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    • Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (888) 856-0028
      Website: http://www.charlestonharborresort.com/
      Statute Mile: 465
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°47.227 N / 79°54.581 W
      Location: flanks the Cooper River’s eastern banks hard by Patriots Point (between Horse Reach’s flashing buoys #34 and #36)
      Depths: 7 ft.
      Address: 20 Patriots Point Rd
      Mt Pleasant SC  29464


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available, Amenities fee for the transient. Daily will be $18, Weekly will be $90, and monthly will be $300. See website for full list of ammenities
      Transient dockage rate: $2.15 per foot per night
      Boat/US Dockage Discount: 10% Discount
      SeaTow Dockage Discount: 10% Discount
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 450
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      $7.00/per night - 30 amp power hookup, $12.00/per night - 50 amp power hookup, $25.00/per night - 100 amp power hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: on-site
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Charleston Harbor Fish House (opened, June, 2013, on-site, 843-284-7070), Reel Bar (843-856-0028)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Marina trolley will take cruisers to Harris Teeter supermarket in downtown Charleton, and return you to the marina - see marina staff for schedule; also Whole Foods and Harris Tetter supermarkets, 2-3 miles away in Mount Pleasant, taxi ride necessary
      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: December 10, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free/89 octane gasoline; fuel dock open 24 hours a day
      Gasoline Price: $3.99 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.49 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Quantity Discount: (for diesel) 5 cents off for 500 gallons and 10 cents off for 1000 gallons or more
      Any Boat/US Discount: 5 cents per gallon
      ValvTect Dealer: Yes

      Reviews from Cruisers (16)

      1. Tripp Jones -  May 2, 2013 - 10:40 am

        The marina staff was excellent & quite helpful with an excellent service attitude.
        Tripp Jones

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      2. Jim and Tera Ehlers -  October 1, 2012 - 9:27 am

        We have stayed here a couple of weekends with our boat “Keeper of the Stars” and we found it very nice and staff friendly. There are 2 things that we would like to mention, #1…We wish they had a general store on site instead of having to leave the property to buy soft drinks, cleaning supplies etc. #2 and most important to us….I wish they would make people put their dogs on LEASHES at all times….I have 2 small pugs that are on leashes and when ur big dog comes over and gets my dogs riled up…your dog better not cause me a problem, because I will protect them at all costs…so keep your dog on a leash!!!!!

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      3. Phil -  March 19, 2012 - 11:30 am

        My wife and I were recently visiting in Charleston and came across the Charleston Harbor Marina and Resort.
        I was impressed with the manager Kelly Poe ( 843-284-7065) and his efforts to welcome new boaters. They are considering offering an AGLC discount and being sponsors. Although the marina is across the bridge from Charleston they offer shuttle rides every 30 minutes or so to and from Charleston. I plan on staying there this fall.
        Phil

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      4. Eve-Marie Lacroix -  October 19, 2011 - 10:31 pm

        Cruising News:
        We are staying at Charleston Harbor Marina and find it an excellent facility. It’s really windy (20-30knots) but we are comfortable in a slip. Shuttle serve to Charleston was convenient. Enjoyed a nice light supper at the Reel Bar. Definitely recommend this marina if you can’t get in to the City Marina.
        Eve-Marie Lacroix

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      5. Kim -  October 5, 2011 - 11:01 pm

        My husband and I made Charleston Harbor Marina our 1st stop in a month long cruise out of Southport. Capt. Stan, the Harbormaster, and his crew made our stay carefree and he even offered to make reservations for our destinations along our route. The breakwater out front does its job to deaden the wakes of boat/ship traffic and lessens any current, which makes the boat happy. The showers and bathrooms were clean, laundry on site and the hotel amenities and a shuttle to Charleston are available. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to stopping again on our return.
        The Callemyn’s
        M/V Turning Point
        320EC World Cat

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      6. Lee Barber -  July 27, 2011 - 6:31 pm

        On a trip from SC to New England my wife and I stayed at this first class marina both coming and going. It is under new management and it certainly shows it. We were treated very nicely by the dock hands and the use of the hotel amenities are phenomenal.

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      7. Harold -  July 25, 2011 - 11:12 am

        Just stayed at Charleston Harbor Marina – can’t say enough about it. Modern facilities, resort amenities, friendly staff (especially Stan, the Harbormaster) and a great location. Will definitely be back!

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      8. RUDY RUNDLETT -  July 5, 2011 - 6:21 pm

        We are doing the loop and arrived here at Charleston Harbor Marina and Resort June 1, 2011, departing July 6, 2011.

        This is a great marina for many reasons. The marina staff is responsive, friendly and knowledgeable. The docks are well maintained and easy to dock plus they are floating. The marina is associated with the resort where you can enjoy the pool and restaurant. Shuttle service is available that takes you to the city of Charleston, Sullivans Island, Shems Creek (great places to eat) or the major shopping center.

        The marina is close to many marina services for any type repairs.

        We plan to return and winter here.

        Rudy Rundlett
        Miss Ellen
        48 Sea-Ray

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      9. Bruce Franz -  June 2, 2011 - 2:43 pm

        On May 10, 2011, “Hemisphere Dancer” stopped at Charleston Harbor Marina at Patriots Point. Harbormaster, Capt. Stan Jones, was happy to receive us, assign us a convenient slip to the showers/head, and provide us with information regarding this Charleston Resort. The breakwater surrounding the marina provided smooth, comfortable slips during my two-day stay, which included an early morning thunderstorm (no charge). The floating docks have water & electricity and free wi-fi. The showers and bathrooms are tiled, laundry next to baths, ice is available on the main dock, and the “Ollie the Trolley” shuttle van operates on the hour, free of charge, to downtown Charleston or Sullivan’s Island (i.e.Ft.Moultrie) from 10 am to 10 pm. Boaters have permission to use the Resort’s pool, spa, and restaurant for some very comfortable living. The restaurant features a private display of vintage, handcrafted, big game, fishing reels, two big TV’s to catch up on the latest weather or game, and free wi-fi. Attached to the Marina is Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum where for a small fee one may explore the USS Yorktown (CV-10), the submarine USS Clamagore (SS-343), a Destroyer USS Laffey (away in the yards), a Vietnam Support Base, Memorials, Gift Shop, and several movies documenting parts of WWII. Whew! I spent two days immersed in History! When I considered all of the services, luxuries, and activities available, I thought the marina transient fee of $2.00/foot was a bargain, and after receiving a Boat U.S. discount of 5%, I definitely plan to return.
        Bruce Franz

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      10. Mary-Ann -  April 26, 2011 - 7:49 am

        We stayed at this marina for Charleston Race week. The service was responsive and prompt. Enjoyed the fact that here are many good restaurants within walking distance. Also Whole Foods and Harris Teeter for groceries. Starbucks is also close to the grocery stores. A visit to the Yorktown and a round of golf are near by.
        s/v Escape

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      11. Captain Chris -  May 9, 2010 - 8:40 am

        I sure hope they’re better! We stopped here for a night right before we offshored to Beaufort, NC and while docking we found a 3/4″ bolt protruding about 2″ from their dock. It ended up gouging a hole down to the fiberglass (literally the day after we spent 2 weeks in 100+ degree weather every day compounding, polishing and waxing our hull) about 6 inches long. After MUCH complaining, they finally had us fill out a report and said they would “consider” paying for having it fixed after we got an estimate. We got the estimate, sent it to them and they never even would return our calls. We ended up eating the $600 bill ourselves. Decent place, but we’ll never go there again and we’ll never recommend them to anyone due to their attitudes both during and after the event.
        Captain Chris aboard s/v Pelican

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      12. Tjones -  May 8, 2010 - 3:10 pm

        Stopped by to refuel and I was impressed with the facility. The “attitude” of the entire marina seemed better than last fall and prior to that with the marina crew seeming to be happy to help with anything needed. I’m not sure what the change was, but the entire facility was more “user friendly” and I’ll definitely stop by again. Food was good and the “Reel Bar” is a blast. Customer service has definitely become “first class”.

