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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (843) 838-8410
      Statute Mile: 521.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°27.086 N / 80°34.714 W
      Location: Three miles from ICW marker #521, turn south into Parrot Creek and turn right into Margan River. Dataw Marina will be on your portside. Currents are strong, but they have 500ft of outside face dock. Dock hands monitor ch. 68
      Depths: 15-25 ft.
      Address: 100 Marina Dr
      St Helena Island SC  29920

      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available, Basically not available at all for transients, just some dry stack storage.
      Transient dockage rate: $1.75 per foot per night; weekly $5.50/ft
      Type of dockage: floating concrete slips and face dock
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Live Aboard Notes: 50 ton travel lift
      Monthly Dockage Rate:


      Total number of slips/berths: 82 Wet Slips, 20 Transient Slips, 100 dry stack slips
      Dockside Power Connections: 30 50 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $5.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $10.00/per night - 50 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available, on site
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: on-site Sweetgrass Restaurant (5-9PM, Mon-Sat),; Outpost (11am-3pm, Mon-Fri)
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Off-island: Foolish Frog (seafood, ribs and stake) 843-838-9300,; Bella Luna Italian Restaurant, breakfast, lunch and dinner, 843-838-3188,

      Provisioning Possibilities: Not available
      Dockside Cable Television Connection: Available
      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: March 25, 2019
      Gasoline Price: marina is closed due to hurricane
      Diesel Fuel Price: marina is closed due to hurricane
      Any Quantity Discount: 10 cents off per gallon over 100 gal for gasoline or diesel
      Any Boat/US Discount:

      Reviews from Cruisers (21)

      1. Allan rae -  September 27, 2014 - 7:55 am

        Discounts for 100gal or BoatUS are no longer available

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      2. Donna McKeown -  July 21, 2014 - 4:49 pm

        Dataw Marina is a wonderful full service marina only 3 miles from the Intercoastal Waterway. The marina while being full service also has a wondeful on-site restaurant and small cafe that sells basic necessities along with great breakfast and lunch items. The Marina is also part of a beautiful development called Dataw Island that has two golf courses, har-tru tennis courts, croquet courts, a community center and indoor and outdoor pools. Many residents are fortunate to be able to call the Dataw Marina their home port and whether they are day cruisers or more active boaters cruising the waters of the ICW to ports North and South, they know both their home and boating vessels will be well taken care if they are away. I love living here, especially the ease of having access to travel both north and south along the ICW.
        Donna McKeown

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      3. Richard Bradbury -  May 26, 2014 - 1:44 pm

        Another alternative to the Beaufort to Charleston run is to stop at Dataw Island Marina, which is just south of the Coosaw River about 12 miles north of Beaufort. The channel is well marked (just stay middle) and there is a great restaurant, Sweetgrass, right at the marina. The Beaufort face dock can be lumpy when the afternoon sea breeze fills in and Dataw will be quieter if you ask for a slip inside the face dock.
        Richard Bradbury

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      4. Emil and Robin Meyers -  May 7, 2013 - 1:34 pm

        Parrots Creek is well marked leading you to the Morgan RIver. Bearing to starboard entering the Morgan, you will see Dataw Marina on your port side up river. The marina is well kept and the people are most helpful. If you just want to dine, call on VHF, they monitor 68 and 16, and you can tie up on the face dock. The Sweet Grass Restaurant (dinner) and the Outpost (lunch) are both excellent. I believe the Outpost serves breakfast also. Check . I am taking my wife, Robin, to Sweet Grass for Mother’s Day dinner this coming Sunday.
        Emil and Robin Meyers

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      5. Jeff Graham -  May 2, 2013 - 2:39 pm

        Dataw Island Marina – easy access of the Coosaw River via Parrot Creek at MM 521. Follow the markers (green on the port side) southeast through the creek and you’ll have plenty of water on your way into the Morgan River. The tidal current here is very swift at times so when you call the Dataw Island Marina office be sure and let them know you want to a spot on their long floating face dock and dock into the current. If you play an extended stay you can move around to the interior on slack tide. The staff is very helpful and courteous.
        This is a beautiful and great location, albeit somewhat removed from Beaufort proper. If you need supplies/groceries, Port Royal Landing Marina has immediate access via walking or courtesy car to West Marine, multiple grocery stores as well as hardware stores.
        Dataw Island is private but access and use of the marina is open to the public. They have 83 slips and a large (50T) travel lift as well as a very skilled yard staff which are actually employees of Marsh Harbor Marina. Immediately next door to the marina office are two great little places: Sweetgrass and The Outpost Coffee Shop. Sweetgrass has a great little bar and wonderful menu with local flavors and accents. One of the better marina restaurants we have enjoyed along the ICW.
        Jeff Graham
        s/v Far Niente

