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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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Lovely afternoon

Great narrative of the land, sea, and history associated with it. Offering snacks, food, and alcoholic beverages, but PRICEY!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Buena Vista, Virginia
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Buena Vista, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great narrative of the land, sea, and history associated with it. Offering snacks, food, and alcoholic beverages, but PRICEY!

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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 February 21, 2015

Scenic ride to the other side and back! Affordable too! We used it like an afternoon date! Does not replace the tour boats, but we got some history too! I think it is a short enough ride for children's attention span.

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caistorville ontario
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The taxi is only available on Saturdays at least until March. I marked as poor only because we were not able to,use the taxi

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Shelby, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We rode our bikes to the launch in Mount Pleasant and they helped us carry our bikes onto the boat. It was mid week so that made it easy because it wasn't as busy. Don't know how crowded it is during the high season but it worked out perfectly for us. We rode our bikes all over Charleston and then... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Loved seeing the dolphins right by the boat! Also liked that dogs were allowed. It could have been better if the taxi went more places, or if the drivers talked a little bit about the town or things to do at different stops, but still a fun thing to do if you want a short boat ride. The views of... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We were looking forward to taking the water taxi from Patriots Point over to Charleston. We followed the signs to ' charleston harbour resort & marina' but then the signs disappeared, we walked towards to pier and asked a resort staff member as to where to catch the water taxi and were told they were not running at this time... More 

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GATLINBURG
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We took water taxi and went to aquarium and walked to shopping area and found great place to eat and people and carriage watch and walked some more and went to different pickup place and they were right ontime and only way to see downtown and saw dolphins too

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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