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“Nice tour but pay attention where to board the boat”

Charleston Harbor Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Come aboard the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute, live narrated, harbor history tour on the beautiful Charleston Harbor. See the "holy city" from a new perspective and take in over 300 years of history that has shaped the Charleston we know today. Tours daily 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30. 9:30 and 6 pm tours in peak season. See website for full schedule. We also offer Charleston's best combination tours. Season Mid February through November. Closed December and January.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is a nice tour of Charleston Harbor, on board staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
However, we are staying at the Charleston Harbor Resort and found it highly confusing as to where to board the boat.
We walked all the way to the end of the boardwalk outside the hotel — which we thought was Patriots Point — only to be told near the USS Yorktown that we had to go back and walk ALL THE WAY around to get to the entry area of the tour boat. We nearly missed the tour because of this! And obviously this didn’t exactly start things out the right way for us as first time visitors.
We booked our tickets on the tour website and it did not explain where to check in/board — other than to say it boards at Patriots Point. As hotel guests, we thought the hotel was located at Patriots Point.
We would strongly suggest adding a small map of some sort on the tour website to show exactly where to board the boat at Patriots Point so as to avoid confusing first time guests in the future.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We loved the tour and Andy’s commentary. It gave us an idea of places we wanted to visit. The children especially liked seeing the dolphins

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the harbor tour! We got a great history overview of the city and a beautiful view of the Battery. Get there early enough to get a good seat. If you are staying in the Market Street area, it is probably a longer walk than you realize.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

What a great time my wife and I had on this tour. The captain was incredibly informative and very witty. Just a beautiful relaxing informative time. The tour got a very close look at Fort Sumter, the USS Yorktown, and the impressive suspension bridge. It's a great time for the entire family.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

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