Visitors to Hilton Head, South Carolina go there for more than just golf. Harbour Town Yacht Basin has attracted yacht and megayacht owners for years. There’s further good reason to book a slip. The marina, with its iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse, has received South Carolina Clean Marina Program certification. It recognizes the efforts the facility has made to preserve and enhance the environment and surrounding waters.
Specifically, Clean Marina status goes to marinas that implement a host of good practices. For example, fuel control and proper waste and sewage disposal are important. So are stormwater control and boater education. Emergency planning and habitat protection must be priorities, too.
Harbour Town Yacht Basin additionally is part of the nationwide Clean Marina Program. This voluntary initiative, further uniting 38 state programs, encourages marinas to work with regulatory bodies and the yachting community for reliable sustainability strategies.
Situated at the southern tip of Hilton Head Island, the marina has 100 slips. Mimicking the Italian port of Portofino, it can accommodate yachts in excess of 80 feet. Since it’s part of the Sea Pines Resort, you can take advantage of many resort amenities as well. For instance, you receive preferred rates and tee times at all of its golf courses. If tennis is more your style, you can play two hours on a complimentary basis per day. Pickleball enthusiasts, meanwhile, get reduced rates on court times. Take advantage of the 14 miles of biking and walking trails, or go bird watching at the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve, which additionally has an abundance of wildflowers. Of course, you can also take advantage of the beaches, along with preferred reservations at the resort-owned restaurants.
“Harbour Town Yacht Basin is honored to be acknowledged by the South Carolina Clean Marina Program for our commitment to preserving our beautiful coastal environment,” says Rob Bender, director of recreation and marina operations. “This certification demonstrates our ongoing dedication to environmentally responsible practices and creating a safe and enjoyable experience for boaters.”
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