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      13. James Lea -  September 11, 2009 - 1:05 pm

        We stayed here two years ago and enjoyed it. There is a water taxi or a hotel shuttle to take you downtown. But the currents in the marina can be fierce when docking. Ask about them before entering if you’re not sure.
        James Lea
        S/V Estelle

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      14. Melissa Priola -  September 3, 2009 - 2:50 pm

        Often, always a good experience. Easy to get to fuel dock and pump out. Many transient slips available.
        Melissa Priola

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      15. Arnold -  September 3, 2009 - 1:45 pm

        Charleston Harbour Marina is a first class facility as can be seen by “Millionaires Row” – though expensive to dock. You can dinghy in for a limited time. Virtually all the marinas in Charleston are expensive compared to marinas north above Georgetown – $4 a foot for overnight, $13 per ft a month plus power is typical……. You can moor out opposite the City Dock in the Ashley River – but a strong current and a reputation for nightime stealing . Go further up the Wando or Wapoo Cut for more restful and secure locations.
        Best wishes
        Arnold

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      16. ClaibornLou Schwartz -  July 22, 2009 - 9:39 am

        Our final destination on our cruise south was the Charleston Harbor Resort Marina. We arrived with heavy winds, rough water on an incoming tide. Our call earlier to announce our arrival for both fuel and our assigned slip; we were greeted with a positive response that we will watch for your arrival and assist at the fuel dock with 3 dock hands. Once we made the starboard turn at marker 34 and then starboard into the entrance through the breaker wall, our concerns were brushed aside. We were assisted at the fuel dock as stated, and assisted with docking at our slip which was wonderful as we looked out to the huge Yorktown as it was directly in front of us. We spent 3 nights at this marina and the only down side was that the laundry room only had one washer working as the other was coin jammed and there was a long line to use the other. It was repaired the following day.
        Be well and cruise safe,
        Lou Schwartz

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    • Charleston Maritime Center

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (843) 853-3625
      Website: http://www.cmcevents.com/
      Statute Mile: 465
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°47.321 N / 79°55.483 W
      Location: guards the western flank of Cooper River’s Town Creek Lower Reach channel, 0.4 nautical miles south of marker #2
      Depths: 3.5 ft.
      Address: 10 Wharfside St
      Charleston SC  29401


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.90 per foot,per night
      Boat/US Dockage Discount: 40 cent per foot, per night discount
      Type of dockage: floating wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 20
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $4.00/ per night - 30 amp hookup, $7.00/per night - 50 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: many within a fairly long walk
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Safron Cafe and Bakery (breakfast and lunch, 843-722-5588), The Ordinary - fabulous seafood (843-414-7060), Slightly North of Broad (843-723-3424), Garibaldis (843-723-7153)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Excellent Harris Teeter supermarket 1/8 mile away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Marina staff can sometimes provide transportation to local U-Haul dealer (843) 723-1605 1/2 mile away for LPG tank refill
      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: December 10, 2018
      Gasoline Price: $4.05 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.28 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Boat/US Discount: 10 cent off per gallon

      Reviews from Cruisers (23)

      1. Doyle Evans -  June 7, 2014 - 5:29 pm

        Recently stayed here for three nights. Tugs and boats leaving a wake is not the issue. A strong east winds (10 knots plus) and this is not the place to be. Other than that this marina is located well for walking and touring the city. If you bike go down East Bay St. and straight across the Hwy 17 Cooper River Bridge (protected bike/walking lane). Then you can take the boat taxi back if you like along with your bike straight to the Maritime Center. Nice round trip! Good views from top of bridge.

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      2. Dave Boxmeyer -  March 11, 2014 - 3:22 pm

        WE just spent two weeks here. This is a great place to stay. It is right in downtown Charleston and you can walk or take the free trolley just about anyplace. The price is right and the marina people are very friendly and helpful.

        They provide free wi fi and laundry. There is only a single bathroom and that is only available during the marina hours.

        Space is limited as the place has shoaled in pretty good so unless you draw almost no water most of the slips are not useable. The only drawback are the wakes from the many tugs and ships operating in the harbor.

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      3. Karen & Dennis Baldger -  June 20, 2013 - 10:04 am

        So much to see and do and the Charleston Maritime Marina people were wonderful and worked with us. Our bikes came in handy and got to see a lot of the beautiful parks and history. The rolling at the docks wasn’t great, but for the most part a great place to stop as not too far from anything and could walk to so many places.
        Karen & Dennis Baldger
        360 Sundancer
        “Shell Seakers”

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      4. Peg and Jim Healy -  May 3, 2013 - 4:37 pm

        The Charleston Maritime Center around the battery is greatly preferred; closer to downtown, easy walk to provisioning at Harris-Teeter, and more welcoming and appreciative of your business!
        Jim
        Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary

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      5. Tract Hellman -  May 3, 2013 - 1:58 pm

        Great Location, easy walk downtown, fuel prices are good. The facilities are a long walk from the docks. NO hiding the chop with winds out of the North or Northeast and then you add commercial traffic and can be kind of rough in there.
        Tract Hellman

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      6. Ted -  May 3, 2013 - 1:50 pm

        Stayed several nights at the center. We did have to plow a bit of mud at dead low tide with our 5’3″ draft to get to our slip. there is a shallow hump inside to the southeast. Once at our slip we had several feet at low tide.
        Walking to Harris Teeter is easy, a very well stocked market.
        We loved the easy access to the historical district. Biking or walking is great.
        Ed

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      7. JackP -  May 2, 2013 - 1:31 pm

        Cheapest fuel south of Myrtle Beach with Boat/us discount
        Charleston Maritime Marina is best entered at slack tide. Does not have protection against strong northeast winds with subsequent surge! There are definite ship wake issues. Fish is four blocks away, and the Harris Teeter is expensive, but has anything you could ask for. The Aquarium is right there and worth a visit. Patriot Park is a water taxi ride away and a nice afternoon. The aircraft carrier was quite interesting.
        JackP

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      8. Bob & Sandra -  May 2, 2013 - 9:42 am

        We’d tried more than once to get in. Last fall we were successful and secured two nights in November by calling a week in advance. Our experience there was positive. The staff was helpful. We didn’t find a problem with boat wakes, but we may be more tolerant than some. Harris Teeter was a short walk away and was a great place to provision. While I can’t name a particular restaurant, we’ve eaten at a few and found them to be really good. We enjoyed the short walk to the old marketplace and downtown.
        Our boat is a Beneteau 36CC sailboat with a 5.5 ft draft.
        Bob & Sandra
        Carpe Diem

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      9. John Stevenson -  June 21, 2012 - 3:53 pm

        Have stayed at the Maritime Center marina 3 times, most recently June, 2012. It is my preferred marina in Charleston for the berthing rate and the great location for both groceries (H-T) and restaurants (many). The freighter and Navy traffic in the Cooper River can send a surge into the marina, but power boat wakes on the Ashley River can do the same for the marinas on that side of town.
        The marina has recently upgraded the free laundromat to two machine sets, so it is possible to get a complete laundry done in a reasonable amount of time.
        For me the only drawback to the marina is the limited number of slips, especially those for boats over 40′. The last two time I was at the marina I had to tie my 42′ sailboat to a 30′ floating dock. That’s not really a problem for me with a mid-ships lifeline gate. Boats with the gate further aft will want to back into one of these slips. If you are not comfortable tying to a 30′ dock, then make a reservation on one of the 40′ docks.
        My recommendation is to stay at the Maritime Center if you are going to spend some time in Charleston. If you are just stopping for a night on a forced march up or down the ICW, then by all means use the Ashley River marinas as they are much more convenient.

