Best Boat Tours in Charleston

September 5, 2023

When headed to the Lowcountry, take advantage of enjoying some time on the water. Charleston is full of beautiful waterways and has a lot of different boat charter options, including yachts trips, sunset sailing tours, harbor tours, shark teeth hunts, fly fishing trips, and more! We have rounded up the best boat tours in Charleston so you can enjoy life on the water during your next Charleston adventure!

Best Boat Tours Charleston


Charleston Yacht Tours

Downtown Charleston

Charleston Yacht Tours

Enjoy Charleston in style on a variety of excursions that Charleston Yacht Tour offers.

Trip Options:

  • Sunset Cruise
  • Bachelor Boat Party
  • Booze Cruise
  • Harbor Boat Tours
  • Corporate Outings

Ideal for groups of: Up to 28 people

Price Range: $600 to $1200 per group

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Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Mount Pleasant

Charleston Outdoor Adventures

If you are searching for an adventurous boat tour to explore Charleston, look no further than Charleston Outdoor Adventures.

Trip Options:

  • Shark Tooth and Fossil Hunting Tour
  • Outer Banks Filming Locations Tour
  • Morris Island Lighthouse Tour
  • Coastal History Tour

Ideal for groups of: Up to 14 people

Price Range: $42 to $85 per person

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Charleston Harbor Tours

Downtown Charleston

Charleston Harbor Tours

Charleston Harbor Tours has lots of great boat and catering options for large groups to help you plan your next great group outing or celebration.

Trip Options:

  • Sailing Trips
  • Sightseeing Cruises
  • Themed and Dining Cruises
  • Daily Harbor Tours – View over 75 sites
  • Day Tours

Ideal for groups of: All sizes

Price Range: $25 to $95 per person

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Castaway Island Excursions

Folly Beach

Castaway Island Excursions

Castaway Island Excursions on Folly Beach offers fun and adventurous boat outings that make for the perfect family or friend get-togethers!

Trip Options:

  • Dolphin Viewing Excursion
  • Morris Island Lighthouse Drop-Off Excursion
  • Fossil Hunting Excursion
  • Coastal History Tour

Ideal for groups of: Up to 6 people

Price Range: $20 to $80 per person

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Blue Life Charters

Downtown Charleston

Blue Life Charters

Blue Life Charters has luxurious sail boats ideal for romantic sunset cruises, engagement boat rides, and catered sail boat tours on the water.

Trip Options:

  • Harbor Sailing Tours
  • Catered Harbor Sailing Tours
  • Sunset and Daytime Sailboat Tours

Ideal for groups of: Up to 6 people

Price Range: $499 to $535

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Flipper Finders

Folly Beach

Flipper Finders

Flipper Finders on Folly Beach offers educational and fun family-friendly boat rides.

Trip Options:

  • Morning Dolphin Boat Tour
  • Sunset Dolphin Boat Tour

Ideal for groups of: Up to 12 people on select trips

Price Range: $20 to $350

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Charleston Sailing Adventures

Downtown Charleston

Charleston Sailing Adventures

Enjoy a peaceful and beautiful sailboat ride on one of the two majestic Charleston Sailing Adventures boats.

Trip Options:

  • Sunset Harbor Sail
  • Dolphin Harbor Sail
  • Private Daytime Charter
  • Private Sunset Sail

Ideal for groups of: Up to 24 people

Price Range: $250 to $1600+ per group

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Charleston Party Cat

Downtown Charleston

Charleston Party Cat

For your next celebration, take the party to the water on one of Charleston Party Cats’ boats.

Trip Options:

  • The Karaoke Cat (Holds up to 20 people)
  • Semi Private Charter (Holds up to 10 people)
  • Party Cat (Holds up to 40 people)
  • Luxcat (Holds up to 49 people)

Ideal for groups of: 10 to 49 people

Price Range: $400 to $1,500 per group

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Saltwater Cycle Party Boat Tour

West Ashley

Saltwater Cycle

Saltwater Cycle has a variety of boat excursions including party boat options, sightseeing tours, and sunset cruises.

Trip Options:

  • Booze Cruise
  • Tiki Party Boat
  • Party Pedal Boat
  • Holiday Tours
  • Bachelorette Party Boat
  • Adventure Sightseeing Tour
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Wedding Party Cruise

Ideal for groups of: 16 to 18 people

Price Range: $50 to $55 per person

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OM Sailing Charters

Om Charters

See Charleston while sailing on a spacious catamaran. Om Sailing Charters offers private boat tours, and you can even add Caviar and Bananas Catering to elevate your experience.

Trip Options:

  • Sunset Cruise
  • Day Sail
  • 5 Hour Adventure Sail
  • Holiday Sunset Sails

Ideal for groups of: 6 to 12 people

Price Range: $600 to $1100+

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Charleston Classic Yachts

Downtown Charleston

Charleston Classic Yachts

Take a ride on the only Hinckley EP Picnic Boat available for charter in Charleston.

Trip Options:

  • Two to Five Hour Private Charter

Ideal for groups of: 6 people

Price Range: $1,100 to $2,000 per group

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RedFin Charters

Downtown Charleston

Redfin Charters

Enjoy a beautiful morning or day on the water while learning all the tips and tricks of fishing or shark teeth hunting in the Lowcountry.

Trip Options:

  • Fly Fishing Charter
  • Inshore Fishing Charter
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Shark Teeth Hunting and Dolphin Sighting Charter
  • Offshore Fishing Charter

Ideal for groups of: Varies from 6 people to 80 people

Price Range: $400 to $1650+

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Tight Line Charters

Mount Pleasant

Tight Line Charters

Take a ride on one of the Tight Line Charters for a peaceful sightseeing cruise, or if you want to try in-shore or off-shore fishing.

Trip Options:

  • In Shore Fishing
  • Near Shore and Off Shore Fishing
  • Shark Fishing
  • Sightseeing Cruise

Ideal for groups of: 2 to 6 people

Price Range: $300 to $700 per group

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