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Historical & Heritage Tours

Charleston Harbor History Tour

See the Charleston Harbor by boat with a 90-minute sightseeing tour along the Cooper River to Fort Sumter National Monument. This fully-narrated tour focuses on Charleston history from Civil War sites to antebellum houses and landmarks, passes under Cooper River bridges, and explores a waterfront that’s home to bottlenose dolphins and pelicans.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$29.68
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Day Cruises

Morris Island Lighthouse Eco-Cruise

Cruise through Lowcountry tidal creeks and marshes en route to the uninhabited Morris Island on this boat cruise from the Charleston area. A private boat company launches from Bowens Island for the scenic ride through an estuary rich in biodiversity before a soft landing on Morris Island. Spend free time to taking photos the historical Morris Island Lighthouse, combing for seashells, and looking out for birds, sea turtles, and dolphins before your return.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$49.82
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Dolphin & Whale Watching

Schooner Sailing Cruise on Charleston Harbor

Get out on the waters of Charleston Harbor during a 2-hour cruise aboard an 84-foot-tall (25-meter) classic tall ship. As the crew hoists the sails of the schooner, you'll glide past some of the city's historical sights and watch for dolphins in the water. Drinks are available for purchase on board. Select a departure time when booking.
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  • 2 hours
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$46.64
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  • 2 hours

Day Cruises

Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

The "Holy City" skyline is on full display with this scenic Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise. Sail past notable American landmarks, such as Fort Sumter, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, The Battery, the Ravenel Bridge, Castle Pinckney and other sites from the past and present. You will hear enthralling tales of the city’s colorful past as well as scintillating facts about her most-interesting former citizens. Sit back and relax while a Licensed Charleston City Guide shares stories from Charleston’s historical sights, including some listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Great photo opportunities and a fresh sea breeze round out this pleasant and informative Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Sunset Cruises

Schooner Sunset Sail on Charleston Harbor

Watch the sunset from the water on a 2-hour evening cruise aboard an 84-foot (25-meter) classic tall ship. As the crew hoists the sails of the schooner, you'll glide through Charleston Harbor to enjoy the glow of twilight over one of the oldest cities in the U.S. Drinks are available for purchase on board.
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  • 2 hours
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$58.30
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  • 2 hours

Night Cruises

Haunted Ghost Cruise of Charleston Harbor

This Charleston ghost cruise brings you to the city’s spooky sites that can’t be reached on foot. Board a 45-foot catamaran and set sail on the Charleston Harbor, passing by the sites of pirate attacks, naval battles, and more. As you sail, your guide tells haunting stories of Charleston’s past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$30.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Day Cruises

Sunset Blues and BBQ Cruise

See Charleston from the water during a 2-hour dinner cruise that includes a barbecue buffet and live entertainment. Watch the sky change color as the sun sets, and take in sweeping views of Charleston. Choose from classic dishes such as pulled pork, smoked chicken, mac and cheese, and coleslaw, and have the option to purchase drinks from the bar.
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  • 2 hours
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$49.78
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  • 2 hours

Sunset Cruises

Sunset Cruise on the Charleston Harbor

Watch the sun set above Charleston, South Carolina with a 2-hour sunset harbor cruise aboard a 45-foot motorized catamaran. Find a comfortable seat on deck, spot the landmarks of downtown Charleston and the waterfront, and watch for the dolphins and sea birds that thrive along the South Carolina shoreline. Enjoy a relaxing break from the city while spending a romantic evening on the water.
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  • 2 hours
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$40.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Jet Boats & Speed Boats

Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

Get behind the wheel of an F13 speedboat for a guided tour of Charleston Harbor. Learn the basics of operating the speedboat from your guide, and then follow the guide boat past the Battery, under the Ravenel Bridge, to the USS Yorktown, and more, stopping for photo ops and to optionally change drivers. Small-group tour is limited to eight people or fewer.
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  • 2 hours
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$75.84
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kayaking & Canoeing

Small-Group Tour: 2-Hour Marsh Kayaking Eco-Tour in Charleston

More than a welcome sight for sore eyes, the tidal marshes around Charleston are a hotbed for Lowcountry biodiversity. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of wildlife such as Loggerhead turtles, bottlenose dolphins, and more as you paddle down Folly Creek en route to the tidal creeks that wrap around the Hammock Islands. This leisurely paced kayaking tour is capped at 12 participants for a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Shell Hunting Expedition on Morris Island

This Morris Island tour gets you away from the bustle of downtown Charleston in no time. Take a short cruise to the undeveloped barrier island for a chance to visit a Lowcountry beach (without the crowds of more easily accessed options nearby), and learn about the area’s history and wildlife from your guide. Enjoy free time playing in the sand or combing for seashells—a popular activity among families with kids.
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  • 3 hours
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$44.00
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  • 3 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private dolphin watch, lighthouse & ecological boat tours

I am Captain Gresh Meggett and I am an eighth generation Charlestonian. My family has been plying these waters since the early 1700s. These beautiful estuaries that we will be traveling on were my playground as a kid and I still get just as I was excited when I go into them now! All of my boat charters are private so it is just you and your family on the boat if you would like full details as to what we do on my excursions please visit my website. I can’t wait to hear from y’all!
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  • 2 hours
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$250.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Sailing Trips

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Sailing aboard a 43' Catamaran Seas Life

Large spacious catamaran has covered seating or a trampoline to lay out in the sun. I have two sweet boat dogs on board who usually compete with the dolphins for the guests favorite part of the tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

2-Hour Paddle Board Eco-Tour

Exploring Charleston’s tidal marshes by stand up paddle board increases your chances of seeing wildlife hiding among the reeds while providing a fun and challenging activity. First-time paddle boarders love the personalized instruction and attention from your guide, while just about everyone appreciates getting close to dolphins, turtles, and more in the wild.
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  • 2 hours
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$47.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

2-Hour Nature Boat Tour with Certified Naturalist

Although Charleston may be more famous for its bars than its beaches, visitors would be remiss to overlook the Holy City's natural charms. Join a certified naturalist for a 2-hour nature boat tour through the waterways off Charleston Harbor, including a stop to explore the historical Morris Island. Throughout the tour, take in views of the Charleston skyline and spot wildlife like dolphins and seabirds with the help of your guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$40.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Charleston Boat Tour

We are one of the only born and raised boat tour providers in the area. Our lifelong experience and knowledge of our local waterways and wildlife allow us to optimize your experience by taking you and your guests to the best locations that only locals know about. You will be able to relax and enjoy the best Charleston has to offer all while seeing local wildlife and living like a local for the day. We look forward to meeting you
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Fishing Charters & Tours

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Charlestowne Charters

Charters run by crews that have 40+ years of experience on the waters around Charleston. Charleston's Premier Upscale Charter Company. Beautiful and fully equipped 30' Hydra Sport Center Console with twin Yamaha 250 HP Outboards. Full bathroom facilities
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  • 7 hours
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$225.00
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

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Private Sunset Cruise

We offer a Private Sunset Cruise for up to 20 passengers. You and your family or friends enjoy being on the water with a Licenced Captain and Crew to attend to your needs. We provide unique local knowledge of Charleston Harbor. You play the music you want. Bring anything you would like to eat or drink. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a beautiful Charleston Sunset.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$750.00
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation


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