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Melissa W
Melissa W

Great to hear some history and hear about ghost sightings. The bridge story was sad but interesting.

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We are so glad that y'all enjoyed the ghost tour and sincerely appreciate the great review. We hope to see y'all aboard the Palmetto again soon. Thanks again.

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Rosemary Rogers
Rosemary Rogers

Interesting ghost stories and historical narrative, and beautiful views of Charleston.

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We are so happy you enjoyed the ghost tour we offer! We hope to see you again in the Future!

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Sarah Sheldon
Sarah Sheldon

This tour was great! We saw dolphins! We also got to walk the coast of a local island where we found shells, sand dollars, and a shark tooth! The leaders of the tour were great at pointing out local land marks, and answering any questions …

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Response from business owner

Hey Sarah,

We are happy you enjoyed the nature tour! Thanks so much! I'm glad the dolphins showed up and the tide was perfect for looking for shells! It looks like you scored finding some some shark's teeth and Sand Dollars not to mention the weather was perfect! We hope to see you again in the future!

Thanks,

Captain Bryan

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Josh Pitman
Josh Pitman

Enjoyable experience. Me and my GF went out on the nighttime ghost cruise, we didn’t know anything like that was offered but it was well worth the 30$ each for a hour and a half harbor cruise with a knowledgeable guide and a professional …

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Response from business owner

Hey Josh,

Thanks for the great review! We are glad y'all enjoyed the tour! We hop you enjoyed your time in Charleston!

Thanks,

Captain Bryan

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Jack Kiser
Jack Kiser

The tour was a pleasure from beginning to end. The tour guide Ed was engaging and funny, and the captain was professional and diligent. A simple cruise of the surrounding waters of the Holy City. There were many great stories about pirates …

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Hey Jack,

Thank you for coming out with us! We are glad y'all enjoyed the tour! We hope to see you again in the future!

Captain Bryan

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Clarence Kistler
Clarence Kistler

There was a mistake in my previous post giving a thumbs down. It wasn't meant, actually they deserve two thumbs up !!

Response from business owner

Thanks for coming out with us and giving us two thumbs up! We are happy y'all enjoyed the Sunset Cruise! We hope to see you again in the future!

Captain Bryan

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Cynthia Pierce
Cynthia Pierce

This tour is awesome! Not only were the stories great but personality and funny jokes made you feel at home. They even called twice and waited on my husband and I because we were running late due to getting lost. Any other tour would have …

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Response from business owner

Thanks for the awesome 5 star review and coming out with us! We are glad you made it! We hope to see you next time!

Captain Bryan

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chrissyscocoa
chrissyscocoa

Captain Robert was just exquisite with his knowledge of the sites & how smooth he controlled the boat. He was just as excited to see dolphins as we were. Well worth the money for this sunset tour. Weather was perfect due to the cool breeze. The captain assistant/bartender/joke…

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Wow Chrissy, thank you so much! We are so glad that y’all had such a great time! Captain Robert and all of our staff do an outstanding job. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Especially, in such detail! Thank you!! We hope to see y’all aboard the Palmetto again soon!

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Brian Green
Brian Green

The tour guide and captain were very personable. They ran a great tour with wondetful stories. Would highly recommend.

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Hey Brian,

Thanks for the 5 stars! I'm glad y'all enjoyed the tours! We hope to see you again in the future!

Captain Bryan

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Mary Lee Daugherty
Mary Lee Daugherty

So much history and folk lore on a relaxing boat ride! It was an awesome time with great people! Thank you, Lee and Phil!

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Hey Mary Lee,

Thank you for your great review! We are glad y'all enjoyed the tour and we hope you have enjoyed your stay in Charleston!

Captain Bryan

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Shelly Rang
Shelly Rang

We had 20 family members on a family vacation to Charleston and we took a Sandlapper Nature boat ride. We had a great captain and such an informative guide. The only downside was no dolphin sighting! Overall everyone really enjoyed the …

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Response from business owner

Hey Shelly,

Thanks for the great review and I'm glad you and your family had a great time! I'm sorry the dolphins didn't show up for you and your family. We usually see them 90% of the time. Bad luck. I tell folks it's kinda of like going fishing. You can't predict a wild animal. We hope to see you again in the future!

Captain Bryan

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Sally Vanjoske, Broker
Sally Vanjoske, Broker

We had a great time on the Nature Tour. So many Dolphins everyone enjoyed that. Took us out to a little Island to get out and walk around. Captain Joe and 1st Mate Amanda were very knowledgeable. Definitely worth the trip. Last time we took…

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Response from business owner

Hey Sally,

Thank you for the 5 star review and coming out with us! We are glad your family enjoyed the tour! That was the most dolphins we have seen all year! Captain Joe said there was about 40 of them out by Fort Sumter! We hope you enjoyed your stay in Charleston. The weather has been perfect and hot!