        John

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      10. Jim Laudermilch -  June 14, 2012 - 12:38 pm

        We spent the winter this year at the Charleston City Marina (Megadock) and were very pleased with it. I would not go in to the Maritime Center on the Cooper River or the City Marina on the Ashley side at other than slack tide if I didn’t have to. The current can be quite swift in either. Lots of folks love the Maritime Center for its proximity to the Harris Teeter, the hardware store, and the dog park. It is also a shorter walk to the main part of town. We like the City Marina much better for a variety of reasons – the docks and the bath facilities, the friendly and helpful staff, the van which takes people downtown every hour on the hour and to West Marine (and an adjacent Harris Teeter) every day at 11:30 AM. The pumpout boat come to your boat pretty much on demand for $5. The dockage prices aren’t
        > that much higher than the Maritime Center, but the fuel prices aren’t cheap by any means. If you make a reservation ask to be on M dock near the bath house if possible. This shortens the walk to the parking lot. If you get at the end of the Megadock your shoes will get lots of wear during your stay. I would suggest you read the reviews of both places in Active Captain. Good luck!
        PS- If at all possible, time docking at Charleston Marine Center on or near slack. The current can make things exciting. Ask the guys there when it [slack tide] is when you call them for a slip, they’ll help you out.
        Jim Laudermilch 48 Hatteras motoryacht “Snail’s Pace”

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      11. Capt Bob Kovach -  March 30, 2012 - 3:52 pm

        Charleston Maritime Center Downtown. Biggest thing it has going for it is the local super market. Pretty reasonable, Small not many slips. Wide open to tourist and the local tour boats operate out of there as well. If you stay six months put out every fender you have because it can get really rocky rolley in there with wakes coming into that small basin from the harbor and a wind from the wrong direction sends waves rolling in bouncing off the walls inside.
        Capt Bob Kovach
        M/Y ALLEZ! MT50 WB

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      12. Jack Robinson -  April 4, 2010 - 11:34 am

        Great Marina. Reasonable ($1.50 for BoatUS, deals on weekly and monthly), friendly, helpful staff. Close to very good grocery, city library, coffee shops, restaurants, gym, movie theater and walking distance to historic Charleston’s great old homes, Battery Park, good restaurants, galleries, museums, bus and trolley lines etc. Some pretty good surge on tide changes, but not unreasonable. Definitely the place to stay if you are passing through and want to see some of Charleston. City Marina on the other side is a little far out.

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      13. Steve Sipe -  November 27, 2009 - 11:22 am

        We just left Charleston Maritime Center, stayed 3 nights. It’s our 2nd stay. We stayed previously at City Marina aka: MegaDock on the other side of Charleston last year, nice facility, but too rich for our blood. Lots of big high end boats if you like walking the docks. The Maritime Center is more low key, less expensive, and only blocks away from things. There’s a Harris Teeter close by, an easy walk to a terrific grocery store. They have one of those RedBox DVD vending machines, my 1st encounter with one, and I’m hooked. A buck for a DVD rental.
        The Center may be a bit more exposed to passing wakes, and has more fetch in a NE wind, can get a bit rocky, but not always, and is much
        closer to town and the historic section, many restaurants if that’s your thing. We travel with dogs, and we found the folks there to be dog friendly, and there’s a huge field/park across the street, little traffic. Next door to the Aquarium, lots of interesting neighborhoods and beautiful old homes to see within easy walking.
        Staff was very accommodating, always offered to help with lines. BTW, best approach is in slack tide, second best is flood, ebb can go pretty
        quickly, and I’ve witnessed some folks having trouble with the current during docking. They’ll help you, there were 2 guys there to take our
        lines, and they were very helpful.
        Saw police on bike, by car at least once a day in the area during our stay, there are always lots of cruisers coming and going, so I’d guess
        it’s pretty secure, although not gated.
        4 stars from me.
        Steve Sipe
        Solo 4303
        lying Ashepoo River by Fenwick Cut

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      14. Rick Emerson -  November 6, 2009 - 7:03 am

        We’re currently tied up at Charleston Maritime Center. Yes, it can be occasionally rolly and current can be an issue, but the location is better than most others, that rely on a water taxi or hourly van to get to the center of the city. And the price is hard to beat. Also, the laundry is FREE!! There’s one home washer and drier and NO quarter bandit. Whatta deal! Finally, a big Attaboy to Jeff (dockmaster) and Alex of CMC for getting us tied up without a surprise or ding.
        Rick Emerson

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      15. Larry and Suzi -  November 1, 2009 - 7:46 am

        We were at the Maritime Center end of Oct 09, rates were $1.60 ft with BostUS discount. The staff was great but we found the rolly situation very uncomfortable. The laundry is free but there is only one washer and dryer so don’t plan on getting all your laundry caught up unless you are there a long time. The walk to town is easy and Harris Teeter is wonderful. Great wine selection there as well.

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      16. Unknown -  October 6, 2009 - 9:38 am

        Charleston Maritime Center has a good weekly rate, is convenient and lots of boats left there for several weeks.? Open to wakes from Harbor, but if you won’t be on board it won’t be a problem.?

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      17. Unknown -  July 30, 2009 - 8:52 am

        We just spent a week at the Maritine Center, the rate is great by day and for a week you get two days free. Fantastic location, we were still finding great places within a two block walk the day we left. Try the East Bay Deli and the Bakery right across the street.
        Hal and Cheryl Baker, onboard Mas Bueno in N. Myrtle Beach

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      18. Hal and Cheryl Baker -  July 27, 2009 - 2:17 pm

        The location is so good that we were still discovering great places within a couple of blocks until the day we left. Everything from Blockbuster to bike rental to decent tours is right at your dockstep. The breakwater dosn’t stop many of the rollers from the bay, but it is worth it for the location and price.
        Hal and Cheryl Baker

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      19. Peg and Jim Healy -  July 27, 2009 - 8:19 am

        Peg and I use the Charleston Maritime Center. Jeff Davis is the dockmaster, Vic Smith is the marina manager. Contact number is (843) 853-3625. With BoatUS, it’s $1.40/ft/day. There is a weekly rate. . There’s also a
        BoatUS discount on fuel. If you decide to go there, tell Jeff we said “Hi!” and will see him in November.
        The Maritime Center is near Harris-Teeter (grocery store), and walking distance to the Charleston Welcome Center and IMAX theater. It’s next door to the aquarium. It’s also easy to get to Patriot’s Point, where the
        Yorktown is moored, and a CG Cutter and a Viet Nam Memorial maritime museum complex.
        The Maritime Center is exposed to wakes from the Cooper River, and it’s somewhat choppier than the City Marina. But, there’s much less traffic in the area, and it’s far easier to get in and out. Watch for strong ebb and
        flood currents on the Cooper River. The tides in the harbor run to 6 ft or more.
        Peg and Jim Healy aboard Sanctuary,
        currently at Rock Creek, Pasadena, MD

