Safe Harbor Bristol


Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
145 Lockwood Blvd
Charleston, SC 29403-5122
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 12:00 PM
VHF 16

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55 Reviews

by Adam S. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2024
I have enjoyed keeping my boat at Bristol.

by Perry B. on May 27, 2024
Booked through DockWa on Memorial Day weekend. Dock master Martin was quick to respond that he confirmed our reservation and emailed us our slip assignment along with a map. He was waiting on the dock to grab the lines and get us settled in. Martin is very friendly and it was nice that he remembered us from last fall. The marina is clean and docks are in great shape. The marina is in a great location to provision. We look forward to staying here again.

by David W. on May 14, 2024
Martin was most helpful upon docking. I did have issue raising marina on 16 though. Great location with Publix right across the street for repositioning

by Todd J. on Apr 06, 2024
I'm writing this because the dock master at Safe Harbor Bristol (Martin) asked me to leave a positive review for him because the Safe Harbor Bristol marina recently has been getting a lot of negative feedback regarding his inappropriate relations with the marina's members. I personally have heard Martin speak badly about many members and many of us agree that it is best to avoid him otherwise you will get stuck listening to him complain about how his co-workers and manager (Sammy) "aren't doing their job" and "should be fired" every chance he gets! We mostly all do our best to avoid him and get to and from our boats quickly as to not have to listen to him complain about everyone — the members, the management and how he needs a raise but they (Safe Harbor) are so stingy so he has to work for other members in his off hours to make extra money. This certainly comes as a surprise considering Safe Harbor Bristol charges quite a bit for dockage! While we all do our best to be polite to Martin we all agree that Safe Harbor Bristol should be doing a better job in training their staff in regards to customer service. Many of us wish to simply enjoy our boats, not have to listen to the marina staff complain about their jobs! We certainly hope Martin gets a new, higher paying job soon and many of us have provided him with advice while he is on the search for a new job but we can only hope that whomever replaces him is given proper training on how to treat members, especially ones that know each other and pay to enjoy the marina, not to listen to the marina staff complain endlessly about other members, their coworkers and the company's leaders. His endless gossiping about members and downright negativity really puts us in an awkward place when visiting the marina and as such many of us are currently leaving to dock at other local marinas. Otherwise, the marina is in a great location but we all agree that Martin asking so many of us to leave positive reviews regarding his professionalism is indeed, grossly unprofessional and that Safe Harbor Bristol really needs to educate their staff on not only how to act professionally when in the company of members, but in how to treat members with respect and refrain from asking for favors, handouts and side jobs at every encounter. Please do better Safe Harbor.

by RICHARD K. - Verified user on Apr 05, 2024
Martin and the crew at Bristol are always the best. What I like best is the flexibility. We were coming in on Wed but the winds and weather didn't cooperate and it would have been unsafe. Things were easily shifted a day without complexity and with ease. Just another reason that coming to SH Bristol is always a pleasure. Thanks Martin!!

by Kathryn C. on Nov 17, 2023
One of our favorite places to overnight. Staff is very courteous, Dock Manager Martin Moulton is seasoned and experienced. Facilities are clean, Publix is across the street, large park is close by for dog walking. Pump out available by pump out boat. The only snag is the Ashely River bridges do not open for boats using the marina. If you are sail (or power over 18’, check bridge clearance), try Safe Harbor Charleston City.

by stephen S. - Verified user on Nov 15, 2023
Nice people good location to provision public’s right across the street.

by Mark B. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2023
We had a great stay at Safe Harbor Bristol. The staff was very friendly and helpful . Thank you!

by Brandon H. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2023
Great place and staff

by Meg H. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
Awesome stay! Super helpful and friendly staff!

by Jeff H. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
This is a great marina. Well run, great location, tops all around. It’s our new go to spot for transient slip space. Walking distance to a full service Marriott and a Holiday Inn are just icing on the cake.

by Charles H. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Outstanding service and courteous staff. My 2nd time there and will be back.

by Robert S. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Great service at this marina.

by MICHAEL B. on Aug 21, 2023
Super easy to get in and out of marina. Martin was awesome called before we reached marina he was standing at slip waiting to help. Will be back for sure.

by Eric W. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Great service, people and overall great marina

by Paul M. on Aug 06, 2023
The team did a great job with the Butler Rendezvous from Beaufort ! Great help docking and shoving off this am - great job and keep up the good work Paul M
Marina Response:
Thank you for making the voyage to Safe Harbor Bristol. It was a pleasure having you all here. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to another Butler Rendezvous.

by Raymond and Janet S. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Martin and team were so nice and accommodating. We are new to boating and they helped us get our boat docked and tied up safely. The next morning we were leaving and Martin was there to show us where to get gas and to thank us and wish us a safe journey.
Marina Response:
Always good to see new boaters having a positive experience. Thank you for allowing Safe Harbor Bristol to be part of that. We hope your expectations were met and you decide to visit us again. You are always welcome.

by Greg H. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Dock master was great!
Marina Response:
Thank you visiting us here at Safe Harbor Bristol. Happy to know you were taken well care off. Please come back and visit again soon.

by Kelly B. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
We were transient and it was a perfect stay!
Marina Response:
Thank you for choosing Safe Harbor Bristol. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Safe Travels!

by Jill K. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Great dock and friendly staff! Sammy and Jake went above and beyond!! Highly recommend...5th year coming! We'll always be back❤️
Marina Response:
We enjoyed meeting you and we are happy you enjoyed your stay here at Safe Harbor Bristol. Thank you for making Bristol your marina destination year after year. Looking forward to seeing again next year. Safe Boating!

by jeff c. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
This was a perfect one night stay for us while we were at the Charleston Marriott. The marina employees were excellent. Sammy met us immediately and helped secure the boat and went above and beyond to make things easy for us. Everybody was friendly, and the Marina was clean and secure. We will be back.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we are happy you enjoyed your stay here at Safe Harbor Bristol. We appreciate you choosing us as your boating destination. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

by William D. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
We visited this marina on a holiday weekend, even tho it was a busy time we recieved extremely wonderful service. The staff we encountered were super helpful! We will be back anytime we are in the area:)
Marina Response:
We are happy you enjoyed your time here at Safe Harbor Bristol. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope to see again soon. Thank you for choosing Safe Harbor Marinas for your boating destination!

by Jeff M. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Strong tides coming in but good staff and nice facilities and close to Charleston Marriot.
Marina Response:
Thank you posting your review of Safe Harbor Bristol! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope your return in the near future. It was a pleasure meeting you!

by Roy B. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2023
Great marina. Martin is phenomenal and goes the extra mile
Marina Response:
Thank you Roy for taking the time to express your kind comments. We hope your experience was everything you expected. Please come back and visit again real soon.

by George B. on Jun 29, 2023
Another great long weekend at Briatol Charleston. Martin and his crew are as amazing as always!! Looking forward to next year.
Marina Response:
It was pleasure meeting you all. Thank you for spending time here at Safe Harbor Bristol Marina. We appreciate you returning here and making us your summer boating destination.
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About Safe Harbor Bristol

Sitting on a quiet stretch of the Ashley River neighboring Charleston’s historic district, Safe Harbor Bristol bestows boaters with easy access to open water and the rich culture of one of the top cities in the country. Take your boat out for a day of wakeboarding, then come home to a meal in the heart of Charleston. Cap your evening with one of the regular fireworks displays at the Riverdogs baseball game.

Booking Info

This marina has Safe Harbor Membership Blocked out Dates, you can review these dates through the link below:


  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Ice
  • Groceries
  • Floating Docks
  • Oil Recycling
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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