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Explore Charleston’s Colorful Maritime Past Through History Tours

An Historic Charleston Adventure

Experience our unique Charleston History Tours by water and delight in her rich heritage and colorful maritime history, spanning over three hundred years. Our guides are all licensed tour guides by the City of Charleston and are prepared to provide you with a very personalized and interactive tour concerning Charleston’s glorious past.

Historic Sites to See

Sites you will see from the water are Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, the Morris Island and Sullivan’s Island lighthouses, the USS Yorktown and the Arthur Ravenel Bridge.

Get Up Close

You will be amazed at how closely you are able to view the stately homes along Charleston’s famous Battery, where in 1861 General Beauregard observed the first shot fired in the Civil War. As you glide across the water, enjoying Charleston’s beautiful skyline, tales of pirates and shipwrecks and plantation days gone by will entertain you. As an added bonus, we almost always see dolphins along the way.


– Only available for private charters

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Awesome time – AlexS1
We were is Charleston on vacation for 3 days in July and were trying to decide on fun stuff to do. The temperature was in the mid 90’s with a heat index of over 105. We decided against the carriage rides and tours cause they looked torturous in the heat. We saw a brochure about a history tour and it looked fun and affordable so we decided to book it. Upon arrival we were greeted by fun and humorous staff and we had our best experience of our trip. The captain and hostess were both great, talkative, friendly, very informative, and funny. I highly recommend the Charleston history tours with this company as it was the highlight of our trip. It is well worth the money and it is much better than any hot, stuffy carriage ride. It is a must on our list of things to-do on future trips to Charleston.

Amazing and what a great bargain!!! – Tlewey
We were in from Cincy and absolutely LOVED the history tour! The captain took us all around the harbor and the views and sights were amazing! We did it the first full day in town and it helped us decide where we wanted to visit afterwards. It was relaxing and perfect after a long day of walking Charleston. HIGHLY recommend!!! Thanks for a great trip!

Great tour guide and captain! – lisaandryan
The ride was relaxing. The tour guide and captain were very informative. We were able to ask them anything and they were able to answer. Both had alot of experience and knowledge. I learned alot!

Outstanding – tomtorchia
The tour director was excellent! He lives in the area, works for the harbor and knows the entire history. He had an outstanding personality, was knowledgeable, and very enthusiastic. I cannot remember if his name was Rick or Mark, but he was excellent. His assistant , Megan was also extremely personable and friendly. I would highly recommend this trip.

Very relaxing and beautiful scenery! – LauraKennedy
The crew was sweet and the view was spectacular. We went under the bridge, down Shem Creek, and past Sullivan’s Island. Being on the water for the trip was amazing!

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