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Charleston Water Taxi

Charleston Maritime Center, Charleston, SC 29401
843-330-2989
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Ranked #9 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Ferries/ Boats
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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(11pm Friday and Saturday) 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. « less
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Antwerp, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

because I really wanted some sea legs.... but was content enough to jump aboard at Waterfront Park and cruise around the harbor, stopping to look at Fort Sumter souvenirs at the National Park Center and the yacht club. Great views of all four stops. Did not get sea sick with big waves, found it very relaxing.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Easy and inexpensive way to tour around the harbor. It was $10 for an all day pass. The people running it were very nice and informational.

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GEORGIA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We were in town for a military reunion and stayed over at the Patriot's Point area. Our group was able to get 3 day passes on the Charleston Water Taxi, and make quick connections across the river. Enjoyed talking with the crew members about their operation across the river, they answered all of our questions!

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great way to get around the harbor to see all the sites. Fun time with the driver and mate on the boat and they were very informative about the surrounding areas.

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Fallston MD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

All day fare of $10-- great bargain for seeing the sights from riverfront. Courteous crew. Great view of Ravenel Bridge. Dolphin sightings free of charge!

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Framingham ,Ma.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fun ride great staff that answered all questions about area Dolphin followed boat at times. Affordable ride in the Intercoastal Waterway in a beautiful City

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Baltimore, MD
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After reading all of the glowing reviews of the water taxi, we were disappointed by our trip. Apparently unlike some other times, our captain and mate never did any narration, even just to mention where we were. Also, there are four stops, and if you're making the circuit it seems like you spend more time at the docks than on... More

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Charleston Water Taxi is run by owner Scott Connelly and h8is assistant is Zach. We were in Charleston, SC for the day on Wednesday September 3rd while on the RCCL Vision of the Seas 10 day cruise to Bermuda. You can see the Waterfront Park dock right in from the cruise ship. DIRECTIONS: Leave the ship, turn left on Concord... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The water taxi was not only a convenient way to cross the river, it was also like a tour. The operator provided ongoing narrative about the things we were seeing, stopped so we could see dolphins and take photos, and kept us entertained. And they were always on schedule. Can't beat it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You get the wind in your hair, there is shade if you want it and you can see everything! The harbor, Patriot's Point, Ravenel Bridge and all the boats are beautiful to see! I have been on it 4 times and have seen dolphins every time!

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