Captain Bryan

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Audra Rominger
Audra Rominger

I don’t know which was better. The view from the boat at night or the amazing story Leigh who you could tell definitely loves her job! And the captain Phillip gave us a nice & smooth ride! If we ever make a trip back over to Charleston, we …

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Response from business owner

Thank you for coming out with us and a great review! Leigh has been with us since 07! She is one of our Old Salts. She loves being out on the water and telling ghost and pirate stories! We hope to see y'all next time you are back in Charleston!

Captain Bryan

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PVH
PVH

Great fun, wonderful scenery. Would highly recommend this tour. Tricky to get to dock with all the construction near by but there are signs to guide where to go. We parked at the aquarium garage and it’s a very short walk from there.

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

We are so glad that y’all had fun on the sunset cruise! Thank you so much for the great review and for the recommendation! It means a lot. We can’t wait for the construction to be over....but thankful the Aquarium parking garage is just a short walk away.

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Julie
Julie

Had a great time with my husband. The weather was perfect and the wildlife was active during our cruise. Captain Jim gave us a smooth sail and Crystal was very knowledgeable and was able answer most all questions asked of her.

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

We are so glad that y’all had a great time on the sunset cruise! Thank you so much for the great review and for sharing your experience with others. Captain Jim and Crystal do a great job for sure!

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Alissa Cheek
Alissa Cheek

We had a wonderful sunset cruise with Captain Phil and Smiley. I highly recommend!

Response from business owner

Hey Alissa,

Thanks for the 5 star review and more importantly. We are glad ya'll had a great time!

Captain Bryan

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Ann Dukes
Ann Dukes

This is must do tour when in the Charleston area. The guide was awesome with great stories.

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Hey Ann,

Thanks for coming out with us and taking the time to write a review! We are glad y'all had fun!

Captain Bryan

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lysialambert
lysialambert

Amazing! This is one of the best values in Charleston! Smiley was a wonderful guide telling us all kinds of history and science, even engaging the kids in the boat. I can't recommend this wonderful experience highly enough!

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Wow! We sincerely, appreciate the incredible review. We our glad that y’all had an amazing experience and are honored for your recommendation. Smiley does a great job for sure, as do all of our staff. Y’all are welcome aboard the Palmetto anytime! Hope to see y’all soon.

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Jstruthers
Jstruthers

What a great trip....we loved it ...and the sunset was perfect! Would do this again! Thank you captain Phil and smiley!

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are so glad y’all had a great time on the sunset cruise. Captain Phil and Smiley are a lot of fun. We’ll pass along the thanks for sure! We look forward to seeing y’all aboard the Palmetto again soon.

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Tiffany Winchell
Tiffany Winchell

I had an amazing time! Would definitely recommend. It’s a great way to see the harbor, get some history, and listen to some local folklore and spooky stories.

Also like that there were refreshments on board for purchase. Our tour guide was …

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Response from business owner

Hey Tiffany,

Thanks for the great review and taking the time to review are tour! We are glad you enjoyed it and are happy we are your new favorite ghost tour in Charleston!

Captain Bryan

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SabrenaYoung
SabrenaYoung

Great stories from the Holy City's past. Historically accurate and very interesting! Our trip was relaxing and the crew entertained the guests with music, laughs, and frightful tales. A must do when visiting Charleston!

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Wow! Thanks so much for this awesome review. We are so glad that y’all enjoyed learning about our beautiful city from a different perspective through our ghost tour. Hope to see y’all aboard the Palmetto again soon!

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Atraveler12@
Atraveler12@

Captain Joe and Nick did a great job. Very informative and a fun, relaxing trip. Saw no dolphins which was slightly disappointing, but Morris Island and the shark teeth were very cool, and both kids and adults enjoyed it.

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Thanks so much for the great review. We really appreciate it. So glad that y’all enjoyed the nature tour and were able to see some shark teeth. We are sorry that the dolphins had a late night out and decided to sleep in during the trip. Hope to see you aboard the Palmetto again, when the dolphins are fully rested. 😉

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Jack Stafford
Jack Stafford

Fun and informative tour

Response from business owner

Hey Jack,

Thanks for coming out with us and posting a awesome photo taking from the boat of a sunset! What a awesome photo! Thanks for coming out with us and thanks for a great review! We hope to see you again in the future!

