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Sail Charleston Harbor

Mount Pleasant, United States

Experience hosted by Mark

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes transportation

What you'll do

The most popular time to sail is sunset which provides the perfect atmosphere to get away from the daily grind. Up to at total of six guests can kick back, relax and soak up the last remaining rays of sun or be as active in the sailing of Alliance as they wish. Depending on tides, currents and wind our three-hour harbor tour will take you down the Intercostal waterway off Sullivan’s Island, out to Fort Sumter, the Charleston Battery and waterfront, up to the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Yorktown and Patriots Point. We will circle the entire harbor while you relax on the bow, amidships or cockpit and breath it all in. It is a rare occasion when we do not see a dolphin riding our bow wake or playing in the harbor waters around Alliance. If interested in learning the finer points of sailing, put yourself to work and find out what it is like to helm a boat and trim the sails. Instruction can be freely given and you can do as little or as much as you like. Regardless of your interest level, Alliance Sailing Charter exists for your enjoyment and we will do our utmost to make your sail a memorable one.
Other things to note
It is a good idea to think of a sailing charter as you would day at the beach. A towel, camera, sunscreen and hat, etc. are all important items. Passengers should wear soft-soled tennis shoes only.
The most popular time to sail is sunset which provides the perfect atmosphere to get away from the daily grind. Up to at total of six guests can kick back, relax and soak up the last remaining rays of sun or be as active in the sailing of Alliance as they wish. Depending on tides, currents and wind our three-hour harbor tour will take you down the Intercostal waterway off Sullivan’s Island, out to Fort Sumter, the Charleston Battery and waterfron…

What's included

  • Transportation
    Sailing

Meet your host, Mark

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 249 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Over the past ten years Captain Mark Stetler has sailed Charleston, the East Coast from Maine to Florida, as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico and Cuba. Mark’s licenses include 100 ton USCG Masters and he has served honorably in the United States Navy. Recent trips include the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, Key West for The Conch Republic Cup Regatta and a relationship building sail to Varadero and Havana, Cuba. You will have total confidence with the boat and your safety as Alliance meets or exceeds all safety requirements set by the United States Coast Guard.
Over the past ten years Captain Mark Stetler has sailed Charleston, the East Coast from Maine to Florida, as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico and Cuba. Mark’s licenses include 100 ton USCG Masters and he has served honorably in the United States Navy. Recent trips include the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, Key West for The Conch Republic Cup Regatta and a relationship building sail to Varadero and Havana, Cuba. You will have total confidence with the boat and your safety as Alliance meet…
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From $125
/ person

Where you'll be

Our three hour harbor sail will take you out to Fort Sumter, the Charleston Battery and waterfront, up to the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Yorktown and Patriots Point. We will circle the entire harbor while you relax on the bow, amidships or cockpit and breath it all in. It is a rare occasion when we do not see a dolphin riding our bow wake or playing in the harbor waters around Charleston.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 249 reviews.

Sydney
June 2021
AMAZING!!! Mark and Caroline were fantastic hosts and I could not recommend sailing with them enough. It was a weird day in Charleston with now wind (the calm after to storm 🤷🏻‍♀️) yet they made sailing a blast. We sailed around the harbor, talked, and laughed a lot. They are both very personable and knowledgeable!
AMAZING!!! Mark and Caroline were fantastic hosts and I could not recommend sailing with them enough. It was a weird day in Charleston with now wind (the calm after to storm 🤷🏻‍♀…
Lakin
June 2021
Mark and Caroline are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! They were so warming and genuine for the three hours. They tell the best stories and are great conversationalists! 1000/10 would recommend!!!
Zachary
June 2021
An awesome experience! Mark and his wife made the whole experience entertaining and fun with great energy. They really care about everyone making the most out of the adventure. I highly recommend this for Charleston locals. Sailing the harbor is so different from a powered boat.
An awesome experience! Mark and his wife made the whole experience entertaining and fun with great energy. They really care about everyone making the most out of the adventure. I h…
Sarah
June 2021
Fantastic sailing experience! The hosts are easygoing and share interesting stories about Charleston. Whether you are visiting Charleston or are a local, this is an excellent way to enjoy being out on the water.
Jessica
June 2021
We absolutely loved this experience! We came to Charleston for our anniversary and this sail was definitely one of the highlights of our whole trip. The weather was perfect, the sunset was stunning, and the stories and facts about Charleston were interesting and entertaining. The hosts were incredibly kind and made us feel welcome aboard their beautiful boat. Highly recommend!
We absolutely loved this experience! We came to Charleston for our anniversary and this sail was definitely one of the highlights of our whole trip. The weather was perfect, the su…
Dan
June 2021
This was a highlight of our trip. Mark and his wife were amazing. Very knowledgeable of Charleston and the bay. Mark is an extremely talented sailor/captain so we were in good hands. The boat was beautiful. We lucked out and had great weather. Incredible 3 hours, beautiful sunset. Would recommend
This was a highlight of our trip. Mark and his wife were amazing. Very knowledgeable of Charleston and the bay. Mark is an extremely talented sailor/captain so we were in good hand…

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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

    You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

    What to bring

    Our guests have access to a variety of onboard soft drinks and bottled water. Alcoholic beverages are welcome but will be the responsibility of the guest. You should also bring any food you wish to eat. Bring a cooler, a bottle of wine, hors d’ oeuvres,