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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.
Mount Pleasant Boat Club

Mount Pleasant Boat Club

133 Nautical Lane, Suite 326
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
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(843) 855-2526

Office Hours

10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday - Monday
Closed Tuesdays

Boating Hours

Early: 7 AM - 1 PM
Late: 2-8 PM
Closed Tuesdays

Off Season
Early: 8 AM - 12 PM
Late: 1-5 PM
Closed Tuesdays

Superior Reviews

"We were on the fence about buying a boat for a long time. We did the math and factored in all of the extra expense, and more importantly, time involved with ownership...and the decision was easy. Now we have a fleet of different boats available, for any situation. Our family feels this was the best decision we've made in recent years. Larry, James, and Vince have been great. Very accomodating. The boats have been awesome...clean and well maintained. I couldn't ask for more! Rob N249"

- Rob

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"The great folks at the Nautical Boat Club of Mt. Pleasant have never disappointed us. We have been members since July"

- Gibson

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"So glad we joined. My family has been loving it! So much better than buying a boat. Great service!"

- Joseph

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"Being from freshwater lakes and rivers in Tennessee, it was a learning experience watching other boaters trying to load in currents and tidal changes. Glad I don't have to deal with that!! Making reservations has been easy and usually, I get the boat I want. Just show up, bring your refreshment, and load up. Boats are ready to go, and everyone has been great answering questions about each boat. I have tried each one at the Mt. Pleasant location and have a couple of favorites. Recently took visiting family out on a pontoon and had a blast cruising and tubing. Another good reason to join, as they have most of the water toys you need for a day on the water. My days as a boater owner are no more."

- Don

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"Easy boating, the nicest people. I have owned a boat all my life. I sold my old flat bottom fishing boat to buy a more deep V boat with my wife in mind. We looked at $40,000 - $60,000 new boats, $20,000 trucks to pull them and $3,000/yr to store it. (Not to mention maintenance.) Then we thought about the time it takes. We have to get the boat ready, hook it to a truck, drive it to the “special gas” stations, then drive to water. Somehow back a 20+ foot boat into the water at a CRAZY public boat launch. Then, tie off the boat and find a place to park. When you finished boating, do all of that over again! (If you hurry and sweat, at least 2 hours wasted.) Oh, I forgot to mention while your hot and exhausted, cleaning the boat when your done. Don’t forget cleaning the trailer!"

- Bryan, Member #14

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"I have had an awesome experience with Nautical Boat Club. As a long-time boat owner, I have experienced the frustration and cost of boat ownership first hand. This is a way better deal! All of the boats are brand-new (or nearly brand new) and are always spotless. I have been a member for about 5 months, and I have always been able to take a boat out whenever I want! James and Larry do an awesome job, I would highly recommend to anyone interested in boating but not willing to deal with the headache of owning a boat in salt water!"

- Alex, Member #31

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"These guys are great - very attentive and friendly. We deal with Larry and James and both are very patient and knowledgeable about the local waters and the boats. We are novice boaters so this makes us very comfortable. The boats are beautiful and so well maintained. Reservations are easy to make, and they are always there ready for your arrival. We love this club!"

- Kristin, Member #20

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"We were the very first to sign up with Nautical boat club. Larry and James have been excellent at showing us the boats and helping us in getting the most out of the boat club membership. The boats that they have are all two years or younger and they are a ton of fun. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to join a boat club."

- Ashish, 1st Member

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"Our experience with Nautical Boat Club- Mount Pleasant since joining as a in May has been tremendous! Larry and James have been absolutely wonderful to work with. They are responsive, courteous, and simply very nice guys to be around. They have made our experience even better. The boats have been enjoyable, and availability has been a non-issue. Their location on the Wando provides immediate access to calm water for tubing, skiing, or just chilling. They have multiple price points and plans to meet your needs, including shared plans. Very glad we joined (vs. buying a boat!) So much more affordable."

- Joe, Member #10

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