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Charleston Sail - Harbor Yacht Tours

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Address: 95 Ripley Pointe Dr, Ripley Light Yacht Club, Charleston, SC 29407-7598
Phone Number:
+1 843-345-7790
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Private charters available for couples and groups of up to 6. We provide...

Private charters available for couples and groups of up to 6. We provide comfortable seating, commentary and a chance to steer and trim sails.

Food and beverages may be purchased (byob). Sailing lessons on request.

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Fantastic Harbor Tour

So glad I found this experience on Groupon, or I probably never would have considered it. Our party consisted of six adults: our two children and their significant others, all in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ashland, Ohio

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Ashland, Ohio
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So glad I found this experience on Groupon, or I probably never would have considered it. Our party consisted of six adults: our two children and their significant others, all in their twenties, my husband, and me. We had the best time with Capt. Paul Mitchell. The weather was perfect and the journey was marvelous.

Thank BuckeyePaige
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My parents and I did this sail tour in March 2017 and if you're looking for a beautiful sailing experience, you've found it ! First off, Paul, the captain is an amazing person : Very kind, very helpful and with a great knowledge of Charleston and its harbour. The conversation with him was delightful and his philosophy is too. Also,... More 

Thank brandonnacass
Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an absolutely wonderful excursion. Our captain, Paul, was so much fun. The sailboat was perfect. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Would highly recommend this to anyone.

Thank janelle P
New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Our Captain Paul was very friendly, funny, accommodating and knowledgeable of the sights and area we visited. He even invited our 10 year old son to steer the boat and explained everything that needed to be done. We had a great time and saw a bunch of dolphins, heard some stories and just had a very relaxing time on the... More 

Thank Marcello P
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2017

We enjoyed our tour around the Charleston harbor. It was my daughters 19th birthday so we decided to spend the afternoon with her and her friends celebrating on the water. What a wonderful experience and history lesson from Captain Paul. Seeing many dolphins were an added bonus. It's as if the Captain knew right where they would be. Thanks for... More 

Thank sophia J
Chesterfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

My wife and I lived in Charleston for 5+ years but left in 2001. We come back to visit often, but had never before taken a sailing cruise of the harbor and it's surrounding area. We were visiting Charleston with another married couple who had never been before and decided to try something new. Wow ... did this turn out... More 

1 Thank Jason P
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

We went for a sail with Captain Paul in his amazing sail boat / yacht for our 30th anniversary. We had a delightful time and were entertained by stories from Charlestons history and Captain Paul's sails. It was a private trip and so worth the cost. I even was allowed to steer the boat for awhile and sit in the... More 

1 Thank Jahembree
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Paul was a phenomenal captain. He and his wife took the 6 of us out for a private cruise around the harbor. Such lovely company and beautiful memories that my friends and I will always cherish. I highly recommend!

2 Thank Liz M
Chatham, NJ
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017

We have a son attending the College of Charleston, so my husband and I enjoy visiting in February since we live in NJ. I always plan different events while we are in Charleston. We had a great experience with Charleston Sail. What a fun day out on the water with Paul. He was very interesting to learn from and listen... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Charleston Sail - Harbor Yacht Tours, responded to this review

The wind was fair and the sun was shining. I enjoyed the sailing with you all and look forward to providing another trip out in Charleston harbor. More 

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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Paul was an excellent captian. His knowledge of sailing, history, and Charleston made our private harbor cruise a memory we will cherish for a long time. Paul sailed us towards the U.S.S. Yorktown, Ravenel Bridge, and The Battery during the two and a half hour voyage. He even went out of his way, multiple times, to safely sail near dolphins... More 

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Paul M, Owner at Charleston Sail - Harbor Yacht Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Kevin It is always a pleasure to get out on Charleston harbor and see the sights... when the dolphins appear it's an opportunity not to be missed ....we make the most of it! More 

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