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Charleston Water Taxi

Charleston Maritime Center/Aquarium, Waterfront Park/Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
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A no brainer for me

I drove downtown the day before, and could not find parking. Lots had signs that said they were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Thedrstwo
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Water Taxi

This was a fun ride into downtown Charleston. The staff were very friendly, relatively inexpensive... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JackieT181
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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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Don't miss the boat! The Water Taxi is the most fun and convenient way to see Charleston harbor. We run every hour between Waterfront Park/Historic district, Aquarium Wharf, Patriots Point and Charleston Harbor Resort with dolphin sightings in between. $12 All day Pass and kids 3 and under are FREE. 9Am til 8pm 7 days a week. Going Sightseeing in downtown Charleston- take the Water Taxi! Want a relaxing harbor cruise- take the Water Taxi! Going to see the USS Yorktown- take the Water Taxi! Want to see some Dolphins- take the Water Taxi! Voted Best cheapest sunset and dolphin cruise in Charleston! Come see for yourself. Boats leave daily.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“patriots point” (122 reviews)
“uss yorktown” (46 reviews)
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Charleston Maritime Center/Aquarium, Waterfront Park/Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
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"day pass"
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"patriots point"
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"uss yorktown"
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"waterfront park"
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"saw dolphins"
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"nice ride"
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"mode of transportation"
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"maritime center"
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"friendly crew"
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"aircraft carrier"
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"dolphins swimming"
in 10 reviews
"water front"
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"ravenel bridge"
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"boat ride"
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"great trip"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I drove downtown the day before, and could not find parking. Lots had signs that said they were full and residential parking permits required for most streets. After 25 minutes found a spot I think was legal. Today I did the water taxi. Wonderful idea,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a fun ride into downtown Charleston. The staff were very friendly, relatively inexpensive, and a fun way to get to downtown.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just brought a class trip of 10 students and 4 chaperones to Charleston and used this service to go from Liberty Square to Patriot’s Point (and then back to Liberty Square after lunch). These gentleman were kind and professional. They were also quite enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Timing of departures was exactly as listed. Clean boat and professional staff. Would definitely utilize again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids age 8 and 5 loved it! Great way to get around and see some sights! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great trip easy access lovely view of the harbour, took free bus from Visitor Centre to Waterfront Park and the the water taxi.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At least once during your stay, take the water taxi . We used it to get from Patriots Point to the Charleston waterfront for some sightseeing of the historic district. The captain and his crew were helpful, fun and friendly - the cost of $12...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second trip on the water taxi. We were fortunate to be traveling on a beautiful, breezy day. Sailboats from College of Charleston were racing their rivals in the harbor. Can’t imagine a more perfect and laid-back way to travel. Our alternative would...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For $12 you can't beat this taxi ride! Patriot's Point, the Aquarium and downtown, hop on and off at your leisure. We didn't see dolphins this trip, but have in the past - woohoo! Watch your time if you parked at Patriot's Point, as the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a great one hour round trip on Charleston harbor via the Charleston Water Taxi. For $12 adult, you get on the water to 4 stops, crossing the harbor with two stops in Charleston and two in the Pleasant. Easy and relaxing. Dolphin, big ships...More

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FitnessProLiane
1 August 2017|
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Response from bridget602 | Reviewed this property |
I would think so, but I'm not sure if there are rules pertaining to it. It was not crowded when we were riding
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Latelyk
19 July 2017|
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Response from ChipDeaton | Property representative |
Yes. Friendly dogs allowed.
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Melissa L
26 June 2017|
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