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Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour provided by Speed Boat Adventures

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Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • Pass by
    Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
    South Carolina Aquarium
    Joe Riley Waterfront Park
    Battery & White Point Gardens
    USS Yorktown CV-10
    Patriots Point Links on Charleston Harbor
  • You'll end at
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ripley Light Marina, 56 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407, USA Ripley Light Marina, 56 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Fully Guided and Narrated tour
  • US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
  • Safety orientation
  • Your own F13 mini speedboat
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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 18 years or older to drive a boat by yourself
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nathan K wrote a review 26 Oct
2 contributions
Great fun! This was easily the best part of our Charleston anniversary trip. Water conditions were great and the speed boat was easy to use. The sights were extraordinary from the water and gave us a greater appreciation of both the battles fought here and the importance of
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Date of experience: October 2020
Linda M wrote a review 22 Oct
2 contributions
My favorite part was when we did a u turn. So much fun! It was a great day to be out on the water. We would definitely do it again!
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Date of experience: October 2020
Jameel H wrote a review 16 Oct
2 contributions
Definitely worth giving it a shot! Me and my wife had never driven a boat. It was hands down the best thing we did in Charleston. Yeah the tour guide gets a good bit away from you, but honestly that makes it even better in my opinion. You get to enjoy the area like it just you
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Date of experience: October 2020
Mike W wrote a review 5 Oct
1 contribution
Had a great time, guide took the time to explain the 3 possible routes we could travel, advantages and disadvantages (waves and water conditions, sites) and allowed us to choose. After the tour took time to provide us information on Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, areas to visit
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Date of experience: October 2020
Luis S wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
This speedboat adventure is a great way to get out on the Charleston harbor and see the city from a different perspective. It’s also a thrilling boat ride like no other water sport experience in the Charleston area. Definitely recommended for a good adrenaline rush!
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from Graham J, Owner at Charleston Harbor Speed Boat Adventure Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Luis, Thanks so much for the great review and for coming on our tour. So glad you had as much fun as I did. Hope to see you again soon Best regards,
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

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Adrenaline junkie
The speedboats were a great option for me to take my 2 kids on and still exciting enough for me. I am so tired of
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Great experience but couldn't go to the Harbor
We had a great guide who was very helpful and thorough. The experience is definitely one I would recommend for peop
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Speed Boat Adventures
Alot of fun. My family and I had a great time. Would definitely visit again n recommend to other couples and famili
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Great fun way to see the water areas around Charleston.
Boats are surprisingly comfortable with good ride over the water. Saw the entire Charleston waterfront, bridge and
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Great day!
This was so much fun. We had a great time zipping around the harbor seeing the sights. I would do this again.
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The best impromptu experience
Guys, this company is amazing and so pleasant to work with. The tour itself is amazing and Graham, our guide, put u
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Unique Tour of Charleston Harbor
This was probably the highlight of our trip that included 5 days and lots of activities. If you enjoy boating and
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Graham was very nice, gave us info on all the local historical sites. He was patient with us newer boat drivers &
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My son loved it!
I wanted to take my 10 year old son out on the water for a little father and son time. He had a blast!
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Speed Boat along Charleston SC
Great trip on the river in the speed boat! Easy to operate and fun to drive. Overall a very unique and fun way to s
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It was a fun way to spend the morning and a great way to see the city! Graham was an excellent guide and took great
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Anaisia M
The Speedboat ride was awesome. You are provided with a life jacket and given instructions on what to do ensuring y
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Great time
Very much fun in your very own speed boat Gram very nice guy and easy going On the tour he shows you a lot of fact
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Great Guide
Graham was an excellent guide. 9 a.m. tour is the best since the water is calmer and the traffic on the water ligh
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Loads of fun
These guys are fantastic. They take you out to a few key points around the harbor. Because of safety and distance,
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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