Details for Lady's Island Marina

Lady's Island Marina

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Average rating 4.7 stars from 156 reviews

Address 73 Sea Island Parkway, #10
Beaufort, SC 29907


After hours contact

24 hours 843-522-0430.

Pro-Op message

Amenities include boater's lounge, courtesy car and bikes, 2500 sf workshop bldg, and Dockside Restaurant. Journey Marine Canvas LLC (sail/canvas work) is onsite. Catch the dinner specials Tue-Sat at Fillin' Station next door.

For more info see

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel

16 (Phone prefered 843-522-0430)


Email contact

Owner, manager



Mary and Jason Hunt

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

4% surcharge for use of credit cards for monthly rates and greater.
No surcharge on transient rates.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


There is 9 feet at low tide on protected Factory Creek. The marina is 1/2 mile from the ICW and not subject to ICW wakes.

When entering and leaving Factory Creek, charts clearly show deeper water closer to the bridge and further away from G1. You want to be 2/3rds of the way or more to the west side of the channel, closer to the bridge for 9 feet of water MLW. Give G1 a lot of room or else you'll see under 6 feet of water MLW.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 14
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 200
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Transients are on the face dock; therefore no beam restriction.


Transient: 15
Total: 45
Transient price: $1.55/ft (2017-09-19)

Other price info: 30 foot minimum.
$16.00 per foot per month for the first 3 months, then $13.00 per foot per month. Includes full use of the workshop, and lounge.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30 amp is $7 per day.
50 amp is $9 per day.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Included in dockage

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Yes - Grayco is 0.4 miles away.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Complimentary






Yes - Very clean and nice 'house type' showers/bathrooms.




Yes - Two new washers (free) and 2 dryers ($2.00).


Yes - 0.6 miles away.

163 Sea Island Pkwy
Beaufort, SC

Islands Meat Market
136 Sea Island Pkwy
Beaufort, SC
It is reported that this is a wonderful old fashioned butcher's shop with all manner of delights for your inner carnivore. Julian Johnson (known simply as "J"), the proprietor, will happily assist you with your needs. A simple phone call and he will have your order cut, vacuum packed, frozen solid, and ready for pick-up in 24 hours or less. A great find and an easy walk from Lady's Island Marina.


Yes - Grayco is 0.4 miles away. A great hardware store. They offer propane fills and exchange.


Yes - Dockside Restaurant is on site - 843-524-7433.

The Fillin Station - Wed. night Hamburger and hot dog dinner for $4, Thurs. night 2 chicken fried pork chops for $5, and Fri. night Steak / baked potato dinner for $10.

Within 0.2 miles: BBC Artisan Bakery & Cafe, Fillin' Station, Fuji Restaurant, House of Tang, Huddle House Cafe, Groucho's Deli, Upper Crust Pizza, and LT's for home cooked meals.
Within 0.4 miles: Dairy Queen, Domino's Pizza, Rancho Grande, and Sonic.
Within 0.8 miles: McDonalds, Steamers Oyster and Steakhouse, and Subway.
Within 1 mile: Downtown Beaufort


Yes - Walking distance.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - 2000 sf DIY workshop is onsite with a 4x8 foot table to drop in your Sailrite sewing machine. Butler Marine is across the street.
Maintenance and Marine service on Hilton Head Island, call before your arrival. 843-816-0940

Haul out capabilities

No - There is a boat ramp next door.

Storage facilities

Yes - Wet storage only.

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi (robust to all slips) included with dockage.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - 1/4 mile away.


Yes - Courtesy car and loaner bicycles are available.

Other services

Journey Marine Canvas LLC is located in the Boathouse, handles boat canvas and sail repair. They also can handle your welding needs. 843-592-4208.

A very popular yoga studio ( and Wellspring Massage (843-263-1699) have operated successfully in the Boathouse for many years. Call the marina or contact them for more info.

Indoor lap swimming at Beaufort High School, across the street, is open to the public 7 days a week.


Reviews for Lady's Island Marina
Stupendous!, 2017-08-22
Captain: , Dallas Bluff, Georgia (80)

We are new sailors and they helped us dock. The restaurant is fantastic. We love it! We only spent one night, but want to come back and spend more time.

Great stop, great people, 2017-05-05
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (7375)

Spent several nights here April 2017 waiting on weather to pass. Solid floating docks off the river, little if any wakes. Jason & Mary very helpful, local boaters very friendly. Free courtesty car, nearby Publix and restaturants. Great lounge, free in slip pump outs (Mondays only?)

Awesome Marina, 2017-04-25
Captain: , Virginia Beach, VA (10)

New dockmaster Jason and his wife Mary now run the marina and everyone says they are making lots of improvements. Both of them were extremely helpful. The marina has a huge lounge with a full size kitchen and big screen tv. Upstairs is a yoga studio. I took a class and it was really good. There is a massage business across from the yoga studio. I had a massage from a girl named Tabitha and was surely one of the best massages I've ever had and I usually have a couple of massages a month. The town is really cute with several swings along the waterfront. Lots of nice shopping, restaurants and easy to find live music in the evenings. It was an easy one mile walk into town over the bridge which has a protected pedestrian path. We'll be back.

perfect stop, 2017-04-24
Captain: , Westport CT (554)

Second time here adn it remains a favorite...great people...very dog friendly...loaner car...easy to Publix and the restaurant next to the marina Dockside? is very good. Will be back again.

Comfortable, 2017-04-23
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (348)

This marina offers erverything a cruiser needs! Absolutely no wakes. Floating docks (call ahead since there are only a few T-heads available).
A Publix Grocery store, restaurants, hardware store, Dairy Queen all within 3/4 of a mile. The hardware store is ENORMOUS! Go to Steamers for the Frogmore Platter. Excellent!
Only 1.2 mile walk to downtown Beaufort. AND A LOANER CAR is available (although you don't need it).
Mary and Jason go above and beyond.

Mary and Jason are the new dockmasters (since Jan 2017).

Great stop, 2017-04-21
Captain: , Merritt Island Florida (250)

Spent 3 nights, Jason and Mary were very helpful getting us in and docked. Nice spot with clean showers, huge workshop onsite, tools are privately owned, so don't assume you can use them. Great restaurant adjacent, courtesy car available, Publix and Food Lion down the street. Nice lounge with big screen TV, cable TV at docks and strong WiFi. Beaufort is a $5 UBER ride away.

Friendly Marina , 2017-04-17
Captain: , Portsmouth, RI (137)

We arrived planning to stay one night here and ended up staying two nights. Mary and Jason are so welcoming as is everyone here. We were given clear docking instructions and good advice and assistance both on our arrival and departure. They also accomodated our request for a pump out even though it was not the normal pump out day. This is a great provisioning stop as well as a convenient place to be if you want to explore Beaufort. Yes, it's a good walk into town, but with the availability of grocery, hardware, pharmacies etc it was a good trade off for us. We'll be back!!

Wonderful Stop!, 2017-04-03
Captain: , Cheboygan, MI (50)

Stopped here on our way north and were very pleased with this marina. (Call on the phone when you are approachng) Mary & Jason met us at the dock and helped us in with the current and wind. Great facilities. Very nice boaters' lounge, nice showers, great restaurant next door. Journey Marine Canvas is onsite and quickly took care of a few repairs that we need for a reasonable price.

Lady's Island Marina is a keeper, 2017-03-07
Captain: , Cape Canaveral (1191)

We%u2019ll be leaving soon, so are putting this review in before things get hectic. We decided to spend the winter of %u201916-%u201917 in Beaufort and thought we%u2019d give Lady%u2019s Island Marina a try. Excellent choice. The seasonal pair of dockmasters are great. Both Steve and Gloria and then later Jason and Mary are two superb teams - very personable, always helpful, resourceful, and responsive and they%u2019re on the job 24/7 making sure the marina is safe, clean and tidy. On one occasion I observed Steve confront a trespasser who had used the showers and tell him he was persona non grata. Later, better locks to the bathrooms and showers were installed. The bathrooms and laundry are always clean, the marina is dog friendly, and the on-site DIY marina shop has lots of tools and equipment for large projects. The area is quiet with great views of the river and downtown Beaufort (a terrific little town) and the Dockside restaurant on site has great food. We had a very nice time here and made good friends. We%u2019ll be back.

One of the best marinas on the ICW, 2017-03-02
Captain: , Michigan City, IN, USA (290)

This was our second winter at Lady's Island Marina and we'll be back again. Dockmaster Steve will be on his way to the Bahamas soon, so new Dockmasters Mary & Jason are here doing a fabulous job of keeping everything running smoothly - they really want to make your stay a good one. Don't hesitate to call ahead for help docking - one of them will be there to greet you. We originally arrived early Nov 2015 and immediately knew this is where we wanted to be. The marina has a workshop for DIY projects, internet is good, bathrooms and laundry area cleaned daily, plenty of water pressure at each pedestal, floating docks are in good shape, plenty of water depth, several liveaboards who make this a fun place. Proximity to good restaurants, nice liquor store about three blocks away, very nice hardware store about three blocks away, Publix and Food Lion about half mile away, doctors and dentists nearby, - sidewalks all the way. Good cell phone signal for ATT, Verizon, and Sprint. The entire area has sidewalks to make bicycle riding easy and safe. Dolphins swim through the marina nearly everyday. Lots of things to do in Beaufort - the horse drawn wagon History Tours are a must, and nearby Parris Island Marine base museum is worth the drive - don't miss graduation every friday. There was virtually no damage during hurricane Matthew even though the surge was significant and destroyed nearby Dataw marina. When entering Factory Creek stay close to the swing bridge away from the green daymarks, best to favor the side closer to the road for better water depth. I almost forgot - dockmaster Mary makes some really cool things with her sewing machine - just ask her about it. I could say more, but by now you know it's our favorite place to be!

Love this Place, 2017-02-24
Captain: , Oriental, NC (40)

Pulled in with alternator/charging problems and ended up staying 12 days so First Mate could get local dental work completed. Dockmasters Jason and Mary were so great to work with. It felt like we were welcomed by everyone with suggestions for everything from boat repair (there is a DIY shop on site), where to go for a nice meal or to get general dentistry done. We will definitely be back.

Great Place!, 2017-01-14
Captain: , Ft Lauderdale, FL (146)

What can you say about a friendly, well run, marina in a great protected location with a huge, tool and powertool filled shop that is free for the boaters to use? WONDERFUL!
Steve is a great guy running a great marina!
Thanks Steve! We'll definitely be back!

