by William K. - Verified user on Dec 03, 2022
Great stopover for a few weeks...with some time away, comfortable leaving the boat for a time. Easy to communicate with attendants throug Dockwa messaging. Also a helping hand when needed for fueling up and pumping out...both of which were available and convenient. Short enough walk to the Publix for groceries. Spots to overnight a rental car is a plus.
by Craig L. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2022
Good stop to see Charleston. Uber easy. Long docks.
by Buddy N. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2022
Everything was great. The docking accommodations were nice and the staff was very knowledgeable and courteous. I would definitely use them again.
by Daniel S. on Jul 22, 2022
Bethany and her team were extraordinary!
by Ronald W. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2022
Long walk to bathrooms, pump out has not worked since November.
Staff was very nice and helpful.
by Graham M. - Verified user on May 31, 2022
Very nice place, very reasonably priced considering the location and the price of the competition! Easy access to Publix. Wicked current coming in though, be careful if its not slack tide! Friendly and helpful staff.
by Steve S. - Verified user on May 21, 2022
Great place to stay, convenient to downtown Charleston.
by Gary B. - Verified user on May 19, 2022
Great location and Bethany is the best dockmaster ever. She really wants to make sure your stay is enjoyable..
by CJ H. - Verified user on May 12, 2022
Location, location, location! Spent a week here and it was quiet, had wonderful marina staff - friendly, helpful, and communicative; and as we love to walk, this location was perfect. No place we wanted to go was more than a 30- to 45-minute walk through beautiful historic areas. Only reason not five stars is that the docks are older, amenities (bathrooms) are basic, and pump out was broken - but nothing concerning, plus secure gates at night. Close to Publix and lots of Charleston's best places - RiverDogs stadium, Forte Jazz Club, and tons of restaurants and bars. Already ready to come back!
by Glenn T. - Verified user on Apr 20, 2022
Men’s shower em combo didn’t work. Had to use women’s shower. Wife guarded door. Current is terrible. Wouldn’t stay there again.
by Gregory S. - Verified user on Apr 20, 2022
attentive staff. Location handles weather much better than City Marina. Also less waking from passing boats.
by Chris M. - Verified user on Dec 08, 2021
Dock hands were professional. Current is wicked here and they wanted to put us in a slip. St our insistence, they acquiesed and put us on their face dock since it would not have been an easy docking experience.
by Elmer M. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2021
Great stay. Great staff. Only negative was pump out was down.
by Albert M. - Verified user on Nov 10, 2021
Our first time here. It is a bit further than City marina to get into to the city but not bad. May even be the same depending on where you are located on the mega dock. A very doable walk to a Publix. Bathrooms could use a renovation.
Would come back again.
by Christopher B. - Verified user on Nov 01, 2021
What an awesome marina. The gentleman running the dock is first class. It really makes a difference when you are new to an area. I would definitely come back to this marina. 5 star marina.
by Kristine B. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2021
Fireworks at the bridge on our final nite was a treat. Generally quiet at the marina. 2sets of laundry but 0.3miles from dock to shore. Seeing rat traps on the docks were concerning but never saw a critter. Neighbors were very friendly. Pump out was not working and neighboring marinas would NOT reciprocate with their mobile service. Gated but often chained OPEN. Walking to down town area was long enough to Uber majority of our stay at least one direction.
by Mark L. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2021
Marina was okay, not great. Not much in the way of amenities but covers the basics.
by Wayde M. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2021
Stayed here for 8 nights was charged a night when we booked 2 weeks prior to our arrival. Upon arrival the remaining balance was paid. After we departed South our Credit Card was charged and additional $127.71. The office blamed a flaw in Dockwa system of charges. First time I ever experienced this with Dockwa. I think it's BS on Ashley Marinas end. WONT BE BACK HERE AGAIN!!! Besides the long walk down the Tdock the bathrooms weren't working nor was the pump out system. And only 1 washing machine was operable. Place went downhill since I stayed here last!!
by William H. - Verified user on Oct 22, 2021
Heads were clean and the dockmaster helped us get on and off the dock, given the strong current the help was needed.
by Neil G. - Verified user on Oct 22, 2021
Max was great and everyone we met was friendly.
by Chuck M. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2021
not sure why we were put in a slip on the extreme end of the marina with filthy docks while at least half the huge TDock(Face dock) remained available for our entire two night stay
by Dick H. - Verified user on Oct 20, 2021
Docks were clean, great help in docking, very calm water. All in all a great stay.