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      20. Bob Baker -  July 27, 2009 - 8:13 am

        Last time we were in Charleston we stayed at the maritime center on the north side of the city across from patriots point and loved it. Closer to the city and $1.40 FT in April 09. GREAT grocery store nearby within walking distance, (Harris Tweeters). Close to bus line and much closer to walk to the city than the city marina.
        The docks are susceptible to waking but not bad most of the time. We will go back.
        Summering in Old Saybrook CT
        Ray and Linda

        We stayed at the city marina in Charleston when we were there this spring, but other loopers stayed at the Maritime Center which is on the other side of the city right downtown and a few blocks from the Market. I believe it was much more reasonable and close to everything.
        Barbara Benjamin
        Golden Lily – Nordic Tug 42

        We were in Charleston last month and the Maritime Center is the best deal downtown. The tall ships were in town and so the Maritime Center was unavailable to us at the time. Still, it’s right downtown and reasonable, as mentioned in another post, any of the other reasonable marinas require a car. Golden Lily is right on, and it’s good to hear from Golden Lily again (Joe Wheeler the last time).
        Don & Rebecca,
        m/v Andante, Monk36

        We second the comment regarding the Maritime Center, which we stayed at last Nov. Very convenient to the downtown market, restaurants, etc. (means walking distance for senior citizens) with a grocery mid-way between the market and the MC. It was a pleasant stay. A tour boat docks there and the working port is nearby – those are the only distractions we can recall.
        Bob Baker

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      21. Roger Privette -  July 22, 2009 - 9:22 am

        To access the downtown restaurant’s in Charleston we like to tie up at the Charleston Maritime center located next to the Aquarium. We then walk into the city to eat and get a rickshaw back to the boat. It’s a great way to enjoy downtown. After hours you can dock at no charge or I have many times.
        We recently attended a wedding and reception downtown so we moved the boat that morning and paid the overnight rate which was very reasonable. After the reception we had a rickshaw peddle us back and spent the night right there. Great place to access downtown.
        Roger Privette

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      22. Bob Scalia -  July 22, 2009 - 8:23 am

        The Docks at Charleston Maritime center are floating concrete, the cost is 1.20 per ft. (they may have a discount for longer term) and it is closer to town and only two blocks from Harris Teeter (great grocery store) and the staff are great. That’s where we stay every time we are in Charleston.
        Bob

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      23. Mike Scheuer -  July 21, 2009 - 3:23 pm

        We are leaving Charleston this morning after four nights at Charleston Maritime Center. It is very nice and $1.20 a foot with BoatUS vs $2 at the municipal. It is also much closer to sights and provisions. It is a block from the aquarium where the trolley picks you up and takes you thru the historic area and the visitor’s center where you can get other trolleys to anywhere in town. It is 2 blocks from a big grocery (Harris Teeter), produce store,and hardware store. It is 3 blocks from a pharmacy (RiteAid). The washer and dryer are free for boaters and the staff is very nice. It is also the water taxi stop to take you over to the USS Yorktown or on a harbor tour and the dock for the tallship, Spirit of South Carolina.
        Wright

        Subject: Charleston Maritime Center
        Cruising News: I believe you are overstating the depth issue. We are currently at CMC at the innermost slip and we have around 5\’ of water at low tide (further out it is deeper). The inner half of the harbor is shallower, but there are no slips in the inner half. I\’d second the awsome service and great location. The only downside is if there is a good wind out of the northeast, the breakwall is not effective and it gets a rolly. FYI: $6/ft/week BUS (but check as they said new rates may be coming out soon).
        Mike Scheuer

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    • Cooper River Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (843) 406-6966
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 11
      EMail: JFitzgerald@ccprc.com
      Website: https://www.ccprc.com/67/Cooper-River-Marina
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°49.905 N / 79°56.092 W
      Location: lies west of Cooper River’s flashing buoy #48 and off the northern point of charted Shipyard Creek’s eastern entrance
      Depths: 20 ft.
      Address: 1010 Juneau Ave
      North Charleston SC  29405
      General Manager: James FitzGerald


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.80 per foot per night, $8.60 per day ,$15.10 per foot monthly
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 125
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $5.90/per night - 30 amp power hookup, $7.20/per night - 50 amp power hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Provisioning Possibilities: Small variety store on-site; courtesy van sometimes available for 20 minute ride to Harris Teeter Supermarket
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available


      Reviews from Cruisers (10)

      1. South Carolina Marine Association -  September 16, 2013 - 2:03 pm

        COOPER RIVER MARINA BECOMES SC’s 15th CLEAN MARINA
        Charleston, SC — The South Carolina Clean Marina Committee has granted Clean Marina certification to Cooper River Marina (CRM), located in North Charleston, SC and administered by the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission.
        A flag and certificate were awarded to the marina managers at the South Carolina Marine Association Summer Marine Education Conference. SCMA administers the SC Clean Marina Program in cooperation with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control and the SC Department of Natural Resources. Although a voluntary program, it challenges SC marinas and boatyards to manage facility operations as responsible stewards of the environment.
        Matt Cooper, General Manager of CRM, said they made over a span of three years improvements“upon existing policies and procedures to conform to the standards. These included maintaining a clean and operational pump out boat, proper storage of hazardous materials, providing boater education and signage on environmentally friendly practices, recycling and proper disposal of materials, selling and encouraging the use of environmentally friendly products, as well as fabrication of spill response and emergency action procedure documents, among others.”
        From South Carolina Marine Association Press Release, 9/16/13

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      2. Chris & Janet -  May 3, 2013 - 9:37 pm

        Currents in the Cooper River at this marina can run in the vicinity of 3 knots with storm run off on a spring tide ebb. We had no trouble dealing with them with a single screw sailboat. Just come in just before slack before ebb and leave the same way.
        The current issue here is that wind against tide can set up quite a chop. Pick the downwind side of the face dock or find another place.
        Yes it is remote, and yes the neighborhood is not so hot, but the staff is excellent, the facilities are well maintained. For an overnight stay is is a very good deal compared to the marinas for people with deep, deep pockets on the other rivers which also have their share of current and wind issues.
        Chris & Janet

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      3. Barbara and Ernie Roberts -  May 3, 2013 - 9:48 am

        Do NOT go to Cooper River Marina…an old navy base up stream…they try hard..but.. the river flows by at about 15 mph and it is very dangerous to get in there !!!!
        Barbara and Ernie Roberts
        Bermudiana

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      4. Manning J. Harvey III -  September 2, 2012 - 3:09 pm

        I have been familiar with the Cooper River Marina since it was new after Huricane Hugo wiped out the old US Navy sailing facility. It was originally built as a US Navy military marina. When the Base closed the Charleston County Parks took over. It is a very nice facility and the employees and manager Matt Driscole are the best. However the county parks has never recognized the military men and women who paid for the marina through non-appropriated funds through the use of commissarys and exchanges. Its just a hard spot with me, but I feel the County should honor the military with a military rate for long term dockage. After all the sailors and airmen paid for it.
        Manning J. Harvey III

