Experience the Beauty of The Holy City on a Sunset Cruise

Breathe in the salty sea air while cruising along Charleston’s gorgeous waterways on our ever-popular Charleston Sunset Cruise. Breathtaking views of the sunset-silhouetted skyline are complemented by the Lowcountry’s abundant wildlife as dolphins and birds come out to play during “bluing hour”. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Sandlapper Water Tours will take you on a Charleston sunset cruise you’ll never forget.

Climb aboard the Palmetto, our 45ft catamaran versatile enough to handle the harbor’s waters smoothly. With a capacity of only 49 passengers, the cruise offers an intimate, personalized sight-seeing excursion. Get up-close views of the historic Battery, the Ravenel Bridge, forts, barrier islands, and lighthouses.

The Sunset Cruise is a relaxed, casual atmosphere with a friendly crew and good-time tunes. Our captain and mates are happy to answer questions or address personal needs so don’t hesitate to ask.

Onboard Refreshments:

  • Beer and wine plus an assortment of snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase at our cash bar

The brilliant colors of the Charleston sunset are stunning so be sure you have lots of space on your phone or camera!

Sunset Cruise Prices

At Sandlapper Water Tours, we aim to keep our prices affordable so that our cruises are accessible to everyone. Our prices are as follows:

  • Adults are $58
  • Children aged 0-12 are $40

*All prices include tax

Duration – 2 hours

Where to Board

  • 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29403 – Near the Charleston Maritime Center
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Please be courteous of other passengers and arrive on time.
  • Please check in at the blue and white ticket booth under the reservation’s last name.

4th of July
Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

We’re sorry.
Our 4th of July
Fireworks Cruise
is Sold Out.

Sun setting on the water. Sunset cruise Charleston, SC

Celebrate Life’s Best Moments
Book a Private Sunset Cruise

We specialize in providing private boat tours for any celebration, so let us create a customized cruise for you. As the #1 Charleston harbor tour company, we will provide you with an amazing cruise and memories that will last a lifetime!!

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“The guide wasn’t the usual guide for this tour but she was very friendly and interactive with everyone on the cruise! She was very informative of everything from the houses, parks, landmarks, boats at the marina, people, restaurants. The cruise itself was very nice. The captain even stopped the boat when we spotted dolphins so we could watch them in the water. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.”


This Cruise is a Must

Amazing sunset cruise!  Captain Robert and First Mate Vincent were the absolute best. Lots of laughs, great information and the company of all aboard was incredible. I didn’t want the cruise to stop!  This cruise is a must!!


Very Relaxing Cruise

“I originally thought this would be a touristy type cruise but I was way wrong. It was a peaceful boat ride through the harbor hitting some landmarks and watching the sunset over Charleston. There was some background on the landmarks and the guides would answer questions but for the most part, they let you sit and enjoy the ride and scenery. I highly recommend it!”