Shelter Cove Marina

$4/ft (30 ft. min.)

Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
1 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 71

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38 Reviews

by Allen E. - Verified user on Nov 24, 2023
It is a great location with restaurants and even a bakery within easy walking distance. A resort atmosphere and great spaces to take walks with the dogs which we enjoyed. We would highly recommend this marina. We wish to extend our thanks to Mason Lemon, the Harbourmaster, who handled a difficult situation proactively and professionally. The Marina is well served by Mason's leadership and standards of excellence. Moon River
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review! we appreciate you choosing us and hope to see you again soon!

by Peter R. on Nov 17, 2023
I sailed south from CT to shelter Cove Marina during Covid, I had never been to Hilton Head prior but saw this was a protected marina on charts. I’m heading further south, and going to miss Shelter Cove. This is one of the best run marina facilities on the east coast. The staff at Shelter Cove is likely the most friendly and the most competent marina staff I’ve ever experienced. (It doesn’t suck that there are 6x restaurants and bars at the end of dock!) Shelter cove gets a AAA rating!
Marina Response:
Hi Peter, Thank you so much for the great review! we really enjoyed having you stay with us over the last few years. Wishing you calms seas ahead and hope to see you soon!

by Perry B. - Verified user on Nov 10, 2023
What a beautiful spot to spend a day, week or month. The Marina is in a beautiful sheltered location, impeccably clean and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Can’t wait to return for a longer visit.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the 5-star review! We look forward to seeing you again!

by Martin M. - Verified user on Nov 05, 2023
What a great marina. We'll be back in the spring!!

by Larry S. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2023
Staff very helpful. Water depths inside marina are about 3' MLW.
Marina Response:
Hi Larry, Thank you for the review. Hope to see you guys back soon!

by Reg B. - Verified user on Oct 23, 2023
Fantastic Marina. Very nice and well kept. Very cool restaurants and bars and great vibe around the marina for sure. Staff was VERY friendly and helpful. Easy fuel dock and great marina store. Only thing to be aware of... NOT on the marina at all.... there is a very long no wake zone getting there... so add about 30-40 mins to your expected travel time. I would say worth it though.

by Chuck S. - Verified user on Oct 23, 2023
Shelter Cove is an outstanding Marina! Located in a protected basin, off of Broad Creek, in Hilton Head. Docks are in excellent condition, the Staff is great, and facilities are top notch. There is a boardwalk that runs along the Marina, with numerous shops and Restaurants. There is also a large Shopping Center, with a Kroger Supermarket, just a short bike ride away. Make sure to to The French Bakery for a great Breakfast

by David P. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2023
Great location and very well kept. All convenience needed with many restaurants and Kroger Food store.

by David F. - Verified user on Oct 06, 2023
Great location, ver good crew
Marina Response:
Thank you so much for the great review!

by Kathy G. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
So happy with our choice to dock at Shelter Cove. We arrived with our new boat during COVID and just loved ALL the amenities Shelter Cove had to offer. Clean facilities and friendly staff! Lots of great restaurants and shopping just steps away! We can’t wait to finish The Great Loop so we can return!

by Bob H. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2023
Was unable to get a good enough WiFi signal on ANY of the Onspot wifi's to be able to use it for anything significant. That was dissapointing for such an otherwise nice place. Other than that, Great

by Chris S. - Verified user on Jun 29, 2023
LOVE THIS MARINA! If you can dock there (outside of late - June to August - HOT) then do it! Awesome staff headed up by Capt. Shawn. Cannot be more friendly & helpful Well equipped, great cafes and restaurants within walking along the waterfront. We'll be back.

by Donihue W. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2023
Always professional and great location

by Patrick M. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
They called as I was coming in to make sure I was doing good and call as I was leaving. They were waiting at the dock to show me where to go and helped me dock. It was the best experience I have had yet.

by Ken H. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2023
Great marina. Harbor store very well stocked. Guys on the fuel dock very helpful.

by Perry H. - Verified user on Jun 04, 2023
Great place, nice people, hope to visit again soon.

