Palmetto Bay Marina

$1.90/ft - $2.50/ft

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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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126 Reviews

by Frank F. on Dec 02, 2023
Staff super helpful and courteous, nice facility and we will be back!

by Brian A. - Verified user on Dec 01, 2023
Good facilities and helpful staff.

by Dale D. - Verified user on Dec 01, 2023
Great staff, nice docks, FREE laundry!!!

by Dyann F. - Verified user on Dec 01, 2023
Tony and the staff here are wonderful! It has been a great experience to stay at Palmetto Bay Marina! Tony is so knowledgeable about this areas tides and currents, and has helped us numerous times with how best to move our boat! The floating docks are like new and facilities clean. Everyone is friendly!

by Michael P. - Verified user on Nov 30, 2023
All you can ask for. Great help, nice facilities and multiple restaurants on site. Tony was great and did everything possible to help. Highly recommended!

by David T. - Verified user on Nov 30, 2023
They have a great crew there. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back.

by Martin B. - Verified user on Nov 27, 2023
Awesome Marina. Easy in and out. Great Dockmaster. Good restaurants… will be back!

by Bill K. - Verified user on Nov 26, 2023
Great marina and awesome staff.

by Richard L. on Nov 22, 2023
This is our 3rd stay at Palmetto Bay Marina. We tow our 24' boat (Looney Bin) from Virginia for week-long stays and enjoy the convenience of renting a slip instead of repeated launching & trailering. Great location central to HHI's west side for day trips north or south or quick runs over to Daufuskie Is. Friendly & knowledgeable staff - always attentive & helpful. Convenient fueling at good prices. We'll be back again next year!

by Alastair Y. - Verified user on Nov 18, 2023
Excellent, great Marina.

by Roy R. - Verified user on Nov 16, 2023
Nice restaurant, good water pressure on pier and showers, great laundry facilities, and very helpful guys in office. Will come back

by Paulette F. - Verified user on Nov 10, 2023
All dock hands were great.Easy pull up at docks fueled, washed clothes ate at the Carolina Crab was excellent. Thank you for a great first time stay will be back on the way north Double Trouble This Is Us Jim &Paulette

by john t. - Verified user on Nov 07, 2023
Staff are professional, competent and diligent. Docks are great and I enjoyed the 3 restaurants on premise.

by Walt E. - Verified user on Nov 06, 2023
Great Marina, staff very helpful & courteous. One of our Favorites! We'll be back for sure!

by Bob B. on Nov 05, 2023
I just left Safe Harbor Palmetto Bay Marina. I was there for a month. Tony runs an excellent Marina. This place has risen from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew and now is the newest and best marina in the Hilton Head Area. Only thing missing is paper towels in the 3 very clean restrooms. The electricity was totally adequate for my 75 ft Marlow, even at the end of a long dock. I will be going back there! Thanks for your service, Tony

by Dean C. - Verified user on Nov 04, 2023
Dock hands always ready to help and courteous Easy pull up for fuel and pump out. On site multiple restaurants are great .

by Robert S. - Verified user on Nov 01, 2023
Great place! Staff very helpful.

by Lee A. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2023
Staff was wonderful. Amenities met our needs. Restaurants were very good. Will stay there again.

by Albert B. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2023
Great Marina, Tony is always very accommodating, we arrived in a dock party was going on, and everyone welcomed us with open arms

by Mike M. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Great staff and convenient location.

by Charles C. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2023
Clean neat nice staff. Dockwa needs to correct the street address that is on the website.

by paul h. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2023
Palmetton Bay was great. I wish they had a ship store that sold a few things especially ice. But overall a great experience.

by Amanda L. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2023
Absolutely the best personell anywhere. Beutiful facilities and an all around great marina.

by Mark H. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Had a very pleasant experience. Nice docks, ample space, wash down and charging available as well as fuel. Docks were neat and tidy with good cleats and bumpers. Felt very secure. Will come back for sure.

by Gary A. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2023
Dock hands are great, internet is terrible but they just added a new bath house and washer dryer set up.

by Janis M. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
Only problem the restaurant doesn’t open until 10:00 for breakfast on Sunday not sure about other days.

by Kay A. on Aug 24, 2023
Very nice marina.Staff were friendly and helpful. Facilities are clean and can't beat free laundry. There are a good selection of restaurants on site.

