Safe Harbor Skull Creek

$2.35/ft - $3.25/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
1 Waterway Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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52 Reviews

by brabenderchris on Nov 21, 2022
Super friendly Staff. Convenient for Southbound Travelers. A new addition to our runs south. Great restaurant nearby. Highly recommend! Capt Chris

by quiet.pine.8521 on Nov 15, 2022
The marina was very nice and clean, but we where there 3 nights and the potable water at our dock and nearly dock was broken . Our thank was empty. So it was not fonctionnal enought for us. They could have offer us à crédit.

by aries on Nov 09, 2022
Nice folks, easy in and out, thanks!

by elmoblume on Oct 19, 2022
Very nice facility and excellent staff

by feliciaguntur on Jul 02, 2022
The staff were really great. Tyler and Ben specifically were just absolutely wonderful. Ben, the dock master didn't hesitate to let us arrive a little early to come during slack tide and Tyler is a great dock hand with a great attitude. The rest of the stay was a bit disappointing and not on par with their rates. There is an extensive amount of construction going on, docks falling apart, no water at the slip, power outage, wifi out/extremely slow during the week we were there. Cell service is spotty up there so we had spells without wifi where we couldn't communicate with our family who were staying on the beach side of town. A large portion of the boats docked here look as if they have been there a while and are at the end of their lives. The location is beautiful but pretty far from most places if you don't have a car. This was the only marina on the island that had a slip available but it was apparent why they had the open slips. In the future, this could be a great place to stay but it just isn't there yet. The restaurant on site is nice and has a great coffee bar and "convenient store." There is also a pool that is a mile away, open to marina guests after getting a day pass. Facilities are minimal and ok. No captains lounge. Fuel dock is in a great spot for easy access but we didn't need any. I wouldn't stay here again and couldn't really recommend this place in it's current state and cost but they are definitely working hard to improve the place.
Marina Response:
Hey Felicia, thank you for staying with us and we apologize for the inconveniences. As you know, we are currently undergoing dock repairs to enhance customer experience and safety. Unfortunately, the electric outage was an unplanned emergency which directly affected the Wi-Fi and water connections are available to share if yours was plugged for construction. We are working towards expanding the marina in the near future to include larger facilities for marina guests. I hope you know we are constantly working to accommodate and improve conditions whilst under construction. Please consider staying with us in the future! Safe travels! Thanks - Ben

by rauf on Jun 17, 2022
Ben and his staff are equal to the best marina crew on the planet, consistently helpful, attending to details, making people feel comfortable about being here.

by josie123 on Jun 14, 2022

by rlaface on May 31, 2022
Ben (Dockmaster), Tucker, Tyler and Hunter were all professional and extremely helpful in getting us squared away with diesel and a great outside T berth

by swink on May 30, 2022
We had an awesome stay here. The staff were super helpful. Nice facilities. We especially enjoyed access to the neighborhood pool. We will be back!

by hootytooo on May 23, 2022
While transiting Hilton Head on our way to Savannah from Charleston, we requested assistance with temporary dockage to wait out storms that were passing through the area. Ben answered our radio call and allowed us to tie up and wait it out. He was very cordial and offered the use of the facilities as needed. It was comforting to my passengers and I to get on terra forms after a battle in Port Royal Sound. Thank you Ben, and kudos Safe Harbor Skull Creek!

by duffyd04043 on May 23, 2022
Great staff. Helped us with all our needs.

by raplap on May 22, 2022
Skull Creek was a great facility with a professional staff we had to leave the boat for a week and it was in great hands

by annprete on May 15, 2022
We lost an engine 35 miles SE HHI. Once in cell phone range we contacted Safe Harbor Skull Creek for dockage letting them know ETA 5:30-6:00. Not a problem. James met us on the dock to assist with lines. We greatly appreciate the after hours courtesy extended to us. Thank you for being there for us.

by credfield on May 15, 2022
Excellent management (Thank you, Ben). Good location. Service level is great. Good value

by rambler62 on May 13, 2022
Very helpful staff. Easy overnight stay on the ICW.

by nmalden on May 06, 2022
This is a very nice peaceful marina albeit a bit remote from provisioning options. Great dock staff and tidy new floating docks. Restaurant on site (did not go) and very nice neighborhood for walking. Several golf courses within an easy bike ride. Have stayed here before and will again.

