Whether you are cruising into the harbor after a day at sea or just watching the birds flying and dolphins frolicking from the docks, there is beauty in every moment at the Charleston Harbor Marina. Our tenant amenities package provides pool access, free trolley transportation downtown, high-speed fuel, 24-hour security, on-site shower and laundry facilities, and ample dining options around the resort. With 17,000 linear feet of floating dock space, more than 450 boats of up to 200 feet can be accommodated here at our certified clean marina.
On the Historic Banks of the Cooper River, tucked between Shem Creek and the USS Yorktown, lies a spirited oasis known as Charleston Harbor Marina. With 459 slips ranging in size from 33 to 66 feet, as well as Boat Lifts to 25 feet elevated, Charleston Harbor Marina stands as the largest in-water marina in the state of South Carolina. Our premier facility is home port to the finest yachtsmen in the Carolina’s, and with over 17,000 linear feet of floating dock, it is able to accommodate a large range of vessels to 120 feet.
Whether sailing in the harbor or just watching the wide array of Nature from our docks, there is beauty in every moment. Our inclusive amenities package will allow you to relax your mind, explore your imagination and indulge your senses. Come visit us at Charleston Harbor Marina and feel the difference provided by our world-class staff.
Amazing service and amenities. Although the marina is quite big, the staff will go out of their way to help out. Amazing resort facilities including pool, 2 restaurants, store and tiki deck. Ferry ride to downtown Charleston or 10 minute Uber ride. As an ad on bonus you get to see the carrier Yorktown which is on the same dock.
Great staff and amenities
Great, professional staff helped with docking which was easy in slack current. We like it better than the alternatives in Charleston and will be back in the spring.
Very helpful with docking. Currents can be high. Enter at slack tide. Wonderful resort setting. Convenient, free shuttle to down town.
Good service and amenities. promptness is lacking in the resort but marina staff are very helpful.
I’ve stayed at the marina before and this past visit I was not very pleased. Directions to our slip was not very helpful as the dock hand didn’t know “boats”. Both amenities keys did not work. On our departure date we could not get ahold of a dock hand by phone, radio and looking for them .... nor could the resort get ahold of them . We needed to fuel and get a pump out before heading back to our port but with so many failed attempts we had to leave after assuming someone was sleeping on the job. We come for the amenities but wish it was staffed like the previous visit. I’m happy to see young staff out working but please teach them that on the water there is a lot of responsibility to be alert.
Another great stay at Charleston Harbor Marina! Have stayed here often and always have a great time! Downtown Charleston is easily accessible by water taxi or Uber.
docks are in terrible shape, they are not cleaned off form debris or bid droppings..... What a mess.... There fuel is way over priced from other marinas over $.80 higher priced. would say.... I will not return......
Rand and his team are amazing. Johnnie who is fairly new, was our primary contact and we thought he had been working here for years! Such a down to earth and pleasant guy! Extremely personal service, courteous, and do everything they can to support the boating community. No matter a long term resident, transient, mega yacht, or canoe, they approach the client as guests and it is appreciated!
Would have been 5 but we had damage due to Corps of Engineer wake!
Beautiful Marina with cement floating docks and great staff. Resort facilities, restaurants, bars, etc are all great. Water taxi or quick Uber ride into Charleston beats the long walk or short Uber ride from the marinas in the other side.
At 2:45 the dock master told us he would be calling us in order because winds were high. At 4:00 he said we are 4th in line. At 5:10 I heard another boat calling them with no answer. I started calling the phone numbers I had. I finally reached someone that stated the workers had gone home. Luckily a young kid was still working and he helped us. Terrible experience!!! I don’t recommend this place to anyone.
No water at dock and promised hoses not provided without several request. Pump out also not working. Poor maintenance for upscale Marina.
This is a tough one! We definitely had some issues. We called to confirm slip assignments, but couldn't get anyone to answer any of the numbers listed. The concierge at the resort couldn't even help. We were 20 minutes out when I checked Dockwa to see if our slip assignment was listed there. Fortunately, Dockwa had a different number and that worked. I was able to reach the dockmaster on duty. He was very nice and did his best to help. The water line was broken on our dock, but he turned it on so we could fill out tanks. Our power pedestal's breaker popped several times so we had to turn off our AC and other items to keep power coming into the boat. They gave us a gift card to the resort which was very nice. The location was excellent to tour the Patriots Point ships which is why we stayed here. However, the expensive resort fee for facilities we didn't use and the fact that we were constantly waked due to boat traffic outside of the marina will probably keep us from returning. I rarely post a less then positive review, but in this case the phone numbers need to be fixed, the cell phone the marina advertises needs to have its voice mail accessible and the water/power issues need to be rectified. If you're going to charge for amenities they should work properly.