by Matthew B. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
No issues as usual, good docks and facilities.

by John R. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2023
Great marina and great staff and awesome dock-master Tony-calls for a pump out are responded to quickly and efficiently.

by Paige K. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Everything was great once we got the boat checked in. It was a little confusing on where to go once we entered the marina to check the boat in. Need better signage!

by Dwayne P. on Jul 25, 2023
We spent a week with our 24ft pontoon in a slip at Palmetto bay. Staff and the accommodations were very nice. I would highly recommend staying here.

by Wesley g. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
The facility did not meet my electric needs and what they did have kept tripping breakers all the time bathrooms were dirty and generally not a good place to be I will say the staff was very kind and courteous
Marina Response:
Wesley, Thank your for your review. When seeing the 1 star review this morning I looked into your reservation. It appears you have a 25 ft boat and stayed with us for 3 nights. Regarding the electric, we have ample power throughout the marina that services a 100 plus boaters on a dialy basis with no isssues. The power pedestals and electric system is new and required by "code" to have the new GFI breakers on the power pedestals. These new GFI power pedestals are more sensative than the older ones but are required by code. If the breaker was flipping this would have been a result of an electrical issue on your boat. Please note, that I just credited your electrical charge which will be reflective on your credit card shortly. Regarding the bathrooms, we have new bathrooms that get serviced twice a day. This time of year we have a tremendous amount of traffic, so of course there are unforeseen times that may occur when they are not as cleans as they should be. Regarding your comment of "generally not a good place to be", I do not really know how to repsond. We have spent much time and money redeveloping Palmetto Bay facilites as well as the marina. I am sorry we did not live up to your expectations.

by Tommy M. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
We had a great experience docking at palmetto bay! Checking in, and out was a breeze! Highly Recommended!

by Barry B. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2023
Facilities were top notch! Staff was very helpful!

by Michael G. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2023
Very courteous and helpful staff.

by maureen m. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2023
Super facility. Bathrooms and showers are new, and the laundry is free. The dock hands were really helpful and had us set up and checked in in less than five minutes. There are three restaurants on the property. We would definitely stay here again.

by william h. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2023
The stay was good. The dock was convenient, although it took a while to get in and get out due to the length of the no-wake zone. The employees were very helpful. The only down sides were I never could get the boat repair shop to answer the phone about some work I was considering getting done and also, there was not a shop where you could get ice and bait for your fishing trip. I was nearby, but the nearest live bait was off the island which added an hour to your trip each day, if they had live bait. I wound up catching some with my cast net most of the time.

by Ben B. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Great stay for the week

by Tarah K. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2023
Great stay! Helpful and friendly staff! Marina has a few bikes to use. Quick bike ride to grocery store and a few restaurants in walking distance.

by Paul C. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2023
Attentive staff. Our complaint is that they advertise 30 Amp service but then cannot provide due to shortage of adapters forcing the boater to travel to find one at his expense.

by Monica T. on Jul 03, 2023
Modern dock and electric. Complimentary laundry facility with 2 modern larger washer and dryers. 4 clean bathrooms with shower stalls. Complimentary dockside staff assisted pump out service. All of the marina staff were friendly, courteous, helpful and knowledgeable. Attentive staff assisted with with adjusting dock lines in inclement weather. There is also 3 restaurants on site. The only negative is there is a busy channel beside the marina.

by Dave D. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2023
The new electric grid on the outside dock did not provide a consistent voltage so our air conditioning would cut out at times. We were limited to one A/C at a time. The weather was hot, but there should have been ample voltage to prevent low voltage cut offs.

by Jeffrey C. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2023
Great team at the Marina! Everyone was very helpful and very nice! Great restaurants and bar area at the marina. Fantastic live music while we were there! Showers and laundry were clean too.

by Richard R. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2023
Very convenient.

by Steve C. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2023
Great staff and very friendly.

by Peter P. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2023
Very nice and clean. Great restaurants nearby. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

by Kevin G. - Verified user on May 31, 2023
Very helpful & friendly.

