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Haunted Ghost Cruise of Charleston Harbor

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    What to Expect
    The Palmetto is a 45-foot US Coast Guard Certified powered catamaran that holds up to 49 people. All tours depart/return, from/to the Charleston Maritime Center at 10 Wharfside Street, located 1/2 block from the SC Aquarium in Downtown Charleston. We ask that all of our guests arrive 30 minutes prior to departure and to please check in at our blue and white ticket booth located on the far left dock when facing the water. Complimentary parking is available at the Charleston Maritime Center only. In the unlikely event the lot is full, off-street parking is available and a city parking garage is located near the Aquarium. There are clean restrooms available at the Maritime Center. And of course, we do have a bathroom aboard. Soft drinks, water, beer, wine and prepackaged snacks are available on board for purchase. 

    Once aboard and seated, our mate will give a brief safety talk before departing from the dock. Then we invite you to enjoy a relaxing evening while cruising along Charleston’s waterways. Charleston’s forts, houses, and ships are the centerpiece of many of the South’s most famous ghost stories. Come aboard and explore the sites that cannot be reached on foot. Feel the cool breeze of Charleston Harbor, and hear the tales of lost fortunes, pirate ships and tragic death while riding Charleston’s dark waves. Experience the fascinating horror that the Holy City’s pirates, wars, and storms have ravaged past and present.

    And when it comes to spine-chilling experiences and haunted sights, Charleston is the best location because it’s one of the most haunted cities in America.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Charleston Maritime Center
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    10 Wharfside Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    • Cruise
    • Food and drinks
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children under 3 are not permitted!
    • 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 49 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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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    The best part of this cruise was the views of the Charleston Harbor as the sun set. Then the creepy ghost stories began as it got dark. It got a little cold out on the water, but I totally enjoyed it. My husband had a...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Captain Phillip and Mimi (Meme?) were excellent tour guides on the ghost cruise. We got a little lost on the way to the dock and we got a call from the tour 10minutes before boarding and they were extremely understanding and helpful with getting to...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank michellemK1954RQ
    Boykin123, Owner at Sandlapper Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! We are happy you enjoyed the tour! It was a perfect evening, calm seas and great sunset along with a great storyteller! We hope to see you again in the future! Thanks, Captain...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Just seeing the battery from the water was good enough (relaxing and beautiful) but add in Lee, our tour guide and Jeff, the captain made it a great time!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank wmh2017
    Boykin123, Owner at Sandlapper Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for coming out with us.and taking the time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed the tour! We hope to see you again in the future! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We very much enjoyed the boat tour of the harbor. Ghost part of tour consisted of 3 or so stories and you get to see pictures of supposed ghost on guides cell phone. I think it should be called what it is and I feel...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank O3685XNmelissab
    Boykin123, Owner at Sandlapper Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for coming out with us! We are glad you enjoyed the Sunset! Your guide was Leigh she usually tells about 5 - 7 stories. She shows pictures because in some of those stories. The pictures are part of the story. In Spring and...More

    Reviewed 1 September 2019

    We really enjoyed the unique evening spent touring the harbor, hearing all about the history of Charleston. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told many stories of people who lived and died in the city throughout the past 400 years. We also heard all about...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank julestravels2
    Boykin123, Owner at Sandlapper Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

    Thanks for coming out with us and writing a great review! We enjoyed taking y'all out!We are glad y'all enjoyed the tour! Yes! They just started construction last week last week for a new museum. We lost our parking a month ago. The only place...More

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    9 August 2019|
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    Response from 285mindeeh | Reviewed this property |
    We stayed at the Hampton Inn on Meeting Street. Not within walking distance and $20 a day to park. Wouldn’t do it again. Room was just meh and so was the breakfast.
    Richard H
    5 October 2018|
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