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Isle of Hope Marina

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-12-2008

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7. Isle of Hope Marina
(912) 354-8187
Statute Mile: 590
Lat/Lon: near 31 58.777 North/081 03.365 West
Location: lies along the northwestern shores of the ICW in the body of a hairpin turn northwest of unlighted daybeacon #46
Transient dockage: available
Transient dockage rate: $2.00 per foot, per night – stay four nights and your fourth night is free – weekly dockage rate $10.50 per foot for outer face dock, and $8.75 per night for an inner slip, 30 amp power hookup- $7.00, 50 amp power hookup – $12.00, 100- amp power hookup- $50.00
Type of Dockage: floating concrete slips and face docks
Total number of slips/berths: 4,000 feet of dock
Dockside Power Connections: 30-50-100 amp
Dockside Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available (Climate Controlled)
Laundromat: Available
Restaurant: transportation provided (2 loaner cars available)
Restaurant Recommendations: Driftaway Cafe (912-303-0999), Pearls Saltwater Grill (912-961-0522) – both 1 mile away; use marina courtesy cars
Provisioning Possibilities: Piggly Wiggly Supermarket 1 mile away, Walt Mart and West Marine 2 miles away – use marina courtesy cars
LPG (Propane) Availability: Use loaner car at marina for LPG tank exchange at Walmart or tank refill at Hester & Zipper 1 1/2 mile away
Free Wi-Fi internet access: available
Gasoline and diesel fuel: available
Waste pump-out: available

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (21)

Isle of Hope is a good marina, and sometimes has a loaner car, but walking distance to nowhere.
Don on “Moonstruck”

We have moved our boat there from Chattanooga because of the location and staff! Marina is set in a beautiful neighborhood and you feel like you are walking out of your house to your boat! Quiet area and everyone is so friendly.
Drift away is about a mile away but there are 5 other restaurants and a nice Piggly Wiggly grocery.
Just 1/2 of a mile away we always get greeted by Dolphins.
Tim Gaffney

We had a great experience there. Lovely area to walk around. They provided a courtesy car to get some shopping done. Staff was very nice.
Patricia Sienstra

We stayed at Isle of Hope marina for 3 weeks in November/December 2012 while my husband was treated for an infection from a cut on his hand. He was in the hospital for 6 days. The marina staff were very supportive, friendly and helpful. I would have liked it much better if the bathrooms were cleaner. I only used them once and showered on the boat after that! Dinner at the Driftaway Cafe in nearby Sandfly was delicious. We went back twice for the Tybee tuna!
Harriet Hardy
sv Moondance

Is always a good experience.
Raymond W. Smith
“Fire Dog”

Spent the night of 4/17/13 at Isle of Hope. It was our second time here. Has many positive attributes-Great dock hands, long face-dock, OK facilities, courtesy cars. You can use cars till after 5 pm. Have mixed feelings due to my problems using their fuel pump, too much air in fuel for my slow speed pumping (can’t slow the fast speed pump). Web advertisement says bring a buddy boat and get a discount. The buddy boat signed up first and after discussion were given the listed discount. When I signed up, no way was I going to get a discount. May stop again but other marinas to try first.

Spent one night at Isle of Hope in early April. Two courtesy cars. Allowed to retain keys for one overnight to transport a sick pet to a veterinary clinic the next morning. Office stayed open late for our arrival. Gave good information on restaurants and allowed use of courtesy car in evening for transportation to restaurants. Said one of the restaurants provided return transportation but did not pick up. Approximately 1 mile walk to restaurants. Marina in excellent condition. Highly competent, friendly, and helpful staff.
Howard Rockness

We were treated so well by everybody from John Henson or Hanson, the manager at West Marine, who echoed your thoughts on Marinas. To Chris and Rick at Isle of Hope. To the folks at Fish Tales, the restaurant at Ft. Mcallister.
We visited both of the Marinas 3 times and fell for Isle of Hope. I can see myself there for a few years, with the town near by and the other things that offers us. Restaurants and hotels if family visit.
Thanks again for sharing your thoughts. Now, we just have to make the arrangements to truck the boat there early next year.

Our planned two day stay turned into two weeks, then a month, then two months, and now we’re staying here as liveaboards. Georgia has abandoned the 30 day annual limit on living aboard and now allows full time liveaboards in certified marinas. Isle of Hope was the first certified and now there are a handful of us liveaboards here.

As everyone else says, the staff are great and the facilities top shelf.

