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Charleston Harbor: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: SpiritLine Cruises

Charleston Harbor: Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: SpiritLine Cruises
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From US$ 28 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the best Charleston Harbor has to offer on this 1.5-hour tour. Take in sights like Fort Sumter, the USS Yorktown, and the Ravenel Bridge with live narration from an expert tour guide.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Learn fascinating, historically-accurate Charleston history while you cruise through the harbor
  • See Fort Sumter, USS Yorktown, the Battery, Ravenel Bridge, and more
  • Hear amazing tales of the city's past and its most interesting characters
  • Enjoy live narration by a licensed city tour guide
Full description
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 coastline of the beautiful “Holy City”. Do you know why it's called the "Holy City"? Find out on this trip around the Charleston Harbor.
  • 90-minute Charleston Harbor cruise with live narration
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure time: Aquarium Wharf - 360 Concord Street, Charleston SC 29401

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Cash

Know before you go

  •  Snacks and ice-cold beer are available for purchase on board (cash only)
  • Restrooms are available onboard
  • Tours operate rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 378 reviews

Review summary

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This 1.5 hour cruise is covered, so the sun doesn’t bear down, but you still get the fresh breeze. We had Russell as a guide, and he provided detailed I formation the entire time. He also opened the floor for questions and was very accommodating. I highly recommend this to learn the history, architecture, and juicy stories of Charleston.

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July 29, 2022

The microphone did not work on the top deck for the 1pm tour, so if you wanted hear the speaker, you had to move downstairs. The tour guide did say this before hand, so most people moved back and forth during the two hour trip. For most of our family, this was their first trip to the cityi, so it was a disapointment.

July 23, 2022

We loved every minute of this tour. We enjoyed hearing about the rich history of this area. We even saw dolphins several times. It was so enjoyable to be on the water, the covered top area and the winds from the ocean kept us very comfortable in the July heat. We even went down to the first floor to get snacks, refreshments and some a/c. I would definitely do this tour again!

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July 20, 2022

Product ID: 264097