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      6. Tracy Hellman -  May 1, 2013 - 3:52 pm

        Excellent facilities, restaurant had new owners and was great when we were there a year ago. Great place to rent a bike and ride around. It is beautiful. Also, stop on the southern tip of Morgan Island (Monkey Island) and wait for the moneys to come out. Not too far off the ICW!
        Tracy Hellman

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      7. Perry -  February 25, 2013 - 2:54 am

        2013 January transient N/B, 1 Night moving a customers MY from Jax to Baltimore. Staff at Marina is first class and could not have been more helpful. With all of our hook time, it was real nice to get off and have an awesome meal. Sweet Grass food and hospitality was great. Easy off the AICW, but watch your depths and mind your markers. It is shallow in spots. Will definately plan a stop here again! Absolutely beautiful,,,, Thanks Rhett!

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      8. Paula Spence -  July 21, 2012 - 6:54 pm

        If you would like some relaxing downtime from cruising but don’t want to anchor, this is definitely worth getting off the ICW for a visit! Dataw is a gated island golf and tennis community, very quiet and peaceful. If you like to walk for bike ride (marina has loaners) this is a terrific place, just beautiful. We did a pay for two nights and the third is free deal and will definitely stay here again, maybe for longer. The staff is wonderful. There’s a dinner restaurant as well as a very casual daytime eatery in the marina. Dinner in the restaurant last night has been my only disappointment. It was on the pricey side, which was to be expected, but to me the food was on par with a Denny’s. My husband enjoyed it but me, not so much. Regardless of dinner, I would stay at Dataw Island Marina again in a heartbeat!

        Paula aboard M/Y Sea Eagle
        1983 50′ Californian

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      9. Pat Judd -  November 6, 2011 - 7:04 pm

        The restaurant is open and is called Sweetgrass. The food is excellent. It serves dinner 6 nights and is closed on Wednesday.
        Pat Judd

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      10. Bill Saint -  July 9, 2011 - 8:53 am

        Wanted to pass along an excellent review on Dataw Island Marina. We are on a trip from Charleston to Hilton Head and finally stopped there for what we thought would be one night and then on to Beaufort. Dataw was so incredible we spent two nights and skipped Beaufort this time! The one year old Sweetgrass restaurant was incredible – so good we ate there both nights. It looks like the most special beach home right out of a novel, with a great screened porch for dining, or inside that is truly special.
        They just opened their “fishcamp” store while we were there – breakfast and lunch items that are great, as well as many general store items to stock up on. It looks like an old fishcamp, complete with vintage mementos.
        The staff of the marina and restaurants all couldn’t have been more kind and made us instantly welcome.
        We enjoyed the amenities available to those that stay, at the club – playing tennis and hanging at the pool one day. Next time we will pack the clubs as we could have played either of the two courses. Riding our bikes and seeing the beautiful island homes was also worth the visit – this is now on the chart as a MUST STOP!
        Bill Saint

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      11. MBourland -  April 18, 2011 - 2:36 pm

        We stayed at Dataw for a night recently. Very disappointed and laugh at it being called a “Yacht Club”. It served what we needed but no frills here.

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      12. Orin Guidry -  October 8, 2010 - 1:12 pm

        We stayed here one night this week and were extremely pleased. The staff is excellent and there have been changes since the last edition of Claiborne’s book. The restaurant is open. It is right in the marina and excellent. The shower rooms are private and the best e have seen in this area. All transients are likely to be on the face dock because the Morgan River current makes it too tough to get in the slips. The dock help is excellent. We are coming back!
        Orin Guidry

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      13. David Jenkins -  February 26, 2010 - 5:30 pm

        Things have changed at Dataw. The maarina keeps getting better and Ken and Carol Treadway are working to make it even better. The restaurant has closed but is due to re-open very soon. According to Ken, it should be a big step up. Call to check the status.
        Plenty of help available if needed when arriving or departing. Fuel costs are generally much cheaper than other marinas in the area.
        I have stayed several times totaly over two months. I have also taken advantage of their yard.
        Capt Dave

