Harbor Tours • Charleston

Charleston Harbor Tours: Exploring the Rich History of the Holy City

Charleston Harbor Tours is a company based in Charleston, South Carolina that offers a 90-minute scenic tour of the Charleston Harbor aboard the Carolina Belle. The tour allows visitors to explore the beauty of the harbor and learn about the rich history of the Holy City. With over 75 landmarks and points of interest along the way, visitors will get a unique perspective on this historic city.

The Carolina Belle is captained by a professional USCG licensed captain who will narrate the history, sights, and facts about the Charleston Harbor as visitors pass locations critical to United States history. Visitors will get to see the Fort Sumter National Monument, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, and the USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier used in World War II.

In addition to the historical landmarks, visitors will get to see stunning views of the Charleston skyline and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, which spans the Cooper River. The tour also passes by several historic homes and buildings, such as the Battery, a defensive seawall and promenade, and Rainbow Row, a street of pastel-colored historic homes.

While aboard the Carolina Belle, visitors can take advantage of the fully-stocked bar and snack bar, which offers a variety of items for purchase. The comfortable seating and shaded areas make for a relaxing and enjoyable experience, perfect for families, couples, or solo travelers.

Charleston Harbor Tours is located at 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401, and can be reached at (843) 722-1112. Tickets for the tour can be purchased online at charlestonharbortours.com or at the ticket booth at the Charleston Maritime Center.