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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (843) 215-5353
      Statute Mile: 373.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 33°40.869 N / 79° W
      Location: entrance canal will be discovered along the AICW-Waccamaw River’s southern banks, a short hop east of marker #26
      Depths: 9 ft.
      Address: 8400 Osprey Rd
      Myrtle Beach,  SC   29588
      General Manager: Sherry Harrelson
      Dockmaster: Benton Smith

      Service Details:

      Transient Dockage:Available. Well sheltered dockage basin
      Transient Dockage Rate:$1.00 per foot per night (after third day, price drops to $.25 per foot per night)
      Type of dockage:floating wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed:no
      Total number of slips/berths:110
      Dockside Power Connections:30/50 amp power hookups available
      30/50 Amp Notes:$5.00/per night - 30 and 50 amp electric hookups
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections:Available.
      Showers:Available. Climate Controlled
      Restaurant:Marina parking lot delivery available and one local restaurant will pick up boaters and return them to marina
      Restaurant Recommendations:707 Diner (843-215-7707) and Delaney’s Dog Haus (“best cheeseburgers in the world,” 843-650-8336″) will deliver food to the marina parking lot – nearby Scatori’s Italan Restaurant (843-650-3370) will pick up and return cruisers to the marina
      Provisioning Possibilities:Well stocked ship’s/variety store on-site; marina staff can usually provide transportation to a local supermarket 3 miles away, or local taxi service is available
      LPG (Propane) Availability:Available. Marina staff can usually provide transportation to Socastee Hardware (843-293-7555, 2 miles away) which offers LPG tank exchange
      Waste pump-out:Available.
      Wi-Fi Internet Access:Free WiFi Available
      Fuel Availability:Gas & Diesel Available
      Fuel Notes:ethanol free

      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date:April 15, 2024
      Fuel Notes:ethanol free
      Gasoline Price:$4.49 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Price:$3.98 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Boat/US Discount:Available. 10 cents per gallon

      Marina Survey Information

      Date:2021-06-09 00:00:00

      Reviews from Cruisers (38)

      1. Steve Quinn -  July 27, 2019 - 2:04 pm

        I needed about three weeks of harborage myself in the same area so I chose Osprey Marina. Great folks, clean family run marina and very well protected. I called pretty much last minute to make reservations and they did work me in. Highly recommended. I will be returning to my boat approximately May 10.
        Steve Quinn

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      2. Hubert Hopkins -  July 27, 2019 - 1:41 pm

        They are the nicest people and a quiet little marina. Not as convenient as the other two, but if you have a rental car would be just as good. No restaurant close by is the biggest drawback.
        Hubery Hopkins

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      3. Glen and Jill Moore -  May 2, 2013 - 10:44 am

        We were placed on the new docks along the entrance channel. It was the next best thing to being at anchor with natural, wooded areas on both sides of the boat. It is a long way to the marina office, but they provide a golf cart for the boats on this dock to share. Friendly helpful staff, nice facilities, great prices on dockage and fuel. Osprey is now our favorite marina.
        Glen and Jill Moore
        DeFever 40 Last Dance

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      4. Jeff Moore -  May 1, 2013 - 8:52 pm

        Spent the night right after hurricane Sandy. First class experience all around. When you pull in for fuel, they give you a free pump-out as well. It’s a little isolated, but several restaurants deliver and a couple will even give you a round trip in a courtesy car. There is a cafe during the season but not in November. They have a little ship’s store and will order anything you need. Clean heads and laundry. The kicker, though, is the staff. Other marinas should come and watch how efficiently and proficiently they operate.
        Jeff Moore

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      5. Ben Ellison -  May 1, 2013 - 1:05 pm

        Gizmo was at Osprey from late Oct until April 1, and I was aboard about a quarter of that time. Wonderful marina…quiet, super safe, and very well managed.
        The restaurant that offers free pick up and return is Scatori’s and it’s actually one of the best around. It also happens to be right next to both an excellent Lowe’s Supermarket and a Lowe’s Home Improvement Center. I enjoyed both Scatori’s pizza place and their restaurant but have not yet tried the custom $50 tasting menu that some boaters raved about.
        Ben Ellison
        Editor/Publisher, Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
        Senior Electronics Editor, AIM Marine Group

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      6. Michael and Jane Tigar -  December 30, 2012 - 3:43 pm

        Cruising News:
        Yes, many people have said it, but here it is again. These folks are wonderful! Lowest fuel prices for many miles, plus a Boat/US discount. The grill is closed in winter, but Miles the dockmaster, had made “chicken bog” in a pot — sausaage, rice, chicken and spices — and offered us some. This is the place to stop, just before you take off down the beautiful Waccamaw River.
        Michael and Jane Tigar

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      7. Captains Mark & Diana Doyle -  November 20, 2012 - 11:27 am

