Safe Harbor Bristol


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Day Trip
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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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61 Reviews

by Sarah M. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2024
Martin always takes such good care of our group. He keeps us up to date on our stay, meets us when we arrive, brings ice and puts in our coolers daily, and assists us when we leave. He's a asset to your marina! See you next year!

by Paul M. on Jul 17, 2024
Another great overnight stay ! Clean, well-maintained and helpful staff - good job, safe harbor Bristol - we’ll be back 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 Marc S. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2024
We loved our transient stay at the safe harbor Bristol marina in downtown Charleston. It is very centrally located at the CHS peninsula and close to some restaurants and grocery stores. It is at the beginning of a "no wake"zone which makes mooring there very smooth. The dock master Martin Mouton is the best and very much on top of everything and very good and fast in his communication. He helped us feel like it's our home marina and provided perfect support despite a very busy 4th of July stay. Restrooms and shower were clean as well as it had convenient many trash collection areas throughout the marina. Thanks, MS

by John S. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2024
Nice docking set up, easy to work with people. Staff were great. Enjoyed the stay!

by Bill M. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2024
Great 2 nite stay here. Friendly staff, nice facilities, great location near downtown. Nice boats to look at. We will be back!

by Patrick J. - Verified user on Jun 23, 2024
Martin is the best Dock-master I’ve ever had! He answered all our questions in detail and provided great service! Can’t wait to go back.

by Lynda and David G. - Verified user on Jun 23, 2024
Excellent! Very friendly and accommodating.

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 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!
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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


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



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