Charleston Water Taxi
Charleston Water Taxi
4.5
Hop-On Hop-Off ToursBoat ToursFerriesDolphin & Whale Watching
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Not your typical Water Taxi! Dolphin Cruises daily! 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. $17 All day Pass and kids 3 and under are FREE. 9am til 8pm 7 days a week. Voted Best cheapest sunset and dolphin cruise in Charleston! Come see for yourself. Boats depart hourly.
Charleston, South Carolina
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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AngelaLW1989
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
My fiance and I enjoyed our ride from Patriot's Point to the dock near the Waterfront Park. We later got on near the Ft. Sumter memorial and were shuttled back to Patriot's Point. We were glad to pay to avoid the potential traffic issues in a city we had not visited before.
Written July 3, 2020
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Francine F
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Tickets were easily purchased on the website. I am somewhat visually impaired and it was so easy to get my tickets purchased in about three minutes. The woman captain and her “first mate” were very friendly and the captain was well informed about the sights on the water and land. I got to see dolphins jump completely out of the water which was an excellent extra treat! It was a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon. After days of rain the weather was gorgeous for the weekend and $14 for an all day pass was a bargain! Stopped and visited the city market then returned and rode the ferry around again just to enjoy being on the water. You could see the aquarium, get on the ferry and see the naval carrier at the next stop, then have lunch at the following stop and get off at the subsequent stop to browse the city market which is only a few block walk. You can make a complete day of it!
Written August 28, 2022
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karen w
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
For $10, we were able to go out for about 45 minutes and enjoy the seabreeze and see a different side of the city. We had already taken numerous tours, so we didn't need narration. If we had more time, the option to hop on and off would have also been a great bonus to see parts of the city that weren't accessible by walking. Not as exotic as some of the other cruises, but a great value!
Written August 15, 2022
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Baggage
Cambridge, MA15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
Trip takes you from the MT Pleasant Harbor to the Waterfront Park in downtown Charleston, SC and back. A fun experience, you may be lucky and see dolphins.
Great crew and it's a reasonably quick trip. Service runs until 7pm ish each day. A great way to see Charleston or Mt. Pleasant from the water. Expensive for families as a one way ticket is $8 for age 3 years or above and $12 for an unlimited number of trips for the day.
Written September 13, 2021
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BeachTeach21
Naples, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We had a lovely quick transit Tripitaka Patriots Point and downtown. We even got a visit from dolphins. The captain ran the boat safely paying attention to boat wakes and easing into dock. The deck hand was kind and welcoming.
Written June 28, 2021
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Tani O
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Easy on/off & good way to see the city from another vantage point. Staff were friendly and pleasant. Can purchase tickets ahead of time via web or directly on boat with cash or card.
Written October 9, 2021
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carol B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The sun was out when we left the dock but then a storm came up. Our captain and first mate quickly lowered the plastic sides and moved us to the middle of the boat. We stayed at one stop for awhile until the storm abated. It was so much fun! Everyone bonded. Very friendly and competent crew. Highly recommend it.
Written October 9, 2021
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Patricia G
Putnam, CT73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
We took the water taxi as a means to get out Patriots Point from the Charleston harbor. For $12.00 you can ride it all day and it stops at four locations. We boarded at the Aquarium and after our visit to Patriots Point we returned to the waterfront location.
A fun way to see the sights of the harbor!
Written October 24, 2021
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marcusgH8842LU
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Professional crew. Very informative and caring. We have always enjoyed the Charleston Water Taxi and have used it for many years now. The only gripe I have is that we have to pay to park at the Marina now to use the taxi. I think you should validate Taxi users parking tickets. Using the Taxi now cost $50 a day for 2 people to park and ride.
Written May 21, 2022
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Nikki V
Mount Washington, KY20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
A great price to travel back and forth all day! Our captains were all very friendly and pleasant. One even steered us toward a pod of dolphin to let us get a good view, which was so nice of him!
Everyone was so knowledgeable and it was apparent they enjoyed their jobs. We really enjoyed the ease and convenience of the water taxi during our visit to Charleston.
Will be back to visit! Thank you!
Written June 19, 2020
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