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Sunset Cruise on the Charleston Harbor provided by Sandlapper Water Tours

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Sunset Cruise on the Charleston Harbor

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Overview
This Charleston sunset cruise lets you admire unobstructed coastal views you would otherwise miss if only exploring by land. See Fort Sumter, the Battery, and more as you relax on board a premium catamaran. Keep your camera ready for an unbeatable view of the sunset before you return to shore.
Highlights
  • Sunset catamaran cruise on the Charleston Harbor eases you into the evening
  • Catch sight of the Charleston skyline, Fort Sumter, the Battery, and more
  • Snap photos of the city and sunset from the boat deck
  • Wine, beer, and soft drinks available to purchase on board
What to Expect
Arrive early to meet your crew and check in at the Charleston Maritime Center, located in downtown Charleston. After a quick safety briefing, set sail on the Charleston Harbor. Cruise under the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and past scenic shoreline covered with sweetgrass. Grab a drink (own expense) and relax on deck as you admire views of Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter, the Battery, and more. Panoramic views provide plenty of photo opportunities—especially during sunset. Though this isn’t a narrated tour, crewmembers can chat with you about the sights as you pass and answer any questions. Finish your tour back at the Maritime center, close to bars, restaurants, and cafes where you may continue your evening.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If there is any in-climate weather approaching. Please contact Supplier prior to arrival. Phone is in the Voucher.
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kaushik Ghosh wrote a review Yesterday
Jersey City, New Jersey57 contributions8 helpful votes
The cruise is timed very well to capture the sunset over the three rivers. The naturalist guide gives a good over view of the wildlife and history of the area. On a good day you can see brown pelicans , dolphins and other sea birds. Will highly recommend
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Suzana K wrote a review 04 Jul
16 contributions5 helpful votes
I’m on this right now and want my money back. It’s 8:04 and we haven’t left even though the boat is half empty and we all got on quickly. BTW it was a 7:30-9pm cruise that insisted we arrive at 7pm so they can leave on time. Just sitting here.... I’m shocked this had such good
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Owner at Sunset Cruise on the Charleston Harbor
Responded 2 days ago
Well, I am not sure what boat tour company you were on but it clearly was not our company. Our company name is Sandlapper Water Tours. We do not have any sunset cruises that leave at 7:30pm. Our sunset cruises depart from 7:00-9:00pm and we ask our guests to check in 30 minutes prior to departure at our blue & white ticket booth which would have been 6:30pm not the 7:00pm arrival time you suggest. Our tour starts at 7:00pm. Our boat leaves out of the Charleston Maritime Center in downtown Charleston. It is one thing to leave a review but if you cant even get the correct company in your review--you have absolutely no business leaving reviews. We respectfully, request that you delete this incorrect review or amend it to the correct company name. What "sucks" is someone leaving a negative review for the wrong company.
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Poskashflo wrote a review 04 Jul
Atlanta, Georgia4 contributions5 helpful votes
2 hour sunset cruise around the harbor. Beautiful sunset. Crew was informative and friendly. Saw bridges, Fort Sumter and learned about local history. Bar was open!
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Owner at Sunset Cruise on the Charleston Harbor
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for sharing your experience and for the great review! We are so glad that you had a great time on the sunset cruise.
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Dakota S wrote a review 02 Jul
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Super enjoyable. Nice atmosphere, Captain Robert & Smiley both were great the entire time. Definitely recommend for anyone. Great experience
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Owner at Sunset Cruise on the Charleston Harbor
Responded 4 days ago
Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are so glad that y'all had a great experience on the sunset cruise. We hope to see you aboard the Palmetto again soon.
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Scott wrote a review Jun 2020
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Captain Robert and Amanda were amazing!!!! Awesome cruise, great story telling and some of the best dad jokes in the business!!!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Carolinaboy2001, Owner at Sunset Cruise on the Charleston Harbor
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wow! Thank you for the shout out! We couldn’t agree with you more, Captain Robert and Amanda are AMAZING! We are so fortunate to have an awesome staff. So glad that you enjoyed the Sunset Cruise. We sincerely appreciate you sharing your experience! Thank you!
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About the operator

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Mercier70
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Great tour
Great tour! My wife and booked this during our long weekend getaway. Would recommend to anyone. (I would turn the P
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sonjabay
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Amazing day, amazing captain.
Took a 3 hours private boat ride with Captain Bryan for a girls weekend. He gave us a tour of the city from the wat
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jfree1833
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Great Family Tour for All!
Our guide, Smiley, did great educating us on the history of the harbor and the different wildlife we encountered. W
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johnhG5132YZ
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We had a great time!
Definitely worth the trip. Our storyteller was a lot of fun and the boat ride was very pleasant. I highly recommend
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jenizion
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Awesome tour
What a great tour. Mr. Macy was fantastic! I would highly recommend. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. Everyth
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ashleydd07
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Haunted ghost tour
Lee was our guide and was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston! She is very good at storytelling and
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SammyLovesBooks
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Money Well Spent!
The best part of this cruise was the views of the Charleston Harbor as the sun set. Then the creepy ghost stories b
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michellemK1954RQ
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Great cruise with interesting history
Captain Phillip and Mimi (Meme?) were excellent tour guides on the ghost cruise. We got a little lost on the way to
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wmh2017
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Good time
Just seeing the battery from the water was good enough (relaxing and beautiful) but add in Lee, our tour guide and
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O3685XNmelissab
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Beautiful Sunset
We very much enjoyed the boat tour of the harbor. Ghost part of tour consisted of 3 or so stories and you get to s
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heathermcalister2
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Educational & fun!
I'm so glad we booked this tour! It was even a rainy day and we had so much fun! The naturalist told us a lot of
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julestravels2
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Fun night out
We really enjoyed the unique evening spent touring the harbor, hearing all about the history of Charleston. Our gui
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CorinneC1117
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Great time
I was here for my 40th birthday celebration with my two best friends. We had an amazing time on the cruise. Our tou
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Chalkley11
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Thanks for a great night
Took the tour tonight and had a great time. The tour guide is super knowledgeable and very easy to listen to. Wis
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Experience726477
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Ghost cruise
We had a great time! The staff did a great job and obviously were well informed of Charleston history.
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Key Details
  • Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina Aquarium, and 4 more
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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