Friendly low key place; great know-how, 2017-01-10
Captain: , Wilmington,NC (320)

Nice docks. Greeted by Steve (retiring dockmaster) and Jason (new dockmaster). Everyone very nice. Stayed for 4 days waiting out weather. Nice showers. Publix just under a mile away. Pretty full even in January so call for a reservation.
Update: went to leave after 4 days but engine didn't start. Thought it was due to the extreme cold and spent a day warming the engine room with no success. Dockmaster Jason came aboard and determined that the fire suppression system had shorted and turned off the fuel supply. Nice to have such talent and know-how at a marina.

Very nice stop, 2016-11-30
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (82)

Nice little marina (note "little" - call early). Small but super helpful staff, car available, and they'll drive you to Publix if it's out. Fillin Station bar isn't quite as described in other
reviews - kitchen is open only 3 nights per week, other nights it's just chips, drinks aren't cheap and they pour short shots to boot; you're better off at the Dockside ($$$)right in front of the marina, or walk .7 mi to Steamers ($$, just past Publix). The shrimp burger is great, small bar, friendly people. Anchorage in creek before and after marina is very good, and they'll let you bring up your dinghy. The bar at mouth of creek is 4' at low tide, go slow.

A gem of all gems, 2016-11-19
Captain: , Howell, NJ (130)

Lucky for us when we called about dock space the marina was full, so we had to anchor out. I say lucky for us becuase had we been able to get into the marina we may just still be there! This is the best marina we've ever been too, it has everyting-clean showers, free washer with a $2.00 dryer, a courtesy car, yoga on site, great canvas guy on site, a large workshop, restaurant in front and plently of shopping within walking distance. The manager Steve is outstanding, he is there to help with anythig you may need. He actually appoligized to us that the loaner car wasn't available-and we weren't even staying at the marina! The new captains lounge has two flat screens TV's, a full kitchen, comfortable couch and dining table. Many cruisers talk about Velcro Beach and getting "stuck" well VB has nothing compared to Ladys Island. We will always make this a one of our stops, it certainly is a gem.

Found another home!, 2016-10-23
Captain: , Clubfoot Creek, NC (61)

We stayed a few days at Lady's Island Marina, our first time there, and it felt like you were coming home!!! The dockmaster was wonderful, the boating community made you feel like family and the marina was great. Not to mention BBC, great pastry & food, across the street and then there is the Fillin Station, great, cheap food and if that is not enough grocery stores and hardware right down the street. We will definitely be back here and stay longer!!!!!!!!! Oct. 2015 we are back for at least a week. Stayed a week and BBC for breakfast and lunch is still the best and the Fillin Station, what can I say:Tuesday through Saturday something different every night and nothing over $12.00.
Great place what can I tell you, back again Oct. 2016

Ditto other reviews, 2016-10-22
Captain: , Charleston (130)

Stayed just two nights. Other reviewers have said it right. It is also very quiet. Would come back.

First Rate, 2016-07-10
Captain: , New Bern, NC (486)

We stayed here a month from recommendations. We never regreted it. Steve and his staff are outstanding. I would call this a destination marina for cruisers. This is rare now. Lady's Island wants us here and caters as such with free car to use to run errands, massive workshop to do any repairs and great liveaboard community. WIfi is one of the best. It is one of our all time favorite places to stay. Thank you for taking good care of us.

has it all without the attitude!, 2016-07-06
Captain: , Lakeview Park Marina Windsor ON (366)

most marinas hit the mark with 7 out of 10. this one hits them all in my book. friendly unassuming folks; both management and residents. great docks, minimal currents, no wake issues, close to everything you need to reprovision or eat out,a courtesy car, great showers and laundry. we like it so much we've decided to stay for the next 9 months so so till next spring.

Outstanding Choice!, 2016-07-06
Captain: , Pensacola (460)

After reading previous reviews, we decided to stop over for 3 days -- ended up staying for 7, and were very tempted to stay for a month! Very clean facilities, easy access to shopping, not a bad walk to Beaufort -- and the courtesy car is a nice treat, if needed. Steve does a fantastic job of running the marina, making you feel very welcome, and ensuring your needs are met.

A rescue when needed, 2016-06-12
Captain: , Phoenix (100)

Steve is an awesome dockmaster. Though unavailable, he suggested 2 other places and said if we stayed there and needed something to call him and he'd help. Later in the day, we tried unsuccessfully 8 times to anchor in Factory Creek near his marina. Day was getting short and after another call, he was able to sandwich us in on a too-short dock with 5 people standing by to help. If my old gymnast body could still do back flips, I'd have given him a 21 backflip salute. Then had great restaurant and menu suggestions, loaner bikes (and an offer for courtesty shuttle). Just can't give too-high praise for Steve's friendliness as well as the other boaters at Lady's Island Marina. Seems many boaters come to stay a few nights and never leave (no surprise to us at all). Only wish we had known about the large workshop available to guests before we planned our departure.

Avoid the Currents, 2016-05-13
Captain: , Philadelphia, PA (90)

Terrific alternative marina in Beaufort without the huge currents. Docks new and clean, power strong, dockmaster, Steve, very helpful. Good restaurant (Dockside) at marina. Easy walk (about 1 1/2 miles) into downtown Beaufort and dockmaster will arrange to pick you up if you do not want to walk either way. One of most friendly and helpful marinas on ICW.

Great service!, 2016-04-23
Captain: , LaHave Nova Scotia (41)

Needed to pick up groceries and as it was early we were not staying the night. We were going to anchor but Steve said we could just pull up to a dock and do our shopping. Steve and the other Steve (assitant dockmaster) were there to help us with the lines which was great as it was very windy. The assitant dockmaster showed us around the facilities and even drove us to the store to do our
shopping. There was not even a charge for the dock but we donated some money to the marina fund. Great facilites and great guys!

You Gotta Try This Place!, 2016-04-20
Captain: , Hobe Sound, Florida (480)

This is not a high-end resort marina. But, it is a full-service, well-located marina run by friendly and fun staff and occupied by friendly and fun boaters - and it's a great value with reasonable dockage rates, free clothes washers, free pump out, free transport across the river to Beaufort's shops and restaurants, a funky but comfty boaters lounge, and a completely equipped workshop for any project you may need to complete. There is a restaurant on site, and another just up the street, but if you crave more, it's an easy walk to several others (Pizza, Mexican, DQ, Japanese, Chinese, etc.) as well as a great hardware store, a bakery, an amazing old-fashioned butcher shop, a bicycle shop, two drug stores, two banks, two dental offices, human and animal medical care, and a shop that repairs Apple products. And if you're really lucky, perhaps you'll get a ride back from Beaufort in the marina's multi-purpose launch.

Best WiFi We've Seen, 2016-04-19
Captain: , Austin, TX (32)

9 of 10 marina wifi's are too weak and slow to be useful. Not so at Lady's Island! We had fast internet access that let us take care of business we had put off for weeks.

Also, ditto on all the other comments. Steve and Gloria are exceptionally helpful; groceries and hardware are much closer than at the Municipal Marina, and the center of town is not that far away over the bridge. We'll be back.

Unexpected pleasure, 2016-03-15
Captain: , Sanibel (195)

Totally protected marina, reasonable price, modern clean restrooms, loaner bikes. Bike or walk to publix, restaurants. Friendly staff.
Great stop. Good alternative to City marina.

Great Marina, 2016-02-17
Captain: , Jamestown, RI (80)

We stayed overnight in a pinch when it was too windy for the Lady's Island swing bridge to open. The squeezed us in somehow, even though they were pretty full. I can't say enough good things about this marina. Shopping and restaurants are nearby too.

Didn't Want to Leave, 2016-01-26
Captain: , San Diego (10)

We docked our Catalina 36, Rigel, at Lady's Island Marina 17 Dec, and left 25 Jan. We were in residence for over a week.
- Facilities (4-stars) are very clean, if dated, reflecting the professional attention of the largely resident, ultra-friendly staff (Earns five stars).
- "If there is anything you need, please ask", was our experience.
- All the help we needed to make a safe, efficient approach and docking. There is current, but probably not as strong as some places we have docked. Talk to Steve before you come in.
- Good, inexpensive, local dining options a very short walk.
- Loaner car brings the entire town into range.
- Boaters lounge features an eclectic, comfy mix of furniture, a big TV, and while we were there, was the site of a very well-attended pot-luck.
- We enjoyed our stay and plan to return.

Ditto on last comments, 2016-01-18
Captain: , Wilmington NC (400)

Stayed 14 and 15 Jan 2016. Just cool place. Very pet friendly. New dogs to meet everywhere. Protected. Quiet. Lots of amenities. Cars, bikes, shops. Steve is a pleasure to chat with as a cruiser.

Great Stop with Great People, 2016-01-09
Captain: , Virginia Beach (290)

We planned to stop for 3 days and stayed for 5. Nice facilities, close to town, good wifi, but most of all, great people. If I was looking for a home Marina in SC, this would be it.

Hotel California, 2016-01-08
Captain: , Carlyle (38)

We stayed at Lady's Island (aka Hotel California) for the holidays. As usual, everyone makes you feel right at home. I LOVE THE NEW CRUISERS LOUNGE. It's a great place to get in out of the weather while you plan the next leg of your journey or to just sit and visit with old friends.

One of our favorite places on the entire east coast. The staff (Steve, TJ & John) are second to none. It's clean, well maintained and operates with that low country hospitality. Easy access for provisioning and close to beautiful downtown Beaufort. We call it the Hotel California because you can check in anytime you like but you may never want to leave.

Hospitality A+, 2016-01-06
Captain: , Chesapeake (20)

Steve & Gloria do a great job making us welcome and helping out with provisioning advice and transportation. Lots of supplies and restaurants nearby. The boater's lounge is accommodating and comfy. Friendly community here. Boaters and townspeople all are very nice. Easy place to settle in to. Good place to stop and DIY on your way.

Full no transitant slips, 2015-12-27
Captain: , Arizona (43)

even tho they didn't have space for us. They let us use the dingy dock and the ice is on the honnor system 2.00
We lost our dingy and they helped us look for it. Very nice folks.

