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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$44.52 USD
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.00 USD
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.84 USD
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Charleston Full Moon Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

See Charleston’s scenic waterfront light up under the full moon with a 2-hour stand-up paddleboard tour. Watch the sun set over the low country as you paddle alongside your experienced instructor and guide, and enjoy the warm, evening air. Enjoy views of the coast as the stars appear above the horizon, and steer your board by the light of the moon as you watch for the dolphins, turtles and birds that thrive along South Carolina’s coastline.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$45.00 USD
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Charleston Wildlife Stand up Paddleboard Tour

Watch for turtles, dolphins and egrets on a 2-hour, stand-up paddleboard tour of Charleston with a local guide. Learn to steer your board, then paddle along low country coastlines that shelters a thriving population of birds and mammals. Identify pelicans and blue-winged teal with your knowledgeable guide, connect with North Carolina’s vibrant nature, and escape the city for Charleston's most perfect paddling.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00 USD
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Charleston Sunset Stand up Paddleboard Tour

Steer a stand-up paddleboard through Charleston’s low country on a 2-hour sunset tour that explores South Carolina’s landscape, nature and wildlife. Learn to steer your board, then follow your instructor and guide along the scenic coastline. Watch for turtles and dolphins in the water while pelicans, blue-winged teal and egrets skim through the thriving habitat. Enjoy a warm, southern sunset as you paddle along, and escape the city to take in the wild, scenic side of Charleston.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$45.00 USD
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Charleston Harbor Stand up Paddleboard Tour

Explore Charleston’s harbor and historic sights on a 2-hour stand-up paddleboard tour with an experienced guide and instructor. Learn to steer your board, then paddle alongside a small group on a route that changes with the season. Cruise past island forts that saw decisive battles in the Civil War, and take in views of the stunning Ravenel Bridge’s diamond-shaped towers. Experience stand-up paddleboarding for the first time, or brush up your skills with help from an instructor on a tour that combines the best of Charleston’s culture and natural beauty.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$45.00 USD
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Morris Island Lighthouse SUP Tour

Explore the Charleston waterfront on a stand-up paddleboard with a 2-hour tour to Morris Island Lighthouse, a historic structure that stands guard over the South Carolina coastline. Intermediate and advanced paddlers can brush up their skills as they paddle alongside an experienced instructor and guide. Watch for turtles and dolphins in the water and try to spot the diverse birds that flock to the coast, from blue-winged teal to egrets and geese. Enjoy the challenge of paddling to an iconic landmark, and capture unforgettable images of the low country.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00 USD
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.00 USD
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$47.00 USD
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Charleston Paddleboard Lessons

Enjoy a workout and get close to nature at the same time with this guided, 1-hour paddleboard lesson in Charleston, South Carolina. Paddle boarding is one of the fastest-growing recreations today. Hop on board a lightweight paddleboard, then travel along the heart of low country, Folly Beach, on historic Folly Island. Learn on the river (flat water) or head out to the surf. Also, see landscape and local wildlife that’s only viewable from a paddleboard. Bring some sunscreen and a sense of adventure. Stand-up paddleboard and paddle included.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$45.00 USD
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Charleston Paddleboard Rentals

Paddle along the Charleston coast to see the sights from the water with a stand-up paddleboard rental in the heart of the low country. Get insider tips on the best places to paddle from an experienced and friendly staff, and enjoy free delivery service so you can explore on your own time, and at your own pace. Watch for wildlife and soak up the South Carolina sunshine while you experience the serenity of life on the water.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00 USD
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$50.00 USD
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1-Day Surf Board Rental in Charleston SC

Paddle into the best breaks on the South Carolina coast with a full-day surfboard rental in Charleston that includes drop-off at the location of your choice. Work with experienced staff to choose the board and surf spot that’s right for you. Spend the day soaking up the Carolina sun, improving your surfing skills, and enjoying the waves that roll into this scenic stretch of coast. Watch for wildlife between sets; the Charleston area is home to turtles, dolphins, and a diverse range of migratory birds.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$30.00 USD
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Learn to Surf in Charleston!

Surfing is unlike anything else. Only those who have experienced it can truly understand. It’s exciting, surreal, and calming all at the same time. With a locals professional instruction you get a short cut to successfully surfing. Within minutes you go from a complete beginner to showing skills only an advanced surfer could perform. Come walk on water with us!
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00 USD
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