Private Charters

Soak up the sun while exploring Historic Charleston the way the locals do... from the water!

You may choose one of our Dolphin Watching, Harbor Tours, Sunset Cruises, or Shelling Expedition options in an exclusive and private setting. Or maybe you want to cruise and relax, go fishing, girls day out, or spend the day at the beach with the kids swimming and looking for buried treasure? We specialize in accommodating couples or small groups of friends to families, large groups and even corporate outings. We can customize any boat charter to fit your needs.

Once you find your perfect trip below, please call (843) 324-3183 for details, and to schedule, as we do not have a online booking option for Private Charters. Call us, as we know that you will thoroughly enjoy exploring the waterways of Charleston, SC, on your own private tour boat!


Click the name of the tour that you are interested in below for details:

Booze Cruise

This is our most popular day cruise on Charleston’s #1 Party Boat!

Much like our Dolphin Watching and Harbor Tour “without all the boring history” this two hour day cruise passes all that the Charleston Harbor has to offer. However, this day cruise is geared more to the partygoer, or those wanting to relax and converse with their group with more of a happy hour atmosphere. Bluetooth into our stereo system with your favorite tunes and cut loose! You and your guests are more than welcome to BYOB and eats, and the captain will provide coolers for you to utilize. Add an hour or 2 for a beach stop for some sand, swimming, and sun!

Dolphin Watch & Harbor Tour

Join us on our most popular tour!!

Travel back in time while you enjoy a narrated and astonishing harbor cruise past Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, Battery Estates, the Fighting Lady, Fort Moultrie, old pirate hang outs, and other historical points of interests that built the Holy City. Be amazed by the stunning sites and sounds of our beautiful waters and its wildlife while we seek out the graceful and adventurous Atlantic Bottle Nose Dolphin. The captain has utilized his experience growing up on the Charleston harbor to find you the best personal dolphin experience possible. As shown by our reviews we regularly track our Bottle Nose Dolphin and facilitate intimate encounters with our beautiful dolphin pods in their natural environment. These exceptional mammals will steal your heart with their playful spirit.

Looking for just the Dolphin Watching Excursion or just a Harbor Cruise? Well great, let us know and we will make it happen!

Shelling Expedition

Hop Aboard, as we journey past Fort Johnson, Fort Sumter and possible dolphin pods to Charleston’s most scenic and picturesque gem, Morris Island!

Stroll the shores (for approx.2 hours) while hunting for a variety of shark teeth, artifacts, shells and sea treasures on beautiful untouched, unspoiled, and undeveloped Morris Island. Learn about its historical significance and how it ties into our civil war forts and surrounding areas. Be amazed by the ecology, coastal habitats, sand dollars, horseshoe crabs, birds of prey, and tide line critters of this Barrier Island. You never know what you might find, from sea glass, whelks, pottery, to cannon balls, and more!

Sunset Cruise

Join us, Relax, and observe our breathtaking Lowcountry sunset from a harbor view!

Sit back and enjoy as we cruise past Battery Estates, Charleston Water Front Park, Castle Pinckney, and under the beautiful spans of the Cooper River Bridge. Be amazed by the Charleston Harbors playful Bottle Nose Dolphin, dive-bombing Brown Pelicans, and mysterious Sea Turtles as we play summer time tunes in the background. BYOB and sip on some wine or champagne with your love as the sinking sun paints the city's skyline with spectacular colors, on this memorable boat cruise!

Nature Excursion

Explore the Lowcountry marshlands, estuaries, tidal creeks and marine wildlife on this majestic eco tour.

We will test our luck throwing the cast net for schooling fish, shrimp, and other underwater critters. As well as haul crab pots for the delicious yet vicious snapping clawed monsters the Blue Crab and the Stone Crab. Learn the importance of our Spartina Grass, Pluff Mud, and Oyster Beds and their role in our Coastal Nurseries. You will be mesmerized by the stunning beauty of the Great Blue Heron, Eastern Brown Pelicans, White Egrets and others water fowl, while learning the importance of conservation of our ecosystem, birds of prey, dolphins and oyster banks.

Inshore Fishing

Catch the big one!

Fish the Jetties, Tidal Creeks and the Charleston Harbor for sharks, sea bass, stingrays, red fish, sea trout and a whole lot more. A fishing outing is a great fun for a group of friends or families. *Our small boat only for up to 6 people. Duration 4 hours.

Beach Day Get Away

Are the beaches packed with people? Do you just want to get away and relax? Enjoy the beach the way the locals do!

Climb aboard and let Harborview Charters take you to a more majestic and secluded barrier island. We take care of all the amenities so you don’t have to... from iced down coolers to kids toys and umbrellas. Let us know what you need, and we will accommodate. Duration 4 hours.

Morris Island Lighthouse Tour

Depart from Folly Beach landing and motor down the river and creeks less traveled.

Cruise past Coffin Island and miles of marshlands to the locals' spot on the backside of Morris Island. Stand just feet from the picturesque Morris Island Lighthouse and be intrigued by its history and beauty on this unique tour. As a bonus we will encounter the creeks friendliest native "the Bottle Nose Dolphin", indulge in portions of or Nature Excursion, and do some shelling too! *Our small boat only for up to 6 people.

The Loop

The LOOP is a one of a kind and unique experience that only we offer!

This 5-6 hour boating excursion/adventure is a sightseer’s paradise. We start out in the historic Charleston Harbor then travel through the Low country waterways such as the Stono River, Folly River, and scenic creeks, looping around James Island. We pass sites such as Johns Island, Elliotts Cut, Kiawah Island, Folly Island, and Morris Island Lighthouse where we will encounter plenty of wildlife, birds of prey, and dolphin pods. Our knowledgeable captain will inform you with the areas history and ecosystems as well. You will also get the chance to stop off at many of these islands as well as local sand bars to get a little beach time and scavenge for shoreline treasures and seashells. This is the way the locals do it! This experience lasts 5-6 hours, so please make reservations far enough in advance so that we can accommodate your request/adventure. *Our small boat only for up to 6 people. Duration 5-6 hours.

Custom Charters

Looking for something different? We specialize in…

  • Shuttling
  • Family Reunions
  • Group/Corporate Outings
  • Bride and Groom Retreats
  • Navigation/Boat Handling Training
  • Romantic get Aways
  • Sightseeing/Photography
  • Safety Boat
  • Scattering of Ashes at Sea
  • Restaurant Hopping
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Beach Dining
Contact us for details and scheduling and we can customize any charter to make your day on the water the most pleasurable experience that you will cherish forever.

Contact us for details and scheduling and we can customize any charter to make your day on the water the most pleasurable experience that you will cherish forever.


Island Siren PRICING

Up to 12 people for 2 hours: $475
$175 each additional hour

 13-26 people for 2 hours: $600
$225 each additional hour           

Sunset Cruises on this vessel on Friday & Saturday nights during peak season is $850, regardless of group size.



Up to 6 people for 2 hours: $250
$100 each additional hour

Fishing Charters
On our 23 ft. Bay Boat only.
Duration: 4 Hours
1-2 people: $400
Each additional person: $75
(Max 6 anglers)




We are located Ripley Light Marina (next to California Dreaming Restaurant) 56 Ashley Point Dr. Charleston SC, 29407  

Various departure locations can be arranged to accommodate customer’s needs. Request may result in additional charge to take in account for transit time, extra fuel costs, and marina pickup fees.