by tombehrle on May 03, 2022
Awesome place with great dock staff. Very helpful. Great Restaurant onsite

by smartimarti on Apr 28, 2022
We love stopping here when traveling to and from the Florida Keys. We promise ourselves in October we will stay here at least a week to explore all the sites & restaurants The staff here is incredible! Great Team! Clean facility and always a warm welcome.

by reboyd on Apr 17, 2022
Excellent service from the staff and a nice quaint marina. Fuel price was reasonable. The surrounding neighborhood was beautiful and fun to explore on our bikes. We will be back!

by capt.russo on Apr 15, 2022
James and everyone else at Skull Creek Marina were great. Came through on a delivery with two vessels during the busiest time of the year, Heritage Golf Tournament and they were more than accommodating for us both. Easy in and out off the ICW and we’ll kept docks.

by dswasty on Dec 31, 2021
Very nice marina with on site restaurant. The dockmaster was very helpful and when we had to change plans due to weather, the marina was very flexible. We will definitely stay there again.

by mwmiller63 on Dec 29, 2021
Amazing!! Had a great stay. Clean and friendly people ....

by kitt on Dec 18, 2021
I’d live here if I could. Couldn’t be a nicer group so friendly and helpful

by everafter on Dec 09, 2021
A really nice place. The restaurant was great and the service was terrific.

by tincantom on Nov 28, 2021
Great location and excellent staff. Dock is exposed to boat wake.

by fbkummer on Nov 22, 2021
The staff and facilities at Skull Creek we’re excellent! Went above and beyond for our needs for the weekend. We highly recommend and definitely will be using them for future dock services.

by bigkahuna on Nov 04, 2021
Ben Austin is a great guy. Mark and David too. Can’t express In words how happy we are. Ten stars!

by richardatlee on Nov 02, 2021
Great stay. Trailered our 24' Chaparral from Smith Mtn Lake VA to Hilton Head for a two week stay & rented a transient slip at Skull Creek Marina. Nice folks, good rates, excellent facilities and close to where we were staying with family on the island. Only down-side is having to find a local self storage option to keep the boat trailer for a couple weeks... but that worked out. Would definitely go there again.

by rcalasant on Aug 30, 2021
The dock master, Ben, met us at the slip and was masterful at securing what was not a typical “landing” but all ended well due to Ben’s efforts. Everything was well kept and staff very polite. It was an excellent experience and will be visiting again soon. Thank you - We have visited multiple times since, including last weekend and it was a great visit ! Still highly recommend!

by parnassia on Aug 09, 2021
The marina and staff are stellar and quite friendly. A shout out to Ben, the dock master. He’s an example of what all dock-masters could be. Our only issue was the rolling we experienced while pretty far in on the face dock. I’d say it was our boat but ALL of them rocked quite a bit unless you are on the inside face dock next to land. However, this seems to be taken up with long term ? We would stay here again but the powers that be might want to look into wave attenuation, enforcement of a slow speed zone, etc. Thank you Ben! You made it worthwhile! April

by captbass on Jul 29, 2021
Easy docking with very nice people that even helped us with pumps to blow up rafts. No shore power issues. Fuel was easy to get to. Nice restaurants close by. Close to Beaufort as well.

by carlcord on Jul 05, 2021
Just Great. We love please . Looking forward to stay with them again.

by bromileys on Jun 14, 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Safe Harbour Skull Creek Marina in Hilton Head, so much so that we planned to stay for a week and ended up staying for 5 weeks! Ben and his team made us feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. The facilities are great with a laundry on site and good WiFi. We will definitely be back and make Skull Creek a regular winter destination. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant. Dean & Alka Bromiley
Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us, you are welcome any time! We hope to see y'all this winter. Safe travels!

by ben_sykes on Jun 05, 2021
great marina, loved our stay.

by esmithrealtor1 on May 31, 2021
Always have been more than pleased with our stops at Skull Creek over the years. Only issue this year was the lack of golf carts. In the past they had been available for boat owner use. Apparently they have been disallowed since Covid. Very long walk from parking lot up ramp to docks. However, staff exceptionally accommodating &, when called, would pick you up at bottom of ramp.

by stiffpeaks on May 28, 2021
Second visit to Skull Creek and it only getting better. Dockmaster Ben and manager Mark do a great job. The current can be strong but they are there to help you get in for fuel or your berth.

by blueoasis on May 18, 2021
Super friendly and very accommodating for a late arrival and early am departure. We rented bikes from Mike’s bikes, and they delivered to the Marina. 3 excellent restaurants a short bike ride or long walk away. We’ll be back again.

