Situated just twenty-five minutes from downtown Savannah is an island called Skidaway. Skidaway Island is slightly under 18 square miles and offers gorgeous coastal views, wildlife, and an impressive community. The Georgia coast is known for mild winters, but it also has distinct seasons. Because of this, many northern residents migrate to this region. For the boater, Skidaway Island offers a considerable amount of marinas for an island limited in size. What is the best boating community in coastal Georgia?

The Landings: Skidaway Island Georgia

The largest community on Skidaway is The Landings. The Landings is a premier gated community with two marinas, six golf courses, offering homes of varying price ranges. Measuring at over 4,500 acres and 4,400 lots, you have plenty of space to sprawl out. While the island does consist of roadways, The Landings offers nearly 30 miles of paths for biking, walking, and yes, driving your golf cart. Many residents rarely have to leave as the Village provides a Publix grocery store that includes golf cart parking spaces. 

For the boater, enjoy two deep water marinas situated on both the north and south end of The Landings. At the northern end is the Landings Harbor Marina. The south end is Delegal Creek Marina. 

What is the difference between the two marinas?

Landings Harbor Marina

  1. Offers both dry rack storage and marina slips on the Wilmington River.
  2. Twenty-nine wet slip marinas are available for boats up to forty feet.
  3. 292 dry storage racks for boats up to thirty feet in length.
  4. Dry storage annual contracts are billed at $12.50 per foot a month plus a $40 monthly capital assessment fee.
  5. Dry Storage monthly agreements are $15.00 per foot a month plus $40 monthly capital assessment fee.
  6. Wet storage is $13.50 per month.
  7. 30 and 50 amp electric hook up is available.
  8. Easy ocean access at just four miles from the marina entrance.
  9. The marina is equipped with a fuel dock, marina store with frozen bait, and fish cleaning station.
  10. You are required to be a resident of The Landings to utilize the marina.

Delegal Creek Marina

  1. Full service marina situated on Delegal Creek.
  2. Holds up to fifty-seven boats up to 125 feet in length in wet slips.
  3. Monthly rates are $11.25 per foot a month plus a monthly $40 assessment fee. 
  4. Transient dockage is available 
  5. 30 and 50 amp electric hook up is available.
  6. Transient dockage is offered at $1.95 per foot. Reservations are preferred. 
  7. Delegal Creek Marina features a small marina store, fish cleaning table, and fuel dock.
  8. Although the marina can handle large vessels, it may be necessary to plan tides when entering and to exit Delegal Creek.
  9. You are required to be a resident of The Landings to utilize the marina.

Which Marina is The Better Choice?

Either of these to marinas a great option if you are looking to relocate to a beautiful coastal community. If you’re not a boat owner but are interested in spending time on the water, the Carefree Boat Club offers nine boats at your disposal with an initiation plus a monthly fee. Boats are stored at both The Landings Harbor Marina and Delegal Creek Marina. 

Finally, a third marina is also on Skidaway Island in the neighborhood of South Harbor. South Harbor is considerably smaller than The Landings; however, it includes dockage and hoists at the marina within the community gates. 

Conclusion

Both South Harbor and The Landings are exceptionally maintained and offer picturesque coastal views. For the recreational boater, private beaches are available only by craft on islands such as Wassaw and Ossabaw. Fishermen are central to some of the most fertile grounds, the creeks, sounds, and the ocean is teeming with everything blue crab, redfish, wahoo, and more. Waterfront dining is also readily available locally or by making the journey to nearby Tybee or Hilton Head Island. Put yourself central to it all by moving to a boaters community like The Landings on Skidaway Island, Georgia.