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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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HK$275.80
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2 adults
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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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    10 Wharfside St
    10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29403, 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
    Battery & White Point Gardens
  • You'll end at
    10 Wharfside St
    10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
    Departure Point: Charleston Maritime Center Address: 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401
    See address & details
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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
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Kari E wrote a review 19 Oct
Northfield, Minnesota73 contributions26 helpful votes
Great hour long cruise. Captain Tripp D was very informative and made the cruise very enjoyable. Great way to see Charleston from the water.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Chris I wrote a review 19 Oct
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The Sunset sail was perfect! A couple hours on the water relaxing, listening to music, and having a couple drinks is the perfect get away! We saw some dolphins and a gorgeous view of Charleston as the sun set. I would certainly recommend this!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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FollowHim wrote a review 18 Oct
Lutz, Florida2 contributions
We took this harbor tour on a beautiful Saturday and the weather was fantastic. The ship was clean and comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. Sightseeing and historic tour of the harbor. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Clean restrooms. Tour was about 1 1/2
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Jim Y wrote a review 18 Oct
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Great fun, different view of the city, a little history about the forts, cocktails and snacks for sale on board, just what I had hoped for.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sheri S wrote a review 13 Oct
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Great tour! The captain was knowledgeable and entertaining. Drinks and snacks are available on board, which make a nice relaxing trip. We had an 8, 10, and 16 year old with us, and they all enjoyed the short cruise.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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amymarie401
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Relaxing day trip
We did the 130pm tour and it was a perfect day to be on the harbor. The captain did the narrative and pointed out
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lorice1212
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Great tour
This tour was full of information and very laid back. We were impressed with the social distancing and how everyone
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jacienep
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Fun!
We took the sunset tour and although it has rained and was cloudy, the trip was still fun and we got to see a littl
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laurengodo
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Very lengthy narrative
Good historical narrative but a bit much at times. Looking for a romantic dinner cruise. Not really “down time”.
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johnsonakeya
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Magical
I love the ocean and seeing it up close was amazing. Plus as a bonus I got to see dolphins !! It was also education
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Emily T
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Professional and Caring
My husband and I had a tour scheduled for our anniversary in March 2020 when Covid 19 thought differently! We resch
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cspurlock1897
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Excellent Tour
Cpt, Dee was excellent. He and his crew were polite, professional and informative. My wife and I enjoyed every mi
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cinbosgarden
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Charleston Harbor tour
Tour was fun and highly informative. Learned much about the harbor forts (not just Sumter!) and the Civil War hist
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ksp1804
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Excellent and informative
My family and I really enjoyed the tour. The Captain and staff could not have been more hospitable and professiona
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fishnski2020
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Who is driving?
Very informative, enjoyable ninety minutes, could have done without the rain. Captain D, I thought sailboats always
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elmerae
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Perfect Afternoon Tour!
We ended our CHS trip with a harbor tour and it was the perfect end to our trip! The staff was very entertaining an
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26firstmate
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Birthday party private charter
I celebrated my 60th birthday on the Charleston Lady and it was an excellent experience. We did a private charter
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mjj5358
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Schooner Pride cruise was perfect
My wife and I previously did a cruise on the Schooner Pride in spring 2019 on a rather blustery, rainy day. Still h
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femcoma
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Fun time
We had an enjoyable time and the Captain and his mates made it an enjoyable and informative cruise. Learned a lot
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Scenic789272
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Family enjoyed
Good tour for the entire family. Need to get there early if you want to view from the top deck. Really enjoyed the
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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