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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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Ranked #75 of 206 Activities in Charleston
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: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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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: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities

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Bucharest, Romania
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478 reviews 478 reviews
188 attraction reviews
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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
9 attraction reviews
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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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usa
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I took a recent dinner cruise tour with a friend. I have visited Charleston several times but this was my first time taking the tour. The boat is gorgeous. The staff was so personable and kind. They were so informative. The tour gives you beautiful views of the harbor at night. It was beautiful to see The Ravenel Bridge at... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Charleston Harbor is full of history and this boat tour is a wonderful way to experience. You'll hear stories from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. You'll cruise by the places that mattered when the South fired on Fort Sumter to begin the Civil War. You'll also get a great view of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. The boat... More 

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Tallahassee, FL
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a well run tour that provides you with a generous amount of time to take in the surrounding harbor. I think we were at about 90 minutes. We went at a leisurely pace, sipped on bloody marys, and enjoyed the entertaining and enthusiastic tour by Johnnie, our captain. As far as the content, it really is an interesting... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Beautiful Day to be on the water. The captain of the cruise was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Made the hour and half ride fun.

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