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Address: Charleston Maritime Center/Aquarium, Waterfront Park/Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
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+1 843-330-2989
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00

Don't miss the boat! The Water Taxi is the most fun and convenient way to...

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.

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We had a great time riding the water taxi. It's safe for small kids and fun for the whole family. You even get to see dolphins while on this boat. The staff was very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time riding the water taxi. It's safe for small kids and fun for the whole family. You even get to see dolphins while on this boat. The staff was very friendly and helpful

Thank Amandaw8284
Lapeer, Michigan
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105 reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

Fun trip for the family if you love marine life this a must while visiting Charleston. I love Dolphins and was amused how it swam along side the boat.

Thank Linda K
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We enjoyed our water taxi ride-our captain was entertaining and also humorous-we saw dolphins, and also got the lowdown on a water rescue that was happening at the time. A big storm rolled in when we were departing and we felt safe, and also got a recommendation for a restaurant nearby since the storm put a damper on our evening... More 

Thank Lisa M
Whipple, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016

excellent value, solved the downtown parking problem we could park at Patriots Point and every thing was a short walk off of the boat.

Thank Chambie1
Lake Mary, Florida, USA
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This was our second visit to Charleston, but first time staying in the city. We found the Water Taxi an excellent way to get to a few of the major attractions in the area. We took it from the Waterfront Maritime Museum (a bit of a hike from our downtown hotel) to Patriot's Point and had a wonderful visit there,... More 

Thank LakeMaryFoodCritic
Greer, South Carolina
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I just found out about the water taxi service this last trip to Charleston. What a great idea and so convenient for tourists as well as locals.

Thank lindab2815
Radford Va
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The cost was very reasonable. Pleasant trip across the bay and being able to see the USS Yorktown as you approach is awesome!! The breeze and occasional mist helped to cool the ride and much more than driving to Patriot Point. Felt the staff was courteous and always addressing safety getting on and off the taxi. Overall will do this... More 

Thank ptadventurer
Columbus, Georgia
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137 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We took the taxi to Patriot's Pointe and were able to see dolphins in the harbor. The two person crew was friendly both going and coming.They answered any questions we had.

Thank mike w
Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Its a water taxi. Cheap transportation from Charleston to Patriots Point, nothing special. $10 round trip all day long, exactly what we were looking for.

Thank mellowery13
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This was absolutely the way to go - no stress of finding parking downtown or having to refill a meter. Nice, peaceful ride with pretty views. Had a little trouble finding where to park (at the Marina/Resort in Mt. Pleasant) because we were worried about not having a parking pass, but we then found out we could park anywhere without... More 

Thank Erin S

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