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Swain Boating Center

 boating center view from ashely river

The Swain Boating Center is The Citadel's newest state-of-the-art facility offering premier event space and water recreation available to both Citadel cadets, employees, and the public. The Boating Center offers a variety of recreational activities including SUP's, kayaks, canoes, and motorboats.

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 830am-5:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-2:30pm

Completed in 2020, The Swain Boating Center features sweeping views of the Ashley River, Lowcountry inspired oyster themed decor, and all the modern conveniences. 

There is an option to include the Picnic Pavilion Class of 1981 Pavilion which provides covered space, gas fireplace, tables, and charcoal grill.

Boat House Amenities include:

  • 10,500sf of Indoor Space
  • Seating for up to 80 guests
  • Theater seating 120 guests
  • Cocktail Reception 175 guests
  • Prep Kitchen
  • 1,000sf Screen Porch overlooking Ashley River
  • 1,200sf Outdoor Pavilion
  • Marina docks


Boating Center Inside View

Boating Center Porch View








The Swain Boating Center event rental is arranged through The Citadel Event Management Office:

Swain Boating Center
11 Hammond Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 953-4477
*Visits by appointment only

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