Boat Rides & Cruises in Charleston

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Boat Rides & Cruises in Charleston

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  • Maddjic195
    Southbridge, MA132 contributions
    I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Fort Sumter because I wanted to learn more about the causes of the War Between the States. The rangers explained many things and expanded my knowledge of the subject. I expected to see higher walls in the fort but learned that the Union destroyed most of height of the walls with their cannon attack against the Confederates later in the War, who and held the fort since their attack in April 1861.
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Catherine H
    Lancaster, OH6 contributions
    My sister and I took this cruise of the Charleston Harbor, and we loved it! We only had a few hours in the city on our way to Florida, and this was the perfect way to hear about the history of Charleston and see many of the sights, including Fort Sumter. Highly recommend. The best views are from the outside deck if you don't mind the wind.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • Donald S
    Polk City, FL3 contributions
    Excellent dinner and entertainment. It was fun. Food was good. Everything was clean and staff was excellent.
    Written January 6, 2024
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  • Catharine M
    1 contribution
    Great afternoon tour of the marsh and Morris island. Dallas was a great guide and captain sharing information about the wildlife and history of this area Spotted dolphins and beautiful birds , and collected some great sand dollars
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • Kar F
    4 contributions
    Will and Crystal were wonderful hosts. It was a beautiful evening sailing
    They were ready with anything we needed
    I highly recommend an evening sail
    Written February 15, 2024
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  • Connector67853074417
    2 contributions
    Best way to see the area without walking. The guide gave the history as we sat back and looked at the most beautiful homes ever
    Written October 7, 2023
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  • Kim B
    2 contributions
    I thought it was a good outing. Great views. BBQ was decent, not the best but definitely not terrible as other reviews have said. The band was good, not too loud which was nice as we were also visiting with friends. I thought it was worth it.
    Written July 28, 2023
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  • VaL S
    Denver, CO1 contribution
    This cruise was reasonably priced compared to others I had researched The narrator was very informative. It was a history lesson that was not boring. I learned some tidbits of useful info. Would recommend to friends.
    Written September 12, 2023
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  • Dave
    8 contributions
    This is worth the drive to James Island. The day was gray with a fair amount of wind and an unusually high tide because of the full moon. We're frequent kayakers and as we were the only two on the tour were able to move at a fast pace and squeeze in a few extra stops. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about both the flora and fauna in the region and gave us an excellent tutorial on the ecology of the area. Only the two hour tour was available at the time we were able to go but I highly recommend the three hour tour.
    Written November 14, 2023
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  • The MustardSeed C
    1 contribution
    Couldn’t say enough about sailing with Charleston Sailing Charters on Fate! It was amazing!! Such a nice crew!! Captain Dustin was awesome! I’ll definitely go again!!
    Written January 22, 2024
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  • Amy A
    Newark, DE44 contributions
    The ride was nice but we didn’t really go anywhere. It was a beautiful day to be on the water and we enjoyed that. Would have loved to go a little farther out.
    Written November 21, 2023
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  • Mary Katherine
    8 contributions
    I gifted this experience to my boyfriend for his Christmas present and we had an absolute blast. Graham was a great guide and made sure we were comfortable before taking off. We enjoyed the freedom we had on the water and would definitely recommend booking! This was an absolute highlight of our New Years trip to Charleston!
    Written January 1, 2024
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  • mmk116
    6 contributions
    Great way to see the harbour and its surrounding sights such as Arthur Ravenel Bridge, Yorktown and Fort Sumter. We took the 5pm cruise and it was perfect for seeing the sunset on our way back in. Our captain Robert and first mate Rachel were excellent guides and humorous as well as informative! You can purchase drinks on board and the music tracks played while not sharing information on the sights was excellent ! Fun start to our evening !
    Written November 10, 2023
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  • Linda F
    Beaverton, Oregon6 contributions
    Luke was a fantastic captain and really made this tour a pleasure. He ensured each of us got what we wanted out of the trip and took the time to get to know us. His knowledge of history, biology and ecology is impressive - all delivered with a fun relatable positive energy. This was truly a highlight for both me and my husband. Highly recommend!
    Written October 19, 2023
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