Water Tours Are One of the
Explore Historic Charleston from a Harbor View!
Relax and indulge in our city's marine wildlife, history and barrier islands on one of our scheduled tours or on your own private tour boat with Harborview Charters. We cater to groups of all sizes from family reunions to celebrating couples. Book with us and lets get on the water!
Harborview Charters takes pride in giving quality, safe and educational excursions that are fun for the whole family. Why be herded onto a big tour boat and see our beautiful Lowcountry from behind glass? Instead, get up close and personal, take it all in and awaken all five senses for adventure! You will soon realize why one of our boat tours is one of the best things to do during a visit in Charleston, SC.
Called Captain Bret and got a Sunset Tour. Went so well, my wife and I booked a Private Charter a few days later. Was 100% stress free! Captain Bret took care of everything, and took us to a secluded island. Then he took us on a tour of Charleston Harbour. The Charleston Peninsula does not have a public beach, and this is the BEST way to do a beach trip from the Peninsula. I would not hesitate to use him again. It was the best part of our week in Charleston! Don't think about anyone else. This is your guy.
Review from Bryan G. on Trip Advisor, 7/12/16
The sunset cruise is a must if you want to take in the beautiful views of the Charleston harbor. Captain Bret is very knowledgeable and provided a great experience for all of the passengers. You can sit back and relax or stand up and take hundreds of pictures like I did. Also, huge plus is that you can bring your own alcohol! There isn't a more perfect way to end an evening in Charleston than drinking good wine and watching dolphins swim as the sun goes down. I will definitely book again with Harborview Charters.
Review from Katie M. on Trip Advisor, 9/27/16
Perfect morning boat ride and shell hunting on Morris Island .. Captain Bret and First Mate Travis were extremely friendly and helpful .. also had a history lesson on the way.. found some beautiful shells .. will definitely do this again.
Review from Janet H. on Trip Advisor, 8/29/16
We all enjoyed the tour very much! Excellent service and saw lots of dolphins! Kids ranged from 5 years old to 14 and all of them enjoyed it! Thanks for a great time and I would recommend it to anyone.
Review from tiggle73 on Trip Advisor, 6/18/16
I am so pleased that we chose to take the sunset cruise with Harborview Charters! An incredible, relaxing boat ride from start to finish! The boat is very comfortable with padded seating, covered top and side panels that protect you from being overwhelmed with too much water or wind. The cruise allows guests to bring whatever beverages or snacks you wish. Mood setting music plays while you cruise under the Ravenel bridge, down Shem creek and back around to the battery to watch the breathtaking Charleston sunset. This cruise is a must for tourists and locals alike. As a resident of Charleston, I was able to see the city from a different perspective and learn a lot about Charleston's history and local wildlife. It was the most relaxing evening and a must when I have guests visiting in the future!
Review from Carbonelynn on Trip Advisor, 5/23/16
My son and I were visiting from upstate NY and we have been the whole way to Savannah Georgia to do boat tours. Harborview was by far the best yet. We saw more dolphins on this trip in the first 5 minutes then any other boat tour. It was a great experience even with the rain. The captain and first mate were very nice and extremely knowledgeable about the area. We will definitely be adding this to our yearly trip as a necessary activity! Next time we will make sure to have cash to tip as the crew definitely deserves it!!!!
Review from Bonnie B. on Trip Advisor, 5/6/16
My husband and I had an amazing time! Captain Bret and the crew were super friendly and knowledgable about the harbor and the marine life. Highly Recommend! ❤️❤️❤️.
Review from Shesaruckus on Trip Advisor, 10/6/16
Had a fabulous Harbor cruise/dolphin watching sunset for our monthly wine club meeting. Thanks Captain Brett for being an awesome host & DJ... we look forward to cruising with you again.
Review from 3garners on Trip Advisor, 10/31/16
Captain Bret is a friendly and accommodating host. The sunset boat cruise was a fabulous evening with friends on the Harbor. I recommend this cruise to locals and tourists for a relaxing evening to share with family and friends..
Review from W6802MHalex on Trip Advisor, 11/7/16
My wife and I spent a week in Charleston and this was without a doubt the highlight of our time. Captain Brett was knowledgeable, friendly, and new the perfect place to take us. My wife and I found numerous sand-dollars, ocean glass, shells, and even a brick from the famed Ft. Sumter. The amount of time was perfect and we enjoyed a wonderful time of shelling adventures. If we ever come back to Charleston this will be one of the things we definitely sign up for again.
Review from Matthew R. on Trip Advisor, 9/4/15
Thanks to Captain Bret for an amazing day and experience. We enjoyed beach time, time on the water and dolphin watching. Anyone planning on chattering a boat while on vacation in Charleston should call Harborview Charters
Review from Kelly A. on Trip Advisor, 7/26/15
Great afternoon cruise around the islands, harbor and some of the creeks (Shem Creek one of the favorites). Numerous dolphin sightings. Capt. Bret is a very knowledgeable, competent skipper. Great personality and very accommodating.
Review from George S. on Trip Advisor, 10/16/15
Captain Brett was awesome! We saw Dolphins within the first 10 mins and then it got even better when we were surrounded by 20 plus dolphins- it was incredible! The tour included great sight of Fort Sumter, the battery, and a great view of the mansions on Sullivan's Island. Worth every penny and would go again.
Review from Katie B. on Trip Advisor, 7/28/15
Can't wait to do this again! Myself, husband, and parents went on the shelling trip. It was so much more than expected. Captain Bret was very knowledgeable about the area and we got a history lesson as well. We went early morning and got to see a pod of dolphins! Can't recommend enough!
Review from Emily E. on Trip Advisor, 9/13/15
Reserve your Private Party, Family Reunion, Corporate Event, or Special Occasion with us. Lets explore historic Charleston form a Harbor View!