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Wacca Wache Marina


Basic Marina Information:

Phone: (843) 651-2994
Statute Mile: 383.5
Lat/Lon: Near 33 33.748 North / 79 05.176 West
Location: will be discovered on Waccamaw River’s eastern banks, hard by marker #57
Depths: 6 ft.

Service Details:

Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $2.00 per foot per night
Type of dockage: fixed and floating wooden slips and face docks
Live Aboards Allowed: no
Total number of slips/berths: 15
Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

10 cents per foot, per day for 30 amp and 50 amp hookup
Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
Laundromat: Available
Restaurant: one on-site
Restaurant Recommendations:

Hannah Bannanas (on-site, open for lunch and dinner, 843-357-3655)

Provisioning Possibilities: Small ship’s and variety store on second floor above restaurant
Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
Waste pump-out: Available
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available

Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

Reporting Date: October 6, 2015
Notes: ethanol free
Gasoline Price: $not pumping fuel at this time
Diesel Fuel Price: $not pumping fuel at this time
ValvTect Dealer: Yes


Reviews from the Cruisers' Net Community (7)

  1. Greg Larson -  April 30, 2013 - 2:28 pm

    Awesome marina. I rent a slip every year. The staff is nice and the night life even better. Vessel No Mixes

  2. Claiborne -  March 22, 2010 - 9:20 am

    We stayed at the Wacco Wache Maina last night. Some of the nicest people at the marina that I have ever run into.
    We elected to call Russell who runs Russel’s Sea Food resturant about 2 miles from the marina. He, personally, came and picked us up, had a table reserved for us (very busy weekend night), and took us back to the marina. Food was great with more sea food options than they serve at the marina resturant.
    Capt. Sykes
    SV Aquarius

  3. Bob Scalia -  November 7, 2009 - 11:04 am

    Claiborne, stayed at Wacca Wache on 10/28. Service was excellent, both at the fuel dock and at our slip. Fuel price was the best of the 10 fuel ups we did from Long Island to Florida. Music from outdoor restaurant/bar was good…did not try the restaurant. The Waccamaw River is our favorite section of our trip, can imagine Indians 300 years ago coasting down it in canoes…beautiful run. …Bob Scalia MV Endless Summer

  4. Claiborne -  September 3, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    Yes, we stayed there last month and it was great! Enjoyed the food and the folks were nice. Boated up from Charleston in a 260 Sea Ray Sundancer and had no problems.
    Melissa Priola

  5. Claiborne -  September 3, 2009 - 1:16 pm

    Wacca Wache is a great marina – very friendly and easy going. If one moors on the opposite (ie west) side of the river in a delightful quiet cove behind Richmond Island, they will even let you use the showers and restrooms FOC and pull to the dock to top up your water – their fuel cost is average. The restaurant is great – both for atmosphere and good reasonably priced food. They usually at weekends have live entertainment. Nearby Brookgreen Gardens in the town of Murrels Inlet is well worth a visit – once the home of the cosmopolitan Huntingdon family – beautiful grounds on a par with European palaces, works of art, bronze statues and a restaurant – get a taxi if you have to. If you want to get down and dirty with the locals of a weekend go to the PIT (Pawleys Island Tavern) and listen or dance to first class local bands. Murrels Inlet Hwy 17 about 2 miles from the ICW have all the big stores including two West Marines.
    On the Waccamaw – a fresh water river – you’ll see lots of alligators. But fear not – a local who has lived there over 35 years told me there has never been a case of an alligator attacking a human on the river. They have plenty to eat naturally…… I’ve seen many children swimming in mid river…… Easy to catch a big catfish. Just bait some smelly old chicken on a hook just offshore and leave it in the water overnight.
    Best wishes

  6. Claiborne -  July 22, 2009 - 9:42 am

    I have not docked at Wacca Wache overnight, but we have stopped there for lunch, and we went for dinner one night. The name of the restaurant is Boondockers, and it is located on the first floor of the marina building. The marina office and very small ship store have moved to the second floor, where the restaurant used to be.
    In our opinion, Boondockers is some what of a “honky tonk”, with a very active bar. The food is greasy, and is about what you would expect from a place like that. The outside area is still great, and it has a wonderful view of the ICW. The crowd there late is a little unsavory, with a lot of locals and bikers.
    Wacca Wache is in the process of selling slips, and I have heard asking prices of $149,000 and higher. A little overpriced if you ask me.

    John B. Crouch, Jr. CIC

    Leslie and I did stop for lunch at Wacca Wache Marina, and found the restaurant to be just ok. I had heard so much about it from other cruisers and was not that impressed. I first docked at the fuel dock and dock hands, I should say dock hand, was very slow in approaching us to assist. Both of us thought that the restaurant was not that clean and inviting. We decided to sit outside for that reason and met some nice folks who were heading north. We were heading south and we exchanged vital information for both directions and the next week when returning from Charleston, we decided not to stop because of our first experience.
    Lou Schwartz

    Stayed there many times in the past. This trip northbound – (May ’07) tried it again – Fuel was $2.50/gal. – cheapest on whole trip. Store now a biker bar – great food, nice people. Hamburgers at the bar. Was quiet for sleeping, but was wednesday night – could be noisey on weekend. Would stop again – midweek.
    Capt. John Wild
    56″ Alden Pilothouse MY – draft 4’6 or so

    Wacca Wache Marina is a nice stop. The restaurant is under new ownership and working hard to overcome the problems with the former owners. The food is better and the prices are reasonable. I understand a new walk-in freezer is being installed shortly so the menu can be expanded to include more items. The marina is selling slips and there are 12 owners at this time. Discounts are being offered for the first twenty contracts.
    Bob Love
    Home Port: Pawleys Island, SC

    Wacca Wace is a real cool stop as well. Most every time I was there this summer they had live music and real good food. Friendly folks as well. Face dock can accommodate a large vessel as well.
    Roger Privette

  7. Claiborne -  July 22, 2009 - 9:04 am

    We stopped at Waca Wache Marina in May 2006 and was disappointed that they no longer have a laundry available. They now use that room for restaurant storage.We decided not to stay. Also heard from several cruisers that the restaurant was fair only
    Tom & Ellie, aboard Miss El


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