Charleston Harbor Tours

The Best Way to See Charleston

You have seen Charleston by land but you have never seen Charleston quite like it from the sea! Come aboard your private Hatteras Yacht and let us show you the historic and hidden beauty of Charleston that most people never get to see, even most locals. Included in the cruise, we can take you to iconic sights such as: 

• Shutes Folly Island 

• Castle Pinckney 

• Civil War forts 

• 18th-century homes 

• Ravenel Bridge 

• USS Yorktown

• The historic Battery 

• Dolphins! Can’t forget the dolphins!

Hatteras Boat on Charleston Harbor with the Ravenel Bridge in the background
Hatteras Boat on Charleston Harbor with the Ravenel Bridge in the background

Charleston Harbor Tours

The Best Way to See Charleston

You have seen Charleston by land but you have never seen Charleston quite like it from the sea! Come aboard your private Hatteras Yacht and let us show you the historic and hidden beauty of Charleston that most people never get to see, even most locals. Included in the cruise, we can take you to iconic sights such as: 

• Shutes Folly Island 

• Castle Pinckney 

• Civil War forts 

• 18th-century homes 

• Ravenel Bridge 

• USS Yorktown

• The historic Battery 

• Dolphins! Can’t forget the dolphins!

Learn About Charleston History

Charleston is one of the most beautiful and iconic cities in the country let alone the south, but you have not gotten the full experience of Charleston if you only stay on land. Ask any local and they will tell you being on the water is a must, especially in the hot months, and also a major part of what living in the low country is all about. Charleston is a very historic place and taking a Charleston harbor tour is a great way to see a lot of the sites and much of the history can be found on the water. What better way to discover more about Charleston than relaxing on your very own private yacht with a knowledgeable captain and crew.

Fort Sumter Charleston SC

Fort Sumter Charleston SC

Most people when touring Charleston by land head to waterfront park which is one of the crown jewels of our city. The pineapple fountain located in the park has been voted one of the top ten fountains in the us! You can get great views from there of the harbor, and of the Ravenel Bridge with Fort Sumter way off in the distance. You can also see on many of the plaques in the park where everything is in the harbor. We actually bring you there, right up close, and tell you about the history and what went on during the civil war and beyond. Its a much more interactive experience then just reading.

Fun Facts About Charleston

Did you know that on the lower peninsula no building can be higher then a church steeple? You can only see that perspective from the water. Our harbor cruise takes you up close to all of the forts in the harbor including Fort Sumner and Fort Moultrie heading out of the harbor. Did you know the first submarine, The Hunley, was launched in the harbor and sank a merchant ship, the Housatonic, a union ship right off the coast of Sullivan’s Island? Well, really the sub was launched 3 times but you can ask me more about that on our tour.

Special Features

You have free rain of the boat when on board and we have full facilities for your comfort including a full size fridge and bathroom. We have AC on board for the really hot days. Not much breeze is blowing downtown in the summer months and we find it much better to be out on the water with a breeze having a glass of wine or beer while taking in the sites. No walking around sweeting wondering when the march will be over. We have completely updated the boat so you can sit back relax and take in the sites in style.

Sea Life

Kids love driving the boat!

Kids love driving the boat!

There is so much to see I almost forgot about mentioning what our guests often say is their favorite part of the trip, the wild life. When I say wild life I mean the dolphins. We have so many dolphins in the harbor. They are fun and playful and will usually come up to or close to the boat and hang out for a while. You have to watch for them as a lot of time our guests are having so much fun talking and hanging out with us that they simply forget to look. Don’t worry we are always on the look out for them as well as other sea creatures that pop up from time to time. Every tour is a dolphin tour with Carolina Marine Group. We also get sea turtles, manatees, sunfish, seagulls and pelicans.

Fun For The Whole Family!

Our trip is great for ages including smaller ones. What kid doesn’t like going to the bridge and driving a big boat? They can with us! It’s a real life iPad game to keep them entertained while the adults can enjoy the yacht experience and take in the sites and relax. I promise this will be the best thing you do in Charleston! Just ask any of our guests and check our 5 star reviews on google.

``If you are visiting Charleston, taking a harbor tour or sunset cruise with Carolina Marine Group is a must! Captain Dave is an outstanding tour guide and conducts himself/crew with the utmost professionalism and safety. I highly recommend this business!”

- TripAdvisor Member

Ready for your day on the water?