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“Nice way to travel”

Charleston Water Taxi
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Owner description: Don't miss the boat! The Water Taxi is the most fun and convenient way to see Charleston harbor. We run every hour between Waterfront Park/Historic district, Aquarium Wharf, Patriots Point and Charleston Harbor Resort with dolphin sightings in between. $12 All day Pass and kids 3 and under are FREE. 9Am til 8pm 7 days a week. Going Sightseeing in downtown Charleston- take the Water Taxi! Want a relaxing harbor cruise- take the Water Taxi! Going to see the USS Yorktown- take the Water Taxi! Want to see some Dolphins- take the Water Taxi! Voted Best cheapest sunset and dolphin cruise in Charleston! Come see for yourself. Boats leave daily.
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Clemson, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice way to travel”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

I would have prefered a direct route from the marina to the city. The "tour" aspect without narrative made the trip longer than necessary as there isn't much to see from Charleston Harbor Marina to the location near the aquarium which was our landing point.
I do realize some may favor the round about route but we were hungry and just wanted to get across to the restaurants. Also when traveling from the marina to the Charleston - the drop off point at the aquarium is almost a mile away from any of the shops, restaurants etc. No taxi's were available so it is a hike to get to where you want to go. We didn't mind the walk even though it was a hot day but some may especially the elderly.
The round trip aspect didn't come into play for us as we weren't inclined to venture back to the pick up location even though we were have preferred to do so in order to change for dinner. But it is simply not convenient. Also last pickup was 7:30pm which on a Saturday night isn't practical for most.

Visited September 2013
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Hypoluxo, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great way to see the harbor”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Very friendly captain and first mate. We took the taxi to see the Yorktown. Nice boat ride and the boat is very clean.

Visited September 2013
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Orlando, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A BREAK FROM WALKING”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

After a walking tour, it was nice to ride the water taxi and relax. I bought an all day pass. We saw dolphin the first ride but not the second. Crew said it depends on how many boats are out. They go close to the aircraft carrier and sub and you get a good view of the bridge. I thought there might be more narration but there was not, unless you asked questions.

Visited August 2013
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Thank gsbythesea
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north carolina
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“okay, pricey for a short ride...”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

it only runs once an hour and it's pricey. If staying at the Charleston Harbor Inn just schedule yourself around the free trolley from the hotel to Ben/Jerry's on Market Street. It runs every 2 hours but if you time it right it's the better way to go.

Visited September 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is one of the best things one can enjoy at Charleston. We took our toddler with us. We all had so much fun as the taxi cruised through the harbor water. We even got to see some dolphins! The duration of the cruise was about an hour, which is long enough to see the attractions around the harbor.

Visited September 2013
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