Tour with Charleston Harbor Tours

Embrace the salty sea air and the wind in your hair on one of these Charleston Harbor Tours. Experience the one-of-a-kind views of the city from a new perspective while enjoying your time out on the deep blue waters. And after a day on the water boating or sailing, check out our  Insider’s Guide to Charleston where you’ll find the best restaurants, breweries, activities, and more you need to experience while touring the Holy City.

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Everything Charleston Harbor Tours Offers

The gorgeous waters of the Charleston Harbor have graced an endless number of vessels over the centuries. Today, the harbor continues to be a prime location for visitors to take in some of the Holy City’s most breathtaking points of interest. Enjoy comprehensive, live narrated trips that point out the best sites while cruising through these coastal waters. Embark on a harbor cruise, take in the stunning scenery, and learn the rich history that has made Charleston the vibrant city it is today.

A Fantastic Fleet

Take a trek on one of the two impressive vessels that carry guests throughout the harbor daily. Step aboard The Carolina Belle, a streamlined vessel that reaches 80-feet in length. It’s the perfect replica of a Bay Steamer straight out of the 1920s, offers onboard restrooms, a full-service bar, and two decks for viewing sites like Fort Sumter, the USS Yorktown next to the Ravenel Bridge, and more of historic Charleston.


Daily Adventures on the Water

Tickets can be purchased for a harbor tour aboard the Carolina Belle, which lasts 90-minutes and departs from the Charleston Maritime Center. During the boat tour, guests will enjoy a unique experience delving into the diverse past of historic Charleston and will be given insight into the 75-major points of interest that will be seen along the way! Guests are also encouraged to keep their eyes on the waves for opportunities to see dolphins that call these very waters their home.

Guests can also experience a boat tour aboard the Carolina Queen, which is an authentic riverboat stretching 105-feet across. It provides a lower, middle, and top deck to get the best view of all of the points of interest. Also, the tour offers a live narrated history of each site you pass.

Specialty Sailing Options

You can also request a variety of specialty trips and combination packages to customize your experience at sea. A harbor cruise 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, the open waters surrounding Charleston are waiting, and you won’t want to miss your chance to take in their beauty up close!

Stay in Charleston and Sail Away!

Once you’ve booked your ideal sailing tour, be sure to book your ideal vacation home in Charleston with the help of Luxury Simplified Retreats. Start planning your getaway to the Holy City today. We look forward to seeing you soon!