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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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Charleston Maritime Center , 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Address: 10 Wharfside Street Charleston, SC 29401

This activity will end right where it started.
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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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
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  • "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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A Must Do
, Oct 2021
Nice and Funny Captain and First mate/bartender 😊 good music. Beautiful sunset. Tour of harbor area was informative
An experience not to miss.
, Oct 2021
Wonderful evening with Captain John and Vic. They went out of their way to make it a memorable experience
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfect way to spend an evening
, Oct 2021
The captain and first mate were both entertaining and knowledgeable. They gave us a tour of the harbor that was perfectly timed and hit all the highlights. Great experience!!
, Oct 2021
Great time! The crew was awesome and knowledgeable about the area. Cocktails and snacks were available as well
The harbor sunset delight!
, Oct 2021
The sunset was awesome. The interaction with Captain Mike and Smiley was informative and entertaining at the same time. Seeing dolphins jumping, sailboats and all the sights of the harbor made this the highlight of our trip to Charleston.
Great time
, Oct 2021
We had a great time! Captain and first mate was great and informative. Would definitely go again.beautiful weather
The skies cleared and...
, Oct 2021
The skies cleared and actually had a great sunset, otherwise would have been disappointed. Enjoyed seeing the Ravennel Bridge and the Yorktown up close.
Worth the time and $
, Oct 2021
Beautiful weather made this an exceptionally great experience! The captain (Robert) and crew man (Nick) were a pleasure, informative and entertaining!
Good experience but need to improve advertisements
, Oct 2021
Our cruise owner and his helper is great. They love people and eager to entertain each one and gives explanations for each object we passed by. the only thing I am not satisfied is this a small boat and no restrooms and there’s no pictures on the advertisement so I have no idea what it looks like. My friend and I are easy to get sea sick. Luckily there is no too much wave when we got on.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Zhiping! We are so glad that you and your friend enjoyed the sunset cruise. We do have a bathroom (called a "head" on a boat.) This is explained and pointed out prior to departing from the dock. We apologize if you did not hear this information. However, you could have asked the captain or mate if we had a bathroom on board. They would have been happy to show you where it is located. There are two steps that you must walk down to get to the bathroom. I am not sure why you were not able to see a picture of the boat on the Viator website or see the description of the boat. However, you could have googled our company and gone to our website if you needed to see what our boats look like or called us and we would have been happy to assist. Especially, since you and your friend get sea sick easily. Thankfully, our 45' power catamaran is extremely stable in the Charleston Harbor minimizing any chance for sea sickness. We appreciate the 4 star review and are glad that you enjoyed the experience.
Captain Robert super...
, Oct 2021
Captain Robert super informative and relaxing journey great sights Victor his crew are funny cool and also informative Great sail

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