Boat Tours & water sports in Charleston

THE 10 BEST Boat Tours & Water Sports in Charleston, SC

Boat Tours & Water Sports in Charleston

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Day Cruises
2–3 hours
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$56.00
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Catamaran Cruises
2 hours
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$49.00
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Adventure Tours
2 hours
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$53.00
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Night Tours
1–2 hours
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$38.00
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1–2 hours
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$35.00
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Adventure Tours
1–13 hours
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$14.00
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Adventure Tours
2 hours
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$161.80
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Water Tours
2 hours
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Adventure Tours
1–2 hours
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$60.00
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Full-day Tours
2–3 hours
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Sailing
2 hours
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$465.00
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Sailing
2 hours
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$425.00
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What travelers are saying

  • cara140
    Mahwah, NJ32 contributions
    We loved every minute & Josh was great! We highly recommend this tour. It’s a beautiful island where we found so many beautiful shells & learned about the eco systems of the area. We also saw so many dolphins!!!
    Written August 18, 2022
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  • brdiga
    Gainesville, FL66 contributions
    Beautiful and relaxing sunset tour. The service was organized, efficient, and friendly. Perfect price point for the experience. We had a calm and clear night with great views of the sunset over the city. Lots of sea birds, even saw one dolphin tail quickly slip under the water.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Marel D
    9 contributions
    Our sunset harbor cruise host, Victor. He kept folks entertained . Capt. Mike navigated us under the Ashley River Bridge, past Sullivan Island millionaire row and the Charleston Battery shared interesting elements of the area. The pontoon was comfortable and family friendly. Our sunset was hazy but the full moon rise was spectacular. Fun 2 hrs on the water.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Carolyn Fox
    1 contribution
    The trip started out great! We got to see dolphins, which was a treat, but a thunderstorm started halfway through, but it was handled extremely well. Our guide was calm and very knowledgeable. She helped us all get back in one piece, despite me being very anxious and never having kayaked before, so I was struggling. We all made it back in one piece and no one got struck by lightning.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Justice
    1 contribution
    My (new) fiancée and I had an absolutely perfect evening with Captain Glen and Franz. We could not have asked for better weather which was only surpassed by the amazing service provided by Glen and Franz. The pictures we received were gorgeous and it will be one of the best nights I have ever had.
    Written August 15, 2022
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  • P P
    1 contribution
    Lee was an amazing historian and storyteller ! Excellent tour ! Absolutely the best tour we have been on!
    Written August 5, 2022
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  • Eric T
    2 contributions
    This was a last-minute decision to take my sales team out for a little team building. Captain and crew were great and their hospitality was superb.
    Written August 18, 2022
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  • Marc N
    1 contribution
    One of the highlights of our trip! We have been to Charleston a lot in the past and I would say this is an essential experience for anyone with kids coming to Charleston. The entire experience made my kids so happy and excited. I enjoyed every second watching my kids get wrapped up in the fun story and activities they provided. I will be coming back every time we come to Charleston in the future!
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • Janet E
    1 contribution
    Every part of thins tour was wonderful from start to finish would recommoned UT to everyone as a must do trip
    Written August 18, 2022
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  • Charlene A
    1 contribution
    The bus pick up and drop off was at a convenient location. Our driver was excellent and the bus was comfortable. The carriage ride was the highlight. We were informed of meaningful and fun facts. Our time at the market was short. The harbor ride was relaxing but the intercom was difficult to understand, therefore we felt this was not as beneficial and would have liked more time to explore historical buildings. Time was also limited at the plantation. We wished we would have rode the tractor to see the extent of the land rather than tour the house. Definitely not enough time to take it all in. This trip was a nice overview leaving us a desire to return to Charleston.
    Written June 17, 2022
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  • Annette H
    Whiteville, NC6 contributions
    Just being on the water and relaxing for awhile. The view of the bridge was great. A nice break to cool down after walking downtown and shopping at the market. The view was great as was the breeze. The crew was very nice.
    Written August 18, 2022
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  • Mhdubgal
    Valley Stream, NY4 contributions
    The boat ride was great! Driving your own boat was awesome. Prepare for spray and wear water shoes- you will get wet. Owner explained all operations very well and we had lots of fun.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • Donna M
    1 contribution
    Captain J P and Rachel were awesome. My granddaughter loved the boat ride. She got to see a blue crab and baby stone crab on the boat and dolphins in the water
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • Deborah Grantsfrant
    1 contribution
    Fabulous time. Loved the music. Scenery around Charleston was beautiful. Our guides on the the boat were incredibly friendly. Definitely recommend!
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • James R
    2 contributions
    We enjoyed the music and the waiter/server (Malik) was very friendly and courteous. The food was a little above average, not outstanding. Beautiful sunset and awesome sites.
    Written August 3, 2022
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