Captain Bryan

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Asami S
Asami S

Captain Joe and Nicholas, thank you very much for your amazing hospitality and fun cruise! We are so glad I reserved this. It brightened our first day of Charleston stay!

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so glad that y’all had a good time on the sunset cruise. Captain Joe and Nick do a great job and we will definitely make sure they know about this review! We hope that y’all enjoy your stay in Charleston. Thanks again!

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Carmen Iacono
Carmen Iacono

This past weekend was our 2nd trip on your boat and we loved it as much as the 1st time 2 years ago

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Hey Carmen,

Thank you so much! People like y'all are helping us stay in business this year! Thanks for the awesome review and we hope to see y'all back in the future!

Captain Bryan

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Austin Ames
Austin Ames

We had a fantastic time and they exceeding our expectations. The boat ride was fun, relaxing, clean, and entertaining!

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Hey Austin,

Thanks for the awesome review and taking the time to write it! We are glad y'all enjoyed it and we hope to see you again in the future!

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sandy easter
sandy easter

Loved the Sunset Cruise, it was very relaxing and I like how they told you a little about the history of the surrounding areas! I was able to catch some beautiful pictures of the sun setting and my kids enjoyed it too...their ages are 17 …

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Response from business owner

Hey Sandy,

We are so happy you and your family enjoyed the Sunset Cruise! We enjoyed taking y'all out! Thanks for taking the time to write a review!

Captain Bryan

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jenna e
jenna e

This was not scary, it was more of a relaxing trip and we learned about the city more. There were a couple of ghost stories. The leader, Lee was very nice. Would recommend if you are looking for a boat ride to learn more and are new here

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate it. We are glad you found the ghost tour relaxing and interesting.

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Sabrina Branham
Sabrina Branham

Although we had a ghost tour planned the night before and weather kept us from going we were given the opportunity to take the nature/dolphin your. We loved it! So knowledgeable and friendly! I would suggest this tour to anyone looking for …

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Response from business owner

Thank you for coming out with us! We glad you enjoyed the nature tour. It's a great tour and fun for all ages! It's one of our favorite less popular tours this year! The weather has been pounding us this year especially in the evening. We hope to see again in the future and you have the Ghost tour to look forward to.

Captain Bryan

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Rodney Moyers
Rodney Moyers

We took the sunset cruise and had an awesome experience the captian and the guide were very knoligible about the areas past and present I highly recommend taking this tour

Response from business owner

Hey Rodney,

Thanks for coming out with us and thanks for the awesome review! We hope to see you again in the future!

Captain Bryan

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Kaushik Ghosh
Kaushik Ghosh

The cruise is timed very well to capture the sunset over the three rivers. The naturalist guide gives a good over view of the wildlife and history of the area. On a good day you can see brown pelicans , dolphins and other sea birds. Will highly recommend

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Thanks so much for the great review! We are so glad that y’all had a good time. We hope to see you aboard the Palmetto again soon.

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Cynthia Chenoweth
Cynthia Chenoweth

Crew was great, good value for the money. Sunset was beautiful!

Response from business owner

Hey Cynthia,

We are glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for coming out with us! We hope to see you again!

Captain Bryan

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Doug Rapier
Doug Rapier

It was amazing! They were really informative about everything. They did not make it feel ‘touristy feeling’. I would definitely recommend this tour and we would totally do it again! Do not hesitate.

Response from business owner

Hey Doug,

Thanks for the great review and the 5 stars! I'm glad y'all enjoyed it! We hope to see you in the future!

Thanks,

Captain Bryan

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Poskashflo
Poskashflo

2 hour sunset cruise around the harbor. Beautiful sunset. Crew was informative and friendly. Saw bridges, Fort Sumter and learned about local history. Bar was open!

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Thank you for sharing your experience and for the great review! We are so glad that you had a great time on the sunset cruise.

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Kristy Brennan
Kristy Brennan

I took my two teenage daughters (17, 14) and one of their friends (15) on the 9:15 Ghost Cruise. Lee told excellent stories backed with history. Had fun and would highly recommend.

Response from business owner

Hey Kristy,

Thank you so much for the awesome review and more importantly you had a great time! We hope to see y'all again in the future! Captain Bryan

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Dakota S
Dakota S

Super enjoyable. Nice atmosphere, Captain Robert & Smiley both were great the entire time. Definitely recommend for anyone. Great experience

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are so glad that y'all had a great experience on the sunset cruise. We hope to see you aboard the Palmetto again soon.

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Dakota Smith
Dakota Smith

Sunset tour was supper enjoyable. Smiley and Captain Robert made the tour even better. Great environment!!

