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Climb aboard the historic “Carolina Belle” and coast along the Charleston Harbor for a relaxing cruise. You’ll learn about the rich history of Charleston, passing a multitude of landmarks and points-of-interest.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
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  • Cruise along the historic Charleston Harbor aboard a replica 1920s-Bay-Steamer
  • Discover more than 75 landmarks and points-of-interest
  • See Fort Sumter - where the first shots of the Civil War were fired
  • Look for dolphins and pelicans
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Experience Charleston on board a 1920s-Bay-Steamer-replica yacht.

Listen carefully as your captain guides you on a journey through more than 300 years of American history. You’ll pass by 75 landmarks and points-of-interest on this 20-mile trip.

Get close-up views of the “Holy City,” including Fort Sumter - where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Glide past Confederate and Union army forts and see the famous “Fighting Lady” of World War II.

As you pass by remnants of the Civil and Revolutionary wars, don’t forget to look for dolphins and pelicans splashing nearby.

Choose between indoor or outdoor seating. There is also an enclosed observatory and a partially-covered upper deck in case of rain.
  • Live narrated tour of the Charleston Harbor
  • Fully-stocked bar and snack bar where you can purchase food and drinks
  • All taxes and fees
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities for the captain and crew

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Meeting point

Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Closest parking is at the South Carolina Aquarium Parking Garage, 24 Calhoun Street.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please dress appropriately according to the weather
• Temperature on the water is significantly lower than on land
• You may want to bring a sweater during the cooler months
• This tour is non refundable

From US$ 29.68 per person

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Charleston Harbor Tours

Product ID: 99081