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

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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise
4.5
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HK$289.75
per adult
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
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
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41498P1
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Departure Point: Charleston Maritime Center Address: 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers 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 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA Departure Point: Charleston Maritime Center Address: 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers 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 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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 sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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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4.5
1,128 reviews
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47
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Staci T
Houston, Texas199 contributions
Sunset Tour
Oct 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the sunset harbor tour on the Carolina Belle! Good information and very entertaining.
Written 19 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James D
Ocala, FL2 contributions
Magical Charleston Harbor Tour
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had magical weather for our Charleston Harbor Tour on 10/19/21. Great glimpses of historical sights including Fort Sumter and The Yorktown. The Carolina Belle is a sturdy ship with good seating and a concession area. Capt Tripp and his crew did a great job.
Written 19 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angie D
2 contributions
An average experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
It was ok, nothing special. Nothing bad to say, but nothing good either. Just a mediocre tour. We were solicited to give tips, I didn’t appreciate that.
Written 19 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

njvacationjunky
STEWARTSVILLE54 contributions
Great way to see Charleston!
Oct 2021
I did not initially plan on taking this boat cruise, but I am soooo glad we did. At the last minute before heading to Charleston, I booked my husband and I on the 3:30 P.M. history cruise - the reviews I read ahead of time were right, this was a fun and relaxing way to see Charleston from the water while learning the history of the town and harbor. The captain (sorry, I forget his name) kept his narrative informative and funny, throwing some trivia questions into the mix. We learned alot while enjoying the water and the sights. I highly recommend this cruise.
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michelle M
1 contribution
Relaxing AND interesting
Oct 2021 • Friends
Captain Tim is legit the best, we were laughing the whole time and let’s be real, that’s hard wish history. Jacob is the best bartender, please for your own well being try his mimosa. And Tim was a great help too, never worried I wouldn’t make it back safely in his hands. This was the last stop to my Bachelorette weekend and it was fabulous. I can’t thank you enough!!! If I could give 6 I would’ve
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julia B
1 contribution
What a fun trip!
Really enjoy he trip with capitan Tripp. He make the trip interesting and funny !

Loved seeing The Fort and the rich history of Charleston
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fred U
Hartsville, SC4 contributions
Excellent Excellent Excellent
Oct 2021
Capt. Tripp was very informative. His narrative was interesting and on point. The Captain and crew were very friendly and helpful.

Worth the time to take the tour.
Written 17 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lew248
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Harbor fun!
Great time touring the harbor, seeing Ft Sumter, and hearing lots of historical info. Fun. Thanks a bunch to Captain Tripp!
Written 15 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kekoskos
Wilkesboro, NC3 contributions
Nice and easy excursion
We booked at last minute harbor trip and we were glad we did. Enjoyed learning about the history and having beautiful views to accompany it. Our tour guide was personable but did not talk the entire time so it broke up the ride nicely. We got to see some dolphins as well.

I also liked that the options of the top deck outside and then air conditioning on the enclosed bottom deck.
Written 15 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MBarton2018
Surgoinsville, TN119 contributions
Sunset Cruise
I was expecting to see more historical sights. I did read the itinerary beforehand; however, several spots that were mentioned you could barely see the tops or steeples. I did learn several key facts about Charleston that I did not know. My favorite fact was: no building shall be taller than the tallest church steeple, which happens to be Saint Matthews.
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Exploration749666
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WOW!! Great Experience
This is a fun trip with a great crew. Highly recommend doing this when you visit Charleston. Easy to book too
Keith S
Keith S
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Great Tour!
Love the chance to tour the harbor. Great sights and insights from the captain. Highly recommend this tour for anyo
BmoreWilliam
BmoreWilliam
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Enjoyable Cruise
I was in Charleston visiting friends and had some time to kill, so I decided to check out this cruise. Although I w
Erolyn S
Erolyn S
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Beautiful Sunset
The captain was hilarious, informative and remained professional. It was an extremely beautiful sunset cruise tour.
ajb8898
ajb8898
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Excellent
We really enjoyed the harbor tour. Captain PJ did a fabulous job. Definitely recommend the top level to enjoy the b
kathysX7312KN
kathysX7312KN
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Five Lifelong Friends
We loved the sunset sailboat cruise! It was a beautiful evening with an amazing sunset. Chris, Jackson & Dan were
LaurenScribeHarris
LaurenScribeHarris
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History, Humor, and Horizons
My partner and I joined the sunset cruise on the Carolina Belle this past Saturday and had a blast! We were lucky e
lmarquilla15
lmarquilla15
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Must do!
Very informative. Got to see aircraft carrier, destroyer, sub, forts and a whole lot more while enjoying a drink:)
Emil B
Emil B
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My Bull Dog Tours Harbor Experience
I was very happy with this tour. This was another with Bull Dog Tours . I have booked 6 tours in this 3 day span in
dwilcherdw1
dwilcherdw1
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Great Time!
We did the harbor tour, Boone Plantation and the carriage ride. All 3 were very informative and enjoyable. I would
Mary S
Mary S
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Great Tour!
Very pleasant, relaxing and informative. We were able to see some sights that we would have missed otherwise.
DianeE1201
DianeE1201
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VERY RELAXING TOUR
It was a rainy day but we were able to start the tour down below out of the rain and it was great but rain cleared
sheilarU5373TV
sheilarU5373TV
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Wonderful Cruise
Terrific experience seeing the sights of this beautiful city from the water. The Captain was full of historical an
robinrollin
robinrollin
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Fun and Entertaining Trip
Boat crew where very welcoming. Captain was entertaining. Learned history about the area. The views were beautifu
AshleyGodwin1217
AshleyGodwin1217
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Awesome ride!
We wanted to take a tour around Charleston and this was a great experience. Great tour guide and the OUTERBANKS was
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