Praise for Osprey Marina, AICW Statute Mile 373

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 08-13-2012

Osprey Marina , owned by Carson Benton, is at mile marker 373 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. Osprey Marina offers a protected harbor 150 yards off the waterway accessible by a private dOsprey Marina lies at the southern foot of AICW section known officially as the Pine Island Cut (a. k. a. “the Rock Pile”), just as the Waterway sweeps south into beautiful Waccamaw River. Osprey Marina is one of the finest marinas you will ever discover, and these good folks are A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

We stayed one night on return from Bald Head to Georgetown and wanted to avoid the carnival of Myrtle Beach. What a great spot! We are a 47′ Beneteau and had no problem getting in and out. The most helpful, curtious staff we have ever encountered. Cleanest baths, laundry and marina building possible. Enjoyed an outstanding Italian dinner with pickup and return service. Couldn’t ask for more, every marina could learn from Osprey. We will be back next time.
Bill Saint

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Thoroughfare Creek Anchorage (off AICW/Waccamaw River) – Statute Mile 389 – Captains Mark and Diana Report

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 07-26-2012

On the Water GuidebooksNow here’s a really useful article from our strategic partners, Captains Mark and Diana Doyle, founders and owners of On The Water ChartGuides. Sometimes we all, or at least I do, get so wrapped up with memories of an anchorage’s natural beauty, rich history and superb shelter, we forget there may be another side to the story.
And, indeed, that is just the case here. Along a river replete with wonderful spots to drop the hook overnight, Thoroughfare Creek vies with Bull Creek for the best of the best in this region. And yet, as you will see below, there may be certain times of the year when a disadvantage or two may show up in these waters. Read on!

The Waccamaw River in Summer: More PWCs than Mosquitoes
Thoroughfare Creek October 15 Versus June 15
We often revel in the changing seasons. Every transit is different depending on the weather, the seasonal cloud formations, the patterns of bird and mammal migration, and the colors of the wooded shores or saltmarsh expanses.
But here’s a seasonal change we weren’t expecting: the Waccamaw River in summer.
For most experienced ICW cruisers, the Waccamaw River is one of their favorite cruising grounds. Anchorage after peaceful anchorage, typically the only boat tucked into a surreal cypress setting draped with Spanish moss. Birds call from the dark swampy woods and ospreys whistle from their huge stick nests.
But that’s the Waccamaw River of early spring or fall. Come summer, especially on weekends, this waterway that is part of a national wildlife refuge becomes a playground for the jet skis, pontoon boats, and Baja cruisers from nearby overflowing Myrtle Beach.
Don’t believe us? We witnessed quiet Thoroughfare Creek anchorage (STM 388.8) become a speedway for party boats to access the sandy bluffs at charted Belin, known to locals as “Sandy Island.” It looked like Coney Island!
So we gave up on anchoring in Thoroughfare Creek, deciding to press on along the magenta line. We departed the Waccamaw with the company of a noisy jet skier, zig-zagging back and forth right off our stern using our wake to “catch some air.”
Sheesh …
Best and see you On the Water!
Captains Mark & Diana Doyle
http://www.OnTheWaterChartGuides.com

I live in the area and often anchor in Thoroughfare Creek for the evening. It is a beautiful and very special spot. Fortunately for most cruisers, it is quiet and serene during the normal passage times. Just plan to forget it on the weekends from Memorial Day through Labor day….Before and after that, it’s all yours!
Geoff Groat

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More Good Words for Osprey Marina, AICW Statute Mile 373

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 06-05-2012

Osprey Marina , owned by Carson Benton, is at mile marker 373 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. Osprey Marina offers a protected harbor 150 yards off the waterway accessible by a private dOsprey Marina lies at the southern foot of AICW section known officially as the Pine Island Cut (a. k. a. “the Rock Pile”), just as the Waterway sweeps south into beautiful Waccamaw River. Osprey Marina is one of the finest marinas you will ever discover, and these good folks are A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

Stayed the night in late April on our way south to Savannah. I second the great review. Very protected and super staff. Had a great Italian dinner in town with free transportation from the restaurant. Highly recommended stop!
Richard Brown

As of 6/5/2012, the Grill at Osprey Marina is still not open, but as Richard points out, there is an Italian restaurant nearby, Scatori’s (843-650-3370), that will come and pick you up at the marina, and then return you to the docks after dining. Their website is http://www.scatoris.com.

