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When staying on the Island , I always bike down to Shelter Cove several times. There is a lot to... read more

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Delhi, Canada
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A pleasure to walk around, visit the different shops, stop for a bite to eat and enjoy the day... read more

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Reviewed yesterday

When staying on the Island , I always bike down to Shelter Cove several times. There is a lot to see and do. In the summer they have concerts on Thursday which are fantastic.

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Reviewed yesterday

A pleasure to walk around, visit the different shops, stop for a bite to eat and enjoy the day. Plenty of seating if you just want to sit and rest. Late in the day is a wonderful time to view the sunset and the many boats in the harbor and parking may be less of a hassle.

Remember if you stop to eat, tell the server and (had to spend $25) the $8 fee was taken off the bill.

Thank Hbc8
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like marinas, shopping and eating this is a great place to go. There are many boats of all shapes and sizes. There are boats, kayaks and stuff to rent too. The marina store is located on the entrance channel coming into the marina by boat.

Thank Dean3839
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always like to visit Shelter Cove. It is a nice pleasant quite time to spend at sunset. The views are nice and many fine places to eat.

Thank Pat L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to visit a restaurant that was great. We walked around for about half an hour just strolling the grounds around the dock area. Nice stores, very clean and lots of boats to look at.

Thank BobandLeslie2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week of October should be at peak or near peak Redfish fishing. Our trip started off with captain forgetting we had a charter. After calling him, he showed up in 45 minutes. We described what we wanted to fish for which was Bull Redfish and then a slot Redfish for dinner. Not interested in sharks. Captain described HHI to me as not a good place to surf fish or pier fish "You need a boat to fish." The fish caught were bull sharks. If like to pulling in a 5 gallon bucket in the tide current, then shark fishing is for you. Very disappointing for peak fishing season for Redfish and Trout. Needless to say we didn't stop or try for a slot Redfish either. Suggest locating another fleet for charter. BTW, I found a pier to fish from and caught some trout on my own.

Thank ThomasM9140
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PalmettoDunes, Manager at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback. I’m sorry to hear the experience fell far short of what you hoped for. We work hard to provide great experiences, and that is definitely not the impression we hope for our guests to walk away with. If it’s not too much of an inconvenience I would like to hear some more detail about you trip. Would you mind calling me at 843-842-7002 or email at sheltercovemarina@palmettodunes.com?

Justin
Shelter Cove Marina

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After personally driving to and visiting most of the places to keep a boat on Hilton Head, we chose Shelter Cove because it appeared to be a warm, friendly and exciting environment. We have been docked in the basin for just about a month and we feel this is one of the best places we have ever visited (for us). We have been to over 15 ports this year, including Martha's Vineyard, Montauk, Block Iskand, Manhasset Bay, Port Jeff, Cape May, Atlantic City, Schaefers, Baltimore Harbor , Annapolis, Kent Island, Charlestown, Norfolk, Beaufotd and Shelter Cove is our favorite by far. There is no city life and if that is what you like then stick with Baltimore or Atlantic City. Shelter Cove is more akin to a resort where one night we watched 5 different musicians at the various food establishments. We have tried the food at each testaurabt including the local bakery and enjoyed every meal. Jason, Sean and Roselyn who are involved with the daily functions at Shelter Cove are top notch and the most friendly, accommodating, and available people whom we have ever met. We cannot say enough wonderful things about them or Shelter Cove. We have a 50 sport fish Convertible which draws 4.6 and initially we were apprehensive about Skull Creek and Broad Creek (access ways to Shelter Cove) but after giving up on our Furuno Plotter (to find depths in certain areas) and resorting to Navionics, we found depths on the plotter and chartered a course. At 2 hours from high tide the lowest depth was just over 7 feet and that was only for a moment at Broad Creek Marker 21 just outside the entrance to Shelter Cove. The names Skull Creek and Broad Creek initially gave us apprehension because where we come from Creeks are small. We feel they should be called Skull river and Broad river for certain areas have depths of 30 feet plus. It's not a place for Mega Yachts but it's ierfect for us.

Thank Adventuressherwood
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cozy little marina has well kept slips, power and water hook ups. The marina store is well equipped and they are very helpful if you need hardware off site. We were really pleased that such an all-star restaurant was located right in the marina. Ela's On The Water, why take an Uber anywhere when the best is right there.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been boating for over ten years in the Pacific NW and now the Southern Atlantic in our new 70E Ocean Alexander. We crew the boat ourselves, enjoying the privacy without a captain and crew. Our boating experiences at dozens of marinas range from fully depreciated docks to the newest with the latest. Service ranges from being ignored to having every service offered and a phone follow-up to see if we needed anything.
Last summer we leased a slip at Shelter cover Marina for six months to escape the 'hurricane zone' to maintain insurance coverage. The shops and restaurants offer excellent choices from casual to fine dining. However, the most notable experience was the service provided by the Dockmaster Jason Wheeler and his dock crews. The Shelter Cove service is the best we have experienced anywhere! Jason even arranged for and monitored interior and exterior washing and detailing. He even assisted us in securing the boat when Hurricane Irma approached and everyone was forced to evacuate. When the tide was negative and we were near the bottom, he shut down our sea water systems, so as not to suck up mud-then cleaned ad inspected sea water strainers when restarting. This was all part of the service without additional fees.
After the storm, he and his crew reassembled our enclosures and inspected our new boat for systems operation.
We just can't say enough about the great service given at Shelter Cover Marina. It is no wonder that securing a slip requires reservations-sometimes months in advance.
Do not hesitate to make plans to stay at this incredible place-with such competent and gracious staff. We are very grateful and will be back for a visit.
George and Carol Tillery
Grand Reserve

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for creating a fantastic marina. We have stayed in over 30 different marinas and Shelter Cove is one of the best. Thanks to a caring and professional staff, especially Jason the Dockmaster , and Shawn his tight hand man, our time here has been incredible.

The Marina is clean, has free laundry, free bicycles, and numerous restaurants to visit. And even better most of the restaurants have live, not to loud, bands. You find seafood, Italian, Mexican, and American cuisines all within walking distance. And all the restaurants have really great happy hour specials.

Very close by are another dozen or so restaurants and three grocery stores within a mile of the marina. With the free bicycles and baskets provisioning is really easy here. The location of the marina is special also, being located in the middle of the island. It is a short distance to everything, including the beach.

But it is the staff who makes the place. Jason and Shawn know all the local boat maintenance people and get us great pricing on maintenance repair and hull cleaning. Best of all pump outs are free for monthly renters. These two guys are extraordinary. Cant compliment them enough.

I am not kindling, this may be the best marina in America

Thank Rich S
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