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Charleston Tours & Events is excited to be able to continue our long tradition of creating memorable Charleston experiences form tours to private events. The health and well-being of our guests and crew members is our number one priority. Our policies are designed to keep everyone safe, while also allowing for an enjoyable experience.
- All unvaccinated guests over the age of 2 are requested to wear a facial mask while indoors on the vessel.
We are running at up to full capacities which does not allow for much distancing on a passenger vessel. Please bring your mask if you are uncomfortable in what could be a crowded environment or if you are unvaccinated.
Small Group PRIVATE CHARTER & HARBOR TOUR options are available!
More Questions? Call or text our sales department at 843-722-1112 . Live support office hours are 7 days a week 8am-5:30pm
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The best way to experience all of the beauty, history, and romantic appeal of the largest and most storied city in South Carolina is with Charleston Tours & Events. Offering a wide variety of cruise options on Charleston Harbor to an array of sightseeing tours and carriage rides on land, Charleston Tours & Events shows you all of the best of Charleston.
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Enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and learn the rich history of the Holy City on one of our relaxing Sightseeing Tours.
Take in all the incredible sights and sounds of Charleston from a comfortable and climate-controlled bus.
We make it fun and easy for vacationers to see and experience the best that South Carolina has to offer with day trips between Myrtle Beach and Charleston.
Turn your private event into the party of the season by hosting it on one of our unique, on-the-water venues.
Save time and money with Charleston Tours & Events Combination Tours! With so many historical landmarks and places of interest, it’s impossible to take in everything Charleston has to offer on just one tour. That’s why we offer a variety of combination tours that let you pick and choose what you want to see when you want to see it.
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Get the ultimate close-up look at the history and grandeur of the holy city on Adventure Sightseeing Bus tours in Charleston. Our tour guides will take you through the best Charleston sightseeing in our air-conditioned, comfortable buses. Offering more sights than any other tour, we offer the top sightseeing in Charleston!
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Exploring the historic and beautiful city of Charleston is the perfect group activity! Take your group—school class, senior home, church group, book club, or any social group and experience Charleston in an up-close-and-personal way that the group will cherish forever. We offer a variety of group tours to choose from.
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Whatever your private event is, make it the party of the year by hosting it aboard The Carolina Belle or The Charleston Princess on the scenic Charleston Harbor and enjoy a Sunset Buffet Dinner. What better way to WOW your guests than taking them out for dinner on one of America’s most amazing harbors. See the skyline of the “Holy City” and dine and dance under the stars. Whether you’re celebrating a wedding event, hosting a corporate outing, or hosting a private celebration with family and friends, give it the extravagance and touch of class it deserves with a private cruise.
Day Trips from Myrtle Beach to Charleston
Plan the perfect day trip from Myrtle Beach to Charleston—the gem of a city that readers of both Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast voted the #1 destination in the U.S.! We’ll pick you up at your hotel, bring you to Charleston and bring you back after you experience the best of the city on tours including Palmetto Carriage Works, Boone Hall Plantation, and more.
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Official Charleston Harbor Tour & Dolphin Watch Sightseeing Cruise in the Charleston Harbor
History Surrounds You on a Charleston Harbor Tour along with the local dolphins!
SpiritLine Cruises provides historically accurate Charleston stories and information. Our knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides are certified by the City of Charleston. They love sharing Charleston’s fascinating history and answering your questions.
As you cruise the harbor, you’ll pass by notable American landmarks, including Fort Sumter, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, Charleston Battery, the Ravenel Bridge, and Castle Pinckney.
Charleston Harbor Tours departs from two locations daily. Perfect for all ages, the whole family can enjoy cruising along the coastline of the beautiful Holy City. By the way, do you know how Charleston got her nickname as the Holy City? Find out on our 90-minute Charleston Harbor tour.
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Ticket prices, senior/military, children 3 and under, additional harbor tour information.
