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Charleston Water Taxi

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Address: Charleston Maritime Center, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 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(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.
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What a fun way to get downtown. This was an awesome ride, and I'd recommend it to anyone. I'm local, yet still enjoy trying different ways to see and experience the city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

What a fun way to get downtown. This was an awesome ride, and I'd recommend it to anyone. I'm local, yet still enjoy trying different ways to see and experience the city.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great way to see the harbour and get a sense of what to spend your time seeing in more detail. Convenient to hop off and wander and jump back on later.

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Fostoria, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We used the water taxi to travel to the York Town. It was convenient and inexpensive. I highly recommend this as an alternative to taxi

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Thibodaux
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We took the water taxi from the Aquarium Wharf to Patriots Point and it was a great idea. This was so much easier then driving to Patriots Point as we were staying just down the street. The Taxi was easy to locate and the people were really friendly and cool to talk with on your ride over. It was $10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

A quiet way to be on the water, seeing the sites and relaxing after a full day in Charleston.Ten dollars for an all day ticket. We traveled in the morning and again at sunset. Prefer this over a larger boat with loud speakers to see great views, sea birds and dolphins.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were wary when the staff at the visitor centre were not to forthcoming with solutions for getting to Patriots Point from downtown Charlton, eventually they suggested the Water Taxi. Turned out to be an ideal choice. Easy access from off Market Street and took us direct to the York town, all for a reasonable $10 all day pass. Tip,... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

$10 gets you all day rides. Check out the US Yorktown and soon to be opening Vietnam area. A must do for first time visitors to Charleston.

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Omaha
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Fun and relaxing. Slow enough to see the sights but quick enough so the kids don't get bored. Staff on boat friendly and knowledgeable about sights around town

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

You can choose an all day pass or one way to a particular destination that is in the water taxi route. It is a wonderful way to tour - you could stay one for the entire 'destination drop off' and then pick your stop. We were able to see dolphins jumping, had room to bring the baby buggy on visit... More 

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Western Springs, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Fun way to cross the harbor and get around. It only goes in one circle, so you need to time your trip to their schedule.

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