Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

 We are located at the Harbor Walk, 360 Concord Street Charleston SC, 29401, the tan building just left of the South Carolina Aquarium. You may also gps 100 Aquarium warf, Charleston SC, 29401. The tan building that we are located behind "on the water/dock" is in between the aquarium and the port terminal "shipping port" at the corner of Concord street and Charlotte street. We are NOT located at the Maritime Center that is one block down from the above addresses. There is a parking garage across the street as well as plenty of street parking. Please proceed to our boat that is on the inside of the dock directly behind this building. There is a tour ticket window on the back side of this building "at the Harbor Walk", this is NOT our ticket booth as we don't have one. Please do not ask for directions from our competitors ticket booth. Our boat is located directly behind you "on the water/dock" if you find yourself at this window.

It is highly suggested  guests show up 15 minutes till your departure time as per our tour policies. Please call in ample time prior to your departure time if unable to locate as we leave on your specified scheduled tour departure time. 

Where do we park?

There is street parking around the area or you may use the parking garage across the street.

Is there a restroom?

No, sorry not on the boat, but there are restroom facilities around the area.

Is tipping required?

A 18%-20% tip is customary and appreciated if you enjoyed your trip, captain, and crew.

Are reservations required?

Yes, reservations are required for all of our tours, charters, and excursions. It is highly suggested that you make reservations far enough in advance if you would like a certain date and time, as we may fill up fast on any given day during the busy season. Just got in town? No problem, just contact us for availability and we will do what we can to accommodate.

What time is the shelling expedition?

The Shelling Expedition is geared around Low Tide. We depart 1-3 hours before to maximize your experience in finding awesome shoreline treasures. This means times will vary (about an hour) from day to day. Lets say, the Low Tide is at noon on any given day, it will be at 1p.m. on the next day and so on. Please wear the appropriate water shoes or sandals.  

Do you provide alcohol? Can I bring my own?

NO, and YES, please do, all of our excursions are BYOB. You may bring whatever you would like to drink, but with that said, Harborview Charters and the Captain take no responsibility and are not liable for any injuries due to intoxication and or drunken stupidity.  The Captain will also terminate voyage and payment will be non-refundable. Scheduled tour guests please pack a SMALL cooler as space is limited. Must be 21 yrs. old to partake. ID required.

How far are you from Myrtle Beach?

We are 2-2.5 hours from Myrtle Beach. Please look at a map and plan your day accordingly. Cancellations will not be refunded due to lack geographical knowledge.

What do I need to bring?

In many cases you need not bring anything except a good attitude. Water is provided on our charters/tours but you may want to bring a camera, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, snacks/lunch, drinks, towel, or something long sleeved in case of too much sun, chills, or wetness. For private charters only, we can provide a catered lunch at request for an additional charge. Please contact us for any questions on items.

Do you have life jackets for children?

Yes. We have life jackets for infants up to XXXL. On our smaller boat 6 yrs. old and under are required to wear life jackets. If your child has a favorite one, then please bring it along.

Do you guarantee dolphin?

We view WILD dolphin in their natural habitat, and although we have a high success rate we cannot guarantee certain wildlife, marine life, or nature sightings as this is out of our control.

Does my child count as a person/passenger?

The US Coast Guard rates/restricts our boats to a specific passenger occupancy and does not recognize “a lap child”. All persons and seats must be accounted for. Please add little ones as part of your group when booking.


Please read our Cancellation, Weather, and Arrival Policies thoroughly.