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Our most recommended South Carolina Sightseeing cruises

Murrells Inlet: Scenic Sunset Cruise

1. Murrells Inlet: Scenic Sunset Cruise

Explore the stunning and picturesque Murrells Inlet on a boat tour. Admire the colorful houses, scenic waterways, and other sites from the water. Soak in the breathtaking panoramic views of the marshes, creeks, and estuaries. Enjoy a view of the landscape with lush vegetation and various wildlife, including birds, fish, and sometimes even dolphins. Throughout the trip, you will get ample opportunities to click pictures of the surroundings. Witness the captivating beauty of the sun setting over the water. Experience an unforgettable tour and unlock the secrets of this remarkable coastal gem.

Hilton Head Island: Pirate Cruise on the Black Dagger

2. Hilton Head Island: Pirate Cruise on the Black Dagger

Treat your little ones to the adventure of a lifetime aboard an activity-packed pirate cruise on Hilton Head Island. Allow your child to live out their craziest fantasies by turning into a pirate with the help of face paint and temporary tattoos. Help find a sunken treasure and defeat Stinky Pete. Head to the docks to get a new pirate name and learn how to speak like a real pirate. Board the legendary Black Dagger and set sail in search of a treasure. Join in on a race to find Stinky Pete, the island’s smelliest pirate who knows about the treasure map and has stolen the key Locate Stinky Pete before he gets to the treasure first. Watch the crew man the water cannons and blast Stinky Pete until he gives back the key. Enjoy singing and dancing throughout your journey, as you navigate across the ocean before heading back to the starting point.

Charleston: Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise Tour

3. Charleston: Charleston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise Tour

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.

Hilton Head Island: America’s Cup Sailing Yacht Cruise

4. Hilton Head Island: America’s Cup Sailing Yacht Cruise

Step aboard a former America’s Cup sailing yacht for an afternoon cruise. Discover what it takes to sail a racing yacht as you help the crew, or simply sit back and enjoy the ride. See the sights of the Calibogue Sound and learn about the history of these waters. Have your camera ready as you keep an eye out for dolphins. Drinks and merchandise are available for purchase on board.

Charleston: Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise

5. Charleston: Historic City Tour and Harbor Cruise

Discover 300 years of Charleston history from land and sea with passionate licensed tour guides. Experience a 90-minute narrated tour of Charleston in a climate-controlled luxury coach and then head to the water for another perspective of the city from Charleston Harbor. Learn fascinating historical facts about Charleston while you cruise the gentle waves of her harbor. Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides are licensed by the City of Charleston and are eager to share their knowledge with all guests aboard the cruise. Don't forget your camera as you will see all that the Holy City has to offer: Charleston's Historic Homes and Churches, the Old Market, Rainbow Row, Fort Sumter, USS Yorktown, and incredible views from Charleston Harbor.

Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

6. Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to Savannah

Cruise through stunning intracoastal waterways from Hilton Head Island to Savannah with this round-trip express ferry ticket. Board from inside the Sea Pines Resort, then travel to the city in a comfortable air-conditioned boat. Sit back and admire the view as you sail through old shipping channels. Enjoy over 4 hour in Savannah to explore the city, before heading back to the ferry. On the return trip, benefit from happy hour pricing on selected drinks.

Hilton Head: Private Sunset Cruise

7. Hilton Head: Private Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a tranquil Low Country sunset off the coast of Hilton Head with a private cruise. Relax onboard with a loved one, family, or friends for a perfect end to the day. Admire the broad spectrum of colors as the sun sets. Be amazed by shades of vibrant orange, red, and multiple shades of pink. Enjoy a perfect finale to your day whether with your partner, the whole family, or colleagues. Your captain will provide the best vantage point for your group to enjoy the sunset. Feel free to pack a cooler and your own alcohol and snacks onboard.

Charleston: Haunted History Harbor Cruise

8. Charleston: Haunted History Harbor Cruise

Get to know a different side of Charleston on a harbor cruise focused on the city's haunted past. See eerie locations that can't be reached on foot and listen to ghostly tales and ghoulish stories about pirates, sunken ships, and more along the way. Step aboard a 45-foot powered catamaran, the Palmetto, and set out on your nighttime tour. Marvel at the city skyline from the water and pass by antebellum homes that lie at the heart of some of the most famous ghost stories in the South. Listen as your guide lets you in on some of Charleston's most fascinating ghost lore, from the headmistress who guards the grounds where she once lived, to pirates who still haunt their conquests. Learn about Blackbeard, Charles Vain, and Anne Bonney, the first infamous female pirate. Gain a deeper understanding of Charleston's past as the gem of the fledgling American colonies and leave your tour with new insight into how this shaped the city's legends and lore.

Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Daufuskie Island Ferry

9. Hilton Head Island: Round-Trip Daufuskie Island Ferry

Step back in time with a trip to Daufuskie Island and get a feel for the Low Country. This express ferry service departs from the Sea Pines Resort and arrives in Daufuskie just 30 minutes later, giving you more time to explore. Learn the island’s history from your captain and hear about interesting landmarks and sights to see. Bring your bike on board the ferry at no extra cost, or rent a golf cart on arrival. After exploring the island, hop back on the ferry to return to Hilton Head.

Murrells Inlet: Bird Watching Eco Tour

10. Murrells Inlet: Bird Watching Eco Tour

Explore Murrells Inlet and its beautiful saltwater marsh estuary. Enjoy the sight and sounds as we tour the tranquil waters, bird watching and observing the underwater sea life with a naturalist. While on the cruise, participate in a live demonstration that includes local crabs and pulling a sample dredge from the bottom of the creek bed directly into the touch tank for all to observe. The shelling cruise also includes a “walkabout” as the captain positions the boat on a local beach so you can disembark onto the beach and dune area searching for local treasures and shells. The Explorer is a United States Coast Guard Certified and Inspected vessel that is 54′ in length and has a bathroom.

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What people are saying about South Carolina

The trip was informative and relaxing. The Captain was amazing and gave us a history lesson on the area. Dolphins were swimming close by. Some of our group took the helm and assisted with raising the sails. A must during your stay in Hilton Head!

Was very easy to get the tickets sent to your phone, and just show that to board the boat. A lot of history in that harbor and surrounding area. Had a good time!

Even though the weather was not all that great we enjoyed the water trip. No rain but overcast and breezy Very refreshing !!!

Wonderful in every regard. Great value. Great history information. Altogether enjoyable.

Excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.