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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 #68 of 171 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: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Had a great tour on a beautiful Saturday. Learned a lot from the captain about the area, history and even the different boats on the water. Great time.

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Danville, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We did the Charleston Harbor Tour on October 17th after purchasing out tickets the day before. We took advantage of the triple tour deal which was the Charleston Harbor Tour, Palmetto Carriage Works, and the Boone Hill Plantation Tour. Our tour began at 3:30 and lasted 90 minutes. The Captain pointed out many sites and attractions throughout the harbor and... More

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Caryville, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The boat ride out into the harbor was very refreshing, the scenery was wonderful, but the guide, who was extremely informative, was very difficult to understand-- maybe because of the interference of the wind with the microphone or maybe the microphone itself. I wonder if he had been in the pilot's house the sound would have been better

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NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Old boat. Low deck air condition did not work. Hot. History part is ok, but otherwise kind of boring. Use it when weather does mot permit any better activity

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Took a tour on a gorgeous afternoon in May. Our tour guide was perfect - knew when to talk and when to just let the view speak for itself. Guide was very knowledgable, and made history interesting without being boring. Highly recommend!

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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215 reviews 215 reviews
52 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We took the harbor tour first, then Boone Hall Plantation, then Carriage tour, the next day. I think this was the best order. Harbor tour gave us a real in depth knowledge of the area and its past. The Capt. made history interesting. It is amazing how much the forts were hit by cannon balls.

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Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Yes we were lucky with the weather, but we spent an amazing afternoon in the company of Craig, Matt and Amanda on board. Craig is extremely knowledgeable with the history of Charleston Harbour and the surrounding area. The music choice was also very uplifting! Would strongly recommend this tour and I do not have sea legs.

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Bath, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We did a 3:30 cruise for an hour and a half. It was entertaining and provided knowledge in a fun way. We did the tour after we did a Palmetto Carriage Tour, so we took advantage of the lower air conditioned level. It felt great down there. Plenty of windows to view all the sights.

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Calabash, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Relaxing way to see the harbor area. Good views of Battery area, Fort Sumter, Patriot's Point and Ravenel Bridge. We took 3:30 PM tour, not many seats left outside. Get there a bit early and take advantage of free parking

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We took the Harbor Tour and combined it with the Carriage tour. Wish we would have added the Boone Plantation since we ended up doing that also and could have saved more by combining all three. Enjoyed them all and would recommend all three - gives you a great view of the city and surrounding islands, Ft Sumter. Best views... More

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