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      14. Captain Jane Tigar -  December 16, 2009 - 1:42 pm

        Dataw Island [Marina], off Parrots Creek, is the hospitable place we remember from a few years ago. Their red 4 is missing its red 4 — but the stick is there to guide you and gps showed it, too.
        Captain Jane Tigar

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      15. Bob Poovey -  October 5, 2009 - 9:04 am

        Made a stop here this week for an “overnight.” Ken and his crew do a great job. Very professional. New resturant and Ship’s Store both very well done. This is our third stop here this year and we will go back.
        Marsha & Bob
        M/V “Threadbare”

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      16. Donna McKeown -  September 4, 2009 - 2:23 pm

        If you’ve been cruising the ICW for a while, a stop at the Dataw Marina is well worth the short trip from the ICW down Parrot Creek. Not only are all the marina amenities available to transient boaters, there are now opportunities to relax and enjoy all that Dataw Island also has to offer…..golfing on championship courses, tennis, outdoor pool, the fitness center with indoor pool, dining at the Dataw Island Club, and using the screened in gazebo next too the marina. The marina staff, and owners of the marina, ship’s store and Bobby Joe’s all work together to provide transient boaters, residents of Dataw, boat owners, and members of the Dataw Island Yacht Club a nautical atmosphere that is fun, casual, and entertaining. (Music on the outdoor patio many Friday nights.) Once you visit this well run marina, and take time to explore this beautiful, tranquil island you may just not want to leave.

        Donna McKeown,
        Dataw Island homeowner, boat owner, and member of the DIC and DIYC

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      17. Ken Stickrath -  September 3, 2009 - 10:21 am

        Dataw Island Marina. We visited this marina for the first time in April. They were extremely professional in all respects. It seems transient dockage is limited. Wi-fi works. The on site restaurant is OK–not great–limited menu and so-so service. But the setting of the marina is magnificent. The Admiral went for a walk and spotted several deer and other assorted wild life. (fortunately no snakes) It is a long trip back from the waterway but an easy one and well marked with plenty of depth.
        Ken Stickrath

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      18. Unknown -  August 26, 2009 - 9:11 am

        Cruising News: Dataw Island Marina has a new addition. Along with our restaurant and ship’s store, we now have the luxury cruiser, “The Charlestonian” at our docks. She is a 93’ floating beauty with four king size suites, lounge/dining/bar area with a huge flat screen TV, and a top deck with bar to provide a panoramic view of the water. Options include wedding parties, golf cruises, all types of social gatherings, day and overnight cruises, and can also be rented as condos. Call Dataw Island Marina at (843) 838-8410 and talk with Carol for details.

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      19. Kerry and Jane and Sun Dog -  July 22, 2009 - 9:04 am

        Dawtaw Island Marina, SC
        December 5, 2007
        We just left this marina and found the docks to be very nice. The downside is that we could get no cell service for our computer, the first time since leaving the Chesapeake. We have a Verizon air card. Also the bathrooms were being remodeled, so cannot be used at this writing. Restaurant is still not opened. There is a golf course nearby but the dockmaster did not give us much info about the surrounding area and what was available to do there.
        Kerry and Jane and Sun Dog
        Aboard Diamond Sun

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      20. Bob Kirchmaier -  July 22, 2009 - 8:55 am

        Hi folks.
        We’re here at Dataw Island Marina which is just north of Beaufort, SC. Diesel is *3.48/gal including tax* ! Also, it’s $1.00 a foot for dockage…nice docks with cable. Electric is $5.00 for 30 amp Very nice tiled showers (2 each). Laundry is 1.25. Nice folks. Courtesy bikes (2 I think). 3 miles south of MM 521 on Parrot Creek Red right returning. Phone 843-838-8410.
        Check out their website at
        Bob Kirchmaier

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      21. Capt.John Cashen -  July 21, 2009 - 3:22 pm

        Dataw Island Marina finally has what has been missing here for a great long time. I can happily advise that we have “The Old Ships Store” now, featuring marine supplies,drinks,ice cream ,coffee, and all what makes the marine world go round.
        Next to it, “Bobby Joe’s” is our new Key West style restaurant featuring nightly dinner specials, the best burgers on the ICW along with fresh fish. A casual spot, “Bobby Joe’s” is going to be a good reason to make a slight detour off the ICW for lunch or dinner.
        Grand Opening for both venues is April 3.
        Best Regards,
        Capt.John Cashen

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