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Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise provided by Gray Line of Charleston

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Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

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Military fortifications, bottlenose dolphins, and a record holding cable-stayed bridge are just a few of the sights you’ll enjoy on a boat tour around Charleston Harbor. The leisurely cruise combines history, marine life, pop culture, and live commentary to create an excursion that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or interests. Have your camera ready for unobstructed views of Fort Sumter, aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, Castle Pinckney, and more.
  • Observe dolphins in their natural habitat
  • See Charleston from a unique vantage point
  • Take a tour that everyone can enjoy
  • Learn about the harbor's history and marine life
Important Information
Departure Point
360 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 90-minute Narrated Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise
  • Knowledgeable Licensed Charleston City Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.
  • Accesibility: Charleston Harbor Tour is not handicap accessible as we have steps that must be climbed in order to board.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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bek wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
Having done several tours before, this tour was the most informative and entertaining of them all. A must go to if visiting Charleston
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Anthony B wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
Enjoyable boat ride out to Fort Sumter and back with views of the Harbor Skyline on return. The real treat was the narrator who was fantastic! Civil War history brought to life with great storytelling was the highlight.
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Date of experience: October 2019
AnnTRockHill_SC wrote a review Oct 2019
Rock Hill, SC106 contributions28 helpful votes
The streets of Charleston were pretty busy so we decided to take to the water. Was a warm sunny day so very enjoyable. Narrator's jokes were a bit hokey but he certainly knew what to tell us about. Water was just right. Lots of construction around terminal so many had to walk
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Stella K wrote a review Oct 2019
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It was my first time visiting Charleston, SC. I wanted a bit of history about the town. Our guide was extremely informative. He turned out to be an ex history teacher, so when the tour was over, I was well informed to say the least. We even stayed on the boat a few more minutes
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Date of experience: September 2019
TamJam17 wrote a review Sep 2019
Dallas, Texas7 contributions1 helpful vote
Overall the harbor cruise was lovely as the scenery and coastline were great. The cool air off the water was a welcome reprieve from the heat. We had a female captain on the Sunday 1:30pm cruise (9/29/19) (sorry, can't recall her name), who you could tell had lots of
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Date of experience: September 2019
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By: Gray Line of Charleston
Disappointing Narrative
My husband and I took this tour on our 3 day stay in Charleston in February. I was shocked when the tour guide/bus
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Great trip!
Matt was a great tour guide!! learned some new history tidbits about Charleston....gotta love History!!
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Great little tour
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Great experience and learned a lot about the history of the city. I wish there were mo
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Not impressed
Did this tour while visiting for the week for my birthday in hopes to learn some things about Charleston. Tour cou
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Knowledgeable driver provided educational tour of Charleston
Our family loved the Historic City Tour in Charleston, SC. Our driver, Bonnie was a wealth of information. Enjoyed
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Bus tour of Charleston
The tour was good, and the tour guide very certainly knowledgeable. The issue I faced was difficulty understanding
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Good in theory
Let me preface this with : our driver was a very sweet older lady who clearly loves Charleston and has a great know
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Very good tour
Roy was a very good guide. He had a lot of of interesting facts. I also took the walking guide and some of the inf
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Tom V
Great way to see Charleston
We wanted to get an idea of what we wanted to see in Charleston so we went on the Grey line tour of the city. The
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Historic CharlestonTour
The bus tour was very good. The guide was informative and interesting. The boat portion was not good because it was
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Charleston SC
The bus trip was boring. I thought we would learn about history. Instead we leaned about architecture. The guide w
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Comfortable and Easy way to See Charleston
We took the Gray Line City tour which took almost 90 minutes. The driver was knowledgeable and entertaining as he p
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Comfort and Experience
Comfortable van and exceptional guide. Usually I like to get out and walk around, but nursing a bad hip, this was t
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Comfortable, Comprehensive, and Interesting
We bussed all over the downtown Charleston and it was great! Roy, our driver and information king, pointed out so
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Nice time
This was a great way to get a view of the city and beautiful homes. Made a nice stop to get out and take some pictu
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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