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Charleston Harbor History Tour

From US$27.56
  • 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
Charleston Harbor History Tour
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11:30am Harbor Cruise
This Harbor Cruise starts at 11:30am
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This Harbor Cruise starts at 3:30pm
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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.
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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Reviewed today via mobile
Relaxing and interestin

We did the harbour tour yesterday. It was fun, interesting and relaxing. A blend of history woven together with humour. I’d recommend this tour.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed yesterday
Enjoy water and history while relaxing

A big thanks to Captain Andy and Crew. I'm not normally a big history buff, but I really enjoyed this water tour, hearing about Charleston's history, and getting to relax. I would highly recommend putting this on the top of your list when you visit...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 4 days ago
Relaxing and informative

Had a nice ride along the river and learned a lot about the past in the area we travelled. The area was fun and would love to visit it again.

Thank wombieroo
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Saturday afternoon cruise

We did the Saturday 6pm cruise. Even though it was cloudy and spots of rain, the cruise was wonderful. Captain Andy gave so much information about the history of Charleston. We even saw some dolphins. I highly recommend this cruise.

Thank Grayson K
Reviewed 4 days ago
A Relaxing Trip Through History

A great way to both experience a bit of Charleston's history and enjoy being on the water at the same time. My wife and I really enjoyed Captain Andy's narration of historical facts, plus the fact he could be easily understood (i.e. good enunciation, neutral...More

1  Thank rpetree
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Stephanie E
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I don't think so. unless it a bonafide service animal.