There’s no better way to see Charleston than from the water. Luckily, there’s plenty of it. Whether you own a boat or not, the fantastic marinas in Charleston offer an incredible opportunity to experience the beauty of the Holy City like never before. Before you embark on your trip, don’t forget to request access to our complimentary Destination Guide. Full of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and events, our expertly crafted guide is the key to a successful Charleston getaway!
The Best Marinas in Charleston
Shem Creek Marina
Shem Creek is more than a marina. Explore the stunning marshland scenery with a stroll through Shem Creek park or sit down at Water’s Edge for a meal with an incredible view of the creek. The Marina also offers kayak, paddleboard, and boat rentals, making it one of the most exciting places to visit in Charleston!
Cooper River Marina
With easy access to Charleston Harbor, Cooper River Marina is one of the best Marinas in Charleston for boat owners. The marina features floating concrete docks, free parking, experienced staff, and even gated security!
Charleston’s newest marina is Bristol Marina. This state-of-the-art facility was designed for easy docking and is located right off of Lockwood Blvd. The Marina offers competitive monthly pricing on slip rentals at $13 per foot, some of the best marina fees in Charleston.
Daniel Island Marina
There is so much to do on Daniel Island, but one of the area’s most popular attractions is the Daniel Island Marina and Boat Club. The marina sits on a bluff above Clouter Creek and offers year-round fun for the whole family. Much more than just a place to park your boat, the marina features boating courses, ski lessons, fishing lessons, and a creekside bar where you can unwind after your day of exploring the water!
Ripley Light Marina Drystack
Completely rebuilt in 2010, Ripley Light Marina operates 220 slips and can accommodate boats up to 40 feet! The Marina also features a drystack with a forklift that can handle up to 20,000-pound boats. Learn more about the Marina and the advantages of drystacking on their website!
Charleston City Marina
Charleston City Marina is known as “The Boater’s Marina” by locals. The Marian is equipped with 19,000 linear feet of dock space, downtown shuttles, and an incredible list of restaurants and bars. The location and accessibility of this Marina put it a step above other Charleston marinas.
The Harborage at Ashley Marina is one of Charleston’s finest marinas and can accommodate boats up to 150 feet in length! On top of the world-class facilities, the marina also operates a fully functioning shuttle to all of downtown Charleston’s most popular attractions and some of the best management in the city!
Charleston Harbor Marina
Even if you don’t dock your boat here, Charleston Harbor Marina is worth the visit. As the largest in-water marina in the state, the marina comes with plenty of outstanding views of the Cooper River and the surrounding marshland. Embrace the natural beauty of Charleston from their docks on your next visit to The Holy City!
The Perfect Place to Unwind
After a day on the water, escape to the beauty of the Andell Inn. Featuring luxurious accommodations and amenities, our boutique hotel is the best lodging option in the area. Kiawah Island offers a quiet sophistication that you won’t find on the peninsula, and Andell Inn perfectly embodies the spirit and beauty of the island, presenting guests with an experience that will not soon be forgotten.
For example, our King Studio suites come equipped with king-size beds, spacious living areas, and stunning waterfront views. Unwind with a drink at our Porch Bar or with a dip in our Saltwater Pool on your next visit. It’s never too early to start planning the getaway of your dreams!