by Maret M. - Verified user on Dec 05, 2023
Wonderful warm welcome
by Kerry P. - Verified user on Nov 29, 2023
Always friendly and helpful
by Michael M. - Verified user on Nov 22, 2023
Another great stay at one of my favorite marinas. Michele was there to greet us and help us to dock even though it was pouring rain when we arrived. After fueling and pumping out we did shopping nearby. The next morning we waited for passing T storms before departing. We will be back in May on our return trip home.
by Robert P. - Verified user on Nov 21, 2023
Excellent service, great team
by Steve & Lynn Y. - Verified user on Nov 21, 2023
Loved our stay! Clean, well managed. Great staff. Thanks to Michelle and Max. Hope to see y’all soon!
by Deborah M. - Verified user on Nov 21, 2023
Wonderful. Michelle called us about our ETA and told us are space was available and we slid in early and we departed minutes before the next vessel was to arrive. Dock personnel were friendly and helpful. Didn’t try the restaurant as we Ubered to Beaufort to explore.
by George S. - Verified user on Nov 17, 2023
The staff was great and the facility was clean and neat.
by Kathy E. on Nov 13, 2023
This is a wonderful marina! The staff are all knowledgeable, helpful and happy to be there. The location is great...Beaufort is a lovely town. The setting is gorgeous. the restaurant is great! Both the marina and the restaurant are clean and well-managed. One of our favorite stops.
by Steve N. - Verified user on Nov 10, 2023
It was a busy day on the waterway and at the marina when we arrived. Even so, Michelle and her staff did a great job of managing the workload, assisted with our lines, and made us feel welcome! A special shout out to Max for outstanding service.
The facility and docks are spacious, clean and the bathrooms have been recently renovated. Marker 244 is a great spot to grab a cocktail and a bite to eat. We will be returning soon.
by Debi R. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2023
Very nice facility helpful staff
Convenient to everything
We would stay again
by Eric M. on Nov 02, 2023
Always a great stop. The staff and manager are always helpful. They made room for us after the dock assignment that was given to us at the Beaufort Downtown marina was not conducive to Tropical Horizons II and her handling characteristics. You can't ask for more friendly staff who really make you feel at home. Unlike some reviews we actually prefer the outside face dock, as it is an easy on or off. With regards to other boats, the marina can't do much about other mariners and their inability to operate their vessel safely. We have had a personal experience with this in Southport at the Safe Harbor there. Wakes were not a problem for us either.
by Martin M. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2023
What a great marina! Friendly, helpful staff, spotless accommodations, worth a stop!
by Keith P. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2023
We were placed on the outside face dock partially over the gas dock. This was an issue for to the string currents and the difficulty boats have leaving the dock. After fueling we a boat just missed us when he left the dock and hit the boat behind us. Wave action was also an issue in this location. We thought about asking to move but didn’t want the hassle after docking. We probably won’t stay here again.
by Bruce M. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2023
Nice floating docks and great staff and very helpful.
by Winifred P. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2023
Staff was great. Stores under mile away. Nice restaurant
by Brian O. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2023
The marina was in good shape and the staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a small restaurant beside the dock office that has fantastic food, reasonably priced. The only reason I didn't rate 5 was that the power on the dock was very poor. Only 208 volts and the dock breaker tripped so often we finally had to turn off the entire A/C system. We basically had enough power to keep the lights and refrigeration on.
by Mitchell W. - Verified user on Oct 23, 2023
We love this Marina and have been there 3x this year. Michelle and the staff are great and the regulars are very friendly.
by Chuck S. - Verified user on Oct 20, 2023
Safe Harbor Port Royal is an outstanding Marina, located right on the ICW. Docks are in excellent condition, Staff is excellent, facilities are very clean, and on-site Restaurant is very nice. If I was forced to come up with a negative - it’s a bit of a hike from the Transient Dock to the facilities
by Brian D. on Oct 09, 2023
The Marina is one of the cleanest well-kept marinas I’ve ever been in the staff is friendly and extremely helpful. I’d recommend this Marina to anyone.
by Daniel S. - Verified user on Oct 08, 2023
We love staying here. Michele and her crew are among the best on the water. Very friendly, and accommodating. Highly recommend!
by bryan c. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2023
Staff and location are awesome!
by Wayde M. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2023
Love this marina, first stopped here in 2014, Michelle and her staff are first rate. We try to make it here every year. Convenient shopping within walking distance, Piggly Wiggly, West Marine, Ace Hardware and CVS all less than a mile away. Great Farmers market every Saturday just 1 mile away. Great stopover for transients.
by Ronald S. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Michelle and her team are the best. They were so welcoming, knowledgable and helpful. Best marina on the US east coast.
by Donald K. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Nice marina and staff. They are in the process of doing dock improvements and adding on.