by Scott S. - Verified user on May 31, 2023
Long docks for catamarans and large yachts. Lots of room

by Chuck S. - Verified user on May 21, 2023
Very nice Marina. Docks, Power Pedestals, Bathrooms, and Laundry, all in excellent condition. Dockhands very helpful. 3 very good Restaurants on site. Publix a very easy 2 mile Bike ride, for provisions. Only negatives were that Dog walking was not great, and WiFi was inconsistent

by Robert Z. - Verified user on May 19, 2023
Great marina-staff is service oriented and friendly. Enjoyed our stay and would return again.

by David L. - Verified user on May 15, 2023
Great facility and staff! Excellent dining choices on-site.

by Ildi E. - Verified user on May 12, 2023
Very nice stay. Docks, restrooms , staff and free laundry were fantastic!

by Tim Z. - Verified user on May 08, 2023
Excellent marina. Helpful dock staff. New, well-built docks and reasonable docking fees. Restaurants available in the marina, and free bikes if you would like to go elsewhere.

by Nigel S. - Verified user on May 05, 2023
What an amazing place. Superb restaurants on site and very friendly staff. Helped with our lines and the pontoons are new and clean.

by Alain R. - Verified user on May 02, 2023
Helpful and friendly staff. Good facilities

by Steven P. - Verified user on Apr 30, 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff is very friendly and provided excellent service. We’re already planning to stay here in October on our trip back south.

by roark h. - Verified user on Apr 30, 2023
Easy in, easy out. Staff helpful, and nice.

by Mahlon S. - Verified user on Apr 23, 2023
Great line handlers on the dock ! We will be back !

by ABRAHAM P. - Verified user on Apr 23, 2023
Friendly staff. All you need

by Mike S. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
Great personnel, Great restaurants, Great location. They need to work on wifi. I will stay there again.

by Sara A. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
Tony and his dock crew are exceptional! Docks are new and facilities are great. Great location on the island.

by Robert F. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
Prompt and helpful assistance while docking and leaving.

by Christina D. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
We’ve stayed twice at Palmwtto and the staff is excellent. It’s an easy in and easy out marina. Free laundry and 4/5 placwa to eat and drink onsite. You’d never have to leave or you didn’t want to! We will stay again for :)

by Al F. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2023
The New Docks and facilities are great. High quality and well done. Certainly, the newest docks in the Hilton Head area and one of the best docks for larger boats.

by Dennis L. on Apr 09, 2023
Excellent marina, clean bathhouse and laundry rooms. Staff was always eager to help out. Lots of things to do there, boat tours, jet ski and dinghy rentals. 3 restaurants on site and plenty of safe bike paths to take you where you need to go.

by Aaron C. - Verified user on Apr 08, 2023
What a awesome place to visit. Trailered my boat from Indiana. Rented a dock space for the week. They answered all my questions for a first timer in salt water. Will be back again. Very clean and experienced

by David B. - Verified user on Mar 17, 2023
Docking was easy and Sean was there to assist - much appreciated. The complimentary pump out is a great service - and they came right away. I think that the restrooms should be supplied with a soap dispenser and towels or air dryer. Minimally, a hand sanitizer should be available.

by Joe R. - Verified user on Mar 01, 2023
We arrived in Spring of 2022. The marina had just been rebuilt, and the WiFi was just getting started. Over the past 10 months, we have watched the staff grow the marina into a fantastic experience! The docks are amazing, with almost 12' of clearance on the pilings during King Tides. Electric is brand new and clean, water quality is very good. A few months ago they finished and installed the restroom/shower facility barge as well, which really helps. They also added a pump out boat for convenience. The restaurants on site are excellent, with choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an out music bar/restaurant as well. They do get occasional wakes from he Hage Point ferry boat, but nothing substantial enough to cause concern. During high winds down the fairway against the current I saw nothing substantial in terms of wave action like you see in some marinas with a long fetch in one direction. They are adding more fuel pumps on the new transient dock. Fuel prices have been good as well. They have a lift which can handle 50 ton boats and I believe the max beam is 19 feet? They have exceptional gel coat workers there which did some work for us. They have dolphin tours, wave runners and Watersports there as well should you wish. There is a trolley stop nearby to go around the island, but the marina also has free bikes. It's about 15 minutes to the beach by bike. Overall, we love this marina, and have booked our future reservations here already, as this will become a very popular marina in the future.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words! One of the greatest things about the business we are in is the people we meet, we’ll always find a spot on the docks for you guys!