by Dave N. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2021
Dock staff was great. Washrooms were out of order. Breaker in dock pedestal
was a little worn. tripped once so we reset and used less power. This facility will need some maintenance to keep it worthy of its great location in a wonderful city.
by Steve B. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2021
Very nice staff. Just slept over for the night.
by Kay A. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2021
Nice Marina with good clean facilities, staff very pleasant but a little stressed due to understaffing.
by Norman D. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2021
I was pleased with the stay but I do have one small issue. A friend of mine had to dock his boat in the same slip I was and I was charged $92 extra for him to dock with us. Is this a common practice to charge extra for using the same slip?
by Kris E. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2021
Great location, service, staff, and amenities.
by Robert H. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2021
I always feel safe and I’ve never had any issues.
by John R. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2021
Great place. Nice staff and facilities.
by Alan B. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2021
Friendly professional staff. Secure location. Top notch. Will be back.
by Kathleen H. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2021
Docks are in good shape. Facilities nice but far from the T-dock. Dock hands helpful. No restaurant and situated in the medical district, so far from tourist and city attractions. Uber rude to town $20 each way, $30 on 4th of July.
by April S. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2021
Very nice stay. Dock hands are pleasant to work with.
There's a Publix within walking distance and terrific restaurants all around!
by Rhonda C. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2021
I was really impressed with the security, but disappointed in my dock slip:( The other boat in our group was fine. In the future, I know to make sure that I confirm we have an entire slip. I was not even negotiating pricing, I didn't care. I wasn't looking for a bargain, I wanted my boat taken care of. Oh, we were given a credit, a whopping $11.50 each! That isn't what we wanted or was even asking for. For convenience and safety it was awesome, but I now know what questions to be sure and ask when booking because in the beginning I was led to believe I had a slip for "each boat".
We appreciate the kind words as safety and convenience is our number one priority. Just a reminder that marinas are able to book according to demand (busy holidays) as long as it is safe and convenient for boat transients and guests. During your next stay, please don't hesitate to utilize our seasoned dockhands to assist with getting in and out during business hours. If you are ever not sure on docking and launching within the marina, we are always glad to help. We look forward to you staying with us again soon!
by Jeffrey H. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2021
Easy to reserve. Staff and facilities were awesome; very helpful and professional. Will stay here again. Prices reasonable.
by Ronald L. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2021
Good stay very competent dock attendants
by Hank S. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2021
excellent Staff and docks
by Dennis R. - Verified user on May 31, 2021
Prompt courteous staff.good service
by Toni L. - Verified user on May 22, 2021
Always enjoy our stay at Ashley. Only regret that the washing machines/room was cleaner and chairs were available. Need a shuttle available.
by dan m. - Verified user on May 18, 2021
Very accommodating Dockmaster for our slip request.
Great deckhands. Nice showers.
by howard k. - Verified user on May 14, 2021
Great marina with nice wooden floats and great dockhands as well . Very close to Publix supermarket .
by Anthony B. - Verified user on May 11, 2021
Great team! Worked hard to be sure we were safe and secure...Will is the best!!!
by Larry D. - Verified user on May 09, 2021
I was at this marina for three nights. It needs a makeover and needs to set minimum expectations for the boats who use it. There were a lot of boats with decks covered with junk, boats that clearly are never moved from the docks and boats so dirty on the outside that the inside must be a health hazard. Every cement piling was covered with chipped and peeling paint. Slips are not clearly numbered. With numerous marinas in Charleston, I will be trying somewhere else on my next trip through.
by Edward - Verified user on Apr 30, 2021
Very helpful friendly
by Stephen C. - Verified user on Feb 28, 2021
convenient ,very nice staff that remember us from our previous visits, feel welcome
by Bill O. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2020
Approach was ridiculous considering the narrow entrance lines with boats...
Other than that very nice experience.
by David W. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2020
I am new to this site and this was my 1st time using - I loved the reminder phone call they would be closing & they gave me my information over the phone on after hours access
by Kevin w. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2020
Very nice we will be back
by Rush S. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2020
We had a great time. The deck hands are very helpful.
