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Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour provided by Speed Boat Adventures

Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour

Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour
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About
Charleston's most exciting Speed Boat Adventure Tour! Experience the thrill of driving your own F13 speed boat during this 2-hour tour of the world-famous Charleston Harbor. See the city from a unique vantage point as your guide shares facts and stories about Charleston. This 13-mile guided tour hits all the best sights and attractions around. Follow your guide to top Charleston Harbor attractions such as the Battery, USS Yorktown, Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge, and more! Learn from your guide about these landmarks via the onboard communication system. Don't forget to take photos and look for local wildlife along the way. No boating experience is required, you will learn the basics of operating the speedboat from your guide before heading out on the water. You must be 21 years old to drive the speed boat.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5257P6
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fully Guided and Narrated tour
  • US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
  • Safety orientation
  • Your own F13 mini speedboat
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Ripley Light Marina, 56 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407, USA Meet us at Ripley Light Marina! *Free Parking There is no physical structure or building to enter. Please do not go into the little white house with this address. Arrive 30min prior to your tour. Meet at dock meeting point 15min prior to tour.
  • Ripley Light Marina, 56 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407, USA Keep driving until you see a large, oval, maroon sign on the left that says “California Dreaming”. Park there. There is an entrance path to the docks. Walk along this path, turn right at the end and walk down the ramp. Your guide will meet you at the slips in front of the orange paint on the dock.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for people with neck or back problems or a recent surgery to participate.
  • Pregnant women should not participate
  • Bring a swimsuit in the summer and a jacket in the winter, sandals or flip-flops, towel, sun block, sunglasses
  • The per boat weight limit of 450 lbs (227kgs)
  • You must be 21 years or older to drive the boat
  • The boats do have a storage compartment but bags can get wet
  • No experience or boating license required
  • Voucher info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Fully Guided and Narrated tour
  • US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
  • Safety orientation
  • Your own F13 mini speedboat
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Ripley Light Marina, 56 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407, USA Meet us at Ripley Light Marina! *Free Parking There is no physical structure or building to enter. Please do not go into the little white house with this address. Arrive 30min prior to your tour. Meet at dock meeting point 15min prior to tour.
  • Ripley Light Marina, 56 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407, USA Keep driving until you see a large, oval, maroon sign on the left that says “California Dreaming”. Park there. There is an entrance path to the docks. Walk along this path, turn right at the end and walk down the ramp. Your guide will meet you at the slips in front of the orange paint on the dock.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for people with neck or back problems or a recent surgery to participate.
  • Pregnant women should not participate
  • Bring a swimsuit in the summer and a jacket in the winter, sandals or flip-flops, towel, sun block, sunglasses
  • The per boat weight limit of 450 lbs (227kgs)
  • You must be 21 years or older to drive the boat
  • The boats do have a storage compartment but bags can get wet
  • No experience or boating license required
  • Voucher info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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182 reviews
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Keara V
Charlotte, NC52 contributions
So much fun!
Such a fun thing to do on a beautiful Charleston day! Graham was very safety-conscious, his boats are well-maintained, and he’s very knowledgeable about the different ships in the area. I highly recommend the 9am one as the water was more calm than later in the day so we got to go into the harbor where other tours weren’t able to. Thanks Graham!!
Written 20 September 2021
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johnkH293DC
Washington DC, DC34 contributions
Charleston on the water
Aug 2021
Discovered on Groupon. Met promptly in the morning. Guide/Graham was unwelcoming at first but opened up when talking about safety and operation information and route of travel at the dock. The thrill is operating and riding in speedboat and seeing different sites of Charleston. You do not get close to any one landmark/monument/site. Limited information is shared via 2-way radio while idling in the water, so if you want in depth content about a site/landmark this is not the tour. Unfortunately, we arrived back at the dock 30 minutes early so we were not out the full time, but we did enjoy ourselves.
Written 12 September 2021
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jon j
1 contribution
Super fast super fun
Sep 2021 • Couples
Boat was really fast, guide very friendly and made the tour super fun. Definitely recommend to anyone not familiar with the area. Thanks graham.
Written 6 September 2021
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SGHGirl
Teaneck, NJ111 contributions
Super fun excursion
We had a wonderful time on the speed boats. We did the 9 AM tour which was great because it wasn’t too hot out yet although I would recommend sunscreen! Our guide Graham was very nice and explained everything to us very well. So while I was still a little nervous, I felt confident to go out. My husband took one boat and two kids and I took another boat and own kid. We went out all the way to fort Sumter which was cool
And the battery. The water was a bit rough so we didn’t make it to the aquarium, but we did go into the channels and went super fast:) we saw lots of birds and some dolphins. Highly recommend!