by Andrew on Feb 05, 2023
Had an amazing experience at Palmetto Bay. Spent 2 months there abs loved every second of it. The staff was amazing would highly recommend you stay there.
Marina Response:
Thank you Andrew. We look forward to having you back when your travels take you our way, until then have safe, fun adventures on the water!

by Zubeda R. on Feb 03, 2023
We enjoyed Palmetto Bay marina, great dock master, excellent staff ,will highly recommend and God willing will go back again for sure

by Scott H. on Feb 03, 2023
Docked here for two months this winter- liked the Marina so much we are staying there again next year. The docks are brand new, 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 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 James W. - Verified user on Jan 18, 2023
Clean bathroom facilities. However, needs paper towels and hand soap at the sinks. Staff is extremely helpful. Pump-out boat will come to you nearly as soon as you ask for it.\nRestaurants nearby are good too. Grocery and pharmacies are less than two miles away. If you have a bike, the Hilton Head bike trail system is the eighth wonder of the world! :-)

by Lawrence T. - Verified user on Jan 17, 2023
Great staff, helpful and competent. Well maintained facility. New large washers and dryers. Restaurants on-site. Will stop here again.

by Jim K. - Verified user on Jan 07, 2023
Great marina and awesome staff. Definitely recommend arriving at slack tide as the current rips through there.

by Denis O. - Verified user on Jan 05, 2023
Nice clean marina with new floating docks. Restaurants nearby, bikes available to get to groceries and hardware store. The staff is on the ball and really nice folks.\nI left the boat there for several weeks to travel home and now plan on stopping at Palmetto Bay again when I return north.

by Ron F. - Verified user on Dec 31, 2022
Still a few more repairs needed (transition from shore to the docks has been temporary plywood for many months), but the staff is extremely friendly, and the floating docks, power, and WiFi have all been great.

by Patricia S. - Verified user on Dec 09, 2022
Great marina, helpful staff. New restrooms and laundry facility. Overall, a fine marina, BUT why are the shower heads so high? I’m 5’3 and had to take it in the face thoroughly my whole shower as I couldn’t even reach the head to redirect the stream. Great water pressure, by the way! This particular part of my stay at Palmetto Bay was material for a Seinfield episode. 😅

by Tanya D. - Verified user on Dec 05, 2022
It was nice enough. Nice docks. However, the bathrooms are severely lacking - no hand soap, no hand dryers/paper towels and toilet paper not replaced. We boaters rate marinas not only on their docks but especially their facilities. Thank you.

by John K. - Verified user on Nov 28, 2022
Very nice facility with an very nice facility with an attentive staff. look forward to returning when next passing through the area.

by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2022
We docked our 42' catamaran at Palmetto Bay for a week in November. The facilities were very nice, complimentary laundry, restaurants onsite, and the dockmaster, Paul, was super! We would not hesitate to visit again. SV Seas the Moment

by Judy M. on Nov 25, 2022
Dockhands are great at getting you tied up. Easy walk/bike ride to Publix,1.5miles to provision. Great restaurants onsite. Our second stay and we’ll be back

by Bill V. - Verified user on Nov 22, 2022
Docks are in good shape and Tony and his crew are top notch.

by Robert P. - Verified user on Nov 12, 2022
Docket needs to up-date information regarding bathrooms, showers and laundry. All are new and provided on a barge that is an part of the Marina. A unique and wonderful solution.

by Steve S. - Verified user on Nov 05, 2022
Wow! What a great place to stay. We were greated with smiling faces and beautiful facilities. The staff was willing to answer all our questions and more. \nIf you are in Hilton Head, this is the place to stay! \n

by Greg G. - Verified user on Nov 04, 2022
Great place great team

by Christine A. - Verified user on Nov 01, 2022
Kai Patrick and Tony are the best. Couldn’t do enough to help us with anything we needed at the marina.

by Robert W. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2022
Delightful facility \nWill be back

by Gregory B. - Verified user on Sep 24, 2022
This marina has very clean facilities, friendly staff and floating docks. We chose this marina because it was less than 5 miles from the timeshare we were staying at. Definitely recommend

by John c. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2022
Easy to get in and out of marina. Will use again when we come back.

