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Afternoon Schooner Sightseeing Dolphin Cruise on Charleston Harbor

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Charleston, United States
Afternoon Schooner Sightseeing Dolphin Cruise on Charleston Harbor

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Get out on the waters of Charleston Harbor during this cruise aboard an 84-foot-tall (25-meter) classic tall ship. As the crew hoists the sails of the schooner, you'll glide past some of the city's historical sights and watch for dolphins in the water. Drinks are available for purchase on board. Select a departure time when booking.
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See historic Fort Sumter and the modern marvel of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
  • Bring your own snacks if you wish. Drinks are available for purchase on board
  • Family friendly
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1.5 hour - Schooner Sailing Cruise of Charleston Harbor
Sail past some of Charleston's top sites such as Fort Sumter and Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
See playful Bottle Nose Dolphins racing around the harbor
Experience panoramic views as you enjoy your sail aboard a classic 84-foot tall ship
Alcoholic Beverages (available for purchase)
Schooner Pride | Charleston Tours & Events , 360 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Schooner Pride at (Aquarium Wharf), 360 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401 There is a walk way between the Aquarium and the College of Charleston building.Guests should walk keeping the Aquarium on their right and they’ll see the masts of the Pride on the floating dock.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Welcome to bring your own snacks or picnic; however you can not bring your own beverages
  • Guests are welcome to go below deck or stay in the shade of the sails to keep out of the sun
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Schooner Pride is not wheelchair accessible. We will do our best to accommodate disabled persons, but there are 5 stairs then a gangplank to cross to board. The "head" is also below deck and you will need to negotiate stairs to use it.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Schooner Pride
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "Be sure to bring snacks (no beverages -they are available for purchase on board) or even a picnic meal." See review

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Exciting, Yet Relaxing !!!!
, Jul 2022
First time actually being on a sail boat and seeing the sails go up was amazing. Saw a few dolphins and a sea turtle. This was an exciting yet relaxing afternoon adventure.
, Jul 2022
The trip was relaxing and enjoyable. The staff was friendly, courteous and engaged with everyone on the schooner.
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Relaxing and fun putting...
, Jul 2022
Relaxing and fun putting up the sail and steering the ship. Great experience for first time on a sail boat!
, Jul 2022
Great tour! Great guides! We had so much fun on the sunset tour. The dolphins, the scenery and sunset were all amazing! The crew made it even better!
, Jul 2022
A pod of at least a dozen dolphins greeted us even before the sails were up. The ride was blissfully quiet. Friendly and attentive crew and knowledgeable captain. We’ll be back. We bright a picnic but drinks are available on board.
Charleston afternoon dolphin cruise
, Dec 2020
Excellent staff, relaxing boat ride. Was able to see some dolphins and other boats in the harbor. Will come book again!
Best Afternoon EVER
, Nov 2020
It was an extremely relaxing and enjoyable day! The crew was knowledgeable and helpful. The wind was good and we had an amazing time!
Breezy dolphin cruise
, Oct 2020
We had a dreamy afternoon cruise through the harbor. The sails made it such a cool authentic experience. Crew was very welcoming and great.
Schooner Cruise
, Oct 2020
Very Relaxing! Music, dolphins, great weather. Guides answered questions but without overwhelming information.
Beautiful October Excursion
, Oct 2020
Great experience. Crew was super smart, knowledgeable, as engaging as you wanted them to be. Beautiful day to sail, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Saw a few dolphin fins pop up too.
Relaxation on the water
, Oct 2020
This was very relaxing and enjoyable. We sailed in brilliant sunshine on a breezy afternoon. It’s one of the highlights of my trip to Charleston, SC!
Schooner Fun
, Oct 2020
Relaxing and fun. Weather was idyll. The crew answered questions and were knowledgeable and entertaining.
Worst Tour Company!!
, Oct 2020
I sent a message thru the web message service on Viator’s website a day before the cruise asking for directions on how to get to the boat, no reply. I didn’t find the boat until it was leaving the dock, I asked for a refund but was denied saying every one else made the cruise even though they wouldn’t respond to their own message service for simple instructions I’m out the cost of the cruise.
Lovely afternoon - A Family-friendly Outing
, Oct 2020
Fantastic trip on the water. Captain Chris and the crew of Schooner Pride were attentive and helped us make the most of a beautiful afternoon. Be sure to bring snacks (no beverages -they are available for purchase on board) or even a picnic meal. With luck you'll see dolphins with the crew and other passengers helping to point out best views. We had a great time and will definitely bring our families to do it again on our next trip to Charleston!!
It was okay! Nothing Special
, Sep 2020
It was a nice getaway however it’s not worth the money. The crew was nice just no historical information about the surrounding areas. They said we could ask questions but no one wants to do that. I paid $50 per person to be relax and to be entertained. We saw a few dolphins but definitely not worth the money. There are better ones. Take those
Having our puppy on board!
, Sep 2020
Great crew. Not a lot of dolphins but good history. Loved being able to relax with friends and have a few drinks.
Perfect afternoon event
, Sep 2020
Great cruise and definitely worth it. The crew was nice and we had the perfect afternoon for sailing and finding dolphins. Definitely recommend!
Anniversary ride
, Sep 2020
Nice, relaxing, Captian and crew were wonderful! We were celebrating our 39th anniversary and couldn't have been any better way to do so!
Nice time
, Sep 2020
Smooth ride ..saw lots dolphins..captain sarah did great job..her crewmates were very nice and seemed to be very knowledgeable..would recommend
, Aug 2020
It was fun and a friendly crew but it would have been nice to have been told what the sites were that we passed

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