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Address: 10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Come aboard the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute, live narrated, harbor...

Come aboard the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute, live narrated, harbor history tour on the beautiful Charleston Harbor. See the "holy city" from a new perspective and take in over 300 years of history that has shaped the Charleston we know today. Tours daily 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30. 9:30 and 6 pm tours in peak season. See website for full schedule. We also offer Charleston's best combination tours. Season Mid February through November. Closed December and January.

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Charleston Harbor of History Tour
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Girlfriends Trip

Very enjoyable and informative trip. All our girlfriends had a great time especially since the weather was perfect.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Alvin, Texas

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Alvin, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable and informative trip. All our girlfriends had a great time especially since the weather was perfect.

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The captain was very informative and friendly. It was a great way to spend an afternoon seeing Charleston from the water. I would highly recommend this tour.

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Orlando, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think it was a very nice ride through the harbor and fairly informative. I didn't hear some things like the writing of The Star Spangled Banner and we were so far away from others it was difficult to see. Overall a very nice tour though.

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Champaign, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a boat excursion, this was anything but that. Trip did a good job on the history part but sitting on banquet room chairs in an enclosed windowed room was not at all what we expected. It was a first come, first seat selection way of boarding. It was 80 & sunny and the outdoor seats were taken immediately. Harder... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw the sights, we saw the dolphins. The narration was first rate. We highly recommend this trip.

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Ohio City, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my opinion this is a must experience. Our day had very clear skies and would recommend packing and using the sunscreen. Before even leaving the dock the dolphins were performing for us. The captain's knowledge of the area was fantastic and shared many historical tidbits about the whole area that you would not necessarily capture reading a travel guide.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Charleston many times but this was my first boat trip. We loved it. There were many things happening in the harbor the day we went on our trip, a cruise ship left, ocean linner entered harbor, dolphins jumping everywhere. It was cold, windy and just a fun experience.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lot of good info and history on the tour. Water was very choppy when we went out, but the boat remained steady.

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Thompson s Station, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour of the harbor with captain Trip and the crew. We saw lots of dolphins in the harbor. Got to see Fort Sumter up close . Lots of good information on the ride. A must do in Charleston.

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Inman, United States
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Our guide and ship's captain,Captain Tripp,was extremely knowledgeable about the areas around Charleston Harbor and the history of the area. His tour combined tourist participation, humor, and wrapped it all in a depth of knowledge that kept the tour very interesting. The crew was quite helpful and attentive to our needs.

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