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Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head
(4.5/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Whether or not you're lucky enough to own one of the luxurious boats moored at Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Island's largest deep-water yacht basin provides a wide range of activities. Restaurants, stores, and live music events all boast a stunning waterfront setting. Those interested in a sportier visit can pursue a range of activities, including crabbing, fishing, sailing, and nature excursions. You can rent powerboats at the marina. Remember your day with some Shelter Cove merchandise from the ship store. Use our Hilton Head family vacation planner to add Shelter Cove Marina and other attractions to your Hilton Head vacation plans.
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  • The marina is under construction and is closed to all boats. The view is nice and there are a lot of shops to visit. The Christmas decorations are pretty. The lighthouse is still open and provides a g...  more »
  • went one nice evening to view the xmas lights and the sun city cloggers...was a nice evening....was very short stroll down the main street but still nice to see 
  • Shelter Cove is a perfect way to end an evening. Time the sunset for a real treat. There is a good variety of restaurants, shopping and other things to do to fit the entire family. 
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  • The dock master, Jason, is top notch. The level of service and looking out for their customers is beyond what you ever find anywhere else. Trailering my boat from hours away with the family was made super easy by Jason and staff. They meet us at the boat launch, took the boat over to the slip at the marina and helped get the trailer stored for the week. They made what would have been almost an impossible task by myself very simple, easy and fast. I will definitely be back and recommend this marina to everyone.
  • Can't imagine how this misadventure cited in a review this week is a marina dock masters fault. Fishing in between boats in a working marina with dozens of powered and non powered water craft transiting with unfamiliar tourists does not sound like a plan set up for success. It sounds as though Jason was doing his job in providing a safe and efficient marina operational environment for the boat owners, slip renters, commercial traffic and water sport patrons to thrive in. In my 20 years in the Shelter Cove area and my last 6 with our boat slipped there, I never recall the marina being more friendly or efficient. Jason and his entire staff are available to the boat owners at any time. Any issue with a dock or advice for marine mechanics, Jason is on top of it all. I personally needed some assistance with our boat and Jason went above and beyond to deliver for us. Shelter Cove is the premier marina for good reason; its location and amenities. It remains the premier marina for good reason; its management and staff.
  • Not sure about the guy ranting about Jason and his fishing experience, obviously there is more to the "story". I came to Shelter Cove over a year ago because of the way I was treated by Jason. He takes personal interest in you and in what takes place in the marina and throughout Palmetto Dunes and will do all he can to accomodate. He is the reason that I will be here for at least another year. Yes, this whole area has great fishing but it is each fisherman's responsibility to be courteous and mindful of all boaters. My personal opinion is that it's not a good idea to fish in ANY marina, especially with so much better fishing grounds outside the marina. There is a lot that is going on in all marinas and having to deal with anchored boats shouldn't be something any Captain should have to deal with. Obviously if you take a look at all of the other reviews about Shelter Cove and Jason you will see that this gentleman is gravely mistaken.
  • Nice shopping area and lovely view with boats and yachts. There is a fishing permitted fishing area as well, with bench and rod holders.
  • After a review of shelter coves website I came across a article about fishing in shelter cove Harbour I felt I had to comment on this situation having owned boats for over 50 years and docking at marinas all over the USA it is not unusual to not allow fishing in the marina in fact I don't ever remember a marina that allowed fishing inside the marina. To blame a dockmaster for not allowing you to fish inside a marina is absurd . I have docked at this marina several times and lived on Hilton head for 27 years I have never known them to allow fishing in the marina. As far as the dockmaster Jason Wheller I found him to be one of the most hands on dockmaster's I have encountered . I have seen him on the docks checking boats in reviewing work being done etc. while most. Dockmaster'd never leave their office Jason seems concerned about all facets of the marina operation.