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Charleston Harbor History Tour

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  • 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
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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.
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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Reviewed today via mobile

Our first day in Charleston we took the harbor tour. It was truly a wonderful morning. Our Captain and guide was witty as well as knowledgeable about all things Charleston. It was a great way to start our trip! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Abcdog
Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed the crew of the Carolina Belle for the tour of the harbor! Entertaining and even got some great ideas to check along Shem Creek for fresh shrimp and found Saltwater Cowboys!! Awesome trip!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mystyckmoon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great time. Our Captain Andy was informative and funny! Learned alot about some of the sites and lots of interesting facts about the Ravanel Bridge. Even saw lots of dolphins! Highly recommended.

Thank lalanc35
Reviewed 3 days ago

Captain Andy was great & his narrating of the history of Charleston was great. The ride is comfortable & a great way to see Charleston from another view. I highly recommend the ride!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Captain Tripp and the crew were awesome!!! We had a great time on this tour. Captain Tripp was very entertaining and shared lots of information about the Charleston area and it’s history. The Belle Cafe was great, we were able to enjoy a drink during...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LisaC4788
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Response from lmnowtravel | Reviewed this property |
There is a military discount for the Harbor tour. If you use code: MIL, the price goes from 28.00 to 26.50. I searched Google and found a $2.00 off coupon. May want to try TRAV for a $2.00 discount.
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