by Micheal M. on Sep 08, 2022
Great place great service definitely coming back!

by William E. on Aug 25, 2022
Great Place. New docks , restrooms and showers new, great location. Staff were very helpful docking. We were on a face dock. A little bumpy but not bad because it’s a no wake zone. Restaurants and gift shop. Will definitely stop here again.

by Steve M. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2022
Great Marina with clean bathrooms/showers, free laundry, helpful friendly staff and great WiFi all the way out to the boat.

by Bryan R. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2022
Awesome marina in excellent location! Clean bathrooms right on dock nice to wash up after a day on the water. Boat ramp right next door makes super easy! Will be back soon. Having your own boat on vacation is a game changer!!

by Jon M. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2022
Great staff, nice new marina, lots to see and do.

by Ken C. on Jul 03, 2022
Good marina, great staff, new docks well done, many cleats, wide and easy to walk. Still making more improvements.

by David L. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2022
Staff was very friendly. Beautiful sunset’s from this marina.

by Jeff F. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2022
It was great, The people and dock master where awesome. Will definitely stay again.

by Steven B. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2022
Excellent new docking with all amenities. Very secure. Easy check in and friendly staff to assist. Fuel and all electrical, water and pump out available. Would highly recommend

by Mark H. - Verified user on May 31, 2022
New docks. All the rentals at different dock than transients.

by John M. - Verified user on May 24, 2022
Brand new marina and the staff was helpful, several nice restaurants on premise

by Russell C. - Verified user on Apr 25, 2022
Great location, lots of fun. Highly recommend - the new addition is great!

by Todd H. on Apr 22, 2022
Initially I was not going to leave a review because sometimes folks just get it wrong. So here is some constructive criticism: just answer your phone and radio. We called four times, hailed on 16 six times, yelled to a guy washing his boat and were informed that they work on 10. Four hails on 10 that were not answered either. We yell to some folks on the dock and they helped us with our lines and were very nice. I found out they had the same communication problem as us, which is unfortunate. When the Harbormaster came over I told him the same as what I just typed above. His response, "well, my radio is always on". Maybe it's a volume problem...
Marina Response:
we are sorry you ran into that issue. Thats not the norm for us and we usually manage to surprise people with how accessible we are. We typically answer the phone well into the night and its not at all uncommon for us to be there to help with lines well after dark. Our staff typically carry a cell phone and a portable radio in addition to a base station in the harbor office. All that said, we apologize we didnt meet your expectations and if you give another chance in the future perhaps we can make it up to you.

by Tom W. - Verified user on Apr 19, 2022
Nice place! Good people- restaurants etc. still rebuilding from storms so facilities are still torn up. I will come back here

by Greg P. - Verified user on Apr 18, 2022
Beautiful new docks. The bathroom and showers are planned for a floating dock - IT IS NOT HERE. Showering on the boat - no problem. Except the pump out was not working. The travel lift/ramp area is under construction and could take years.
Marina Response:
I understand your frustration with the above not being completed. Unfortunately, the construction has taken much longer than expected due to delays in material and labor. The travel lift will be completed by April 28th and the transient showers, bathrooms, and laundry will be completed by the end of May. Once again, I am sorry for the delay and hope you will give us another chance in the future.

by Ted H. - Verified user on Apr 17, 2022
Great people. Helped me with an engine problem. Nice floating docks. Good restaurants. They ate still under construction so not baths, showers or laundry yet.

by Suzanne R. - Verified user on Apr 17, 2022
Great staff, lots of help with docking. Nice new docks. Restaurant was fantastic, good happy hour.

by Brian S. - Verified user on Apr 16, 2022
Great docks and location on the island. Need to have trash cans on the docks. Most importantly, no wake markers need to placed outside the marina and enforced.

by Shannon M. - Verified user on Mar 10, 2022
Awesome Experience!! Patrick and the whole crew were very helpful and accommodating! Will Definitely be back!!

by Mick M. - Verified user on Feb 14, 2022
It was a great stop for 2 days. We met up with friends who shuttled us around the town. The docks are great and dockhands very helpful and knowledgeable. There are new slips being built on the north/west side which should double the marina. The only downside is that the bathrooms are shared with the restaurants. I was told that when the new slips are finished they will have a bath house barge. Otherwise, this was a great stay for a great price.

