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The Schooner Pride

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Address: Aquarium Wharf, 360 Concord St., Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 1-800-344-4483
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Description: The Schooner Pride is an authentic replica of the 18th century tall ships...
The Schooner Pride is an authentic replica of the 18th century tall ships that once dotted the Charleston Harbor carrying supplies and passengers to and from the plantations. She is USCG certified for up to 49 passengers and is the only 3 mast tall ship that offers public sails in Charleston Harbor. You can sit back and enjoy the the views and gentle ocean breeze or get involved with trimming the sails. We are not a narrated tour, but are happy to answer questions and point out interesting landmarks! Daily afternoon and sunset sails are available March - Early November. Special group sails and private charters available year round!
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Highlight of our "Stay cation" week

We're locals, but had never sailed the Schooner Pride. We were looking forward to our sunset sail very much but it ended up being an even better experience than we expected. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We're locals, but had never sailed the Schooner Pride. We were looking forward to our sunset sail very much but it ended up being an even better experience than we expected. The Captain and Crew were very professional, but extremely fun and friendly. My husband and 12 year old son helped raise the main sail and later in the trip,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The sunset sail was awesome. Three phenom ladies handled the ship and their passengers with care. Great cruise with great views of historic Charleston and the harbor. Would go again in a minute.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We booked this sunset sailboat tour as soon as we booked our trip to the beautiful city of Charleston. We royally screwed things up, still had our clocks set to local time and had a hard time finding the wharf. We got there minutes late, but the ad said the sailboat always leaves right on time. They were so nice... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Out of the 2 hour trip, 45 minutes of it was under motor power, not sailing. It was a very windy afternoon, and that made the boat harder to handle. We didn't go anywhere, or very close to anything; it seemed like we were going in circles in the harbor followed by a pass under the Ravenel Bridge before heading... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We sailed the weekend of 3/7/15 ... sure the beautiful weather was a plus ... sure seeing several dophin sightings was more than advertised ... and yet, the crew's knowledge, friendliness, and hospitality was above and beyond expectations. My husband is an avid sailor of over 40 years, and he enjoyed talking with a crew that could meet him fact... More 

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Old Fort, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I wanted to sail off into the sunset and never get off this boat! The crew was fantastic and we had the perfect day for sailing. My little one got a bit chilly once we got out into the harbor and one of the crew brought him a blanket. Very nice touch!

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A great time in the bay by Charleston. It was a beautiful day and sailing out on the bay was a great experience! The crew of the Schooner Pride were knowledgeable and would tell you about the areas we were sailing past. We even came close to Fort Sumter. Definitely a memorable time and highly recommend!

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Thibodaux
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I decided to surprise my husband with a ride on the Schooner Pride as he loves all things boating & sailing. He Loved it!! This was my first time on any kind of Sail boat so was really excited to see what it was all about. Now this isn't a tour boat the staff is very knowledgeable and more then... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Schooner is a replica of a 18th century tall ship. I booked on line, a 2 hour sailing, we only had 9 people, the Schooner probably holds 4 times that many; but the weather was cold. It was sunny and windy. Where you go depends on the breeze and the Captain. You could tell him what you wanted to... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was the second time I took out-of-town visitors on The Schooner Pride sunset cruise. They remarked how great it was. The boat is a replica of a trading ship. Don't be afraid to volunteer to help raise the sails; you do it together with a crew member, it is fun and easy. It was a chilly afternoon but we... More 

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