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Address: 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401
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+1 843-722-1112
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Come aboard the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute, live narrated, harbor...

Come aboard the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute, live narrated, harbor history tour on the beautiful Charleston Harbor. See the "holy city" from a new perspective and take in over 300 years of history that has shaped the Charleston we know today. Tours daily 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30. 9:30 and 6 pm tours in peak season. See website for full schedule. We also offer Charleston's best combination tours. Season Mid February through November. Closed December and January.

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Charleston Harbor of History Tour
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Carriage tour-

Monica was an excellent tour guide. She was knowledgeable, personable and the tour was informative and fun. Thank you

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Stony Point, New York

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Stony Point, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Monica was an excellent tour guide. She was knowledgeable, personable and the tour was informative and fun. Thank you

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Chatham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a fantastic harbor tour. The Captain and his mates were very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour if your are in the Area.

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McDonough, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The people were friendly and very accommodating. Our only issue was that we couldn't hear as the speaker near us didn't appear to be working. We couldn't move to one that worked as my husband couldn't go up the steps.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the cruise was exactly what we expected. We brought out-of-town guests and they were thrilled. We followed it up with an equally pleasing Palmetto carriage tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The boat tour was really enjoyable! The captain Tripp was charming and informative. We happened passed a Navy Ship and several dolphins at play. Couldn't have asked for a nicer day. We also went on he Palmetto Carriage tour with Matt. Awesome day! Would definitely suggest it if you're visiting the area!

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Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful trip with Harbor tours up the harbor. Would have been even better if the weather cooperated but the view was amazing and the guide did a wonderful job with his crew who walked around giving great details on the sites

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Athens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time! Captain Tripp was so knowledgeable about the surroundings and kept his narration interesting. We got to see bottle noses dolphins which was unexpected and very exciting. I would definitely recommend this tour. We went out on the Carolina Queen. Please remember that you are going out on a boat on the water and it gets... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boa tried was fin and a great history lesson, but we sat on the boat deck...no air flow..it was a bit hot a And muggy, but on the way back we boarded a bit early and sat up top...totally different experience.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This was an interesting 90 minute trip around the harbor, along the Riverfront Park passing Rainbow Row and the Battery and out to Fort Sumter. We chose this once since we didn't want to get out at the fort. This one doesn't stop. The captain did a great job narrating the tour and was very knowledgeable about the city both... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This was a beautiful ride and well narrated through the Charleston Harbor. A cold front came through about an hour before we sailed with a quick line of showers but inbetween the 11:30 group returning and our 1:30 trip going out, they dried up all the chairs and we ended up with a beautiful trip along with some adult beverages.... More 

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