DEFINITELY Isle of Hope Marina! We spent one night there on our journey from Fort Myers to Maine. (Still enroute….stranded in Newport RI) . They are very accommodating and friendly. Got an email “Thank You” after we left.
Jane and John Linscott
The Maine Event

We also recommend Isle of Hope.
We spent a month at Isle of Hope last June/July. The people are very knowledgeable and friendly. Laundry on site. Two loaner cars. Restaurants can be reached easily with the loaner cars or by bike. Walmart can also be reached with the loaner cars.
John & Gloria Weber
Bombay Lady III

I also think that Isle of Hope is definitely the place to stay to see Savannah. The downtown Savannah dock is available, but it is right in the middle of the tourist section; for my money the down side of that outweighs the upside.
Jack Robnson

Isle of Hope Marine is truly a gem along the waterway. You are not a guest there, you are treated like a local. I can’t imagine what the staff could do to be more accomadating. Swimming at the community pool, showers, laundry, and courtesy car. There is a nice Pavilion at the top of the dock and if your lucky there will be something going on. We were lucky enough to be there for the benefit for the community pool. Live music, food and dancing all while a huge thunderstorm raged outside the confines of the pavilion, We will be stopping here again.

We stayed at Isle of Hope Marina. It is a first class marina and the bus to Savannah is just two blocks away. On a Sunday, however, the bus only returns as far as Walmart and it is necessary to take
a taxi for the last two miles.
Alan Lloyd
Author, Great Loop Navigation Notes

My wife and I are currently at the Isla of Hope Marina (11/26/09.) It is quiet, spotlessly clean and the staff is excellent. They have two courtesy cars (two hour limit) and there is a Walmart Super Center, a Sam’s Club and all sorts of other shopping within 4 miles of the marina. We went into Savannah yesterday on the local busline. A short walk to the bus stop and 50 minutes later, we were walking along the Savannah Waterfront. If you stay in Savannah after 3:45 pm, it’s a $22.00 cab ride from the waterfront to the marina parking lot. We highly recommend Isle of Hope Marina.
Gordon Jump

I can only agree with all the good comments you have read above. they were so generous with their loaner cars, that shopping, eating out, and touring Savannah were all so easy, and the marina itself was as nice as could be. Just wish the pool was on site.

This morning we are starting the great loop from the Isle of Hope Marina, south of Savannah. We have been here for a few days, preparing for the trip and sightseeing. We LOVE the Savannah area. I would happily stay here a month, there is so much to see.
We highly recommend the Isle of Hope Marina. The people are super. The town, Isle of Hope, is way too adorable for words with many historic homes in a peaceful, small village. The marina is right on the ICW and you might think there would be uncomforable wake from passing boats. No. During the few days we have been here, our boat has not budged from a passing boat. On one side of the boat is the village and on the other side is a most scenic and peaceful view of an island. I love it. There are dolphins and several pair of hooded mergansers swimming next to the boat The wireless internet is fast and reliable….included too.
The area has plenty of good resturants. We especially enjoyed Pearls. It is several miles from the Marina, but they have a Lexus you can borrow.
Robert and Glee Finnegan Grand Fromage 65′ McKinna

Not stayed at IOH, but understand they provide complimentary transportation, cable TV, and access to the community pool
Name Withheld By Request

Great marina, very helpful staff. Fuel dock has both diesel and gas. No restaurants nearby, but there is loaner car available.

Isle of Hope was excellent stopover for us Northbound. Good service, clean restroom and shower, pricey fuel ($5.50 on June 7), a couple of loaners and good restaurants near by. Will visit them again when Southbound.
David Jenkins
GB 46-232
At Last

Isle of Hope Marina north bound: Lay over three stormy days. WiFi was not reaching my vessel at slip. They let me use one of their computers right in their business office. Also let us use their car to go to dinner in town. Very nice people
Les Rothman, AUTUMN SAGA

We spent two nights there. Very accommodating dock master, docks in good condition, with many recent repairs…new planks, etc. We ate aboard but the restaurant at the dock was busy both nights, a Wednesday and Thursday. Weather was cloudy with occasional rain and cool Easy bike ride to beaches which are wonderful. Was not offered the courtesy car…didn’t ask either.
Malcolm Farrel

Subject: Isle of Hope
Cruising News: If there is a better group of people on the ICW I don’t know where they are. The people at this marina will go out of their way to make sure your stay is a pleasant experience. The island itself is worth the layover. Watch the current and the wind, at times it can be tricky.
Bob Madean
Prime Times
42 Grand Banks

Yes, we stayed at Isle of Hope Marina in mid-March 2008 and had a positive experience. The facilities were fine, we were able to use their courtesy car, and ate at local pizza shop (quite good actually).
Jim & Rose aboard Radiant

I’d look into Isle of Hope Marina, on the ICW, on the SE side of Savannah. It’s a great place, reasonable rates, easy drive into Savannah, friendly staff, and secure.
Bob McLeran and Judy Young

Isle of Hope Marina at mm 590 was a great stop for us. Very nice facility, loaner car, and easy ride to downtown Savannah.
Robert & Kay

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