An amazing find - Thank you to all!, 2015-12-13
Captain: , Bellingham WA (21)

This marina, managed by Steve, is one of a kind. The facilities are spotless, your requests are quickly answered, advise is always available and the added benefit of the most convenient services a cruiser could need are right here! Adam, at Journey Marine Canvas, on site, is what you wish every canvas repair professional was; courteous, helpful with our own projects, and provides excellent service and price on repair work we had insufficient knowledge of.
If you've never stopped off here, make it a MUST DO on a future passage through!

Great stays in June and Nov 2015, 2015-12-13
Captain: , Seattle (80)

Had another fabulouse stay in Nov 2015. The new boaters lounge is perfect, a great place to attend to some paperwork, socialize with the other boaters, and just relax. Thanks for that addition!

We stayed for 10 days in June of 2015. Steve was a fantastic host, starting from the moment we docked (in the tricky current, they "flipped" our boat around so it faced out for an easy exit) to advice on where to find parts for a boat repair. We were welcomed like old friends and it was hard to leave!

We also stayed in March of 2015 just for an overnight as we headed south - TJ was an excellent host as well. Having alternating dockmasters seems to work well here.

We love Lady's Island and will be back as we head south!

The place to stay in Beaufort, 2015-11-28
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (531)

We arrived here in high current and wind. Steve parked us on the face dock until things calmed down and we could move to a slip. Everything here is in great shape and everyone we encountered was friendly.

We had dinner at the Filling Station. A hamburger, a hot dog, baked beans and coleslaw. The grand total was $4.00 and the food was good. From the outside the place looks like you could get killed if you went in. Do not worry, everyone, all locals, were more than helpful to getting us settled and ordering food. If you prefer, a more upscale place is just off the docks. We did not eat there but it was mobbed every night. I looked at the menu and it looked really good.

We rode our bikes over the bridge into downtown Beaufort. It is interesting, but nothing special. Just anothjer old Southern town depending on the tourists to keep coming. This is not a great bike ride. The road has bike lanes but the traffic is fast and continuous. Definitely, not a relaxing ride.

Food Lion and Publix markets just up the street.

If you are planning on stopping in Beaufort, give this marina some serious consideration.

Great Marina with the Nicest People!, 2015-11-24
Captain: , Hingham, MA (1079)

Upon arrival, we were welcomed into the fold just as though we had always been here. The marina is very nice with new laundry, a cruisers lounge, and a shop with tools to work on projects. Many stores/restaurants are close enough to walk to - or you can take a courtesy car or bike. Professional Yoga studio is located on site (not included in price of stay). Canvas shop on site: Adam (owner/operator) took time out of his busy day to help me fix my sewing machine and let me use oil from his shop.
Really great marina!

Not a fancy marina but top knotch, 2015-11-22
Captain: , Milwaukee WI (939)

From the moment we spoke with dockmaster Steve on cell we knew we'd made a good choice. He gave specific instructions for entering the creek to avoid the shoals and then got us into the dock while the current was pushing the boat about (the were four line handlers to help us dock). The floating docks, decks, marina building are all in terrific condition with a nice boaters' lounge, heads, showers and laundry room. Our slip gave us a view of the Beaufort skyline and bridge. There was no boat wake from traffic and very little effect from the currents and tides.

All services (a great butcher shop and the best liquor store we have found in the south) are a short drive in the courtesy car, and Steve and Gloria gave us a ride to downtown Beaufort for a tour of the shops and restaurants.

Sunday night found us in the lounge with many other boaters to watch football, in between trips to the grill on deck for roasted oysters. The marina has many long term boaters who find this their destination, not just a stop along the journey. One mentioned that the marina should be subtitled 'Hotel California' since so many find it difficult to leave.

lady's island. amazing, 2015-11-20
Captain: , Brooklyn ny (20)

the best service I've seen at a marina. steve is great

Nice stop!, 2015-11-16
Captain: , Oriental, NC (190)

Stayed here 11/7/15 thru 11/9/15 waiting for more bad weather to pass. Well-maintained docks. Clean restrooms. Nice lounge. Friendly folks. Got laundry done in new washers and dryers. Used loaner car to provision. It gets 4 stars because $1.45 a foot really should include electricity especially for short stays.

Another home away from home!, 2015-11-12
Captain: , Chicago (270)

Warm and welcoming, Steve and Gloria have created an atmosphere of community that welcomes newcomers. Our very first night we were invited to go to the Filin Station for the hot dog/hamburger night. Steve and Gloria are always offerring a helping hand and/or advice with big and small projects.

We came for a month and it was hard to leave! The amenities a boater needs are all within a short walk or bike ride from the marina as mentioned in all the previous posts. Beaufort is a wonderful town to explore.

Lady's Island Marina, with the buck a foot price, is a great place to stop along the ICW, but the amenities and the people really make it a destination to stay for a month or two or more!

We returned in May of 2015 and kept our boat here for five months. Lady's Island Marina keeps getting better, there is a new Captains Lounge that provides an air conditioned spot to gather with other boaters, with all the cooking and entertainment amenities one could want. Steve and TJ are helpful and thoughtful and are the heart of the marina. We look forward to returning!

One of our most pleasant stops, 2015-11-04
Captain: , Bay City, MI (730)

Steve, the dockmaster, is a friendly and capable fellow. The bathrooms are nice and clean. Free washer and $2 dryer. New equipment that works well (for a change!). Docks are well maintained and people are friendly. Good shopping nearby and a courtesy car. Not in downtown, but if you've already been there, ride your bike or take the courtesy car. Good restaurants nearby. We will be back.

The Steves could not be more helpful, 2015-10-27
Captain: , Jamestown RI (263)

Steve and Steve helped us dock on one of the T docks. Could not have been more hospitable. Laid back, cruiser friendly facility. Only able to stay one night but will definitely be back.

The Best Choice, 2015-10-26
Captain: , Minneapolis, MN (10)

Lady's Island Marina has it all. Friendly and helpful dockmaster, decent transient rates, tons of things to do within walking distance (including several local-themed restaurants worth checking out), and the list goes on. Don't miss Terra Cotta, a little shop located steps from the marina. While you're there, pick up a copy of Marina resident Neil Barry's book, "Chicken of the Sea", a great sailing yarn that you won't be able to put down.
Be careful, though, you might decide to stay at this marina much longer than a few days!

Real Class Act, 2015-10-22
Captain: , New Bern, NC (10)

We have been stopping here since 2006 and the facilities and customer service now are outstanding. Steve and Gloria are the best Dockmasters we have ever experienced. Both go far out of their way to accomodate and provide help/information. Access to cruiser needs are close and convenient. Nothing but good words.

Value. Warmth and Comfort, 2015-09-15
Captain: , Green Cove Springs,Fl (104)

Our time spent at Lady's Isle Marina is always refreshing and energizing! A sense of community exists because of the friendly and engaging nature of both management and boaters. Starting with a greeting of 'Welcome Home', there is also loaner car available for trips to the grocery/pharmacy/hardware etc., on-site laundry ($1.50 for washer and $1.00 for 45 minute dryer), a new Captain's Lounge is almost complete, and the value doesn't stop there....the dockage fee is only $1.00 a foot on FLOATING DOCKS! Very easy docking both in and out and not a lot of current. Just a great place.

Consistantly Great Marina, 2015-07-15
Captain: , Daytona Beach (81)

We planned on spending couple of days last year and ended up spending the month, we enjoyed things stay so much. So of couse when we were passing through on our way to the Chesapeak we stopped pulled in to Lady's Island Marina. Steve, Steve and TJ were all there to welcome us and get tucked in. Place looks great, and the loaner car is a really great addition. We'll be back for an extended stay in November. Great consistant service and facilities.

Awesome Staff and Facilities, 2015-07-02
Captain: , Auckland New Zealand (20)

Staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Steve and Steve make a great team and go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as they can. We joined in for the weekly marina BBQ and a local restaurant offers the best steaks for $12 on a Friday night.
The facilities are top notch and provisioning and marine supplies available nearby, or use the courtesy car to go further afield. An added bonus is the availability of a fully equipped workshop with free access to marina guests.
As long term cruisers this marina exceeded all our expectations and we will return and recommend to others.

Unbeatable Service, 2015-06-27
Captain: , Naples, FL (682)

This is an amazing marina where Steve the harbormaster goes out of his way to make your visit safe and enjoyable. We were guided to our slip and had prompt assistance to get alongside. The bathrooms and laundry are scrupulously clean, in good repair and air conditioned. Here's an example of the extra mile of service - Steve, the harbor master, found out we love gelato so he drove to a local shop to surprise us with the icy sweet, and wouldn't acept payment. This marina is full of kind and considerate people (many of whom planned to stay a day or two and are still here after several years). Thank you Lady's Island Marina for a memorable stay.

Free pump out, 2015-06-25
Captain: , St Louis (1085)

We were out in the city mooring field and these guys came over in their pump-out boat and offered a free pump out (city marina's was broken). They wouldn't even accept a tip. First class.

Lady's Island Marina has it all, 2015-06-15
Captain: , Norfolk Va (40)

For starters I had Engine trouble on my trip south this past winter and fortunately I was towed into Lady's Island, Spent 5 months and made good use of thier do it yourself shop facility, Enjoyed Beaufort and the convenience of the walk to shopping, Cable TV great wiFi,and Tj and John are 5 star marina operators. Lots of fun events throughout the season and lots of new friends.

THE BEST PLACE EVER!, 2015-06-13
Captain: , Dillon (163)

Stopped for 1 night and we are staying for a month! Everything we need and more. Great facility, shopping, eating and diy! Simple but clean, friendly and loaded with amenities.

Friendly Marina with great hospitality, 2015-06-13
Captain: , Sunbury, Ga (352)

Great friendly knowledgeable staff. Courtesy car, very clean restrooms, great wifi. Came for steak night, Friday night $12 at the Fillin' Station. You will not go away hungry. John did a 10 star job with a quick professional job tying us up and getting our electric hooked up before the storm hit. Unfortunately he got soaked but that did not stop him from helping us. Steve did a supreme job of bringing the pumpout boat over and giving us a FREE pumpout after hours. Everything you need is within walking distance of the marina. The management here is upscale. This is an easy in and easy out marina that is well marked and no wakes. A nice Captain's lounge would be a great asset to this marina.

Southern Hospitality *****, 2015-06-02
Captain: , Daytona (410)

March 26-30,2015

Awesome stay. TJ was very friendly and gave us the lowdown on what was around locally. Clueing us in on the Fillin Station was a definite plus. Marina is very clean and well maintained and tucked back in a river that is somewhat protected from the winds. Very convenient to grocery and the shops and restaurants of Beaufort. Definitely a "do again" for us.

