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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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56 Ashley Point Dr, Ripley Light Marina, Charleston, SC 29407-7553
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of fun- really, it’s a great way to get introduced to the city of Charleston. Guide is awesome, knowledgeable and entertaining. Do this when you’re here!!!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting Charleston on vacation and decided that this might be a fun way to see the City by sea. We were right! I have to be honest, I don't always love fast-paced adventures such as this but felt very safe...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nathatch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did this amazing tour and I would recommend it to anyone going to Charleston. The tour guide is super nice and he knows his history and I promise you will have a great time. Not only do you get the thrilling experience of being...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can’t say enough. Book it. Great team. Big fun. Unique. This was a family friendly activity but very exciting for the adults too.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheBag
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Super fun and unique way to see Charleston from the water. The guide/owner Graham, was great at instruction on operating the boats and explaining what we were seeing. He went out of his way to ensure we were warm and comfortable since we did this...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank diedra203
Reviewed 14 November 2018

This was a really fun way to get out and see Charleston. Our group of four had a blast driving the speedboats as we went around the harbor to the various stops on the tour. Our guide was EXCELLENT. He instructed us on how to...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Graham J, Owner at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Wow, what an awesome review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We are so thrilled that you had such a great time on our tour and hope to see you again for another Speed Boat Adventure! Best regards,

Reviewed 31 October 2018

While celebrating our 12yr Anniversary we wanted a different adventure in Charleston than we had in the past. Well we found it with Charleston Speedboat Adventures. Driving our own mini speedboat in the Charleston Harbor was gorgeous. And seeing the city from a different perspective...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Graham J, Owner at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Thank you so much for coming on our tour and for taking the time to write this great review. Jack and I had a blast showing you Charleston from our unique perspective. We hope to see you soon again if you are in Charleston again....More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

The most Fun I have had in years. The guide was great and had a lot of knowledge on the area..speeding across the channel and jumping waves was a blast. Will be sure to have this place on the top of my list the next...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris W
Graham J, Owner at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Hi Chris, Wow, most fun you have had in years? You need to get out more! LOL Just kidding of course. We are so happy that you had a great time on the tour. Thanks so much for coming out and for writing this review....More

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

The guide took us out through thunderstorms. Said he didn’t look at the radar ahead of time. We couldn’t see anything and were driving the boat ourselves in pelting rain! We got back cold and soaked. Just horrible. I’m grateful to be alive! Recommend only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristina O
Graham J, Owner at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Hello Kristina, We are very sorry for your experience on our tour. We hope that the full refund somehow softens the blow. If you would ever like to discuss this further with me, please call me anytime at 843 800 6003. Very best regards, Graham...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

My sister and I signed up for the speed boat tour. Even though mother nature wasn't that cooperative, we still had a great time. There are many options for areas to take the speedboat. Our tour guide Graham tried hard to find an area more...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Graham J, Owner at Speed Boat Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Yes, when you open a business that depends on mother nature, sometimes we are not able to go everywhere we want. It is always our intention to bring everyone into the harbor, but sometimes it is not possible. When you are next in Charleston, please...More

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Theresa K
1 August 2018|
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Response from sdspeedboat | 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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