BOAT TOUR RIDES CHARLESTON SC
During your 2.5-hour Charleston boat tour you will witness the beauty that has made Charleston the #1 city in the world in many folks’ minds year after year. Impressive, but what is beauty without a little brawn? During your private charter boat tour in Charleston, SC you will see the Yorktown, Fort Sumter, Fort Johnson, Fort Moultrie, Castle Pinkney, and the world-renowned Battery and White Point Garden, which housed artillery during the Civil War. If you think all of that sounds amazing, just wait until you see the sunset. Experiencing the Charleston sunset from the water will leave you breathless! After you catch your breath, the sunset will serve as the perfect backdrop for family portraits, engagements, you name it. Book with one of Charleston’s most experienced boat tour companies today!
Harbor Boat Tour
Charleston Harbor is the most historic and beautiful Harbor in the country. See all of its beauty with a Charleston Yacht Tour!
Sunsets in Charleston are the prettiest time of the day. Enjoy them with cocktails and friends, don’t forget your camera for the best Instagram pics!
The best way to party in Charleston is in a boat! All our boats have bathrooms, Bluetooth stereo, coolers and ice. Just BYOB!
Bachelor Boat Party
Anyone can have a bachelor party at a bar. Have the most memorable one on a boat with Charleston Yacht Tours!
Show your employees you appreciate them. Take them out with us for happy hour or team building. A meeting is more enjoyable on the water.
Boat Tour Rates
For up to
Charleston Yacht Tours start at $900 for 2.5 hours. If you want to book a Charleston Harbor Cruise all day or night, it will only cost you an extra $400 an hour. Additional hours must be booked in advance. Due to time constraints, swimming is only available on cruises for three hours or more. Have a smaller group? Check out our other boats.
Have you ever seen the magic of a Charleston sunset? Booking a boat ride in Charleston, SC is a can’t miss on your “things to do" list.. No two sunsets are the same. With your drinks and snacks and alongside your family, friends or coworkers, you’ll relish in the beauty of the colorful sky. We have the answers to any questions about our Charleston boat tours and will provide you with fun and general information to take home and share. Pictures are a must, they’ll be your most liked Insta post!
Get a fun group together and pick up your favorite drinks and snacks. You’ll be greeted by our local captain and first mate. We’ll swing you by all the Charleston hot spots while you enjoy the view, the breeze, and the booze. Whether you decide to sit in the salon (inside living room), the stern, or the bow, you’ll get the full experience of the harbor. We’re more than happy to take pictures of you and your friends too!
Cruise on a
The harbor cruise tour is the ultimate opportunity to see Charleston on the water aboard your choice of yacht. Complete with professional captains and first mates, your group of up to 28 people can enjoy the spacious accommodations and a premium, personalized charter yacht experience. You'll enjoy the nautical skills and local knowledge of the captain, while the first mate tends to the food.
Why book a boat tour with us?
On our Charleston boat tours, food and drink are encouraged! Alcohol is welcome for guests 21 and older. We provide the cooler and ice – aren’t we nice?! Music and boating are like a horse and carriage – They just go together! All of our boats are equipped with Bluetooth stereos system that makes us the envy on the water so bring your tunes. All of our boats have a full Head (bathroom) unlike some other sightseeing boat tours in Charleston, SC.
Charleston Boat Tours - Experience the Beauty of Charleston
Experience the beauty of one of America’s greatest cities firsthand in complete luxury with our private boat tours of Charleston, SC. This unforgettable tour will whisk you through the attractions, landmarks, and waterways that make this gem of a town stand out. Charleston Boat Tours is the only way to get this decadent experience as one of the top boat tours in the Holy City.
Boat Rides Charleston SC - Lifetime of Memories
When you choose Charleston Yacht Tours, don’t expect anything less than memories that last a lifetime. Our private charter boats are the perfect way for you and your group to explore the history, culture, and wildlife of Charleston in comfort and style. Our professional captains and first mates use their extensive knowledge of the area, which they personalize to make your tour unique and ensure our guests get the most out of their harbor cruise tours.
Love the sunset? How about on the water? You can’t go wrong with our sunset cruise in Charleston, SC, which is nothing less than breathtaking. Watch the sun sink slowly into the horizon as you float gently on glistening water. You and your crew will be enamored by the beautiful colors that fill the sky. There’s no better way to end the day.
Booze, Breeze and Salt Air
If you’re looking for something livelier, check out our Charleston booze cruise. Whether it’s spring break, vacation time, a bachelor/bachelorette party, or just time to let loose, our team can accommodate you. Enjoy the booze, breeze, and salt air as you set off for a boat tour to remember!
Time to Book Your Private Boat Charter in Charleston SC
Whether you choose us for a relaxing outing or for an unforgettable party boat cruise, you can count on Charleston Yacht Tours to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and accommodating setting. Book now for your unforgettable adventure boat rides in Charleston, SC.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is seen on a tour?
The Battery, Ravenel Bridge, USS Yorktown, Ft. Sumter, Ft Moultrie, Ft Johnson, Castle Pickney, Waterfront park, SC Aquarium, Historic Homes and Churches, and much more.
Do the boats have bathrooms?
YES. All our vessels except the Skiff have bathrooms on board.
Do you serve food and drinks?
We have a few great catering contacts that will deliver food to the boat prior to your trip. You are welcome to bring anything you want to eat or drink. We provide coolers and ice on board.
Are glass bottles allowed?
We allow glass but recommend other options for your safety.
Can we bring more guests?
The boat capacities are set by the Coast Guard. We can not take over those limits.
Where are the boats?
All boats except the skiff are at Ripley Light Yacht Club. Less than 2 minutes from Downtown.
What happens with bad weather?
The weather in Charleston can be tricky. We want you to have the best time possible with us. Sometimes we can go a little early. Or wait a little bit to get the charter in. Mosty rain showers only last 15-20 minutes. We usually get every charter in. It is the Captains Call on the day of the charter. We give full refund if we can not go.
Can we swim?
Yes on cruises 3hrs or more. The current is very strong and we go to a few spots around the Harbor where it is safe. We can't just stop anywhere.
Can we bring floats?
Yes. We also have floats for guests to use.
Are there extra taxes and fees?
The price advertised is the price you pay. We include a 15% tip that goes entirely to the crew.
How do we pay?
You can book and pay right on our website at Our Fleet, email us, or call and we can book you. We accept all credit cards.
Do you take deposits?
Yes. You can pay in full or make a deposit. The balance is due the week before the trip.
Is there a stereo?
Yes. All Charleston Yacht Tours boats have great Bluetooth stereos.