Awesome Low Country stop over, 2015-05-23
Captain: , Midway,GA (261)

Called the marina for instructions and TJ guided us in at low tide ,stay closer to the bridge than the green marker and hug the anchored boats around to the marina. We were met at the dock by TJ and he tied us up and connected our power and water. We were just planning on staying two night ended up staying three. TJ gave us some local information like the Fillin Station just a short walk from marina. At the Fillin Station the food was great ,price is very good,and you did not walk away hungry , pork chop night with mack & cheese , green beans , corn ($5.00).
At the marina the restrooms and showers were clean,great reception for wifi and most importantly very nice staff and boaters,made us feel welcome,free pumpout as well. The courtesy car was in need of repair and TJ told us if we rented a car he would knock off the price of a nights stay for the inconvience, so we stayed an additional night. Enterprise rent a car picked us up and returned us to the marina.
Can not say enough about TJ , could not ask for a better dock master. He is a delight to talk to and is very knowledgeable.

As always a great stop , 2015-05-20
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (1190)

As always a great place to stop. It was good to see TJ again and enjoy his hospitality. Johnny did an excellent job getting us tied up and pumped out. He does it all and with a smile. Nice group of cruisers and live aboards hang here. Always friendly atmosphere with a can do anything attitude. We couldn't ask for anything more.

Low Country Hospitality at it's Best, 2015-05-11
Captain: , Burlington (180)

What's Next?? Burlington, Ontario You can't beat the hospitality here. TJ, the dock master, goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure your stay here is a great one and the "regulars " couldn't be more friendly. A "low country boil", dinner at the Fillin' Station , a Publix, a liquor store , a hardware store and restaurants nearby as well as the use of a courtesy car to take in the beauty of Beaufort - it doesn't get much better than this! Thanks T.J.

Incredible start, 2015-05-09
Captain: , Charleston, SC (158)

Starting a journewy south from Charleston we stopped at Lady's Island Marina to visit an old friend. Not long after docking, power/water hookup with the help of TJ and neighbor boats, we were taken to a marina lowcountry boil. We were treated as though we lived there with them.
The approach to the marina is very manageable and with TJs instructions it was simple. Can't say enough about TJ...great guy that knows his stuff.
Great staff, great facilities, great people. We'll wander back.

Great Marina, 2015-05-01
Captain: , Westerly, RI (50)

TJ is top shelf. Very helpful and courteous. Got us onto the T-head. Courtesy car available for provisioning at nearby grocery stores and more... Good restaurant on site. Is a great marina for an extended stay in the area. Don't miss this one. We will be back.

nice alternative to downtown--clean ,well maintained, 2015-04-28
Captain: , isle of palms,sc (131)

we were met at the dock by nice folks(Johnny and TJ )that tied down the boat carefully and completely. The dock was well maintained and clean. The 50 amp power we connected to was 120 volts and worked like new. Maybe it was. Floating docks throughout. A canvas shop on site. A conveniently located ice machine.Gave us a written and verbal tour of the marina area including nearby restaurants, grocery store, hdwe store,liquor store, bakery. Offered us complimentary use of marina bikes, and one of the several marina cars available to boaters. Also gave us a run down on whats happening today. Seems Tuesday is snow crab night at the restaurant 100yds away from our slip. 12 bucks for snow crab and fixins. We've been passing up this marina for nearly 20 years as we were uncomfortable with the approach to the marina and never heard anything to draw us in. This year active captain is filled with glowing reports of the upgrades here and also the weather is going south for a day or two and we need a secure slip--so we tried it. The approach is a pretty simple--when heading north pass through the bridge and look to the right for buoy "G1". turn toward it but keep it well to your left. Pass slightly to the right of center line between G1 and the bridge. As you enter the creek steer toward the water tank at the far end of the creek. I never saw less than 11.5' (tide was 1.8' above mlw). Means there is 9 feet of water at low tide. The rest of the way back to the marina the water is deeper. if you are usure--just call TJ on vhf 16 and he will watch your entry and give you directions. After your first entry you will no longer be concerned. The marina is full at the moment(snow bird time)so call ahead .

A really great place, why go downtown, 2015-04-25
Captain: , Nowhere,OK (1314)

Perfect location close to shops and places to eat. TJ got us onto the dock with no problems. Showers and restrooms are very nice, looks like they get cleaned every hour.

This is another good example of "family" marinas. We were welcomed by the other boaters. One of the transients had a birthday this week and the marina held a "pot luck dinner" and then music by the fire pit. It was a great group and we had fun.

Look forward to stopping here next time we come through

OUR GOOD FORTUNE, 2015-04-25
Captain: , Green Cove Springs (81)

We arrived at Lady's Island Marine Wednesday, April 22, 2015 with two dead 8D batteries. Not only did John B, a marina employee, help me by lifting the 140 pound batteries (2) out of my engine compartment's very inconvenient location, but he loaded them in dock carts, hauled them up the dock ramp, at low tide; loaded them in the marina's truck, and drove me to the local NAPA retailer to replace them with two new 8D batteries. On the way back to our boat he asked if the new batteries were "starting" or "deep cycle." I used his cell phone to call the NAPA store and they informed me they were both starting batteries. I asked if they had "deep cycle" batteries; to wit the clerk informed me that they had one but could get another in by eight o'clock the next morning. The next morning John B drove me back to NAPA where we exchanged my "starting" batteries for "deep cycle" batteries. Back at the marina, John loaded the batteries in carts, one per cart due to their individual weight, and took them to the boat where he loaded them aboard and back in their difficult to access boxes. All this work and knowledge was done without required compensation, work order, or job cue wait. If you are ever in Beaufort, South Carolina I HIGHLY recommend you stay at Lady's Island Marina. It is a delightful facility with reasonable rates, but the employee John B is worth the stop. I will be a transient visitor every time I traverse the area. By the way, we departed Thursday with new batteries, clean laundry, showered bodies, and most importantly, great memories of a lasting relationship with John B!

Better than Downtown, 2015-04-25
Captain: , Charleston, SC (30)

Over the past years we have always stayed at the downtown marina. The location is nice, but this year, the positvie reviews of Lady's Island Marina steered us in their direction on our trip home. GREAT decision!

This location is far better for cruisers! The anchorage is nice, and the marina is even nicer! Within easy walking distance You have a variety of retaurants, a really good Publix, a hardware store, an artisan bakery, etc. Plus, if you need to purchase more than you can carry, the marina has two courtesy cars and no "45-minute-limit-and-you-can't-cross-the-bridge" rules like downtown. The restrooms, showers, and laundry are nice and clean.

Dockmaster TJ is absolutely wonderful--personable, professional, and knowlegeable! (And, his trusty companion, Rudder, is one of the best dogs we have met!) We docked with no drama, and found ourselves in a most enjoyable cruising community.
m/v "Soul Sauce"

Grest stop on the ICW, 2015-04-21
Captain: , St Petersburg (20)

Easy in Easy out T.J. is the greatest very attentive to all our needs. Walking distance to most everything including the largest Hardware store I have ever been in. Loaner cars available or ride bikes over bridge to Beaufort

Try This Marina, 2015-04-14
Captain: , Bradley Creek Marina, Wilmington, NC (20)

We docked our 55 Altima on a nice face dock. TJ, the Dockmaster is excellent. Facilities are clean and we were provided a loaner car during our stay. Excellent restaurants are in the area. we will stay here again someday.

Great one night stop for us!, 2015-03-30
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (1541)

We stayed one night on our way north. Met on the dock by TJ and two helpful dock neighbors. Very, very friendly and accomodating. Current does run parallel to the dock but very manageable. Offered a courtesy car so made a run to west marine and a quick tour through the beautiful homes of Beaufort. Walked across the street to the Beaufort Bread Co - good baked items. Were there on a Friday night so walked over to the Fillin Station for their $10 steak meal. Put our order in at 5:15, ate at 6:40 - for $10 was more than worth the wait - good food and fun place. Great stopover with lots of services and restaurants - and a courtesy car - what more could you ask for?!

Very accommodating staff, even for day dockage, 2015-03-28
Captain: , Southport, NC (916)

We were being picked up by car from Lady's Island Marina and despite being full they found a solution for us to tie up for a few hours. NIce setting on the side creek.

Glad We Stopped, 2015-03-13
Captain: , Grand Island, NE (240)

So glad we pulled in to Lady'd Island Marina. TJ, Dockmaster is incredible - friendly and exceeds any expectation offering assistance, going out of his way to be helpful. Walking distance to most any needs / and short distance to 'Old Town'. Recommendations to try 'Filling Station' (almost on property) was an experience to remember. $5 for two pork chops with two vegetable sides.
Pulled in because winds prevented the swing bridge from opening - were met by TJ and others to help dock - decided to stay for a couple days to relax and repose.
For SURE we will stop if in the area again.

Friendliest marina ever, 2015-02-02
Captain: , Worland, WY (30)

terrific facilities. Very friendly harbormaster and liveaboard community. Great provisioning stop. Beautiful Beauforrt is right across the bridge. Very much enjoyed Superbowl party and shrimp boil. Excellent protection.

A great place for any length of stay, 2015-01-12
Captain: , Thunder Bay ON Can (10)

From Lake Superior to Lady's Island, this is the best Marina we have encountered. The staff are amazing; the atmosphere comfortable; the facilities user-friendly. The washrooms and showers are great, laundry facilities good. There are DIY areas for working and it is within walking distance to groceries, drugstores and hardware stores. Docks are great: wide and well-lit. It is pet-friendly. We should keep it a secret!

Among our top 3 marinas in 5 years of boating, 2015-01-09
Captain: , New Bern, NC (45)

Imagine a marina where you are greeted by at least 2 skilled and affable marina staff and 2 guests. Imagine a marina that has all the ammenities boaters need within walking distance, clean, well -maintained facilicities and minutes from beautiful, downtown Beaufort SC. We stayed there a month and will stay there again on our trip north. The location, nearby ammenities, dockmasters, awesome DIY workshop, facilities and community feeling make Lady's Island one of our favorite marinas. A must and wonderful stop.

