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Address: Charleston Maritime Center/Aquarium, Waterfront Park/Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-330-2989
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Don't miss the boat! The Water Taxi is the most fun and convenient way to...

Don't miss the boat! The Water Taxi is the most fun and convenient way to see Charleston harbor. We run every hour between Waterfront Park/Historic district, Aquarium Wharf, Patriots Point and Charleston Harbor Resort with dolphin sightings in between. $10 All day Pass and kids 3 and under are FREE. 9Am til 8pm 7 days a week. Going Sightseeing in downtown Charleston- take the Water Taxi! Want a relaxing harbor cruise- take the Water Taxi! Going to see the USS Yorktown- take the Water Taxi! Want to see some Dolphins- take the Water Taxi! Voted Best cheapest sunset and dolphin cruise in Charleston! Come see for yourself. Boats leave daily.

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Inexpensive and Enjoyable

Great way to get from Patriots Point to downtown Charleston. If you are visiting the Waterfront Park, the aquarium or the Yorktown, it is very convenient. It is important to note... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Christine D
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Simpsonville, South Carolina

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great way to get from Patriots Point to downtown Charleston. If you are visiting the Waterfront Park, the aquarium or the Yorktown, it is very convenient. It is important to note that the summer months can be overbearingly hot and humid. The walk from the boat to town can be difficult for the elderly or for those who are disabled.

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Garnet Valley, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying at Patriots' Point, so the Water Taxi is a great way to get to downtown Charleston in a relaxed manner and not have to deal with traffic and parking. For ten dollars, you get an all day pass. In addition to taking you to Waterfront Park, it will also take you to the Aquarium and the Yorktown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came out with my sons and their wives with toddlers and honestly we just spent time riding the boat talking with Captain Mike. Had a blast! Even middle of the week it was a great time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They got us to point a and point b faster than we can drive. Wonderful way to spend my anniversary with my husband other than being frustrated by driving and getting lost

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Denver, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used they water taxi as an expensive way to get my kids a boat ride and to see the area,.. Perfect for $10

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The taxi is very slow. There weren't any seats remaining under canopy. Very hot with no wind on our leg from market to aquarium. Unfortunately we disembarked and found a festival ongoing and huge line to get in. Not wanting to wait nearly an hour until next pick up we took uber back to downtown. We wasted our money. Just... More 

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Logan, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must to get over to Patriots Point. This is probably the easiest and cheapest way to get there.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at The Cottages by Patriot Point and the water taxi was ideal. No hassle getting into town. The ride was 15 min. in. Always prompt, courteous, pointing our dolphins in water and answered any questions concerning water or area info. Reasonable. Good for just a mini ride on the water with four stops to disembark. After hot... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The taxi stops at two locations in Mt. Pleasant and two locations in Charleston (aquarium and Waterfront Park). It's a great alternative for those who don't want to drive downtown and struggle to find parking, but you need to plan your trip: it stops at each location just once per hour. The captain and first mate were both very friendly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For 10 bucks it's worth taking for a great view of the harbor.. You can ride more than once also ...

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