        Hi Claiborne,
        Osprey Marina is aptly named, located along the Waccamaw River (STM 373.3), where you’ll see LOTS of osprey and osprey nests.
        The facility is built around a quiet, secluded basin tucked down a narrow tree-lined channel. It’s easy to forget that crowded Myrtle Beach is just to the north, over the treetops.
        The marina is a great place to leave your boat for holiday travel. Myrtle Beach International Airport is only 14 miles away.
        The basin is incredibly protected and the owners and staff go above and beyond to make you happy and take care of your boat.
        And the rates are very competitive: cruisers should be sure to ask about their decreasing-by-the-day dockage fees.
        When you check in you receive a captain’s bag guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It’s loaded with treats that show this marina understands what boaters enjoy: goodies like travel packs of laundry detergent, crackers, and homemade local pumpkin butter.
        Sherry, we especially enjoyed the pumpkin butter! [ hint … hint ]
        Best and see you On the Water,
        Captains Mark & Diana Doyle

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      8. Jim Smith -  November 16, 2012 - 5:21 pm

        What more can I add? The friendliest staff and great facility. Good fuel prices and cheap dockage too. Twice we have been picked up by Scatori’s for dinner. What a treat and a fantastic grocery store next to restaurant. Highly recommend.

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      9. Bill Saint -  August 13, 2012 - 11:57 am

        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

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      10. Richard Brown -  June 5, 2012 - 1:34 pm

        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

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      11. Larry -  June 5, 2012 - 1:27 pm

        As of 6/5/2012, the Grill at Osprey Marina is still not open. However, there is an Italian restaurant nearby, Scatori’s, that will come and pick you up at the marina. Their website is

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      12. Andrew -  May 19, 2012 - 9:41 pm

        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.

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      13. Jamiedhu -  December 2, 2011 - 6:29 pm

        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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      14. Terry & Charlotte -  November 27, 2011 - 9:00 pm

        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 ofgfice staff. When we pulled in we knew just what to expect. Wonderful, if you dont stop there you’ll miss a treat!

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      15. Stu Schechter -  November 19, 2011 - 9:41 am

        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
        MTOA #3755
        M/V Evening Star

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      16. Janet -  May 2, 2011 - 7:13 pm

        Staying at Osprey due to the above reviews. Agree with all said above. Miles was excellent getting us settled in. We are still well provisioned so we did not take up the restaurant service but were told that was an excellent food and groceries.
        s/v Triple Play

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      17. Larry -  April 22, 2011 - 2:54 pm

        One of the perks of docking at Osprey Marina is the willingness of a local Italian restaurant to either deliver a meal or come fetch the crew members and take them to the restaurant. Twice we’ve had excellent pizza delivered, but this time we asked to be picked up and driven there. The driver was within a minute of the appointed 6 pm time, picking us up in his own Honda. We were served gigantic portions of lasagna and penne al la vodka, which we are still eating days later. The same pizza delivery guy drove us home to Osprey, and we were back aboard before sundown.

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      18. Skipper Jock Ames -  February 3, 2011 - 10:53 am

        I have stopped several times at the Osprey Marina for fuel (best prices) and left my boat there for a month a couple of years ago. Sheri and the other employees were helpful and friendly and the prices were very reasonable….this is a VERY nice marina.
        Skipper Jock Ames

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      19. Captain Ted Jones -  February 2, 2011 - 12:05 pm

        Osprey Marina is very attractive, having been carved out of the land. It is reached by a short canal, and is easy to miss if you’re not paying attention. It is well worth a visit. While it is not within walking reach of general services, the snack bar (operated by Sheri, who seems also to be the marina manager) serves both breakfast and lunch, closing at 1700 when the office closes. Upon our arrival, Sheri (maybe spelled differently) presented us with a bag of complimentary goodies which included a package of crackers, a block of cheddar cheese, a couple of candy bars, a key ring float, a couple of insulated drink holders, a book of matches, several pamphlets about the marina, and a list of essential services within a taxi ride including, of course, the phone numbers of the local taxis. Included with this information was the phone number of Scatori’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, “Local’s favorite authentic Italian cuisine & real NY pizza.” Scatori’s will come fetch you at the marina (and bring you back) and offers free delivery to your boat. We opted for the latter (as we had when we stopped at Osprey Marina last spring) and ordered a large three-topping pizza which was delivered by a cultured and articulate young man an hour later. We devoured half of the pizza and saved the other half for later.
        Shower facilities at Osprey Marina rated a 9 with both of us. The only negative point was the lack of enough hooks from which to hang one’s clothes while in the shower. However, the showers were excellent, clean, not fancy, but with benches and chairs, substantial hand rails on two sides, and racks for soap shampoo, and whatever else one would likely want to take into the shower. Entry into the showers/heads/laundry area is provided using a magnetic key provided with the goodie bag when you sign in.
        Sheri said she would be at the marina at 0800 and would cook breakfast for us. Malla had a biscuit and gravy ($4.00), and I had the Osprey Platter ($6.25): 2 eggs, 2 sausage patties or 3 bacon slices. grits or home fries, and toast. Coffee is free, help yourself. It was all excellent, enjoyed at a window table overlooking part of the marina. We were out of there before 0900.
        Why do I go on so about this marina? On the wall near the grill is a framed clipping with the headline, “Osprey Marina and Grill named the best marina in the country.”
        When we were ready to depart, the dockmaster came down to our slip and gave O.G’s pulpit a gentle shove to help us get squared away.
        We were very glad we had stopped there and will try to do so again on our way north next spring.
        Ted Jones

