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Boating Center Hours of Operation

  • The Citadel Boating Center hours of operation are Monday - Friday 0700 - 1500.

  • For information on the number and types of boats available as well as boating regulations, please visit the THE CITADEL BOATING PROGRAM POLICY.

  • You must have a valid Citadel Boating Green Card to rent a boat. To obtain the card you must pass the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources written exam, which is available at, and the on-water practical exam. For more information on theses exams, you may visit or call the Boating Center at 953-6849.

  • Rental fees for power boats are $20 a day for cadets and summer school students and $40 a day for faculty and staff.

  • Weekend reservations can be made up to two (2) weeks in advance. Requires a deposit.

  • Due to the continued silting of our channel, boats can only leave from or return to our channel 1.5 hours before the high tide or 1.5 hours after the high tide. Local tide information can be found at Please plan your trip around the high tides.

  • Boats may be trailered from the Boat Center. Contact the Boat Center for information.

  • Feel free to contact Dale Tallent at 953-6849, or email if you have any questions.


Class of 1981 Picnic Pavilion at The Swain Boating Center
Usage Guidelines 

  • Normal operating hours will be from 0800 - 2000 Sunday through Saturday.

  • Space usage is open to the public as a first-come/first-serve area, but please be respectful of others wanting to take advantage of the space.

Please contact either the Boat Center office (953-6849) or Facilities & Engineering (953-5304) Monday - Friday if you wish to reserve the space for a special function to insure availability.

  • The pavilion is for recreational use and is an "as-is" facility/area. Parties wishing to use the pavilion are responsible for:

    • Food/Catering (unless a college-sponsored event)

    • Additional tables/chairs (unless a college-sponsored event)

    • Clean-up - including cleaning of charcoal grills and trash removal (unless a college-sponsored event)

You may submit requests for catering through Ms. Shuan Sutton, Catering Manager for Flavours of Charleston Catering - The Citadel (843-953-6070).

  • Any use of the fireplace must be requested before use through the Boat Center Office.

We hope that everyone will get a chance to take advantage of this new beautiful location on campus! If you have any questions about the Class of 1981 Pavilion, please contact Facilities & Engineering at 953-5304.


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