Dataw Island Marina

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100(A) Marina Drive
Dataw Island, SC 29920
32° 27' 4.89'', -80° 34' 36.99''
8438388410
VHF Ch. 18
$2.50/ft
www.datawmarina.com
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Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Dataw Island Marina
Fuel
Last Updated: Oct 03, 2023 10:27AM

Diesel $4.85

Gas Regular $4.95

Awards


Boaters Choice 2021Boaters Choice 2022Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2023

About


Dataw Island Marina is a short & scenic ride from the ICW and offers a full service boatyard operated by Marine Tech, wet slips, dry stack storage, transient slips, and tie-ups for up to 15 boats, as well as lifts to accommodate boats up to 50 tons. Dine on site at the Morgan River Grill!

Exclusively for our overnight transient guests, enjoy full access to the resort-style community, including golf and tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, croquet, bocce, and more. Please inquire within for access to these great features and activities!

Fuel, restaurants, ship store, island amenities available; please inquire with our Harbormaster.

Check in by 4:00 p.m. (Staff on hand until 4:30 p.m. to provide assistance to our guests). 2 week maximum for transient dockage. Please contact Dataw Island Marina for long term options at 843.838.8410 or at marina.dataw.com

Berth Capacity


Slips:21
Linear Docks:900 Feet
Dry Storage:96

Approach


From ICW Mile marker 521, (between markers 187 & 189), turn south into Parrott Creek at Day Marker #1. Keep red markers on right in Parrott Creek heading south. Turn right into the Morgan River at Marker #6. Dataw is 3 miles from the ICW. Depths in Parrott Creek and Morgan River exceed 10'MLW. Please note that we require that Dataw Island Marina dock staff be on hand when hooking boats up to our shore power stations. This is for the safety and consideration of all of the boats and boaters on the dock. After hours arrivals may not be permitted to connect to shore power. Please be sure to factor that into your ETA. We have staff available 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. If you're ETA is after 4:30, please call or email the marina. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, and will do our very best to accommodate our guests. Thank you.

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: May 09, 2023

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Transient Storage:Yes
Service & Maintenance:Yes
Water Taxi:Within 5 Miles
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Yes
Captains Lounge:Yes
Security:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Bike Rentals:Yes
Hotels:Yes
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Yes
Golf:Within 5 Miles
Tennis:Within 5 Miles
Bait & Tackle:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:70.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Dry Stack:Yes
Land Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
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Verified

Nice marina with kids park and restaurant adjacent. Facilities are clean. Docking is done on north facing floating docks. Some rocking with strong N NE winds. Helpful staff

Marina Response:
Thanks, Dean! Hope to see you again. Safe travels on your next adventure!
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The marina was fine and the dock help was excellent. However, they have no facilities to dispose of dog waste even though it is in a pick-up bag and tied off. Not knowing any better I threw it in their trash container and a guy came out of the office and chewed me a new rear end!!! They actually want you to take it with you on your boat! That is the first time I have ever encountered anything like that and only once did I encounter a situation where they didn’t want it in their normal trash container. In that case there was a separate container.

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Verified

Great dockhands. We lost power during a storm and he came out and fixed it immediately.

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These guys are top notch. They worked us into the repair schedule very nicely and did a great job on the repairs. We also stayed a few nights. Marina staff went out of their way to accommodate us at The docks. Kind of remote for provisioning but makes for a beautiful bike ride around the development. We'll be back

Marina Response:
Mike, it was our pleasure! We hope to see you again for more of a leisurely visit! Safe travels, and thank you!
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Verified

Very nice. Great restaurant. Marina in excellent condition.

Marina Response:
Thank you, Mike! We appreciate it, and hope to see you again. Safe travels!
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Verified

Great stay. Timed arrival at slack. 4 dock hands on standby as we arrived. Great biking and walking.

Marina Response:
Robert, thank you for the review! We enjoyed meeting you and Amy, and would be happy to have y'all back. Safe travels as you continue on with your journey! --Amy F
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Great people, very helpful. The restaurant was excellent too.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the 5 star review, Dick! We're happy you enjoyed your stay, and hope you come back and visit us again. Safe travels!
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Verified

Great staff. Good service.

Marina Response:
8/18/2023: John, thank you for all of the positive reviews. We share these with everyone on staff and it really is appreciated by every single one of us. We appreciate your repeat business, as well. Always a pleasure working with you, John! Hope to see you again soon!
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Great marina. My vessel sustained some prop damage and I had to get hauled out. Dataw had me hauled out, repaired, and underway again in just a few hours.

