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“Great way to go to Mt. Pleasant”

Charleston Water Taxi
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Owner description: Don't miss the boat! Water Taxis make hourly trips across the harbor to downtown Charleston starting at 9am. Leave the car in Mt Pleasant at the Charleston Harbor Resort at Patriots Point and avoid the parking hassle. $10 all day pass allows you to come and go when you please. Water Taxis land at Waterfront Park/Market St. and the Charleston Maritime Center next to the Aquarium Wharf. The water taxis make a scenic 4 mile loop around Charleston Harbor checking out dolphins on the way. Great for kids and grown-ups who just want to get on the water.
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We used the water taxi for the first time to travel to the Yorktown for a fireworks display. The boat left on time from the Aquarium Dock and made it across in the choppy water in about 15 minutes. The folks in the front received a baptism of Cooper River as we crossed, as it was pretty windy and the water choppy. They seemed to enjoy it, however.
When the show was over, it was pretty late, but the water taxi folks found a way to get us back even after the "last boat" had gone. I really appreciated the extra effort and tipped them (not expected) for their efforts. I am considered a "local" and will definitely recommend them for other visitors to our city. The boats are open sided, so in the winter one might dress appropriately for our limited cold weather.

Thank alocalSummervilleSC
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We caught the water taxi in Mt. Pleasant to Charleston. We were quite surprised at the walking distance to the downtown attractions. It wasn't bad, just about double the time I expected to reach the visitor's center. Beautiful view while going over to Charleston.

Thank budgetbuddy01
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

This was a fun way to get from Mt. Pleasant to downtown Charleston. The crew were fun and helped everyone spot the dolphins. I was surprised how long of a walk we had from the drop off point to downtown. Be prepared to walk, bring your camera and binoculars if you have them. Great way to get some photos of the bridge and the Yorktown. Be sure to tip the crew, it's a very affordable way to get around.

Thank tropicaldrinks
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

The water taxi is a relaxing way to go from Mt Pleasant to the waterfront in downtown Charleston. The ride is fun as well as the scenery from this view, including bridge, port and dolphins is also a highlight. In the evening, you can just go for a cruise, bring drinks and enjoy the sunset. Dolphins are usually in abundance.

Thank BusyMomSC
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Loved the commentary explaining telling both geographic points and historic chronicle. Captain socialized with riders . . very personable approach. A must DO!

Thank MarilynGOCWRT
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