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Charleston Harbor Tours

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Address: Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-722-1112
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Description: Come aboard the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute, live narrated, harbor...
Come aboard the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute, live narrated, harbor history tour on the beautiful Charleston Harbor. See the "holy city" from a new perspective and take in over 300 years of history that has shaped the Charleston we know today. Tours daily 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30. Season Mid February through November. Closed December and January.
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Nice relaxing trip

If you aren't into walking tours, this is a great trip with a great and very informative history lesson. We were really impressed with the knowledge of the tour guide.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a relaxing ride. If you want to sit with the wind in your hair, or inside and just watch the waves roll by, definitely book this trip. If you hope to hear something educational and learn about the surrounding areas you pass, I hope you are well versed in Charlie Brown's teachers voice. The poor woman speaking... More 

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Tampa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you aren't into walking tours, this is a great trip with a great and very informative history lesson. We were really impressed with the knowledge of the tour guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It was a nice ride and the guide new a lot about the area. It would have been better had it not been a little cold and very windy. We had to sit inside instead of enjoying the outside, but we were still able to hear everything and see everything that the guild spoke of. The dolphins were nice to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We enjoyed the boat ride, seeing the Dolphins, and listening to the guide point out many attractions and giving a thorough history of the area. Able to view from anywhere on the boat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The boat was comfortable but there was little to see besides Fort Sumpter and the new bridge. If you're interested in the fort, there are National Park tours there - and I wish we had done that instead.

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Stonington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We chose Charleston Harbor Tours because of trip timing and glad we did. It was nice to see the city from the water, Ft Sumter and lots of dolphin. Highly recommend this 1.5 hr live narrated trip

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laconia, nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had been looking forward to this tour for a long time and were not disappointed. It was s gorgeous and warm day and the Captain filled our heads with lots of historical facts that we truly enjoyed. Once we went out to Fort Sumter, and then passed Fort Moultrie, the dialogue became sketchy and the tour a bit long,... More 

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Having previously toured Charleston by foot, by auto, by trolley, and by carriage, my wife and I elected to get another view by boat. Charleston Harbor Tours offers free parking by their dock (always appreciated in congested Charleston), and a comfortable boat, with seating in the enclosed and air-conditioned lower deck and sunny topside. The narrator is quite informative. Charleston... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Doesn't hurt that we had absolutely beautiful weather. The 90 minutes went by very quickly. The tour was very informative and the view from the water was such a different perspective as compared to driving around the city. Saw many dolphins and sea birds. There were pelicans diving in the water catching fish everywhere. They were fun to watch. Like... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a great time. We saw some dolphins on while on the boat. We would definitely do this tour again

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