|86 Helmsman Way|
Hilton Head, SC 29928
|32° 10' 40.95'', -80° 46' 19.98''|
|VHF Ch. 16|
|$1.90/ft - $2.50/ft|
|Hilton Head Island|
Gas Regular $4.859Octane: 89;
Palmetto Bay Marina, featuring all new docks and amenities, offers boaters the safety, convenience, and comfort of a full-service marina on the warm Carolina coast. We're only 1/2 mile from the Intracoastal Waterway, located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We can easily accommodate vessels up to 150+ feet.
We're excited to have completed our multi-phase restoration project at Palmetto Bay Marina. All of the facilities have been fully renovated including docks, wifi, integrated power supply, showers/restrooms, fueling stations, patio areas, and more. We’re seeing lots of boats from the loop this season making their way to the island for great weather and a slow-paced attitude.
Our location, tucked inland, provides 22 feet at low tide making an ideal stopover for larger vessels, sailboats, and catamarans. No height restrictions and wide hulls are welcome.
Great staff and very friendly.
Very nice and clean. Great restaurants nearby. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Very helpful & friendly.
Long docks for catamarans and large yachts. Lots of room
Very nice Marina. Docks, Power Pedestals, Bathrooms, and Laundry, all in excellent condition. Dockhands very helpful. 3 very good Restaurants on site. Publix a very easy 2 mile Bike ride, for provisions. Only negatives were that Dog walking was not great, and WiFi was inconsistent
Great marina-staff is service oriented and friendly. Enjoyed our stay and would return again.
Great facility and staff! Excellent dining choices on-site.
Very nice stay. Docks, restrooms , staff and free laundry were fantastic!
Great marina and great staff and awesome dock-master Tony-calls for a pump out are responded to quickly and efficiently.
What an amazing place. Superb restaurants on site and very friendly staff. Helped with our lines and the pontoons are new and clean.
Helpful and friendly staff. Good facilities
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff is very friendly and provided excellent service. We’re already planning to stay here in October on our trip back south.
Easy in, easy out. Staff helpful, and nice.
Great line handlers on the dock ! We will be back !
Friendly staff. All you need
Tony and his dock crew are exceptional! Docks are new and facilities are great. Great location on the island.
Prompt and helpful assistance while docking and leaving.
We’ve stayed twice at Palmwtto and the staff is excellent. It’s an easy in and easy out marina. Free laundry and 4/5 placwa to eat and drink onsite. You’d never have to leave or you didn’t want to! We will stay again for :)
The New Docks and facilities are great. High quality and well done. Certainly, the newest docks in the Hilton Head area and one of the best docks for larger boats.
Excellent marina, clean bathhouse and laundry rooms. Staff was always eager to help out. Lots of things to do there, boat tours, jet ski and dinghy rentals. 3 restaurants on site and plenty of safe bike paths to take you where you need to go.
What a awesome place to visit. Trailered my boat from Indiana. Rented a dock space for the week. They answered all my questions for a first timer in salt water. Will be back again. Very clean and experienced
Docking was easy and Sean was there to assist - much appreciated. The complimentary pump out is a great service - and they came right away. I think that the restrooms should be supplied with a soap dispenser and towels or air dryer. Minimally, a hand sanitizer should be available.
Staff are professional, competent and diligent. The marina is in as new condition. After the renovation of some of their on site restaurant offerings I am looking forward to returning.
We arrived in Spring of 2022. The marina had just been rebuilt, and the WiFi was just getting started. Over the past 10 months, we have watched the staff grow the marina into a fantastic experience! The docks are amazing, with almost 12' of clearance on the pilings during King Tides. Electric is brand new and clean, water quality is very good. A few months ago they finished and installed the restroom/shower facility barge as well, which really helps. They also added a pump out boat for convenience. The restaurants on site are excellent, with choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an out music bar/restaurant as well. They do get occasional wakes from he Hage Point ferry boat, but nothing substantial enough to cause concern. During high winds down the fairway against the current I saw nothing substantial in terms of wave action like you see in some marinas with a long fetch in one direction. They are adding more fuel pumps on the new transient dock. Fuel prices have been good as well. They have a lift which can handle 50 ton boats and I believe the max beam is 19 feet? They have exceptional gel coat workers there which did some work for us. They have dolphin tours, wave runners and Watersports there as well should you wish. There is a trolley stop nearby to go around the island, but the marina also has free bikes. It's about 15 minutes to the beach by bike. Overall, we love this marina, and have booked our future reservations here already, as this will become a very popular marina in the future.
Had an amazing experience at Palmetto Bay. Spent 2 months there abs loved every second of it. The staff was amazing would highly recommend you stay there.
We enjoyed Palmetto Bay marina, great dock master, excellent staff ,will highly recommend and God willing will go back again for sure
Docked here for two months this winter- liked the Marina so much we are staying there again next year. The docks are brand new, great laundry facilities, showers, etc. The Marina is great dog walking, bike riding, and great walking paths including cool hiking paths in the woods. It’s close to good restaurants and good food shopping. What makes the Marina special is the staff. Kai, Tony and Patrick are true professionals and surround themselves with good talent. The entire crew is professional and fun to be around. We highly recommend this Marina.
