Posted by: Sunset Rentals | June 26, 2013

Hilton Head Marinas: Boat, Kayak and Cruise from the Island’s Best Docks

Hilton Head vacation rentalsBoating and water sports are some of the most fun activities to do when you visit Hilton Head Island. Whether you want to rent a boat, find a spot for your own boat or head out for a day of parasailing, you have many choices of marinas on Hilton Head. Here’s a sampling:

South Beach Marina at Sea Pines Plantation

Located within Sea Pines Plantation, the South Beach Marina is home to the famous Salty Dog restaurant and is the closest marina to the Atlantic. They offer daily, weekly and monthly wet dockage for boats up to 30 feet and also offer a variety of water sports out of the marina. Call 843-671-6699 for more information.

Shelter Cove Marina

Shelter Cove Marina boasts that it is the island’s largest deep water basin at 15.5 acres, offering 170 boat slips for boats up to 135 feet. Located within Shelter Cove Harbour with restaurants and shopping and just across the road from Palmetto Dunes resort, the marina is off the Intracoastal Waterway and overlooks Broad Creek. The marina hosts a variety of cruises and other water activities, including dolphin cruises, pirate cruises, fishing charters, boat rentals, sport crabbing and more. For more information, call 843-842-7001.

Broad Creek Marina

Broad Creek Marina, located close to the Atlantic on Broad Creek, offers 53 wet slips for boats up to 55 feet, 2 slips for boats up to 100 feet and dry storage for boats up to 35 feet. They recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation and also offer dolphin and nature cruises, sailboat charters, jet skiing, kayaking and more from the marina. You can also grab a drink at the Up the Creek Pub. Call 843-681-3625 for more information.

Palmetto Bay Marina

Centrally located on the island, Palmetto Bay Marina is the oldest marina on Hilton Head and was established in 1959. The marina has full-service dock slip rentals, laundry facilities, charters and boat repair.  They offer lots of activities from the marina like parasailing, fishing, sailing and more. There are also several shops and restaurants to choose from at the marina. Contact them at 843-785-3910.

Harbour Town Yacht Basin

Situated by the famous red and white striped lighthouse within Harbour Town, the Harbour Town Yacht Basin sits on Calibogue Sound on the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s a full-service marina with 100 slips for boats up to 150 feet, as well as boat sales, fuel, marine supplies, Wi-Fi, restrooms, showers, water sports and fishing. Because it’s within the bustling Harbour Town, there are plenty of places to dine, shop and be entertained. Call 866-561-8802 for more information.

Skull Creek Marina

Located inside Hilton Head Plantation, Skull Creek Marina has berths up to 200 feet and concrete floating docks. It offers immediate deep water access, private parking, a small store with marine supplies and snacks, and Wi-Fi. It’s also a great place to refuel or enjoy lunch or dinner at nearby Skull Creek Boathouse. Call them at 843-681-8436.

Take your pick of marina and enjoy your day on the water!

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