by Jody L. - Verified user on May 19, 2023
Our stay was amazing as always! Shelter Cove never disappoints. Your staff is amazing and always helpful.

by CHARLES M. - Verified user on May 06, 2023
Best ever 👍everyone helpful and courteous and always friendly.
Marina Response:
Charles, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We appreciate your five-star recommendation!

by Cheryl H. - Verified user on May 06, 2023
Great stop! Reasonable price, clean restrooms, loaner bikes, restaurants & groceries nearby. A bit in off Broad creek, but worth the cruise up past lovely homes.
Marina Response:
Thank you, Cheryl! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! The Shelter Cove Team always hopes to give our customers the best experience possible! We hope to see you back again soon!

by Bill v. - Verified user on Apr 25, 2023
We were here for a year and it is one of, if not the best marinas we have been at. Very friendly, helpful and extremely safe!
Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so happy to see that you had such a pleasant experience. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon! Wishing you calm seas ahead!

by Asea R. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
Very nice and protected marina. Great, friendly staff. Many restaurants and shops around the marina with additional shops (grocery store, etc) nearby (easy bike ride). We didn't use the showers or bathrooms, but free laundry was a welcomed plus! The liveaboard next to us said they have been there for 2+ years and love it.
Marina Response:
Thank so much for leaving a 5 star review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon!

by Peter H. - Verified user on Apr 01, 2023
We just spent 6 months at Shelter Cove marina. It is 5 stars based on it location and awesome amenities all within the marina complex itself. But what really make it special is the wonderstaff that is at the marina everyday. It is a large marina and all staff the makes a point to know you by name. Their professionalism is way above most marina's I have stayed at in my 30 yrs of boating. We will be back to The marina in the future just to visit the staff. Wonderful memories from our time there .
Marina Response:
Thank you, Peter! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! The Shelter Cove Team always hopes to give our customers the best boating experience possible! We hope to see you guys again soon!

by Rob B. - Verified user on Mar 25, 2023
Shelter Cove has become a favorite lay over for us. Very protected with easy access to restaurants and groceries. Great dog walking areas and bike paths galore. Very accommodating marina staff who will make your stay a pleasure. A big thanks to Capt. Cindy, Mason, Preston, Capt. Shawn and the rest of the shelter cove staff.
Marina Response:
Thank you, Rob! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! The Shelter Cove Team hopes to give our customers the best boating experience possible and our happy to hear you enjoyed the marina! We hope to see you guys again soon!

by Kevin R. - Verified user on Jan 10, 2023
Great spot. Short stay but very pleasant staff. Cindy greeted us upon arrival on Sunday late afternoon and could not have been more pleasant and helpful. Met with Mason the Harbormaster this morning before leaving to firm up plans for our longer stay later this year… again very helpful and professional.

by James K. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2022
Don't let them put you on docks on the 'Disney' side of the harbor. Access from land to those docks is severely restricted. Some of them (K and L in particular) are accessible by foot or bike, but are a long walk from the restaurants and shops on the other side.
Marina Response:
Hi Motorguy, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry if you had a negative experience at the marina. We would love the opportunity to further discuss this situation. Please contact mlem[email protected]. We look forward to hearing back from you.

by Ann P. on May 23, 2022
Shoutout to Shelter Cove Team: Jason, Mason, Preston, Cindy, Rene, Sean, Caleb! You guys are the best hands down! Mariners be comforted knowing if you have ever have boat problems this is the marina where you want to stay! Thank you for making room for Relentless aka Stix N Brix! Bravo Zulu! Jobs well done!

by Justin L. on Nov 09, 2020
Great spot, very protected a close to provisions. Very friendly staff and great fuel dock.

by Chris R. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2020
Great Place!! Close to all kinds of shopping, resturants and Golf. Great staff, Captain Jason and his crew are top notch. We will be back.

by Kimberly D. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2020
Shelter cove is wonderful, staff is always friendly and super helpful Our favorite marina to stay

by Jim L. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2020
Beautiful, safe and active harbor. Accessible to everything.

