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Experience Extraordinary Sightseeing Tours in Charleston, SC

Sandlapper Water Tours provides an opportunity for you to create your own sightseeing tour in Charleston. Special corporate events, unique day trips, pre-wedding parties—no matter what the occasion, we’ll take you on an exploration of the coast as you envisioned this experience. Your wish is our command.

If you’re in Charleston for a day or two, we recommend this tour as a way to enjoy what the city has to offer. And we’ll make it fun as well as memorable with our unique watercraft.

A Thrilling, Intimate Exploration on Water

The Sandlapper, our newest and most versatile boat, is a 27-foot Carolina skiff that has allowed us to diversify the types of charters we are able to offer. Holding a maximum of 11 passengers, it allows for an intimate setting for many types of Charleston sightseeing tours, whether you would like to cruise the harbor or explore salt marsh creeks.

Explore the beautiful waters around the city and catch sight of wild dolphins. Charleston is home to these mesmerizing graceful species, so you’re bound to see one surface for air. You can also simply take in the sights as you sit back and relax in The Sandlapper, or step out onto Morris Island for a catered picnic.

Whether you’re celebrating with family, taking your staff for an excursion out to sea, or planning a unique day trip, let Sandlapper Water Tours create a custom tour for you.

We specialize in private boat tours, excursion and sightseeing tours along the coasts of Charleston, with a friendly, knowledgeable staff known providing the best service this side of the city.

Voted as Charleston, South Carolina’s #1 harbor tour company, we can deliver the best experiences for your sightseeing trip in Charleston.

Here’s what you can expect:

11-Passenger Sightseeing Tours

Your imagination is the limit in planning your next event on The Sandlapper. We will work with you to customize an event that your guests will never forget. Some options include wedding showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties and birthday parties.

Private Sightseeing Cruise

You can also have your own private historian or naturalist on the boat to guide you and your guests around Charleston harbor to learn a new side to an old city. Perhaps your group would prefer a catered picnic on an uninhabited barrier island or scenic transportation to and from the waterfront restaurants on Shem Creek? If you can dream it, we’re here to make it a reality.

Lowcountry Sightseeing Tour

Call us today to experience Lowcountry living like never before and plan an event your guests will never forget!

Private Boat & Bus Tour Excursions for Groups

Complete land and water tour package. Learn more!

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Enjoyable.. Can’t Wait to do it again! – kahmyers
Everything was amazing, even despite the chance of bad weather. The crew was enjoyable, friendly, and did everything he could to accommodate us. The bartender rocked, the music, everything. A must to do again in the fall!

Thoroughly enjoyable and well worth experience – GabuTorre
My wife and I on our first trip together to Charleston took the sightseeing tour and would happily recommend it. This was my wife’s first-time ever in South Carolina. It was amazing going past the USS Yorktown and going right up to Fort Sumter which is truly a shadow in appearance of its historical reputation. This was not a narrated trip as such but the crew offered descriptions and background into what we were seeing which was much appreciated. We went by the marina and fishing port of Isle of Palms. Before we returned to the dock at the Maritime Center we went past the Battery and the saw the tip of the Charleston peninsula at dusk from the water. The crew and captain did such a fine job of making the trip so enjoyable. I commend both of them and would urge visitors to Charleston, whether first time or not, to do this trip.

Had a great time with a very considerate crew – mymomo79
The Sandlapper crew and staff were awesome! I thought they were very accommodating to my family during our trip. We enjoyed the sights and a beautiful sunset. My husband and I took lots of pictures.

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