Cruising the Charleston Harbor: Top Harbor Cruises for a Fun-Filled Visit!  

Charleston, SC, is a city that offers so much to visitors. Historic city streets, pristine beaches, world-class dining, and plenty of boating! If you’re visiting the Holy City, taking a harbor cruise offers fantastic city views and even more amazing memories! Charleston harbor tours are only the start! For all of the insider tips, download our Destination Guide and start creating your perfect Charleston vacation itinerary! 

Charleston Harbor Tours  

Sandlapper Water Tours 

If you’re looking for an authentic Charleston experience, you need to book a tour with Sandlapper Water Tours. This family-owned business has been providing harbor tours and dolphin-watching cruises for over 25 years! They offer various tour options that are perfect for all ages, including the Charleston Lighthouse Cruise, the Fort Sumter Cruise, and the Sunset Dolphin Cruise. And their boats are U.S. Coast Guard-certified and inspected, so you can relax and enjoy the ride! 

Charleston Tours and Events 

Getting out on the water has never been easier! Charleston Tours and Events offers a variety of harbor cruises that will accommodate any schedule. They offer a 1-hour narrated harbor tour, a 2-hour dolphin watching tour, and even a private charter! And, they don’t just stick to the harbor. You can also book a cruise to see the Charleston Tea Plantation or take a sunset cruise down the Ashley River. 

Blue Life Charters 

If you’re looking for a more intimate experience, then Blue Life Charters is your best bet. They offer private charters for up to 6 people, so you can customize your tour to fit your group’s needs! You can choose from various options, including morning, day, or sunset sails! Enjoy Charleston from the water as you explore the Charleston coastline. 

Charleston Speed Boat Adventures

Are you looking for an adrenaline-pumping harbor tour? Then you need to book a tour with Charleston Speed Boat Adventures! They offer a high-speed tour of the Charleston harbor that is sure to get your heart racing. And, you’ll get to see all the best sights, including the Charleston Harbor Light, Fort Sumter, and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. Hang on tight and enjoy the ride! 

SpiritLine Cruises 

Last but not least is SpiritLine Cruises. This company has provided harbor tours and dinner cruises in Charleston for over 50 years! They offer various tour options, including the 1-hour Harbor Tour, the 2-hour Fort Sumter Tour, and the popular Dinner Cruise. And, you can’t beat the views from their climate-controlled decks!

Seascape Wonder

Staying with Charleston Coast Vacations means you’ll never be too far from the water! 

Visiting Charleston is all about the beautiful beaches and coastline. After your harbor tour, explore more things to do and keep the adventures coming! To make the most of your stay, experience one of our oceanfront rental homes and wake up to the sounds of the ocean every day! From small and cozy villas to large and spacious homes, an oceanfront property is waiting for you! Browse all of our homes and book your getaway today! 


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