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      5. Dennis Jay -  March 16, 2012 - 9:10 am

        We stayed at Cooper River for a month in November and would go back again. Didn’t see any dust from loading ships. Staff there was most accommodating and offered us rides if we needed, including all the way to the airport. Like the fact that it’s next to a Navy base. Felt very secure leaving the boat there. Also, nice docks and good facilities.
        Dennis Jay

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      6. Capt Bob -  March 15, 2012 - 9:45 am

        The Cooper River Marina is run by Charleston, County bit more reasonable but remote in a North Charleston Industrial area. Need a car and I d believe they are still unloading concrete ships up there and lots of nice concrete dust to wash off your boat from time to time.
        Capt Bob
        Onboard ALLEZ! MT50

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      7. Randy Pickelmann -  November 27, 2009 - 3:14 pm

        Two years ago we left Morning Star at Cooper River Marina, in Charleston. The facility is just fine but it is out away from town. I wouldn’t want to use it for a brief “tourist” stay but for short term storage its just fine. It is owned/operated by either the City or the County (I don’t remember which), has fairly new docks and they operate a courtesy shuttle. I got a ride to the auto parts store and also back from the airport when I returned my rental car. They will take you into town to do your sightseeing but you need to hop a cab back. I’d do it again.
        Regards,
        Randy Pickelmann
        MORNING STAR

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      8. Ginny Walsh -  September 25, 2009 - 9:43 am

        We docked at Cooper River Marina during the month of November last year and were very pleased with the cleanliness of the facility and the very friendly and most helpful staff. We hope to stay at Cooper River Marina again the next time we’re in Charleston. It’s very cool watching huge ships traveling up and down the Cooper River…nothing boring about this marina.

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      9. Miss Happ -  July 22, 2009 - 9:03 am

        Friday morning we docked at the Cooper River Marina, which is county-owned. Very friendly staff (Hugh is from Long Island) who are more than willing to drive you downtown, etc. Take a cab back. The marina is clean, fairly well protected from wakes, showers, laundry, lounge with tv and dial-up internet.
        Albin 36
        Miss Happ
        New Bern NC

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      10. Randy Pickelmann -  July 22, 2009 - 8:34 am

        We left Morning Star at Cooper River Marina for almost a month last fall while we returned home for Thanksgiving. Actually, we paid for a month but left the boat there for approx. two weeks. It was an OK storage facility but not vry good for enjoying the city. Having said that, its WAY cheaper than the City Marina. We considered leaving the boat at Ladies Island at Beaufort but we couldn’t put a one-way car rental together from there.
        Regards,
        Randy Pickelmann

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    • The City Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (843) 723-5098
      EMail: drogers@shmarinas.com
      Website: http://www.charlestoncitymarina.com/
      Statute Mile: 469.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°46.634 N / 79°57.073 W
      Location: overlooks Ashley River’s northeastern banks, northeast of marker #5
      Depths: 13.5 ft.
      Address: 17 Lockwood Dr
      Charleston SC  29401
      General Manager: David Rogers


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: Less than 70ft $2.15 per foot per night, 70-149ft $2.35 per foot per night, 150ft plus $2.80 per foot per night
      Type of dockage: floating wooden slips and face docks, and floating concrete decked face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: yes
      Total number of slips/berths: 450
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      $10.00/per night - 30 amp hookup, $18.00/per night - 50 amp hookup, $40.00/per night - 100 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: one on-site and many more a short taxi ride away
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Marina Variety Store Restaurant on-site (all 3 meals of the day, but GREAT breakfast, 843-723-6325), many others available by bus or cab ride into southern Charleston including Slightly North of Broad (843-723-3424), The Ordinary - fabulous seafood (843-414-7060) and Garibaldis (843-723-7153)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Harris Teeter 1 mile away, free courtesy van available
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Onsite parts department and daily West Marine Marina Coutesy Van run at 11 am. Marina courtesy van will take cruisers to local U-Haul dealer (843) 723-1605 for LPG tank refill
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Diesel Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: December 10, 2018
      Diesel Fuel Price: $2.94 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Quantity Discount: 10 cents off per gallon for 1000 gallons or more
      Any Boat/US Discount: 5 cents off per gallon
      Any SeaTow Discount: 5 cents off per gallon

      Reviews from Cruisers (13)

      1. Jeanne and Terry Bieker -  May 3, 2013 - 4:27 pm

        In the past 5 years CAVALIER has spent over 15 nights at the Charleston City Marina. A great marina as long as you follow a few simple rules:
        1. Do not tie up on the outside of the outside pier unless you gross over 100 tons. It is pretty rocky.
        2. Do not tie up close where the outside pier is connected to the stationery pier with a ribbed, non-slip steel ramp. The security cart that runs across that ramp all night long will make for a sleepless night.
        3. Do be careful with the current – docking should be done into the current and slowly and carefully. When departing, plan your get-away carefully so that you have a safe basin to turn around, if necessary.
        Jeanne and Terry Bieker
        CAVALIER

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      2. Barbara and Ernie Roberts -  May 3, 2013 - 9:54 am

        Excellent marina and wonderful showers. People were great. Marina van will take you into the city and pick you up !!! Like a bus….
        Many super large yachts…flowing water. Pump out boat is hard to get ahold of….
        It is a VERY LONG walk to your boat ..no matter where you are located !!!!!!!
        Barbara and Ernie Roberts
        Bermudiana

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      3. Larry -  August 21, 2012 - 3:33 pm

        The “Plan A”, 12/1 to 3/31, four month winter special is $17 per foot plus monthly power rates.

        The new “Plan B”, 11/1 to 4/30, six month winter special is $18 per foot plus monthly power rates.

        Both plans require pre-payment by check or cash and deposits are recommended.

        Further discounts are available for referring another customer.

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      4. Jim Laudermilch -  June 14, 2012 - 12:41 pm

        We spent the winter this year at the Charleston City Marina (Megadock) and were very pleased with it. I would not go in to the Maritime Center on the Cooper River or the City Marina on the Ashley side at other than slack tide if I didn’t have to. The current can be quite swift in either. Lots of folks love the Maritime Center for its proximity to the Harris Teeter, the hardware store, and the dog park. It is also a shorter walk to the main part of town. We like the City Marina much better for a variety of reasons – the docks and the bath facilities, the friendly and helpful staff, the van which takes people downtown every hour on the hour and to West Marine (and an adjacent Harris Teeter) every day at 11:30 AM. The pumpout boat come to your boat pretty much on demand for $5. The dockage prices aren’t
        > that much higher than the Maritime Center, but the fuel prices aren’t cheap by any means. If you make a reservation ask to be on M dock near the bath house if possible. This shortens the walk to the parking lot. If you get at the end of the Megadock your shoes will get lots of wear during your stay. I would suggest you read the reviews of both places in Active Captain. Good luck!
        Jim Laudermilch 48 Hatteras motoryacht “Snail’s Pace”

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      5. Sabra Morgan -  September 21, 2010 - 1:40 pm

        Charleston City Marina – Charleston, SC, ICW mm 470. This is a terrific spot to stop and see the sights. The marina is extremely competent, has all the services you could want, provides shuttle service from the marina to downtown, and is very professionally managed. There is a great restaurant at the entrance to the marina, called The Variety Store. They serve excellent southern style food, breakfast/lunch/dinner, with an unexpected gourmet flair to the menu.
        Sabra Morgan

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      6. Dick Litchfield -  May 24, 2010 - 10:58 am

        We spent several days here in spring 2008 and fall 2009. Great facilities, staff and experiences. A shuttle takes you just about anywhere in the downtown area. Lots of shops, historic sites and restaurants.
        A pumpout boat will visit you dockside. The showers are private and well maintained. There only two downsides…the long walks ashore and how hard it is to cast off the lines and leave.
        Rates are up there, but you get a lot for your money.

