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Harborview Charters

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56 Ashley Point Dr, Ripley Light Marina, Charleston, SC 29407-7553
+1 843-324-3183
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Soak up the sun while exploring Historic Charleston the way the locals do... from the water! Indulge in our city's marine wildlife, history and barrier islands on one of our scheduled tours or on your own private tour boat with Harborview Charters! Maybe you want to relax, go shelling, fishing, on a sunset cruise, girls day out, or spend the day at the beach with the kids swimming and looking for buried treasure. We can accommodate and customize any private boat charter to fit your needs.
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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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56 Ashley Point Dr, Ripley Light Marina, Charleston, SC 29407-7553
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"captain bret"
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"sunset cruise"
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Reviewed today via mobile

My daughter and I did both the Shelling Expedition to Morris Island and the Sunset Cruise. Both were excellent. We left and returned on time, learned many new things about the area and it's history, and had a great time. I can highly recommend Harborview...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter and I took a morning shelling cruise while in Charleston. Great boat! Started on time and found great shells, sharks teeth and exploring. Would definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The sunset cruise was beautiful. The crew was excellent. Very knowledgeable and dolphins provided entertainment. Well worth it

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Reviewed 3 days ago

So HAPPY that Captain Richard is a better predictor of the weather than the meteorologist! Forecast said storms all afternoon, of course starting at our pickup time but he said weather was great and come on out! Chartered the boat for an afternoon for a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The couples cruise for the 4th of July was amazing. With a small, intimate group of couples, it made the cruise have a warm, romantic feel.

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Thank Casey542
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CaptainBret, Owner at Harborview Charters, responded to this reviewResponded today

Awesome, thank you for taking the time to write us this outstanding review! We are honored that you enjoyed our 4th of July Firework Couples Cruise! Thank you for joining us and hope to see you next year.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Staff very helpful and on time. Captain was very informative and accommodating, with factual information, anecdotal information, as well as maneuvering the boat for maximum viewing of the dolphins and in dealing with wakes from bigger vessels. Very enjoyable!

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Thank John S
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CaptainBret, Owner at Harborview Charters, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the excellent rating! We are very pleased that you enjoyed our Dolphin Watching & Harbor Tour! We hope that you will come back and explore historic Charleston with us again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view was nice! The captain is super fun and allowed us to watch the dolphins play. Only thing I would suggest is to make the cruise longer than an hour and a half.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the tour and the tidbits of history. We did get to see several dolphins, as well. 🐬

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CaptainBret, Owner at Harborview Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are happy that you enjoyed and had a fun time on our boat tour! Thank you for joining us, and we very much appreciate your 5 star review!!

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Kay B
June 10, 2018|
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Response from dancetolead |
The website has a calendar with the times of departure. The website indicates that the times of departure are different for each day based on the tide. You can also call them.
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mansell_sm
June 6, 2018|
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Response from dancetolead |
Website says to arrive 15 to 20 minutes ahead of time. Parking can be an issue and since there's no bathroom on the boat, you need time to go to the bathroom.
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Angela D
April 13, 2016|
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Response from CaptainBret | Property representative |
Scheduled tours are $35-$45 a person and private tours vary depending on size of group, type/length of excursion, and chose of boat. You may find all this info on our site. Location is DT Charleston next to aquarium... More
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