Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the most charming and visited cities in the South and a popular 4th of July destination. The city has no shortage of incredible restaurants, hotels, tours, shopping, and nature, making it almost overwhelming for some visitors, especially when figuring out how to spend a holiday. With nature, historic views, fireworks, and cold drinks, Sandlapper Water Tours offers an Independence Day cruise that checks all boxes with no holiday hassle.

On the 4th of July, Charleston locals and visitors alike flock to Patriot’s Point to watch the notorious fireworks show. Patriot’s Point is just opposite downtown Charleston, where most hotels and other accommodations are in Mt. Pleasant. The easiest way to get from downtown Charleston to Mt. Pleasant is by taking the Ravenel Bridge. However, on popular holidays such as Independence Day, there will be significant traffic on the bridge and limited parking upon arrival to Patriot’s Point.

Aside from the traffic and parking, Charleston natives know that the best way to watch the fireworks show is on the water. There will be no fighting for a good view or dealing with crowds from the comfort of Sandlapper Water Tours’ 45-foot Corinthian Catamaran, “The Palmetto.” The tour will begin with a sunset cruise of Charleston’s historic harbor, accompanied by watching the city’s playful dolphins in their natural habitat. As the sun sets, The Palmetto will make its way over to Patriot’s Point for the amazing fireworks show.

The tour will depart from the Charleston Maritime Center at 10 Wharf-side Street, near the S.C. Aquarium, at 7:30 PM and return at 10 PM. Tickets are sold for $77 per person, and numbers are limited to ensure the intimacy of the tour. Snacks, soft drinks, beer, wine, and water will be available for sale on the cruise. Please click here for more information and to purchase your tickets before they sell out.