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About Sandlapper Water Tours
A locally owned and operated water-based tour and private boat charter company. We have daily tours including Historic, Nature, Sunset, and Haunted Harbor Ghost & Pirate Tours all aboard the Palmetto. We also have many charter options for private parties. Our 45ft USCG certified catamaran has a maximum capacity of 49 people. This allows for a personalized atmosphere. Let our personally guided boat charters and Charleston boat tours give your group a taste of Southern charm.
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Overview
Hear grim tales of Charleston’s haunted history during a narrated boat tour around Charleston Harbor. This ghost cruise is an entertaining way to learn about the fascinating historical sites, home to pirate attacks, naval battles, and more. The power catamaran makes for a comfortable way to sightsee in Charleston’s waterways.
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Mary M wrote a review Oct 26
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There was plenty of signage in the area to get us to the proper dock. The vibe was super casual and friendly. Leigh was our tour guide on the Ghost Tour down to the Battery to the Ravenel Bridge. She gave awesome details on landmarks that were easy to visualize! The stories were fantastic! There were several spooky stories she shared while Captain Bryan made sure we had a smooth and safe trip under the waxing gibbous moon! They had a few breaks to offer beverage/snack service. There was plenty of opportunities for asking questions and take photos. There was a restroom available as well. I felt super comfortable living in a time of a pandemic. Social distancing and sanitary procedures were adhered to by Leigh and Bryan. I'm looking forward to going on a daytime cruise!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Owner at Sandlapper Water Tours
Responded 3 days ago
Mary, thank you so much for your awesome, detailed review! We sincerely appreciate it. We are so glad that y'all enjoyed the sunset/ghost tour. Looking forward to welcoming y'all back aboard the Palmetto for a daytime cruise.
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Tracy B wrote a review Oct 24
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Ed was an amazing guide and it was an awesome night for a boat ride ! Ed was very passionate about his work he has done and so happy to being able to share his experience.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Owner at Sandlapper Water Tours
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your guide, Ed Macy. He does a great job for sure!
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Sunny W. wrote a review Oct 18
Vass, North Carolina5 contributions
Lee did a great job of narrating the haunted ghost tour. I really enjoyed her storytelling and how engaged she was with the audience. I definitely would recommend this to anyone visiting Charleston during Halloween. Some things we mentioned in our group that would make it scarier (if you like that sort of thing) would be sound effects, a smoke machine, and maybe a 4D experience with splashes of water or a gust of wind when you speak of ghosts, maybe a stowaway, and possibly a spotlight to highlight the houses or areas you are trying to show when it gets dark during the late tours. Thank you for the great experience on my first visit to Charleston.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Owner at Sandlapper Water Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for the great review and suggestions about our ghost tour! We are so glad that you enjoyed the trip and your guide, Leigh! She is awesome! It’s nice to know that we helped provide a great experience on your first visit to Charleston. Thanks again!
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Alexandra E wrote a review Oct 9
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Nick was friendly, funny and really added to the overall experience. We saw a dolphin pod and they swam to both sides of the boat so everyone got to see them. The sunset itself was gorgeous. Drinks are sold on the boat as well. Would do this again and recommend to anyone visiting or living in the Charleston area
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Owner at Sandlapper Water Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your great review and recommendation. It means a lot! We are so glad that y’all enjoyed the sunset cruise and got to see dolphins. Nick, does a great job! We we will certainly pass along the compliment to him..Look forward to welcoming y’all aboard the Palmetto again!
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Earl C wrote a review Oct 6
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Incredible sunset great views very comprehensive overview of the area. Very informative of the area and the ghost stories.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Owner at Sandlapper Water Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are so glad that you enjoyed the ghost tour and got to see a great sunset too! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and for the great review! Hope to see you aboard the Palmetto again soon. Thanks again!
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