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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...more
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10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401-1596
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Reviewed today

Nice views very laid back would do it again see downtown Charleston from a different view it was very relaxing

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Great tour! Learned a lot about Charleston and saw lots of sights. If it’s your first time to Charleston or your 10th, you will enjoy the harbor tour. I highly recommend this tour

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed today via mobile

Fantastic mix of a relaxing cruise and history of the harbor, role in wars and industry. Great views of Charleston.

Thank Margarita T
Reviewed today

All 3 tours were excellent. If you have the time, do them on different days. Boone Hall was informative and pretty. Definitely do the wagon tour through the farm. The carriage ride had a knowledgeable and entertaining driver. You should know that every carriage ride...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I took the cruise to get a view of the harbor area, Fort Sumter and learn the history of the area. The ship had indoor and outdoor seating, which was nice because a thunderstorm hit about 2/3’s of the way through our...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the tour. It was appropriate in length. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. The boat was clean and the cruise was comfortable.

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Reviewed yesterday

The cruise was a lot of fun! The views, the waret !!! the food and the band were great! I will do it again and will share the experience with others.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed this tour of the Charleston harbor. Good way to see different points of interest. Combo tickets are available. Going under the Arthur J. Ravenel bridge was awesome!

Thank 320rebeccaj
Reviewed 2 days ago

You only want a guided boat ride. However if you read their website as the 6! Of us did you may have understood that a tour of Ft Sumter was included...one that actually stopped at the fort and not just a drive by. The young...More

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dkyochum, Director of Sales at Charleston Harbor Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking our tour and for leaving your feedback. We're sorry you booked the wrong trip, but nowhere on our website do we mention stopping at Fort Sumter. We go right by all of the forts in the harbor and they are a...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great way to start off my vacation in Charleston. The boat ride is so fun & I had no issue with feeling seasick. The captain is very knowledgeable on the history of Charleston and he gives a wonderful presentation. Beautiful scenery and...More

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Michael S
1 September 2018|
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Response from dkyochum | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay, there are actually 3 restrooms on the top deck only. The boat boards on the top deck if you have any mobility issues. 1 head on the port side, which is ADA accessible and two on the starboard side... More
conchita k
20 May 2018|
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Response from dkyochum | Property representative |
For the tri combo, you can split tours up over different days.
Anup G
29 April 2018|
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Response from dkyochum | Property representative |
Hi, children under 4 are free for Charleston Harbor Tours and Palmetto Carriage Works.