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More Good Words for Bucksport Marina, AICW Statute Mile 377

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 06-05-2012

At Bucksport cruising visitors will discover all new docks, new power pedestals, a newly reopened on-site restaurant, clean – climate controlled showers and laundromat, as well as a warm welcome for the cruising communityMany good words about newly renovated (and under new ownership) Bucksport Marina and their on-site restaurant, continue to be recorded here on the Cruisers’ Net! And, of course, these good people are a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS NET SPONSOR! PLEASE patronize them and all our other sponsors whenever possible!!!!

Glad to see them open yet once again; we were saddened by the appearance of the closed marina last year on our way south. We have been cruising the waterway for many years and have watched them open and close so many times we lost count. We have enjoyed many meals at the restaurant and love the homemade sausage. Bucksport is a quaint, cool and refreshing stop along the ICW.
Cap’n Norman s/v Blown Away

Called this morning [6/5/2012] to ask if they had Conway sausage. The person I spoke to told that they do NOT have it and that he did not know what the problem was. We always used to drop by and purchase more than a few pounds of this delectable sagey Hot and Mild sausage. Haven’t had any for several years.
Betsy Basch

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Good Words for Osprey Marina, AICW Statute Mile 373

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 05-20-2012

Osprey Marina , owned by Carson Benton, is at mile marker 373 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. Osprey Marina offers a protected harbor 150 yards off the waterway accessible by a private dOsprey Marina lies at the southern foot of AICW section known officially as the Pine Island Cut (a. k. a. “the Rock Pile”), just as the Waterway sweeps south into beautiful Waccamaw River. Osprey Marina is one of the finest marinas you will ever discover, and these good folks are A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

We visited Osprey earlier this week (17th May 2012) on our 50′ Beneteau, with a 6′ draft in an attempt to avoid some nasty storms. What a great place, a real hidden gem! Great surrounding, helpful staff, including driving us into town to refill our propane tank. The marina is clean and well cared for. We will be back.
Andrew

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Another Good Experience at Bucksport Marina, AICW Statute Mile 377

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 05-18-2012

At Bucksport cruising visitors will discover all new docks, new power pedestals, a newly reopened on-site restaurant, clean – climate controlled showers and laundromat, as well as a warm welcome for the cruising communityGood words about newly renovated (and under new ownership) Bucksport Marina and their on-site restaurant, continue to be recorded here on the Cruisers’ Net! Well, of course, these good people are a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS NET SPONSOR! PLEASE patronize them and all our other sponsors whenever possible!!!!

We stayed at Bucksport on 4-5 and had a great time. Ralph sang all night and really did a great job entertaining us. We were the only boaters eating that night along with a couple other locals. It was the best time Sarah and I had had in a very long time. Food was great and very reasonable. Don’t pass this up on your way north or south. Its well worth an extra day devoted to the grand strand. Very pup friendly. Can’t say enough good things. Ralph and his wife treated us like family. See you soon.
John/Sarah Beaver
Forget About It 3.

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A Good Experience at Bucksport Marina (Statute Mile 377)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-27-2012

At Bucksport cruising visitors will discover all new docks, new power pedestals, a newly reopened on-site restaurant, clean – climate controlled showers and laundromat, as well as a warm welcome for the cruising communityGood words about newly renovated (and under new ownership) Bucksport Marina and their on-site restaurant, continue to be recorded here on the Cruisers’ Net! Well, of course, these good people are a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS NET SPONSOR! PLEASE patronize them and all our other sponsors whenever possible!!!!

Ahoy friends!
We are currently enjoying the warm hospitality @ Bucksport! Owner, Ralph said he will start sausage tomorrow! Best darn burgers we have had in a long time! Real meat and hand packed, yummy!
Live music Thursday, Friday & Saturday’s. Stop in and meet this fabulous group of people!
Be sure to say hello to Ralph!
Jay & Susan

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A Cruise to Discover Conway, SC via the Upper Waccamaw River, off the AICW

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-18-2012

Departing the Waterway at statute mile 375, four miles south of the Socastee Bridge, this “off-road” venture on the lovely, upper section of the Waccamaw River, abandoned by the AICW, has pleased many cruisers and has proven to be a worthy side trip. Please be sure to read the comments found in the links below.
One fixed bridge does lie between the AICW and Conway. We have never found a published vertical clearance for this span, but it has always appeared to us to be 30 feet or so. Clearly, the wonderful side cruise to Conway is off limits for most sailcraft.