Response from business owner

Hey Dakota,

Thanks for coming out with us! We are glad y'all enjoyed the tour! We hope y'all had a fun trip in Charleston!

Thanks! Captain Bryan

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Rosemary M
Rosemary M

This is an entertaining and beautiful way to experience the harbor at night. The narrator was entertaining with his ghost stories, and the view of the bridge and surrounding areas were delightful.

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Thank you so much for the great review! we really appreciate it. We are so glad that you enjoyed the ghost tour and the beautiful scenery. We hope to see you aboard the Palmetto again soon.

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Tracy L
Tracy L

We went out hoping to see Dolphins, which we didn't. They did take us to Morris Island and we got off the boat and were able to wander around and the hit of the day was finding shark teeth. Our Captain was Joe and Nick. Nick made the ride very entertaining. We had a group of…

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Tracy, thank you for sharing your experience and for the great review! We are so glad that y'all had a good time on the nature tour. We are sorry that our dolphin friends did not show up but at least you found some shark teeth! We hope to see y'all aboard the Palmetto again soon.

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Jack K
Jack K

Ed the tour guide was witty and informative. A beautiful tour of the a Charleston waterfront with many tales of citizens through the years! I highly recommend this tour!

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

We are so glad, Jack, that y'all enjoyed the ghost tour! Ed Macy, your ghost tour guide does a great job and is very witty. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We sincerely appreciate your recommendation!

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Dave
Dave

Great tour! My wife and booked this during our long weekend getaway. Would recommend to anyone. (I would turn the PA volume down a few notches though.)

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Thanks so much for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour. We will definitely make sure the PA system volume is not to loud and not to soft...We appreciate your business and hope that y'all had a nice long weekend in Charleston!

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Sonja B
Sonja B

Took a 3 hours private boat ride with Captain Bryan for a girls weekend. He gave us a tour of the city from the water, then took us to a little island to hunt for sharks teeth! He knew so much about the city and the entire day was amazing! Highly recommend.

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

I had a great time with y’all! It was a perfect day to be on the water! Thanks for the great review. Enjoy your time in Charleston and have fun on the ghost tour tonight! Captain Bryan

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Scott
Scott

Captain Robert and Amanda were amazing!!!! Awesome cruise, great story telling and some of the best dad jokes in the business!!!

Response from Carolinaboy2001

Wow! Thank you for the shout out! We couldn’t agree with you more, Captain Robert and Amanda are AMAZING! We are so fortunate to have an awesome staff. So glad that you enjoyed the Sunset Cruise. We sincerely appreciate you sharing your experience! Thank you!

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Jordan F
Jordan F

Our guide, Smiley, did great educating us on the history of the harbor and the different wildlife we encountered. We have a 2 1/2 year old son and he loved it and our guide did great interactions with him. We saw dolphins as soon as we left…

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Wow. What an awesome review. Thank you so much! We are so glad that y'all enjoyed the Nature Tour. Smiley does a great job for us and we are so happy that you agree. We hope to see you aboard the Palmetto again soon.

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June Elkins
June Elkins

My husband and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary. Although it had been raining that afternoon we were still able to go on the tour. So glad we did because we had an awesome sunset and a rainbow. The captain was very knowledgeable in …

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Response from business owner

I hope y'all had a great 30th Anniversary in Charleston. I know it was drizzeling when y'all left. Usually when it stops you get a rainbow and a beautiful Sunset! Glad y'all enjoyed it!

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Wesley B
Wesley B

Very friendly, and knowledgeable crew! Had a great time, would do it again! Raining when we started, but cleared up, it was really nice after the rain left!

Response from Carolinaboy2001

Thank you so much for your kind words! So glad that y’all had a great time. We are truly sorry about the rain and glad it was just a typical summer shower, clearing up quickly..We would love to have you aboard the PALMETTO again soon for sunny skies!

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Tom D
Tom D

The crew is very friendly and knowledgeable. Took some great pictures and enjoyed some drinks. The trip started with light rain but ended with a nice rainbow and sunset.

Response from Carolinaboy2001

We are so glad you enjoyed the Sunset Cruise. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. So glad mother nature cooperated!

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Tonie Kelly
Tonie Kelly

My family and I had a great time we will see you guys soon

Response from business owner

We are glad you enjoyed the tour! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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John H
John H

Definitely worth the trip. Our storyteller was a lot of fun and the boat ride was very pleasant. I highly recommend this boat tour company.

Response from Carolinaboy2001

We are so glad that y’all had a good time on our ghost tour. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate it! We hope to see you aboard the Palmetto again soon.

