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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.
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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Arthur A wrote a review Dec 2020
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
I highly recommend this tour. Not only are the surroundings beautiful (we went on the sunset cruise, absolutely gorgeous) but our captain, Captain Dwight, was very informative and interesting in his narration as we passed by the various historical sites, including three forts
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Caleb-Capers wrote a review Dec 2020
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I enjoyed the experience, fresh ocean smell, and a really entertaining host. the ride was smooth, and had no problems while we were on the boat. The dolphins around the ship really added something to look for, and beautiful to watch glide through the water. The sites of the
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Sharon A wrote a review Dec 2020
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Enjoyed the entire cruise. We took the history tour, and Captain D was very knowledgeable and informative. Our crew Captain Jack, Will and Jack were fantastic. Would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Marissa R wrote a review Dec 2020
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Awesome tour and great crew! Very informative and was a perfect way to view and learn. Captain D, Jackson, and Melody were all excellent. We sat on the right side and were able to see everything that the captain was narrating. The narration was perfect! Very affordable as well.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Amber J wrote a review Dec 2020
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Loved seeing the sunset from the boat. Great history from the captain and crew! Having refreshments onboard was a plus.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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166bj
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Great tour!
The guide/narrator is funny and insightful. A must-do in Charleston! We had an amazing time but it does get a littl
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williampowell2021
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Must do sunset cruise
My wife and I took a mini vacation to Charleston and booked the sunset cruise. Had a great time and our boat captai
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Beth H
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Charleston Harbor Tour
Very informative and entertaining! The entire crew was available with assistance and information. The captain had
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deandcarter
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Charleston Harbor Cruise
Trip and his crew did and amazing job. Was full of knowledge of the surrounding area history. I would highly recomm
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ktex21
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Harbor tour
We all loved it captain and crew were great. Wonderful information. Highly recommend. Could see all of the area
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PennyBopp
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Sightseeing in Charleston
We had a delightful sunset cruise with Captain D and his crew on December 27,2020. Fun, informative and relaxing!
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brianbollwage
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Wonderful narrated harbor tour
The tour was excellent, all the staff were friendly and the boat was a pleasure. A great experience in Charleston,
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Faith F
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Relaxing and fun!
We went to Charleston for our honeymoon. We booked the harbor tour the day before we left, and we are so glad we di
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cmhm216
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Great Tour
The tour was fabulous and a great reminder of history. The rangers were very informative and friendly. We were th
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crystaljoelj
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Highly Recommended
This was a very informative and enjoyable experience. Captain D and his two mates did an excellent job.
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Kevin M
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A delightful excursion
The views were amazing, the crew pleasant, and the Bloody Marys delicious. Plenty of outdoor space to feel safe in
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cdoates1
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November 28, 2020 Tour
Excellent content of the tour information. Captain Trip was funny, pleasant and very informative of the landmarks w
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dormansarah327
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Great tour!
Very entertaining and interesting! I would definitely recommend! The tour guide was informative but also engaging a
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jodilynncarter
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Anniversary trip
Traveling with my husband for our anniversary. This was the perfect way to kick off our weekend in Charleston.
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Yables
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Great Tour!
This trip was just perfect with great narration from the captain and many photo opportunities. We had 11 in our gr
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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