Water activity

Charleston: Schooner Sailing Harbor Tour & Dolphin Watch

Activity provider: Charleston Harbor Tours
Water activity

Charleston: Schooner Sailing Harbor Tour & Dolphin Watch

Activity provider: Charleston Harbor Tours
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From US$ 54.75 per person

Likely to sell out

Set sail along the historic Charleston Harbor aboard a three-masted schooner. Help hoist the sails up to 84 feet in height and admire the harbor views while you watch for dolphins.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Feel the breeze on your face as you sail through the historic Charleston Harbor
  • Admire the seaside views of landmarks, including Fort Sumter and Castle Pinckney
  • Take an active part in raising the sails on a classic, three-masted schooner
  • Keep an eye out for dolphins playing in the water and other wildlife
  • Hear about local history and sailing stories from the crew members
Full description

Experience the wonder of sailing on a classic, 84-foot tall ship in the idyllic setting of Charleston Harbor. As you cruise, marvel at the power of the wind filling the sails and the tranquility of the sea. Catch glimpses of historic landmarks, like Fort Sumter, and dolphins gamboling on the waves.

Begin your sailing excursion at the Aquarium Wharf. There, meet your captain and crew of the striking, 3-masted ship known as the Schooner Pride. Admire the character and class of this authentic model of the classic coastal trading schooners.

Next, prepare to set sail and help the crew as you begin to pull away from the dock. Once the sails are raised, sit back and relax on the benches lining the main deck. Enjoy views of Charleston Harbor stretching out before you.

Continue your tour as you cruise past Charleston highlights, such as Fort Sumter, Fort Johnson, and Yorktown Point. Onwards, discover the historic waterfront area of Castle Pinckney. Sail further on waters that Blackbeard once traveled before returning to Aquarium Wharf.

  • Boat entry
  • Captain and crew
  • Cruise around Charleston Harbor
  • Drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The Schooner Pride is docked at 360 Concord Street, to the left of the SC Aquarium. Walk along the pathway to the left of the Aquarium and you'll see the Schooner Pride on the floating dock. Simply check in at the boat and the crew will have your reservation on the manifest.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Cooler

Know before you go

  • This activity will take place rain or shine. In case of severe weather, the tour may be rescheduled

Product ID: 440063