by Jean B. - Verified user on Dec 10, 2021
Nice marina with lots of renovation and rebuilding happening. Will be awesome when finished.

by Delmer C. - Verified user on Nov 11, 2021
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Thanks Sarah

by S. D. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2021
The marina was very clean and the staff were helpful. The food at the blue marlin was great and the bartender Josh was excellent! The downside is there is no shower or boater reserved restrooms. The worst part was the electrical. You cannot run two 30 amps on the same pole and the GFIs were only 30 amps and extremely sensitive. That is they continually flipped. If this were fixed I would have given it 5 stars.
Marina Response:
Hi Craig we’re sorry you felt that way. On the bright side we have a beautiful new barge coming with brand new showers, restrooms and laundry facilities! It’s enroute so should be here any time now. As far as the electric is concerned there’s no problem at the pole running two 30amp outlets, all of our pedestals are brand new and have the proper ground fault protection. We typically have an electrician available to track down any issue you might be having so you can have the problem rectified for all the newer / updated marinas you choose to stay at. Let us know next time you’re in town and we’ll help you get it fixed.

by Kris B. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2021
Great experience. Super nice staff. Our boat isn’t much to write home about but they treated us like it was!

by Phillip G. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2021
Great Marina and location, friendly helpful staff.

by kerry k. on Jun 26, 2021
PBM very nice marina with great dock hands. Patrick was a great help with local knowledge and stepped in to help with mechanical issues and his network of trades. restaurants and live music a bonus 100% recommend a stay

by Jon A. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2021
Docks looked brand new and the staff was great. It’s a bit of a trek to groceries or laundry since Uber/Lyft and taxis are in short supply right now. The current can get pretty strong so take that into account when you’re approaching the dock.

by Mauricio S. on Jun 04, 2021
Great Staff!! Great Bars and restaurants

by John B. - Verified user on Apr 25, 2021
Nice location and staff was excellent.

by John C. - Verified user on Apr 20, 2021
The management and staff are very helpful here. I brought our boat in for a week and needed to extend my stay and they accommodated me with not issues. Docks and services are new, due to rebuilding from a hurricane a few years ago. Additional docks to be built later 2021 with new amenities .

by George M. - Verified user on Apr 13, 2021
No showers Worn - needs updating Not in a great area - out of the way Write up too positive

by John H. on Feb 18, 2021
Patrick and his team are absolutely wonderful. We had a mechanical issue during our stay and Patrick personally did everything possible to help us get it addressed in a timely manner. He always took a personal interest in anything that would help our visit be more pleasant.

by Susan C. - Verified user on Jan 16, 2021
The Palmetto Bay Marina staff was very helpful and we would love to come back again soon.

by john f. - Verified user on Dec 04, 2020
Very helpful, congenial staff. Nice modern floating docks. Clean restrooms. Bike paths to everywhere on Hilton Head Island. No showers.

by Thomas D. - Verified user on Dec 03, 2020
They are still rebuilding after being wiped out by Hurricane Matthew in 2018. No showers until 2021. Otherwise, 5 stars. Dockhands did an excellent job helping me tie up and took care of all my needs (diesel and a pump out). Multiple restaurants on the property. Publix supermarket is a little over a mile away, but not too far to walk. Looking forward to when they're back to fully operational status. Would definitely stay here again.

by Kelly H. - Verified user on Oct 26, 2020
We have been EXTREMELY happy with our stays at this marina! We have had a need to be very sporadic with our stays throughout the month and the staff has been more than accomodating especially as they are very busy. They have always made room for us and have been exceptionally friendly and helpful. The marina itself is very very nice. We LOVE this marina and will continue to stay here in the future as we are in Hilton Head all the time.

by Marilyn H. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2020
Great place and friendly people. Clean, well equipped location Launching ramp is right next door Making it super easy and fast to launch a boat and bring it to the marina. Great restaurants are located there as well. I would highly recommend this location. Deep water access as well.

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.


$2.50/ft: March 1st through September 30th

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


  • Gas
  • Water
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 12/05/2023 at 2:18PM

  • Regular Gas: $5.149

  • Diesel: $4.29


  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Launch Ramp
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Floating Docks
  • Travel Lift
  • ATM
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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