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Charleston Harbor Boat tour

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Charleston, US
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Charleston, US
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Welcome aboard the Charleston Harbor Boat tour, where Captain Gene will take you on a breathtaking experience exploring the beautiful city of Charleston by water. Hop on our large and spacious Grady white boat, equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable ride, including TV, movies, AC, and shade. Explore iconic attractions such as White Point Battery, Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, Shem Creek, and the stunning Charleston jetties. Captain Gene will ensure your safety and keep you dry throughout the tour, making you the envy of everyone on land. So leave your hand jewelry ashore and avoid spray sunscreen, as we embark on a 2 to 3-hour journey filled with awe-inspiring sights. Meet Captain Gene at Ashley Marina front gate or the round table inside the gate at the fuel dock, and let the adventure on the Charleston Harbor begin!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours - 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Passing by famous landmarks like Fort Sumter and White Point Battery
  • Cruising along the Charleston jetties
  • Enjoying the amenities of a spacious boat
  • Passing under the tallest bridge on the East coast
  • Restroom on board

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Introduction

Experience the charm and beauty of Charleston from a unique perspective with the Charleston Harbor Boat tour. Captain Gene invites you to join him on a breathtaking journey through the stunning sights of the harbor. Step aboard his large and spacious Grady White boat, equipped with all the amenities to ensure your comfort throughout the tour. As you venture into the harbor, you'll be captivated by the picturesque views of White Point Battery, Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, Shem Creek, the Charleston jetties, and the towering Ravel bridge, which happens to be the tallest bridge on the East coast. With Captain Gene as your guide, you can be assured of a safe and dry excursion, and your time on the water will undoubtedly be the envy of those on land.

What to expect?

During the Charleston Harbor Boat tour, you can expect a total duration of 120 to 180 minutes. The adventure begins at Ashley Marina, where you'll meet Captain Gene at the front gate or the round table inside the gate at the fuel dock. It is recommended to take a ride share (uber) to the meeting point due to limited visitor spaces. From there, you'll embark on an exhilarating journey down the Ashley river, passing by the City Mega dock and coast guard station. As you continue your voyage, you'll witness notable landmarks such as the White Point Battery, Fort Sumter, and old Fort Johnson. Depending on sea conditions and passengers' preferences, Captain Gene may take you all the way to the end of the jetties, providing a unique vantage point of the harbor. The tour concludes with a scenic return journey, passing by Shem Creek, Castle Pinckney, and the Ravel bridge, before arriving back at Ashley Marina.

Who is this for?

The Charleston Harbor Boat tour is suitable for all adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts who want to explore the beauty of Charleston from a different perspective. Whether you're a local looking to experience your city in a new light or a visitor seeking an exciting and memorable excursion, this tour is perfect for you. Families, friends, couples, and solo travelers alike will marvel at the stunning sights and enjoy the informative commentary provided by Captain Gene. There are no age restrictions, making it an ideal activity for everyone to enjoy together. Step aboard and let Captain Gene's passion for the harbor and his extensive knowledge of Charleston create an extraordinary experience for you.

Why book this?

The Charleston Harbor Boat tour offers an unforgettable experience filled with breathtaking scenery and fascinating insights. Unlike conventional tours, this adventure takes you off the beaten path and onto the water, where you'll witness iconic landmarks from a unique perspective. Captain Gene's large and spacious Grady White boat ensures a comfortable and enjoyable ride, complete with amenities like TV, movies, AC, and shade to enhance your journey. With Captain Gene's experienced guidance, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Charleston's history and culture, making this tour not just a sightseeing adventure, but an educational experience as well. Don't miss this opportunity to discover Charleston's hidden gems and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know

When booking the Charleston Harbor Boat tour, please keep in mind that the total duration of the tour is approximately 120 to 180 minutes. The meeting point is at Ashley Marina's front gate or the round table inside the gate at the fuel dock, and limited visitor spaces are available. It is recommended to use ride-sharing services like Uber to reach the meeting point conveniently. As you embark on the boat, please leave all hand jewelry ashore and refrain from using spray sunscreen to ensure the safety and preservation of the boat and its amenities. Captain Gene's priority is your comfort and enjoyment throughout the tour, so sit back, relax, and prepare for an incredible adventure on the Charleston Harbor.