Helpful staff. Honored my request for docking location.
It was impossible to find a dockhand to help check in, help with electric problem, etc.
Nice marina very clean and helpful workers - but seemed short staffed.
Severely under-staffed. 50 amp electric was defective. $3.99 diesel was dirty and I had to change fuel filters after one run. Disappointing.
Docks are awash with every wake that goes by, which was often. Dredging is a fiasco, with many small rental boats and owners unable to navigate. Marina staff was nice. Resort's very nice.
We live locally and have lived here for 25 years. We frequent the Reel bar in the Fish House and fuel up at your fuel dock frequently as well. As for the stay, the marina was fine, the amenities were great. However I was placed on the outside pier and asked if there was anything on the inside, and the attendant says there was not. It was very rough and I have an eight-year-old and an 11-year-old and they were too scared to stay on the boat. So we drove back to headquarters plantation on Johns Island and spent the night in our home. In the future I would recommend allowing for a request for something on the inside less rough and more safe. Have a great day.
I’m happy I was able to get a last minute slip, then again …Hard to see at night entrance. The marina is going through dredging with equipment everywhere. They sent me down B dock only to find out after having to deal with a strong under current that it was blocked about half way down. No room to turn around so had to go backwards onto the oncoming current. My heart with in my throat. The place is so big it takes the staff 10 minutes just to get to you. Woke up to having a dredge house the size of a car underneath my yacht. Not sure of any damage until I get home. Nice kids running the place. When I asked for a diver to check out the bottom the answer from the manager which a young dock master on duty called said sorry not today. The other boat that may have been damaged was a 70’ trawler with stabilizers. Very bad for everyone. Beat to go somewhere else for now until they do a better job at some of these things.
We stayed one night. The staff are amazing and very helpful
The service was fantastic, everyone on the staff was friendly and helpful. With my kids on board having access to the resort was great. Being able to walk right to Patriots Point was also a big plus. Have been to Charleston many times but this was the first time going to Patriots Point and it was well worth it. The onsite restaurant was very good and you do get a 10% discount for being moored at the marina. We will certainly be back.
Very expensive stay. $183 for about 12 hour stay. Electricity charge was $28.00 for about 6 hours. I asked for a detailed breakdown of the charges but never received an answer. I do not recommend and will not stay here again.
Did NOT stay. Questioned the marina regarding one night minimum and was told to reserve on dockwa (which I did) and the marina would respond at 9 the next morning. Received an email from the marina at 1:30! that we could stay for one night, but had to pay for two nights (duh). Found other accommodations
For a very expensive stay at THE Charleston harbor resort, I expected so much more. Keys didn’t work to our room 4 different times, took it happening the second day in a row for them to move us to a different room...where it happened again. I don’t know what the issue is but it was extremely frustrating. We were told we could get 10% off eating at the Restaurant on the property...not true. We were given drink tokens we were told we could use at the pool tiki bars...not true. Only one elevator worked all weekend. I spent $4000 for 5 rooms and 2 boat slips and we (10 people) ate in their restaurant twice bc it is the only option you can get walk to....and after all the troubles and issues we went through they offered me $100 room credit to use at dinner. We will not be back.
Great place and location to just chill or do Charleston downtown. Great pool facilities and if you want a hotel it is great as well.
Fantastic place with all the amenities you could ask for. Very friendly staff. Only problem was the women's wash room was trash with only one toilet working for most of the week end. Brought it to staff's attention many times but very little was done,
Fun time here. Great pool/firepits, etc. Wish the hot tub was a bit hotter, but grateful to use it. Location is great and if you don't have a car the shuttle to/from downtown makes sure you can enjoy that. Short bike ride to the happy hours at Shem Creek. Will definitely stay here again.
Very courteous staff and nice dock accomodations
Our stay was great everyone was very nice and helpful.
They put us on the exterior wall. I asked about getting waked. "Oh no.... never happens". We went along with it. At least 4X we got rolled so much the pans lept off the stove, stuff went in the floor and we woke up late at night as well from the rolling. The walk to the showers was about 15 minutes from where we were put. Whoever designed those showers needs a new career path. They are claustrophobic when trying to get dressed in dry clothes.
