Welcome to Sandlapper Tours, voted

#1 Harbor Tour Company in Charleston, SC!

We are a locally owned and operated company offering Nature, Sunset, and Ghost Tours as well as custom charters through the Charleston Harbor.
We operate out of the Charleston Maritime Center located near the S.C. Aquarium.
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Welcome to Sandlapper Tours, voted
#1 Harbor Tour Company in Charleston, SC!

We are a locally owned and operated company offering Nature, Sunset, and Ghost Tours as well as custom charters through the Charleston Harbor.
We operate out of the Charleston Maritime Center located near the S.C. Aquarium.
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Ghost & Pirate Tours

It’s spooky on the harbor at night. After one of these tours you will never see this historic seaport the same way again!
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Sunset Cruises

A relaxing evening gliding along Charleston’s waterways while taking in breathtaking views of the sunset silhouetted skyline.
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Nature Tours

Get up close to Charleston’s “tideland treasures” and take in the area’s magnificent scenery and wildlife on an amazing nature excursion.
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Custom Charters

Create a unique experience for you and your guests with a Custom Charter Cruise. We offer a variety of custom options to suit any occasion from birthdays to weddings to sunset wine tastings.
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Educational Programs

Present your students with a unique experience and the opportunity to explore Charleston’s rich heritage and natural habitats by boat.
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Weddings, Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties

Round up the wedding party or the families of the bride and groom and hop aboard for an unforgettable experience to celebrate the big day.
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The Palmetto

Welcome aboard “The Palmetto”, our 45-foot Corinthian Catamaran. She is USCG certified for 49 passengers and powered by two very quiet Yamaha 150 4-stroke engines for a safe and enjoyable ride.

Features & Amenities

  • A large, on-board bar equipped for serving a variety of beverages
  • Seating throughout the inside perimeter of the boat
  • Fusion brand surround sound system that is compatible with most smart devices
  • Space to accommodate large tables for special events
  • Carpeted deck
  • Onboard restroom
  • Covered canvas over 3/4 of the vessel, while the other 1/4 is open deck
  • Weather-proof flaps available for chilly or rainy days; enclosed area for up to 35 people
  • The Palmetto has 3.5 feet of freeboard and draws about two feet of water.
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All boat tours and charters depart from the Charleston Maritime Center, located at 10 Wharfside Street, not far from the S.C. Aquarium. If you are unsure about anything, you are welcome to call us for more detailed directions.

Snacks, soft drinks, water, beer and wine are available for purchase so that you’ll never go hungry or thirsty on our boat tours. A restroom is available on the boat. Parking is available at the parking garage near the SC Aquarium and limited metered street parking along Concord Street.

“We went on the Sunset Harbor Cruise. The boat gave us plenty of room to social distance and spread out. Learned a lot of the local history and a amazing amount of the local marine life/ local habitat. The experience was fun for kids and adults.”

DEB S., FACEBOOK REVIEW

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Space is limited on our Charleston Harbor tours, so book online today! Get ready for fun, history, and sights like you’ve never seen before. Join us to tour the Charleston Harbor. Booking is simple and easy, and you’re going to want to book a tour to ensure that you don’t miss out, especially if you’re only in the city for a limited amount of time.

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