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Charleston Water Taxi

Charleston Maritime Center/Aquarium, Waterfront Park/Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
+1 843-330-2989
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Convenient service

Regular, timely service for a fair price. Comfortable seating with ease of boarding and... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Barbara C
Fort Myers, Florida
Efficient way to get to the major sightseeing spots.

I was here a few months ago and decided to get a day pass. The ride was smooth; the people running... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
New York City, New York
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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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Charleston Maritime Center/Aquarium, Waterfront Park/Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
+1 843-330-2989

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Regular, timely service for a fair price. Comfortable seating with ease of boarding and disembarking.

1  Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I was here a few months ago and decided to get a day pass. The ride was smooth; the people running the boats were helpful. It made my very short day in Charleston much more efficient. I was able to go to the Yorktown from...More

Thank bigwawao
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Get to the front of the boat leaving the dock and you will see dolphins swimming at the front of the bow. Interesting, good historical content, and funny

1  Thank Pat M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We drove there in order to use the water taxi to get to Charleston...they taped over their schedule that they will not be operating on Sundays until .... That was on a Sunday when people and tourists want to use it in order to avoid...More

Thank CharlotteBernie
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We travel to Charleston often, and never knew about the water taxi. Even though there were only 2 stops (instead of the usual 4) due to the recent hurricane, we enjoyed a pleasant ride from Charleston Harbor Resort to the Aquarium. It was a short...More

Thank 43utahtraveller
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Affordable and convenient way to travel to the sites. Frequent departure times. Would recommend the water taxi.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We used the water taxi to visit the USS Yorktown complex. Friendly service and punctual. Took about 20 min to get to the Yorktown from the Aquarium stop.

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We went to Mt Pleasant for antique shopping, a visit to Shem Creek and a great lunch at Page's Okra Grill ....took the water taxi over to Mt Pleasant Harbor Resort and then an uber ride into town. Walked a little, but worth it.

Thank paulah60137
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Took the taxi from the Aquarium and went to the designated locations. Crew was friendly and informative of each area the taxi was heading to. Saw several dolphins along the way. Great to get a close up of the battleships and submarine in dock

Thank h0ylandm
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This company left us stranded on October 8th at 7pm at night, 8 people waiting over 1 1/2 hours for the boat to come back out and pick us up. When they got to the dock they told us they did not have enough fuel...More

Thank Patrick G
CWTX, Owner at Charleston Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

We are very sorry you had a bad experience. Customer service is a top priority at the Charleston Water Taxi and we always try and accommodate everyone. It seems that you were not happy with the very reasonable solution that was offered in a much...More

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1 August 2017|
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Response from | 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
19 July 2017|
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Response from ChipDeaton | Property representative |
Yes. Friendly dogs allowed.
Melissa L
26 June 2017|
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