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Charleston Water Taxi

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Address: Charleston Maritime Center/Aquarium, Waterfront Park/Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-330-2989
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Description: Don't miss the boat! The Water Taxi is the most fun and convenient way to...
Don't miss the boat! The Water Taxi is the most fun and convenient way to see Charleston harbor. We run every hour between Waterfront Park/Historic district, Aquarium Wharf, Patriots Point and Charleston Harbor Resort with dolphin sightings in between. $10 All day Pass and kids 3 and under are FREE. 9Am til 8pm 7 days a week. Going Sightseeing in downtown Charleston- take the Water Taxi! Want a relaxing harbor cruise- take the Water Taxi! Going to see the USS Yorktown- take the Water Taxi! Want to see some Dolphins- take the Water Taxi! Voted Best cheapest sunset and dolphin cruise in Charleston! Come see for yourself. Boats leave daily.
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This boat taxi is very useful to get from place to place. We took it from the Maritime Center to the USS Yorktown. We even got to see dolphins :) this taxi is 100% on time each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Buffalo, New York

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This boat taxi is very useful to get from place to place. We took it from the Maritime Center to the USS Yorktown. We even got to see dolphins :) this taxi is 100% on time each time so don't miss it or you have to wait an hour until the next one

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband, son and myself went on the Water Taxi for harbor tour. We had a great time seeing the sights and going past Ft. Sumter. It was very relaxing and we had a great time seeing the dolphins along side of the boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have used the taxi a few times now. Parking in Mount Pleasant is easier than driving downtown. (Depending on where you are staying) The staff are knowledgeable about the harbor. You are closer to water than some of the big boats, which makes it easier to see. It doesn't replace doing an ecotour, but is a great way to... More 

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Forget the expensive tours. Ten dollars for a round trip, four stop trip that takes an hour. You can get on and off at each location, it all depends on how much time you want to spend. Bonus...Dolphins!

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Today was hot - over 100 degrees. But it felt nice when we got on the water taxi and took a ride across the river. The water taxi guides are always helpful with directions and the boat never seems to be too crowded. They make hourly runs. I saw dolphins which was a bonus.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Convenient stops allow you to travel around the harbor by water. The boat has an open bow and a roof over most of the seats. Could be an issue if there is rough water. Our weather was perfect, the ride was smooth and the crew was professional. Well worth the nominal charge.

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Norcross, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A quick way to travel between Patriot's Point and downtown Charleston. The crew was friendly and efficient, and there was ample shade for sunny days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very efficient and cost-effective way to travel to the navy ships and back. Best to plan your trip at non-peak hours. The lines can get very long otherwise.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stayed at the hotel across the bay and we took the taxi twice to go into the city. It was about 10-15 min ride. They left us off right at the area with a nice waterfront park.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Water Taxi is a great way to see Charleston from a different perspective. The church steeples, the Ravenel bridge, the Yorktown, the waterfront, etc. Suggest buying the $10 all day ticket and taking a round trip in the morning and again at night to see the city all lit up. If you use it to get from place to... More 

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Address: Charleston Maritime Center/Aquarium, Waterfront Park/Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-330-2989
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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