Water activity

Charleston: Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise Tour

Activity provider: SpiritLine Cruises
Water activity

Charleston: Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise Tour

Activity provider: SpiritLine Cruises

From US$ 36 per person


Experience the best Charleston Harbor has to offer on this sightseeing cruise. Take in sights like Fort Sumter, the USS Yorktown, and the Ravenel Bridge with live narration from an expert tour guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Learn fascinating, historically-accurate Charleston history while you cruise through the harbor
  • See Fort Sumter, USS Yorktown, the Battery, Ravenel Bridge, and more
  • Hear amazing tales of the city's past and its most interesting characters
  • Enjoy live narration by a licensed city tour guide
Full description

Take in the amazing sights of Charleston Harbor on a boat tour with live narration from a guide. Gain insight into the history of Charleston while you glide through the gentle waves of the harbor, passing by the Battery, the Ravenel Bridge, Castle Pinckney, and more.

Depart from Patriots Point or Aquarium Wharf as you cruise along the coastline of the beautiful Holy City. Hear enthralling tales of the city’s colorful past as well as scintillating facts about its most interesting former citizens.

Make sure to bring your camera to capture famous American landmarks such as Fort Sumter, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, the Battery, the Ravenel Bridge, Castle Pinckney, and other sites from Charleston's past and present.

  • Charleston harbor cruise
  • Live narration by guide
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Board your boat at the SpiritLine Cruises dock at Patriots Point.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Cash

Know before you go

  •  Snacks and ice-cold beer are available for purchase on board (cash only)
  • Restrooms are available onboard
  • Tours operate rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 427 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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This tour is a wonderful value for the dollar! Our narrator, Stephen, did an outstanding job with all of the historical facts, events, etc as we moved from one landmark to the next along the tour route. He was more than willing to answer questions from the tour group as the event progressed. Would highly recommend this tour!

August 28, 2022

This 1.5 hour cruise is covered, so the sun doesn’t bear down, but you still get the fresh breeze. We had Russell as a guide, and he provided detailed I formation the entire time. He also opened the floor for questions and was very accommodating. I highly recommend this to learn the history, architecture, and juicy stories of Charleston.

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July 29, 2022

The microphone did not work on the top deck for the 1pm tour, so if you wanted hear the speaker, you had to move downstairs. The tour guide did say this before hand, so most people moved back and forth during the two hour trip. For most of our family, this was their first trip to the cityi, so it was a disapointment.

July 24, 2022

Product ID: 264097