Dataw Island Marina


Not Offered

Day Trip
Free Dock & Dine
100(A) Marina Drive
Dataw Island, SC 29920
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 18

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28 Reviews

by Jennifer S. - Verified user on Nov 23, 2023
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!

by JOHN T. - Verified user on Nov 10, 2023
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!

by David W. - Verified user on Nov 05, 2023
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!

by JOHN R. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2023
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!

by Bill S. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2023
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!

by John Y. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2023
Great staff. Good service.
Marina Response:
8/18/2023: Thanks, John! You've left us several good reviews, and we appreciate each and every one of them. We appreciate your repeat business, as well. Have a great weekend! Always a pleasure working with you, John! Hope to see you again soon!

by Elizabeth H. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2023
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!

by Mike G. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2023
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!

by Christopher H. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
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!

by Doug E. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
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!

by Steve C. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2023
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!

by Carol T. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
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.

by Paula H. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2022
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!

by Steve N. - Verified user on Oct 08, 2022
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:
Thank you, Steve. We hope you pay us a visit again soon!

by Jeff S. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2022
Overnight and haul out. The staff were wonderful and so helpful!
Marina Response:
We strive to provide the best service possible, no matter the reason or length of stay. It's our pleasure to do so, and positive feedback like this is icing on the cake. Thank you!

by Steve R. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2022
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.

by Ronald W. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2022
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.

by Pierre P. - Verified user on May 06, 2022
Everyone at Dataw was most helpful especiallt Chad and Wanda. Will be staying wiht you again.

by Nick M. - Verified user on May 05, 2022
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.

by Chris P. - Verified user on Apr 28, 2022
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.

by Greg w. - Verified user on Mar 22, 2022
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.

by Kris H. - Verified user on Dec 23, 2021
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.

by Lorin L. - Verified user on Oct 23, 2021
Excellent, communicative docking staff. Nice on shore facilities. Awesome restaurant, but get your reservation in by 4pm!

by Richard H. - Verified user on May 16, 2021
Excellent service from Randy and staff.

by Maria N. - Verified user on Feb 26, 2021
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.

by Dave S. - Verified user on Feb 25, 2021
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!

by Carol T. on Mar 28, 2011
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.

by John M. on Mar 27, 2011
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: 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.

About Dataw Island Marina

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

Booking Info


Max LOA: 70'

Max Beam: 20'

Max Draft: 10'


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 12/05/2023 at 2:18PM

  • Regular Gas: $4.95

  • Diesel: $4.85


  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Dry Storage
  • Launch Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Launch Ramp
  • Security
  • Swimming Pool
  • Groceries
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Fitness Center
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Floating Docks
  • Winter Storage
  • Travel Lift
  • Captains Lounge
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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