Marina Response:
Thank you for 5 stars! We were more than happy to help out and look forward to seeing you again (albeit under better circumstances!) Thanks, again and safe travels!
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Great docks, individual showers which is appreciated when service dog in tow. Three meals at on site restaurant…all excellent! Great harbor master and staff! Came in during worst tidal current of the day and the staff got me tied up toot sweet

Marina Response:
Thanks for the review, Anthony! We were happy to help get you safely secured in your slip. The currents can be challenging, but our crew is always up for it! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and wish you safe travels as you continue on your journey. Stop by and see us again!
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The staff is fantastic. Thank you! We had some issues with trying to play golf but hopefully that will get straightened out down the line. If the golf worked out we would have rated the marina at five stars

Marina Response:
Thanks, Ted (Robert)! You were great, and we hope to see y’all again soon! Hopefully with an earlier Tee-time! Have a wonderful New Year’s weekend and thanks for visiting us!
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Nice folks, great amenities, and they put us on a secure dock to wait out a southerly blow comfortably. The showers at the community center were much cleaner than the ones next to the marina office. Beautiful upscale community with flocks of sea birds and many dolphins. Look for the unusual alligator gar fish that hang out on the surface at night. Pretty sunsets too!

Marina Response:
Thanks, we hope you enjoyed your stay!
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Had a great time, friendly staff and great food!!

Marina Response:
John, thanks so much for the 5 star review! We hope you enjoyed your stay, and would happy to see y'all again!
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Great spot. Dockhands were amazing. Dock and power are great. A little bit of a walk to shore but the facilities are fine. Free laundry. Did not try the restaurant but the menu looked good.

Marina Response:
David, thank you so much for this review! We are happy to have you, and hope to see you again. Enjoy your stay, and safe travels as you continue on your journey!
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Verified

Extremely professional staff. All facilities in excellent condition

Marina Response:
John, we appreciate your review so much! We hope you enjoyed your stay. Safe travels, and please come back and visit us again!
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Verified

Outstanding marina, staff and place to visit. Must stop as well at the Morgan River restaurant, fantastic. Bring your bike, ride, walk and enjoy. Everyone is so nice and welcoming.

Marina Response:
Thank you, Bill! It was our pleasure. We hope to see you again!
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This is now one of our favorite marinas! The staff members were extremely friendly and accommodating. We also had repair work done by Marine Tech (based right there in the marina) and they fit us in their busy schedule. The area is beautiful and we used the complimentary bikes to explore the island. No grocery store nearby, but we were able to have groceries delivered. Free laundry, clean air-conditioned bathrooms, restaurant on site (we wish we could have tried it). Beautiful sunsets in the evening—from the docks, the long pier ends with trees dripping with Spanish moss and hanging lights. Easy access to long face dock. We will definitely plan to visit again!

Marina Response:
Elizabeth and Family, it was a pleasure to have you (and Rogue Fun) with us at Dataw! Thank you so much for the kind words and thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We hope to see y'all again soon! Safe travels and happy sailing!
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Verified

Amazing people who were super helpful! Hope to be back. Thank you!

Marina Response:
Thank you, Mike! It was our pleasure, and we hope to see y'all again soon!
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Verified

Staff was awesome and our slip was safe and secure. Highly recommend.

Marina Response:
Chris, thank you so much for your review. We are happy to know you felt comfortable here at our marina, and we hope you'll be back to visit us again. Thanks, again!
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Verified

The dock staff is wonderful. Restaurant is fantastic and the golf course is superb. Been coming up from Hilton head for the last eight years. We love a day sale up and spend the weekend.

Marina Response:
Doug, thank you so much for the review! We really strive to provide our guests with the best possible service we can offer. Very happy that you enjoyed the bikes, as well. As far as the No-See-Ums, we have a secret weapon - Neutrogena SPF 45 spray on sunscreen. Works better than any other method we've tried so far!
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Verified

Great staff and very friendly.

Marina Response:
Thanks, Steve! We hope that you had a lovely stay, and look forward to seeing you on Dataw again!
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We loved our stay here The dock hands we’re very helpful and friendly. The grounds are covered in beautiful oak trees We had dinner in the restaurant which was very good highly recommended Free laundry which was a nice touch and washroom were nice and clean Beautiful sunset We would definitely stay here again

Marina Response:
Thank you for the great feedback and kind words, Carol! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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We had a great quiet two night stay at Dataw Island Marina. The dock hands were very helpful and knowledgeable. The Morgan Island Grill was very tasty. Must try their Mahi Mahi! Did not experience any boat traffic passing by at night. Fully Recommend! Will be back for sure! Thanks Y'all!

Marina Response:
Paula, thank you! We have a really great group of people on site, and we appreciate the acknowledgement! Thanks for visiting, and we hope to see you again soon!
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The harbor master and dock crew provided excellent service. The transient dock is easy to access on incoming and outgoing tides. We had a very good meal at the Morgan River Grill and they have a nice wine selection. To top it off, there’s a full service marine repair facility.

