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Address: 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +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 Trip!

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. The Captain's narration was informative and funny and they even had a trivia game and gave away a free drink (non-alcoholic) as a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. The Captain's narration was informative and funny and they even had a trivia game and gave away a free drink (non-alcoholic) as a prize. The Captain came out of the wheelhouse at one point and walked around to talk to everyone while the First Mate handled the ship. The tour takes you... More 

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very nice overview of history of the area. Entertaining tour guide and friendly staff. It was a beautiful day, sunny and 65 degrees in December!

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Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cpt. Wilson and crew did a fantastic job on the tour that was filled with historical information, trivia and knowledge of the area. I would highly recommend them.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a pleasant enough tour. The captain and crew were pleasant, but I noticed that they lacked coordination in docking and undocking. The snack bar was poorly run. There were unsecured fold up chairs in the bow, positioned for optimal viewing but definitely unsafe. If you go, ask them to pick you up at your hotel and then have... More 

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dkyochum, Director of Sales at Charleston Harbor Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Charleston Harbor Tours. I am not sure you actually went with Charleston Harbor Tours. We do not have any folding chairs on our harbor tour. We actually have specialized deck chairs that match the color of the boat and are Coast Guard approved. Safety and security of our passengers... More 

Clemmons, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice tour with a very knowledgeable captain. Crew was great also. The weather couldn'thave been better either, especially for the end of November.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff was wonderful! We learned so much, had great weather for December and even got to see the "dolphin show" highly recommended! Thanks for a great tour!!

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I went on this tour during the 1st weekend of Dec. Charleston weather was amazing and tour guide was extremely informative and knowledgable about everything. Really enjoyed this attraction. May possibly visit again with more family and will definitely recommend to friends.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked this tour for our family and combined it with a horse drawn ride for added value. The company is amazing with a great boat, great service and very friendly staff. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone as it is great to get lots of the history of Charleston.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This tour was very informative and gives a terrfic hostorical background to first time visitors to Charleston. The crew was very friendly and accomdated everyones needs.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thought the narration coming out of the speakers was a recording until I peeked inside the wheelhouse and saw the skipper speaking into a mike while piloting the boat. The captain displayed a deep knowledge of the area and gave an entertaining presentation of historical details. The onboard snack bar is reasonably priced. This is the tour I take... More 

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