To each it's own opinion, 2015-01-05
Captain: , Palm Coast, Fl (91)

We came in late and due to the Bridge right there I asked for assisstance and they came out and guided me. You have to come in along side the Bridge and it's not easy if the current is going out. Now once we got into the Marina there were a lot of people to greet us, which was rare being it was around 11 pm. The biggest reason we stopped here is because we needed repair on our engine and the y had a DIY boat shop. Very friendly at first and then it seemed like the Dock Mastere Steve didn't want anything to do with us. Yeah I understand being busy, but he couldn't of said hello in passing on the Docks. His wife let me use her car, but then they made up excuses why I couldn't use it. We didn't cause any problems and made a lot of friends. Steve was leaving and turn the Marina over to a Guy named TJ. At first he was like ice to us, but as we were leaving he lighten up. The only person on Staff there I really liked was Will. Very nice young man and will do or help you in anyway he can. The Marina certainly runs his butt off. I hope they recognized his value. If yoiu want Wifi..don't go there. Very Pet friendly.

Management response:
We are sorry that Captain Dan did not enjoy his stay with us. We strive to accommodate the needs of every boater and are fortunate to have a close community of boaters that step in to help other boaters in need. We believe that they did this for Captain Dan as well. We have recently enhanced our WiFi so that boaters can experience the fast speeds they expect. It is a privilege to spend our days with so many knowledgable and experienced cruisers. Ladies Island Marina wishes Capt. Dan safe travels on his ongoing journey.

Dock Master TJ Keim Dock Master, Steve Stanforth, and the LIM Family

Best stop in 600 mles, 2015-01-05
Captain: , Iotta Louisiana (404)

Good facilities, reasonable price with free laundry and decent wifi on the west dock. A little thin at the mouth of Factory Creek at dead low tide (6ft) but ok inside the creek and alongside the docks.

Best feature is everything you need to restock within 600 yards of the marina... Highbrow, and lowbrow resturants and bars (The Filling Station is a certified local dive) Gas Stations including diesel and non-ethanol gas, Dentist, medical facilities, numerous banks ,hardware store,marine supply store and an easy walk to all of it,

Great stop.

True Southern Hospitality, 2015-01-03
Captain: , Charleston, SC (40)

Thank you TJ for making our New Years Day 2015 perfect. Our water system on our boat failed and we were welcomed with open arms to stop at the marina on the way by and use the showers. We were greeted at the dock & granted access to the super clean location. Our run to Edisto Island was so much better clean! Thanks for treating us like family. Great facility. THANK YOU

Active Captain reviews - spot on for Lady's Island marina! WiFi update, 2015-01-01
Captain: , Savannah, GA (330)

This old yacht delivery captain and wife purchased our live-aboard M/Y this past July. We purchased our vessel in N.J. and headed for our home in Savannah, Ga. We used Active Captain to keep us updated by marina reviews. Waterway guide does not fill this need for current marina services. We stopped at Lady's Island Marina for the night, rated No#1, prior to arriving at our "Home Port" of Savannah. Steve, Will, and Auston were there to receive our lines. Without a lot of details, we had an excellent meal at the Dockside on site that evening. We arrived in Savannah the next day. After 3 weeks in Savannah, we knew our "home base" would divert back to the Lady's Island Marina. Reasons: Employees practice the Golden Rule, boater's dream for ease in procuring provisions, 3000 sq. ft. boater's workshop, FREE laundry, CLEANEST heads and showers I've ever used. Note: I have found over the years the condition of these is an indicator of over-all marina pride by the employee's and owners. I say this because, I in the past, was a marina Harbormaster. A true testiment is "one night boaters" tend to stay additional days here! Don't be surprised to find you are invited to one of many "pot luck" dinners and social hour(s) held on the dock. Captain Mark WiFi update for the marina. Santa Claus brought us a new and improved WIFI for Christmas!! New equipment installed and FAST! Thank you T.J. Captain Mark and Becky Covington.

Dec 2014 one night stay, 2014-12-28
Captain: , Colonial Beach, VA (650)

Amazing!!! We used to stay here in mid 2000s but stopeed because of dockmaster who was not pleasant. It has changed. This is now our favorte place. Dockmaster TJ gave us a car to go shopping, ensured we were professionallly tied up and that we had everythinig we needed. Only negative is wifi that was not strong enough. We were on the extended docks as this marina is full and they are using attached commdomenium docks for slips. If they continue they need to expand the wifi, but other services great. Near by outstanding shopping and restuarants make this a premier stop.

One of the Best I've Found, 2014-12-23
Captain: , Burlington, VT USA (245)

To access the entrance channel from the north, go almost right up to the bridge before turning to port. Don't cut the corner! If you draw more than 5 feet. wait for mid to high tide or you'll get stuck in the mud. The marina is well worth the challenging entrance. Couldn't have asked for nicer, more helpful people; and the marina is super clean and well maintained. TJ was particularly helpful both on the radio when we were shopping around, helping us tie up when we arrived, and even more after we were settled in.

And a special treat is that on Thursday nights you can go to at The Fillin' Station, a bar & grill that's literally a few hundred yards away for Pork Chop Night: $5.00 gets you two HUGE porkchops, mashed potatoes, corn, and green beans. Almost more than you can eat and they are terrific! Altogether, one of our best experiences all the way down from NYC to Florida.

Fantastic dockmaster and marina, 2014-12-15
Captain: , Opua NZ (10)

TJ was great. Nothing was too much trouble. Great facilities, close to good shopping. Quiet and really friendly. We have stayed in very few marinas in the USA but this was wonderful.

TJ is Fantastic; You Feel Like Family, 2014-11-30
Captain: , Kent Island, MD (392)

We stopped the Friday before Thanksgiving for 2 days to visit friends. And mentioned a problem with our fuel system. TJ came to the boat with a diesel mechanic, Jim Di Martin, who quickly surveyed the situation and made an appt for the next day, Saturday. Jim came back on Sat, diagnosed the problem, and we decided to stay and let him fix it on Monday. A nasty blow settled in so we stayed til after Thanksgiving, got our problem solved and were made to feel like Family. BTW this was our second visit, and the first was just as rewarding

Customer Service Unparalleled , 2014-11-30
Captain: , Port Aransas (992)

We came for two nights and stayed for a month. We had a non-functioning windlass upon arrival and wanted to replace a foot switch. We ended up replacing the windlass and we would not have wished for a better place to do it. The folks at Ladys Island Marina are beyond helpful and accommodating. They shared advice, knowledge and TOOLS, without which we could not have done the job.

TJ always meets new arrivals at the dock and is super helpful in getting the boat in and out. The current can be fierce so listen to his direction and you should do fine.

The facilities are simple and in good repair. The showers are clean and co-ed. They have started charging for laundry, $1.50 to wash and $1 to dry, still one washer and two dryers. We also used the dock cart to take our big bunch of laundry across the street and down a block to the laundromat. It wasn't too expensive using the multi-load big machines.

The new Publix is open a few blocks down the I main road, easy biking distance or ask the guys to pick you up. We borrowed Steve's car (and some extra cans) to make a diesel run and got diesel for $3.25 per gallon.

Don't miss The Fillin' Station... Ask TJ. We made several trips over the bridge to explore Beaufort, lots to look at and great food. We will always come back here...

People ,Personalities, Great Price, Friends for life, 2014-11-26
Captain: , Montreal Qc., Canada (100)

First time here. We stoped in for a night or two traveling south . Was drawn here because of Active Captain reviews, price and voice on the phone.
"TJ" is as fine as an example of a young southern gentleman as you are going to find. Repeated rescheduling and delayed arrivals were alwys met with a positive we can do this attitude. He will be stading in for Steve ( the two run the place with Steve finally supposed to take a few months off to go cruising, Steve is to be thanked for building this place to where it is ). The interaction between these two replaces the need for TV or other forms of entertainment as they are always teasing each other, and its a hoot to be part of it.
We stayed 5 nights, at times thought about staying the winter.

Organized Steak dinner on Friday for 10.00 each , booze at happy hour prices, bonfire at the fire pit on Saturday, loaner car from resident livabords, Workshop to use and Power tools to borrow, Great atmosphere , clean, friendly....friendly.....friendly.
Lots of comraderie here as 4 that 4 people were there to grab our lines !!. TJ talked us in the chanel on the radio as we are not used to boats anchored in the approach was easy, and so reassuring having the guide right there on the radio standing by. We had built up a respect over the phone calls but it was such a nice welcome. Not even all tied up and the feeling of belonging kicks in.
We will be back in the spring. This is a place run by boaters who live here on their boats ,know how to treat, help ,and make boaters feel welcome.
Thank you for the great Memmories.
Pete, Rachel n Da Dog Alfred
u r stuck with us.

Great People, Great Location, Great Price, 2014-11-23
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1025)

We have been to many marinas with friendly boaters and friendly staff. Lady's Island takes the cake. Between TJ, Steve, Steve and Captain Mark, we felt as though we had found some long lost friends.

In addition to all this, there was everything you could want within walking or biking range, including restaurants, a hardware store and drug stores. For small grocery purchases you can walk or bike. If you need to do some major re-provisioning, TJ will lend you his car. In short, this is a great marina with a great price.

A Community, 2014-11-17
Captain: , MV Red Head (3106)

As soon as your feet hit the dock you can feel the strong sense of community from the boaters. Whether you are there long term, for a few weeks or months, or just a few nights, everyone says hello, stops and chats, and lets you know what's going on. We were invited to the Fillin' Station where one night they had $4 hamburger, hotdog, cole slaw and beans dinner. The next night was $7 pork chops. Their DIY workshop was unlike anything we had ever seen. A large space filled with all manner of tools, some provided by the marina and most by the fellow boaters. With a Publix, large hardware store, and several restaurants walking distance, this is the perfect place to stop a bit, relax, provision, and get some projects done. Make sure to stop in and say hello to Steve and TJ.

Great Place, 2014-10-21
Captain: , Marblehead, OH (296)

We came for a few days and stayed four months. Great cruising community here, work shop building with tools to share. Thanks to Steve and crew. We will be back next summer. Rates just went up but still the best bargin around.

lovely stay, 2014-09-26
Captain: , Muskegon, MI (980)

We came for a week, stayed three. There are excellent services on site. The staff is friendly and professional. Amenities- wi fi, cable TV, showered, laundry, restaurants, well maintained, clean, and they work.
Beaufort and Lady's Island offer great shopping and other entertainments.
We will be back on our trip north

The best Dockmaster!!, 2014-08-24
Captain: , St. Petersburg (749)

This is a very nice marina. We stayed two nights. Beaufort looked like a great town to walk around but in mid August with a heat index of 110, we only did a windshield tour. We will be back in October to spend more time. Steve, the Dockmaster is still awesome. We met him at another marina 3 years ago and was blown away by his customer service then. I think he's only gotten better!