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Olivia Collins
Olivia Collins

My family and I went on the sunset boat tour and loved every minute of it. It was the perfect combination of fun, relaxing and getting to learn! Our 3 year old had a blast and was kept entertained the entire two hours. Crystal and Captain …

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Response from business owner

Hey Olivia,

Thanks for coming out with us and taking the time to write a review! We are glad your family enjoyed the Cruise! We look forward to taking y'all out next time! By the way, I love your last name! LOL

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mlong2004
mlong2004

We highly recommend this cruise. The captain and assistant, Crystal, were accommodating and friendly. Crystal was very knowledgeable about the area and history of the sites we passed. It is a beautiful ride on a very comfortable, safe boat…

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Thanks for coming out and taking the time to share your experience. We are glad y'all enjoyed the sunset cruise. We hope to see you aboard the Palmetto again soon!

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Angel H
Angel H

Great tour! Captain Robert and deck hand Nick Smiley were a great duo! They were quite funny yet didn’t talk too much during the relaxing sunset cruise. Really enjoyed the history as well as the amazing views. We will definitely be …

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome detailed review of our Sunset Cruise. We are so glad that you were able to relax and enjoy the experience. We look forward to seeing y'all again aboard the Palmetto.

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Alex Jones
Alex Jones

Fun tour! Interesting ghost stories and a really unique perspective from the water!

Response from business owner

Alex, so glad you enjoyed our Haunted Harbor Tour. We are so glad to be back out on the water again. Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review. We appreciate your business.

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Jennifer H
Jennifer H

What a great tour. Mr. Macy was fantastic! I would highly recommend. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. Everything was awesome!

Response from Boykin123

Thanks for coming out! We are glad you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again in the future! Saturday was the first on of the year! I hope we can do many more soon! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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Brian
Brian

Ghost tour was fun. Like 3 tours in one.

Response from business owner

Hey Brian,

Thanks for coming out with us! We are glad you enjoyed the tour! We hope to see you again soon!

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Marci J
Marci J

We LOVE taking boat rudes w/Sandlapper Tours! The staff is friendly & helpful. The boats are comfortable & the guides entertaining & informative.

Response from Boykin123

Thank you for coming out with us! we are happy you enjoy our tours! We hope to see you back this year! Happy New Year! Captain Bryan

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ashleydd07
ashleydd07

Lee was our guide and was very knowledgeable about the history of Charleston! She is very good at storytelling and shared some very interesting stories!!

Response from Boykin123

We are glad you enjoyed the tour! Leigh has been with us since 2007. She is a very good storyteller. Thanks for coming out with us and taking the time to write a review! We hope to see you again in the future! Captain Bryan

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Helen Wheeler
Helen Wheeler

Great tour! Nice boat and friendly staff. A little difficult to hear the narration over the engines--otherwise great.

Response from business owner

Thanks so much for your review and 4 star rating! We are so glad that you enjoyed the Haunted Harbor Tour. The Captain must not have had the PA system turned up very loud as there are speakers throughout the boat. I am sorry that happened and will make sure that our guides ask to make sure that everyone can hear alright.

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SammyLovesBooks
SammyLovesBooks

The best part of this cruise was the views of the Charleston Harbor as the sun set. Then the creepy ghost stories began as it got dark. It got a little cold out on the water, but I totally enjoyed it. My husband had a few beers and the tour…

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Response from Carolinaboy2001

Thank you so much for the detailed review! We are so glad that y'all had a great time on the Ghost Tour. We hope y'all enjoyed your time in Charleston.

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Michelle M
Michelle M

Captain Phillip and Mimi (Meme?) were excellent tour guides on the ghost cruise. We got a little lost on the way to the dock and we got a call from the tour 10minutes before boarding and they were extremely understanding and helpful with …

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Response from Boykin123

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! We are happy you enjoyed the tour! It was a perfect evening, calm seas and great sunset along with a great storyteller! We hope to see you again in the future! Thanks, Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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Greiner
Greiner

Yes! I definitely recommend Sandlapper Water Tours. Toured the Charleston harbor on September 28 and thoroughly enjoyed the nature tour. The owner answered questions when I inquired about the tour and gave me helpful information. The boat …

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MaryOk
MaryOk

On time, casual, nice size vessel and group.

Response from business owner

Thank you Mary, for the 5 star rating and great review! We appreciate it....

