5 of the Best Charleston Boat Tours

Charleston, SC, is a brilliant city. The seascapes, islands, and incredible church steeples beckon you to explore. Although the Holy City views are beautiful on land, nothing compares to the views from the water. Charleston boat tours are the best way to see historical monuments, find aquatic wildlife, and enjoy a sunset on the harbor.

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  • Lil Darlin Charters

Contact Lil Darlin Charters to enjoy a cruise or fishing charter for up to 6 guests. Captain Lindsay offers sunset cruises, dolphin watching, creek cruises, sport crabbing, eco and sightseeing tours. Or even consider shark fishing. This is especially fun for the kids and first timers. Enjoy your time in the lowcountry with a Local captain well-versed in the waterways of Charleston.

  • Om Sailing Charters

Om 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 frequent 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 the 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.

  • Rent Your Own Boat at Bohicket Marina

Are you ready to hit the water on your own? Bohicket Marina offers 19' Key West Skiffs perfect for fishing, cruising, and seeing the Charleston coastline. Reserve your space in one of the marina-front rentals, and enjoy the convenience of having your personal watercraft just outside your door.


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