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Charleston Harbor History Tour

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During this scenic and relaxing 90 minute tour you will experience Charleston Harbor on the unique 80-foot Carolina Belle. Your professional licensed captain will narrate history, sights, and facts about the Charleston Harbor as you pass locations critical to United States history. Enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and learn its rich history while you are in town.
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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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
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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What a fantastic tour! Captain TRIP and all the crew was awesome! As a resident of South Carolina and a frequent visitor to Charleston I still learned something I have never known before.
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We took the first tour of the day. Although it was cold and breezy outside, we sat on the inside where it was comfortably warm. We got to see a lot of the harbor and learned its history as well as a boat race, Fort Sumter, Mt Pleasant and Patriots Point, and we went under the
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Had great time the captain was entertaining.describing the his it was so windy and cold but a great trip
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I am long overdue for this review...we took our trip in September 2019. We really enjoyed out tour. The location was easy to get to and boarding was easy. The tour was well narrated, professional and funny, our captain really made the trip fun. The views were lovely and we even
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Very nice, informative and fun tour around the harbor. If you've just arrived to the city, I'd recommend it - nice views, lots of information about both history and places to visit. Can get windy and chilly there - so dress accordingly or hide in the lower deck. There seems to
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Dean H
10
Harbor Cruise
What a fantastic tour! Captain TRIP and all the crew was awesome! As a resident of South Carolina and a frequent
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Lisa T
20
Great tour
We took the first tour of the day. Although it was cold and breezy outside, we sat on the inside where it was
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Fealice G
10
Valentine's
Had great time the captain was entertaining.describing the his it was so windy and cold but a great trip
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Diane D
New Jersey
3415
Fun time!
I am long overdue for this review...we took our trip in September 2019. We really enjoyed out tour. The location
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Ann R
31
A highlight of our weekend
It was great to get out on the water and get a great view of Charleston and see the bay area. The crew was fun,
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Stanislav M
6132
Nice trip!
Very nice, informative and fun tour around the harbor. If you've just arrived to the city, I'd recommend it - nice
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misslizzie777 .
91
Harbor Tour
If we had not taken the Ft. Sumter tour already, this tour would've been ok...but it literally goes just past the
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MaryJaneND
Blackwood, New Jersey
15140
We loved it.
Great introduction to the harbor area, narrated by Captain Andy. It was 90 minutes long and well worth the cost.
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Happiness66029976255
10
Fun cruise
Sights were interesting, narration cute and entertaining, very pleasant and enjoyable. I recommend it.
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Trek232494
10
Harbor Tour
Excellent tour! Very interesting and well narrated. Highly recommended! Chose to sit inside, but large windows
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