Details for Palmetto Bay Yacht Center

Palmetto Bay Yacht Center

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Average rating 2.7 stars from 6 reviews

Address 75 Helmsman Way
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out




Yes - Several on the docks.


Yes - Free



Yes - Pay




Yes - Black Marlin and Captain Woodies on site.


Yes - Captain Woodies and Black Marlin on site.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 70 ton Travelift.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Dolphin Safari boat in marina.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Closeby


Yes - Yellow cab from town.

Other services


Reviews for Palmetto Bay Yacht Center
At least the internet works, 2013-11-23
Captain: , Pensacola, Florida (50)

Yes, the WiFi works, but only if you move your boat closer to the office. That's the best thing I can say about this place. The facilities, which are really sub standard, are far away and are shared by restaurants and tacky gift shops. The whole place is run down with many abandoned boats. They dock guy was not very helpful, there is no courtesy car, no shuttle, no offer to provide a map or cab number. It's sort of Mad Max meets the bar scene in Star Wars. A storm is coming in, so I'm stuck here for two days.

Helped Out in a Jam, 2013-06-11
Captain: , Dayton, MT (82)

Kind of a laid back operation, but staff was friendly and helpful. Freed up frozen bolts on my exhaust manifold and found a piece of flex exhaust hose for me to make repairs. Convenient location close to marina.

Unprofessional Conduct, 2012-04-29
Captain: , Hilton Head Island (10)

Boat was to be bottom painted with the stipulation it be back on the dock on a specific day. This was agreed to and I rec'c call before this time telling me it would be back on the dock by 1pm.
I drove 5 hrs and no boat! Tried to call and nobody was there (a Fri afternoon). Finally reached someone at the dock who stated they had launched a boat around 10 and then everybody left for the day. The yard is not open on weekends. No call was given to me -- friends were arriving. Weekend completely shot because theese people could not call and inform me they were changing plans on something they had earlier called me to tell me it was scheduled as I had insisted in the first place before I let them take the boat. Do business with this yard at your own risk!

Incompetent mechanics at the repair facility, 2011-06-23
Captain: , NY, NY (10)

Yard mechanics were incompetent in my experience causing more damage and not adding any value yet having no qualms about demanding money for not fixing anything. Avoid the repair facility the Marina is run seperately and full of nice folks just dont come here for repairs.

Excellant Marina, 2009-12-17
Captain: , Milwaukee, WI (91)

We got here to have some work done and gthe staff here was excellant. I asked them to do something and they were on it within 30 mins. Granted this is the "off season" but they were very attentive to our needs. Eric is the general manager. Talk to him and he will get things done. Mechanics Brooks and Charlie are both very knowledgeable.

Great Marina, 2008-04-02
Captain: , Belhaven, NC (88)

Fine marina, excellent staff and service
Location is great
Long ride to the ocean
Shallow inlet at ocean
I have spent a lot of time and money here so
I speak from experience.
Excellent dock masters
Very high/low tides
Rent a jet ski...those folks are GREAT

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