We took the 15 mile trip off the ICW up the river to Conway Marina April 11, 2012. It was worth the time as the Waccamaw River along this stretch has a Tom Sawyer feel to it. The [Conway City] marina transient dock is basic. No water but electric service. Conway is a great town to ride a bike in with the well marked bike trail and river front park. Certainly worth a visit to Conway for anyone looking for a different stop for doing some sightseeing. Friendly people!
Doyle and LaVisa

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Good Report from Island Anchorage, AICW Statute Mile 375.5

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-17-2012

Island Anchorage lies off the rear of the loop stream, north and northeast of flashing daybeacon #29, 3.5 nautical miles south of Socastee Bridge.

We turned in northbound off marker 27A and rounded #1. We first motored north to investigate the entire reach of the oxbow but ran aground in what chart and plotter showed as deep water just as the channel turns back toward the ICW on the north side of the oxbow.
We reversed direction and anchored in the Oxbow near the 8 foot depth shown on the chart. We dropped our Bruce in 10 ft of water at near-low tide and the anchor dug in quickly. We first motored a circle to assure swing room and found the charted depths to be accurate.
Thinking back on our last time anchoring here, I regretted not rigging a trip line as I dropped our anchor because we grabbed some bottom debris on our last visit making anchor recovery difficult. On this visit, we luckily recovered our anchor easily the next morning.
It’s a beautiful anchorage and the bird life here is terrific. The only caveat, until sunset, is the waterborne cowboys who zip though the area like mentally challenged houseflies.
Max Miller

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Shad Fishing In the AICW/Waccamaw River, SC

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 02-20-2012

The legal season for shad gill net fishing runs from Nov 1 to Mar 1. Gill fishing is only allowed on Wednesdays,  Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Fortunately for we cruisers, there’s only a few days remaining in the season. In the meantime, watch for these local fishermen and, as usual, give their small boats a very slow, no wake pass! As a kid, I helped my Dad and Grandad tend their gill nets in the Ocmulgee River in GA and we often fished well after dark.

Helping a friend bring his new boat from Little River, SC to Charleston, SC, we were cruising the ICW on the Waccamaw River when we cam upon a man in a jon boat waving an orange PFD at us and motioning us away from a line of what we thought were crab trap markers. We went on around and a few miles later had much the same experience only the guy waved and pulled up to us and told us he had a net strung between two floats.
We spent the night at a marina in Georgetown, SC and asked the staff about this. Apparently, there is a certain time of year when people are allowed to place nets across the river to catch shad. They cannot block more than one half the river and must be on duty the entire time to warn boaters away from their nets. Just FYI.

A Big THANK YOU from Bucksport Marina, AICW Statute Mile 377

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 02-10-2012

At Bucksport cruising visitors will discover all new docks, new power pedestals, a newly reopened on-site restaurant, clean – climate controlled showers and laundromat, as well as a warm welcome for the cruising communityIn 2010 – 2011 Bucksport Marina, now a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, closed for an extended period of time for renovation and expansion. Now reopened under new, cruiser friendly ownership and management, this facility, along with its also newly reopened, on-site restaurant, makes for a great stop between Myrtle Beach and Georgetown. Bucksport Marina is set in a lovely location on what many consider to be the most beautiful portion of the entire AICW, the Waccamaw River.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS FOR THE KIND COMMENTS AND INVITE ALL WHO PASSED US BY ON THE WAY SOUTH THIS PAST FALL,TO STOP ON YOUR WAY BACK AND TRY US OUT, I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS WITH AN RV WE HAVE OPENED OUR BRAND NEW CAMPGROUND WITH FULL HOOK UPS AND DRIVE THROUGH SITES. WE WILL KEEP OUR EYES ON THE HORIZON FOR NEW FRIENDS TO COME BY, SMOOTH SAILING TO ALL.
THANKS,
RALPH SIMMS,
BUCKSPORT MARINA

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More Good Words For Bucksport Marina (Statute Mile 377)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 01-23-2012

At Bucksport cruising visitors will discover all new docks, new power pedestals, a newly reopened on-site restaurant, clean – climate controlled showers and laundromat, as well as a warm welcome for the cruising communityThis NEW Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net sponsor is really racking up the “kudos” during the early months of 2012! Well, of course, they are now an SSECN SPONSOR!