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woolythyme
woolythyme

My wife and I highly recommend the sunset tour. The captain and guide were well informed and entertaining, and the sunset was beautiful. The captain's recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants were quite helpful and greatly …

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Response from Boykin123

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and coming out with us! We hope you enjoyed your stay in Charleston! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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Pegge C
Pegge C

Thoroughly enjoyed our ghost tour last night. It was a perfect evening to be on the water. The beautiful sunset was the icing on the cake. Mimi was a great ghost storyteller and Captain Phil took great care of us. I highly recommend this …

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Chris Williams
Chris Williams

Great tour. The captain and tour host were both great. The ghost stories and history lessons were top notch. High recommend.

Response from business owner

Chris, we are so glad that y'all enjoyed the ghost tour! We appreciate the 5 star review and recommendation.

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wmh2017
wmh2017

Just seeing the battery from the water was good enough (relaxing and beautiful) but add in Lee, our tour guide and Jeff, the captain made it a great time!

Response from Boykin123

Thank you for coming out with us.and taking the time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed the tour! We hope to see you again in the future! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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Heather M
Heather M

I'm so glad we booked this tour! It was even a rainy day and we had so much fun! The naturalist told us a lot of facts about the animals and also about the history in the area. It was great for both kids & adults! I highly recommend this tour!

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Response from Boykin123

Thanks for coming out with us! You can still have fun on a boat when it's a light rain. We had a roof over our head! We hope to see you again in the future on a sunny day! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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julestravels2
julestravels2

We really enjoyed the unique evening spent touring the harbor, hearing all about the history of Charleston. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told many stories of people who lived and died in the city throughout the past 400 years. We also heard all about the pirates who came to town and how the townspeople dealt with them, which was really interesting.

The timing was also perfect to enjoy the sunset from our boat.

There was a limited bar on board for those wanting beer, wine, water, or soda, which was nice. There was also a bathroom for those who really needed it, but I recommend trying not to need it since it wasn't exactly convenient- down stairs, small, and hot in there.

The only issue we had was finding parking. The neighborhood is under construction so we were unsure if there was a lot available or just street parking. It could have been more clearly marked from the road.

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Response from Boykin123

Thanks for coming out with us and writing a great review! We enjoyed taking y'all out!We are glad y'all enjoyed the tour! Yes! They just started construction last week last week for a new museum. We lost our parking a month ago. The only place to park is on the street and Aquarium parking garage which is only a 5 min walk.

Captain Bryan

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Edward Winters
Edward Winters

It was a very beautiful and informative.

Response from business owner

Edward, thank you for the 5 star rating! We are glad that you enjoyed the tour.

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Ashley Strickland
Ashley Strickland

We went on the Ghost Harbour Tour. Our guide was fun and was an amazing story-teller! The tour was a splash!

Response from business owner

Haha! 🙂 Ashley, thanks so much for the 5 star review! We are so glad that you enjoyed Mimi's story telling! We agree, she is awesome! Glad ya'll didn't get wet!!

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Chad M
Chad M

It was good and very intuitive

Clayton Gibson
Clayton Gibson

Had a great time on the ghost harbour tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and fun.

Response from business owner

Thanks Clayton for the 5 star rating and review! We are glad that you had a great time on the Haunted Harbor Tour!

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CorinneC1117
CorinneC1117

I was here for my 40th birthday celebration with my two best friends. We had an amazing time on the cruise. Our tour guide was absolutely wonderful. He was funny and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this cruise to anyone who loves the water and a great ghost story.

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Response from Boykin123

Happy 40th! We are glad you and your friends enjoyed the tour! Eddie is very good and knowledgeable! He has written 3 books on Charleston Ghosts! We hope y'all had a great time in Charleston! Thanks for coming out with us! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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Raven Foyt
Raven Foyt

My partner and I were looking for fun things to do in Charleston while we were visiting and came across this. We were not disappointed! Was a beautiful cruise full of spooky historical stories and Lee was great at telling them! Would highly…

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Raven, we are so glad that y'all enjoyed the Haunted Harbor Tour and could not agree with you more about Leigh's story telling skills...We will be sure to pass this review on to Leigh. Thanks so much for the recommendation!

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Chalkley11
Chalkley11

Took the tour tonight and had a great time. The tour guide is super knowledgeable and very easy to listen to. Wish it was cooler outside, but a great time none the less.

Response from Boykin123

We are glad y'all enjoyed the tour! Thanks for coming out with us! We hope you had a great time in Charleston! Yes! We have at least another month of heat! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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Boots Gifford
Boots Gifford

The presentation was fun and engaging. I took my family from out of town and it was great to hear all the stories. Definitely different history than you hear on a lot of the traditional tours. Only downside — no restrooms available while …

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Response from business owner

We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed the haunted harbor tour and appreciate you taking the time to write a review! We apologize that the Charleston Maritime Center locks its bathrooms when they close for the night. There is a "head" (bathroom) aboard the Palmetto. Thanks again..

