For the best deal I would suggest you look on Active Captain
, I don't know what each marina charges for services.
I know that City Marina charges $3,000 upfront to liveaboards and have heard that Charleston Harbor Marina is going to be doing the same.
There are basically 4 marinas
here that allow liveaboards, City Marina, Charleston Harbor, Ashley River(must rent from private slip holders), and St Johns Yacht Harbor.
For access to sailing City, Ashley, and Charleston Harbor marinas are right in Charleston harbor so easy access. All have pluses and minuses, parking is limited at Ashley, costs money
to park at City, is a long walk to car at Charleston Harbor. Of the three, City has the best restroom/shower facilities but depending where your boat is slipped could be a long walk. Ashley and Charleston Harbor have terrible facilities. All three are somewhat exposed to wind
and waves being in the harbor.
St Johns Yacht Harbor is the by far the best marina, excellent facilities, free parking, close to shopping
, located in a quiet salt
marsh off the Stono River. The only drawback is access to sailing. You must travel about 1 1/2 miles through the Wappoo Creek(with drawbridge) to get to the Charleston Harbor.
There are some smaller marinas around that might be worth checking out but I have no real info about them. Two that you might search for information for are:
Isle of Palms and Toller's Cove.