Charleston, SC, is a brilliant city. The seascapes, islands, and incredible church steeples beckon you to explore. Although the views of the Holy City are beautiful on land, nothing compares to the views from the water. Charleston boat tours are the best way to see historic monuments, find aquatic wildlife, and enjoy a sunset on the harbor.
Charleston boat tours are just one unique attraction in the Holy City. For more local recommendations on tours, dining, and more, download our free Kiawah and Seabrook Island vacation guides. Our guides include everything that you need to plan the perfect Charleston getaway.
Three of the Best Charleston Boat Tours
Om Sailing Charters
Om Sailing Sailing Charters is one of the most unique ways to explore the Charleston harbor. Discover Charleston’s most iconic landmarks as you sail to Fort Sumter, Sullivan’s Island, and beyond! Captain Banff Luther brings over 25 years of boating experience to the Charleston community and currently offers three-to-six hour private charters for a maximum of six passengers. Pack a cooler, a bottle of wine, and hors d’oeuvres for the ultimate Charleston picnic!
Captain Jack's Kiawah Sailing and Dolphin Watching
Dolphin tours are the best way to see Charleston’s aquatic wildlife! Whether you are on Kiawah Island or Seabrook Island, Captain Jack’s Kiawah Sailing & Dolphin Watching is only a short trip away. Plus, dolphins love people-watching as much as we love watching them! Bottlenose dolphins and hordes of migratory "biker dolphin" are common sightings on Captain Jack’s Dolphin Watching tours. Captain Jack’s currently offers three-to-six hour charters for a maximum of six passengers.
Adventure Harbor Tours
Adventure Harbor Tours offers a wide variety of distinct Charleston boat tours, but the Morris Island Boat Tour is one of our favorites! Hop on the adventure boat for a scenic trip out to Morris Island. Along the way, you will enjoy beautiful sights of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. Once you arrive on Morris Island, your search for beach treasure begins! You will find shark teeth, starfish, and more during this one-of-a-kind Charleston boat tour.
Where to Stay
After a long day on the water with one of the best boat tours in Charleston, enjoy a relaxing night on Seabrook Island or Kiawah Island. These Charleston islands are famous for their natural beauty and residential luxury. With a unique combination of peaceful beaches and proximity to Charleston’s top attractions, you will enjoy island living at its finest with Pam Harrington Exclusives.
Guests staying on Charleston’s Sea Islands have the unique opportunity to experience championship golf, tennis, spa treatments, excellent shops, and restaurants. What are you waiting for? Check for our current specials on Kiawah and Seabrook Island.
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