- *Charleston Harbor Tours are 100% refundable if canceled 2 hours in advance of departure time.
- We encourage all passengers and staff to follow the latest CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.
- A snack bar (cash only) and restrooms are available on board. Additionally, ice cold beer and wine is available for purchase (cash only).
- We accept all major credit cards for bookings (please note: We can’t accept Apple Pay).
- Price does not include a port fee of $1 per person.
- We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your departure time.
- This tour is not handicapped accessible. Groups needing wheelchair accessibility should contact our sales office at 843-722-2628 .
- Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more only. For detailed information on group rates, private group harbor tours or more, contact our sales office at 843-722-2628 .
- This tour is not available from December to February.
- No concealed weapons are allowed on any of the vessels SpiritLine Cruises operates.
- *Please note these tours make brief stops.
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SpiritLine Cruises & Events offers many affordable packages for parties of 15 and up. We have a box lunch option on our regularly scheduled sightseeing harbor tour, private daytime lunch cruises and evening dining cruises (all priced per person) that are ideal for your association group, church group, family or class reunion.
We can provide special packages for student groups, including a private harbor tour with an emphasis on grade-appropriate educational history as well as evening dining and dance parties designed and priced for student groups.
Let’s plan your next group outing!
Daytime Combo Packages
Charleston Harbor & Historic Charleston City Tour
Enhance your Charleston Harbor Tour with a 90-minute guided bus tour around downtown Charleston.
Charleston Harbor Tour & Ghost and Graveyard Tour
We’ve partnered with Bulldog Tours for a frighteningly good time! Tour the harbor by day and then take to the spooky streets of downtown Charleston after dark.
Charleston Harbor Tour & Boone Hall Plantation
Combine your Charleston Harbor Tour with a visit to one of Charleston’s top destinations. See Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens in Mount Pleasant.
Charleston Harbor Tour & Carriage Tour
After touring Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, head to downtown Charleston for a carriage tour.
Fort Sumter & Historic Charleston City Tour
Experience the best of all Charleston has to offer with a tour of Fort Sumter and a 90-minute guided bus tour around downtown Charleston.
Charleston Harbor Tour & USS Yorktown
Enjoy a historic tour of Charleston Harbor. Then, walk in the steps of heroes on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point.
Charleston Harbor Tour & Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Combine your SpiritLine Cruises harbor tour with a visit to the oldest public gardens in America.
Charleston Boat Tours
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- Atmosphere 4.5
To get a better view of the Charleston harbor (and maybe even spot some dolphins), consider signing up for a boat tour. Not only will you enjoy some time on the water, you'll also have the chance to learn more about the city's maritime history (many boat captains provide historical commentary throughout their tours). Along the way, you'll likely see some of Charleston's top landmarks, including The Battery , Waterfront Park , the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and Fort Sumter .
There are a variety of tours and operators in Charleston that offer a bevy of experiences for all types of travelers. Adventure Harbor Tours receives high praise from previous visitors for its Morris Island tours and sunset cruises. If you're looking for a narrated experience, sign up for a Charleston Harbor Tour : its daily harbor tours pass more than 75 sights while the captain shares stories and facts about the area. For an intimate experience, Boatsetter , a mobile app for on-demand boat rentals, lets you book a slew of options whether skippered or bareboat sailboats, fishing boats or catamarans.
Tour prices and excursion lengths vary, but generally, you can expect to pay around $25 to $55 per person for group trips and several hundred dollars for a private day charter. Not all tours leave from the same harbor; check with your tour operator before you leave. Some companies allow you to bring your own food and beverages (including alcoholic libations) on board, while others sell snacks and drinks on the boat. Tours typically last between one and three hours, with many spanning 90 minutes. For more information, visit each individual company's website, or check out our list of the Best Charleston Tours .
