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Charleston sunset boat cruise

Charleston, United States

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Experience hosted by Chad

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The most popular boat tour in Charleston!!
Our 2 hour Sunset tour starts at the Brittlebank park where you will board our comfortable one of a kind Carolina skiff. After you’ve settled in, grabbed your favorite cold beverage or snack, we will begin our cruise down the Ashley River to the historic waterfront houses on the water in Charleston. Along the way we will enjoy the sights and the sounds of beautiful marsh birds, dolphin and other Lowcountry wildlife. Once we spot dolphin swimming we will stop the boat to watch and enjoy them in their natural habitat. After enjoying the beautiful Historic homes on the battery and taking photos we will continue on our leisurely cruise back to watch the sun set right in front of us where we will continue to spot dolphin and other beautiful shorebirds.

Our boat tours are the best way to cover a large area of the local waterways and search for dolphins, shorebirds, and other exciting wildlife. During the boat tour we regularly see Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, pelicans, ospreys, crabs and much more.
Other things to note
The weather in Charleston May change throughout the day. We may recommend a different time when booking to allow for the best weather conditions to enjoying the scenic views and wildlife when cruising.
The most popular boat tour in Charleston!!
Our 2 hour Sunset tour starts at the Brittlebank park where you will board our comfortable one of a kind Carolina skiff. After you’ve settled in, grabbed your favorite cold beverage or snack, we will begin our cruise down the Ashley River to the historic waterfront houses on the water in Charleston. Along the way we will enjoy the sights and the sounds of beautiful marsh birds, dolphin and other Low…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    We will provide bottled water as well as ice and cooler to keep all of your...
  • Equipment
    All safety equipment provided to ensure the safety of all passengers and cr...
From $48
/ person
Wed, Jan 20
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Thu, Jan 21
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Fri, Jan 22
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person

Meet your host, Chad

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 57 Reviews
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Hi, I’m Captain Chad. I’m a Charleston local who spent most of their childhood on the water. My love for the ocean drives my passion to learn, teach and share the unique beauty of the Lowcountry waterways as only a local can do. I graduated in the top 5 of my USCG training and excelled to be a Master Captain as well as a certified surfing instructor for 15+ years, stand up paddle board guide for 6 years, and avid fisherman since a very young age who loves to share the beauty of Charleston with locals and tourist alike. A lifetime of experience on the water has given me a keen eye for spotting dolphin, exploring the wildlife in the creeks and marshes, shelling and finding sharks teeth and other artifacts. I’d love to share with you where the locals eat, play and make memories.
Hi, I’m Captain Chad. I’m a Charleston local who spent most of their childhood on the water. My love for the ocean drives my passion to learn, teach and share the unique beauty of the Lowcountry waterways as only a local can do. I graduated in the top 5 of my USCG training and excelled to be a Master Captain as well as a certified surfing instructor for 15+ years, stand up paddle board guide for 6 years, and avid fisherman since a very young age who loves to share the beauty of Charleston with…
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Where you'll be

During our sunset boat cruise we will enjoy views of the beautiful historic homes overlooking the Charleston Harbor as well as the famous landmarks known as White Point Gardens and Charleston Battery where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. It is truly a unique experience to see these beautiful historic sights from the water.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 57 reviews.

Sadi
January 2021
It was a great time, Chad was very knowledgeable about the area and made sure that everyone was comfortable and happy. He even helped us with finding different things to do in charleston while we are visiting. Highly recommend!
Marsha
December 2020
The sunset boat cruise with Chad was like spending the afternoon with a good friend. He was very personable, knowledgeable of the area that he grew up in, on and around the water. Being a Charleston native he was able to give us tips on the best restaurants and best attractions, beaches etc to visit. When we come back to the srea area to visit we will definitely be booking another tour with Chad at Holy City Boat Tours of Charleston.
The sunset boat cruise with Chad was like spending the afternoon with a good friend. He was very personable, knowledgeable of the area that he grew up in, on and around the water.…
Amy
December 2020
This was a last minute trip, and I'm so glad we booked! The boat looked brand new and was spotless. The scenery was beautiful and Chad was excellent at sharing stories of Charleston (both old and new). He is very laid back, down to earth, and friendly. He instantly made us feel welcome. We could tell how experienced he is on the water as this was one of the most calm, peaceful, and enjoyable boat rides we've ever taken. Would definitely recommend...you won't regret it!
This was a last minute trip, and I'm so glad we booked! The boat looked brand new and was spotless. The scenery was beautiful and Chad was excellent at sharing stories of Charlesto…
Cathie
December 2020
Chad provides a wonderful tour. He is very knowledgeable about the area. He ensures has guests are safe and comfortable! We had a great time!
Lisa
December 2020
Maybe:Chad was absolutely phenomenal! We had a wonderful trip. Excellent host, already planning our next adventure. We couldn’t have asked for a better time!
Michelle
December 2020
Sunset boat tour with Chad was fabulous , we had playful dolphins and a coastline tour of Historic Charleston. Chad was very informative with past and present local history. We had a Beautiful Evening with up close and personal view to Charleston waterfront.
Sunset boat tour with Chad was fabulous , we had playful dolphins and a coastline tour of Historic Charleston. Chad was very informative with past and present local history. We had…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

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