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      20. Sue Sea -  June 5, 2010 - 3:04 pm

        We stopped at Osprey marina overnight on our NB journey. We found this to be a fantastic marina. Clean, Friendly and reasonable. The staff is extremely helpful and competent.

        We highly recommend this marina and plan to make this one of our regular stops on the ICW.

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      21. Pascal -  May 26, 2010 - 4:48 pm

        my favorite stop! Protected, friendly staff, CHEAP fuel, workign pump out, easy in and out.

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      22. Ted Jones -  May 10, 2010 - 1:44 pm

        1730: Osprey Marina turned out to be a pleasant surprise and the find of the Century. One enters a narrow cut on the east side of the ICW. After a hundred yards or so, the cut opens into a large basin which has half-a-dozen docks, each with 30 or 40 slips. They put us on the fuel dock so we could pump the holding tank and while there we topped off with fuel.
        The dockmaster walked me to our slip so I could see if it was okay and how to get into it, then we motored around to B-dock, slip 6 and tied up for the night. Osprey Marina is modern, clean, and has all the amenities. Nearby is an Italian restaurant which will pick you up or deliver your meal. We called and had an excellent pizza which was delivered earlier than expected. We ate half of it and have the other half for later. Osprey Marina gets our vote as one of the best deals around, but don’t blink as you pass the canal.
        (All day we had seen signs with the word Osprey, but the rest of the lettering is too small to read. We didn’t know what they represented, perhaps real estate sales.)
        0915: We bid farewell to Osprey Marina vowing to return. It’s biggest attraction to us, aside from being a great spot, is that it lets us avoid Barefoot Landing which we don’t care for partly because it has the worst, overpriced ice cream either of us has ever tasted. What a contrast: I forgot to mention in yesterday’s log that all overnight boats are given a care package which contains, among other things, a whole package of Helluvagood Cheese and two kinds of crackers to go with it, a couple of mints, a magazine, two drink holders, and a whistle with float plus information about the marina, the marina grill menu (breakfast and lunch), etc.
        Ted Jones

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      23. Clay and Mary -  May 10, 2010 - 10:43 am

        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

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      24. Norman Mason -  February 3, 2010 - 4:50 pm

        Osprey Marina is one of our two favorite marinas. We were there on January 6, 2010, and had to break through a half inch of ice leaving in the morning. You cannot find a cleaner or more well kept facility. The onsite restaurant and ship’s store is excellent and most welcoming. The rest rooms are with the best we have ever seen. A very clean and complete laundry is also available.
        Considering that this is all available at $1.00 per foot, Osprey Marina is not to be missed. It is simply superb.
        Claiborne Young’s South Carolina and Georgia Cruising Guide drew us in, and it was a great choice. We recommend it to all we meet, and look forward to returning in the spring.
        Norman Mason
        MV Peggy Sue
        Monk 36

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      25. Sea Huddle -  January 18, 2010 - 2:08 pm

        stopped here for lunch on 1/16/09 great facilities, friendly people and a great hamburger. Will stop again!

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      26. Jan & Tracy Nelson -  December 14, 2009 - 10:42 pm

        I agree with all of these folks. Osprey Marina was terrific in every way! At the marina’s suggestion, we checked out Scatori’s Restaurant. The restaurant provided us transportation to and from, the food and wine tasted delicious and the presentation was exceptional, and after dinner we even picked up a few groceries at Lowe’s. Talk about great hospitality!

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      27. Jock Ames/HOME AT LAST -  November 5, 2009 - 12:25 pm

        I have stopped at Osprey Marina at least 4 times over the last few years. Their fuel prices are always the lowest in the area and their dockage is downright reasonable. Left my boat there for over a month this Spring without any paranoia…nice, helpful, knowledgable folks…can’t praise ’em enough for the way they run their business and they could not be more helpful…the grounds are well kept and the place is always clean and welcoming. Without a doubt, one of the NICEST Marinas between CT and FL on the ICW.

