I'd rather be sailing
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
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We spent about 3 weeks on the way down the coast and a month on the way back up in Charleston. It's one of our favorite all time places. With regards to living aboard, there are really only four quality marina. We found a lot of liveaboards at the Charleston City Marina on the Ashley River. If your mast is under 56' (maybe a little more room at low tide) you can stay at the Ashley Marina. Both of these facilities had a number of liveaboards. On the Cooper River side you have the Charleston Harbor Marina (we stayed a couple of days here and didn't love it, but there are plenty that do - plus it's across the river from Charleston proper) and well upstream is the Cooper River Marina (a city owned facility). All of these marinas have good quality floating docks, bathrooms, showers, laundry, etc. and allow liveaboards. The Ashley River marinas are close to bus service. None of the marinas are within walking distance of a grocery store. There are other marinas around, but these are the Charleston proper ones.
Alternatives are Georgetown to the north and several places to the south.
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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