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      7. Sykes DeHart -  April 4, 2010 - 9:34 pm

        Stayed here 3/24/2010 thru 3/27/2010.  Outstanding  service.  They don’t seem to be able to do enough for you. Trasient dock is easy to get into and out of. Is oriented with the current so you can approach in one direction or another and not worry about a cross current.
        Shuttle makes trips to the down town area on a regular schededule at no charge. Really a great city to spend a few days.
        SV Aquarius

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      8. Steve Willett -  November 27, 2009 - 3:44 pm

        Last Christmas we left ours at the City marina “Mega dock” for 10 days with no problems. The marina is very nice and near town. The dock is huge and it can be a very long walk to shore if you are out near the end. We had our dog and made the walk about 4 times a day.
        Steve Willett
        Monk 36, Gumbo

        I second the City Marina. I live in Charleston and keep my boat at the sister marina. The person to contact is McKenzie who is the delightful and lovely dock master. She knows the marina like the back of her hand. They have a shuttle that will take you to a limited number of places. I don’t have the marina number handy but you can get it at citymarina.com I think.
        George
        Metafora
        Sabre 36

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      9. James Lea -  September 11, 2009 - 1:08 pm

        Yes we have stayed there on a number of occasions recently. It is an excellent marina, although for us (41′ sail) the outside of the mega-dock can be uncomfortable in a strong wind out of the west or south-west. Shuttle to take you to and from downtown, groceries, West Marine.
        James Lea
        S/V Estelle

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      10. Chris -  September 6, 2009 - 7:45 am

        We’ve stayed there several times. After several negative experiences at the anchorage just off the marina (including being dragged for a half mile by our anchor chain when a trawler grabbed a hold of it) we usually end up staying there. Most often, transients get put on the 1/4 mile long Megadock. I would suggest that you ask to be put on the inside of the Megadock if you go to this marina for the reasons Tim mentioned – higher winds can make the outside pretty rolly. The good of the marina – private individual shower rooms, free courtesy shuttle to anywhere in town that you want to go, nice people, fuel at your “slip”, cable, etc. They also run a special – stay 6 nights and get your seventh free. The bad – very expensive, LONG 1/3 mile walk down the Megadock (did I mention long?) to shore (so 2/3 mile round trip to your boat if at the end of the Megadock, which is where we often get put).
        Chris
        S/V Pelican

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      11. Tim Carter -  September 5, 2009 - 7:23 am

        Charleston City Marina is a great facility that has everything needed for a night or a permanet slip.Docking on the outside of the Mega Dock in winds above 20 knots can get rough & there are strong currents. Good power, clean rest rooms, fair fuel prices, great staff & management that helped revise the Charleston boat tax time limit from 60 to 180 days per year.
        Tim Carter

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      12. John B. Crouch, Jr -  July 22, 2009 - 9:41 am

        We spent the weekend at the Charleston City (Megadock) Marina a few weeks ago, and it is really good (as usual). The service is great, and the van that takes you downtown is handy. It was pretty busy the weekend we were there, because a large yacht had come in from the Bahamas, and they were stocking up on groceries, etc., so the marina personnel were busy for most of Saturday helping with that. The yacht took on 20,000 gallons of diesel, so there are a lot of really big yachts that stop there. The Variety Store restaurant still has very good food, especially breakfast, and it is an easy walk from the marina.
        The best thing is that the gasoline operation has been moved over to the Ashley Marina, so there is not a lot of boat traffic in the area of the bath and showers. That used to be very congested when gas was being sold there. It is now a good place to dock, because it is very convenient to the bathrooms and showers.
        John B. Crouch, Jr. CIC

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      13. Bill & Susan Randall -  July 22, 2009 - 9:37 am

        No change from what it used to be. Plenty of face dock available for fuel. Just be mindful of the current. Dock hands are helpful as always.
        Name Withheld by Request

        We stayed a couple of days at the City Marina in Charleston and found it to be very well run and enjoyable.
        Bill & Susan Randall
        SV Calypso
        Sabre 38

        We stayed at the city Marina in Charleston and found the facilities to be terrific and very hospitable. The free transportation is great to get around town. There are so many great restaurants our favorites were Justines kitchen and Sticky fingers for ribs. Anchoring off the marina is tricky because of the fast and reversing current. The anchorage near the coast guard station is too small and shallow space is taken up by what looks like more permanent residents.
        Lawrence

        Charleston City Marina – in 2005, I stayed in a 38-foot sailboat on the outside of the “mega dock” and found the wakes to be untenable. The boat was surging violently into the dock. I requested a space along the inside of the dock and was assigned a spot, but advised to wait unil slack tide. Because I feared for my boat, I moved right away, and had a near disaster with the current. All ended up well, however. I’d advise anyone with a sailboat or other “small” (i.e., less than mega proportions) to avoid the outside of the mega dock and, if the boat is lightly powered such as a sailboat, wait until slack tide to try for the inside of the mega dock. I haven’t had these problems in previous visits when assigned to a regular slip at the west end of the marina. I haven’t tried the part that’s now at the Ashley Marina, west of the bridge.
        Julie Stocksdale
        s/v Jolie
        I stayed 2 weeks in May and liked it. This is a great place for large boats, and they cater to them. My 40’ trawler was small. Bathrooms and showers were excellent and always clean. WIFI works well. Being close to downtown is a plus. Courtesy van is very accommodating.
        Jake Dye

        Charleston City Marina is run very professionally. Easy fueling on the Mega Dock. If you want to stay on that dock, tell them you want to refuel, and that is where they put you. Beware of tidal flow if they put you on the inside.
        Captain John Cashen

        I keep my boat at City Marina and have had repairs/maintenance work done at Ross Marine for several years. I have found both of these facilities to be excellent. David Rogers is the dockmaster at City Marina and is always looking for ways to improve! The personnel are always friendly and helpful, the fuel is always fresh, the food at the Marina Variety restaurant is inexpensive and good. The shuttle service runs every hour and once per day goes to West Marine. I would recommend a slip inside of the mega dock since there is frequent traffice in the harbor and if you are on the outside of the mega dock you will have frequent “wakes”.
        Good Luck!
        Richard Boyd
        Boyds and Gulls

        We are arrived here on 9-20 for a 2 day stay. Shuttle service on the hour to 5 destinations including Harris Teeter on East Bay Street from 8am to 5pm. 10 cent discount on fuel for Baot US. Currently $2.95 with discount but last Friday it was $2.79. I needed 240 gallons. Nice Laundry facilities and friendly staff.
        Scott Weaver
        We spend a very pleasant couple of days there this March, staying on the face dock of the original Charleston City Marina (not the Ashley Marina facilities). We had no trouble coming in against the current, and found all the dockhands we met to be very pleasant and helpful. We filled up with diesel right at our slip, as the fuel hoses there are quite long. The shower facilities at the marina were not too wonderful, however — cramped and not all that well ventilated. Otherwise, it was a great visit.
        Best regards, Bob and Janet Schwerzel
        M/V Harmony, Beaufort, SC

