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NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Its reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as they work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. Products and service include daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, plus much more.

Boat-Us - Provides a single source of exceptional service and savings for boaters, including marine insurance and towing. They are dedicated to educating and protecting boaters and their rights — making boating safer, more affordable and accessible.

Tides can make the difference between having fun or working to survive on the water.  Check the levels before you leave.

If you are going for just a few hours on your boat, let someone know where you expect to be and when you expect to return. If you plan a longer cruise, leave a copy of a written float plan with your marina, yacht club, or friend. Check out the details for filing a float plan.

Check the local weather before leaving.  Running into a thunderstorm and facing heavy waves can be daunting.


Windmill Harbour Marina, is situated on the northwest coast of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We are located on the Intracoastal Waterway, 500 yards south of channel marker 27, and ½ mile north of channel marker 29 in the Calibogue Sound. The marina’s 15.5 acre harbour boasts 258 Hilton Head boat slips, offering many for rent or sale. Transient dockage is available.


Our remarkable harbour offers a safe, tide free haven protected by a lock system directly off the Intracoastal Waterway. The Windmill Harbour Marina lock is 75′ long by 19′ wide. Hours of operation are 0800 to 1900 by harbour master or 24 hours by yachtsmen with a keycard. We monitor channel 14 VHF. Our phone number is 843-681-9235 and our email is


Maritime safety is the collection of measures to protect life and property at sea. Specifically, the guidelines come from the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). SOLAS provisions range from setting the frequency of ship inspections to implementing approved life-saving appliances.  For more details click on the logo.

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