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      28. Brice Sumner -  October 2, 2009 - 9:32 am

        This is one of the best marinas we have found in our 33 years of cruising. We stayed there the night of 9/29/09 on our way to Georgetown, SC and look forward to another night there on our way home to Morehead City.

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      29. Pascal -  September 24, 2009 - 12:00 pm

        Stopped there for fuel and overnight in the spring of 08. Friendly folks (gave us a ride to grocery store), good price on fuel on that trip. narrow entrance but good protection, fuel dock jsut large enough for us.
        Also had a working pump out! imagine that! 🙂

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      30. Claiborne -  September 3, 2009 - 3:27 pm

        Osprey Marina was an oasis along the way. Easy in and out, and very friendly and helpful staff. We even got a welcome bag of goodies upon arrival. All that and the cheapest dockage of our trip!
        Joy and Shel Rabin, aboard m/v Evening Star

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      31. Claiborne -  September 3, 2009 - 1:59 pm

        Claiborne, I stayed at Osprey Marina in June as we were going north. It is one of those marinas I would like to visit again. It was very quiet and peaceful and the staff was helpful. The goody bag that was presented when we checked in was a nice touch.
        Don Marik

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      32. Claiborne -  September 3, 2009 - 12:45 pm

        Osprey Marina. We have stayed there several times and it is one our favorite places.. Good people and facilities as well as price. If you get there before the grill closes, good snacks and decent prices. Great place to run our dogs too. Don’t forget to walk up to the goat pasture.
        Best Regards
        S/V Chez Nous

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      33. Pat M -  September 3, 2009 - 12:37 pm

        Osprey Marina, when we were NB, stayed at Osprey on May 26, 1 night. They were extremely nice and helpful. We also took on gas and their price was the same as you had posted on your website. That was not always the case at other fuels stops. This was our second time and plan to stop at Osprey on our way south in October.
        Pat M
        MY COMPROMISE ( 2004 Carver 366)

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      34. Captain John Cashen -  July 22, 2009 - 9:19 am

        Been to Osprey Marina on the Waccamaw. Found it very friendly, room for two boats. easy fueling amd docking, very limited restaurant, but a great one nite stop.
        Captain John Cashen

        Osprey marina had the best gas prices all summer. Right at $3.00/gal. never stayed there but gas and a great burger and very friendly folks.
        Roger Privette

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      35. John C Pollitt -  July 22, 2009 - 9:08 am

        Spent a night at Osprey Marina and found it to be a very nice stopover. Friendly people, $1.00 a foot plus electric, and they even give you usuable stuff. If you’re just looking for a place to spend the night, catch up on some laundry, top off the fuel and water, I couldn’t recommend a better place in that area.
        John C Pollitt
        S/V Aria

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      36. Susann & Alan Syme -  July 22, 2009 - 8:40 am

        We just fueled at Osprey Marina at mile 373.3, just south of Myrtle Beach. Diesel was $4.16/gallon and $4.06 with Boat US discount. The marina is just off the ICW with easy access to the fuel dock and a working pumpout.
        Larry, the dockmaster is knowledgeable and very helpful. Today was just a fuel stop for us, but last year we left the boat at their dock while we travelled on land.The marina is well protected, the floating docks are new and restrooms and laundry room are modern and clean. The owners and staff take pride in their facility and it shows. We also enjoyed a good Sunday morning breakfast at the Osprey Grill, which is open daily for breakfast and lunch.
        Prior to fueling at Osprey, we called New River Marina mile 246.9 NC (which generally has very competitive prices) and were told that diesel is now $4.21/gallon. Looks like we can expect fuel prices to continue to increase as we head north and as summer approaches.
        Susann & Alan Syme
        M/V Kaos

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      37. Unknown -  July 22, 2009 - 8:23 am

        Thanks to all who recommended stopping at Osprey Marina. EVERYTHING was top notch – people, facilities, etc. An added attraction is now a restaurant – Scatori’s -thst picks you up and delivers you – plus they are right next to a LOWE’S grocery store for shopping before being returned to your boat.
        A Second to George’s recommendation. Marina very clean and hospitable. Chef Kevin Scatori is a protege of Emeril Lagasse and the food is FABULOUS. Service is attentive and sauces made fresh very day. As good as NY or N’Orleans has to offer.

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      38. George Kay -  July 22, 2009 - 8:22 am

        I have to highly recommend to all south bound [cruisers]to stop at OSPREY MARINA at mile marker 373.A dollar a ft to dock,and access to a great Italian restaurant called SCATORI,s.They pick you up,take you shopping and serve you a great Italian dinner at resonable prices.They have a great chef and HUGH PORTIONS.I plan on making Osprey Marina an annual stop.
        As Posted on the MTOA Listserv by George Kay

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