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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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Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise

This Charleston sunset cruise lets you admire unobstructed coastal views you would otherwise miss if only exploring by land. See Fort Sumter, the Battery, and more as you relax on board a premium catamaran. Keep your camera ready for an unbeatable view of the sunset before you return to shore.
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2 hours
from $49.00
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Marel D wrote a review Aug 11
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Our sunset harbor cruise host, Victor. He kept folks entertained . Capt. Mike navigated us under the Ashley River Bridge, past Sullivan Island millionaire row and the Charleston Battery shared interesting elements of the area. The pontoon was comfortable and family friendly. Our sunset was hazy but the full moon rise was spectacular. Fun 2 hrs on the water.
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Manager at Sandlapper Water Tours
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for the awesome review! We sincerely appreciate you sharing your experience on the sunset cruise and delighted that you had fun. So lucky to get to see the full moon rise! It is spectacular to see. Especially, on the water.
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Noelle B wrote a review Aug 10
Columbus, Ohio3 contributions
So much fun! Had the pleasure of being hosted by Victor & Captain Michael for a sunset cruise. Victor was such a delight—amazing personality, hilarious, attentive and made sure everyone was having a good time, knowledgeable. Had a great group of folks onboard as well, which made it an even better experience. Highly recommend adding this to your “must experience” list in Charleston!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Manager at Sandlapper Water Tours
Responded 3 days ago
What an awesome review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your sunset cruise experience. We are so glad that you had so much fun aboard the Palmetto with Captain Michael and Victor. Victor is super funny indeed. Thank you so much for the recommendation, it means a lot for sure! We look forward to welcoming y'all aboard the Palmetto the next time you are in Charleston.
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Angeliaklee wrote a review Aug 7
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First off, our guide was awesome! I forget his name but he was charismatic as hell. Everything he said was hilarious and I even managed to learn a few historical facts here and there! The cruise itself was so nice and relaxing. It was the best way to wind down and take in some views at the end of our day. I absolutely enjoyed it and will most definitely come back again!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Manager at Sandlapper Water Tours
Responded 3 days ago
Wow! Thank you for the awesome review. We are delighted that y'all enjoyed the sunset cruise. Your guide was, Victor! He is very enthusiastic and extremely funny for sure. So glad that you were able to relax and take in the awesome views. We look forward to seeing y'all aboard the Palmetto the next time you are in Charleston.
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Shermeca S wrote a review Aug 7
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This cruise was overbooked. We didn’t have a seat for all 4 of our passengers. Owner refused refund.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Owner at Sandlapper Water Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Sorry you had a terrible cruise that you walked off the boat before the boat even left the dock. We are limited to 49 people on our vessel. I can assure you we were not overbooked. After discussing the matter with my captain last night and speaking to you shortly after. There were seats available and you chose to get off the boat. Sorry, we can't issue refunds for you deciding you didn't want to go. Captain Bryan
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P P wrote a review Aug 5
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Lee was an amazing historian and storyteller ! Excellent tour ! Absolutely the best tour we have been on!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Manager at Sandlapper Water Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed the ghost tour. Leigh, does a fantastic job for sure. We appreciate you recognizing her! Thank you for the great review and for sharing your experience. Hope to see y’all aboard the Palmetto again soon!
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