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Marina Hours

Sunday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: (866) 661-3822
Address: 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

For any inquiries, questions or reservations, please call: (866) 661-3822 or fill out the following form.

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Let's go on an Adventure

Nature cruises are the best way to enjoy the South Carolina lowcountry waterways. Off our shores, you’ll have the chance to see egrets, herons, osprey, bald eagles, pelicans, bottlenose dolphins, and maybe even sharks. Outside Hilton Head shared boating tours offer great opportunities to explore Hilton Head. Or enjoy a crabbing adventure about the Crabber J.

Crabber J II Sport Crabbing

Let's go crabbing! Join this crabby crew aboard the Crabber J II at Shelter Cove Marina. Cruise out to the calm waters of Broad Creek and anchor in the shallow water right next to the salt marsh and start crabbing for blue crabs. Have a load of crabbing fun that you'll never forget. Trips are 1 hr and 45 minutes.

Pricing from $22 for adults, $16 for children (ages 3 -12) and $6 for children under 3.


Available April - September

Outside Hilton Head Daufuskie Island History & Artisans Excursion

This trip provides a glimpse into a fascinating chapter of Lowcountry history on the undeveloped side of Daufuskie Island. Visit several one-of-a-kind historic sites. Tour includes boat cruise from Hilton Head Island, USCG licensed Captain and an interpretive naturalist/historian guide, golf cart and light refreshments. Private programs are available for groups and families as Private Charters.

Pricing for adults is $85, children 12 and under is $70 and children under 2 is $70.

Availability: Jan 1 - Feb 28: Tues. - Fri., 12:00 p.m.; March 1 - Sept 30: Tues. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. and Oct 1 - Dec 31: Tues. - Fri., 12:00 p.m.

Outside Hilton Head Beachcombing Cruise

This 3 hour boat cruise incorporates a 2 hour dolphin tour with the added bonus of getting off the boat onto a remote vanishing island. You can search for shells, sand dollars, crabs, starfish, and the occasional sharks tooth. Lowcountry sandbars are only available to visit at low tide, so this trip leaves at different times each day depending on the tide. Led by Naturalist Captain guides.

Pricing is $65 per person, $60 per child 12 and under and children under 2 ride free

Available Year Round