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Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise

Charleston, United States
Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise

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Watch the sun set above Charleston, South Carolina with a 2-hour sunset harbor cruise aboard a 45-foot motorized catamaran. Find a comfortable seat on deck, spot the landmarks of downtown Charleston and the waterfront, and watch for the dolphins and sea birds that thrive along the South Carolina shoreline. Enjoy a relaxing break from the city while spending a romantic evening on the water.
  • 2-hour Charleston Harbor cruise
  • Watch sunset from a catamaran
  • See the sights from the water
  • Encounter native wildlife in a natural environment
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
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Charleston Maritime Center , 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Address: 10 Wharfside Street Charleston, SC 29401

4:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide at the Charleston Maritime Center in downtown Charleston 30 minutes prior to departure, and check in at the blue and white ticket booth onsite. Learn the basics of onboard safety before heading out into the Charleston Harbor. This is not a narrated tour, but the captain and first mate will be available throughout the sail to answer questions and point out local landmarks.

Cruise under the iconic span of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge as navigate along the scenic harbor, and enjoy an mellow playlist of music. See the Battery, Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie and Charleston’s scenic lighthouses from the water—with unobstructed views, this is the perfect time to snap photographs of the iconic landmarks.

Relax on deck for nature’s sunset show: the sun sets directly over the land, lighting up the clouds and waterfront. Soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase, and you’ll finish your harbor cruise back at the Maritime Center, close to some of downtowns best bars, restaurants and cafes.
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Fort Sumter National Monument
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South Carolina Aquarium
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Fort Moultrie
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Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
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Battery & White Point Gardens
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  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sandlapper Water Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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  • "Please remember to bring cash for drinks, and, also, a tip for the crew, if you want to tip." See review
  • "The boat was full so if you want to get a good seat get there a little early and be one of the first ones down the ramp when they say it is time to board." See review
  • "My niece and nephew are 10 and 6 and they were bored, so take that into consideration if you have young children and are wanting to take this cruise, Bring something for them to do." See review


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Great trip
, Nov 2021
Victor and the captain made the trip really enjoyable with their commentary and insight about the area. Myself and my significant other would love to do this again
Fantastic experience!
, Nov 2021
Captain & 1st Mate Victor were amazing guides. This was a wonderful way to see so much of the city!!
, Nov 2021
The history of Charleston took almost all tour of charlston just love the history of Charleston hope to come back and take the haunted tour
, Nov 2021
Everything abt the cruise was great & memorable W/ great tour guides w/ viable information Wld recommend to anyone
, Nov 2021
The captain and Victor were amazing! Very knowledge, played great music, and were so much fun!! Good drinks too!
Making wonderful memories
, Nov 2021
Being with my husband for our 14th wedding anniversary. Seeing the dolphins, Charleston from the water, the beautiful sunset. Victor and the captain were great, made the ride even more enjoyable and memorable. Will do it again
, Oct 2021
This sunset cruise was absolutely amazing! Victor & Captain Bob were so entertaining and really made the trip 😁. They are very energetic & worth everything you paid!
Great sunset cruise
, Oct 2021
Very fun trip. Captain was very knowledgeable and Victor was awesome. Would highly recommend you take the sunset cruise while visiting Charleston.
A Must Do
, Oct 2021
Nice and Funny Captain and First mate/bartender 😊 good music. Beautiful sunset. Tour of harbor area was informative
An experience not to miss.
, Oct 2021
Wonderful evening with Captain John and Vic. They went out of their way to make it a memorable experience
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