Whether you’re looking for a place to store your boat, to refuel, or to stay overnight on a trip down the Atlantic Coast or ICW, there are several options in the Charleston area. Here is some information about each of the marinas in Charleston, SC.
Charleston is a boater’s paradise. Whether you enjoy fishing offshore, lounging on beaches that are only accessible by boat, or sailing in the Charleston Harbor, it’s easy to find a marina that is near where you want to go. There are marinas that cater to full-time owners and renters, day sailors, and transients alike, and it’s worth taking some time to find the marina that is just right for you and your boat
Fuel, Docking, Maintenance, and Supplies: Marinas in Charleston, SC
This is a list of all of the marinas in Charleston, SC that we are aware of as of early 2023. If you know of any additional marinas we can add, please feel free to let us know. You can click the links to learn a little bit more about each of these marinas, and you can scroll down for a map that shows each marina’s location in Charleston:
- Bohicket Marina & Market
- Charleston City Marina
- Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
- Charleston Maritime Center
- Cooper River Marina
- Daniel Island Marina
- Dolphin Cove Marina
- RiversEdge Marina
- Isle of Palms Marina
- Ripley Light Marina
- Safe Harbor Bristol
- Safe Harbor City Boatyard
- Seabreeze Marina
- Johns Yacht Harbor
- Sunset Cay Marina
- The Harborage at Ashley Marina
- The Marina at Edisto Beach
- Tolers Cove Marina
- Wando Drystack Boat Storage
Map of the Marinas in Charleston SC
Whether you are a local resident or you are sailing in Charleston, SC from out of town, you’ll likely find this map useful if you are looking for a marina to fill up or dock your boat. Here is our map of the marinas in Charleston, SC:
Keep reading to learn more about each of these marinas in Charleston, SC.
Information on the Marinas in Charleston, SC
As you can see from our map, while several of these marinas are located on the Charleston Harbor, some are located farther out of town. Some of the marinas located upriver from downtown Charleston offer better pricing than those on the peninsula, while those that are slightly farther away—like Bohicket Marina and The Marina at Edisto Beach—offer easy access with far less traffic than you’ll experience on a busy day in the Charleston Harbor.
Bohicket Marina & Market
Location: 1880 Andell Bluff Boulevard, Johns Island, SC 29455
Phone Number: 843-768-1280
Bohicket Marina & Market is located on Bohicket Creek, on the inland side of Seabrook Island south of Charleston. It has a large fuel dock and a large number of slips, as well as a dry storage facility, ice cream shop, ship store, and restaurants.
Bohicket Creek opens up into the North Edisto River, and offers easy access to the Atlantic Ocean. The mouth of the creek is also just about five miles from the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). If you’re interested in boating in Charleston, SC but don’t want to deal with the traffic in the harbor, then heading slightly south to Bohicket could be a good option.
Charleston City Marina (Safe Harbor Charleston City)
Location: 7 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-723-5098
Charleston City Marina (Safe Harbor Charleston City) is one of several marinas in Charleston, SC located directly in (or right next to) the harbor. Charleston City Marina serves as a docking location for many large yachts visiting the Holy City, and is also home to the Charleston Sailing School and a boat club. If you’re interested in buying a boat, The Multihull Company has an office here as well.
According to the marina’s website: “Previously named ‘Marina of the Year’ by Marina Dockage magazine, Safe Harbor Charleston City is home to the famed MEGADOCK which hosts some of the most prestigious yachts in the world. As a premier boating destination, the marina’s state-of-the-art facilities and unmatched southern hospitality are merely the beginning. The world-renowned dining, shopping, and historic destinations of Charleston are only seconds away.”
Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
Location: 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone Number: 843-856-0028
Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina is located at Patriot’s Point in the Charleston Harbor. Offering picturesque views of the Charleston skyline and Ravenel Bridge, it is one of the most desirable docking locations in all of Charleston.
This marina in Charleston, SC offers a large fuel dock and several amenities, including nice laundry facilities and showers. Charleston’s Water Taxi makes a stop here as well—making it easy for transients to get across the harbor to downtown Charleston.
Charleston Maritime Center
Location: 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-853-3625
The Charleston Maritime Center is located on the east side of the Charleston peninsula and can accommodate boats up to 120 feet in length. Operated by the City of Charleston, its slip rates are more affordable than those at some of the other marinas in Charleston, SC.
Additionally, since the Charleston Maritime Center is located on the peninsula, sailors and boaters from out of town can walk from their boats to all that downtown Charleston has to offer. This marina is popular for several reasons; but, if you can get in, it is well worth it.
Cooper River Marina
Location: 1010 Tidewater Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone Number: 843-406-6966
The Cooper River Marina is located just slightly inland of the Charleston Maritime Center. It offers all of the amenities you would expect, including wireless internet. Recent reviews give the Cooper River Marina high ratings for its security and the friendliness and helpfulness of its professional staff.
Daniel Island Marina
Location: 669 Marina Drive, Charleston, SC 29492
Phone Number: 843-884-1000
The Daniel Island Marina is located on Clouter Creek, just inland of the I-526 bridge. If you are heading inland from the Charleston Harbor on the Cooper River, you will come to the entrance to Clouter Creek just under four miles from the Ravenel Bridge. This marina in Charleston, SC has overall positive reviews as well, with many reviewers also commenting on the helpfulness of the marina’s staff.
Dolphin Cove Marina
Location: 2079 Austin Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405
Phone Number: 843-744-2562
Dolphin Cove Marina is located on the Ashley River, inland from the Charleston Harbor. Getting here involves passing under the James Island Connector Bridge as well as the draw bridges connecting West Ashley and downtown Charleston.