Would have been 5 stars if the showers and baths would have been clean.
by Scott V. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2020
Recommend limiting the number of ice bags a boater can get. 2 days in a row marina was out of ice as a commercial fisher bought all the bags in the cooler leaving none for anyone else docked there.
by Tanya G. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2020
The slip was conveniently located for our purposes. The ice was a bit expensive but I guess you pay for convenience.
by Christopher D. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2020
Very enjoyable experience!! Everyone very helpful. Great facilities!
by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2020
Nice marina for Charleston. The waters were calm there and it’s a dog friendly place
by Allen B. - Verified user on Jun 23, 2020
Excellent communication when I requested my reservation. The docks are in great shape. Fuel dock was well staffed.
by Jamey T. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2020
We have stayed here multiple times an the staff is always very professional and courteous. I will always stay here when I'm in Charleston.
by Michael W. - Verified user on May 29, 2020
Location is really the primary strength of this marina. It did allow us to explore Charleston by bicycle very well, and that was what we wanted to do. There is also a new Publix (grocery) that is within pretty easy walking distance. The docks were floating, but just in OK condition. The showers were messy enough we chose not to use them and we are NOT that picky. The internet was hit or miss. We had the necessities (power, water, and a dock) in a good location for Charleston, but I would say that was about it. The dock workers were nice and considerate, which is always appreciated. The marina just needs some updating/attention. Bike racks were overloaded with old, rusty relics with flat tires. I would stay there again, but just expect the basic essentials. The location makes it worth it.
by David M. - Verified user on May 15, 2020
Always a great spot to stay in Charleston.
by Paula R. - Verified user on Mar 04, 2020
I really like this Marina. Much smaller scale than the City Marina. Dockhands are helpful. Easy pump out. I know they recently installed a new WiFi system, but it still isn’t great.
Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry our wifi system did not meet your expectations. We pay to make sure it reaches every vessel. Please contact our dock office if you have any issues. 843-722-1996.
by Jeff D. - Verified user on Nov 26, 2019
Good in and out need to upgrade bathrooms. Also need to work on tidying up docks
by Richard A. - Verified user on Nov 13, 2019
I have stayed here over the years. Nice staff and facilities. Nice that they will provide a ride downtown with their van. Nice showers.
by Michele J. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2019
The marina was great as well as the staff. Our only 2 issues were the Pump out being down; and not really much area ( if any ) area for taking a dog. They are a pet friendly marina too. ( I have a very little dog and don’t need much )
by Jim L. - Verified user on Oct 06, 2019
Ashley is always a welcoming stay. Great location for access to all that downtown Charleston has to offer.
by Jeff S. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2019
Great Marina!! Great Location!!
by Ron A. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2019
Great staff , great location.
by Todd D. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2019
Dock help was underwelming
by Corey S. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2019
Great! Easy walk to the hotel!
by Carroll J. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2019
We had several 20 - 25’ boats on a one night stay. We all paid for slips however we ended up stacking 2 boats in one slip. I would have expected to have a reserved spot for each boat.
We’re sorry our marina did not meet your expectations. We do offer smaller vessels to share finger slips at a discounted rate when occupancy is tight. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 843-722-1996.
by Greg H. - Verified user on Dec 10, 2018
On time friendly dock hands and competitive rates.Good docking instructions for swift current. Bathrooms and showers needed cleaning and repairing. Courtesy shuttle was great
by David W. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2018
Older property but great location. Staff was outstanding!
by Gene F. - Verified user on Oct 22, 2018
Very nice and helpful staff
by Lee L. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2018
Good service and good staff
by Frank C. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2017
Wifi not very good...
by Randy B. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2017
This is our second year of comimg to this marina which is clean and beautiful however this year the staff was not very friendly and did not make you feel very welcomed but that comes with any job and will not prevent us from comimg back next year.
by Debra H. - Verified user on May 03, 2017
We told the Dockmaster we. We're inexperienced with currents when he gave us instructions for coming into the Marina and had advised there were strong currents. He proceeded to direct us to a slip and sent a young man to the dock to meet us. The current grabbed us and pushed us into two other boats causing damage to our boat. I begged the dockhand to help us or to find someone who could and he responded there wasn't anyone who could help. Apparently, he was only there, waiting to catch a line. Two. Others came over and advised us to stop and wait for slack tide and then move the boat. We hired a resident boater to move our boat to a face dock. Hmm. If a face dock had been offered in the beginning this whole thing would have been avoided! Later heard this Marina has a reputation of being called "Crash"! The resident boater said he helps others 2-3 times a week who have the same experience. Good to know--too late!
Were sorry the marina did not meet your expectations. As you explained, we try to advise all arriving vessels of the present conditions of the river. It is no secret that the Ashley River and Charleston Harbor are capable of having strong currents, and it sounds as if the marina did its job in advising appropriately. We try our best to assign slips based on the conditions to make it as easy as possible for vessels, but sometimes space is limited. We rely on the vessels captain to communicate any hesitations when giving slip locations. We utilize our facedock for larger vessels that cannot fit into slips. Depending on the vessel size and duration of their stay, a facedock assignment is rarely offered.