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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise provided by Charleston Harbor Tours

Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
Masks are required to be worn by staff and all guests when social distancing is not possible. All guests will have to sign off on a COVID questionnaire affirming that they have not had symptoms for the past 14 days. (This is a requirement by the City of Charleston).
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Combine cool city sights from the water with a boatload of historical facts during this Charleston 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.
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You'll start at
10 Wharfside St
10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29403, USADeparture Point: Charleston Maritime Center Address: 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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  • Pass by Fort Sumter National Monument
    Pass by Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
    Pass by Battery & White Point Gardens
You'll end at
10 Wharfside St
10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29403, USADeparture Point: Charleston Maritime Center Address: 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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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
  • Select from Morning, Afternoon, or Sunset Departure Times
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Leslie W wrote a review Yesterday
Goldsboro, North Carolina27 contributions10 helpful votes
We loved our 90 minute sail on the Schooner Pride. The weather was perfect, there was ice cold beer/beverages available for purchase and the crew was friendly. This is a comfortable sailing experience. Plenty of seating and opportunity to help with the sail if you wish to do
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Date of experience: September 2020
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NajaRoberts wrote a review Yesterday
Charleston, South Carolina1 contribution
The tour was fun and educational, the crew was very friendly and the captain was very hospitable. Overall a great tour and boat ride!
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melsel wrote a review 10 Sep
Naperville, Illinois2 contributions
Such a great time seeing the sites around the harbor! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting!! Captain Tripp was fun to listen to!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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F H wrote a review 8 Sep
Columbia, South Carolina3 contributions
Great and affordable way to experience Charleston. There are several ways to tour the city and you should take advantage. Being on a boat the water on a hot sunny day is a great way to enjoy the sights and stay cooler.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Bailey W wrote a review 5 Sep
Houston, Texas2 contributions
Casual and relaxing ride around the harbor, full of interesting history. Honestly Charleston is very hot in the summer (even if you’re used to the south) so any opportunity to sit and relax in AC or a cool breeze make a great break in our day. Boat is clean and neat but nothing
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Date of experience: September 2020
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By: Charleston Harbor Tours
rfen6370
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Informative, Amusing and Relaxing
Comfortable ride around the harbor full of history and amusing story's. You can either be top-side or in an air-co
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rmb385
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Good time - great crew
We enjoyed the sights of Charleston harbor. The boat was comfortable and the crew was very friendly.
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mihapias
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Floating tours
Great casual ride around the Charleston harbour. Narration by the captain was witty and entertaining. We started on
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Happiness05399791002
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Great trip
A must when visiting Charleston! After exploring the city by foot, it was a relaxing and unique experience to see i
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T5848EAwilliamm
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Great tour!
If you're looking for a relaxing yet informative adventure...this is it! It was great to be out on the water, see
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vw5111
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Kind of Boring
Our boat tour..This kind of tour really relies on the guide him/herself to make it or break it. Unfortunately we g
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jilliank0602
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We miles the whole time
We lived this tour! Our captain was the best! We all smiled from ear to ear. Our kids (5 and 3) thought it was th
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tmwillis28
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Relaxing way to learn about Charleston
We enjoyed our harbor tour. Loved the sights and the history. The staff worked diligently to make it a great exprei
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schelle07
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Midday Harbor tour
We had a wonderful time on our Charleston Harbor Tour. The captain was very informative and entertaining to listen
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766PaulaM
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Incredible night!
My father in law and I were in town for one night and after a lot of research, I settled on the sunset harbor cruis
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Meagan O
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Great harbor cruise! Covid Safe!
My husband and I had a great time with Charelston Harbor Tours! We even got the combo package with tickets to the B
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747yusefs
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Great day sail!
We did the dolphin sail and had a blast. Captain Sarah and her crew were great. Very relaxed and knowledgeable. And
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wesgrant67
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Average
they allowed people to line up for the snack bar directly in front of our seating area at the stern 2nd level which
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anenglish5
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Harbor Tour
Was very informative and a nice tour! Enjoyed learning the history of Charleston. The captain was funny and the cre
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870debbiet
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Best Hotel
I'm bious when it comes to Marriott because I try to stay at Marriott wherever I go but this hotel was exceptionall
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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