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#1 The Battery
Many travelers say you can't leave Charleston without strolling this historic seawall along the city's southern tip, which they call both beautiful and what makes Charleston special. Across the street from the waterfront promenade is Rainbow Row . This clutch of Georgian-style row houses overlooking Charleston Harbor was formerly the heart and soul of the city's merchant and maritime activity. Today, the 13 brightly colored homes attract camera-toting tourists from all over the country.
As you explore this picturesque neighborhood, save time for a break beneath the old live oaks in nearby White Point Garden where several Civil War relics and memorials commemorate the city's role in the battle. Start your tour of the Battery at the 8-acre Waterfront Park (home to the giant pineapple fountain featured on many Charleston postcards), then follow the walking paths on East Battery Street for the nearly mile-long stroll to White Point Garden.
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#1 harbor tour company in charleston, sc, we are a locally owned and operated company offering nature, sunset, and ghost tours as well as custom charters through the charleston harbor., we operate out of the charleston maritime center located near the s.c. aquarium., welcome to sandlapper tours, voted #1 harbor tour company in charleston, sc, ghost & pirate tours, it’s spooky on the harbor at night. after one of these tours you will never see this historic seaport the same way again, a relaxing evening gliding along charleston’s waterways while taking in breathtaking views of the sunset silhouetted skyline., nature tours, get up close to charleston’s “tideland treasures” and take in the area’s magnificent scenery and wildlife on an amazing nature excursion., custom charters, create a unique experience for you and your guests with a custom charter cruise. we offer a variety of custom options to suit any occasion from birthdays to weddings to sunset wine tastings., educational programs, present your students with a unique experience and the opportunity to explore charleston’s rich heritage and natural habitats by boat., weddings, bachelor & bachelorette parties, round up the wedding party or the families of the bride and groom and hop aboard for an unforgettable experience to celebrate the big day..
Welcome aboard “The Palmetto”, our 45-foot Corinthian Catamaran. She is USCG certified for 49 passengers and powered by two very quiet Yamaha 150 4-stroke engines for a safe and enjoyable ride.
Features & Amenities
- A large, on-board bar equipped for serving a variety of beverages
- Seating throughout the inside perimeter of the boat
- Fusion brand surround sound system that is compatible with most smart devices
- Space to accommodate large tables for special events
- Carpeted deck
- Onboard restroom
- Covered canvas over 3/4 of the vessel, while the other 1/4 is open deck
- Weather-proof flaps available for chilly or rainy days; enclosed area for up to 35 people
- The Palmetto has 3.5 feet of freeboard and draws about two feet of water.
All boat tours and charters depart from the Charleston Maritime Center, located at 10 Wharfside Street, not far from the S.C. Aquarium. If you are unsure about anything, you are welcome to call us for more detailed directions.
Snacks, soft drinks, water, beer and wine are available for purchase so that you’ll never go hungry or thirsty on our boat tours. A restroom is available on the boat. Parking is available at the parking garage near the SC Aquarium and limited metered street parking along Concord Street.
“My husband and I went on a sunset dolphin cruise and it was absolutely amazing! Jordan and the captain were amazing tour guides. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us! We even saw several dolphins jump out of the ocean and the view was amazing! Would recommend it to anyone! They even had a small bathroom on the boat.”
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Space is limited on our Charleston Harbor tours, so book online today! Get ready for fun, history, and sights like you’ve never seen before. Join us to tour the Charleston Harbor. Booking is simple and easy, and you’re going to want to book a tour to ensure that you don’t miss out, especially if you’re only in the city for a limited amount of time.
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Captain Dave Gugliotti started Carolina Marine Group back in 2014. Since then Carolina Marine Group has become the biggest and best private tour boat company in Charleston and is the winner of the Post and Courier Charleston Choice award for five years running!
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Why be on a crowded boat with a bunch of strangers when you can be on a private boat tour enjoying the company of your friends?
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You choose how you want to spend your day on the water and we make it happen. From a classy historical tour of the Charleston harbor to a party boat booze cruise or even a mix of both, we make sure that a tour with us is the best time you have in Charleston!
