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Charleston Harbor Tours

Address: Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (French Quarter)
Phone Number: 843-722-1112
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Come aboard the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute, live narrated, harbor history tour on the beautiful...
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Our family of five LOVED this experience. The history and the fort's place in history is just amazing. MUST purchase tickets well in advance of your vacation to even get a spot during spring and summer. A must see while in Charleston!! We wrapped this together with a tour of College of Charleston and a night at the Black Fedora.... More 

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Viera, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One gets some good harbor views, narratives about Charleston, as well as passing by the famous Fort Sumter and an old War ship. It is an interesting 1-1/2 hour boat ride around the Harbor area. The boat is quite large and can accommodate a large group of people One can remain on top deck or go below depending on weather... More 

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North Carolina
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The tour was really great and cooling to be on the water on such a hot day. Great views of Charleston's Battery. The tour guide announcer was very informative about Charleston History . Great view of of Fort Sumter and then Patriots Point at Mt Pleasant. We combined it with the Carriage Tour thereby saving money. Tickets can be bought... More 

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Montrose, New York
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27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This was a wonderful way to see and learn the history of beautiful Charleston! We had wonderful weather so we started our day with this tour and very glad we did.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Bought this trip on Groupon so at least have paid half. A 90 minutes cruise in the bay with some guidance over some sights. Cheap and not tastycoffee to purchase. Nothing special.

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Lakewood, CO
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Informative tour of the harbor, the buildings and history of the area. Price was reasonable for the tour. Good idea to check it out.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

On vacation with several friends, we all decided a tour of the harbor might be nice, after we had done so much walking around the city. We took the 1.5 hour history tour in early November, so the temperature was right and the boat had very few customers. So, we were fairly comfortable. However, like others have said, the 1.5... More 

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Irmo, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is definitely a good tour to take to get a good sense and look of the Charleston harbor! The crew was very friendly, you can buy food and drinks on board. It was cold and rainy the day we decided to take the trip, but there is an inside part to the boat that holds a lot of people,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We took a 90 minute harbor tour of Charleston on the Carolina Belle. The boat was large and comfortable and provided seats for everyone. The boat went counter clockwise around the harbor so we could see all the popular sites of the city looking out the right side of the boat. Around the middle of the ride, we passed very... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The wharf was easy to find and the parking was easy, right near where the boat was docked it but there is a bit of a walk to the end of the pier to get to the boat. We arrived 30 minutes early, as the ticket instructions advised, and began to board the boat but was immediately stopped and chastised... More 

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