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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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Island Skiff Adventure Tours

Traveling in a skiff lets you get closer to the dolphins, egrets, bald eagles, and other wildlife that call the South Carolina barrier islands home. Jet out from Hilton Head aboard a drive-it-yourself skiff that’s easy to navigate through the area’s shallow, marshy waters. Your guide leads you to great places to view wildlife around Bluffton, Daufuskie Island, Bull Island, and more, plus shares fun facts and history about the area.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Hilton Head Island Dolphin Tour

Learn about the marine life populating the waters off the coast of Hilton Head Island on this dolphin watching cruise. Up your chances of spotting dolphins and other marine animals with the help of your professional guide, who will also provide information about the ecosystem as you go.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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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Charleston Sightseeing Day Trip with Lunch from Myrtle Beach

Enjoy a scenic journey to one of America's greatest historic treasures - Charleston, South Carolina, for a day of sightseeing, shopping and dining! Experience the highlights of Charleston with a full sightseeing day trip from Myrtle Beach. Tour package includes a ride through the historic district in a traditional Horse-Drawn Carriage, Charleston Harbor Boat Tour, visit to Boone Hall Plantation with included Guided House Tour, and a brief stop at the Old City Market. 
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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Dolphin Ocean Cruise

On this dolphin watching cruise from Hilton Head, you have the chance to see wildlife, check out local landmarks, and admire the coastline as you cruise out on the Calibogue Sound and Atlantic Ocean. Your guide narrates the entire trip as you sail past Bull Island, the Haig Point Lighthouse, and more, all while looking out for dolphins, egrets, herons, and other animals in the wild.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Hilton Head Island Creek Cat Tour

Zoom around Hilton Head Island on a small, motorized "creek cat" boat during this guided tour. Get views of all the quintessential sights, as well as access to some smaller marshes and and wildlife-rich areas. Enjoy the opportunity to operate your own creek cat under the supervision of a guide; multiple departure times available.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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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
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America's Cup Afternoon Sail

A sailboat cruise from Hilton Head is a peaceful way to see stunning Lowcountry landscapes without the noise of a moor. Join a captain and crew aboard a 39-foot long (12 meter) sailboat that competed in America’s Cup—head through quiet waters and past gorgeous scenery without the roar of a motor. You can even try your hand on deck and help out with the sails.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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
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Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Experience the beauty of low-country on this 90-minute, narrated Dolphin Nature Cruise aboard the Vagabond! Enjoy a live narration by the Vagabond's naturalist captain, and see some of our local Atlantic Bottlenosed Dolphins! Departing from Harbour Town Yacht Basin just below the icon Lighthouse. Best of all, dolphin sightings are guaranteed!Take-in the breathtaking sights of a Carolina sun-setting into the unspoiled estuaries behind Bull Island.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Disappearing Island Dolphin Tour

The 2 Hour Disappearing Island Dolphin Tour is sure to be a Family Favorite! Enjoy searching for the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin and learning about the local ecoystem! Also, we'll make a 30 Minute stop at Disappearing Island - an island only accessible at Low Tide where you will observe unique shells, starfish, sand dollars, and tranquility! This tour leaves from Palmetto Bay Marina at your selected departure time!
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Dolphin Watching Cruise with Fireworks

See the sunset, watch fireworks, and look out for dolphins swimming in the wild on this Hilton Head sailing tour. The boat comfortably holds up to 22 passengers for a not-too-crowded experience, and a guide helps you spot dolphins swimming through the waves as you go.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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1.5-Hour Pirate Ship Dolphin Tour from Hilton Head

Look for dolphins and other marine wildlife of South Carolina on a dolphin cruise that takes place aboard a pirate ship. Your vessel sets off from Hilton Head in search of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment. You might also spot other animals like manatees, sea turtles, and osprey, and you can get a good look at mansions on the coast. This 1.5-hour tour is a great option for all ages, and includes a guide who shares commentary about the sights.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Shrimp Trawling Expedition

Take part in an authentic Lowcountry travel experience with this shrimping tour from Hilton Head Island. Join a crew on board a fishing boat and head out on the salt marshes for a chance to catch shrimp and fish, and learn about the environment and wildlife as you go. After the trip, hang out and enjoy a day pass to the Sea Pines Resort.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Historic Harbor Tour in Charleston

Skip the crowded boat tours with this private Charleston Harbor cruise. Sail past wildlife and historic sites such as Fort Moultrie and Oyster point while your licensed tour guide and captain shares exciting stories from Charleston’s maritime history from the Revolutionary War through the present. A private tour gives you the chance to ask plenty of questions and chat with your guide as you sail.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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