Palmetto Bay Marina

$1.90/ft - $2.50/ft

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Day Trip
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86 Helmsman Way
Hilton Head, SC 29928
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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150 Reviews

by Bill H. - Verified user on Apr 17, 2024
Nice Dock and facilities. Great restaurants on site.

by Tim H. - Verified user on Apr 17, 2024
Clean facility, good dockhands, hot showers, nearby good restaurants, and out door rental. Bike paths easily lead to beach, shops ,etc. Courtesy bikes available and good.

by Dale K. - Verified user on Apr 15, 2024
The staff was very attentive and helpful. We would definitely recommend this marina.

by Paulette F. - Verified user on Apr 12, 2024
All dock hands were great.Easy pull up at docks fueled, washed clothes ate at the Carolina Crab was excellent. Thank you for 2 nights because of storms. John the bartender at Carolina crab was great Double Trouble This Is Us Jim &Paulette

by James J. - Verified user on Apr 07, 2024
Very nice facility. Helpful staff and well maintained facility.

by Robert O. - Verified user on Apr 07, 2024
I love staying here.

by John l. - Verified user on Apr 07, 2024
great dock hands, good bath facilities though the codes were not reliable. One worked well though. Great bar and restraunt facilities. A fair value for sailors.

by Doug P. - Verified user on Apr 06, 2024
Excellent dockage. So easy to book and the staff was there to help tie us off.

by Capt T. - Verified user on Apr 05, 2024
Very professional staff. Great place to visit and fuel

by Winfried V. - Verified user on Mar 21, 2024
Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff, great facilities and docks. Great place to stay.

by Steven H. - Verified user on Mar 04, 2024
Great staff and super clean marina.

by Lea S. - Verified user on Mar 02, 2024
I used the Marina twice in seven days for purposes of attending to an engine oil leak. The docks, showers and laundry were all current and kept clean. Sean and Tristan were engaging and helpful in docking. Palmetto Bay is on my list for marinas to use in the future. Returned as part of my journey north. Good service, nice facility, and pleasant boaters

by John R. - Verified user on Mar 01, 2024
Great marina and great staff and awesome dock-master Tony-calls for a pump out are responded to quickly and efficiently.

by Thomas L. - Verified user on Feb 25, 2024
Excellent service, we could not have been happier with the professionalism of the staff or the accommodations.

by Scott H. on Feb 11, 2024
Docked here for two months this winter- liked the Marina so much we are staying there again next year. The docks are great, great laundry facilities, showers, etc. The Marina is great dog walking, bike riding, and great walking paths including cool hiking paths in the woods. It’s close to good restaurants and good food shopping. What makes the Marina special is the staff. Kai, Tony, Sean and Patrick are true professionals and surround themselves with good talent. The entire crew is professional and fun to be around. We highly recommend this Marina.

by Rebecca G. - Verified user on Feb 09, 2024
Would love to stay here again. Tristin was amazing. The black marlin smash burger did not disappoint. The best service I think I’ve ever seen. Team work ! And made customers feel very taken care of !

by Andrew P. - Verified user on Feb 09, 2024
Marina staff were polite, courteous and helpful. Docks, washrooms, showers and laundry all new. Great location, friendly environment, I will stay again.

by Scott B. on Jan 30, 2024
Dockmaster Tony and his team were instrumental in making our stay seamless. Their professionalism and commitment to customer satisfaction were evident from the moment we arrived. They were readily available to assist with any requests, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Unplanned circumstances led to two extensions of our stay, and throughout the entire process, the staff exhibited flexibility and accommodation. The facilities at this marina were top-notch. The laundry room and bathrooms were not only convenient but also exceeded expectations in terms of cleanliness and free. Not to mention the dolphins played in the slips next to it so we got a show every day! One of the standout features of this marina was its proximity to excellent restaurants. The convenience of having dining options within reach was nice, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to our stay. The marina's location, close to grocery stores, further enhanced its appeal. This made provisioning and daily errands a breeze, contributing to the overall convenience of our stay. In conclusion, our time at this marina was fantastic. The combination of a helpful and accommodating staff, outstanding facilities, and a prime location makes it a standout choice for anyone seeking a marina experience. We are already looking forward to returning and highly recommend it to fellow cruisers.

by John H. - Verified user on Jan 21, 2024
The entire organization, led by Anthony and Shawn, provided us with an excellent marina experience.

by Charles P. - Verified user on Jan 12, 2024
Great Marina. Well protected and easy on and off even with a little current. Sturdy docks in great condition, convenient showers and washing machines, and Dockmaster Tony was great. While there are free bikes, they weren't in usable condition when we were there.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the great review! We agree, all new bikes on the way!

by Tina E. - Verified user on Jan 05, 2024
We loved this Marina! Tony & Shawn are great people, so laid back & caring! We stayed here for 1 week and everything was amazing! Free laundry, nice clean restrooms and showers. It’s a little bit of a walk to get your dog to a grassy place though. The black marlin restaurant was great & the breakfast place too! Internet was spotty but we didn’t care! Self service fuel dock is open 24-7! We will definitely be back!!! The ferry boats were a little annoying bc they don’t understand no wake! Current wasn’t awful.

by Edward A. - Verified user on Dec 31, 2023
Very modern marina. Clean showers and bath houses conveniently located, floating at the docks. Great restaurants steps away at the marina. Deep water slips. Highly recommend.

by Stephen R. - Verified user on Dec 16, 2023
Tony and crew does a great job helping get you docked. The docks and facility are great.

by Dan G. - Verified user on Dec 14, 2023
Great marina. All facilities are well maintained. Staff is very knowledgeable and ready to help. Good restaurants at the marina. Strong current but staff is very good at getting boats docked safely

by Stephen H. on Dec 12, 2023
They have set the bar for service as high as it could be. Every time we dealt with the dock crew they were over the top friendly and supportive. Tony, Sean, Seth and others we spoke with on the phone, just stellar, we love this place. Laundry, showers, everything on the docks was new and clean and well-tended, this is how it should be. We should report that it's terrible so we can make sure we find space on future visits. ;)
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About Palmetto Bay Marina

Palmetto Bay Marina, featuring all new docks and amenities, offers boaters the safety, convenience, and comfort of a full-service marina on the warm Carolina coast. We're only 1/2 mile from the Intracoastal Waterway, located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We can easily accommodate vessels up to 150+ feet.

We're excited to have completed our multi-phase restoration project at Palmetto Bay Marina. All of the facilities have been fully renovated including docks, wifi, integrated power supply, showers/restrooms, fueling stations, patio areas, and more. We’re seeing lots of boats from the loop this season making their way to the island for great weather and a slow-paced attitude.

Our location, tucked inland, provides 22 feet at low tide making an ideal stopover for larger vessels, sailboats, and catamarans. No height restrictions and wide hulls are welcome.

Booking Info

Max LOA: 300'

Max Beam: 35'

Max Draft: 22'

Please note there is a 25' minimum LOA applied to all reservations.


$2.75/ft: March 1st through September 30th

$1.90/ft: October 1st through February 28th


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 04/01/2024 at 11:21AM

  • Regular Gas: $5.149

  • Diesel: $3.90


  • Service & Maintenance
  • Ship Store
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Launch Ramp
  • Groceries
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • Travel Lift
  • ATM
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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