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Our most recommended South Carolina Dhow Cruises

  • Charleston Harbor: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

    1. Charleston Harbor: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

    Take in the amazing sights of Charleston Harbor on a 1.5-hour boat tour with live narration from an expert guide. Pick up insight into the fascinating Charleston history while you glide through the gentle waves of the harbor. Your knowledgeable and entertaining guides have been licensed by the City of Charleston and are eager to share their knowledge with all guests aboard the cruise. Make sure to bring your camera for famous American landmarks, such as Fort Sumter, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, the Battery, the Ravenel Bridge, Castle Pinckney, and other sites from Charleston's past and present. This relaxing and fun tour departs from Patriots Point and Aquarium Wharf daily. Get ready to hear enthralling tales of the city’s colorful past as well as scintillating facts about its most interesting former citizens. Perfect for all ages, the whole family can enjoy cruising along the co...

    Very good narrator. Slightly disappointed with the visuals but the information was quite good.

  • Charleston: Daytime or Sunset Historic Harbor Cruise

    2. Charleston: Daytime or Sunset Historic Harbor Cruise

    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.

    Incredibly fun, easy activity to enjoy on the water in Charleston! We appreciated the history we learned and the sunset was just gorgeous! Plenty of dolphin to watch and food/drinks for ourselves and the kids!

  • Hilton Head Island: Sunset Dolphin Cruise

    3. Hilton Head Island: Sunset Dolphin Cruise

    Sail towards the open ocean in search of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins on an amazing sightseeing cruise. After seeing these animals in open water, travel to Daufuskie Island and up Bull Creek to Dolphin Hole to watch the setting sun. Admire the incredible landscape of salt estuaries at sunset. Listen to live commentary from your expert captain, and ask the crew any questions you might have. Beer, wine, snacks, and drinks are available for purchase throughout the trip.

    The cruise was wonderful from start to finish. Checking in with seamless being greeted at the boat and welcome to board. The captain shared great information about the area and what we were looking out. The crew was wonderful.

  • Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Nature Cruise

    4. Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Nature Cruise

    Take a sightseeing cruise to explore the incredible nature around Hilton Head Island and the surrounding waterways. Hear about the island’s history from your expert crew as you search for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Admire the coastal landscape as you learn about the lifecycle of these mammals. Discover why this region is the perfect place for dolphins to settle. With sightings guaranteed, this tour is sure to be a highlight of your vacation.

    My friends and I were able to see dolphins as soon as we got on the boat! The captain was very knowledgeable about the animals and beaches in that area. The scenery was wonderful and the boat ride was very relaxing. I recommend this trip to anybody visiting Hilton Head Island!

  • Charleston: Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise

    5. Charleston: Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise

    Discover 300 years of Charleston history from land and sea with passionate licensed tour guides. Experience a 90-minute narrated tour of Charleston in a climate-controlled luxury coach and then head to the water for another perspective of the city from Charleston Harbor. Learn fascinating historical facts about Charleston while you cruise the gentle waves of her harbor. Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides are licensed by the City of Charleston and are eager to share their knowledge with all guests aboard the cruise. Don't forget your camera as you will see all that the Holy City has to offer: Charleston's Historic Homes and Churches, the Old Market, Rainbow Row, Fort Sumter, USS Yorktown, and incredible views from Charleston Harbor.

    Great way to watch experience the city especially on a rainy day! Great value for the money!

  • Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

    6. Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

    Cruise through stunning intracoastal waterways from Hilton Head Island to Savannah with this round-trip express ferry ticket. Board from inside the Sea Pines Resort, then travel to the city in a comfortable air-conditioned boat. Sit back and admire the view as you sail through old shipping channels. Enjoy over 4 hour in Savannah to explore the city, before heading back to the ferry. On the return trip, benefit from happy hour pricing on selected drinks.

  • Hilton Head Island: America’s Cup Sailing Yacht Cruise

    7. Hilton Head Island: America’s Cup Sailing Yacht Cruise

    Step aboard a former America’s Cup sailing yacht for an afternoon cruise. Discover what it takes to sail a racing yacht as you help the crew, or simply sit back and enjoy the ride. See the sights of the Calibogue Sound and learn about the history of these waters. Have your camera ready as you keep an eye out for dolphins. Drinks and merchandise are available for purchase on board.

    This was a major hi light of our trip to Hilton Head! Captain Peter and his crew, Luke and Taylor, were amazing! They were all so personable and so interested in ensuring our trip exceeded our expectations. It certainly did! I highly recommend this sail for anyone interested in getting a water view of the island.

  • Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Tour at Sunset & Fireworks Show

    8. Hilton Head Island: Dolphin Tour at Sunset & Fireworks Show

    Once you've met your group at the meeting point, travel first around the Hilton Head coast and take in stunning views of the shoreline. Look out for resident Atlantic bottlenose dolphins as they play, feed, and swim around the boat, and make the most of this incredible opportunity to see these friendly creatures in their natural habitat. Along the way, pass by the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse, an impressive, 90-foot (27.4-meter) tall beacon renowned for its candy-striped exterior. Learn about the rich history and diverse ecosystem of the island from your expert tour guides as you soak in the scenic views and sail past breathtaking landmarks. Then, sit back and relax as the sun begins to set, painting the water’s surface in a vibrant array of hues. Find out why Hilton Head has been named one of the best destinations for sunset viewing along the East Coast of the USA. Finally, after t...

    Despite the rain, we had a wonderful time. We saw plenty of dolphins and the fireworks were amazing.

  • Hilton Head Island: Crabbing Expedition Boat Tour

    9. Hilton Head Island: Crabbing Expedition Boat Tour

    Depart from just below the iconic Lighthouse in Harbour Town. As the boat makes its way towards Crabbing waters, learn what it takes to bring these tasty treats from the sea to the table. Hear about the inner workings of a commercial crabbing vessel, and about the daily life of local "crabbers". Arriving at the crabbing waters, you will learn how to properly bait a crab pot, and see how the crabs get caught inside. After a few baited pots are put in position, the crew will start bringing in pots that have already been pre-baited the day before. The crew will then pull the pots up with a winch to lay the catch out on the sorting table. At this point, the crew will be going over the different types of crabs or by-catch pulled up that day. They will teach you about what's legal to keep, along with the different species of crabs that can be found in the area. Any guests aboard that would ...

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What people are saying about South Carolina

This was a major hi light of our trip to Hilton Head! Captain Peter and his crew, Luke and Taylor, were amazing! They were all so personable and so interested in ensuring our trip exceeded our expectations. It certainly did! I highly recommend this sail for anyone interested in getting a water view of the island.

The ride was wonderful. Make sure to check your receipt to make sure the right number of passengers are identified. There was a mix up at the check in point with my tickets. The attendant corrected everything quickly to my satisfaction. Everything else went well.

Great way to watch experience the city especially on a rainy day! Great value for the money!

The captain was very informative and the staff was friendly. We really enjoyed it!

It was everything it said it would be. Such a beautiful experience.