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What Our Clients Say
Life changing experience!!!!!! Dave was the best. Hilarious, expert boat driver, very tolerant of a bachelorette group. He squeezed us in when our original company cancelled. CAPTAIN DAVE WE LOVE YA!
Captain Dave was awesome. Took us around for 3 hours and showed us a great time. We're from Charleston but had friends down from VA and he was great about conversing and showing us a good time. Would absolutely recommend them and will use them again.
Outstanding evening I would highly recommend spending time with Captain Dave and his outstanding boat. Perfect time and great sunset with the dolphins Captain Dave. Also provided an excellent historical overview of Charleston Harbor
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Go beyond the harbor on a Charleston boat tour that takes you deep into the marshlands and tidal creeks of the South Carolina Lowcountry. COA boat tours cover a wide range of destinations and experiences including Morris Island lighthouse, dolphin sightseeing, coastal history tours, and more. Our boat trips leave from our dock on Bowens Island just behind Folly Beach.
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Our captains are locals. You’ll leave every tour with new knowledge of coastal ecology, culture, history, and more. And you may even end up with a few tall tales and anecdotes to share with friends and family later.
Boat Tour Vessels
Climb aboard one of our Carolina Skiffs and enjoy your time on the water with our trained Captains & naturalists. These flat-bottomed, open-air vessels provide ample bench seating and allow a full view of the marsh from any spot on board. Our skiffs also allow for a more intimate experience than larger harbor cruise vessels.
Eco Boat Tour Highlights
On our naturalist-led eco boat tours, a captain guides you through Charleston’s tidal waters. Encounter abundant wildlife as you wind through pristine salt marsh creeks behind Folly Beach. Soak in the marshscape while viewing wading birds, oyster beds, wild dolphins, turtles and more.
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Speed Boat Adventures offers the Charleston boat tour you're looking for! On our Charleston Harbor boat tours, you'll enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime views of the Charleston Harbor AND the thrill of driving your own speed boat.
Our Charleston Boat Tour:
Our Charleston boat tour is a fully narrated, 13-mile speed boat tour through the world-famous Charleston Harbor. You’ll experience unrivaled views of the Battery, USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and the downtown Charleston skyline. During the Charleston Harbor boat tour, you’ll also see Waterfront Park, South Carolina Aquarium, the cruise ship terminal, and all the wildlife and marine creatures that call this area home. Tour route may change depending on weather and water conditions. No other Charleston Harbor tour packs this much excitement and sightseeing into one fun-filled day.
Charleston Harbor Tour
Our Charleston boat tour offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the world-famous Charleston Harbor on your very own speed boat! This 13-mile guided Charleston Harbor tour hits all the best attractions and Charleston harbor sightseeing spots around, making it one of the best Charleston boat tours.
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Our Charleston Boat Tours Offers a One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Adventure!
Discover one of the most exciting boat tours in Charleston SC! Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Charleston Boat Tour. Enjoy a guided and narrated Charleston Harbor Tour with a twist.
Our Charleston boat tours are available five times daily. Please contact us to reserve your spot, and get ready to have fun in the sun while enjoying all that Charleston Harbor has to offer. Reservations are required and our Charleston boat tours book up fast so reserve your Speed Boat Adventure Tour today.
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During your 2.5-hour Charleston boat tour you will witness the beauty that has made Charleston the #1 city in the world in many folks’ minds year after year. Impressive, but what is beauty without a little brawn? During your private charter boat tour in Charleston, SC you will see the Yorktown, Fort Sumter, Fort Johnson, Fort Moultrie, Castle Pinkney, and the world-renowned Battery and White Point Garden, which housed artillery during the Civil War. If you think all of that sounds amazing, just wait until you see the sunset. Experiencing the Charleston sunset from the water will leave you breathless! After you catch your breath, the sunset will serve as the perfect backdrop for family portraits, engagements, you name it. Book with one of Charleston’s most experienced boat tour companies today!
