St. Simons Marinas: What You Need to Know

Located at the tip of Southern Georgia, St. Simons Island is known for its impeccable beaches, historic sites, and countless entertainment options.

But one of its best kept secrets just waiting to be discovered by you? The St. Simons Island marinas. The local marinas offer everything from boat dockage to rentals to on-site restaurants. What more could you ask for from a coastal getaway?

Staying at one of our Lighthouse Vacation rentals gives you easy access to nearby marinas and all of their amenities. And we think they are a must-visit during your trip to St. Simons Island! Whether you’re a boater looking for a launch spot or searching for some of the best views on the island, the local marinas won’t disappoint.

We’re letting you in on everything you need to know to enjoy the local St. Simons Island marinas.

St. Simons Marina

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  • Address: 1000 Arthur J. Moore Dr, St. Simons Island, GA
  • Phone Number: (912) 638-7520

St. Simons Marina is located within Gascoigne Bluff Park along Frederica River. This no-fuss marina offers everything boaters could ask for, including boat launching, long-term boat storage, short-term boat storage, and fishing essentials.

The staff at St. Simons Marina is personable and knowledgable, with many locals noting the easy going atmosphere this marina offers. With affordable pricing as well, St. Simons Marina is a no-brainer for boat owners looking for a place to launch.

St. Simons Marina is open Tuesday-Friday from 6:30 am-5:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 6 am-6 pm. It is closed on Mondays.


  • Boat Launch
    • Member Rate: $20
    • Non-member Rate: $30
  • Overnight Dockage
    • Members: $10/night
    • Non-members: $20/night
  • Dry Storage in Barn
    • Small boat: $150
    • Large boat: $200
  • Wet Slip on Dock: 
    • $10 per foot per month

Hampton River Club Marina

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  • Address: 1000 Hampton River Club Drive, St. Simons Island, GA
  • Phone Number: (912) 638-1210

Located along the Hampton River on the north side of the island, Hampton River Club Marina is a full-service marina providing an array of amenities for boat owners and visitors alike.

Boaters can utilize their many vessel services, including boat maintenance, fuel, wet slips, dry stack and trailer storage. The ship store also has everything from gas, diesel, oil, and bait. With friendly staff and full security surveillance, you’ll be sure to feel comfortable and cared for here.

And if you’re looking for boat rentals, this is a great spot for you! Boat rentals and charters are available for sightseeing and fishing trips along the Hampton River. For an unforgettable day, we also recommend visiting Little St. Simons Island by ferry, which departs daily from Hampton River Club Marina.

The marina is open daily from 7 am-6 pm. Call the marina for their daily, monthly, and annual boater fees.

The Morningstar Marinas at Golden Isles

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  • Address: 206 Marina Dr., St. Simons Island, GA
  • Phone Number: (912) 348-5395

Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles is a 137-slip marina located along the Frederica River. With easy access to the Atlantic and the ICW, it’s conveniently located for all of your boating needs. The Golden Isles marina is more than just a full-service marina for boaters. It has a range of amenities and entertainment options, from a swimming pool to picnic areas and even an on-site restaurant! You could spend a whole day at Morningstar Marinas and never tire of the activities to do here.

For boaters, the marina offers a wide array of services such as boat detailing, fishing supplies, nautical charts, fuel, laundry facilities, dry storage and wet slips, transient dockage, a dockside pump-out, and even courtesy cars for overnight guests.

It boasts 137 wet slips for boats up to 160 feet. The marina also offers a 1,100-foot transient dock for sailboats, power boats, and yachts. The dockmaster and staff are friendly and knowledgeable, making this marina a reliable spot to dock. If you’re a boat, 206 Marina Drive is the place to be.

The dock house is open daily from 7 am-6 pm. Call the marina for fees.

Activities to Do at Morningstar Marinas

Recreational Areas

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Morningstar Marina offers visitors plenty of recreational options even if they never venture from land! The marina grounds is home to a family-friendly swimming pool, a picnic area with public restrooms, and an observation deck for grilling overlooking Frederica River.

And don’t worry – your furry friends are invited to enjoy the marina too! This pet-friendly marina offers a dog park for pets to run around and play.

Ship Store

Morningstar Marina also boasts a ship store that is stocked with everything you might need, from fishing supplies to sunglasses and life jackets to gifts to bring home with you.

Dining at Morningstar Marinas

Coastal Kitchen

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St. Simons has plenty of great options for dining – but there are a few gems close this marina. Coastal Kitchen is Morningstar Marina’s very own on-site restaurant. They serve up delicious coastal Southern cuisine for brunch, lunch, and dinner. With impeccable waterfront views, Coastal Kitchen invites visitors to taste the freshest local ingredients through its seafood menu.

On their lunch and dinner menus, you’ll find everything from lobster nachos to wild Georgia shrimp and grits to blackened fish. Their weekend brunch menu features popular local dishes, such as their low country omelette with wild Georgia shrimp and their crab cake benedict.

With a fully-stocked bar and event space large enough for any group, Coastal Kitchen is the perfect spot to enjoy local cuisine with a view.

Coastal Coffee

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Just steps away from Coastal Kitchen is the marina’s local coffee shop, Coastal Coffee. This beloved coffee shop is known for its delicious pastries made fresh every morning and its extensive coffee list. You’ll find everything from iced coffee to teas to your morning drip here. It’s the perfect spot to grab a morning cup before you head out to sail.

Visit a Neighboring Marina

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If you’re planning a day trip to neighboring Jekyll Island, be sure to visit Jekyll Harbor Marina as another local marina stop. Located on Georgia’s intracoastal waterway, Jekyll Harbor Marina offers a variety of services for boaters and visitors.

You’ll find everything from a pump-out, transient dockage, long-term dockage, dry storage and wet slips, and a fuel station.

When it comes to amenities, they’ve got it all! Beach access, a pool and hot tub, an on-site restaurant, and even free WI-FI for those working remotely. They even offer bicycle rentals to enjoy the 22 miles of bike trails near the marina. Jekyll Harbor Marina is definitely worth the visit!

Enjoy Your Tour of St. Simons Marinas

St. Simons Island’s premier destination on the Georgia coast makes it the perfect place to set sail from one of the many local marinas. St. Simons marinas are known for their easy access to multiple waterways, from Frederica River to the Atlantic and beyond. Staying at one of our vacation homes gives you easy access to all of the marinas!

No matter what you’re looking for in a marina, you’ll find it here. Want a spot with all of the basics for boat launching and docking? St. Simons Marina has you covered. Ready to rent a boat or sail to a nearby island? Hampton River Club Marina is your spot. And if you’d like to make an entire day out of marina life – be sure to visit Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles.