Charleston Harbor Tours

The Carolina Belle The Carolina Belle Image courtesy of Charleston Harbor Tours


Guests can relax aboard the Carolina Belle as they cruise the scenic Charleston Harbor. Visitors to Charleston Harbor Tours will enjoy a 90 minute tour of the harbor as the captain gives guests history and insight on the landmarks and points of interest along the way. Patrons can expect to see various church steeples, army forts, and historic buildings. They may also be joined by pelicans and a curious dolphin or two. This is an excellent option for folks looking to put their feet up and cruise while taking in some beautiful scenery.



The 80-foot Carolina Belle features a choice of viewing locations for guests. There are two decks, a climate controlled Main Salon, and an open air Observation Deck. Tours leave from the Charleston Maritime Center located at 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston SC 29401. Tour times vary according to the season. See the 2013 Harbor Tour Schedule on the right side of the page for a complete list of available times. Guests are asked to arrive 25 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time for each tour. Reservations are not necessary. Tickets: $25 for Adults • $18 for Kids.



Traveling Ink guests are offered a discount on Harbor Tour tickets. Click here for a harbor tour coupon. Guests buying tickets the day of the tour must print out the coupon and bring it with them to the ticket kiosk.


Guests booking in advance may use the Charleston Harbor Tours discount code: travelingink




Fort Sumter: One of the most well known landmarks in Charleston, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

Fort Moultrie and Fort Johnson: Confederate and Union army forts. The first fort on Fort Moultrie, built of Palmetto logs, inspired the flag and nickname of South Carolina. Fort Johnson saw action in both the American Revolution and the Civil War, and is now owned in part by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the College of Charleston, and the Medical University of South Carolina.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church: A survivor of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, it is the oldest church building in the historic downtown district dating back to 1751.

The Battery: Stately homes line the southern end of the downtown peninsula

The Cooper River Bridge: Formally named the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, it is one of the longest span bridges in the United States.



Charleston Maritime Center • 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston SC 29401


source: Charleston Harbor Tours, SCDNR


Charleston Harbor Tours Testimony

Great ride with a colorful presentation by the tour guide. There is plenty of history in this area and always something new to learn. It's always more fun when you are taking a ride on the water. Cooler too. A great experience!    

Charleston Harbor Tours Schedule

Tour times vary according to season.

Charleston Harbor Tours Schedule Daily Tours

Dolphin in Charleston Harbor

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