Nautical Boat Club Mount Pleasant is located at the beautiful new Wando River Marina, offering members easy access to the four rivers flowing into Charleston Harbor – the Wando, Cooper, Ashley, and Stono Rivers – as well as Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant’s popular waterfront dining district.
Launching from the marina, it’s a quick cruise down the Wando River, passing under the James B. Edwards Bridge connecting Daniel Island and Mount Pleasant. The Wando River flows into the Cooper River, meeting at Drum Island and passing under the expansive Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge towards Charleston Harbor. Looking toward the Jetties and the Atlantic Ocean is a beautiful view of Fort Sumter, nestled between Morris and Sullivan’s Islands.
Head south to navigate around Charleston Peninsula and you’ll catch a gorgeous glance of Downtown Charleston and cruise along the beloved Battery toward the Ashley River. From there, take Wappo Creek for a shortcut to the Stono River, and explore the west side of James Island and the east side of Johns Island.
If you want to head north to Shem Creek, go toward Fort Moultrie and the Intracoastal waterway, and the creek entrance will be on your left just before entering the waterway. Or maintain your course to enter behind Sullivan’s Island and head north toward Isle of Palms.
This is the most picturesque waterway in the Lowcountry, and Nautical Boat Club® provides the perfect way to explore and experience it and the Sea Islands. Aboard one of our brand-new uber-outfitted boats, you get a unique vantage point of the many sights around Charleston Harbor, including:
- Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, located in Mount Pleasant, is home to a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, the Cold War Memorial and the only Vietnam Experience Exhibit in the U.S., as well as the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum.
- Fort Sumter National Monument, located in Charleston Harbor, is the site of the first shots fired in the Civil War. A visitor center is located at Liberty Square.
- The South Carolina Aquarium is Charleston’s #1 family attraction. Visitors come face-to-face with over 5,000 animals through exhibits like a two-story ocean-life tank, an active sea-turtle hospital, and an interactive touch tank.
- Waterfront Park, located on the Cooper River, is one of the peninsula’s most popular parks. With wonderful views of the Charleston Harbor, it features gardens, fountains, and walking paths with plenty of restful benches along the way.
Boaters looking for a spot to stop before, during or after their outing for a bite or a beverage should be sure to check out:
- The Wando River Grill, located at the marina, is the only waterfront restaurant on the Wando River, and the perfect place for a delightful bite before or some local brews after hitting the water. Offering indoor, outdoor, and to-go dining with a seasonal menu.
- Water’s Edge, located on scenic Shem Creek, features fine dining both waterfront and outside. Featuring Lowcountry specialty dishes, fresh-caught seafood and an extensive wine list.
- Vickery’s Shem Creek Bar & Grill, located along Shem Creek at the edge of restaurant row, serves southern home cooking and localseafood. Public docking available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Red’s Ice House, located on historic Shem Creek, is a friendly spot for a cold beer and fresh local seafood in a laidback atmosphere.
- Charleston Harbor Fish House, located conveniently on Patriots Point for easy access by land or sea, serves local sustainable seafood with fresh daily specials.