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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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Great way to see the harbor and waterfront

Got a Groupon for 2 all day passes for any day or time. It was never crowded and we just rode it round trip and didn't get off. It lasts an hour and takes you by the Uss... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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77379
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Got a Groupon for 2 all day passes for any day or time. It was never crowded and we just rode it round trip and didn't get off. It lasts an hour and takes you by the Uss Yorktown, harbor, waterfront park and aquarium. The driver was very good at answering questions.

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West Babylon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you want to get from the South Carolina Aquarium to Patriot's Point, this is definitely the way to go. Inexpensive and quick trip, although I would have liked it to take a bit longer - I love being on the water. It stops in several different spots and if you're lucky you get on and are "forced" to stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Mt. Pleasant and this was a great alternative to driving and parking in Charleston. Captain and crew were very friendly.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely the best deal in town! For $10/person you can enjoy being on the Cooper River and seeing the sights from a different perspective. The taxi makes a four stop trip every hour to the Maritime Center/Aquarium, Patriot's Point, Harbor Marina and Waterfront Park. Be sure to get off at the Charleston Harbor Marina to walk along the piers. There's... More 

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Following someone's review, we parked near the Aquarium. Free parking. Zero delinquency surprises even though was Evening Saturday. It was very windy so we got wet. They have 2 sizes boat. First one was the little one. A bit scary must say. Water was rough. We got pretty wet. Awesome view for children. Very nice to have been able to... More 

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Summerville, SC
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196 reviews 196 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If there is an event at the Yorktown, this is the way to get there. It is conveniently located on the Charleston side of the harbor by the Aquarium. For a very small price, you can travel across the harbor and get a nice view of the city shoreline as you speed across. They deliver you close to the Yorktown,... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The water taxi was a great way to see Charleston. For $10 each, we were able to get a full day pass and take the taxi from the Battery to the Aquarium, to Point Pleasant. Saw some dolphins along the way! So much better than driving.

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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My friend and I were staying on Mt. Pleasant for our first trip to Charleston. Though we had a car available, we preferred to avoid the hassle of driving and parking. The water taxi was super fun, cost efficient, and convenient! We saw dolphins nearly every time (and we used it at minimum once a day for our 4 day... More 

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Memphis, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Free parking for the taxi at the Marina near the SC Aquarium. Rode the taxi around the harbor to sightsee, found a Groupon Deal before our trip & paid $12 for 2 all day passes, regular price $10 person. Good alternative to a higher priced harbor tour.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We decided to take a ride on the Charleston Water Taxi on Thursday 04/30/15. We boarded the boat at the Aquarium wharf. The weather was great and the ride was very enjoyable. We stayed on the taxi for 2 complete circuits of the harbor. We had close up views of the Ravenel Bridge and the USS Yorktown. It was a... More 

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