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Old 06-10-2007, 15:05   #1
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Hello All,

We will be traveling south and expect to spend some time in Charleston. Has anyone stayed at the Charleston Maritime Center? They have reasonable dockage rates, especially if you are staying a week.

Thanks for your advice.

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Other Marinas in Charleston

I'm not familiar with Charleston Maritime Center in Charleston but have sailed in Charleston Harbor and had a slip at Ashley Marina for a while and was very pleased with this Marina. I understand it is even better now and offers extras like a free shuttle into downtown, not to mention it is within walking distance of the Charleston City Marina which has my favorite all time breakfast place called The Marina Variety Restaurant . Both of these marina should offer much better protection and comfort than the Charleston Maritime Center. The City Marina probably offers the most complete marina service.

We learned to sail keelboats in Charleston and the area can be challenging sometimes with tides in excess of 6 feet and currents often exceeding 3 knots even at the dock.

Enjoy your visit to Charleston and be sure to walk at the battery.
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Wow..never been to Charleston..looks great...I'll be visiting my Sister there the first week of November..looks like I'll have plenty to do while she works during the day!!

I can feel a city tour coming on.

anyone know if there are sailboats for day charter?
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:29   #4
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the only problem with maritime center, is that it is not very protected. And you will have to deal with being waked quite often. Do you need to stay in the city? Here is some information
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Bareboat Charters in Charleston for Daysail

In response to Moonchaser, the choices are very limited for bareboat charters in Charleston. However we took our certification courses from Ocean Sailing Academy which is located at Patriots Point in Charleston Ocean Sailing Academy - Certified Sailing School in Charleston, South Carolina and they do still do day charters on their Colgate 26's but you may have to take a checkout sail. The waters in Charleston harbor and docking can be quite tricky in most areas. You can also do a skippered charter on a Beneteau 36.

Hope this helps.
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Heron my Wife and I live in Charleston. A beautiful city with wonderful people. We will be living aboard in Ashley Marina as of middle of May. Send me a message with any detailed questions you may have.
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Wow..never been to Charleston..looks great...I'll be visiting my Sister there the first week of November..looks like I'll have plenty to do while she works during the day!!

I can feel a city tour coming on.

anyone know if there are sailboats for day charter?
A little late, but my catamaran is going to be there in a few days. I'm bringing it north to do day charters right now. An extra one or two on the way up wouldn't be out of the question.

PS: I see this is a year late... ha ha
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