Charleston Harbor is the most historic and beautiful Harbor in the country. See all of its beauty with a Charleston Yacht Tour!
Sunsets in Charleston are the prettiest time of the day. Enjoy them with cocktails and friends, don’t forget your camera for the best Instagram pics!
The best way to party in Charleston is in a boat! All our boats have bathrooms, Bluetooth stereo, coolers and ice. Just BYOB!
Anyone can have a bachelor party at a bar. Have the most memorable one on a boat with Charleston Yacht Tours!
Show your employees you appreciate them. Take them out with us for happy hour or team building. A meeting is more enjoyable on the water.
Whether you’re looking to impress out-of-town business associates or just get out of the downtown office for the day, we’re excited to help.
Boat tour rates, for up to 28 guests.
Charleston Yacht Tours start at $900 for 2.5 hours. If you want to book a Charleston Harbor Cruise all day or night, it will only cost you an extra $400 an hour. Additional hours must be booked in advance. Due to time constraints, swimming is only available on cruises for three hours or more. Have a smaller group? Check out our other boats.
Have you ever seen the magic of a Charleston sunset? Booking a boat ride in Charleston, SC is a can’t miss on your “things to do" list.. No two sunsets are the same. With your drinks and snacks and alongside your family, friends or coworkers, you’ll relish in the beauty of the colorful sky. We have the answers to any questions about our Charleston boat tours and will provide you with fun and general information to take home and share. Pictures are a must, they’ll be your most liked Insta post!
Get a fun group together and pick up your favorite drinks and snacks. You’ll be greeted by our local captain and first mate. We’ll swing you by all the Charleston hot spots while you enjoy the view, the breeze, and the booze . Whether you decide to sit in the salon (inside living room), the stern, or the bow, you’ll get the full experience of the harbor. We’re more than happy to take pictures of you and your friends too!
Cruise on a
The harbor cruise tour is the ultimate opportunity to see Charleston on the water aboard your choice of yacht. Complete with professional captains and first mates, your group of up to 28 people can enjoy the spacious accommodations and a premium, personalized charter yacht experience. You'll enjoy the nautical skills and local knowledge of the captain, while the first mate tends to the food.
Why book a boat tour with us?
On our Charleston boat tours, food and drink are encouraged! Alcohol is welcome for guests 21 and older. We provide the cooler and ice – aren’t we nice?! Music and boating are like a horse and carriage – They just go together! All of our boats are equipped with Bluetooth stereos system that makes us the envy on the water so bring your tunes. All of our boats have a full Head (bathroom) unlike some other sightseeing boat tours in Charleston, SC.
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Charleston Boat Tours - Experience the Beauty of Charleston
Experience the beauty of one of America’s greatest cities firsthand in complete luxury with our private boat tours of Charleston, SC . This unforgettable tour will whisk you through the attractions, landmarks, and waterways that make this gem of a town stand out. Charleston Boat Tours is the only way to get this decadent experience as one of the top boat tours in the Holy City.
Boat Rides Charleston SC - Lifetime of Memories
When you choose Charleston Yacht Tours , don’t expect anything less than memories that last a lifetime. Our private charter boats are the perfect way for you and your group to explore the history, culture, and wildlife of Charleston in comfort and style. Our professional captains and first mates use their extensive knowledge of the area, which they personalize to make your tour unique and ensure our guests get the most out of their harbor cruise tours.
Love the sunset? How about on the water? You can’t go wrong with our sunset cruise in Charleston, SC , which is nothing less than breathtaking. Watch the sun sink slowly into the horizon as you float gently on glistening water. You and your crew will be enamored by the beautiful colors that fill the sky. There’s no better way to end the day.