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Cindy B
Cindy B

I can’t recommend this tour enough! We had a wonderful time with Cap and Smiley.

Cap took time to give each kid a turn and driving the boat and offered great suggestions for sightseeing and restaurants.

Smiley truly has a passion for …

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Response from Boykin123

We are happy you enjoyed the tour! We hope to see you again in the future! The sunset is different every night and you never know what you are going to see! Thanks for coming out with us!

Captain Bryan

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Experience726477
Experience726477

We had a great time! The staff did a great job and obviously were well informed of Charleston history.

Response from Boykin123

Thanks for taking the time and writing a review and coming out with us! We are happy you enjoyed the tour! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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John Galgano
John Galgano

Had so much fun on the sunset cruise... we are now looking forward to the Ghost Cruise.

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John, we are so glad y'all had fun on the Sunset Cruise and appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review...we really appreciate it! We are looking forward to seeing you aboard the Palmetto for our Haunted Harbor Tour....

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Sonya B
Sonya B

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening on the water listening to Mr. Macy tell ghost stories of Charleston! Would highly recommend

Response from Boykin123

We are glad you enjoyed the tour and listening to Eddie's story's. Thanks for coming out with us! We hope to see you again in the future! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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waylonious
waylonious

Captain of the ship was a retired doctor and a local (can't remember his name unfortunately). He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. His laid back attitude and friendliness made the entire trip wonderful.

The guy speaking and giving …

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Response from Boykin123

Thanks for the great review and coming out with us! We are glad you enjoyed the stories and Eddie's witty humor! Eddie is one of our old salt's and has been with us longer than any other guide. He has also written a view books on Charleston Ghosts. Great night to be on the water. Jeff has been with us for a few years and is a great guy and Captain! We hope to see you again in the future!

Captain Bryan

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David K
David K

Loved this! Very interesting ghost stories packed with history which we loved! All the while cruising the harbor on a perfect night! Would definitely recommend!

Response from Boykin123

Thanks for coming out with us and taking the time to write a review! Thanks for the picture. It was a full moon that night! Great night to be on the water! We hope to see you again in the future! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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J R
J R

This excursion was good light fun. Lee was very knowledgeable and engaging! Great time for groups and family fun! Sunset and full moon were beautiful contrasts!

Response from Boykin123

Thank you for coming out and taking the time to write a review! It was a beautiful Sunset and the moon was almost Full! I was on the boat that night! We are glad your family enjoyed the tour! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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TDS218
TDS218

Our family of four loved our 2 hour nature boat tour! We have a 12 year old daughter and a 16 year old son and everyone was engaged throughout the tour. Nicky Smiley was such an enthusiastic guide with lots of great information to share and…

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Response from Boykin123

Thanks for coming out and taking the time to write a review! We are glad your family enjoyed it! Nick is a very enthusiastic guide. You can tell he enjoys what he does! I'm glad y'all found some shark's teeth. They can be hard to find if you don't know what you are looking for. You had a great teacher! We hope to see you again in the future!

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Mavis T
Mavis T

The trip was awesome! I enjoyed it very much! I learned a lot about the area from our guide who did a wonderful job of explaining it all 👍

Jean Marie Smith
Jean Marie Smith

We took the Haunted Harbour cruise which was an enjoyable boat ride in the harbour and under the Ravenel Bridge. The story teller was good at telling the tales and his personally autographed book is available for purchase. Great for …

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Response from business owner

Ms. Smith, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. We are so glad y’all enjoyed the Haunted Harbor Tour. Ed Macy was your guide. He is well known by many in Charleston for his extensive knowledge on history and ghosts. Thanks again!

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N Lafferty
N Lafferty

We did the nature tour and it was amazing- everything I hoped for. Definitely saw dolphins too, so I don't know why you would pay for a dolphin sighting tour when you can do this and get so much more out of it. The guide/naturalist was very…

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Response from business owner

Ashlee, thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great review! We are so glad y’all enjoyed the Nature Tour. Hope to see y’all aboard the Palmetto again soon.

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Debbieumul
Debbieumul

Very enjoyable boat ride to Morris Island. We saw a group of Dolphins. Jenna was informative and Murrey was a great Captain.

Response from Boykin123

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and coming out with us! We are glad you enjoyed the tour! We hope to you again in the future! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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allisoncamp
allisoncamp

We had a wonderful time on this tour! It was very laid back and informational, the price is right and the crew were amazing! The captain was a fellow wrestler and that made it even better!