        We stopped at City Marina this year and were put on the mega yacht dock. The day we were leaving, the current and wind were pushing on the dock. We were a single with a bow thruster. The staff didn’t have a clue how to get us off the dock. Thankfully, the captain did and got us off without a hitch. Other than that, the stay was great.
        Kathryn Jeidy

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    • The Harborage at Ashley Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (843) 722-1996
      Website: http://www.theharborageatashleymarina.com/
      Statute Mile: 469
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°46.911 N / 79°57.444 W
      Location: lies along the northeastern shores of Ashley River (on the Charleston peninsula), between the charted 56 foot fixed bridge, and the 18-foot Highway 17 bascule bridge
      Depths: 12 ft.
      Address: 33 Lockwood Dr
      Charleston SC  29401


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.00 per foot,per night
      Type of dockage: floating wooden slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 232
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50/100 amp power hookups available

      $7.50/per night - 30 amp hookup, $12.00/per night - 50 amp hookup, $25.00/per night - 100 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Laundromat: Available
      Restaurant: many available by way of marina courtesy shuttle
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Marina Variety Store Restaurant (1 block away, all 3 meals of the day, but GREAT breakfast, 843-723-6325), many others available by marina courtesy shuttle into southern Charleston including Slightly North of Broad (843-723-3424), and Garibaldis (843-723-7153)

      Provisioning Possibilities: Marina courtesy shuttle provides rides to excellent Charleston Harris Teeter supermarket, and a daily run to the nearby West Marine store
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Marina courtesy shuttle provides transportation to local U-Haul dealer (843) 723-1605 3/4 mile away for LPG tank refill
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available


      Reviews from Cruisers (2)

      1. HB Koerner -  November 19, 2012 - 11:19 am

        I keep my sailboat at this marina. Last April she was T-boned by a trawler whose captain used hiS bow thrusters to turn the boat around during a strong ebb tide. Boat never made the turn.
        A powerboat struck another powerboat yesterday while trying to back in against the current (which seems to run 45 degrees to the shore, rather than parallel).
        And this morning, a transient sailboat was unable to back ouy against the current and was T-boned against the pier before striking another sailboat in his slip.
        THIS IS NOT A DANGEROUS PLACE – JUST RESPECT THE CURRENTS! COME IN ON SLACK WATER, BACK OUT WITH THE CURRENT!!
        HB Koerner

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      2. Keith Rawlings -  October 26, 2012 - 9:50 pm

        The Harbourage is a great marina. All floating docks, good AC power and fresh water connections at all docks. No wake zone which seems to be pretty much obeyed! Fast tidal flow, so be prepared or come in at high/low water (they used to call this the Crashley marina). There is tons of depth (30’+ on transient dock). Friendly staff, fair bathroom facilities. They run a shuttle van into the tourist area of downtown, and also to WestMarine. A fair retaurant about 200 yds away at City Marina (b’fast, lunch, dinner), and another across the river (100yd dinghy ride) with a dinghy dock. Sailboats beware of the <65' bridge clearance.

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    • Ripley Light Yacht Club

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (843) 766-0908
      Website: http://ripleylightyc.com/
      Statute Mile: 469
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°46.650 N / 79°57.768 W
      Location: entrance channel cuts into the Ashley River’s southwestern banks, northwest of marker #5 and the charted, 56-foot fixed bridge – marina overlooks the northern shores of this offshoot
      Depths: 5 ft.
      Address: 95 Ripley Point Dr
      Charleston SC  29407


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.75 per foot,per night
      Type of dockage: floating concrete decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 90
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $7.00/per night – 30 amp hookups, $12.00/per night – 50 amp hookups
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Restaurant: one within walking distance, and many within a moderate taxi ride
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      California Dreaming (843) 573-2183

      Provisioning Possibilities: Take taxi to nearby Harris Teeter or Bi-Lo supermarkets
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available


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    • Dolphin Cove Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (843) 744-2562
      Website: http://www.dolphincovemarina.net/
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°49.763 N / 79°57.944 W
      Location: overlooks the Ashley River’s eastern shores north of marker #16 (northwest of the charted “R TR,”)
      Depths: 7 ft.
      Address: 2079 Austin Ave
      Charleston SC  29407


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.25 per foot per night
      Type of dockage: floating and fixed wooden decked slips and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 75
      Dockside Power Connections: 30 amp power hookups available

      $5.50/per night - 30 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      Restaurant: on-site
      Restaurant Recommendations:

      Port of Call Restaurant on-site (open seasonally, Wed. through Sunday, 843-745-0426, usually closed from late November until spring)

      Provisioning Possibilities: convenience store across street
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi to local U-Haul dealer (843) 723-1605 2 miles away for LPG tank refill
      Wi-Fi Internet Access: Free Wifi Available
      Waste pump-out: Available
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: December 10, 2018
      Gasoline Price: $4.00 (All Taxes Included)

      Reviews from Cruisers (2)

      1. Skip Hardin -  November 19, 2011 - 10:05 am

        Reggie: I hauled my sailboat our summer before last. My Marina is Ashley in Charleston Harbor. Took the boat up the Ashley River to Dolphin Cove marina for the haul out. they have a big lift and very reasonable rates. very nice and easy to deal with. their cheap rates are reflected in the deferred maintenance of the facilities but the nicer places are more expensive.
        Skip Hardin

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      2. Capt. Bob Kovach and Two Cats Too -  July 22, 2009 - 8:29 am

        I have not until today had knowledge of anyone going up the Ashley River that Far to Dolphin cove Marine. Price definitley was right. For the others who may consider this location, You need to clear a 14 ft air draft to get up river as they do not want to open the two Old Draw Bridges. We have plenty of Marinas in Charleston and the near by area. It all depends on what amenities your want and how close to downtown Charleston You want to be. We enjoy life at the City Marina. Best Regards….Ya;ll come see us now Hear.
        Capt Bob Kovach,

        Bob,
        They were opening the drawbridges, I think on the hour upon request.? There were boats waiting for them to open so they could go through.? We are about 15 ft. (with our canopy?up) and the bridge tender said the bridges were 18 ft. at high tide.? We had no problems going under.? You have a beautiful city and wonderful restaurants.? I am sorry we only had enough time to sample a few of them!? Today we are going to Beaufort and plan to anchor out and dingy in. Also, we are thinking of toping off our fuel before we leave S.C. Everyone tells us S.C. has the best fuel prices.?
        Ben and Barbara Falmlen
        Two Cats Too

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    • Rivers Edge Marina

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (843) 554-8901
      Website: http://riversedgemarina.com/
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°50.174 N / 80°01.370 W
      Location: flanks Ashley River’s northeastern banks a short distance upstream of marker #28
      Depths: 6 ft.
      Address: 4354 Bridge View Dr
      North Charleston SC  29405


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $1.50 per foot per night
      Type of dockage: floating wooden slips
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 25
      Dockside Power Connections: 30/50 amp power hookups available

      $5.00/per night - 30 or 50 amp hookup
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
      Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take taxi to Sunoco Gas Station 1 mile away (843) 529-3471 for LPG tank exchange
      Waste pump-out: Available
      Gasoline and diesel fuel: Gas Available


