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SpiritLine Cruises Charleston Harbor Tour

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Address: 360 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-722-2628
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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SpiritLine Cruises - The ONLY Charleston Harbor Tour offering Live...

SpiritLine Cruises - The ONLY Charleston Harbor Tour offering Live Narration by a Licensed Tour Guide! Our exciting 90 minute Charleston Harbor Tours provide you a relaxing, intimate, waterside view of the historic port while cruising by notable American landmarks, such as Fort Sumter, the Battery, USS Yorktown and more.

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Great attraction to learn more bout the town/city. It was a pretty bad storm headed our way and the crew did a great job to make sure everyone was safe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Leshari H
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Charlotte

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Charlotte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great attraction to learn more bout the town/city. It was a pretty bad storm headed our way and the crew did a great job to make sure everyone was safe.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the highlight of our day trip to Charleston. We vacationed in Myrtle Beach and chose to go on a day trip. The cruise was narrated by a former history teacher. The 90minute cruise was informative and a very pleasant ride. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour gave very nice views of the harbor, a few surrounding islands and attractions like Fort Sumter. The tour guide had good stories about a few things in the harbor but mostly spoke off-topic and not about the city's history. The views were great though and made for some nice pictures. The boat is covered so the shade and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stephen did a great job making the stories come to life. I really enjoyed the cool break with the kids. we also got to see dolphins! awesome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide was well-informed about Charleston history. We learned some interesting facts about people and events of days gone by. We were unable to see the lighthouse, of which he spoke, neither coming nor going. Would have enjoyed some question and answer time. All in all, a worthwhile way to spend a lazy vacation afternoon.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this tour mostly because we were staying in Mount Pleasant to see the fireworks from the Yorktown. This cruise left from the pier at Patriots point so saved us a trip to Charlestown. It was REALLY hot the day we took the tour so a trip on the boat was a NICE diversion from the heat. But the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful, exciting way to see all the sites on the harbor, waterfront city, ft. Sumter, Patriots Point, Ft. Moultrie while listening to wonderful stories that make history come alive for all ages. I have done the tour twice with different tour historians, both terrific and completely different. Stephen this time was better than any college lecture I have had,... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a disastrous bus tour of charleston (to be reviewed separately), this tour was a welcome respite. The tour took you around the peninsula of Charleston, giving you a view of the 3 old forts. It was a very hot day so the breeze off the bay was very welcomed. The lady narrating the tour was exceptional. She not only... More 

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Millbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During your first couple of days in Charleston, take this nice boat cruise around the harbor. It was interesting to learn about the history of Charleston and the forts around the outer harbor. The cruise director knew his stuff and was interesting to listen to. The boat gets up close to the fort and the naval ship and it is... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our company hosted our anniversary party on the Spirit of the Lowcountry and could not have been more pleased. As we are based in Charleston, we like to work with venues that enhance the Charleston experience even more. What better way to do that then on a boat in the Charleston Harbor? The SpiritLine staff was so accommodating and made... More 

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