According to the marina’s website: “Dolphin Cove is the last locally, family-owned Marina in Charleston, our FULLY enclosed Drystack is the ONLY one in the Lowcountry. We also have 85 wetslips and can hold vessels up to 65' long with a depth of 32', a Travel Lift for haul-out services, a full repair/service department that can meet any of your needs, [and] an Ethanol-Free gas dock.”
Location: 4354 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone Number: 843-554-8901
RiversEdge Marina is located just slightly further upriver from Dolphin Cove. It also offers haul-out and other services, and can house vessels up to 35 feet in length. Additional amenities at RiversEdge Marina include a store, fuel dock, WIFI, and restrooms with showers.
Isle of Palms Marina
Location: 50 41st Avenue, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Phone Number: 843-886-0209
Isle of Palms Marina is located on the northern end of the island on the ICW. This popular marina offers a full-service ship store, restaurant, and easy access to both the Charleston Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. There are several additional restaurants within walking distance as well, and the beach is just a few blocks away on the other side of the island.
Among the marinas in Charleston, SC, Isle of Palms Marina is somewhat unique in that it has its own custom “IOP App.” As the marina’s website explains, the app can be used to schedule dry storage launches, as well as “Marina Concierge” add-on services including “reservation of water toys, fuel, ice, food, beverages, pump out, bottom cleaning, maintenance and more.”
Ripley Light Marina
Location: 56 Ashley Point Drive, Charleston, SC 29407
Phone Number: 843-766-2100
Ripley Light Marina is located across the Ashley River from Charleston City Marina. This marina in Charleston, SC has a large dry storage facility as well as slips that can accommodate boats up to 40 feet in length. It also has a fuel dock, plenty of parking, and bathrooms with showers, and it is next door to California Dreaming—a waterfront restaurant with huge windows that offer incredible views of downtown Charleston.
Safe Harbor Bristol
Location: 145 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC 29403
Phone Number: 843-723-6600
Safe Harbor Bristol is located on the Ashley River, just under the bridge from Charleston City Marina. Its wet slips can accommodate vessels up to 60 feet, and include shore power and freshwater hookups, as well as pump-out service and complimentary WIFI. Being located on the peninsula, Safe Harbor Bristol is another marina in Charleston, SC that offers easy access to all that the city has to offer.
Safe Harbor City Boatyard
Location: 130 Wando Creek Lane, Charleston, SC 29492
Phone Number: 843-884-3000
Safe Harbor City Boatyard is located on the Wando River inland from the Charleston Harbor, past the Wando Bridge but just before the much shorter Route 41 bridge. Its large slips can accommodate vessels up to 100 feet in length with a 30-foot beam; and, like all other Safe Harbor facilities, it offers first-class amenities. According to its website, “Safe Harbor City Boatyard is renowned throughout the region for their expert marine service work.”
Location: 50 Immigration Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Phone Number: 843-853-0932
Located on the Charleston peninsula just before you get to the Ravenel Bridge, Seabreeze Marina offers a premier location with free parking and an easy walk to historic King Street. It also has a full-service ship’s store and cabana restaurant on-site, and offers transient rates starting at $3.00 per foot.
St. Johns Yacht Harbor
Location: 2408 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
Phone Number: 843-557-1027
St. Johns Yacht Harbor is located on the Stono River between James Island and Johns Island. Being further away from downtown, this marina in Charleston, SC offers a variety of luxury amenities, including a pool and picnic areas with grills.
Being located on the Stono River, St. Johns Yacht Harbor offers both easy access to the ICW and the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, it is just 12 miles from the ocean, with the Stono River winding its way to Bird Key Stono Heritage Preserve between Folly Island and Kiawah Island.
Sunset Cay Marina
Location: 66 9th Street West, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Phone Number: 843-588-0051
Sunset Cay Marina is located on Folly Island. Just about a mile from the ocean, it is a desirable location for many offshore fishermen and women as well as those who are making their way along the coast and want to make a quick overnight stop. It is also just a short walk from the beach.
The Harborage at Ashley Marina
Location: 33 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-722-1996
The Harborage at Ashley Marina is located next to Safe Harbor Bristol. It has more than 200 slips and is able to accommodate vessels up to 120 feet in length. Like the other marinas in Charleston, SC on the peninsula, it offers easy access to downtown, and caters to both local residents and transients who are looking for a safe and convenient place to dock with easy access to the Charleston Harbor.
The Marina at Edisto Beach
Location: 3702 Docksite Road, Edisto Beach, SC 29438
Phone Number: 843-631-5055
The Marina at Edisto Beach is located less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean and is also easily accessible from the ICW. It offers basic amenities and a ship’s store, and there are a few restaurants within just a minute’s walk. The beach is within walking distance as well, and the nearby ACE Basin offers some of the most beautiful and pristine views in the lowcountry.
Tolers Cove Marina
Location: 161- Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone Number: 843-881-0325
Tolers Cove Marina is tucked away just off of the ICW in Mount Pleasant. It offers basic amenities and easy access to the Charleston Harbor as well as Shem Creek.
Wando Drystack Boat Storage
Location: 2386 SC-41, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Phone Number: 843-856-0225
Wando Drystack Boat Storage is located just across the river from Safe Harbor City Boatyard. As its name suggests, this is a drystack location only, and the marina’s website advertises “the ease of having your boat launched with just a phone call.”
Are You Looking for a Marina in Charleston, SC?
So, that’s our list of the marinas in Charleston, SC. If you’re looking for a local marina, congratulations! That means that either you are a local who has a boat (or is thinking about buying a boat) and have access every day to all that Charleston’s inland and coastal waterways have to offer; or, it means that you are on an exciting journey that involves visiting the historic port city of Charleston, SC. Either way, we hope this list helps, and we encourage you to share a photo of you on your boat with us @life_charleston.
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