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About Captain Dan's Water Tours
Captain Dan offers very personalized Charleston water tours. Our mission is to ensure our passengers have the best possible tour that encompasses historical sites, dolphin viewing, barrier island hopping and all the experiences that are at hand visiting Charleston from the water side! Captain Dan is a licensed US Coast Guard Captain with over 22 years experience on the area waterways. His love of the abundant fish, fowl and marsh habitats gives him first hand knowledge as to where to go for your complete viewing pleasure.
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Erin C wrote a review Dec 2020
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We had the best time with Captain Dan! Highly recommend, especially if you enjoy learning about the city!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Suzanne G wrote a review May 2020
Easley, South Carolina8 contributions2 helpful votes
We were trying to book a boat ride and Captain Dan was available. This was the "best birthday present ever" according to my daughter who we took the trip for. Captain Dan is super knowledgeable and provides a super clean vessel. We will definitely be back!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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DaytonaDennis wrote a review May 2019
Daytona Beach, Florida3 contributions
Carmen, Dylan, Maria, & I want to thank you for a great time on Monday 5/06/19. 2 years ago we booked a 2 hour tour, in August, going into our son’s Junior year at The Citadel. We had a great time then on Charleston’s bay and even got to see a sailing regatta then. We enjoyed it so much I kept your voice mail on my phone. Well he just graduated and we couldn't think of a better cap off to this trip than another tour with Captain Dan. This time we had Carmen’s mom Maria with us. It was a fantastic morning with clear weather and a nice cool breeze. You gave us a tour of Shem Creek, then out into the bay for a water side view of not only the coastal homes, but an up close look in Patriots point of the Yorktown, and warships docked there, along with the marina next door. Then we went out to the Ravenal bridge, up the city coast, to the Battery area, out in the bay by Castle Pinkney, the first fort in Charleston’s harbor, then across the harbor by Ft. Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island and up the intra-coastal and out into the Atlantic Ocean. What’s great is how close you can get, plus all the back ground historical knowledge you shared with us. Forgot to mention you got us up close with several Dolphin pods in the Cooper River. Seems they get closer to the smaller size boat versus the larger tour boats going out on the river and harbor. The boat was very comfortable, with plenty of seating, and very clean. It was a very enjoyable experience. After our tour we went to Pages Okra Grill for lunch, that you recommended. It was great with some very unique items. I just wish we had known about it earlier, because I know we would have made repeat visits there. Thanks for everything! Regards Dennis
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Barbara M wrote a review Aug 2017
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This was a wonderful tour. Captain Dan was gracious and knowledgeable about the surrounding areas. My 12 year old granddaughter had a great time and really enjoyed the entire tour. This a great option for a private tour and well worth the price.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from danfin2015, Owner at Captain Dan's Water Tours
Responded Aug 14, 2017
Thank you Barbara, Sydney is a beautiful young lady. CD
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Penny P wrote a review Jul 2017
4 contributions
My aunt booked this amazing boat tour when my boys and I visited. We had a fabulous time. Captain Dan was super friendly and knowledgeable of the area. We would absolutely book with him again in fact my boys (12 and 15) said this was their favorite thing we did!
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from danfin2015, Owner at Captain Dan's Water Tours
Responded Jul 11, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review...contact me next time you visit and we'll explore another area in the beautiful Charleston waterways!
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