by seelevel on May 14, 2021
Very clean and great facilities (would be nice to have more than one washer/dryer). Staff very helpful, especially when coming in with the tricky currents and winds they were a tremendous help. Lovely area for taking the dog for a walk.

by lwilham on Apr 18, 2021
Great stop. The staff was super friendly, easy in and out, and the location is nice and quiet. It is a bit far if you’re trying to get elsewhere on the island, but worth a stop.
Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us here at Safe Harbor Skull Creek! Come back and see us and we wish you safe travels!

by legacy565 on Apr 17, 2021
Staff was amazing. Friendly and catered to our every need.
Marina Response:
Thank you Skip! Please come back and see us soon!

by lorib272 on Apr 15, 2021
Friendly helpful dockhands, nice docks. We enjoyed our stay.
Marina Response:
Glad to hear you enjoyed staying with us here at Safe Harbor Skull Creek!

by vlmwdjlx2cuglxeaaazy on Feb 02, 2021
I really appreciated the friendly, professional marina staff. Very easy to work with, responsive to requests, regularly checking on conditions of docks and boats in the marina. The facilities are clean and very secure.
Marina Response:
We appreciate the feedback and choosing to stay with us. Please come see us again soon! Safe travels!

by winterrain1 on Oct 23, 2020
Great marina and staff. Great restaurants within walking distance.

by jcmar on Sep 17, 2020
Great, clean marina, very convenient as it is right next to ICW. Super clean bathrooms and friendly (especially John) staff. Even marina tenants are very friendly giving you local advice, warnings, etc. You do have to watch out for strong currents and tides. Will stay there again.

by dmaher on Aug 27, 2020
They do a great job at Skull Creek. Clean facility with great staff.

by sailor999 on Jul 03, 2020
Great brand new floating docks, all hardware an equipment in excellent shape. The best about this marina is the team running it. They go out of the way to make sure that the guest's needs are met. I was arriving with one engine disabled and Benjamin, the docmaster, proactively contacted me with all the tide and current info and waited at the dock to assist allowing me to dock safely with restricted manouverability. I saw him staying past the working hours to help other boaters. Not something you see often. The docks are on the river so make sure to account for currents and wind when planning your arrival. Some wake when windy so place your fenders properly. Overall, great marina.

by chanceraehn on Jun 21, 2020
Very nice marina. Facilities were very clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. Special thanks to Jeff.

by summagj on May 25, 2020
Great staff. Extremely friendly and helpful. Clean facilities Definitely coming back

by asante on Nov 25, 2019
Helpful staff. Nice location to Hilton Head shopping and restaurants.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!

by cdahl303 on Nov 22, 2019
Really nice folks at this marina. We had exceptional service. The docks look brand new. Easy UBER ride to provisions and nice neighborhood to walk the dog. We really enjoyed the stay here. Watch the current - best to come and go at a slack current.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the Excellent review. We certainly enjoyed having you stay with us and we hope that you will come back and visit us again in the near future.

by jorgel8375 on Oct 07, 2019
This marina is one of my favorites. You feel welcome from the moment you made the reservation. Very friendly and professional dock hands and great all around service makes this marina a top one on my list. And if that is not enough is on a beautiful location, you have to stay a couple of days and leave the marina. Shops, restaurants are all close by. For those with bikes is a very well marked bike trail that takes you from the plantation to around the town on this beautiful route.
Marina Response:
Thank you for visiting us. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and our beautiful island.

by jddbmw6913 on Jul 13, 2019
Great service. Nice docks

About Safe Harbor Skull Creek

Lowcountry charm meets convenience and southern hospitality at Safe Harbor Skull Creek. Amid the sprawling oaks and southern breezes of Hilton Head, the marina is host to a complete lineup of modern amenities, and the area’s sought-after beaches, resorts, golf courses, and shopping are within reach. With ideal access to the open ocean, the port is idyllic for sailors and anglers alike.

Booking Info

This marina has Safe Harbor Membership Blocked out Dates, you can review these dates through the link below:

Max LOA: 150'

Max Beam: 30'

Max Draft: 10'

Discounted Monthly rates will apply for reservations greater than 28 nights


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 12/05/2022 4:47PM

  • Regular Gas: $5.399

  • Diesel: $6.199


  • Ship Store
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Security
  • Floating Docks
  • Travel Lift
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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