Reviews

Customers who have experienced the Charleston Harbor Boat tour have expressed their satisfaction with the remarkable journey. They praise the knowledgeable and friendly Captain Gene, whose expertise and passion for the harbor shines through in his informative commentary. Visitors were enthralled by the stunning views of Charleston's landmarks from the water, including the White Point Battery, Fort Sumter, and the Ravel bridge. The spaciousness and amenities of Captain Gene's Grady White boat received accolades, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable ride for all. Travelers appreciate the unique perspective gained from the tour, as it offers a fresh and captivating way to explore the beauty and history of Charleston. Overall, guests highly recommend the Charleston Harbor Boat tour for an unforgettable and enchanting experience on the water.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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My harbor cruise will start from the Harborage at Ashley Marina D-29. From my slip we will safely navigate out and under the James Island connector Bridge. We will cruise by water down the Ashley river passing by the City Mega dock where the largest and most spectacular vessels are docked! We will then pass by our local coast guard station and the White Point Battery, a very popular tourist destination. For our next leg, we travel out the South Channel towards Fort Sumter and old fort Johnson. Depending on Sea state and passengers desires, we will power out to the end of the Jetties. The Jetties are large rock out cropping that protects the harbor for shipping traffic. We will return back through the North channel passing by Shem creek and Castle Pickney. From Charleston Harbor, we will turn up the Wando river and pass under the tallest bridge on the East coast, the Ravel bridge. We concluded trip passing by water front park and the Harbor pilots office. We return back at slip.

Reviews

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Amy_D

Great tour and knowledgeable captain! Really enjoyed getting to see all of the landmarks and get to know more about Charleston!

Flyer766488

Great morning on the water. Comfortable boat. Accommodating captain. Saw some dolphins. Captain shared many good stories on the river.

Maria_S

Gene was so informative And personable he made everything very interesting and showed us so many different sites and history about Charleston the boat was beautiful the ride was great it was such a beautiful time it was the most memorable time we’ve had in Charleston thank you I definitely recommend this highly

dsl99

This was a A+++++ Charleston harbor cruise trip. It was fascinating to hear Captain Gene share his knowledge of the history of Charleston. His boat was a nice clean boat with plenty of room for our party of six. The money was well worth the trip. If we ever leave Texas again and return to Charleston we definitely would book another trip with him.

SandraL_R

Captain Gene is personable, knowledgeable, and very accommodating. Was willing to add or subtract to the itinerary. Felt safe. Very fun!

Terri_E

Captain Gene was an amazing guide! Graciously collected me from my hotel and regaled me with his many experiences in Charleston! Immediately out of the slip we encountered dolphins! Water birds everywhere and a very busy harbour! Far larger than I anticipated the varied boat traffic was interesting as well as the helicopters overhead. I felt very welcomed and safe with Captain Gene! I highly recommend taking his tour!!

JessicaCobb

My husband and I went on a 3 hour tour of the Charleston Harbor and surrounding sites. Captain Gene welcomed us aboard his Grady White. There was ample shade and sun to accommodate either preference and the boat was extremely comfortable. On our ride out of the harbor we even saw dolphins! We took a nice ride out past Fort Sumter and Folly Beach. We had great views of the Revel Bridge, Rainbow Row / the Battery and the beautiful town of Charleston. Captain Gene shared lot of fun facts about the history of these sites - this trip is well worth the cost!! One tip, this site is a bit quirky and only allows you to select 1 adult/purchase - you need to purchase all tickets individually for your party. The tour however, is a private tour with just your group.

Kerone_P

Gene was very knowledgeable and gave us the best tour experience we’ve ever had! The ride was tailored to our preference and was worth more than we paid. He gave us lots of history about the landmarks and great recommendations for food which we took full advantage of! We would take this tour again! I’ve already recommended it to others. Thanks Gene!

Richard_H

Excellent trip! Great captain. Very personable. I highly recommend. Saw a shark jump all the way out of the water and do a spin. Wish I could have caught it on video or at least a photo
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