Marina is located In a quiet neighborhood lined with moss covered live oaks. Marker 244 has good food and service. They keep some supplies in the marina store and ACE Hardware and West Marine is about a mile away. A little bouncy on the outside, but wasn't too bad. Uber ride to downtown is about 15.00 - 20.00 each way. There is plenty of area to take your dogs out and walk.
by David B. on Aug 14, 2023
The staff at Safe Harbor Port Royal Marina are good people. They've been at this for a long time and understand the needs of all sorts of mariners. Their sincere desire to be of help to clients is obvious and palpable from the first tie-up. Do yourself a favor and choose this marina whenever you can. DRB.
by Clint F. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2023
Friendly staff, had Uber drivers - great boat location
by Jack A. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Great personnel. Very accommodating. Nice facility
by Bob B. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Great staff! Easy in and out. Very clean. Beautiful area.
by Paula H. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2023
Another great stop at Safe Harbor at Port Royal! Dock hands and staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. Their food and drinks were great too! Fully recommend!!!
by Arthur A. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2023
Excellent marina, well organized and staff was great helping us dock. Highly recommend.
by Ryan G. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
Staff was great! Michell made us feel at home!
by Laura M. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
Dockhands are great and very friendly staff.
by John H. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2023
Michelle and the gang are awesome, highly recommended.
by Mark G. - Verified user on May 29, 2023
Nice marina and helpful staff. We couldn't get into Beaufort, so this was a reasonable alternative and we were close enough to shop around Beaufort. Good restaurant on site.
by Benjamin B. - Verified user on May 22, 2023
Safe Harbor was great. Everything was top notch and the people were great!
by Jonathan W. - Verified user on May 14, 2023
Very nice Marina with exceptional people working there
by Mike - Verified user on May 12, 2023
Great facility. Michelle and the crew are the the Bomb!
by Anne W. - Verified user on Apr 30, 2023
The docks are great, the shop, restaurant, and facilities are wonderful, and the crew is top notch. The downside is that we were in the outside wall of the transient dock and got massively waked by boats rushing home after the Beaufort air show. We heard that weekends can be pretty bumpy, but during the week is fine.
by Keith H. - Verified user on Apr 25, 2023
Very helpful and friendly staff.
by John W. - Verified user on Apr 24, 2023
Michelle was fantastic, great stop
by Sylvain P. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
Everything was more than perfect. The staff, laundry, shower, view, restaurant. We adore this marina in particular’s
by Kathleen A. - Verified user on Mar 31, 2023
Good service. Dockmaster was great. Clean bathrooms. Lovely view.
by Sam S. - Verified user on Feb 09, 2023
Great stop staff is the best they go above and beyond to make sure that you are comfortable. Stopped on the way south and again on the way back north. We will make this a must stop whenever we are in the area
by Michael L. on Dec 02, 2022
Great stop over either north or south. Michelle is awesome.
by Geoff & Jenni M. on Nov 19, 2022
Michele and the crew she has put together are top shelf. Great experience from start to finish. Now if they could simply shorten than runway of a dock. lol. New showers are beautiful. Everything you need is within walking distance.
by Gary C. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2022
Always a great stop for us going either way.
by Chris S. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2022
Always a great stay at Port Royal! Very helpful Dockhands. West Marine within walking distance or short Über/taxi. The restaurant 244 has a great happy hour and great food.
by Mahlon S. on Nov 03, 2022
We’ve stopped at Port Royal Marina each time on our way to and from Florida. Dock hands know their jobs , and Michelle , I believe to be the dock manager, goes well above and beyond what we expect ! We’ll be back !!
by CAPT G. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2022
Outstanding staff Especially Michelle They go far and above any other Marina and I’ve been doing this for over 30 years
by Mike M. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2022
We had a fantastic stay at Safe Harbor Port Royal Landing. Michele and her staff are outstanding. They provide excellent service and are very welcoming and friendly. The marina hosted a wonderful Halloween party with a low country boil and made us feel right at home even though we were only there for one night. Facilities are nice. Would definitely recommend stopping at Safe Harbor Port Royal Landing.
by Greg C. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2022
Safe Harbor Port Royal sets the standard for outstanding service. I wish we had time to stay for a few days.
