Palmetto Bay Marina

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86 Helmsman Way
Hilton Head, SC 29928
32° 10' 40.95'', -80° 46' 19.98''
843-785-5000
VHF Ch. 16
$1.90/ft - $2.50/ft
pbmarinahhi.com
Hilton Head Island
Palmetto Bay Marina
Palmetto Bay Marina
Palmetto Bay Marina
Palmetto Bay Marina
Palmetto Bay Marina
Palmetto Bay Marina
Palmetto Bay Marina
Palmetto Bay Marina
Palmetto Bay Marina
Palmetto Bay Marina
Palmetto Bay Marina
Palmetto Bay Marina
Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.
87℉S at 7 knots
High01:09AM7.251ft
Low07:18AM0.578ft
High01:45PM6.566ft
Low07:42PM1.023ft
Fuel
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2022 8:08AM

Diesel $6.10

Gas Regular $6.10

Octane: 89;

Awards


Boaters' Choice 2021

About


Palmetto Bay is a special place; a destination tucked away with many stories to tell. Here, visitors and locals are greeted with an exceptional lineup of popular watersports, shopping, and waterside dining. Not to mention, one of Hilton Head's oldest working marinas; still in operation today.

We are proud to announce that we are under new ownership and management. This brings new excitement and immediate changes to our Hilton Head marina. Along with updating the current facilities, we’re undergoing a massive dock expansion! We have the newest marine fueling system on the island and enough slips for 144 boats. Don’t miss out - Add yourself to our dock waiting list and be the first to know!

Berth Capacity


Slips:140
Linear Docks:1800 Feet

Approach


Mean Low Water Dock Depth:22.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jun 27, 2022

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Transient Spaces:Yes
Long Term Spaces:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Nearby
Boat Ramp:Yes
Propane:Nearby
ATM:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Yes
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:Hhh
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Nearby
Golf:Nearby
Tennis:Nearby
Boat Rentals:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:225.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:400.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:25.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30/50/100
Oil Disposal:Nearby
Dry Storage:Nearby
Travel Lift:Yes
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Good marina, great staff, new docks well done, many cleats, wide and easy to walk. Still making more improvements.

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Staff was very friendly. Beautiful sunset’s from this marina.

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It was great, The people and dock master where awesome. Will definitely stay again.

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Dock hands are great, internet is terrible but they just added a new bath house and washer dryer set up.

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Excellent new docking with all amenities. Very secure. Easy check in and friendly staff to assist. Fuel and all electrical, water and pump out available. Would highly recommend

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No Showers No bathrooms not a lace to stay Staff not helpful

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New docks. All the rentals at different dock than transients.

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Brand new marina and the staff was helpful, several nice restaurants on premise

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Great location, lots of fun. Highly recommend - the new addition is great!

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Initially I was not going to leave a review because sometimes folks just get it wrong. So here is some constructive criticism: just answer your phone and radio. We called four times, hailed on 16 six times, yelled to a guy washing his boat and were informed that they work on 10. Four hails on 10 that were not answered either. We yell to some folks on the dock and they helped us with our lines and were very nice. I found out they had the same communication problem as us, which is unfortunate. When the Harbormaster came over I told him the same as what I just typed above. His response, "well, my radio is always on". Maybe it's a volume problem...

Marina Response:
we are sorry you ran into that issue. Thats not the norm for us and we usually manage to surprise people with how accessible we are. We typically answer the phone well into the night and its not at all uncommon for us to be there to help with lines well after dark. Our staff typically carry a cell phone and a portable radio in addition to a base station in the harbor office. All that said, we apologize we didnt meet your expectations and if you give another chance in the future perhaps we can make it up to you.
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Nice place! Good people- restaurants etc. still rebuilding from storms so facilities are still torn up. I will come back here

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Beautiful new docks. The bathroom and showers are planned for a floating dock - IT IS NOT HERE. Showering on the boat - no problem. Except the pump out was not working. The travel lift/ramp area is under construction and could take years.

