Sunset Cruise On The Charleston Harbor

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Company: Sandlapper Water Tours
    Charleston Maritime Center
  • Return Details :
    10 Wharfside StreetCharleston, SC 29401
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Experience the beautiful sights and sounds of the Charleston harbor and surrounding waterways aboard our 45-foot USCG certified power catamaran as Charlestons unique skyline comes alive with peaceful and breathtaking views of sunset silhouetted steeples. Dolphins and shore birds will entertain you with their whimsy. You'll enjoy seeing sites such as the forts, The battery, the islands and the lighthouses. See the Arthur ravenel jr. bridge from a different perspective as we cruise under it. This is not a guided tour. However, our captain and mate are prepared to answer any questions that you may have. Soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase.

Know More about this tour

The Palmettois a 45-foot US Coast Guard Certified powered catamaran that holds up to 49 people. All tours depart/return, from/to the Charleston Maritime Center at 10 Wharfside Street, located 1/2 block from the SC Aquarium in Downtown Charleston. We ask that all of our guests arrive 30 minutes prior to departure and to please check in at our blue and white ticket booth located on the far left dock when facing the water. Complimentary parking is available at the Charleston Maritime Center only. In the unlikely event the lot is full, off-street parking is available and a city parking garage is located near the Aquarium. There are clean restrooms available at the Maritime Center. And of course, we do have a bathroom aboard. Soft drinks, water, beer, wine and prepackaged snacks are available on board for purchase.
Once aboard and seated, our mate will give a brief safety talk before departing from the dock. Then we invite you to enjoy a relaxing evening while cruising along Charlestons waterways. Inhale the cool, salty breezes and all that encompasses Charlestons Harbor, while listening to a variety of music. Along the way, you'll enjoy seeing sites such as the Battery, Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, the islands and the lighthouses. Dolphins and shore birds will entertain you with their whimsy. While this is not a guide narrated tour, our captain and mate are prepared to answer any questions you may have.


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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 its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Jul-2019

    Started out as a semi cloudy night. Captain Phil and Crystal made up for the lack of sun with a very informative cruise in the harbor. Both are very knowledgeable about the harbor and the history that surrounds. Towards the end of the evening, the sun came out and gave us a very spectacular sunset.The next time we are in Charleston, we will do the cruise with them again. If you do this , you will not be disappointed.

  • 09-Jul-2019

    Postponed trip one day due to inclement weather. Was able to view all the attractions in the harbor up close and personal. Ravenel Bridge, USS Yorktown, Fort Sumter, Painter’s Point, and the Battery area. Last 45 minutes offered breathtaking sunsets. Highly recommend for others. Excellent value for the money. Beer and wine sold on the cruise. Only cheese and crackers served for food. 👍👍👍

  • 03-Jul-2019

    My husband and I, along with our teenaged daughters, booked the Sunset Cruise on June 9th. There was a brief thunderstorm when the cruise started, and the captain took the boat back to the dock. After that, it was beautiful on the bay. The cruise went around to all the historic places that could be seen in the distance like Fort Sumter, Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, etc. The absolute best part of the cruise was seeing dolphins!!That was the definite highlight of our entire vacation! Would definitely recommend this cruise. We hope to return in the near future, and do another cruise. Please remember to bring cash for drinks, and, also, a tip for the crew, if you want to tip. We didn't have any cash on us except for our debit card, and my husband was under the impression that they didn't accept those for drinks. Perfect cruise from beginning to end!

  • 28-Aug-2018

    It was so beautiful and peaceful. Got amazing pictures and memories to last a lifetime. A definite revisit!!

  • 04-Sep-2017

    This was a very informative and very pretty sunset cruise. Crystal and Captain Mike were incredible and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

  • 13-Aug-2017

    Very hot day in Charleston was replaced with a cooling boat ride around Charleston Harbor. Relaxing, informative, and simply a beautiful couple of hours in the evening on the water.

  • 27-Jul-2017

    It was great relaxing cruise of the harbor, the two fort sites and the amazing old historical houses on the waterfront/seawall. While the weather didn't cooperate for the sunset, the cruise was well worth the time and money.

  • 16-Jul-2017

    Great night on the boat! Lee was excellent with just enough history and humor!

  • 12-Jul-2017

    This was a great time!!! The view of the sky was really awesome. You might see dolphins - we saw over a dozen. Captain Mike if a first class master of the seas.
    If you want to do something that you will remember for years to come - take this sunset cruise.

  • 07-Jul-2017

    Both the captain and the first mate were top notch from start to finish. It was a very relaxing 2 hours and passed very quickly. We didn't expect historical information but that was included as well. Yellow and pink sunsets were beautiful!

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