Touring Daniel Island by Boat

Drive across one of Charleston’s bridges on a warm, sunny day and you’ll see dozens of boats dotting the rivers as families and friends soak up the area’s glorious views and blue skies. For boat owners on Daniel Island, it’s a great way to explore the picturesque waterways surrounding the island.

From just about any vantage point on Daniel Island, you can catch a glimpse of rivers, creeks and marshes – all inviting residents to explore the waterways of the South Carolina Lowcountry. The island is bordered on the east and west by the Cooper and Wando rivers and on the north by Beresford Creek. The 23 miles of rivers and creeks are perfect for boating – whether you enjoy casting a fishing line, lounging on the deck or trying some water sports.

Daniel Island residents have access to two community boat landings. The Beresford Creek Street boat landing is available to residents of the Daniel Island Community Association. The Ralston Creek boat landing is located in Great Oak Park and available to residents of the Daniel Island Park Association.

Both are privately owned and operate within residential neighborhoods. Users are subject to rules and regulations designed to minimize inconvenience to the neighboring property owners. 

The Daniel Island Marina and Boat Club near Clouter Creek provides boat storage plus a host of other amenities for individual boaters and families who enjoy spending quality time on the water.

The club has 425 dry slips, 54 wet slips and 385 feet of dock. But more than storage, the club hosts boating courses, fishing and ski lessons. It also has a ship store open daily plus an outdoor bar open Friday to Sunday where residents can kick back with a cold drink after a day on the water.

The marina also offers members a fish cleaning station, service area for on-site repairs and access to a members lounge with bar service. Plus, use the mobile app to schedule a boat launch or order up services like fuel and ice.

Or maybe you want to experience all the joys of owning a boat without any of the hassle and commitment? Carefree Boat Club has a location at the Daniel Island Marina. It’s a private club in which members pay an annual fee for access to several boats, including fishing boats, cruisers, sail boats and deck boats.                        

It’s also important for boat owners on Daniel Island to adhere to rules and regulations regarding boat parking. Overnight parking/storage of boats as well as jet skis, trailers or other watercraft is not allowed on the street or in the resident’s driveway. Boats and trailers may be parked on the street or in the driveway long enough to load/unload or wash off after use. After that, boats need to be stored in a private garage or at a boat storage facility.

Boating is favorite pastime for Charleston area residents who just can’t get enough of the area’s many waterways, offering up excellent fishing, relaxing boat rides and plenty of fun in the sun. Daniel Island is an ideal place for people who enjoy boating and water activities. The easy access to community boat landings as well as the local Daniel Island Marina and Boat Club make touring Daniel Island by boat easy as a summertime breeze.