      Fuel Prices (All Taxes Included)

      Reporting Date: December 10, 2018
      Gasoline Price: $3.75 (All Taxes Included)

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    • St. Johns Yacht Harbor

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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (843) 557-1027
      VHF: Monitored: 16         Working: 71
      EMail: sjones@siyh.com
      Fax: (843) 557-1028
      Website: http://stjohnsyachtharbor.com/
      Statute Mile: 472.5
      Lat/Lon: Near 32°45.259 N / 80°00.701 W
      Location: flanks Stono River’s western shoreline, north and south of the high-rise, Highway 701 – Stono River bridge
      Depths: 11.5 ft.
      Address: 2408 Maybank Hwy
      Johns Island SC  29455
      General Manager: Stan Jones
      Dockmaster: "E" Edens


      Service Details:

      Transient dockage: Available
      Transient dockage rate: $2.00 per foot per night
      Boat/US Dockage Discount: 20% Discount
      Other Dockage Discount: 5% Military
      Type of dockage: floating
      Live Aboards Allowed: no
      Total number of slips/berths: 177 wet slips, 47 lift slips varies
      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
      Swimming Pool: Available
      Restaurant: Many restaurants in 2-5 mile radius of marina
      Provisioning Possibilities: Take marina courtesy car to Food Lion or Harris Teeter Supermarket 2 miles away
      LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

      Take marina courtesy car to Sunoco gas station (843) 795-2126 .2 miles away for LPG tank exchange
      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: December 10, 2018
      Notes: ethanol free
      Gasoline Price: $4.00 (All Taxes Included)
      Diesel Fuel Price: $3.15 (All Taxes Included)
      Any Quantity Discount:
      Any Boat/US Discount:
      ValvTect Dealer: Yes

      Reviews from Cruisers (10)

      1. Steve Oakley -  February 25, 2016 - 7:12 am

        Very nice, clean facility. Friendly and helpful staff. Convenient location. Grocery, drug stores and restaurants close by with courtesy car provided. Current can be tricky when tide is running,, but staff will assist with lines when docking. Will stop here again and recommend it highly to others.

        Capt Jack B-H and 1st mate Steve O.
        Aboard the trawler “Whatever”

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      2. Gregory Han -  May 3, 2013 - 9:26 am

        We spent two nights at St. John’s for our Charleston visit. It was Race Week and all our normal venues were taken. This was our second visit and things are still excellent. The best change is that they now have a modern courtesy car for local shopping trips. Normally we rent a car from this marina to visit the city and surrounding areas. Enterprise has several offices that will pick you up. We were able to use the courtesy car the first evening to see a music performance at the Circular Congregational Church, which saved us a days car
        rental.
        After 9 years of doing tourist parts of Charleston, it is a nice change to tour the outskirts. BTW it was too cold for the pool but last year it was a refreshing stop. We did not use the lounge.
        Great service and modern facilities.
        Gregory Han

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      3. s/v Skye -  May 2, 2013 - 3:00 pm

        Stayed there in spring and fall of 2012. Will stay there again. Some of the nicest facilities anywhere. Be carefull if not arriving at slack current. Didn’t try pool or lounge. Could use a better eating facility and/or a courtesy car.
        s/v Skye

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      4. Flint and Leslie Firestone -  October 30, 2011 - 3:46 pm

        As you pass through Elliot’s Cut, look to your left and we are the marina just before the bridge. It used to be called Buzzard’s Roost, but has been renovated by new owners. You will find the most beautiful bathrooms on the ICW here.
        Flint and Leslie Firestone
        aboard Grace Full
        at St. Johns Yacht Harbor

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      5. Claudia Young -  October 25, 2011 - 5:34 pm

        Tried to make reservations in Charleston but the marinas there were fully booked. Came across Saint Johns Yacht Harbor. I am now glad we couldn’t stay in Charleston. Beautiful Marina. Great Bathrooms and laundry room. The Restaurant is under renovation. Boat US discount. Will return

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      6. Louise -  July 2, 2010 - 3:25 pm

        I just went to Saint Johns Yacht Harbor in Charleston. The marina is beautiful, the staff was very professional and the gas was the cheapest I could find. They also have a wonderful bar with a gorgeous view overlooking the water. It was a great place to get a hot dog and a cold beer!
        Captain Louise

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      7. Dave Boxmeyer -  January 13, 2010 - 2:09 pm

        We stayed here on January 12 2010 on oue way south. It is a great place. Everyone is friendly and helpful. It is so late in the year that the store is closed, however they did offer to open it if we needed something. The laundry and bathrooms are first class, they look brand new and were spotless. You will need food on the boat as the restaurant is still under construction. They also have a pool, that needless to say was closed this time of year. One thing, the diesel pump is VERY SLOW. IT too me around half an hour to pump 220 gallons. However, the word is that this will be fixed in the near future.
        The bottom line, if you are in the area you can’t go wrong with this place.
        Dave Boxmeyer

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      8. Charles -  October 16, 2009 - 9:44 am

        This is a beautiful yacht harbor. Everything at this marina is brand new and definitely a first class stay. There is a pool that is open to transients, laundry, wifi, cable, georgeous showers, a ship store that offers a wide range of amenities. This is one of the best places to stay on the ICW in Charleston, SC. I make sure to stop by this marina every year when I travel from florida to maine. Currently, they offer non-ethanol gas for 2.99 as well as diesel for 1.99. Yes, it is 1.99! Overall, this is just a wonderful place to stay and very friendly employees that will help you dock and leave. There currently is not a restaurant, but I was told it is coming in the future. Definitely, check this place out the next time you are in the area.
        Charles

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      9. S/V Restless -  September 24, 2009 - 2:59 pm

        A brief update: Showers and Laundry are brand new and open; they are very very nice. There is also a pool but I’m unsure what the policy is for transients. Fuel dock is now open and has gasoline and diesel. The small ships store usually has something fixed for lunch, has ice, beer, and soda. The pumpout boat is very convenient.
        Overall this is a very nice marina. As previously mentioned, there is shopping nearby and Phil or someone will probably run you over there; ask around when you get here, don’t be shy. We have stayed here since last November and have enjoyed our stay very much.

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      10. Pat Banyas -  July 21, 2009 - 3:16 pm

        St John’s (old Buzzards Roost) ($1.75 a foot) Stono river just before Elliot Cut.
        Undergoing reconstruction of the Restaurant and soon the Shower building. Not sure when the shower building will be done but the Restaurant looks as if it still needs a month or more until completion. Current showers are clean and nice. Small store with minimal snacks in the office. Face docks are good condition with cable and wifi. The strong current that runs through the marina slips helps put you on face dock when docking. If no wind is expected this is a great place to wait until morning to go through Elliot cut. Leave dock at 0810 and hit the Wappoo Creek bridge
        for it’s 0900 opening. If the weather is windy just be advised that the strong current also amplifies swells in a southerly blow over 15 knots. Long fetch up Stono river combined with an outgoing tide will result in very uncomfortable bouncing and hobby horsing at the dock. Phil (Dock Master) lives in Marina and is a great guy. He usually offers to drive you to closest store if you want. Just remember that gas costs money if you ask him to drive you somewhere. They also advertise a shuttle to downtown but I forgot to ask about that.
        Pat Banyas
        Marguerite

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