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Boating in Hilton Head & Bluffton

Hilton Head Island / Bluffton SC Relocation Guide to Parks and Boat Landings

We are surrounded by beautiful water – saltwater creeks, tributaries, and sounds that lead to the open ocean. The Intracoastal Waterway runs between Hilton Head Island and Bluffton and there is a US Coast Guard Station on Tybee Island, GA.

The waterways are utilized for a number of activities in addition to cruising around, including kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, jet-skiing, tours, and fishing.

While you’re out on the water, stop at one of the many restaurants that have docks for boating customers to dine-in or carry out! There are lots of local businesses with eco-tours, fishing charters, and boat rentals as well!

Boating Resources:

Favorite Boating Apps:

Local Boating Clubs:


Alljoy Boat Landing
Access to May River and Calibogue Sound

Bluffton Oyster Factory Park
Access to May River | Ramp only; No courtesy dock

Buckingham Boat Landing
Access to MacKay Creek and Calibogue Sound

C.C. Haigh Jr. Boat Landing & Pier
Access to MacKay and Skull Creeks | Fixed Pier

Calhoun Street Public Dock
May River | Fishing Dock

Cross Island Boat Landing
Access to Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound

H. E. Trask, Sr. Boat Landing
Access to Colleton, Okatie, and Chechessee Rivers

Jenkins Island Fishing Pier
Skull Creek | Fishing Dock

Marshland Boat Landing
Access to headwaters of Broad Creek |
Small Boats, Kayaks, and Canoes only | Shallow Water

Old House Creek Dock
Fishing Pier

Rowing & Sailing Center
at Squire Pope Community Center

Fixed Pier | Floating Dock | Kayak & Paddleboard Launch


Broad Creek Marina– Broad Creek
Slips | Dry Storage | Watersports | Restaurants

Freeport Marina – Daufuskie Island
Day Slips | Restaurant | General Store | Cabin Rentals

Harbour Town Yacht Basin – Calibogue Sound
Fuel | Watersports | Restaurants | Shops

Hilton Head Harbor – Skull Creek
Slips | Fuel | Watersports | Restaurant | Ship Store

Palmetto Bay Marina – Broad Creek
Slips | Fuel | Watersports | Restaurants | Shops

Palmetto Bluff Public Dock – May River
Day Slips | Restaurants | Shops

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina – Broad Creek
Slips | Fuel | Watersports | Restaurants | Shops

South Beach Marina – Braddock Cove
Slips | Fuel | Watersports | Restaurants | Shops

Windmill Harbour Marina – Calibogue Sound
Locked Harbour | Slips | Home of SCYC

Safe Harbor Skull Creek – Skull Creek
Slips | Fuel | Watersports