While we are sad to see our longtime Harbourmaster Dave Harris retire, we know weâ€™re in good hands with our new Harbourmaster Captain Kyle MacDaniel. Captain Kyle, who holds a great love the ocean and Mother Nature, will be heading up all operations at Shelter Cove Marina, including our many charters who operate out of the marina, the Shipâ€™s Store and Hilton Head marina slip rentals for our customers who boat up and down the Intracoastal Waterway. MacDaniel will also oversee all Hilton Head fishing charters and water activities operations out of Shelter Cove Harbour.
Before joining us at Shelter Cove, Captain Kyle spent time working at some of the top marinas in the country with the last 20 years on the waters of the East Coast. Heâ€™s worked on Hilton Head Island, as well as in the Caribbean and the Bahamas.
Most recently, he owned and operated his own company â€śAll Coast Marine, LLC,â€ť which performed marine surveys and custom boat restoration and provided freelance captain work. Heâ€™s also served as the harbormaster for Loggerhead Club and Marina in Miami, Fla. Captain Kyle is a certified dive instructor, holds his captainâ€™s license and studied ocean engineering at Florida Atlantic University.
When heâ€™s not on the water for work, you can find him fishing. Captain Kyle, who currently calls Bluffton home, describes himself as an avid fisherman and spear fisherman.
The next time youâ€™re at Shelter Cove Harbour, stop by the marina or the Shipâ€™s Store and welcome the newest member to our team: Captain Kyle!