Marina Response:
I understand your frustration with the above not being completed. Unfortunately, the construction has taken much longer than expected due to delays in material and labor. The travel lift will be completed by April 28th and the transient showers, bathrooms, and laundry will be completed by the end of May. Once again, I am sorry for the delay and hope you will give us another chance in the future.
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Great people. Helped me with an engine problem. Nice floating docks. Good restaurants. They ate still under construction so not baths, showers or laundry yet.

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Great staff, lots of help with docking. Nice new docks. Restaurant was fantastic, good happy hour.

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Great docks and location on the island. Need to have trash cans on the docks. Most importantly, no wake markers need to placed outside the marina and enforced.

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Awesome Experience!! Patrick and the whole crew were very helpful and accommodating! Will Definitely be back!!

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It was a great stop for 2 days. We met up with friends who shuttled us around the town. The docks are great and dockhands very helpful and knowledgeable. There are new slips being built on the north/west side which should double the marina. The only downside is that the bathrooms are shared with the restaurants. I was told that when the new slips are finished they will have a bath house barge. Otherwise, this was a great stay for a great price.

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Nice marina with lots of renovation and rebuilding happening. Will be awesome when finished.

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Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Thanks Sarah

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The marina was very clean and the staff were helpful. The food at the blue marlin was great and the bartender Josh was excellent! The downside is there is no shower or boater reserved restrooms. The worst part was the electrical. You cannot run two 30 amps on the same pole and the GFIs were only 30 amps and extremely sensitive. That is they continually flipped. If this were fixed I would have given it 5 stars.

Marina Response:
Hi Craig we’re sorry you felt that way. On the bright side we have a beautiful new barge coming with brand new showers, restrooms and laundry facilities! It’s enroute so should be here any time now. As far as the electric is concerned there’s no problem at the pole running two 30amp outlets, all of our pedestals are brand new and have the proper ground fault protection. We typically have an electrician available to track down any issue you might be having so you can have the problem rectified for all the newer / updated marinas you choose to stay at. Let us know next time you’re in town and we’ll help you get it fixed.
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Great experience. Super nice staff. Our boat isn’t much to write home about but they treated us like it was!

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Great Marina and location, friendly helpful staff.

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PBM very nice marina with great dock hands. Patrick was a great help with local knowledge and stepped in to help with mechanical issues and his network of trades. restaurants and live music a bonus 100% recommend a stay

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Docks looked brand new and the staff was great. It’s a bit of a trek to groceries or laundry since Uber/Lyft and taxis are in short supply right now. The current can get pretty strong so take that into account when you’re approaching the dock.

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Great Staff!! Great Bars and restaurants

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Nice location and staff was excellent.

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The management and staff are very helpful here. I brought our boat in for a week and needed to extend my stay and they accommodated me with not issues. Docks and services are new, due to rebuilding from a hurricane a few years ago. Additional docks to be built later 2021 with new amenities .

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No showers Worn - needs updating Not in a great area - out of the way Write up too positive

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Patrick and his team are absolutely wonderful. We had a mechanical issue during our stay and Patrick personally did everything possible to help us get it addressed in a timely manner. He always took a personal interest in anything that would help our visit be more pleasant.

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The Palmetto Bay Marina staff was very helpful and we would love to come back again soon.

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Very helpful, congenial staff. Nice modern floating docks. Clean restrooms. Bike paths to everywhere on Hilton Head Island. No showers.

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They are still rebuilding after being wiped out by Hurricane Matthew in 2018. No showers until 2021. Otherwise, 5 stars. Dockhands did an excellent job helping me tie up and took care of all my needs (diesel and a pump out). Multiple restaurants on the property. Publix supermarket is a little over a mile away, but not too far to walk. Looking forward to when they're back to fully operational status. Would definitely stay here again.

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We have been EXTREMELY happy with our stays at this marina! We have had a need to be very sporadic with our stays throughout the month and the staff has been more than accomodating especially as they are very busy. They have always made room for us and have been exceptionally friendly and helpful. The marina itself is very very nice. We LOVE this marina and will continue to stay here in the future as we are in Hilton Head all the time.

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Great place and friendly people. Clean, well equipped location Launching ramp is right next door Making it super easy and fast to launch a boat and bring it to the marina. Great restaurants are located there as well. I would highly recommend this location. Deep water access as well.

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