What Are the Best Boat Tours in Charleston, SC?

Charleston is steeped in rich history and Southern charm. It also boasts some of the most impressive wildlife and coastal scenery on the East Coast. There is no better way to experience the splendor and beauty of the city than from the waters of Charleston Harbor. Luckily, there are plenty of the boat tours in Charleston, SC, that offer a chance to explore the city the way it was meant to be explored. Before you set sail, check out everything that this incredible place has to offer by reading our complimentary Destination Guide. Our guide is full of the area’s best restaurants, museums, and local attractions, making it your ticket to the vacation of a lifetime.  

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The Best Boat Tours in Charleston, SC

Adventure Harbor Tours

For nearly 350 years, Charleston Harbor has served as the gateway to the Holy City. Immerse yourself in the rich history and beauty of Charleston with Adventure Harbor Tours. Adventure Harbor offers tours of Morris Island, dolphin watching, sunset cruises, and private boat charters. So whether you’re looking to learn more about the area or just want to relax and enjoy the view, the perfect sailing adventure is always waiting!

Charleston Sailing Charters

Cruise past Charleston’s historic sites like Fort Sumter and the Ravenel Bridge, or take full advantage of the “booze cruise” and enjoy some time relaxing in the cabin of your privately crewed, luxury yacht. From two-hour, day sails to overnight trips for couples, Charleston Sailing Charters has an experience that can be tailored to any guest’s specific needs.

The Schooner Pride

Schooner Pride offers sunset sails, dolphin tours, and even moonlight sails! Enjoy views of some of Charleston’s best beaches while savoring the refreshing ocean breeze. If you’ve got a larger group and want an interesting place to host your event, The Schooner Pride also offers private charters on their 84-foot Tall Ship. Modeled after the 19th-century trading schooners that used to frequent Charleston Harbor, hopping aboard this ship is the perfect way to spice up your next party!

Charleston Outdoor Adventures

For those that are interested in more than just a relaxing day on the water, Charleston Outdoor Adventures certainly lives up to its name. Take an eco-tour to search for dolphins, join the Morris Island Lighthouse tour, or even embark on a fossil hunting tour if you’re feeling particularly adventurous. Charleston Outdoor Adventures also offers kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing packages that are equally as exciting!

Charleston Harbor Tours

If you’re looking for a chance to learn more about historic Charleston from an expert guide, Charleston Harbor Tours is your best bet. Catch glimpses of Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, St. Michael’s Church, the Battery, and the Ravenel Bridge from the deck of the 80-foot Carolina Belle. You can also browse Charleston Harbor Tours’ special cruises for a unique experience like Jam on the Water or the Blues and BBQ cruise.

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After marveling at the beauty of Charleston from the water, it’s time to experience Charleston in a much more personal way. Hotel Bella Grace is located in the heart of downtown Charleston, just minutes from all of the city’s best attractions and things to do. With elegant decor, luxurious guest rooms, and a historic location, our boutique hotel is as good as it gets when it comes to finding premium accommodations in the Holy City.

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