Cruising News:
Glad to see you have these folks as a new sponsor . They are very welcoming and should definitely be a stop.
Geoff Groat

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Praise for Bucksport Plantation Marina, AICW Statute Mile 377

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 01-21-2012

At Bucksport cruising visitors will discover all new docks, new power pedestals, a newly reopened on-site restaurant, clean – climate controlled showers and laundromat, as well as a warm welcome for the cruising communityIn 2010 – 2011 Bucksport Marina, now a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, closed for an extended period of time for renovation and expansion. Now reopened under new, cruiser friendly ownership and management, this facility, along with its also newly reopened, on-site restaurant, makes for a great stop between Myrtle Beach and Georgetown. Bucksport Marina is set in a lovely location on what many consider to be the most beautiful portion of the entire AICW, the Waccamaw River.

1/21/12
We pulled into Bucksport Marina after deciding that too late to anchor in very deep anchorage. Nice accommodations at the tall wooden dock with great dock hands. There are floating docks but not for our 21 foot beam. had dinner at the Seaweed Grill and was very pleased. the steak was exceptional and the grilled cabbage was delicious. they have been open only a short time but are off to a good start with the new owners. Many locals were coming in as we finished our early dinner. would stop here again.
Dick Flaherty

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More Praise for Osprey Marina, AICW Statute Mile 373

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 11-28-2011

Osprey Marina , owned by Carson Benton, is at mile marker 373 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. Osprey Marina offers a protected harbor 150 yards off the waterway accessible by a private dOsprey Marina lies at the southern foot of AICW section known officially as the Pine Island Cut (a. k. a. “the Rock Pile”), just as the Waterway sweeps south into beautiful Waccamaw River. Osprey Marina is one of the finest marinas you will ever discover, and these good folks are A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

Subject: Osprey Marina
To: CruisingWriter@cruisersnet.net
Claiborne,
Osprey Marina. A quick 1/8 mile off the ICW!
Nice snack bar.
Great people!
Great fuel prices!
Good depth!
Very reasonable dock rates.
And with their new dock, they can accommodate 100ft boats. I have no trouble fueling up with my 63 Viking.
Stu Schechter
M/V Evening Star

There is nothing I can think of to say! The personell at Osprey are just the most professional, from the highly skilled dock master to the office staff. When we pulled in we knew just what to expect. Wonderful, if you don’t stop there you’ll miss a treat!
Terry and Charlotte

I happened to stop at Osprey southbound a year ago. Returning this spring I made a special effort to reach there arriving just at closing time. No problem. I requested an easy exit space because I had one cranky engine. No problem. The staff are all helpful, cheerful and positive. They are on my list for the next trip.
Jamiedhu aboard Gemini 34

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Dining Situation Changes at Osprey Marina (Statute Mile 373.5)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 10-10-2011

Osprey Marina , owned by Carson Benton, is at mile marker 373 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. Osprey Marina offers a protected harbor 150 yards off the waterway accessible by a private dUpon receiving the message below, we immediately telephoned SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Osprey Marina, and learned that Captain Good’s observations below are quite correct. Due to slow landside traffic during the summer months, the on-site grill is indeed not currently operating. Also, South Carolina DOT work on a small “channel bridge” nearby has closed direct access from Ospry to Scatori’s Italan Restaurant, which normally picks boaters up from the docks and returns them to the marina after dining. The road work in question was originally slated for completion this November, but, surprise, surprise, that date has been put off until the latter part of December, 2011.
Fortunately, all is not lost when it comes to shoreside dining. The 707 Diner (843-215-7707) and Delaney’s Dog Haus (843-650-8336), will both make food deliveries to the marina parking lot. And, Captain Lynn at Osprey tells us Delaney’s has “the best cheeseburgers in the world.”
Even with these dining changes, Osprey Marina remains one of the very best marinas in northeastern South Carolina. Pay them a visit, and you won’t be sorry!

