Charleston Harbor Tour
Learn about the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina with the Spiritline Cruises' tour of the Charleston Harbor; this captivating tour takes you along the sparkling Charleston Harbor waters to get a glimpse of some of the most famous monuments, attractions, and more. This tour is perfect for the whole family to enjoy a nice trip on the water and see many historical landmarks for an unforgettable time on your next vacation to Charleston.
Relax as the immaculate cruise ship takes you on a leisurely 90-minute cruise through the harbor. The cruise departs from Aquarium Wharf and Patriots' Point for easy access. As you head out on your enjoyable tour, learn all about the history of many of the sights and landmarks provided by a professional licensed tour guide.
These tour guides are expertly familiar with the landmarks that you will sail by. Get great information and insight into attractions such as:
Fort Sumter- Well-known sea fort that was planned to be built after the War of 1812. It held a huge significance during the American Civil War as the Unions and Confederates fought two historic battles at this location. The fort is now open for public tours.
USS Yorktown- Aircraft carrier build during World War II. The carrier was decommissioned shortly after the war and then recommissioned as an attack carrier in 1953 during the Korean War. Later, the ship was used to recover the Apollo 8 ship and in 1970, it was decommissioned for the final time. In 1975, the ship was made a museum for people to see in South Carolina at Patriots Point.
Battery Point- A defensive seawall in Charleston that was named after an artillery battery from the Civil War that was located at the site. The battery goes along the Charleston peninsula and is bordered by both the Cooper and Ashley Rivers.
Ravenel Bridge- This beautiful cable bridge is an eight-lane bridge that crosses over the Cooper River. Built in 2005, it spans over 1,500 feet and is the third-longest cable bridge in the western hemisphere.
Castle Pinckney- A small masonry fortification built in 1810 in the Charleston Harbor. It was used during the Civil War as a prisoner of war camp and artillery position.
Not only will you enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of the harbor, but you can enjoy plenty of things on the cruise ship as well. Spiritline offers plenty of amenities including a snack bar and cold beer for purchase to enjoy during your time spent on the gorgeous waters. Restrooms are also available onboard for your convenience.
For a perfect view and information on the historic Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, a Spiritline tour is the best way to learn all about the landmarks. It is also great for making memories, so bring along your camera and get the most out of your next Charleston vacation!
- Approximately how long does the Charleston Harbor Tour last?
It lasts approximately 90 minutes.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Comfortable casual attire.
- Where does the Charleston Harbor Tour depart from?
The tour departs from the Aquarium Wharf dock located at 360 Concord Street Charleston, SC 29401
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Charleston Harbor Tour?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.