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Address: 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston Maritime Center, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-849-8687
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A locally owned and operated water-based tour and private boat charter...

A locally owned and operated water-based tour and private boat charter company. We have daily tours including Historic, Nature, Sunset, and Haunted Harbor Ghost & Pirate Tours all aboard the Palmetto. We also have many charter options for private parties. Our 45ft USCG certified catamaran has a maximum capacity of 49 people. This allows for a personalized atmosphere. Let our personally guided boat charters and Charleston boat tours give your group a taste of Southern charm.

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Beautiful Sunsets, great hospitality

My husband and I took the sunset cruise and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The hostess and Skipper Mike pointed out various points of interest and provided some background as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Becky F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I took the sunset cruise and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The hostess and Skipper Mike pointed out various points of interest and provided some background as well as provided some anecdotes along the way. They were most hospitable, answering guests questions. We really just enjoyed the views, sitting back and relaxing. Being on the water was the perfect... More 

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1 Thank Becky F
Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Absolutely amazing tour. The staff definitely make this one of the best water tours in Charleston. Both Captain and Naturalist were born and raised in Charleston. It was awesome to listen to how the harbor and ecosystem have changed throughout the years especially after the hurricanes. I definitely would recommend as a must do. And I definitely will be doing... More 

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Thank zirefire
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The harbor tour was fantastic because it focused on real stories and real people! It was spooky, but also incredibly beautiful as we took the first tour of the night and the sun was setting just as the tour began. It was a great experience!

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Thank CaaitlinB
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 days in Charleston and this boat tour was the highlight of our trip. The tour guide had an incredible knowledge of the history of the area and made the boat tour thoroughly enjoyable. We highly recommend this boat tour!

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Thank Tom W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Went on a regular tour of Charleston Harbor during the Memorial Day weekend. The guide was very knowledgeable but a friend from church that I went with grew up in the area so it was like having 2 guides. It was very windy and the waves were pretty high but the catamaran made it feel very smooth. It was a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Had a great tour tonight "Haunted Harbor" tour Donna was a great guide. The stories were interesting. The night was beautiful. Both of the crew was really nice. I sorry I forgot the "Captain's" name.

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Thank sherryneonurse
Fussen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We were only one day in town and decided to do the haunted harbour tour. It was very interesting and the crew was extremly nice and caring. Just an excellent opportunity to experience a sunset from the harbour and listen to some cool ghost stories. Even though we are not native speakers everything was easy to understand. Definetly worth the... More 

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Thank Foodjunky84
Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was an exceptionally great time on board the Sandlapper. Captain Mike and Crystal went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a wonderful time. Even thought it was not a guided tour they offered very interesting facts that I had not ever heard before. They searched out Dolphins to entertain us and pointed out many of the local... More 

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Springfield, Illinois, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had tried to get on another (larger) tour boat, however they would not allow our 5 lb Chihuahua. Fortunately Sandlapper's captain was a lot more understanding and flexible. In stead of quoting policy he used his brain :-)! This was the best thing that could have happened. We had a great trip and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

This was by far one of the coolest things we've done in Charleston. The captain and tour guide were great hosts. The harbor is beautiful at sunset and we were even able to see a few dolphins! We will definitely be coming back during our next visit to Charleston

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