Probably the best marina in Beaufort for a longer stay, 2014-08-13
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (210)

We had to stay longer than we initialled planned and found Ladies Island Marina a great place to stay. Just about all possible services are nearby and Steve the dockmaster was helpful in assisting us in tieing up and when leaving he assembled a host of folks that helped us fend off, needed with the swift current.
A loaner car is available and we put it to good use.

A 20 minute bike ride to Beaufort and it's worth the effort. Several waterfront restaurants and bars. Wednesday is fresh market day.

Great marina, great people, 2014-07-14
Captain: , Bethlehem, PA (736)

Give the Greens plenty of room on entry. Great marina facilities. Fillin' Station a few blocks away has grill specials on Wednesdays (hotdog, cheeseburger, baked beans, potato salad for $4), Thursdays (a pork chops special) and Fridays (steak special, GO EARLY!!) We also took the courtesy car to the Wren Bar & Bistro for their 1/2 price Burger Night Thursday.

Could Stay Forever, 2014-07-06
Captain: , Cape Haze, Fl (140)

What a great marina. Gloria, Steve, Steve and Will are the most customer oriented Marina Staff we have ever encountered. They make it feel like you belong there with their first words. Being cruisers themselves they know how to do it right! They had a great potluck on the 4th...making it feel like you were part of their "family".
There are groceries, banks, drug stores and hardware stores within walking distance and a car is often available if you need an auto parts or Walmart trip. We will definitely be back!!

Great Place, 2014-07-02
Captain: , Magothy River Maryland (30)

The staff is superb, the facilities are great. The marina is in a well sheltered location and all needed stores (food stores Publix and Piggly Wiggly, excellent hardware store with propane refills, marine store with minimal items, excellent restaurant and fast food stores, banks, liquor) and Beaufort are in walking distance, even though Steve insists you should use his car.

June Weekend, 2014-06-30
Captain: , Savannah Ga. (10)

Steve,Will and Steve went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.They provided an easy docking slip as well as a most reasonable price. The marina was first class and the batroom facilites were spotless. My wife and I will definetly return.Thanks for your Southern Hospitality.

great stop, 2014-06-19
Captain: , Port Arthur, Tx (526)

staff was great in helping us out loaner car to do shopping got scoop on nightly food specials at local spot. only problem was they did not want us to leave but we are new boat owners and have the need to travel. we recomend this stop to all

Friendly and Welcoming Marina, 2014-06-19
Captain: , St Pete Beach, Florida (278)

Steve and Gloria, along with Will, treated us like family, actually better. Restrooms and laundry are exceptionaly clean. There is a bakery and hardware store within walking distrance. The Fillin Station restaurant has unbelievable specials Wed.-Friday and the Dockside serves good seafood dinners.

Don't miss the walking tour of Beaufort with Janet Matlock ((843)226-4412). If you have a car, take a picnic lunch to Hunting Island beach which has shaded picnic tables near the light house.

One of the tennants in the marina building is One Yoga which offers drop in sessions several times a day most days of the week.

There is a marine canvas shop on the premises.

What a Gem in a great nautical area -- Beaufort, SC, 2014-06-10
Captain: , Muskegon, MI (778)

We stopped here as we had heard it was one of the $1 a foot club marinas, but what we found was much more than that! Both Steves were as congenial as they could be. They not only helped us dock, but gave us a tour of the facilities, including the large workshop with many available tools. This kind of facility is nearly unheard of on the East Coast, as far as I know. The showers were very clean and there are bicycles available to borrow. We were even offered a vehicle to replenish our groceries.

Clean,friendly,& quiet, 2014-05-23
Captain: , Aiken SC (10)

Was only able to stay overnight, but will stay here again in the near furture. Steve is informative & helpfull. We felt very welcome.
Showers (3) of them very clean. As stated in the advertisement, resturant and hardware are within walking distance. Current was not bad and wakes were rare.

Great Stop, 2014-05-19
Captain: , St. Louis (340)

Only had time for an overnight this trip but we'll be back. Great staff at a well kept facility. Steve is very friendly and welcoming - you feel like part of the family. Provisioning and services are an easy walk. Great hardware store. Lot's of choices for restaurants. Even the townspeople are friendly. Would be 5 stars if thay had gender specific shower facilities - but the unisex showers were spotless.

Great marina as advertised!, 2014-05-16
Captain: , St Pete Beach FL (82)

It doesn't get much better than this; fabulous staff, convenient to everything, best wifi & cable to date, good restaurants close by. Can get groceries, hardware, booze, haircuts, mani/pedi, banking, baked goods, etc..etc. within 1/2 mile! Have 2 good bikes for boaters use & Steve will let you use his car as a courtesy.

Well run marina, very clean facilities, VERY affordable, and Steve is wonderful (Gloria is in Charleston). Will stop here again!
Hunky Dory - the Halpern's

Great Stay near Beaufort, 2014-05-10
Captain: , Little River, SC (2037)

Very nice marina, reasonably close to shopping and services. Steve, the dockmaster is just great. Make sure to try the Beaufort Bread Company Bakery across the street. Great breads, sandwiches and pastries. Unfortunately no longer $1/ft but still reasonable.

Velcro Warning, 2014-05-09
Captain: , Warwick, RI (432)

Everything the other reviews said in spades. The problem is you dont want to leave. We met boaters who were here only for a night and a week later or a month later, they are still here. It is just so easy, so comfortable and so friendly. We stayed across the river and here to compare. Hands down, this is the best deal. Also, downtown Beaufort is just across the bridge from here but everything you need is on this side of the river: groceries, restaurants, hardware, marine supplies, etc.

Great Stop, 2014-05-04
Captain: , St. Clair, Michigan (456)

They really do go out of their way to make you feel welcome. I can echo the same praises as the other reviews, the facilities are very good. Basic needs are within walking distance and the Dockside restaurant next to the marina office is very good and busy on a Saturday night.
All in all we would not think twice about stopping here again.

Will put this on the list to come back to., 2014-05-04
Captain: , Port Sheldon (421)

Staff is very friendly and helpful. We had some issues with our water pump. Steve (dockmaster) gave us a couple of elbows for the plumbing and stopped by later to make sure everything was working or if he could help. With the use of thier curtesy car and bikes you can get anywhere needed. We planned on staying one night but the weather turned and ended up staying 4 nights and really enjoyed our stay. We will be back to visit them again.

Friendly, great stop, 2014-05-03
Captain: , Yorktown, VA (972)

Lady%u2019s Island Marina
Great stop in Beaufort. Friendly, accommodating, reasonability priced, it just doesn%u2019t get much better. We planned on anchoring just prior to the marina but with our 48%u2019 Trawler that needs swing room, it was not going to work. In the fall, we anchored in front of the City Docks and will not do that again. The current in Beaufort is wicked.
So, as we were deciding what we were going to do, we found ourselves in front of the marina. We called and they were so helpful rushing down to the dock by bike and getting us in. What a relief. Gave us great local information. Had a nice exchange library, laundry, and showers.
We met some other boats going north and enjoyed an awesome dinner with them at the Filin Station (turn right from the marina, right 100 yards.) You may not go in if you were not directed but we were fortunate to be there on Friday night $10 steak night. Delicious and well worth the stop!
In the morning we walked to the road, turned left and enjoyed the Beaufort Bread Company. Also, a must stop. Everything homemade including pastrami, sausage, pickles and to die for pastries. Our evening was very pleasant and quite different than our planned night anchored out.
Left 2 hours after low with no problems following the other approaches as posted.

This really is a gem, 2014-05-03
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens, FL (1997)

Have stopped in Beaufort several times before but this marina is now my first choice in the future.
Very clean and very well managed marina and at $1.25 a foot what more could you want. Loaner car available to go to Beaufort and
a restaurant and bar right on site and other shops close by.
I can really see how people extend their stay here but due to the current tide chart we cannot do that.
We draw 5'6" and came in 2 hours before low tide and followed the dockmasters direction which gave us plenty of depth except for a small hump just south of bridge, we also laid a track for help getting out at zero tide tomorrow.
Almost forgot the best cable TV selection in a long time, thanks.

Journey's Stop Over, 2014-04-24
Captain: , Stafford, VA (148)

Journey and crew stayed here four nights. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The marinia is clean and looks like they are taking care of it. They were powerwashing and staining all the decks while we were here. Car avialable but we never used it. Very good cable, most channels we have every had. Going to the Fillin Station tonight for dinner. Everyone says it is a must.

Cruisers Heaven ? - Perhaps so, 2014-04-21
Captain: , Washington DC (312)

As we approached called Marina on phone and they talked us to the dock and got us settled on the dock. We were lucky to have arrived on Friday because it was steak night at the Fill'n Station (they also have specials on Wed & Thur) We met up with a number of transients and had a lovely evenning. In addtion there is a fabulous workshop open for community use. Great facility, but the people are the best. We will be back!

Great docks, very friendly people, 2014-04-19
Captain: , Poughkeepsie, NY (6077)

They know how to please! The dockhands were waiting for us as we came in. Everyone was friendly and suggested places for dinner. We took their advice and went to the Fillin' Station, a short walk down the sidewalk. It's a slice of South Carolina not to be missed. We were there on a Wednesday night when they were serving a dinner of a hamburger, hotdog, potato salad and beans, all for $4. I heard that the pork chops on Thursday for $6 or the steak on Friday for $10 is not to be missed, maybe next time.

We will be back next year.
PS, the only thing keeping them from being a 5 star marina is a courtesy car. They already have the other requirements.

Great Marina-Great People, 2014-04-13
Captain: , Cape Coral, Fl (838)

Spent 5 days at Lady Island Marina and enjoy it very much. Steve and Will were great;so helpful and friendly. Great value for cruisers!

Very Nice , 2014-04-12
Captain: , El Dorado Hills (73)

Steve was very friendly and helpful. When he helped us tie up he said, "want a steak dinner for $10?" Several loopers were there and Steve arranged for us all to have dinner at "The Fillin Station". Went to a terrific bakery, Beaufort Bread Company (BBC) for lunch. They smoke their own pastrami, bacon and ham. Had the best pastrami sandwich I have had in a long time!

