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Charleston Harbor History Tour

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During this scenic and relaxing 90 minute tour you will experience Charleston Harbor on the unique 80-foot Carolina Belle. Your professional licensed captain will narrate history, sights, and facts about the Charleston Harbor as you pass locations critical to United States history. Enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and learn its rich history while you are in town.
Highlights
  • Book ahead to guarantee a day and time for this Charleston 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
What to Expect
Meet for your Charleston Harbor cruise at Charleston Maritime Center on Wharfside Street in the city. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Narrated Charleston Harbor History Cruise aboard the Carolina Belle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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This is a terrific trip for those of any age; Captain Andy is humorous, clever and very informative. We learned a great deal of history and all had a wonderful experience.
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Really enjoyed this tour. It was pouring rain but no problem in the enclosed lower deck. Saw lots of dolphin as well as learning some history. Captain Andy made it a very entertaining trip!!
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I cannot say enough about the great people working here. We missed our scheduled time, but they were willing and happy to move us to another time that wasn't fully booked. Unfortunately, it was raining pretty hard at the time of our tour, so we couldn't comfortably sit on the
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What a fantastic tour! Captain TRIP and all the crew was awesome! As a resident of South Carolina and a frequent visitor to Charleston I still learned something I have never known before.
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We took the first tour of the day. Although it was cold and breezy outside, we sat on the inside where it was comfortably warm. We got to see a lot of the harbor and learned its history as well as a boat race, Fort Sumter, Mt Pleasant and Patriots Point, and we went under the
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By: Charleston Harbor Tours
allover09
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Don’t miss it!
This is a terrific trip for those of any age; Captain Andy is humorous, clever and very informative. We learned a
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Expedition795110
Charleston, South Carolina
10
Great Time !
First time doing a Blues Cruise. Lot of fun. The Captain put our three year old grand daughter in the captains
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Phonegoddess
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
151
VERY INFORMATIVE
Really enjoyed this tour. It was pouring rain but no problem in the enclosed lower deck. Saw lots of dolphin as
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Andrea C
355
Great even in the rain!
I cannot say enough about the great people working here. We missed our scheduled time, but they were willing and
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lucienwashington95
New York City, New York
10
A great experience!
My partner and I had such a wonderful enjoyable trip. Every thing was covered great food, drinks, sightseeing,
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ylonfire1
10
Couples Date night.
Very nice cruise with amazing staff. The food and music was wonderful. It would of been nice to have coffee
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cmstilts
Knoxville, Tennessee
10
Great special event!
Food was delicious and hot. Crew was friendly and kind. Was a great Valentines event! Will definitely return next
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Dean H
10
Harbor Cruise
What a fantastic tour! Captain TRIP and all the crew was awesome! As a resident of South Carolina and a frequent
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Lisa T
21
Great tour
We took the first tour of the day. Although it was cold and breezy outside, we sat on the inside where it was
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Fealice G
10
Valentine's
Had great time the captain was entertaining.describing the his it was so windy and cold but a great trip
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