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SandLapper Water Tours

For reservations call us at
(866) 853-0079 or (843) 407-3688
For Charters call 843-849-8687
Advance purchase strongly recommended

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Ghost Tours

It's dark out there on the harbor and you will never see this seaport the same again after participating in one of these tours!

Sunset Cruises

Enjoy a relaxing evening while cruising along Charleston's Waterways and taking in breathtaking views of her sunset silhouetted skyline.

Education Programs

Present your students with a unique experience and the opportunity to explore Charleston's rich heritage and natural habitats by boat.

Nature Tours

If you are interested in exploring Charleston's "tideland treasures", this is the tour for you!

History Tours

Experience Charleston's most unique History Tour by water, with a tour guide licensed by the City of Charleston!


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Charleston Harbor Tours

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Welcome to Sandlapper Tours, voted #1 Charleston Harbor Tour company in Charleston, SC!

We operate out of the Charleston Maritime Center located near the S.C. Aquarium.

We are a locally owned and operated company offering History, Nature, Sunset, and Ghost Tours of the Charleston Harbor.

The Palmetto

Board the “Palmetto”, our 45ft. motorized USCG certified catamaran and set out on the adventure of your choosing! Our maximum capacity is 49 people, making it possible for our guests to enjoy a small group setting as well as to interact with our guides. We also offer private charters for up to 49 guests. Experience Charleston harbor’s rich heritage, maritime history and tideland treasures like never before!

Charleston Dinner Cruise

We offer a Charleston Dinner Cruise with an assortment of options available to entertain your guests and their specific interests. Imagine your group enjoying a dining experience including Frogmore Stew, an Oyster Roast, or a Lowcountry Crab Boil on the beautiful beach of a Barrier Island. Sandlapper Tours specializes in private boat charters and would love to entertain your guests with this unique and authentic Charleston harbor dinner cruise.

Charleston Nature Tours

Our Charleston Nature Tours  and Charleston Historic Tours are proud to have a local naturalist, as well as a local historian aboard our tours who will interpret the sites your guests will see during the cruise. The Palmetto, a versatile catamaran, allows our Captain to smoothly handle the harbor’s waters, as well as navigate through salt marsh creeks and land the boat on the beach. You guests can now experience Charleston, its harbor, and Lowcountry living like never before.

Where we’re located

All tours and charters depart from the Charleston Maritime Center, located at 10 Wharfside Street, not far from the S.C. Aquarium. Snacks, soft drinks, water, beer and wine are available for purchase. A restroom is available on the boat.  Free parking and restrooms are also available at the Charleston Maritime Center.

Make a Reservation

Get ready for fun, history, and sights like you’ve never seen before. Join us to tour the Charleston harbor – Make a Reservation today!