Great staff, helpful and competent. Well maintained facility. New large washers and dryers. Restaurants on-site. Will stop here again.
Great marina and awesome staff. Definitely recommend arriving at slack tide as the current rips through there.
Nice clean marina with new floating docks. Restaurants nearby, bikes available to get to groceries and hardware store. The staff is on the ball and really nice folks.\nI left the boat there for several weeks to travel home and now plan on stopping at Palmetto Bay again when I return north.
Dock hands are great, internet is terrible but they just added a new bath house and washer dryer set up.
Still a few more repairs needed (transition from shore to the docks has been temporary plywood for many months), but the staff is extremely friendly, and the floating docks, power, and WiFi have all been great.
Great marina, helpful staff. New restrooms and laundry facility. Overall, a fine marina, BUT why are the shower heads so high? I’m 5’3 and had to take it in the face thoroughly my whole shower as I couldn’t even reach the head to redirect the stream. Great water pressure, by the way! This particular part of my stay at Palmetto Bay was material for a Seinfield episode. 😅
It was nice enough. Nice docks. However, the bathrooms are severely lacking - no hand soap, no hand dryers/paper towels and toilet paper not replaced. We boaters rate marinas not only on their docks but especially their facilities. Thank you.
Very nice facility with an very nice facility with an attentive staff. look forward to returning when next passing through the area.
We docked our 42' catamaran at Palmetto Bay for a week in November. The facilities were very nice, complimentary laundry, restaurants onsite, and the dockmaster, Paul, was super! We would not hesitate to visit again. SV Seas the Moment
Dockhands are great at getting you tied up. Easy walk/bike ride to Publix,1.5miles to provision. Great restaurants onsite. Our second stay and we’ll be back
Docks are in good shape and Tony and his crew are top notch.
Great marina and awesome staff.
Docket needs to up-date information regarding bathrooms, showers and laundry. All are new and provided on a barge that is an part of the Marina. A unique and wonderful solution.
Wow! What a great place to stay. We were greated with smiling faces and beautiful facilities. The staff was willing to answer all our questions and more. \nIf you are in Hilton Head, this is the place to stay! \n
Great place great team
All dock hands were great.Easy pull up at docks fueled, washed clothes ate at the Carolina Crab was excellent. Thank you for a great first time stay will be back on the way north Double Trouble This Is Us Jim &Paulette
Kai Patrick and Tony are the best. Couldn’t do enough to help us with anything we needed at the marina.
Dock hands always ready to help and courteous Easy pull up for fuel and pump out. On site multiple restaurants are great .
This marina has very clean facilities, friendly staff and floating docks. We chose this marina because it was less than 5 miles from the timeshare we were staying at. Definitely recommend
Easy to get in and out of marina. Will use again when we come back.
Great place great service definitely coming back!
Great Place. New docks , restrooms and showers new, great location. Staff were very helpful docking. We were on a face dock. A little bumpy but not bad because it’s a no wake zone. Restaurants and gift shop. Will definitely stop here again.
Great Marina with clean bathrooms/showers, free laundry, helpful friendly staff and great WiFi all the way out to the boat.
Awesome marina in excellent location! Clean bathrooms right on dock nice to wash up after a day on the water. Boat ramp right next door makes super easy! Will be back soon. Having your own boat on vacation is a game changer!!
Great staff, nice new marina, lots to see and do.
Good marina, great staff, new docks well done, many cleats, wide and easy to walk. Still making more improvements.
Staff was very friendly. Beautiful sunset’s from this marina.
It was great, The people and dock master where awesome. Will definitely stay again.
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
New docks. All the rentals at different dock than transients.
Brand new marina and the staff was helpful, several nice restaurants on premise
Great location, lots of fun. Highly recommend - the new addition is great!
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...
Nice place! Good people- restaurants etc. still rebuilding from storms so facilities are still torn up. I will come back here
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.
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.
Great staff, lots of help with docking. Nice new docks. Restaurant was fantastic, good happy hour.
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.
Awesome Experience!! Patrick and the whole crew were very helpful and accommodating! Will Definitely be back!!
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.
Nice marina with lots of renovation and rebuilding happening. Will be awesome when finished.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Thanks Sarah
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.
Great experience. Super nice staff. Our boat isn’t much to write home about but they treated us like it was!
Great Marina and location, friendly helpful staff.
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
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.
Great Staff!! Great Bars and restaurants
Nice location and staff was excellent.
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 .
No showers Worn - needs updating Not in a great area - out of the way Write up too positive
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.
The Palmetto Bay Marina staff was very helpful and we would love to come back again soon.
Very helpful, congenial staff. Nice modern floating docks. Clean restrooms. Bike paths to everywhere on Hilton Head Island. No showers.
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.
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.
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.