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Speed Boat Adventures

56 Ashley Point Dr, Ripley Light Marina, Charleston, SC 29407-7553
+1 843-800-6003
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Take the wheel and become the captain! Fully narrated tour for 13 miles through the world famous Charleston Harbor. You will have a once in a lifetime view of the Battery, USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge, the downtown Charleston skyline, Waterfront Park, South Carolina Aquarium, the cruise ship terminal and all the wildlife that call Charleston Harbor home.
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“super fun” (3 reviews)
“choppy water” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
56 Ashley Point Dr, Ripley Light Marina, Charleston, SC 29407-7553
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+1 843-800-6003
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"super fun"
in 3 reviews
"charleston harbor"
in 7 reviews
"choppy water"
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"highly recommend this activity"
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"ashley river"
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"wonderful guide"
in 2 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
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"all ages"
in 2 reviews
"blast"
in 9 reviews
"safety"
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"yorktown"
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"tour"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Brian was very informative regarding the safety of his passengers who had some or little experience with boats, as well as with the historical information that he shared at each stop on the water.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited Charleston for the first time this past week. Of course we went to the great food scene and history of the city but we wanted to get out on the water also. After doing some searching we found Charleston Speedboat...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We completely enjoyed our high speed tour of Charleston Harbor with the owner Graham (like the cracker). One member of our group was a little scared at first but ended up totally loving the trip. Thanks Graham.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour was awesome and so much fun. Graham was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and a super nice guy. A must do when in Charleston.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this ride to anyone visiting Charleston,SC. Graham was very knowledgeable on history of Charleston. Speed boats are a blast to drive!!More

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Thank James S
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Graham J, Owner at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi James, Thanks so much for taking our tour and for writing this review, it is soooo helpful. We are so happy that you had such a great time on the tour, what a beautiful day. It is exactly your experience that made us want...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t know what to expect but Graham really does an amazing job!!!! He puts you at ease about driving and handling the boat and allows for fun, facts and adventure. Your individual boat really offers a private feel in a group setting. Definitely a...More

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Graham J, Owner at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Becca, Aw shucks, you are going to make me blush. It was so fun to meet you guys and I am thrilled that you had as much fun as I did on our tour. I have given literally hundreds of tours and it never...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an AWESOME tour! We had so much fun cruising around in our little speedboat and seeing the sites of Charleston! What a unique way to see everything! Our tour guide, Graham, was phenomenal! He was so knowledgeable and friendly and he made sure...More

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Graham J, Owner at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good morning Audrey, I am pheonomenal???? I am going to give you wife's phone number, so you can remind her of this. JK, my wife is my partner in this biz and I couldn't do it without her. Anyway, we thank you for the bottom...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

SBA is a wonderful way to see the City from the water and from a new perspective! Very professional, helpful, and loads of fun!More

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Graham J, Owner at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey now, Thanks so much for this very kind review, so appreciated. We know that driving your own boat is a very dreamy and wonderful experience and so glad you agree. I always say, it's a good place to get some thinking done (stole that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic time! Great adventure during our trip to Charleston. The guide was very informative and the speed boat was easy to maneuver with his instruction.More

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Thank Tori S
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Graham J, Owner at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Tori, I remember you! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. It is exactly this sort of review that helps us keep going emotionally and financially. So many people tell me that they had to book our tour after reading...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we have booked a speedboat tour with Graham. If you have visitors coming into town, this is a really fun and unique way to show them around. Feel like a kid again as the salty cool spray mists you while...More

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Graham J, Owner at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I looooove repeat customers, nothing says more to me that we are doing this right when I see a familiar face. Please let me know next time you come and we can take a different route to show you another face of our incredible city....More

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Theresa K
1 August 2018|
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Response from clboone | Property representative |
Hi Theresa! The tour guide is in his own boat and leads you about 13 miles around the bay. Each boat has a speaker so you can hear the live narration. We hope to see you soon!
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portiamackinnon
31 January 2018|
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Response from Graham J | Property representative |
There must be a licensed driver in every boat. Thanks!
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