MM 464.1 Charleston Harbor Marina
We stayed here for a week Nov 2000, a week Nov 2003, and a week in the spring of 2004
NOTE: This marina is NOT in Charleston.
Out at the end of the docks where they put transients there is virtually no wind protection. Fortunately we were in a slip. The marina has someone on duty 24 hours, and they are very accommodating.
-Courtesy Car for shopping. In lieu of a courtesy car from the marina, you can use the van from the Hilton to go into Charleston or to the grocery etc. There is no charge for this although you may be expected to tip the van driver. You can also use the water taxi to Charleston, for which there is a charge. It runs every half hour.
- Laundry can be done at a local laundromat via the van from the Hilton, or you can give it to the marina and they will do it for you. Don't know the charge.
-Docks - floating (necessary because of large tides). There is a LOT of current in this marina but they have a big barrier to protect against wakes.
-CTV is a charge of $5/day for only 12 channels which is IMHO a rip off. With an antenna, we can get almost that many channels and the quality of the cable reception is not that great. The second time we went, we just used our DirecTV antenna.
Other items: They will not allow downloading of e-mail and you can no longer get phone service, but there is a free WAN that you can get the internet from. The best thing to eat in the bar (where they have a big screen TV) is the barbecue sandwich. There is also a real restaurant in the hotel. The hotel has a pool and you can use their fitness equipment. They no longer give you a goodie bag which in 2000 was a nice canvas bag with a plastic tub of Benne Wafers, plus tourist information. Current rates
Daily $1.35 Ft. $4.00 30 Amp
Weekly $7.50 Ft. $7.00 50 Amp
Monthly $19.00 Ft. $15.00 100 Amp