Below, Captain Jane does her usual sterling job on one of our very favorite facilities in northeastern South Carolina. And, of course, Osprey Marina is one of our most loyal SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS!
We finally did it. We chugged far enough North on a long delivery skipper paced day to get us past the usual suspects of Waccawachee and
Bucksport to find out what that invisible Osprey Marina really is, how far it is down that narrow looking channel off Day Marker 26A and why it wins such praise. Here are our answers.
First, it’s a short ride down a deep water channel into a charming quiet cove a world away from speeding “go fast”‘ day boats, even though it appears to be home to many.
Second, while it only has room for five or six transient boats, and dockage is wedgie and modified-wedgie style, the eager welcoming staff
make it low stress and pleasant.
Third, it must be winning all those kudos because everyone is so helpful and pleasant and because it’s got the nicest land heads and
showers we’ve seen on the waterway, and we’ve seen a lot. Even the laundry room is fresh and spotless and includes an ironing board and
There’s a grill on site serving breakfast and lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Plus there’s a highly touted Italian restaurant that will not only deliver but if you prefer will pick up and deliver you and give you time to shop at a supermarket next door.
Finally, Osprey Marina scores big with the best goody bag — cookies, cheese and crackers and a very cool key chain with warbling whistle
for hailing your first mate back into the cockpit when you are at the helm, just because you feel like it.
We would like to add our Vote for the Osprey Marina at mile 373 It was so nice to feel the warm welcome, to such a nice place, not only was the Marina one of the nicest we have stopped at, they made You feel so welcome and said Thanks for staying with us, with goodie bad and all. Great place, Great people, Great price!
Clay and Mary on sailing vessel Gemini