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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50 Reviews

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.

by John I. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
The dock guys were helping and friendly. My outside space was fine for our 2 evening moors. Very pleased.
Marina Response:
Thank you John for your comments! Were happy everything worked out during your time here at Safe Harbor Bristol. Looking forward to seeing you again.

by Gary K. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2023
Thanks guys! Great staff!!
Marina Response:
Thanks Gary. Great to hear the marina staff took care of your needs. Come see us again soon!

by Sam H. on Jun 07, 2023
My wife and I could not have had a better experience with our stay at Safe Harbor Bristol. The staff is so nice and accommodating. They are the reason we will come back year after year. Sammy met us as we pulled in to the marina, helped catch and tie up our boat and showed us everything we needed at the marina so that we could fully enjoy our stay. Martin helped us to reserve our stay and was in contact with us the whole weekend to make sure everything was going smooth. You never know what to fully expect, but this place blew those expectations out of the water. Thank y’all!
Marina Response:
We are happy you enjoyed your stay Safe Harbor Bristol Marina. It was our pleasure meeting you both. We appreciate you choosing us for your Charleston vacation boating destination. Thank you for taking the time to offer your comments. Look forward to seeing you again!

by Jason Y. on May 24, 2023
Awesome staff. Safe Marina and very clean.
Marina Response:
Jason, we are happy you enjoyed your stay here at Safe Harbor Bristol. Thank you for taking the time to offer your comments. Hope to see you again soon!

by Dan B. - Verified user on May 21, 2023
Great Place. Will be back!
Marina Response:
Thank you for staying here with us at Safe Harbor Bristol. We appreciate your business and your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again. Safe Travels!

by Kris E. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2022
Great location and the staff was excellent.

by Scott M. on Jul 11, 2022
My wife and I were transiting the ICW coming North. We had some mechanical issues and needed to leave the boat for a week. Maritn, the manager at Bristol was extremely helpful. He helped us into our space on a busy Memorial Day weekend, got us in touch with a mechanic and made sure we had everything we needed. While Bristol's "big sister" marina was just down river, I'll stay at Bristol anytime I'm in Charleston. Thanks Martin.

by Robert C. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2022
The 4th year our group (6 boats this trip) has stayed at Bristol for the weekend. As always, Martin did and exceptional job taking care of everyone. We'll be back!

by Tommy E. on Jun 20, 2022
Great location. Martin is top notch. Took care of everything. Highly recommended.

by Joe S. - Verified user on May 02, 2022
Just docked for the night did not require any hookups. Stayed in hotel and left in the morning. Very nice docks. They were clean and secure. Dock hand was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay there again.

by Maria C. on Sep 07, 2021
Martin was wonderful in helping us reserve our transient slip. He was thoughtful, knowledgeable and efficient. The marina is well kept, clean and beautiful. This was our first trip to Bristol and I am confident that it will not be our last!! Thanks again Martin!

by Yannick M. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2021
Martin is doing a fantastic job handling the marina. Always on the dock caring for his customers and always super helpful. Will be back!

by Ben M. on Aug 23, 2021
Great stay as always

by Greg N. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2021
Martin did a outstanding job taking care of our group. Safe Harbor Bristol is lucky to have him.

by Neil C. on Jul 11, 2021
Martin was a great help with my needs and super friendly. Marina was clean and docks are in great shape. Appreciate you having us for the holiday weekend and we will be back soon!

by John L. on Jun 22, 2021
Great dock, helpful staff, plenty of room and not a significant current in this location. Will use this Marina from now on whenever in Charleston

by kimberly c. - Verified user on Apr 11, 2021
The dock was clean and well maintained. The slip was spacious and easy to find.

by S P. on Nov 09, 2020
Wonderful service and experience! Beautiful harbor and very clean! Super friendly staff! Martin was absolutely wonderful!!

by Johnny D. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2020
Had a great time. Dock hands very helpful.

by Badge B. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2020
Docks were very nice. I had a minor motor issue and Martin was very helpful and found exactly what i needed to fix the issue. We will definitely come visit again. Thank you!

by Wade L. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2020
Clean, well maintained and awesome dock staff! Was not allow in through the gate to unload. parking appears to be an issue. Understand the lot was full but just wanted to get in to unload, We managed though.

by Joseph R. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2020
Slip was open and got in late with good instructions from marina.

by William J. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2020
We had a great stay at Bristol! Would definitely recommend and dock our boat there again!

by Rhonda S. on Jun 12, 2020
Martin was absolutely fabulous and helped all 3 of our boats tremendously. We invited him to eat dinner with us after his work hours and he joined us. Russell and Branwell took great care of our ice and gas needs. Great crew working for the marina. We will visit again.

by James B. - Verified user on Nov 22, 2019
Dock hands were inexperienced, no fuel, transient slips are 500 yards from the bathrooms and showers, bathrooms lock at 8pm, high current. Will not use again.

by Robbyn B. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2019
Very accommodating! Because of weather, our plans changed up alittle. They did all they could to help us.

by Micah K. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2019
Love Safe Harbor Bristol! Martin is great and all staff are very helpful and kind

by Mark T. on Jul 01, 2019
Highly recommend Safe Harbor Bristol!! Martin was great and made sure we were squared away!!!

by Jordyn B. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2019
We docked our boat at Brisol Marina for one night and we had no issues at all! Martin was great to work with, and he even tied our boat up for us upon arrival. We forgot to ask for the gate code to access our boat early in the morning, and he responded to our message within 10 mins. We will stay again!

by Roxanne C. - Verified user on May 20, 2019
Out of all of the marinas we have chosen, we will not go anywhere else now. These people clearly know how to operate an organized and secure operation. We did a one night stay and were very pleased. Thanks you all so much.

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:


  • Electrical


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



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