Captain Dave Gugliotti started Carolina Marine Group back in 2014 when he moved his charter fishing business from Connecticut to Charleston South Carolina. Since then Carolina Marine Group has become the biggest and best private tour boat company in Charleston and were the recipients of the Post and Courier Charleston Choice award for the best tour company in 2018. They have become the go-to and the standard for fun and safety on the water. Captain Dave is both a NASBLA and Safe Boating Council certified instructor for both in classroom and on the water training. The Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program was established by NASBLA and is accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard as the national standard of training and certification. Their highly trained captains and crew love what they do and will insure that this will be the highlight of your trip. They specialize in private boat tours catered to individual needs. Learn more about boat tours in Charleston with Carolina Marine Group.
As a whole we provide sunset tours of Charleston harbor, Charleston harbor tour with a guided history lesson, Bachelor and bachelorette parties, Wedding and engagement tours, we even do a sunrise tour and a shipyard tour. We see dolphins on every tour so every tour is a dolphin tour! We have it all and if you don’t see it just give Capt. Dave a call and we would be happy to discuss your needs to create the most memorable experience in the number one tourist destination in the US.
We have expanded our fleet to three boats over the last several years to accommodate the growing demand. Our Flagship, and first boat Hatterass is a 38 foot Hatteras that has been completely restored. This boat can accommodate up to 6 guests. Hatterass is used mostly for our sunset tours and more romantic excursions. Southern Comfort is our 61 foot Hatteras and is used mostly for overnight guests. We do take out Southern Comfort for some of our high end guests but because of Coast Guard regulations only 6 guests can be aboard when underway. This boat is very costly to maintain and also to take out on the water so many of our guests stay overnight on Southern Comfort but charter one of our other boats when wanting to take a cruise of Charleston harbor. Most people opt for our inspected boat for larger parties, Ship of Fools. There are very few boats that can accommodate legally taking out more the 6 guests. We have one of those boats. Ship of Fools is a Coast Guard inspected vessel that can carry up to 18 Guests plus crew. This boat is perfect for our larger groups and bachelorette parties. On average we run 3-4 parties a day so if you are coming into down and you know you want to have a party on the water I would recommend booking well in advance as this boat books quickly.