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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
  • 240 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 240 reviews.

Kambria
June 2021
Mark and Adam were wonderful hosts. They were knowledgeable about the area, had fun stories to share, and made the whole group comfortable. Highly recommend!
Jeremy
June 2021
Great time with Mark and Caroline! It was the perfect mix of adventure, relaxation, and beauty. Caroline took some wonderful photos and Mark shared some great stories and history. Highly recommend!
Debbie
June 2021
Our time with Mark was magical. We went out hoping for a fun experience to celebrate our anniversary and we got so much more that. From the lively storytelling to the photo op worth moments, we can’t help but recommend this experience to all our friends and new friends.
Our time with Mark was magical. We went out hoping for a fun experience to celebrate our anniversary and we got so much more that. From the lively storytelling to the photo op wort…
Douglas
June 2021
So happy we were able to take part in this experience. Mark is a great guy and has a lot of interesting knowledge and perspective. He was very accommodating and professional - would highly recommend!
Nicole
June 2021
I wish there was a 4.5 stars. I loved the experience, I thought it was awesome and WOW! Charleston from the water is beautiful. The ONLY THING I’D change is that I genuinely felt 6 guests with 2 crew was too many people. Only because the crew (who is awesome), has to do a lot of moving around and it was hard to do so with such a full seating area. When we moved to the front of the boat, if wasn’t nearly as bad! The hosts/crew are pretty cool! Lots of stores to tell.
I wish there was a 4.5 stars. I loved the experience, I thought it was awesome and WOW! Charleston from the water is beautiful. The ONLY THING I’D change is that I genuinely felt…
Desiree
June 2021
We had a wonderful time. It was a relaxing trip with Mark and Caroline at the helm. It felt like sailing with some good friends; even got to see some dolphins. 🐬

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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,