Hammock Coast Edition March/April 2022

77 2022 WWW. BESTOFMP.COM www. Bes tOfMP. com | www. Bes tOfMP. Vi deo | www. Bes tOfMPpodcas t . com getaway for people who are not quite ready to buy a boat but want to enjoy a perfect day on the Charleston waters. Our fishing charters are guided by skilled captains with years of experience. What is the most rewarding part of your business? The most rewarding part about working for the Isle of Palms Marina is seeing all the smiling faces coming back from a long day of fishing or returning their boat rental after a beach day on Capers Island — just watching our community gather in such a beautiful area. What are some challenges that you’ve overcome? Everyone knows how tiresome construction can feel. Our entire establishment withstood months of long days, endless hiccups and battles, trying to create a better version of our business for the community. With construction wrapping up, we are so thankful and proud to share a new and improved version of our marina this summer. How did your business get started? In January 1999, the city of Isle of Palms purchased the former Wild Dunes Yacht Harbor site — which encompasses 5.4 acres at the terminus of 41st Avenue — to retain water access for island residents and visitors. We were fortunate to be awarded the lease to manage the marina operation facilities and have been happy to serve the community ever since. What is your most popular product or service? Our most popular services are our boat rentals and fishing charters. Renting a boat is the perfect To learn more, visit iopmarina.com, or call 843-886-0209. Isle of Palms Marina Best Marina Tyler Tracy, Dockmaster Marina Market The Marina Market at the IOPMarina is a must stop on your visit to Isle of Palms. We have a large selection of apparel, gift items, beach supplies and souvenirs for the whole family. Visit our deli for freshlymade breakfast and lunch on the back deck. A great place for family fun! BOAT RENTALS | BOAT EXCURSIONS | HARBOR TOURS | DOLPHIN CRUISES FISHING CHARTERS | PADDLEBOARD RENTALS | KAYAK RENTALS 50 41st Ave. Isle of Palms • 843-886-3054 • IOPMarina.com DELI | BEER &WINE | ICE | GROCERIES | SOUVENIRS | BEACH SUPPLIES | APPAREL | TACKLE | BAIT | FISHING & BOATING SUPPLIES 843-886-0209