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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

By Charleston Harbor Tours
Recommended by 90% of travelers
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Combine cool city sights from the water with a boatload of historical facts during this Charleston, South Carolina history cruise—a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. An easy-to-find meeting place takes the stress out of navigating a new area, leaving you to sit back and enjoy your guided tour on the Charleston Harbor.
from
₱2,390.60
per adult
from
₱2,390.60
per adult

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Ages 0-100, max of 200 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Book ahead to guarantee a day and time for this Charleston, South Carolina history cruise
  • Travel by a different mode of transport—an 80-foot sightseeing boat 
  • Learn about the city’s history from a guide, including the Civil War
  • Choose from multiple cruise times to best suit you
  • Cruise ship is wheelchair accessible

  • 90-minute Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise from Charleston, South Carolina
  • Select from Morning, Afternoon, or Sunset Departure Times
  • Enjoy panoramic views from aboard the unique 80-foot Carolina Belle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Meet for your Charleston Harbor cruise at Charleston Maritime Center on Wharfside Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Turn in your voucher at check-in, and board your sightseeing boat. When you board, find a spot you’d like best for this guided tour. If you’d like you can purchase drinks on board the boat (own expense) to sip on while you sail. Your guide starts right away telling you the history of the city as you pass by antebellum houses and pass under bridges. Follow the Cooper River all the way to the Fort Sumter National Monument. Your guide tells you stories about the Civil War and WWII, and you might even catch sight of wildlife as you cruise, including dolphins and pelicans. See Fort Moultrie and Fort Johnson, along with St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Your Charleston tour ends back at the place where it began on Wharfside Street.

Departure details
  • 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Departure Point: Charleston Maritime Center Address: 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41498P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • There is a flat pier out to the boat and the boarding ramp is about 30 feet long. Travelers will board on the top deck and there are stairs to the lower level. Restrooms are located on the top deck.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

A note from Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
  • All guests will have to sign off on a COVID questionnaire affirming that they have not had symptoms for the past 14 days.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise?
How much is Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise?
Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise price starts from ₱2,332.60. Discover and book Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise on Tripadvisor
What is the Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise cancellation policy?
Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise?
Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise is hosted by Charleston Harbor Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Charleston Harbor Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41498P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    10 Wharfside St
    10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Departure Point: Charleston Maritime Center Address: 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Fort Sumter National Monument
    Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
    Joe Riley Waterfront Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
Charleston Harbor Tours
6,566
Charleston, United States
Joined in October 2008

