Plenty of dining options with a beautiful view of the marina


Shelter Cove Marina is the jumping off point for adventure cruises and fishing charters

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Benefits of booking with Palmetto Dunes:

  • Up to 20% off resort dining, bike rentals, golf and more
  • Free Tennis and priority access to select activities and amenities
  • Save more when you stay longer! Ask our vacation rental experts.
  • Palmetto Dunes Rentals are exclusively for 3 – 7 nights.
  • Some rentals may require Saturday to Saturday summer stays.

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Benefits of playing at Palmetto Dunes:

  • Book online in advance and save up to 30%!
  • Multi-round rates available. Call to start saving.
  • Three distinct and memorable championship courses you'll love to come back to. Which one will be your favorite?

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Benefits of renting at Palmetto Dunes:

  • We offer the highest quality new rental equipment on the island.
  • Free delivery/pickup for 3+ day rentals. On-site hourly rentals available. Same day delivery available before 4 p.m.
  • Island's largest assortment of bikes, kayaks/canoes & beach accessories.

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Learn more about Shelter Cove Marina activities:

  • Shelter Cove Marina is just off the Intracoastal Waterway and is centrally located on Hilton Head Island across from Palmetto Dunes.
  • All boats have U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains.
  • For fishing all tackle, bait & ice are included. Fish are cleaned and bagged.

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Discover Hilton Head's Happening Harbour

Shelter Cove Harbour offers year round waterfront dining, shopping and entertainment, plus spectacular views of Broad Creek. This laid-back Mediterranean-style village combines the Island's best shops, restaurants and waterfront activities in one dazzling location.

Every conceivable water sport may be enjoyed here, from deep-sea and inshore fishing charters, to sport crabbing, sail and power boat rentals, sightseeing and nature excursions, and dinner cruises. Shelter Cove Harbour is ideally located in the center of the Island right across from Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.


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Activities at Shelter Cove Harbour

2-Person Catamarans

With its shallow draft, stable low center of gravity, comfortable bucket seats, easy to operate controls, and bimini top, this sporty runabout is the perfect way to tour the marshes and open waters of the Lowcountry. Professionally guided sightseeing and nature tours are available in the morning, afternoon and at sunset. They also offer a special HarbourFest Fireworks Tour during the summer.


Since 1983, the best cruise value for your dollar! The 80-foot double deck cruise ship Holiday departs from Dock C at Shelter Cove Harbour.

Fishing Charters

For those who enjoy the distinct pleasure that only a fishing pole can provide, choose from in-shore, near-shore and off-shore chartered fishing excursions available at Shelter Cove Marina.

Fireworks Cruises

In the summer during Shelter Cove Harbour's HarbourFest, some of our cruise operators offer fireworks cruises on Tuesday's during fireworks. These cruises fill up fast! Be sure to book now for the best views of summer fireworks!

Kayaks & Paddleboards

Outside Hilton Head provides hourly kayak and paddleboard rentals so you can get up close and personal with nature on Broad creek. Choose from 12 and 14 foot single kayaks, canoe-style double kayaks, 10’6” & 11’6” universal stand up paddleboards and 12’6” race-fitness paddle boards,

Nature Tours

Explore the backwaters and salt marshes of Hilton Head and surrounding islands encountering dolphins, fish and all manner of birds along the way.

Mermaid Tours

Join us aboard the Dolphin Seafari for a once in a lifetime experience to find a mermaid in the wild! It's great for kids and makes your already wonderful vacation a more memorable one.

Dolphin Cruises

Hilton Head Island has a very active population of wild Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and Shelter Cove Harbour is the perfect place to book your cruise and experience these beautiful creatures.


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Leasing Opportunities at Shelter Cove Harbour

Bring your business to one of the most successful retail locations in South Carolina: Shelter Cove Harbour on Hilton Head Island.

Vacant space opportunities are available. Contact the Commercial Property Manager for details. (843) 295-2035

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