Booze, Breeze and Salt Air
If you’re looking for something livelier, check out our Charleston booze cruise . Whether it’s spring break, vacation time, a bachelor/bachelorette party, or just time to let loose, our team can accommodate you. Enjoy the booze, breeze, and salt air as you set off for a boat tour to remember!
Time to Book Your Private Boat Charter in Charleston SC
Whether you choose us for a relaxing outing or for an unforgettable party boat cruise, you can count on Charleston Yacht Tours to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and accommodating setting. Book now for your unforgettable adventure boat rides in Charleston, SC.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is seen on a tour.
The Battery, Ravenel Bridge, USS Yorktown, Ft. Sumter, Ft Moultrie, Ft Johnson, Castle Pickney, Waterfront park, SC Aquarium, Historic Homes and Churches, and much more.
Do the boats have bathrooms?
YES. All our vessels except the Skiff have bathrooms on board.
Do you serve food and drinks?
We have a few great catering contacts that will deliver food to the boat prior to your trip. You are welcome to bring anything you want to eat or drink. We provide coolers and ice on board.
Are glass bottles allowed?
We allow glass but recommend other options for your safety.
Can we bring more guests?
The boat capacities are set by the Coast Guard. We can not take over those limits.
Where are the boats?
All boats except the skiff are at Ripley Light Yacht Club. Less than 2 minutes from Downtown.
What happens with bad weather?
The weather in Charleston can be tricky. We want you to have the best time possible with us. Sometimes we can go a little early. Or wait a little bit to get the charter in. Mosty rain showers only last 15-20 minutes. We usually get every charter in. It is the Captains Call on the day of the charter. We give full refund if we can not go.
Can we swim?
Yes on cruises 3hrs or more. The current is very strong and we go to a few spots around the Harbor where it is safe. We can't just stop anywhere.
Can we bring floats?
Yes. We also have floats for guests to use.
Are there extra taxes and fees?
The price advertised is the price you pay. We include a 15% tip that goes entirely to the crew.
How do we pay?
You can book and pay right on our website at Our Fleet, email us, or call and we can book you. We accept all credit cards.
Do you take deposits?
Yes. You can pay in full or make a deposit. The balance is due the week before the trip.
Is there a stereo?
Yes. All Charleston Yacht Tours boats have great Bluetooth stereos.
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Adventure Harbor Tours specializes in eco-tours, private charters, sunset boat cruises and parties in and around historic Charleston Harbor. How about a sunset cruise? Bring your own drinks and snacks, kick back, relax and take in the sights of Charleston harbor. Don't want to share a boat with anyone else? Book a private charter and keep it to just you and your friends.
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Adventure Harbor Tours is now offering 2 different size boats to fit any size boat charter or boat tour up to 18 people. Whether it's a sunset boat cruise, birthday, bachelor/bachelorette party or even family reunions, we got you covered! Do your shopping around, compare prices, and then call us to schedule a boat tour or boat cruise. Come see us!
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Adventure harbor tours is located at: 56 ashley point dr, charleston, sc 29407. we are at slip e-15 in the marina. parking is located in the la quinta inn next to the marina..
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Charleston boat tours are a great way to experience Charleston's culture and history, while getting an up close view of landmarks including the USS Yorktown, Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, The Battery, and the Arthur Ravenel Bridge.
Charleston is a beautiful city, and one of the best ways to experience it is from a boat. Charleston boat tours offer a complete view of the city’s waterfront along with many historic landmarks and points of interest. Visitors can choose from narrated cruises, dinner cruises and water taxi rides.
Charleston Harbor Tours 10 Wharfside St Charleston SC 29401 (843) 722-1112
Take a 90 minute cruise aboard the Carolina Belle where you will see over 75 landmarks and points of interest. The boat has two decks, a climate controlled main deck with large windows and an outdoor observation deck. Tickets for the tours start at $40.
