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Address: 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston Maritime Center, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-849-8687
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Description: 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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Sunset History and Ghost Tour

This is a wonderful tour with historical information and storytelling by their knowledgeable tour guide, Donna. She made it a point to interact with every guest. We plan on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Linda V
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful tour with historical information and storytelling by their knowledgeable tour guide, Donna. She made it a point to interact with every guest. We plan on taking our children on this tour, plus another one offered by Sandlapper. You won't be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great tour, great stories. This is not a typical ghost tour where they take you up to a particular place, instead you tour the harbor and the guide points out buildings that you can see and tells ghost stories about that particular place. Boat captain was very professional and the tour guide was excellent. She was a great story teller... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Went on nature tour. It was awesome. Not only did the tour last 3 hrs they let us walk around one of the islands for 30 minutes. Seen lots of dolphins some 5 ft from boat. We highly recommend this company for your tours. Also do ghost tour. The guides are knowledgable and the entire staff are very friendly

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had such a great time. Riley was super knowledgeable and it made the trip more fun to be able to ask questions about what we were seeing! We saw tons of dolphins, crabs, and even held sea stars. Morris Island was definitely the best part. We would for sure try out one of their other harbor tours next time... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I took this tour with my husband mostly because I wanted to do some form of boat tour in Charleston. We took the ghost tour boat because it fit best into our schedule. The ghost stories were entertaining, the atmosphere was very relaxing, and we saw an amazing sunset and plenty of dolphins too. It was the highlight of my... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We took this tour to spend time walking on the beach on the nearby island - as promised. However when we neared the beach we were told that because it was high tide we couldn't go ashore. As they knew it would be high tide, I asked why we didn't simply leave a little later. They gave nonsensical answers, such... More 

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Boykin123, Owner at Sandlapper Water Tours, Inc, responded to this review

From your comments made here on Trip Advisor, it appears that you did not gain a clear understanding from my response that I shared with you last week. Perhaps the explanation below will help clear any confusion. Our tours are designed to bring enjoyment to our customers. That is our intention with each tour we run. With the environment being... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had a great tour with Sandlapper. My 13 year old daughter and I took the night time boat ghost tour. Our guide Donna was fantastic, she told several ghost stories and wonderful antidotes about Charleston. There were adults and kids on the tour and the stories appealed to all ages. We loved the pirate jokes at the end. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We have gone on the harbor tour to Morris island several times and always enjoy it. Nothing fancy, but the guides are knowledgeable and friendly and Morris Island is a must see. Can usually find discounted tickets on Groupon or the like

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Sweetwater, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went on the sunset tour. I have to say OMG Captain Ken was amazing. We had such a great time. We were taken up close to see things where we wouldnt have any other time. We also go a great history lesson with it. Then seeing all the amazing places and all was great. He is the first one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took the haunted harbor tour. It was a great time. It's not scary so to speak but chock full of interesting stories. If anything you get a beautiful night time tour of the harbor. We went right around sunset and I got some amazing pictures. The captain and the tour guide are super nice! Definitely worth... More 

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