Charleston Harbor Tours

Charleston Harbor Tours

The gorgeous waters of Charleston Harbor have graced an endless number of private and trading vessels over the centuries. Today, the harbor continues to be a prime location for visitors to Charleston to take in some of the city’s most breathtaking sights. Charleston Harbor Tours is proud to provide comprehensive trips through these coastal waters as guest indulge in the stunning scenery and learn the rich history that has led to Charleston being the vibrant city it is today.


A Fantastic Fleet

Charleston Harbor Tours maintains a fleet of two impressive vessels that carry guests throughout the harbor daily. The Carolina Belle is a streamlined vessel that reaches 80-feet in length. The perfect replica of a Bay Steamer straight out of the 1920’s, guests who board this vessel also enjoy onboard restrooms and a full-service bar. Spectacular views can be experienced from either of two decks with options to enjoy a climate-controlled tour from the comfort of the Carolina Belle’s Main Salon on the lower level.

Charleston Harbor Tours also provides guests tours aboard the Carolina Queen, which is an authentic riverboat stretching 105-feet across the water and providing a lower, middle and top deck for prime observation points. Onboard restrooms and a full-service bar make this an enjoyable and convenient sailing option.


Daily Adventures on the Water

Tickets can be purchased for a daily harbor tour aboard the Carolina Belle which lasts 90-minutes and departs from the Charleston Maritime Center at 10 Wharfside Street. During the tour guests will enjoy a fully-narrated experience delving into the diverse past of Charleston and giving insight into the 75-major points of interest that will be seen along the way! Some of these iconic destinations include Ft. Sumter, St. Michael’s Church and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge built to accommodate massive ships. Guests are encouraged to constantly keep their eyes on the waves for opportunities to see dolphins that call these very waters their home.


Specialty Sailing Options

Beyond daily tours, Charleston Harbor Tours offers a variety of specialty trips and combination packages to help guests customize their experiences at sea. Harbor tours can easily be combined with plantation tours, carriage rides or ghost tours upon request. If you’re interested in a daily sail or are hoping to book a combo tour, be sure to reach out to Charleston Harbor Tours at 843-722-1112 or send your inquiry by email to The open waters surrounding Charleston are waiting and you won’t want to miss your chance to experience their beauty up close!


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