Written 29 August 2021
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nphillips20
Wilmington, NC1 contribution
Great experience!
Aug 2021
The speed boat tour was a lot of fun and it was awesome to see some Charleston from the water. Our tour guide did a great job making everything run smoothly and made the experience stress free and enjoyable.
Written 24 August 2021
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Ryan R
1 contribution
Excellent
Aug 2021 • Couples
I would definitely do this again next time I’m in Charleston! Graham is a great guide! Super fun! Would recommend to anyone traveling there!
Written 23 August 2021
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Rona
1 contribution
Two big thumbs up
Aug 2021
It's def one of the coolest adventures Charleston has to offer. I highly recommend to a trip with Charleston Speed Boat Adventures to your list.
Written 15 August 2021
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Arielle W
New York City, NY3 contributions
Fun Activity with Family
Jul 2021 • Family
My siblings and I really enjoyed our time on the water with Graham. The pre-tour tutorial was very helpful for our group--which had never driven boats before, and once we hit the water it was all fairly intuitive. Such a great way to spend an afternoon and to see Charleston. Would highly recommend!
Written 28 July 2021
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William S
Chicago, IL8 contributions
Exciting Ride But Neds Friendlier Guide
Jul 2021 • Family
This was a thrilling tour, but the vendor must be upfront about age restriction (our 20 year old was one year too young to operate boat on his own, a fact we found out after purchasing tickets). Also, trip was advertised as a Charleston Harbor tour, which was changed to a river tour at the last minute, due to rough waters. We appreciate concern for a safe experience, but this possibility must be stated. The tour guide, while needing to be stern to maintain a safe tour, could have been friendlier.
Written 15 July 2021
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Tehondi
Chicago, IL21 contributions
Great experience for everyone!
Jul 2021
Awesome experience and really great guide! This was my 1st time ever driving a speedboat and man oh man was it an adventure. He made the process super smooth for me and made sure we stayed safe! Thank you
Written 14 July 2021
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RAMendenhall
RAMendenhall
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If you’re looking for Fun, this is it!!
We had a Blast!! Graham is an excellent guide and will take good care of you. The day we went out, it was a little
Perfect2Illusion
Perfect2Illusion
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Nightmare
Graham is an extremely rude tour guide , gives no proper instructions, got yelled at he kept swearing under his br
mrenton72
mrenton72
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Great day out for the family
What a wonderful and fun way to enjoy the waters and sights of Charleston. Guide was friendly and informative. Grea
meagansolorzano
meagansolorzano
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Best Ride Of Our Lives!!!
Graham was our tour guide and we have absolutely nothing but amazing things to say about him and the experience we
CountryGal803
CountryGal803
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Consider another adventure
Definitely not worth the money. The boats are extremely small, the owner is arrogant and his instructions/briefing
TriciaWelch
TriciaWelch
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Liked driving the boat, don't like being yelled at by the tour guide
Really enjoyed the boat ride and the scenery was great. I don't like being yelled at by the tour guide. It was my f
dinarogiers
dinarogiers
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Excellent adventure!
We had an exciting experience! So glad we booked this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and gave us a fabulous tour
cwkennedy
cwkennedy
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Fun time with a speed boat
If you like going fast on the water, you will like this. My wife and I had a great time. I recommend going in the
kelsotrips
kelsotrips
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Charleston Speed Boat Adventures
Such a great way to see the sites of Charleston, learn some history and have some fun! My friend and I really enjoy
thcptn1057
thcptn1057
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Great time
The only reason I didn't give 5 dots is because, I wish it could have gone a little longer. Ok I will change it to
Tori I
Tori I
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THE BEST
My boyfriend and I visited Charleston for the first time and this was the most fun we had the entire trip. The tour
thedano47
thedano47
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Exciting.
The wife and I went on the speed boat tour for our 35th Eedding Anniversary. It was a lot of fun. You get a differe
L135OYjenniferm
L135OYjenniferm
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So fun!
Highly recommend this experience, even if you've never driven a speedboat. I had never done anything like this but
K_silent94
K_silent94
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Awesome Experience
This is definitely a must! The tour guide was quick and to the point. Follow his instructions and you'll have a gre
tayl0rb18
tayl0rb18
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Amazing Boat tour
Amazing tour, so much fun, and worth the money! Would 1000% do this again! I would recommend this to all!
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