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Schooner Sailing Cruise on Charleston Harbor

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    What to Expect
    Your cruise starts at Aquarium Wharf, where you'll board your genuine tall ship, powered only by Mother Nature and her incredible wind power. Once on board, watch the crew hoist the sails. Travel through waters that Blackbeard once anchored in, relax on deck, and imagine a time when the harbor was filled with these magnificent ships.

    While this is not a narrated cruise, the incredible crew is happy to answer questions about some of Charleston's most historic landmarks that you will see, such as Patriots Point and the USS Yorktown, an Essex-class aircraft carrier that played an important role during World War II.

    See beautiful homes that line the Battery and famous Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, and watch for pelicans performing diving acts. Don't forget about Charleston's own modern marvel with an up-close look at the impressive Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the western hemisphere. You're welcome to help raise and trim the sails, or you may sit back and enjoy the ride.

    You may bring your own food on board, if you wish, but not drinks; beer, wine, and soft drinks are available for purchase on board at your own expense.
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    Departure Point
    Schooner Pride, 360 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 2-hour Schooner Sailing Cruise of Charleston Harbor
    • Sail past some of Charleston's top sites such as Fort Sumter
    • See playful Bottle Nose Dolphins racing around the harbor
    • Alcoholic Beverages (available for purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Welcome to bring your own snacks or picnic; however you can not bring your own beverages
    • Guests are welcome to go below deck or stay in the shade of the sails to keep out of the sun
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 47 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    The schooner was beautiful but we could have done with a narration to describe the various sights. We basically sailed back and forth across the bay half a dozen times on the same trajectory. OK for an hour - pretty boring for the second hour;...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank ianmU7049AF
    Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

    We enjoyed the sail. The Captain and crew did a great job. It was awesome to see everything from the water. Would go again.

    Thank chipb529
    Reviewed September 2, 2019

    My husband and I wanted to be on the water on a beautiful summer weekend so we booked this 2 hour sail. The boat was immaculate, well kept, and in excellent shape. The crew was knowledgeable and friendly. The drink service was a plus give...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank suzannee339
    Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

    The trip was nice until a storm neared the anticipated route. The crew decided to return 30 minutes early to avoid the storm. The crew was knowledgeable and courteous. This was my third time on the cruise. I have enjoyed each of the cruises very...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 738nadirm
    Reviewed August 30, 2019

    But not too much dolphins and not at all whales as described . Super weather, awesome crew, very friendly

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Witoldpiwi
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