Marina Response:
Steve, we really appreciate the 5 stars! We appreciate your visit even more. Please come and stay with us again sometime!
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Overnight and haul out. The staff were wonderful and so helpful!

Marina Response:
Jeff, thank you for your review! We strive to make each experience a great one, and hope we were able to provide that for you. We hope to see you again!
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We had just come from another golf course community further south. This is nice (but no comparison) , but we had trouble getting full 50 amp power at the end of the dock to run our air conditioners. Fortunately, we carry a power booster on board so it wasn't an issue. My main complaint is trash cans. There are 2 for the dock up the ramp. A sign on them says "No pet feces". However, there is not another trash can anywhere on the grounds. Really? I picked up my pet waste and walked next door to the Boatyard to dispose of it in their dumpster. A lady yelled at me and said " It is not for public dumping!" I showed her my little bag and she repeated her warning. I walked over to the other dumpster and walked away. Great dog walking, but then what? We won't be back.

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Dock hands were extremely helpful and the restaurant was very nice. However pool was over a mile away with no on-site transportation very disappointing.

Marina Response:
Hi, Ronald, and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We apologize if your stay was anything short of excellent, but hopefully you'll come by and give us another shot. Golf cart rentals are available for a fee, and we also have free cruiser style bicycles available to all of our guests to make navigating the island a bit easier if you're up for it! Take advantage of the staff at the marina, as we will work to make sure your stay is easy, comfortable, and leaving you wanting to come back again. We hope to see you again!
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Everyone at Dataw was most helpful especiallt Chad and Wanda. Will be staying wiht you again.

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Wonderful spot slightly off the beaten track. Friendly helpful staff, nice floating docks, great restaurant, clean bathrooms/showers and good place for walking. No provisioning nearby. Will stop here again.

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Verified

Great stay at Dataw. Much smaller than the old marina, but just as cozy and the view is as beautiful as ever. Great, great restaurant right off the docks. Marina staff was outstanding from the minute we arrived until we left.

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Great stop. Excellent crew to help get the boat secured in windy conditions with some current. Quieted down very nicely in the evening for a good sleep. Highlight of this place though is the community and golf course to ride bikes thru, and the Historic Plantation ruins to visit. Very hospitable people. Lack of pool and spotty wifi means it doesn’t warrant 5 stars, but in every other respect a very good stop.

Marina Response:
Greg, thank you for an awesome review! We'd love to have you come stay again so that you can enjoy our new upgraded Wi-Fi on the docks, and take advantage of the pool in the community center just across the boat yard from the marina! Let us know what you'd like to do while here, whether its golf, free bicycle rides, the pool, golf carts, or pickleball and we'll do our best to accommodate. We appreciate you staying with us in March of 2022, and would love to see y'all again.
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Less than five miles off the ICW. Three helpful dockhands hurried to the gas dock as we approached. Diesel was well priced and we got a 10% BoatUs discount. We thought the slip was a bit pricy for a quick overnight but when we walked around the resort we saw why. Many amenities including a nice restaurant and an indoor pool and hot tub. Beautiful grounds and homes on the golf course. I took lots of nice photos. It would have been nice to stay longer. Downsides were no Wi-fi at the docks and no pump out.

Marina Response:
Hi, Kris! Thanks for the 5 stars! This response may be a bit late, but as I was reviewing ratings, I saw that there were some follow ups needed. We have since installed a pump out station and we have now got free Wi-Fi on the docks and up at the marina office. We hope to see you here again so that you can have an even better experience this time around.
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Excellent, communicative docking staff. Nice on shore facilities. Awesome restaurant, but get your reservation in by 4pm!

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Excellent service from Randy and staff.

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The island is beautiful. On-site restaurant is excellent. Wifi not available and our power cables barely reached to closest tower. If you're looking for a beautiful spot off the grid this is a must stop.

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Very nice stop going south. Very nice facilities and the restaurant is very good as well. Staff was helpful, friendly and informative. We will be back!

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Great marina for those who like peace and serinity. My husband and I lived here on our 53' trawler for over a year. We found the staff to always be friendly and helpful. The boatyard mechanics are very knowledgeable with both power and sailboats. The restaurant food and atmosphere are outstanding and the island itself is incredibly beautiful.

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There is a restaurant open 6 nights a week for dinner and lunch on week-ends. It has been open since March 15, 2010 and it's website is: www.sweetgrassdataw.com Phone:843-838-2151 There is a boatyard for service and repairs. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. I keep a Catalina 320 in a wet slip there year round. Marina office phone 843-838-8410.

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