#27 of 162 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Charleston
  • bcbirnbaum
    bcbirnbaum
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    Charleston harbor boat
    Boat was fine. Hard to hear the guide. What we could hear was some interesting and some fairly boring. couldn't always tell where to look for the sites.
  • E3438YFrons
    E3438YFrons
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    Great way to start your Charleston Trip
    We took this trip the evening we arrived for the sunset cruise. timing was perfect for sunset, got some great pictures. Nice to be on the water, and get a feel for Charleston, and the port area.
  • S865ZGnataliek
    S865ZGnataliek
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    Nice historical relaxing cruise
    Cruise was very nice. Started with great customer service; I struggle with MS and they were very helpful waiting for me to board the boat. This was my mom first time on any boat she thoroughly enjoyed it and so did we as a group.
  • 27Traveler2023
    27Traveler2023
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    Historical city and architectural tour
    Wonderful experience learning the history of Charleston, it’s people, government and churches, hurricanes, fires and earthquakes!
  • wickedwandora66
    wickedwandora66
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    Don’t bring anyone in a wheelchair
    What a terrible experience we had. My mother was in a wheelchair and there was no place allotted for it. We all had to stand on the side of the boat that didn’t show any of the sites. The captain barely talked about anything. If you sat downstairs, you could barely hear. The staff at the snack bar were rude.
  • abrice3
    abrice3
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    Dinner Cruise was cancelled due to weather. 😡
    So sorry dinner cruise was cancelled due to weather. I am sure it would have been wonderful. Maybe we can try again next year. We loved Charleston and had a great time.
  • dnowack29
    dnowack29
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    My Favorite
    Beautiful view of the Charleston Harbor with great insight provided by the boat captain. The staff were very helpful and the boat was enjoyable. By far this was my favorite time in Charleston !!
  • Mistie A
    Mistie A
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    Such a Wonderful Time!
    We loved the sunset cruise! The crew aboard were so nice! The history shared from the captain was great! I loved seeing all the beautiful sites around Charleston!
  • Jonathan B
    Jonathan B
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    Good Harbor Tour
    Good narration on sites. Recommend doing first tour of the day as subsequent tour left late. Arrive early to get a spot on the top deck. Heard from passengers on lower deck that visibility was limited due to the color of the glass.
  • Tinawebster2023
    Tinawebster2023
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    Awesome!
    My group of 15 high school students had an amazing time! Everything was great and the service was awesome. Highly recommend!
  • martybooks1
    martybooks1
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    BeachCoveResort
    Great facility, had a gret time and facilities were wonderful! Facility was right on the beach and had several pools and hot tubs. the restrant that we ate at was also very good.
  • dsmanes
    dsmanes
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    Never a bad day for a boat ride
    The sights from the boat and the narration by the captain were excellent and interesting. 90 fun minutes of history, pirates, colonists and the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the founding of and the continuing development of Charleston were all included. Very comfortable, enjoyed the snack and bar bar. Definitely recommend.
  • paully1212
    paully1212
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    Great tour of the Charleston harbor
    Had a great time on this tour of the Charleston harbor. The captain was knowledgeable and entertaining, and we had a great view of all the sights from the fore deck.
  • addelgado49
    addelgado49
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    Fun harbor tour!
    Great friendly tour with lots of good information ! Everyone was very nice and hospitable ! I would recommend this tour!
  • calliemcclain1
    calliemcclain1
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    Wonderful experience!!
    The whole crew was wonderful, the captain had us laughing the whole time and he informed us about all the history in the area! We loved it and highly recommended everyone take a boat tour when in Charleston!
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Pamela M
2 contributions
Jun 2023
Nice ride seeing things that we will want to put on our list to visit yet. It was difficult to hear everything that was said at times. But the knowledge base was outstanding
Written 3 June 2023
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Lisa H
Nashville, TN4 contributions
It’s a nice ride in a kinda big circle … and they call out different t historical things . The crew is awesome but the facts for me kinda not so exciting. We did have about 8 dolphins off the bow & that made it worth it.
Written 1 June 2023
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MGroth2023
2 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
It was nice to be on the water to beat the heat, but not a lot to see. I think I would do something different next time.
Written 31 May 2023
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sandi d
5 contributions
May 2023
Sorry to say the trip was really boring....basically just a boat ride with very few sights and history...the only thing we passed of any interest was Fort Sumter.
Written 31 May 2023
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Nomad61719741610
Hazleton, PA3 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
It was very beautiful and relaxing. Got to see a lot more than what you see on land. Very enjoyable.
Written 31 May 2023
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Laura S
5 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
We sat on the lower deck which was nice. Most of the sights were on the right side of the boat. It was a leisurely cruise. The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 was the tour guide was a little hard to understand sometimes.
Written 29 May 2023
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pat
1 contribution
The walking tour with Amy was informative and entertaining. She was very personable and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour!
Written 27 May 2023
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Donna Burnett Myers
Rogers, AR18 contributions
A very relaxing and informative tour of the harbor. It was nice to see Charleston from the water. I would recommend this for anyone.
Drinks and food are for sale on the boat.
Written 26 May 2023
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Benjamin I
Clemson, SC2 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
The 1:30 tour was very hot, but we still enjoyed the cruise. Need to buy tickets at least a day ahead. The cooler time slots fill up fast.
Written 25 May 2023
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Cindy G
Fort Myers, FL3 contributions
May 2023
The cruise and crew were fabulous. My only regret is that we sat on the left side of the boat thinking we would return the same way we went out and see all the same thing the right side of the boat say. Not the case. Everything was on the right side of the boat and we never went back by the same things. Very interesting history and views you could only see from the water. Our mistake, but I wish one of the crew had mentioned switching to the right side.
Written 25 May 2023
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