Response from Boykin123

Thanks for coming out with us and taking the time to write a review ! We are happy your family had a great time on the Sunset and hopefully the dolphins showed up for y'all! We hope to see you again in the future!

Thanks,

Captain Bryan

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Amberh0811
Amberh0811

Me and my girl friends decided last minute to do the haunted ghost tour and we very much enjoyed it! It wasn’t cheesy like some ghost tours could be, instead it was an insightful look into some historic events that happened in Charleston.

Response from Boykin123

Thank you for taking the time and write a review! We are very happy that you and your friends enjoyed the tour! We hope to see you again in the future and we hope you enjoyed your time here in Charleston! Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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321tinaf
321tinaf

The cruise was awesome seeing Charleston from the water at night. I was not thrilled with the ghost stories. They were OK but I have done the ghost tour in Salem and found theirs to be spooky. I had hoped it would be spooky.

Response from Boykin123

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we are glad you liked the tour! Being out on the water at night cruising real slow is part of the experience. People get different experiences. Sorry, it wasn't spooky enough for you. We are happy you enjoyed being out on the water at night! We hope you enjoyed your stay in Charleston!

Captain Bryan

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Christine F
Christine F

We thoroughly enjoyed the sunset cruise. Staff could not have been nicer... we had a mixed age crowd and all enjoyed! Highly recommend!!! Sunset was beautiful!

Response from Boykin123

Thanks for taking the time and write a review! We are happy you enjoyed the Sunset Cruise! You never get the same sunset from day to day and you never know what you might see! We hope to see y'all again in the future!

Thanks,

Captain Bryan

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Kay Wriggelsworth
Kay Wriggelsworth

nice boat, friendly staff, very interesting facts about area, would do again and also recommend to friends.

Response from business owner

Kay, we are so glad you had a great experience on the Sunset Cruise! Thank you for the great review....and your business. Hope to see you aboard the Palmetto again soon!

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Anna Dahlstrom
Anna Dahlstrom

Chill sunset tour. Captain Tim was cool. Crystal were very knowledgeable on the eco life of the Charleston area. She gave a little info on the historical sites as we waited to see some of the animals. Definite highlight was seeing the …

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Response from business owner

Anna, thank you so much for sharing your experience with others! We are so glad you were able to chill out and relax on the Sunset Cruise!! We really appreciate the great review. Hope to see you aboard the Palmetto again soon. Thanks for your business.

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artsyqueen
artsyqueen

My Mom and I really enjoyed this tour. It was really interesting to learn about the different haunted areas in Charleston. The two stories that really stick out in my mind are the Pirates and the Bridge. If you like Ghost Stories and …

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We are glad you enjoyed the ghost tour and thanks for taking the time to write a review ! We hope you enjoyed your stay in Charleston!

Captain Bryan

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DawnE986
DawnE986

The captain and first mate were excellent! Although it is not a ‘narrated’ sunset tour, the crew shared great information regarding the different sites that made the cruise so interesting – we very much enjoyed this aspect. In fact, our …

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Christine Fitzpatrick
Christine Fitzpatrick

The sunset harbor cruise was great! Staff was accommodating, funny and knowledgeable! We thoroughly enjoyed the evening... both young and old!

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Thank you so much Christine! We are so glad that y'all enjoyed the Sunset Cruise..We appreciate the great review and your business.

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Julie Chapman
Julie Chapman

We had such a great time on the nature tour! Traveling with a 6 year old you never know what will keep their attention but my daughter loved this boat trip so much. We all learned so much about the history of the area and the natural world …

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Response from business owner

Julie, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! We are so happy that y'all had a great time. And that we helped make great memories. We look forward to welcoming you back aboard the Palmetto again soon!!

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ElieDC
ElieDC

Ed have a solid tour combining history, ghost tour, and a touch of comedy and wit. The cruise gave great views of the coast and bridges. Beverages were available for sale, and there is a small bathroom on board.

Response from Boykin123

We are glad you enjoyed the tour! You get a whole different perspective of being on the water at night! We hope you enjoyed your stay in Charleston and we hope to see you again in the future! Thanks, Captain Bryan Sandlapper Tours

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H4565ERmichelep
H4565ERmichelep

We had a fantastic time on this tour. Smiley was our naturalist. We hauled some blue crab from a trap, saw lots of dolphins, and spent a half hour or so on an island looking for critters, shells and shark teeth my wife found a shark tooth …

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Response from Boykin123

Thank you for coming out with us and taking the time to write a review! You never know what you'll find on Morris Island. Shark's teeth are a favorite! We hope to see you again in the future!

Thanks,

Captain Bryan

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