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Benefits of booking

  • Shelter Cove Marina is just off the Intracoastal Waterway and is centrally located on Hilton Head Island across from Palmetto Dunes.

  • All boats have U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains.

  • For fishing all tackle, bait & ice are included. Fish are cleaned and bagged.

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Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, a Hilton Head Island Staple

A world class oceanfront resort demands a world class marina. Located directly across from the entrance to Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina gives guests grand access to the water that surrounds Hilton Head Island. The quiet, protected waters make it a relaxing location to dock your boat, while all the surrounding shops, dining, and live entertainment mean you'll always have something fun to do. Stop in for the day, a weekend or the season.

Lowcountry Best 2021
MarinaLife Best Marina 2021
Best Harbor in the US 2022
Aerial view of boats at Shelter Cover Marina at sunset.

Slip in for the day or the whole season

Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina is the largest deep-water marina on Hilton Head Island, with 178 slips available for daily, monthly and annual rental for 30-foot and larger vessels. Slip renters have access to all the marina’s facilities and services, as well as to Palmetto Dunes Resort amenities.

Choose your adventure at Shelter Cove

Four small boats speeding through Broad Creek

Captain your own vessel

With boat rentals, kayaking, paddleboarding and more, Shelter Cove Marina is the #1 destination for water sports and exploring the beautiful waters and views around Hilton Head Island.

man and woman holding sharks they caught on a charter boat

Reel in a good time

Look no further than Shelter Cove Marina for the ultimate Hilton Head Island fishing charter experience. Whether you are an experienced angler or are new to sport fishing, our experienced fishing captains can customize your inshore and offshore fishing adventure.

Take to the water for relaxation or excitement

Shelter Cove Marina is also home to the best variety of adventure cruises and boat tours on the island. With nature tours, dolphin cruises, sport crabbing and more, there’s something for everyone every time you visit.

two women walking the Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina shops outside of the Southern Tide store

Stroll the promenade while you shop

The cozy Mediterranean waterfront village setting of Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina provides the island’s most scenic shopping, as well as a perfect vantage point for watching the ships come and go.

A variety of waterfront dining

Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina is the perfect Mediterranean waterfront dining setting. Enjoy a French scone and espresso from Hilton Head Social Bakery, one of San Miguel's world-famous margaritas, bring your catch of the day to Scott’s Fish Market to prepare and serve or dine with a view at ELA’S On the Water.

HarbourFest Fireworks

2024 Schedule - TBD
**Shows start when the sky is dark
**No drones allowed during fireworks shows.**

Make memories at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

The Spring and Fall Music & Taste on the Harbour events are local island favorite events. The annual Hilton Head Art Festival is a popular event over Memorial Day weekend. Summertime fireworks run June – mid August and the July 4th celebration brings Hilton Head Island’s largest fireworks display. Enjoy the kick-off to the holidays at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina with a visit from Santa over Thanksgiving weekend.

Summer means HarbourFest

HarbourFest, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina’s signature event, occurs June through mid-August. A weekly celebration during the summer, HarbourFest brings the Shelter Cove community alive with music, entertainment, art & crafts and activities for kids. Tuesday nights feature a spectacular fireworks show that lights up the summer nighttime sky.

The Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina Calendar

Plan your trip accordingly and check the calendar to see all events that are going on at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina.