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Historical & Heritage Tours

Charleston Harbor History Tour

See the Charleston Harbor by boat with a leisurely 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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  • 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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US$49.82
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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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US$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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  • 2 hours

Day Cruises

Historical Charleston Tour with Harbor Cruise

On this historical Charleston tour, journey back in time as your guide reveals the beauty and charm of one of America's most historic cities. Learn about the history of Charleston and discover its pivotal role in American history with visits to more than 100 points of interest including Rainbow Row, Colonial Lake, the Old Exchange Building and Whitepoint Gardens. This tour combines a 90 minute Historic City Tour with a 90 minute narrated, non-stop Harbor Tour. The harbor tour may be taken in conjunction with the city tour or you may choose to split them up and take them on separate days.
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  • 3 hours
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US$48.00
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  • 3 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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Dolphin & Whale Watching

Schooner Sailing Cruise on Charleston Harbor

Get out on the waters of Charleston Harbor during this 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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  • 2 hours

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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US$47.00
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  • 2 hours
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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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US$49.78
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  • 2 hours

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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

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
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US$750.00
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Water Tours

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Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise

Get away, take a break as you cruise with us on this little slice of paradise. Our Tiki cruise tour will give you a Polynesian island feel while enjoying the historic waters of the lowcountry.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hop-on Hop-off Tours

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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US$90.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Fishing Charters & Tours

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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US$225.00
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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4 Hour Toes in the Sand - Beach/swim stop/collecting sea shells and shark teeth!

This four hour tour will take you gliding through the harbor and then you will retreat to one of our scenic and sandy beaches . Get ready for an interesting and enjoyable beach day suitable for all ages. Our beaches are the popular spot where locals gather to enjoy the lively Low Country beach life which one can only arrive there by boat.Once the anchor drops, you will set foot on acres of uninhabited island. Enjoy a walk along the shore line as you breath the fresh sea breeze. Make sure you have those phones/cameras ready to capture the wonderful scenic views which each beach has to offer, making a great picture keepsake. There is an abundance of seashells to collect, and even sharks teeth. If sitting and just relaxing as you soak up some rays with a cold beverage in hand is what you crave, this island tour is the perfect selection. Take time to enjoy a natural and beautiful spot. Life is always better at the beach and our tiki is an added bonus!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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