Staff was competent and friendly. Marina was good, facilities more than adequate. Would like a non use of resort option and thus not have to pay a resort fee for something we didn’t use or need or want. Water taxi was great, wish it ran longer in the evening, Uber back form downtown was somewhat costly.
Nice help getting tied up. Shore Power was a problem. Attempted to power up 2 50A 240V shore cables. They only had one working plug along about 20' of dock. Promised to get a 100A to 50A adapter...never happened. Would like a partial refund. Outside dock for big boats is banged up, needs some parts replaced like pedastals for power etc. Slippery concrete needs to be pressure washed. Still was an ok stop...
My gosh this marina is HUGE and somewhat exposed on the open bay/harbor. We were on the inside of the outside floating T dock. Boat traffic passing buy would wake us all the time. Would have liked to take advantage of some of the amenities (pool & hot tub) but they were so far from the boat and it was cold/cooler when we visited so we didn't want to walk all the way to/from the pool in bathing suits. Water taxi to downtown Charleston super convenient, just wish it ran later in the evening. Would probably stay again in the future....
Far away from everything. Nobody had change for laundry. Not everyone wants to download an app and put their information out there. I get they don’t want to handle cash because of Covid but get a change machine. Ice was melted by the time getting it to the boat. Dock crew very friendly.
Great marina. Wonderful facilities. Cross current is heavy here INSIDE the slips. Time your entry on slack tide. Tie your lines well to be pushed off dock and lots of fenders when current pushing. Dock staff very helpful.
Marina and resort are 5 Star. Marina management can do some better pre-planning to try to schedule slips for scheduled arrivals. I called the marina on Channel 16 and had to loiter in front of the marina in our boat for 40 minutes to wait for them to find and assign us a slip. Also did not tell us how to get resort card passes. Had to call back and ask for them.
Once again, thrilled by the very professional, friendly and helpful Dock & Office staff! Loved our T-Dock slip for easy in & out with Spectacular Harbor & bridge views! We look forward to visiting again and discovering Vicious Biscuits sooner!
Awesome facility. Very friendly and professional staff. Top notch.
Nice facility and friendly staff. Fuel is very high and slip cost as well because they add a "resort" fee even if you dont use anything there besides the dock.
First time staying at this marina. Despite a very strong current, dock staff handled our boat expertly. Nice and wide floating docks. Overall, a very nice facility. The restaurant, Fish House, walking distance. Food, service and scenic views were terrific.
Friendly and attentive dock hands, easy in and easy out of the marina. Well protected. Good high speed diesel.
We did not get an approval to stay! We ended up Turing around and driving 7 hours back home because after calling and the marina saying to do the request and they had room for us they did not approve our request to come Very disappointed 937-715-1098 phone number contact
It was great. Nice place. Tricky getting in and out but we handled it fine.
Very accommodating staff. The facilities are five star and I understand the resort fee grants access to everything but my fob did not work on the pool. A guest opened up for me so really was not an issue. Fuel dock computer was down.
Had everything set and reached out to us early in the day to see that our needs would be met b
Loved ALL the amenities..(the beach resort , pool, jacuzzi and my personal fave was the fire pit) .. all 5 star! I had come to Charleston Harbor Marina over 12 years ago— WOW! It has had a major upgrade since then. We had a wonderful vacation experience. Will come again.
Rand and crew took care of everything we needed and made us feel right at home!
Normally better. This time, the boat filling up at fuel dock had to wait ~30 mins for attendant to take their payment after they were done fueling up. Three attendants finally showed up together in a boat. Ourselves and several other vessels were milling about waiting. Then she put us in a permanent slip holder’s slip, which we had to vacate an hour after getting settled. And the tide was now running strong. We were finally placed in the end tie on which we had originally asked to be placed. Nothing major, but I have come to expect better service. And having to pay a mandatory resort fee is annoying. We will be back, but hope they get their act together.
We have stayed here several times and will be back. We love the location and the amenities. The staff is friendly and accommodating and the dockhands knowledgeable and always willing to help.
Beautiful place to stay
Very nice facility. Due to COVID the water taxi was not running over to Charleston. Hot tub was very nice after playing 18 holes at the nearby links. Resort fee is a bit pricey for the winter months since it was too cold for the pool. They should have reduced resort fees for the winter. I will definitely come back again.