Great Marina. Best Bargain around, 2014-03-14
Captain: , Charlotte, NC (20)

Steve and Gloria make the place with their friendly help. Facilities are extremely clean. They do charge for the laundry, now, but it's still a good deal and large. Publix within walking distance and. many restaurants close by. Dockside is very good.

Great place to stay, 2014-02-12
Captain: , Port Clinton Ohio (52)

Great place, located close to provisioning, food restaurants, Historical Beaufort SC. Dockmaster Steve is very helpful and friendly. Deep water easy access.

A Terrific Stop Along the ICW, 2014-01-08
Captain: , Islamorada, FL (42)

We agree completely with Steve Starling's Review. Everything is close, Steve , Gloria and Will are so very helpful and the price is right.
We came for one night and stayed 12 days, staying warm during the big freeze of Jan 2014. Great place for walking, shopping and site seeing in downtown Beaufort. We will definitely be back!

No better seervice anywhere, 2014-01-04
Captain: , Stuart FL (835)

October 29, 2013

I have never had the dockmaster radio my boat while still in the ICW. However as we aproached Lady"s Island Bridge Steve called to guide us in. Everything you need is within walking distance of the marina. Steve and Gloria are probably the friendliest, most helpful dockmasters we have seen on our travels. Did I mention $1/foot!!!

We were on face dock and easy in/out. Most certainly recommend this as better stop than the city marina. Downtown about 1 mile so it is walkable.

Stephen Starling

WOW - what a find, 2013-12-10
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale (10)

We stopped here by chance in OCT 13 and found a great place. Ended up staying till early DEC 13. The dockmaster Steve and wife Goria are the greatest ... they went WAY out of their way to make us feel like family. Everything is close - liquor, hardware and food stores - even restaurants are walkable. Showers / bathrooms are v clean, laundry is free. Oh, and if you need to do some minor repairs there is a worshop with tolls that you can use. We wil be back. Make this a must stop on your ICW adventure.

Great Spot to Stay, 2013-12-07
Captain: , Whitby (400)

Agree completely with earlier review by Dan Ritter.
A dollar a foot, free laundry in good machines, loan of car from Steve, great shopping and restaurants within walking distance.
The Grayco hardware, Islands Meat Market, and liquor (wine and spirits) are amazingly well stocked and helpful.
The hardware store also does propane tank refills.
We only stayed three nights, but will plan to stay longer next visit.

Great Place, 2013-12-01
Captain: , Rocky Hock N.C. (30)

This is one of the nicest places we have stopped at so far, very helpful, and so clean.

Great pit-stop or longer stay!, 2013-11-30
Captain: , Portsmouth UK (30)

Run by cruisers for cruisers! Steve, assisted by Will and not forgetting Gloria, Steve's Admiral, have got this place knocked into shape over the last few months, making this a great stop on the ICW to wait for a window to get out to sea. At $1 per foot including free laundry it makes economical sense too. Nothing is too much trouble in making your stay comfortable and enjoyable, with a large workshop available on site, good shower facilities and close-by shopping ammenities including a Publix and large well stocked hardware store. We checked in for 3 nights and stayed 8. Their hospitality makes it an awfully difficult place to cast off from and we will be making it a regular stop in the future. Thank Guys.

Exellent marina, 2013-11-30
Captain: , Atlantic Highlands, NJ (80)

Had planned to stay for 4 days at Lady's Island Marina, 5 days later we were still there. Dockmaster Steve and wife Gloria make sure all your needs are met. They let you borrow their car if needed. Free washer and dryer. Bathrooms are clean. Publix is within walking distance of marina. Local (bar has dinner specials, Wed ($4.00 burgers) Thursday ($5.00 pork chops) and Friday ($10.00 t bones). Great internet. Highly recommend staying here. Slip fee is $1.00 per foot.

hidden jewel, 2013-11-25
Captain: , HOUSTON, TX (10)

Great location, facilities and management. groceries, marine supplies, hardware, restaurants and churches within walking distance. ALL FOR $1.00 PER FOOT!!

Lady Island Marina, 2013-11-22
Captain: , Quoset Daviseville Naval Yacht Club (250)

This is not in down town but everything you need is in area, something not available in town. Restaurants very close, grocery stores, drug stores, and all are within walking distance. Bring a cart if you buy a lot of groceries.

Steve the dock master and Will his help are fantastic, great people that help with everything.

Free laundry availabe, never had that before...

To enter marina by traveling south go right to bridge and turn to port, then follow markers, a little hump exists at beginning but we were near low tide and had 6 plus feet under boat. After hump plenty of water and many sailboats enter this area. Very sheltered area and this is not available at other marinas in the area.

Lots of help getting tied to dock and getting off. Everyone there has a lot of experience so they help with good advise if you ask.

Easy walk to town or easy bike, bikes supplied by Marina. Good sidewalks to use.

Great little town and this is a wonderful stop.

Simply a great stop at a great price, 2013-11-21
Captain: , Edenton, NC (887)

If your interest is stolling downtown Beaufort, great, go there. But if you are interested in a great stop to support an ICW transit in a protected marina, with friendly, competent and helpful staff, close to Publix and a hardware store and other shopping, clean laundry and bathrooms at a dollar per foot then Lady's Island is the place to go. For those with bicycles, it is an easy ride over the bridge, on a separate guardrailed bike/walking lane to downtown Beaufort. Oh, WiFi worked well too.

Great Stop! Great people!, 2013-11-20
Captain: , st marks, fl (62)

We pulled in for a night or two and to track down a diesel leak. Turns out that our leak was an injector pump in need or a rebuild. Dockmasters - Steve and Gloria and Will were all the best. They did everything to help us with repairs and made our stay a pleasure. $1 per foot a night, free laundry and the cleanest showers you could want. A large workshop capable of almost any project could mean you will stay a lot longer than you intended. We call it the Hotel California.

What the Cruiser Dreams Of, 2013-11-19
Captain: , Wilmington,NC (20)

No need to restate what all previous reviews have said. Steve and Gloria know what cruisers want and need and they provide it with warmth and humor. Sorry to leave, actually.

What else do you need?, 2013-11-18
Captain: , Galena, MD (1856)

A grea stop made that way by the dockmaster and his wife, Steve & Gloria and also Wes. Easy walk to groceries, great liquor store (with growler filling station), and see previous review for nice dinners at great prices.
There is also a 3000 sq ft workshop area if you need to accomplish any projects.
And Beaufort is a nice walk across the bridge.
And the price $1/ft.
Gloria will loan you her car if needed.
Will be here again on the trip north.

Nice cruising stop over, 2013-11-13
Captain: , Lewis Creek, Md (1304)

The internet is great, the docks are excellant, no power problems, and nice staff. I did not give it a five because of the current. Shopping is close, and several good places to eat. It is especially nice if you are heading to Charleston because you are on the north of the bridge.

Don't miss this stop, 2013-11-09
Captain: , Vero Beach Fl (51)

Great marina. Steve and Gloria and Wes are the best. Stayed four days. Free yes FREE laundry. Clean head/showers. Easy shopping, use their bikes. Excellent resturants onsite...Dockside rest.... and don't miss the Filling Station for Wed. $4 burgers, Thursday $5 Pork chops and Friday $10 steak dinners.....about 100 yards west...

great stop - VERY accomondating, 2013-11-09
Captain: , westbrook, ct (30)

Steve the dockmaster goes out of his way to be sure you have everything you need, we needed diesel he dove us to a station with gerry-cans, which he also supplied, he makes you feel right at home - great stop

Really Helpful People, 2013-11-08
Captain: , Cayuga NY (40)

Very helpful staff and nice slips. Steve was/is a cruiser himself so very knowledgeable about boats and their issues.Super clean facilities. Beaufort worth the bike ride, nearby shopping and restaurants.

Great stopover, 2013-11-04
Captain: , Clearwater, FL (551)

What a find! We stopped for the night and were greated by three guys to help us tie up. Steve and Wil couldn't do enough for us.

VERY WELCOMING, 2013-10-22
Captain: , East Falmouth, MA (1643)

It is so nice to have your business appreciated. Steve is great. He asked if we had been here before and when we said no, he expertly guided us in to the harbor. There is a difference between being helped by an experienced cruiser and a part time non boater. He helped us tie up, hook up the power, welcomed my wife with flowers. Stores an Publix are a 15 min. walk and there are several restaurants nearby. This is a much better stop than the city docks, and only a buck a foot.

Everythng you need and a welcoming staff, 2013-10-17
Captain: , baltimore md (644)

We read the good reviews and headed on in. The first docks you come to A B and C are condo docks. The next two long T-heads are for short term transits. Steve and Gloria give you a good run down on what they offer plus what is close at hand and it is all there, groceries, hardware and the Dockside restaurant. We view this stop as a real bargain with all the amenities.

Five stars if you don't need a swimming pool, 2013-10-16
Captain: , Corpus Christi,Tx (1569)

Great price, close to provisioning, nice restaurant on site, clean, with floating dockts. Steve the dockmaster will make sure you stay is just what you expect from a 5 star marina. We will be back and the price is right. Don't miss this stop. I agree with the other positive ratings. We will return.

The place is coming back., 2013-09-22
Captain: , Houston, Texas (970)

Pushed a 45 mile day from Savannah and stayed here.
Price is great at $1 per foot. Steve, the harbormaster, and his wife Gloria, were very helpful.
Docks are floating, water is calm, but watch for current when docking.
Restrooms and showers were 5star.
No wifi when we were there 9/19/2013.
When entering, turn sharply at the bridge, keep green 1, 2, and 3 to port. Stay well to the right of green 1, 2, and 3. The deepest water is closer to the shore and the moored boats.

Been here for years and love it, 2013-09-12
Captain: , Beaufort SC (20)

The title says it all. This is a five-star rating for me, for the reasons given in the other reviews. Hidden amongst those reviews is the 'workshop'. This is a free facility, but bring your own tools. There is a table saw and work benches. Painting, woodwork, fiberglassing, metal work, its all possible here. Over the last year, I've rebuilt a large part of my boat's interior, and vastly renewed and expanded its equipment. During that year, I've seen people build freshwater tanks, a fiberglass catarmaran bimini, and spinnaker poles, to name but a few of the projects. Sure, it's cold in the winter, and hot in the summer, but if you want a place to work on projects, it would be hard to find a facility like this anywhere on the ICW.
As others report, the new dock manager (Steve) has already made a big difference--from new washer and dryer to improved Internet access), and he plans further improvements to cater to cruisers. His support staff goes out of the way to assist.