The marina staff kept us updated during the day regarding our arrival and the timing of the currents. Four staff members waited after hours for our arrival (two boats) and greeted us with smiles.
This will be a mandatory stop on our north/south migration in the future!!
by Allen A. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2022
Great service, communications and the dock hands were second to none. Will definetly come back.
by George H. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2022
Great overnight stay. Easy docking, helpful staff and good onsite restaurant.
by Richard H. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2022
Just a long walk in the heat from the transient docks!
by John A. - Verified user on Jun 02, 2022
Excellent. Michelle and her staff are first rate. Very friendly and accomodating! A super place for a stopover!
by Lawrence T. - Verified user on May 19, 2022
Great marina, incredible staff!
by Kermit R. - Verified user on May 19, 2022
Incredible dock staff very knowledgeable and hospitable.
great wifi unusual for Beacon but not many people there.
Restaurant was good try the home made onion rings with honey!
Great stop will be a regular for us.
by Ken S. on May 10, 2022
A Favorite "Must Stop" . We look forward to our stay at Safe Harbor Port Royal Marina heading south as well as returning north. The facility is terrific and the people are just the best. Michele and her staff great us by name and bend over backwards to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay. It's a short walk to CVS, Piggly Wiggly, ABC Liquor, and a fresh fish stand.
We love the restaurant at the marina as well, and will continue to include Safe Harbor Port Royal Marina in our travels on the ICW.
by Tom S. on May 03, 2022
We cannot say enough good things about Michele and this marina. Coming north on the ICW we received word of a serious family emergency back home. We started calling marinas in the Beaufort area for dockage not knowing the duration or our stay. When speaking with Michele at Safe Harbors Port Royal she said come on in we’ll take care of you. She couldn’t do enough for us even arranging with a friend to get us to Savannah and the airport. We’re still home. Checking in, she again said don’t worry they have us covered, take care of our family. We’d recommend Safe Harbors Port Royal to anyone. They are good people.
by Robert G. on Apr 21, 2022
Great Dockmaster and team. First time we stayed here ( normally stay at city marina) and will do so again
by JOHN M. - Verified user on Apr 11, 2022
Super friendly staff. Very helpful. On-site restaurant was very good; casual.
by Sue J. on Dec 24, 2021
Dec 2021: We've stayed at Port Royal several times and the Staff are always wonderful. Always come to help with the lines - current can be a bit rough. Premises are clean and not a bad walk to a local restaurant or two. Decided to try the onsite restaurant again - Marker 244 - service is good but food is still mediocre.
May 2021: Been to the marina three times and been great. Excellent staff. Had the chance to try the restaurant, Marker 244, which is on the premises. My husband loved his meal, mine was mediocre.
by Jean B. - Verified user on Dec 12, 2021
Nice marina with very helpful staff. Shout out to Michelle for rerouting an important amazon package to us as soon as I explained my dilemma. Will be back. thanks all!
by Bill W. - Verified user on Dec 03, 2021
The staff was extremely helpful and flexible. We had a great stay! I would choose this marina over any others in the area. Thanks to Michele and her staff!!!
by Will S. on Nov 24, 2021
We are an annual contract holder. Michelle and team are first rate. She has to taught them Well. Eric, Max, and others are always available for assistance when departing/arriving or for just a hand when needed.
The infrastructure: docks, power, fuel pumps, parking lot and amenities which even include a dog park complete with bags are in excellent shape. This is another advantage of being at a Safe Harbor. They have the capital to make significant investments in the property. We are huge fans of the combo of Michelle and team with Safe Harbor and recommend them highly.
by Greg w. - Verified user on Nov 21, 2021
Marina sits in the River unprotected from wind. Makes for difficult docking and exit from face dock with NE wind blowing. Long walk up the dock to the building and facilities. Not much I the way of amenities to redeem it. Reasonable access to grocery and seafood store. Ok as an overnight stop but not much else to recommend it.
by Richard G. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2021
Great dock side assist. Clean, seems to be well maintained. Handled our group of 10 boats w/ease and proficiency. Pump-out right at the dock.
by David G. on Nov 12, 2021
Clean and safe facilities. Well maintained. The biggest plus is the positive customer service attitude of the entire staff. Highly recommended.
by Mark T. on Nov 12, 2021
Michele and crew are wonderful! Nice place to hang and pick up a little fuel. On site restaurant with good food. Helpful when docking and departing. Good power. Some traffic wakes but most slow down and are kind since it is a no wake zone…
by Robert B. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2021
Great staff, extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
by Cyndi M. on Oct 07, 2021
Great customer service from Justin! Just stopped in for some fuel, and he was experienced in tying us up, and reminded us to get some ice! Thank you!
by Richard K. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2021
Awesome marina. Excellent staff. Well maintained.
by Anonymous on May 26, 2021
Great .... would use them again!!
by Anonymous on May 21, 2021
Awesome marina. Very accommodating staff, they stayed and filled us up 30 min after closing one evening. Thanks Max and Erik.
We will be back.
by John P. on May 12, 2021
My wife and I looked at several marinas in the Beaufort, SC area prior to choosing Safe Harbor Port Royal Landing Marina. The marina staff are extremely helpful, friendly, and welcoming! We were especially impressed with Michele Clark who went above and beyond to assist with our boat and making us feel welcome. Kirstie and Gene were also very helpful. The marina is well protected, dog friendly, and has a friendly and supportive group of boaters. The facility is well maintained and has a great restaurant. We give this marina and staff 5 stars!
by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2021
Appreciated the lift into Beaufort by Emily. Also appreciated the Thirsty Thursday hot dog bbq. Dock master Michelle walked around and made us transients feel welcome. Thank you for the clean restrooms...and the 500 Fitbit steps to get to them!
by Scott S. - Verified user on Apr 26, 2021
Super nice marina. Clean and well maintained.
by David K. - Verified user on Apr 23, 2021
Our stay was wonderful! The marina is clean, well maintained, and in a lovely area. It was great that they had Thirsty Thursday on the dock. Personnel are very thoughtful and helpful. They are most definitely pet friendly. Don’t expect to get an Uber or Lyft to Beaufort riverfront, and don’t look for WiFi as indicated. Definitely recommend!
by Laszlo F. - Verified user on Apr 09, 2021
Friendly and helpful staff. Restaurant was excellent. Facilities are clean.
by William D. - Verified user on Mar 13, 2021
Stayed 2 nights there on our way north. Thinking about making it our permanent dock for our Sabre 48. Met some nice people at the dock and was invited to their Thirsty Thursday happy hour on the deck. Michelle the dock master was very helpful. They are updating the fuel system so hopefully will be operational soon.
by Anonymous on Feb 03, 2021
Safe Harbor Port Royal Marina, for my husband, Mark, and me, is a 5-star property with a 5-star staff. The dockmaster, Michele, is one of the most welcoming and considerate dockmasters (and people) I have ever met. From the moment we started looking at where we would like to stay along the ICW, speaking with Michele was a breath of fresh air. She is responsive, warm and knowledgeable, not only about Safe Harbor Port Royal Marina, but about other marinas, anchorages and land-based offerings in the area. As well, Michele is an experienced boater, and, as such, a great source of information about boats, boat repairs and boat upgrade services. All this said, Michele does not work alone. She clearly selects and trains a crew that shares her caring spirit about the boaters who visit as well as about ensuring the upkeep of the facility. Her crew, comprised of Erik, Max, Emily and Colton, is superb, always friendly and attentive to whatever you need. Erik even helped me on his day off to catch my very first fish! Putting the above together, you get a true family feel when you are here. From Mark’s and my perspective, you cannot find a better place to stay the night, weekend, week or more, fuel up and/or dine. Given this, along with the beautiful environment in which the marina is situated for walking, biking, driving or taking a dinghy ride, we highly recommend Safe Harbor Port Royal Marina to anyone traveling up or down the ICW.
