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Charleston Harbor Tours

Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (French Quarter)
843-722-1112
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Ranked #60 of 163 activities in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

During our Xmas week visit to Charleston last year, we took the harbor tour on a bright sunny morning. I was concerned that even in the lower level of the boat, inside, it might be chilly on the water. But it was pleasantly watm amd it was fascinating to learn about Charleston and its maritime history which holds so much... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you have a couple of hours, take a Charleston Harbor Tour. You get a complete view of the city's waterfront, circle Fort Sumter, and learn about local history. The boat is clean. Loading and unloading passengers is well organized. There is shade on the lower deck if you don't want to sit in the sun. Light snacks are available.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the city from this vantage point and the captain of the ship gave a thorough history. My husband and I really enjoyed it, but much of it was lost on the kids. They did enjoy spotting dolphins in the water, though. Overall it was a fun, informative tour with two areas to enjoy...one of them with air... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The tour was awesome me & my family enjoyed the boat ride & the tours of the stores restaurants and boats. We loved it and will gladly do it again.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This tour is a marvelous introduction to the city's very important history and especially Charleston's role in the Civil War. The crew was very knowledgeable and provided get background on the various forts and other historic sites, including the USS Yorktown and the Medal of Honor museum. On the top level, you can enjoy the sun and fresh air, on... More

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had a great time on our Charleston Harbor Tour. It is an interesting 90 minutes tour with a super fun, informative captain. It takes you around the entire harbor and points out all of the locations that you should know about.He even had an on the spot pop quiz for both adults and kids! The morning was overcast and... More

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Mount Vernon, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a great time on our Charleston Harbor Tour. It is an hour and a half with a very informative captain. It takes you around the entire harbor and points out all of the locations that you should know about. Even though it was overcast, we still wound up with a little bit of a sunburn... so don't underestimate... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very organized, clean, friendly, and informative. Loved the family picture and very reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved our cruise. Sat on top deck, enjoyed the breeze and the sights. We saw some dolphins along the way, waved at some boaters and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Even bought some great photos.

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Duffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very relaxing and informative tour. The captain was very nice and interacted with the people by asking quiz questions that went along with the tour information.

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