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Address: 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401
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+1 843-722-1112
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Come aboard the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute, live narrated, harbor...

Come aboard the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute, live narrated, harbor history tour on the beautiful Charleston Harbor. See the "holy city" from a new perspective and take in over 300 years of history that has shaped the Charleston we know today. Tours daily 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30. 9:30 and 6 pm tours in peak season. See website for full schedule. We also offer Charleston's best combination tours. Season Mid February through November. Closed December and January.

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Charleston Harbor of History Tour
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Great ride and local history lesson

This was an interesting 90 minute trip around the harbor, along the Riverfront Park passing Rainbow Row and the Battery and out to Fort Sumter. We chose this once since we didn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Michael W
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Gadsden, Alabama

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Gadsden, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an interesting 90 minute trip around the harbor, along the Riverfront Park passing Rainbow Row and the Battery and out to Fort Sumter. We chose this once since we didn't want to get out at the fort. This one doesn't stop. The captain did a great job narrating the tour and was very knowledgeable about the city both... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful ride and well narrated through the Charleston Harbor. A cold front came through about an hour before we sailed with a quick line of showers but inbetween the 11:30 group returning and our 1:30 trip going out, they dried up all the chairs and we ended up with a beautiful trip along with some adult beverages.... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The commentary was extremely interesting. There was a long period of silence as we went around Ft. Sumter tht could have been filled with even more history.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour of the harbor! Entertaining little tidbits added to the experience. The boat was clean and comfortable. We left and returned right on schedule. Great way to spend a few hours.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 90 minute boat tour of the waterfront area of Charleston harbor and the surrounding area. It is a fair walk from the Historic District, but certainly worth finding. The captain is very knowledgeable about the history of the area and you get a perspective on Charleston from the water that is not otherwise available. We saw the... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Charleston Harbor tour. This was a nice 1.5 hour tour around the harbor - along the Riverfront Park and out to Ft. Sumter. This gave us a close up view of the Fort without getting off of the ferry. The captain did a great job narrating the tour and telling significant history and stories about the area... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the whole family X-mas week. Enjoyed it immensely. Definitely will put it on the agenda for out-of-town visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had a wonderful evening for the Holiday Dinner Cruise. The food was delicious and the Plantation Singers were great. We would definitely go again!

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Angier, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family went on one of the last tours for the season and it was great. We learned a lot about Charleston's Harbour history. We were able to see the Carnival Ecstasy as they were boarding new guests to set sail for the next cruise. We visited Fort Moultrie the day before and didn't realize you could see it in... More 

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North Charlesto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour. Lots of information and great weather. I'm glad you mentioned Charles Pinkney. We visited Snee Farm the next day.

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