Scott and Gavin ROCKED the customer service. Altogether above and beyond for ICW newbies
Marina advertises a free shuttle into town but shuttle was not running due to COVID. This marina is in a relatively remote and secluded part of Charleston, across the river from downtown. Without a car or the shuttle, it is very isolated. We left early due to no transportation and marina's misrepresentation.
Helpful staff, friendly boat neighbors, solid floating docks. Can get a little rocky from boat wakes.
Our stay was excellent, the dock hands were first class, very friendly and very helpful. We will stop in again in the spring on our way home. Jim Steinle
Thank You for a nice stay
Great staff and clean facilities
Awesome marina!!! Very helpful and friendly staff. Will definitely return
Beautiful resort with a very attentive, and friendly staff.
One of my favorite marinas on the east coast. Friendly staff, beautiful facility, and a great restaurant.
Great Marina and staff
Beautiful facility. Excellent dock staff. Nice, clean shower facilities. We will be back.
staff was awesome!!
Great marina and resort! Everything is clean, updated and the resort has beautiful pools and services. I love the view from marina too. Lots of commercial action in harbor. Very exciting area if you like to watch big and small ships! People are helpful at docks when coming in late at night. Highly recommend this marina. Close to downtown too!
Charged me FULL PRICE but no showers and no shuttle and gas at $3.50/gallon. When I brought this to their attention they said 'Have a nice day'.
Everything was great. We had to stay an additional day because of weather, and they accommodated us.
The dockhands, Justin and Alex are Great! The Resort is top notch! Shout out to Chip, Erin and the bar and restaurant staff. They always take care of me and my yacht owners. I’ll be back with another yacht delivery soon! Capt Gary Dunzelman Captains Marine Services llc.com
Dockmaster declared no electricity available however marina charged for electricity. No help was provided to secure boat to dock and no protective gear on marina dockside which caused unnecessary damage to boat. Shower facilities were greatest advertising appeal however marina informed no showers available after requiring registration with Dockwa. Overall an unpleasant experience. Bill will be disputed in entirety if Manager Rand Pratt does not reimburse electricity charge.
Disappointing to say the least. Being on the face dock made the walk to land very dog ‘unfriendly’.But that was a minor issue. I have followed closely Covid-19 updates via the Waterway Guide & other sources. There was no indication that ALL facilities other than take out/outside dining were unavailable. When I made our reservations on Sunday I was NOT informed that restrooms & showers were closed & locked. Also, the ‘resort’ fee was unconscionably added to the bill. We are Loopers & will be sure to post our shabby treatment on the AGLCA Forum so others will not have a similar experience.
Beautiful Resort Marina! Staff could not have been more accommodating. Nice to have a little bit of normalcy during these uncertain times.
Wonderful marina. The dock master and crew were very hospitable and welcoming. We will definitely be back and will be recommending Charleston Harbor Marina to our cruiser friends!
Absolutely loved everything about Charleston Harbor resort & Marina. Friendly staff great facilities, water taxi to town. Definitely coming back next year. Dan & Terri O-SEA-D
This marina is just fine!! Being on the Thead made the walks a little excessive, but, I said I would walk more this winter so that is OK. I would suggest a simpler check in rocedure so that those that do not wish to walk all the way to the office do not have to. We find Ipads with the Dockwa connection works well, and makes the customers experience a quality one. Just from observation I would enlarge fuel dock capacity. The resort pass is a little much this time of year as the TIKI bar was closed and the weather not great for swimming. Most boaters don't care about those things, and the rest of the amentities should be included for the premium price we are asked to pay. The Reel Bar is great, the patriots point museum is special and should be visited by everyone. All in all a good spot!!
My only complaint would be the "resort pass". We needed the pass to get out of the gated parking lot, but it would not work. We even had them reset the pass and it still didn't work. It was on our last day when we were informed the pass only works on the marina gate not the main gate we were trying to use.
A good marina if you cannot get in over on the Ashley. The only thing that makes the Ashley location better is location; it offers much more 'off boat' entertainment and in easy walking distance, as it is located downtown. Other than that, the view here is actually better, the facilities are nice, staff was competent and friendly, there is a resort on site with dining etc... Not much more that you could ask for, really. Be sure to check the current when entering or leaving as there is a bit of a dogleg into/out of the marina.
Good marina, nice amenities, water was a little rough even though the wave breaks. Will be back.
We upgraded to include the resort amenities and were able to enjoy the beautiful pools with poolside lunch service and yummy beverages. Next time I will bring my workout gear so I can use the gym and enjoy the beach yoga!