It's on it's way up, 2013-08-12
Captain: , Abilene, TX (210)

Dock master Steve is doing a great job of turning this place around, couldn't ask for better service. Well protected, floating docks, short dinghy ride over to Beaufort. Would stay here again.

Steve at Lady's Island, 2013-08-07
Captain: , Charleston, SC (10)

I came into Beaufort to visit some friends -- pushed down the ICW from Charleston and was in touch with Steve a few times in the days prior to the trip. He was more than accomodating, and just an all-around helpful guy. I can honestly say that my dealings with him at Lady's Island Marina set the tone for my entire weekend and got me started on the right foot. Any time that I head down there, I definitely plan on going to this marina. I would reccommend it to any of my friends, and hope to make it back down there as soon as I can. The only thing that would make it better is if they sold frozen bait, but Steve said that they are working on making that happen -- plus, you can buy it right across the street if you need. Anyway, 110% positive rating from me -- great job, guys!

Accidental Find!, 2013-08-06
Captain: , Key Largo (20)

The swingbridge was down and we were forced to stay 3 nights...what a blessing! A cruiser's delight, clean a/c restrooms and laundry (free), Dockside Restaurant was an unexpected treat, waiting line at 5:30 pm. Very calm and quiet, no wakes to speak of. All your needs are within biking distance, Publix and Walgreens are .6 mile, closer you will find Grayco hardware store, Dairy Queen, Sonic, Lighthouse Pizza, liquor store, it's all there. Steve, his wife and grandson Austin were extremely helpful. They have a large project building for boaters. We biked over bridge to Beaufort in 15 minutes on protected bike path. Only thing that would be convenient would be loaner bikes and perhaps another washer and dryer. We will definitely stay here again when northbound and highly recommend it.

Lady's Island Marina -, 2013-08-03
Captain: , Fort Myers Beach (75)

We stopped into Lady's Island marina by surprise because the Lady Island bridge wasn't working and and am I glad we did. Apparently under new management this place is a joy. Great docks, no wakes, peaceful, clean bathrooms, free laundry and $1.00 a foot. Groceries in a mile, liquor in half mile and sure restaurant behind marina. Steve the manager treated us wonderfully- Highly recommend.

Quiet reprieve from Downtown Beaufort's live music on weekends, 2013-07-31
Captain: , Charleston SC (20)

We just recently stayed at this marina because the Downtown Marina was full due to the Water Festival. What a welcome discovery! It is not walking distance to the quaint and charming downtown Beaufort but has a lot of the amenities most cruisers and snowbirds are looking for. There is a full grocery store across the street--walking distance--as well as a new bakery / coffee shop. They were baking bread in the parking lot in a wood burning oven on a trailer big enough to smoke a pig after the bread had cooked. The parking lot smelled great! Directly adjacent to the marina is the Dockside Restaurant. We ate there and it was great, and packed. The menu had a nice balance of traditional Southern fried seafood as well as a variety of lighter fare that was just as tasty. Dockside is definitely popular with the locals. There is also a pizza joint that serves beer next door.
Marina facilities were fine. New dockmaster said the place had gone feral for a little while but now both money and sweat were now going into the facility and improvements being made. Bathrooms and showers were clean. The dock for transients was easy on - easy off along the face dock, in line with the current. Marina is very well protected from any wind out of the South.
I didnt do much exploring on foot but there is not much walking for the sake of it, or for the dog outside of the wooded parking lot. The marina is along a major road. Downtown Beaufort, however, is an easy dinghy ride to the dinghy dock at the downtown marina.
We loved our stay there and it was about half the price of the downtown marina. We were especially grateful as the live music coming from the Water Festival went well on into the night. We barely heard it tucked up in this cozy little backwater.

Outstanding support!, 2013-07-12
Captain: , Ladys Island, South Carolina (10)

I had my 17' boat here over July 4. Steve and Will helped me immensely with problems I was encountering with the weather and my boat. Best marina, great deal, REALLY helpful!

Better location than the Beaufort City Marina, 2013-07-04
Captain: , San Juan Capistrano, CA (120)

We left Factory Creek (location for Lady's Island Marina) and dinghyed to the City Marina where the boats were bouncing around from the afternoon winds and current. New manager at Lady's - Steve - who managed a number of other marinas up north. He let us use one of the vacant rooms in the marina building to spray paint some boat fixtures. They also have a building that you can use for do-it-yourself projects. You can still easily visit downtown Beaufort but have more practical shopping nearby. Did not eat there but on-site Dockside restaurant comes recommended and was busy everytime we walked by.

Peaceful Location, 2013-06-29
Captain: , Beaufort, S.C. (640)

Lady%u2019s Island is a small marina located just under the swing bring from downtown Beaufort in Factory Creek. It is well protected from wind. Current can be an issue when docking, but request a T-head and you will have an easier time and a view of the marshes. There is a pump out boat available for in slip pump outs. Walking to town over the bridge is scenic and easy and there are many great places to eat. We enjoy Griffin Market (make reservations) for an authentic Italian dinner and the pizza and salads are great at Plums. If you walk in the other direction from the marina you will find a number of stores. There is a big Publix a few blocks up the road. There is also a bicycle repair shop, a Grayco hardware store, a liquor store and a Walgreens. Enterprise cars are nearby. If you decide to rent a car it is about a 30 minute drive to Hunting Island State park which has wonderful beaches with no development other than parking and bathhouses.

Good out of a bad situation, 2012-12-08
Captain: , Oriental (10)

At anchor, engine overheats close to Ladys Island Marina, Dock Master Ted Alcorn wasted no time getting Katies Grace into a slip with the help of assistant Ernie and then highly recomended Jim De Hart for mechanic. In the four weeks to repair cracked cylinder head the staff and Mr De Hart made a lasting impression of how strangers can pull together to help. Ted Alcorn has 30 years crusing and knows what crusiers need.

Friendliest spot in South Carolina, 2012-11-09
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1400)

We stopped there and got great food advice. Eat terrific seafood at their restaurant (Dockside) or go west down the street a little to the "Fillin Station" bar and get really great steak off their grill for only $10. I would definitely come back here again.

Pleasant stop, 2012-04-19
Captain: , punta gorda, fl (1448)

Good docks - several restaurants, hardware store, liquor store, and excellent grocery store (Publix) within walking distance

Good Marina, 2012-04-10
Captain: , Cincinnati (1810)

We came here for one night and had some medical issues rear thier wicked head. We were here for three weeks. The marina is convienent to shopping, restaurants, doctors, and hospital. It is a clean, no frills marina in a no wake area. The staff was helpful and accomidating. They were reasonablly priced. We would stay here again.

Delightful!, 2012-01-22
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (386)

Lovely marina, centrally located near downtown Beaufort. Walking distance to Publix, Walgreens, liquor store, fabulous Grayco hardware store. restaurants. Marina Manager very helpful. Clean showers, washer is free /dryer has minimal cost.

We'll be back!, 2011-12-23
Captain: , Duck, NC (60)

Great marina that is tucked away from the winds and tides. Manager was awesome and great to chat with. Very helpful with any and all requests. Faciility was well maintained. Met some great boat owners at the marina and enjoyed our "sundowners" with them. About a mile to downtown Beaufort, but across road are some services. Local restaurant was good, liked she crab soup, but a little pricey.

First visit here, 2011-05-31
Captain: , Madison, Ohio (400)

Nice marina, good protection from ICW as it is on a side creek. Clean restroom and showers, very helpful dockmaster, he stayed after hours to help us tie up. OK resturant on site, but a little pricey.

Lady's Island Marina, 2011-04-06
Captain: , Wilsonville, AL (474)

Floating wooden docks in good condition. Power pedestals colud use some work. Older but clean ensuite showers. Was met at dock and helped to tie up. Restaurant next to marina is over-priced and food was not particularly good. A better choice than Downtown Beaufort Marina in my opinion only because it is up a creek off of the river with good wind protection from all directions.

Southern charm, 2011-03-05
Captain: , Hawesville,Ky (371)

Lady's Island Marina looks, and feels, like a downhome marina. The docks are well maintained (be careful if rain and cold mix, ice will form on the gangplank and you will fall) But floating docks, and the nearby town creates a true southern atmosphere.

Off the Main River, 2011-01-23
Captain: , Ottawa, Canada (363)

The location is better than the Beaufort docks as they are off the main channel. The showers were simple and clean with good pressure and heat. The Laundry facilites were available, although the dryer was a little slow. Ted met us at the dock and was both helpful and friendly. The marina could use some sprucing up and the WIFI did not get to the dock at all, but over all we were happy with our stay. 3.5 stars woudl be closer to the correct rating. BTW, we arrived at dead low tide and just squeezed in, with a 4 foot draft - plan to arrive an hour before or an hour after low tide for easy access.

Mary Kay, Summer Slopes, LI and FL., 2009-10-13
Captain: , Mattituck, NY. (391)

George and I stop here often, very helpful. Several Restaurants within 1 block,large laundromat 1 block. Good stop!

As good as it gets!, 2009-06-03
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (467)

Marina superbly run by Joe and Candy, old friends from the Jib Room in Abaco. They treat boaters as they want to be treated! If you need help, here is where to go. Close by Barbara Jean restaurant is good plain Southern cooking.

Captain: , Hollywood, MD (142)

Very protected marina from all directions. Owner, Joe, will go out of his way to help you. Drove me to Enterprise car rental so I didn't have to wait for their driver. Had to leave our boat there for 2 weeks during trip north- didn't worry about it at all. WIFI not there anymore-the only negative. Nice clean restrooms/showers. Two good restaurants next door.

A very friendly spot, 2008-03-31
Captain: , Old Saybrook, CT (1021)

We really like this place. Like many other older marinas, the talk is that it's going to become condos with condo slips. In the meantime, it's a nice marina with good prices and well maintained facilities. Restaurants and stores are within walking distance.

Lady's Island Marina is a lady!, 2007-06-09
Captain: , Palm Coast (792)

Easy approach to transient docks on outside. Plenty of water. Wi-Fi and cable TV included with dock rental which is very reasonable in today's market. Facilities are very clean and staff is very helpful and friendly. A good deal and hidden gem on the ICW.

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