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Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina - SC, United States

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Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina is a Gorgeous Getaway in Hilton Head

Nestled on the banks of Broad Creek just off the Intracoastal Waterway, picturesque Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina is a 15.5-acre marina with 178 boat slips for boats up to 145 feet in length. Located on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, this marina has proven time and time again to be a true destination getaway. You will enjoy luxurious comfort mixed with the lowcountry charm of the island. Guests will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive resort-style amenities. A well stocked Ship's Store, pristine restrooms and showering facilities, free laundry, pump out service, and Dock Master on call 24 hours are just a few features of this top-rated marina. The skilled professional staff work hard to ensure that Shelter Cove Marina maintains its stature as one of the East Coast's premier boating destinations. Shelter Cove Harbour also offers year round waterfront dining, shopping and entertainment.

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  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Pet Friendly
  • Retail Nearby
  • Boat Service
  • Launch Ramp
  • Grills
  • Town Nearby
  • Ship Store
  • Groceries Nearby
  • Restaurant Nearby
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Picnic Area
  • Hotel/Lodging Nearby
  • Gas
  • Laundry
  • Pump-Out
  • Snack Shop
  • Paddleboard/Kayak Rental
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Diesel
  • Bars/Clubs Nearby
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bars/Clubs On-Site
  • Hotel/Lodging On-Site
  • Playground
  • Boat Rental
  • Bikes
  • Water Sport Rental
  • Provisions
  • Fitness Center
  • Security
  • Swimming Pool
  • Charters On-Site
  • Winter Storage
  • Beaches
  • Rental Cars
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Deli
  • ATM
  • Salon/Spa
  • Tiki Bar
  • Transportation
  • Medical Facilities Nearby
  • Oil Recycling
  • Tennis
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Liveaboard


32.181497 / -80.732232

Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina - SC, United States



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Cancellation Policy: Reservations must be cancelled 48+ hours prior to your scheduled arrival in order to be eligible for a full refund, otherwise you will forfeit 1 night dockage fee to the marina. All refunds are at the discretion of the marina.

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Daniel on April 6th, 2023:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
The Other Woman Power 40 ft 4.0 ft

Excellent marina in the middle of everything. Bikes provided to get you to other areas of the island and the Fresh Market my favorite grocery store. Good restaurants within the complex. Showers and dress areas well maintained with 3 in the women's area. The Dockmaster, Preston met us on arrival and helped get us into the slip. Mason the marina manager runs a very good outfit and wants to be quick to resolve any issues. Would highly recommend.

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Brian on April 1st, 2022:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
YOLO Power 27 ft 2.0 ft

Amazing marina and location! So many great restaurants and shops on the boardwalk. Courtesy bikes and great staff! Facilities are impeccable.

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Rob on March 13th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Liberty Call Power 46 ft 4.5 ft

Shelter cove marina is a great stop that needs several days to enjoy everything available. So many great shops and restaurants. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The docks are super wide and look brand new. They are miles and miles of paved paths to walk dogs. We wish we had stayed longer.

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Craig on March 11th, 2021:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Leeway Power 40 ft 4.0 ft

The staff is wonderful in every way! The facilities are great. We stayed for 2 months without a car and never missed it. You can walk or bike to everything you need. Clean, beautiful and well maintained.

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Capt on November 9th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Hail Mary Power 45 ft 3.0 ft

This year, as you transit south, make some time to visit Hilton Head. There are closer options on the ICW, but NONE compare to the experience at Shelter Cove. The journey up Broad Creek is worth it, the views, the dolphins and ultimately the tranquility of Shelter Cove will be worth it. Surround yourself with a top notch marina and staff while stocking up at the area locations all a bike ride away ( and you get loaner bikes!!)

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Mom With A on July 15th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Light & Salty Power 43 ft 4.0 ft

Shelter Cove Marina has been a family favorite destination since long before we owned our own boat. So as you could imagine, it was truly a dream come true to dock our boat here for a week! It was everything we hoped it would be, and more!

The marina itself is very well maintained. The entire staff is kind, helpful and very customer focused. There are security guards that walk around 24/7 and we felt extremely safe. There are amenities in the marina (bathrooms, free laundry, free bikes) as well as many restaurants. There is also a large grocery store (Kroger) that is a quick walk away. Plus some great shops!

Shelter Cove does have beach access. It's a long bike ride though to get to the beach.

The only negative about this marina is the proximity of some of the docks to the facilities. Hauling laundry to and from the laundry room was not easy. If you plan to use the laundry room a lot during your stay, you may want to mention that as you make your reservation and ask for the closest possible spot.

Overall, we absolutely loved our stay at Shelter Cove!

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Cedric on June 24th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
The Office II dinghy Power 11 ft 1.0 ft

Don't bring your dinghy. We came in for lunch, and found out that they charge $20 PER HOUR if you tie up -- even if you're eating at one of their on-site restaurants. Parking in midtown Manhattan is cheaper! But it does look like a lovely marina.

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Michele on November 23rd, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Vagari Mari Sail 40 ft 4.5 ft

Super service from Jason and his team coupled with great facilities and every amenity you could want!
We look forward to staying here and plan to return again and again!

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Capt. on November 22nd, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
M/V Hail Mary Power 45 ft 3.5 ft

This is a return visit to Shelter Cove Marina for the M/V Hail Mary in 2019. The quality, cleanliness and amenities of this marina make it a clear choice for travelers. The warm and friendly staff ensure that any need is considered and attended to, quickly. If you have travel plans on the ICW in the coming weeks, you must stop here to view the decorations and enjoy the Christmas Spirit. Definitely call quickly as they are filling up!

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patrick on January 30th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Hail Mary Power 45 ft 4.0 ft

Hilton Head has several marinas to select from when planning your stay. My wife and I reviewed the location and amenities of all options and nothing stood out as well as Shelter Cove. I spent about a week of our first month here with only my boat and bicycle and found everything in the immediate area, shops, grocery, happy hours, and nice riding paths.

Having spent time in marinas from western Florida to North Carolina, I can assure anyone that the People make Shelter Cove the success we feel it is. Jason Wheeler and his staff are the most accommodating people I have come across at a marina. Shawn and Clayton work tirelessly to ensure that any need is tended to immediately, which is such a joy when living aboard.

Of course the amenities at the marina, including restaurants, boat side pump-out (offered twice per week!) and plenty of new (and free) laundry are the icing for this 5-star marina.

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Will on March 23rd, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Hakuna Matata Power 50 ft 5.0 ft

Very nice marina with excellent staff. Jason the dockmaster goes above and beyond to make your stay very pleasant. Very clean and nice restaurant just steps away.

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