Cruising News:
We stopped at Osprey Marina 10/08/11 for fuel and to spend the night. Scatori will not pick up for dinner or deliver because of a bridge being out. The cafe at the marina is closed at present.
Nice folks. 1.00 per foot.tied up at their fuel dock for the night.
Reggie Good

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Good Visit to Thoroughfare Creek, AICW Statute Mile 389

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 09-01-2011

Certainly the Waccamaw River is one of the most scenic portions of the AICW. The dark waters and moss-hung cypress trees take you to another time before GPS and Iphones. Ben seems to have found a favorite spot in Thoroughfare Creek. These two anchorages lie west of the Waccamaw River/ICW flashing daybeacon #73.

We anchored here a couple years ago. We stopped here again a couple weeks ago but now we have a dinghy. We cruised the canals, then over to the beach for some swimming. We had some conversations with the locals who come there often for swimming. We hiked a little on the trails and then spent a quiet night on the hook. It’s a great anchorage.
There was a mention above about developers. The was a PBS special on this island, but the short story is, the state of SC bought it and recently turned it over to an environmental group. While there may be some more homes on the canals and in the traditionally black town on the other side of the island, there will be no bridge or “development”.
Skipper Ben

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A Caution about Launch Ramps at Bucksport Plantation Marina, AICW Statute Mile 377

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 07-24-2011

For many years one of the most popular stops between Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, Bucksport Plantation Marina, closed for an extended period of renovation, is now fully reopened after undergoing much needed upgrades. It is still a lovely location on what many consider to be the loveliest portion of the entire Waterway.

The current (7/24/11) ramp at Bucksport Marina near Conway on the Waccamaw River is not good for heavy boats. Our diesel 250 in 4WD lo could not pull out our Searay 260. Water tank was empty and gas less than half full. The ramp is too steep and tops out in gravel well before your boat is to the top of the ramp. A call two weeks prior to the marina was placed and we were told we were ok with our size boat. Unfortunately that was not so. The marina store is not open yet and we got no help out of the restaurant workers this morning (all kids) when we were stuck on the ramp. A nice gentleman that had his boat slipped there helped to pull us out and said they were supposed to be building two new ramps and opening the store soon.
Kes Crumpler

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More Good Words for Osprey Marina, AICW Statute Mile 373

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 06-11-2011

Osprey Marina , owned by Carson Benton, is at mile marker 373 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. Osprey Marina offers a protected harbor 150 yards off the waterway accessible by a private dOsprey Marina lies right where the Waterway leaves Pine Island Cut (a. k. a. “the Rock Pile”) and sweeps south into the beautiful Waccamaw River. Osprey Marina is A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

By the way, on a trip with friends to Georgetown on our boat from the Oak Island area, we stopped at several marinas (Obviously not in a hurry). Osprey Marina was a real treat on our way home. We arrived late, but had plenty of help from slip holders who couldn’t have been more friendly. Osprey mgmt left us a welcome bag, just as they said they would and we enjoyed our stay. One other point, their fuel was the cheapest on our entire trip and their charge per foot was much less than other marinas. Although we enjoyed each of the other marina’s where we stayed, Osprey was literally half the cost and offered first rate facilities. Thanks for the recommendation. We will be returning.
Mike and Carolyn Hackett

We, too, very much enjoyed our few days at Osprey Marina on our way North in April. It is a beautiful harbor in a lovely spot off the Waccamaw River. One feature that your reviewer did not mention is that the Italian restaurant in a nearby shopping area will send a car to pick you up if you choose to dine with them. After dining, you can do your re-provisioning and then you will be driven back to the marina. Very convenient and thoughtful. We recommend Osprey!
Maureen Nemecek

I totally agree with other favorable comments regarding Osprey; we stayed there in Nov. 2010 on the way South to Fl. and on our return trip. Prices are excellent and fair and the staff very helpful and friendly. What can I say, the owner is a Clemson man !!!
Skipper Pat Kenefick

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