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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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Departure Point

10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Address: 10 Wharfside Street Charleston, SC 29401

Return Details

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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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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
See all safety measures taken by Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise.
What is the maximum group size during Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise.

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Traveler Tips

  • "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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Highly recommend
, Sep 2021
The sunset cruise was fun and informative. The captain and first mate were knowledgeable and humorous. One of the highlights was seeing several pods of dolphins! It was a relaxing way to see the city and learn some of its history and natural beauty.
Enjoyed my experience
, Sep 2021
The most memorable part was the views. The views of the beach, sunset, homes and weather along side the route were very nice. Just a few things to keep in mind. When booking it says the ticket doesn’t come with food or drinks however they sell chips and drinks on the cruise. Also the bathroom is not ideal to use so if you can hold it for 2 hours than do that!
Definitely do it!
, Sep 2021
Super funny and kind captain and first mate! They were very knowledgeable and accommodating! Highly recommend this cruise! I feel like I know Charleston so much better now. Also, you can’t beat seeing a sunset over water!
Laughs and great fun
, Sep 2021
I had a great time! I live local and love being out on the water, this trip was a lot of fun and we had a perfect evening!
Amazing Fun Boat Experience
, Aug 2021
Victor and Captain Rob where both amazing guides. They were funny, helpful, knowledgeable, and overall amazing. They would point out different sites and explain them. They even had fun facts about dolphins. Victor did an amazing job taking photos for people during the sunset. We would defiantly go again.
Fun, relaxing, great crew, not crowded on boat
, Aug 2021
We had a great time on the Sunset Cruise! Victor, the first mate was worth the price of admission alone. He was great fun! The captain was great too. Had lots of interesting facts on Charleston and it’s history. The trip is very relaxing. They do serve beer, wine, seltzer sodas and chips at the bar- pay as you go. One thing you should know is you can’t park “near “ the dock so scope out a place on the way and arrive by 6.
Dolphin Siting
, Aug 2021
The sunset cruise was great. Saw a few dolphins while out there. Captain or Co-captain were great and we enjoyed our time out on the water
Would definitely recommend
, Aug 2021
Great trip saw lots of dolphins. Captain and first mate were very informative and professional They made the tour of the harbor area most enjoyable.
No to be missed
, Aug 2021
Excellent experience. Beautiful views of Charleston and sunset! Victor and Patrick made it fun and informative.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi Tim! Thanks so much for the awesome review. We are so glad that y'all enjoyed the experience.
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, Aug 2021
Fantastic evening on the harbor with Victor and captain Robert !! They were very hospitable and funny! The sunset was amazing and Victor did an amazing job catering to every guest to take photos of them with the sun setting . Highly recommend this tour !!
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