We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Charleston Harbor Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-722-1112
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$25*
and up
Charleston Harbor of History Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 775 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 405
    Excellent
  • 253
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Awesome!

This was our first time to Charleston for my wife and I, and I cannot recommend this tour enough! The captain was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Boat was nice and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
hesterryan
,
Bear, Delaware

Similar Things to Do in Charleston

Add Photo Write a Review

775 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 772: English reviews
Bear, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time to Charleston for my wife and I, and I cannot recommend this tour enough! The captain was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Boat was nice and clean and on time. This is an absolute must if you come to Charleston!

Helpful?
Thank hesterryan
Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great harbor tour. The captain was very informative and hilarious. We learned quite a bit about the history of Charleston Harbor and its history while being entertain by the funny wit of the captain. Book a tour, you won't be sorry.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank santiagomike929
Sykesville
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed both the carriage ride and harbor tour. Our guide for the carriage ride was funny and very pleasant. My little granddaughter enjoyed her chance to steer the boat in the harbor. Parking was a little pricey outside the carriage tour.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank donnaB9399RB
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughters and I set sail on the 3:30pm Cruise. The Captain was a wonderful host and quite an entertainer, filled with historic facts and great trivia too. First time visitors to Charleston, families and Kids in middle and high school would enjoy all the history. The cruise is only 90 minutes. We did see the dolphins! Only wished we... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank 106sherryg
Jensen Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice tour, clean and organized boat with very friendly staff. Departed on time/returned on time. Excellent commentary by the Captain throughout the sail. Key opportunity is the waiting area (Marina's Harbormaster building) should have some waiting room and snacks. In the hot SC summer, waiting outside in the sun is uncomfortable.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Jose P
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I went on the jazz tour which costs just about $100. The food was similar to a motel continental breakfast and the music wasn't really impressive. We actually ended up going to the upper deck to get away from it for most of the trip. The complimentary beverage you get with your ticket is also subpar. It's... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank richl675
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tour was informative with a bit of humor. Was able to see several sites and hear about the history regarding the sites. We also saw a few pods of dolpins. We coupled this tour with a Palmetto Carriage Tour - so worth it!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank emware22
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My kids got to go in the cabin and blow the whistle under the bridge, they even got to hold the wheel for a while! They were so happy and excited, it really made the trip for them. The captain played trivia games with the passengers and a few people won free things, which was above what I would have... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jason S
Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Charleston many times but this was the first time we actually did a tour ! It was well worth it and I highly recommend it to first time visitors !

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank michant348
Venice, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There were 6 in our party. 2 adults over 6'6". We were SQUISHED into the last two seats on the wagon. It was a very hot day. There should have been NO MORE THAN 3 IN A SEAT! Every seat had 4 adults. We were 16 on the wagon. Our guide was excellent! Billy I think. But in the future... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank thejuder

Travelers who viewed Charleston Harbor Tours also viewed

Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Charleston Harbor Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Charleston Harbor Tours and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Floyd, Virginia
over a year ago
3 months ago
Angola, Indiana
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Charleston Harbor Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?