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Address: 520 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone Number: 8437674200
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

The experience on the Charleston waterways is something that you do not...

The experience on the Charleston waterways is something that you do not want to miss! You really will see a different part of the area many don't get the opportunity to experience - ranging from spectacular views, unique wildlife, and incredible history. Whatever your boating needs - sightseeing, fishing, ecotour, history, sunset - you came to the right place with Captains Source! Captains Source only works with Licensed USCG Captains.

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Beautiful way to spend the evening on the harbor

Our Captain (Patrick) was great. He was full of knowledge about Charleston, the wildlife in the harbor and he had a great sense of humor. He was great with the toddler on our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2013

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Lyman, South Carolina
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

I bought a 90 minute dolphin tour from Groupon. I have never had any problem redeeming Groupon items until now. I called three times to get a reservation for the tour, three times they took my name and number and said they would call me back. They never returned the call. During the conversations, (when I called them) there was... More 

1 Thank 821tamyv
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

hired captain patrick crawford to take 5 children and myself on tour of charleston harbor for dolphin-watching this morning. felt very comfortable under his direction. he is a natural seafarer and was very patient with the children. offered historical facts, explained environmental concerns amongst the dolphins, fish, and birds. made me want to buy a boat. what a pleasure it... More 

3 Thank kosherone2014
Sweetwater, Tennessee, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We paid for a tour for 2 and instead we were on one that was for 5 people and watched the captain flirt the whole time with the women on the tour. So very disappointed. Never been so ignored in our lives. He just needed to quit flirting and do his job.

4 Thank J3239FNlisa
Level Contributor
74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My family was visiting Charleston area and I looked for activities on Groupon. Came across the 2 hour sailing tour for 4 and booked a reservation. The weather was not cooperating for a few days and the staff was very amenable 2 re-booking our reservation-twice. We had a great morning sail with Captain Andrew and my 2 sons helped a... More 

3 Thank airedaleluva
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Captain Jim Dodge was on time and very friendly. Knew his boat and the area very well. Great conversation, smooth ride and we had a great time. We are not new to the water or excursions of this type so I think we are qaulified to judge this trip. Would go again in a heartbeat! Would also recommend Captain Dodge... More 

2 Thank Susan P
Providence, Rhode Island
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Excellent day out in the harbor, we went out with Captain Patrick on the dolphin cruise in Charleston. We saw tons of dolphins, even baby ones with their mothers, and you get to go right under the Ravenel Bridge, and he takes you out to Fort Sumter as well. He's a very knowledgeable, friendly guy, and knew a ton about... More 

3 Thank Archaeolog
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Our Captain (Patrick) was great. He was full of knowledge about Charleston, the wildlife in the harbor and he had a great sense of humor. He was great with the toddler on our cruise and made the trip really fun. We would absolutely take another trip with him and Captain Source Tours again.

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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were originally slated for a 7pm "sunset cruise". The weather was not looking good for the booked time so our captain had Captains Source call us and see if we could reschedule for an earlier one. We ended up going out around 6pm and pulled back in as the weather made a turn for the worse. Our captain's foresight... More 

1 Thank Charles M
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I wanted to thank our captain, Patrick, personally. Not only was he productive (we caught a lot of sharks), informative (I learned quite a few things), humorous (especially with tales from winning the reality show "Top Hooker"), but I think most of all I appreciated the patience and coaching he showed my son, Joshua. He made it a truly special... More 

Thank Jim T
Franklin, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Better! Not totally sure what to expect, first time to Charleston and first boat tour! We were two of six people, they were a great group! Having watched Top Hooker we recognized our Captain Patrick which also made something to write home about! So exciting! We learned a great deal of history, saw lots of dolphins and enjoyed a beautiful... More 

1 Thank Lynette H

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