by Jeffrey b. - Verified user on Nov 17, 2020
everyone was very helpful getting me tied up. i was single handed.
my big complaint is none of the staff were wearing masks. just because you are outdoors it doesnt mean you cant spread covid.
the restaurant at the top of the dock had all of the tables way too close. there was plenty of empty tables so there was no reason to sit people so close together except to save steps for the wait staff. in case safe harbor hasnt heard yet....there is a pandemic that has already klled over 200,000 people in the usa. wear masks!
by Lori M. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2020
Always a great place to stop.
by Nick E. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2020
Very nice docks. Easy in-out. Excellent staff.
by Larry D. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2020
Great dock hand and dock master. Good communication, great fuel price.
by Adrian I. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2020
Friendly, beautiful setting. Easy dockage despite current. The new restaurant at the marina, Marker 244, had EXCELLENT seafood and a friendly staff. Inside and outside dining. Fuel very reasonable and Beaufort is just a short Uber away. This marina is a must stop on the ICW.
by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2020
Great marina. Friendly staff and very dog friendly
by Jeff D. on Jun 18, 2020
Great Marina and dock hand got us tucked in even with the current moving us a long. nice and quite beautiful scenery
by Debbie K. - Verified user on May 30, 2020
Had a great stay. Staff is alway helpful and friendly. The restaurant Marker 224 on site is open now and very good. The only thing that could be improved is something they can’t control, and that is the wakes felt on the facing docks by boaters who ignore the ‘no wake zone’.
by Anonymous on May 26, 2020
This was the absolute Friendliest Marina we have stayed in the 7 months we have been Cruising.
Michele, Ryan and Tim, Max. Wow what a Team. Shower pressure, great, clean. And there is a Grill next door "Marker 244", excellent food.
Thank you! We loved having you stay with us and hope to see you in the Fall:-) Michele and crew
by Robert X. on May 01, 2020
Thank you...Rion, Michelle, Tim, Max, and Jack.... for making us feel so at home especially during this challenging pandemic. Your professionalism, warmth and hospitality makes us feel like we are home ....see you in the fall.
Bob & Sue, We miss you at the dock we all can't wait for Dream On to be back in the Fall!!
by Phillip N. on May 01, 2020
This is our favorite marina by far! The staff is always helpful and friendly. The docks are in great condition and well maintained. Prices are reasonable. Facilities are always clean. It is our "home" on the water. We stay there as often as possible and recommend it to everyone.
Phil & Belinda, Thank you for the wonderful review. It's always fun when you guys stay!
by Willie B. on Mar 25, 2020
Thank you Michelle and Max . Hope to get back soon . This weekend . Macgyversride .
Good service here and Dock is easy to get to . Most helpful
Hope your trip south was great! Keep us updated
by Anonymous on Dec 03, 2019
The absolutely BEST Marina ever!!!
All of the staff and even the owner Tom go above and beyond to do anything to help you!!!
I’ve never been to another marina where the staff treats me like family and not just a stranger!
Was always greeted by name and that meant a lot to me!!
If in the area DO NOT MISS stopping by this Marina!!
I promise you they will treated you as a person and not just a number!
Can’t say enough good things about Port Royal Marina!!!!
by Ed H. on Jan 26, 2018
This is a great Marina. I stay here every year on the way South and again when I am heading North.
by Cie T. on May 08, 2010
Service top notch! All marina personnel do everything possible to please transients. Easy dingy ride to Beaufort or Port Royal. Loaner vehicle is a big help. Busy roads, not good for biking. Office will obtain any boating item you need if you call ahead.
by Tom C. on Jan 30, 2010
A wonderful "family" atmosphere. A number of live aboards so every Friday and Saturday evening there is a gathering, along with transients and others at the Marina, for a bring your own cook out and good company. Rates are reasonable with easy access along the ICW. Floating docks, ships store, shore side facilities to include laundry and restrooms; courtesy vehicle during business hours; half mile to West Marine, groceries and more. Nice people.