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Shelter Cove Marina

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Basic Marina Information:

Phone: (843) 842-7001
Statute Mile: 564
Lat/Lon: Near 32 10.876 North / 80 43.869 West
Location: perched in a man-made cove on the southeastern shores of Broad Creek (Hilton Head Island) near markers #22 and #23
Depths: 4.5 ft.

Service Details:

Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $1.90 per foot per night (30 ft. minimum), $1.95 per foot per night (31-39 ft.), $2.00 per foot per night (40-49ft.), $2.10 per foot per night (50-59ft.), $2.20 per foot per night (60 ft. & over)
Type of dockage: floating fiberglass decked slips and face docks
Live Aboards Allowed: no
Total number of slips/berths: 160
Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

$11.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $15.00/per night - 50 amp hookup, $30.00/per night - 100 amp hookup
Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
Laundromat: Available
Restaurant: one on-site and many others nearby
Restaurant Recommendations:

Ocean Grill (on-site, open evenings only, 843-785-3030), Bistro 17 (nearby, 843-785-5517), Little Venice (nearby, 843-785-3300)

Provisioning Possibilities: Call Dune Buggies (843) 689-4222 for free transportation (March through October) to local Piggly Wiggly supermarket; at other times of year, long walk for ten minute bike ride required to reach the supermarket
LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

Call Dune Buggies (843) 689-4222 for free transportation (March through October), otherwise taxi ride necessary to Shell gas station 2 miles away for LPG tank exchange
Wi-Fi Internet Access: Paid Wifi Available
Waste pump-out: Available
Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas & Diesel Available

Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

Reporting Date: October 6, 2015
Gasoline Price: $4.25
Diesel Fuel Price: $3.19
Any Quantity Discount: 3% discount for purchases of 300 gallons or more
Any Boat/US Discount: 10 cents off per gallon, 15 cents off on 300 gallons or more


Reviews from the Cruisers' Net Community (8)

  1. Bill and Sandra Merchant -  May 26, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    Plan on staying at Shelter Cove Marina in Hilton Head.
    Great location, pricing, food and entertainment within easy walking distance. Free Shuttle will take you to all locations within Palmetto Dunes. There is a great Kroger on the shuttle route. Marina staff is very friendly. Check your tide table. Always easier to come and go on a mid to high tide.
    Bill and Sandra Merchant

  2. Moonstruck -  January 14, 2014 - 11:32 am

    I like Shelter Cove on Hilton Head. It is about a 25 minute run up Broad Creek, but worth it. 7 or 8 restaurants surrounding the harbor plus more within walking distance. A supermarket is also within walking distance. Palmetto Bay Marina is on the way to and from. Captain Woody’s restaurant there is good.

  3. Laura Bender -  July 29, 2011 - 5:36 pm

    Top notch marina whose staff is par excellence!

  4. Captain Phil -  October 14, 2010 - 12:56 pm

    Look at Shelter Cove, mm 565, on Hilton Head Island. $933/mo (incl electricity), but a very protected harbor and people there who will look after your boat while you are away. Call Pam at 843/842-7001.
    Captain Phil

  5. Claiborne -  December 24, 2009 - 12:24 am

    I agree whole heartedly. We have had three extended stays at Shelter Cove. It is one of the best marinas in a great location. We look forward to returning.
    Don Moon
    Sabre 42

  6. Claiborne -  December 23, 2009 - 11:46 am

    If you are prepared to go as far afield as Hilton Head, we are currently in the process of laying up our boat for a little while in Shelter Cove Marina. It is incredibly well protected with good floating docks and helpful, experienced staff.
    Jonah and Jo.
    Jonah’s Whale
    Endeavour 48

  7. Claiborne -  September 2, 2009 - 1:57 pm

    Shelter Cove Marina is a well maintained Disney property. It sits in the middle of a large condo, townhouse and boutique complex. There are a number of restaurants there mixed in with higher end boutique stores. Food is ok, nothing special. There is one major downside to some…all businesses and restaurants are closed by 9pm, even the tiki bar. Some docks are accessed from the far side of the creek from the commercial area, which can be a very long walk for some. Depths up the creek are 10′ or greater with no less than 7′ in the marina.

  8. Claiborne -  July 22, 2009 - 9:28 am

    I have been at Shelter Cove Marina for the last four months. In my opinion, this is one of the finest marinas on the East Coast. I will probably there another few months and this is my second visit there. I like the friendly and helpful staff, the marina location, the quality of the facilities, the closeness of the shopping and the closeness of several nice restaurants right there at the marina. I highly recommend Scott’s Restaurant for seafood, the happy hour at Kingfisher with $2.50 wine, $1.50 beer and shrimp and oyster specials. There is live music during dinner during most of the week at Kingfisher. Parrot Cove Cafe for sandwiches, and there are several other good restaurants. Giuseppe’s Pizza has two locations, one only a short distance away and the food there is very good. I understand it was “voted Hilton head’s best pizza 7 straight years”. Lots of activities at the marina on Tuesday nights including fireworks after dark. There is free “Dune Buggy” transportation to take you to the Palmetto Dunes Plantation resort which is on the ocean front. Main disadvantage to the marina is that if you end up on the side of the Disney Vacation Club, you can have a much further walk to the restaurants, shopping and the marina store. If you have a car, parking on the Disney side is limited to 20 minutes to load and unload. Call ahead for reservations as marina slips are often full and in tight supply. Fuel is reasonable and a pump-out is available. I have not had any problem with depth in Broad Creek. Just stay in the channel and don’t take short cuts without local knowledge.
    Bob Love
    Home Port: Pawleys Island, SC

    We’ve made this trip several times, and in fact Shelter Cove is one of our favorite marinas, period. It’s a long, slow no-wake cruise up Broad Creek to get there (figure on 45 minutes to an hour from Calibogue Sound), but it’s worth the trip. The marina is indeed well sheltered by condos and shops on all sides, and there are a wide variety of shops and restaurants to choose from. The marina offers fuel, pump-out, a Ship’s Store, cable TV, wi-fi, and helpful and friendly dockhands. The entrance channel to the marina can be a bit scary, as it’s pretty narrow and there are shoals on
    both sides. However, as long as you stay to the center of the channel, between the private markers, you should find anywhere from 5 to 7 feet of water at low tide (on our last visit there a couple of months ago, we had to get an early start back to Beaufort to meet other commitments, and left Shelter Cove at low tide in pitch darkness about 5 a.m. — but still made it through the channel with no problems other than white knuckles!
    Hope this will be helpful! Happy cruising!
    Best regards, Bob and Janet Schwerzel
    M/V Harmony, Beaufort, SC

    Shelter Cove was our home marina. It is by far one of best kept, prettiest marinas in all our cruising. The biggest disadvantage is if you are put over on the Disney side. It is a long walk to bathrooms and showers from Docks I, J, K and L. Docks A through H are close to all the facilities. But the other ammenities are great. Lots of good restaurants on the marina or a short bike ride. Several restaurants will have entertainment and there are fireworks every Tues. night at 9 PM from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fresh Market grocery store, West Marina 1 mile south. Mall, banks and Piggly Wiggly within a mile north. And the bike paths make riding or walking easy.
    Kathryn Jeidy


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