Spiritline Cruises 360 Concord St Charleston SC 29401 843-722-BOAT
Spiritline Cruises has been operating in Charleston for over 50 years. Fort Sumter, the USS Yorktown, and the Cooper River Bridge are just a few landmarks you will see on your 90-minute tour. The ship has an outside main deck, an enclosed air-conditioned area, and a snack bar. Tickets are $36.
Sandlapper Water Tours 10 Wharfside St Charleston SC 29401 (843) 849-8687
Sandlapper Water Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company offering sunset cruises, evening ghost tours, and Eco Tours to Morris Island. Soda, wine and snacks are available. Tickets are $36-$52, depending on which tour you choose.
Adventure Harbor Tours 56 Ashley Point Dr Charleston SC 29464 (843)442-9455
Adventure Harbor Tours offers a 90-minute sunset and dolphin cruise and a 3 hour Morris Island beach trip. Coolers, alcohol and pets are allowed on the boat. The Harbor Cruise is $39 and the Morris Island Beach tour is $59. Enjoy a unique experience while jamming to Jimmy Buffett and Bob Marley.
The Schooner Pride 360 Concord St Charleston SC 29401 (843) 722-1112
The Schooner Pride, an 84’tall ship, offers daily afternoon dolphin sails, evening sunset sails, and nighttime moonlight sails. The ship sails for up to two hours, and every trip is different. Guest may bring a picnic lunch, but beverages must be purchased on board. Tours range in price from about $50 - $75.
Charleston Water Taxi 10 Wharfside St Charleston SC 29403 (843) 330-2989
The Charleston Water Taxi connects Mount Pleasant (Patriots Point or Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina) and downtown Charleston (Waterfront Park or Aquarium Wharf). The Water Taxi runs on a continuous loop around Charleston Harbor from 9 am to 8 pm. You can purchase an all day pass for $14.
Charleston Sailing Charters - Fate 17 Lockwood Dr Charleston SC 29401 (843) 557-7403
Charleston Sailing Charters offers year-round sailing on the luxurious 50ft sailing yacht named Fate. Experience a 2 hour day sail while enjoying sights from Ft Sumter to the Ravenel Bridge. Charters range from $499 - $599.
Charleston Sail - Harbor Yacht Tours 95 Ripley Point Dr Charleston 29407 (843) 345-7790
Charleston Sail's three-hour harbor tour will get you up close to popular landmarks, including the Ravenel Bridge, Fort Sumter, the Charleston Battery, and the USS Yorktown. The routes are determined by the winds and tides, so each voyage will take you on a different journey. Rates are $350 - $460.
Speed Boat Adventures 56 Ashley Point Dr Charleston SC 29407 (843) 800-6003
Charleston Speed Boat Adventures, one of the most exhilarating tours in Charleston, offers a narrated tour through 13 miles of the harbor. Get once in a lifetime views of the Ravenel Bridge and the downtown Charleston skyline while driving a 13-foot mini speed boat. Rates from $89.
Charleston Sailing Adventures 10 Wharfside St Charleston SC 29403 (843) 277-9019
Charleston Sailing Adventures operates Prevailing Winds, a 27' stiletto catamaran sailboat, which offers a stable and exciting ride. The ship holds a maximum of six adults, and all tours are narrated and guided by licensed captions. Food and beverages may be brought on board. Rates are $70.
Harborview Charters 56 Ashley Point Dr Charleston SC 29407 (843) 324-3183
Harborview Charters takes pride in creating a safe and fun experience for the entire family. Awaken all your senses, and get up close and personal with Charleston's marine wildlife. Charters range from $38 - $49.
Spiritline Dinner Cruise 360 Concord St Charleston SC 29401 843-722-2628
Take a 2 hour evening dinner cruise through Charleston Harbor while enjoying spectacular views. Guests will choose from five fresh prepared entrees, made to order on the ship, and accompanied by She-Crab soup and a fresh salad. After dinner, enjoy entertainment by local musicians. Rates are $82 - $224.
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