by Sarah b. on Jul 15, 2020
Shelter Cove Marina has been a family favorite destination since long before we owned our own boat. So as you could imagine, it was truly a dream come true to dock our boat here for a week! It was everything we hoped it would be, and more! The marina itself is very well maintained. The entire staff is kind, helpful and very customer focused. There are security guards that walk around 24/7 and we felt extremely safe. There are amenities in the marina (bathrooms, free laundry, free bikes) as well as many restaurants. There is also a large grocery store (Kroger) that is a quick walk away. Plus some great shops! Shelter Cove does have beach access. It's a long bike ride though to get to the beach. The only negative about this marina is the proximity of some of the docks to the facilities. Hauling laundry to and from the laundry room was not easy. If you plan to use the laundry room a lot during your stay, you may want to mention that as you make your reservation and ask for the closest possible spot. Overall, we absolutely loved our stay at Shelter Cove! Definitely a Top pick as far as marinas go!

by Jim S. - Verified user on Mar 15, 2020
Awesome staff, facilities and location. Could stay here for weeks! Very protected harbor as well. At low tide, saw no less than 6.5 total water.
Marina Response:
Great positive feedback and thank you for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you on your JOURNEY.

by Patrick T. on Nov 22, 2019
This is a return visit to Shelter Cove Marina for the M/V Hail Mary in 2019. The quality, cleanliness and amenities of this Marina make it a clear choice for travelers. The warm and friendly staff ensure that any need is considered and attended to, quickly. If you have travel plans on the ICW in the coming weeks, you must stop here to view the decorations and enjoy the Christmas Spirit. Definitely call quickly as they are filling up!

by David C. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2019
Rented a slip through Dockwa at Hilton Head Island, the entire process was simple and fast. The Shelter Cove slip was perfect and the people friendly and helpful. Will do this again!
Marina Response:
Glad to hear our stream line process is working. We try to make everything about Shelter Cove Marina effortless, from booking-to-docking-to-departure, we are proud to serve you.

by Bruce T. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2019
Excellent marina! The yacht basin is deep and very well protected. The amenities are great! Restaurants, shopping and entertainment all within walking distance. The docks are new with a full service fuel dock. The staff is awesome! Thanks Jason and Preston!
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words. I hope y’all can come back soon and stay longer. Y’all have a beautiful boat and we enjoyed having you.

by Elijah C. - Verified user on Apr 25, 2019
Great marina. At least 3 or 4 restaurants, live music almost nightly at an outdoor bar overlooking the marina. The staff was helpful, attentive, and great to deal with.

by William D. - Verified user on Mar 14, 2019
Beautiful facility with shopping nearby. Friendly marina staff. A must stop

by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2019
Excellent marina in every major category! I recently kept my boat there for 22 consecutive months and I can say nothing but good things about the Dockmaster (Jason Wheeler), his staff, the condition of the marina, the atmosphere, location and amenities. I only left to spend some months on the Florida coast but will be sure to return in the early Summer. I highly recommend this marina.

About Shelter Cove Marina

Set just off the Intracoastal Waterway, overlooking the wide reaches of Broad Creek, picturesque Shelter Cove Marina is a 15.5-acre Hilton Head Island marina with 178 boat slips for boats up to 145 feet in length.

You can find us at GPS coordinates 32. 10’ 52”N 80. 43’ 56”W where our entrance channel is between red marker 22 and green marker 23.

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina offers year round waterfront dining, shopping and entertainment, plus spectacular views of Broad Creek. This laid-back Mediterranean-style village combines the Island's best shops, restaurants and waterfront activities in one dazzling location. And every conceivable water sport may be enjoyed at marina, from inshore and off shore fishing charters to sport crabbing, sailing and mermaid tours, dolphin and nature excursions.

Booking Info

Nightly and Weekly Reservations Requests Available Online. Contact marina directly for monthly slip inquiries:


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 12/06/2023 at 2:50PM

  • Premium Gas: $4.99

  • Diesel: $4.15


  • Ship Store
  • Launch Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Groceries
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Floating Docks
  • Oil Recycling
  • ATM
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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